Saturday, 29 June 2013

No Books Allowed - June

Thanks to the wonderful Raimy for hosting this monthly feature. You can find her over at

A new job
At the very end of May (29th) I started my new job. Finishing university, losing my old job due to no transfer available and moving in with my fiancĂ© was a hell of a lot to do in one go without having the added pressure of finding work. I was so lucky to find something in only three weeks and for it to be a 10 minute walk away from home. 

I now work for a leisure company which has a gym, pool, kids play area and ten pin bowling and this is so different from what I used to do in a bookies. No longer do I have drunks, druggies and general mardy old men moaning at me. However, I do work in the kids bit/ bowling alley so there are generally quite a few screaming kids running around. This doesn't really bother me as much as I thought it would though and I can near enough block out the majority of the noise save for a few really loud shrieks every now and again.  

Although this job really has nothing to do with my degree, I have settled in really well. Everyone there is so friendly and I've really got on well with the whole team. Also, the woman who hired me, my manager is leaving and so I have decided to apply for her position. I have plenty of management experience and I know I can't work part time forever so this would be a great opportunity. At the time of writing this post, I got a call from my manager to schedule my interview for Wednesday! That came around quicker than I thought!

Wedding planning
A lot of you will know that I'm getting married at the end of September in Florida. This month, John and I finally decided on having an evening wedding reception the day that we get back (I will be exhausted, I know!). We got lucky in the fact that we were able to rent the function room where I work so we didn't really have to think about a venue. I am one of those people who lives for lists and pretty much cannot function without them. Now having a date and a place for the reception meant a lot of lists needed to be made. Guests, decorations, things to be, food plans... you get the idea. I have gone into planning overdrive with this mainly due to the fact that there won't be a lot of time on the day to do things. I am extremely thankful that Kirsty ( will be helping out to decorate the room for us!

This is the room we'll be hiring!
This has been my first No Books Allowed post but I'm looking forward to taking part every month from now on!


  1. I'm now feeling the pressure ... You may need to draw me and Hadders plans and make a list or two!

  2. Awesome post Lyndsey! I hope the interview went well and the planning is going ok! Thanks for taking part in NBA! (Sorry I'm late checking it out, been a bit out of the blogging loop!)