My lovelies… if you’re reading this, I can only apologise for the lengthy period of time that I haven’t written! There are many reasons.
Just like there are many reasons why I haven’t written in a while, there are many things that I want to tell you about in this blog.
First of all, I am no longer at Ted. I started to hate going there. Started to hate the train journey in the morning and in the evening. Started to hate the amount of money that was leaving my bank account each week because of lunch, train tickets and the fact that I had to be sporting some sort of Ted item for each shift I worked… so had to buy things atleast once every fortnight. So I am no longer a Teddy. However, as much as I hated it, I met my now boyfriend there and I could not be happier. I’ll touch more on this later in the post.
The reason why I am no longer at Ted is because, as well as hating it with a passion, I got posted a letter by a guy that I made a job application with whilst I was still working in Ernest Jones – my first ever job. I wasn’t successful at the time 4 years ago but he sent me a letter in the post about 2 months ago saying that I was the kind of person that he needed on board in the business now. I contacted him and, long story short, had a little meeting with a follow on 2 hour long interview and then eventually got the fantastic news that I was successful.
So.. I am now back in jewellery and I could not be happier. I feel as though I’ve come back home to something I really belong with and have made so many good memories with. So I can now pick up creating these good memories and carry on being a part of people’s lives for a while whilst they fall in love over the perfect ring, the perfect necklace or the perfect set of earrings.
Anyway, back to the juicy part. Whilst I was at Ted, I had a customer come in who is now my boyfriend. He walked in, I noticed him, I let him be to walk around and have a look at what we had and then eventually walked up to him (which I wasn’t even supposed to do because I was working on the fitting rooms and you’re not really meant to leave the fitting rooms unattended. Oops). I told him that if he needed anything then all he needed to do was give me a shout and I’d be over but whilst I was concentrating on saying that, I fell in love with the colour of his eyes. Was also very conscious of the fact that my nostrils were having a right good feast on what I now know is ‘Spice Bomb’, his aftershave. It was just day release for the butterflies in my stomach really. I eventually ended up serving him with my favourite men’s shoe – a blue suede pair, all the while still concentrating on not just giving him a cuddle. He left and as he walked out the door, looked back at me to see if I was still looking. Obviously I was. He was absolutely gorgeous.
A little while passed and I’ve noticed him in the store again, this time asking me for any polo shirts. He didn’t leave with a polo but one of the smart casual cotton shirts that we had and a pair of socks, to go with the shoes I assume. Whilst he was in that time he told me what he did for a living (fixed helicopters in the Army) and said that he was on a months leave. I told one of the girls that I had a feeling there’d be a third appearance. She was very persistent in telling me that I was just wishful thinking and I started to believe her after the hours went by. She went home a little while later.
I was working on the tills towards the end of my shift. I’ve looked up and he’s there. Gutted my colleague had gone home, I wanted to grab her and tell her I told her so! He was on the way to watching Spiderman after a wagamamas. I told him that I was glad he came back and that seeing him was making my day go quicker. He seemed over the moon with this and he asked me what time I finished, then when my next day off was and whether I’d like to go for a drink. Obviously I didn’t say no.
Since then, we enjoyed a lot of time together up until he had to go back to work which was also my first day at my new job. But other than missing him like mad now that he’s not at a handy distance for cuddles and kisses anymore other than at weekends, I am the happiest I have ever been in a very long time. He is literally the other half of me and we have booked our first holiday together to Austria with his family and all sorts. He is amazing and I am quite the very happy, very love-giddy, smitten kitten.
As far as the ted situation goes, I miss being amongst a gorgeous brand. I miss being amongst the few people that I got on with. I miss being amongst a very handy set of other good brands that I could look at on my lunch break… But it didn’t make sense for me to be there anymore. Paying £35 a week or £135 a month to go to a job that I was no longer fully happy at nor loving as much anymore? No thank you.
So yeah. That’s why I haven’t blogged in a while because I wanted to make the most of Dan (the man), I wanted to get settled into the new job, I wanted to actually find myself again to be honest! I am the happiest I have ever been now though and long will it last.
I love you, thank you for being patient.
All my love,