Love Actually Take 2

I have good memories of watching Love Actually the first time. I watched it in Wimbledon. I had a real feel good feeling, walking through London’s Christmas lights after watching a film about London at Christmas time. My only Christmas, living in London; exciting!

I do not watch many films, so it is rare I see one twice. I chose to watch Love Actually for a second time because of my memories of the first time and because on 24th Mar for Red Nose Day there is a ten minute sequelae.

Red Noses

 I was not blown away with it the second time but, it was pleasant to watch. As I watched it pre Gavin and Stacey, I had not realised both Joanna Paige who plays Stacey and Julia Davis who plays Gavin’s parent’s friend Dawn, are in Love Actually.


I did wonder why there was a new prime minister in November / December not May when elections usually take place. The attraction between Natalie and the prime minster David seems quite weak and it is not really convincing why he feels the need to go and visit her home. Also how in it’s post nine eleven setting was the boy allowed to run through all the airport security? Maybe it is best to watch films once in the cinema and just go with the flow?

Lent Contemplation Monday 13th March

Friday I had one glass of wine ūüć∑ = 10p

Saturday I was walking with rucksack. There was 2 carrier bags inside to keep things dry; not that it was raining but the carrier bags are always in there = 10p

Amount collected: £2.95

Monday thought:

“I felt like no-one believed in me. I had no confidence and low self esteem”


Lent Contemplation: Saturday 11th March and Sunday 12th March


Amount Collected: £2.75

Saturday 11th March

Keeping warm whilst sleeping rough is difficult – stuffing plastic bags inside clothes helps to keep warm.

I wonder what effecting large shops by law having to charge 5p  per carrier has had?

Collect 5p for every plastic bag use today.

Sunday 12th March

The most common reason for homelessness is relationship breakdown.






Number 28 of 35 before 35: Complete football jigography / Lent conteplation 08Mar Minfullness

I was inspired by author Nick Hornby  to suggest having a big  jigsaw in the kitchen at work. Nick Hornby has a jigsaw on the go at the side of his writing table then when he gets stuck, writing he puts few pieces in the jigsaw and that can give him the break he needs to help with the writing. I thought it may similarly help colleagues for example, when they are struggling with something frustrating they could go to the kitchen and put a few pieces in the jigsaw so they take their minds of their problems and get to feel they have achieved something when at their desk progress is slow. As people, do not necessarily have managers or team members in the office it is one way of making people feel that we are a team.

The jigsaws have really taken off in the office with people who may never have  talked to each other before working on the jigsaw together. I feel it is creating a buzz but that is because people know it was my idea so are talking to me about it.

One colleague this morning said they needed a break so was going to the kitchen to put a jigsaw piece in. Therefore I think, I have contributed to colleague’s minfullness.

I bought a jigsaw  aka a jigography with football grounds on. Colleagues  completed the first two 1000 piece jigsaws in 1 week. The third 1000 piece  jigsaw was started Monday 27th and finished today, it took longer than the rest as the blue half was very difficult.

I thought after that some light relief was needed. The football jigography was just 150 pieces and therefore completed in a hour of so. After a mindfull walk I finished lunch break with more mindfullness putting last pieces in.