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Slimming World - Week Two

The weight loss journey continues.

Tonight I have been  absolutely FLOORED.
I lost 5.5lbs! So altogether I have lost a stone and got my 1 stone award!
I also won slimmer of the week which means that I got a basket full of goodies donated by the other members.

So yes. A stone lost in 2 weeks. Very happy indeed.

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UK National Signing Choir Competition 2017

I'm currently furious.

We competed in the National Signing Choir Competition today and came LAST.

I wasn't expecting to win because we have some very new members and just haven't practiced as much as we did for Jersey.

BUT

We shouldn't have come LAST. Some of the choirs were not good at all. Lots were so damn boring. Ah well.

Have some photos of us before we were given the results.



The opening song featured two members from each competing choir. The choir leader, Christine, and me represented Handy Voices.


The team! Pete, Jen, Christine, Alex, Rand, Megan and me.

Pete, Jen, Megan and me.

I took a selfie. Everyone else looks very normal. I look crazy.

Fucking LAST. UGH.

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To Be Read List

Margaret Atwood - Oryx and Crake
Paolo Bacigalupi - Wind Up Girl
Richard Bachman - The Running Man
Joelle Charbonneau - The Testing
William Gibson - Neuromancer
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Sinclair Lewis - It Can't Happen Here
Jack London - The Iron Heel
Lois Lowry - The Giver
George R R Martin - Game of Thrones
Cormac McCarthy - The Road
Dennis McKiernan - Caverns of Socrates
Jodi Picoult - House Rules
Kevin Powers - Yellow Birds
Terry Prachett - Only You Can Save Mankind
Hannu Rajaniemi - The Quantum Thief
Veronica Roth - Divergent
Daniel Suarez - Daemon
Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age
Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - ReadMe
Alice Walker - The Colour Purple
Tad Williams - Otherland
Scott Westerfield - Uglies
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2017 Scrapbook


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NOTABLE POSTS AND EVENTS
Sophie's 30th 'S' Birthday Party

Holiday to Scotland: One | Two | Three | Four | Five
Our godson Aaron is born
UK National Signing Choir Competition (Nottingham)

THE YEAR IN FILMS
[AT HOME]


[IN THE CINEMA]
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Get Out Power Rangers
Boss Baby Ghost In The Shell Going In Style
Sztuka Kochania. Historia Michaliny Wislockiej Free Fire
A Dog's Purpose
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THE YEAR IN TELEVISION
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THE YEAR IN READING
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1984 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1) Uglies (Uglies, #1) Pretties (Uglies, #2)
Specials (Uglies, #3) Extras (Uglies, #4) The Running Man
Fight Club How to Train Your Dragon Breakfast at Tiffany's The Bees
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) The Dispossessed


THE YEAR IN MY WORK
I worked the full school year for the supply teaching agency.
Key schools included:

Larkrise Primary School (Year 5)

THE YEAR IN CREDIT
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2016: A Scrapbook


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NOTABLE POSTS AND EVENTS
January round-up

Valentines and visiting Jess
A weekend in London: two worlds
Copenhagen
First night at Deaf Club
Comics and Cheltenham
Megan's 21st Birthday Party
Using Gousto for the first time
→ Mensa Test Result: IQ 133
Moving home
First performances with Handy Voices<
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Debbie's 30th and Vita Fest<
Grandad's 80th and The Story Museum
Jersey Eistedfodd


THE YEAR IN FILMS
[NEW RELEASES WATCHED AT HOME]
→ Spotlight

→ Joy
→ The Hateful Eight
→ Room
→ Steve Jobs
→ The Big Short
→ Boyhood
→ Carol
→ The Revenant
→ Norm of the North
→ Arrival
→ Loving
→ Hacksaw Ridge
→ The Birth of a Nation
→ Deepwater Horizon
→ Sully
→ Hell or High Water
→ Captain Fantastic
→ The Lobster
→ Nocturnal Animals

[IN THE CINEMA]
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Official poster shows The X-Men Team with Professor X sitting in his wheelchair, surrounded by friend and foe mutants, with the film&apos;s titular enemy Apocalypse behind them with a big close-up over his head and face, with nuclear missiles flying into the air, and the film&apos;s title, credits, billing, and release date below them and the film&apos;s slogan &quot;Only The Strong Will Survive&quot; above. Finding Dory.jpg The BFG poster.jpg The Secret Life of Pets poster.jpg
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THE YEAR IN TELEVISION
→ The Big Bang Theory

The Crown
How To Get Away With Murder
Once Upon A Time
Breaking Bad
→ Orange is the New Black

THE YEAR IN READING
→ Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

THE YEAR IN MY WORK

I worked the full school year for the supply teaching agency.
Key schools included:
SS Philip and James Primary School (Foundation)

New Marston Primary School (Year 3)
Larkrise Primary School (Year 5)

Summer work: Super Camps

THE YEAR IN CREDIT
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Just a quick entry because I'm on the LJ app in Jersey. Yesterday was the sign singing competition and WE ROCKED!!!

Megan and I scored 88 and won a gold certificate, coming second. (Honestly though, the people who came first were not as good as us and a few other people were robbed too.) But 2nd! And gold! I'm so proud of us. Especially Megan who translated lots and so grateful to Christine for all her help choreographing it and tweaking the translation.

I can't wait to show the children in my class our certificate. They are going to be very happy :D
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We're moving!

But not far. Seriously. Our new place will be less than a 10 minute walk from our current flat, which is awesome as we won't need to move doctor's and it is right by the school Megan works at.
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EXCITED!

We get the keys 30th July and officially move out of our current flat on 20th August. So plenty of time to move all the stuff and have our check-out inspection.