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Sunday, March 29th, 2009
10:05 pm - Life is amazing!!!
I find it so very hard to believe that my life has become as wonderful and (for want of a better word) 'normal' in recent days.

I have been with Martin for well over a year now, we have a beautiful bungalow which we call home and a son, Joshua, who is 2 months old and the most beautiful baby in the world.

I am a step-mother to Karla, who lives with us and Georgia, Keelam and Mason who live with their mother in the same town.

My relationship with my own family is as it should be these days and my friends are very dear to me and still a big part of my life.

I have not touched narcotics and I barely drink anymore. My life really has taken a turn for the better.

Who would have thought that I would settle for the norm and be happy to have done so?? : D

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
2:20 pm - Goodbye to the old....
It is time I let some things go. Time to lock some things away in the past where they belong. I have a diary I have kept for a long time and it has now been stored away, no longer shall I pick it up, have a read and depress the crap out of myself. The same goes with this journal. It is time to leave Laura the drug taker, irresponsible young woman behind and move on to Laura - a better, happier person who does not dwell on what has past.

So please add me as a friend:


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Saturday, November 17th, 2007
3:35 pm - Happy Weekend!
Wendy and Ben and myself have a been partying all last night. we then slept and now we chill.

I love doing nothing, such a great way to pass the weekend by.

Sometimes its just nice.

current mood: contemplative

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
11:21 pm
Blatently stolen... answer in my LJ comments and repost the blank questions in your journal.

01. Can you cook?
02. What was your dream growing up?
03. What talent do you wish you had?
04. If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05. Favorite vegetable?
06. What was the last book you read?
07. What zodiac sign are you ?
08. Any tattoos and/or piercings?
09. Worst habit?
10. If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11. What is your favorite sport?
12. Negative or optimistic attitude?
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
16. Do you have any pets?
17. What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18. What was your first impression of me?
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22. What color eyes do you have?
23. Ever been arrested?
24. Bottle or draft?
25. If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26. Would you date me?
27. Where's your favorite place to hang out?
28. Do you believe in ghosts?
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30. Do you swear a lot?
31. Biggest pet peeve?
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33. Do you believe in/appreciate romance?
34. If you could spend 12 hours with me and ask/do anything you like, what would it be?
35. Do you believe in God?
36. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same?

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
12:50 pm - What a great weekend!
It started on thursday.

Got drunk. lol

Friday night I was out with colleagues in London. Ended up wandering around kings cross at 3am after leaving some club called 'The Big Chill' I think. I cannot get used to this whole concept of leaving your drink inside unattended whilst going outside for a ciggarette. It is just so wrong. What if it gets stolen or worse still gets spiked????

Stupid british government.

Saturday I awoke bright and early to a beautiful hot day. Went to Clapham to a music festival. It was so good to see some old friends from Sutton. We all got wrecked and danced and drank and had a good time, then back to a house party at Sutton which went on until sunday afternoon.

Then I went to meet some friends from work at Notting Hill Carnival! What a great time we had, lots of parties, lots of people to meet and chat to.

I got home at 7.30 monday morning, then was out again at lunch time for the next day of notting hill carnival with Corrine. We walked for miles and miles and miles. It was another good day.

Today I know about it.

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2007
1:30 pm
Man Alive I am stressed @ work today.

Petty things going on all around that I just dont wanna be a part of.

Cant wait to see brad tomorrow!!! I miss him.

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Friday, July 20th, 2007
12:40 pm
Man Alive!

The storms here in london are terrible! I could not even smoke a ciggarette outside under the shelter cos the rain was still drenching me! Grrrrrr

Life has been up and down recently but things seem to be ok now *touches wood*.

I miss my laptop, I miss my friends. I am enjoying my job, gonna do some overtime next week to build the pennies up a little bit.

Got a nice weekend planned with Wendy this weekend, should be good fun indeed!

But before the weekend begins, I have a HUGE pile of work to get through before the end of today.

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
8:53 am

Well Hello Everyone!!!

It has been a while and for that I apologise, just been sooooo busy.

Me and Kieran are no longer together. It hurts a lot, and it has been hard but the relief from no longer hurting someone and being hurt by someone everyday is wonderful.

I would by lying if I said I am happy about the split or that I dont miss him, cos I do.

Been catching up with old friends, working hard and sorting out my move.

I move to Camden on Saturday, lovely house down a quiet london street VERY close to my office. Perfect. I am excited about being in london for the summer!

Must go, work is waiting. Hope everyone is well!! :D

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Monday, April 23rd, 2007
5:30 pm - Happy St. Georges Day!!
Today is the day for loving all things british!

I certainately do, most days of the year.

So go make yourself a chip butty and cup of tea or a pint of lager and a kebab and enjoy the british culture - afterall, the culture is all we have left.

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Friday, April 13th, 2007
8:02 am
Well, you could have knocked me down with a bloody feather!!

Last night at Hackney Empire was not was I was expecting at all. It was EVEN better!!!!

The music began rather mellow, nice and chilled to begin the evening. The theatre was beautiful, very intimate and an excellent choice for such an event.

The very talented artist who painted a brilliant canvas of 'An Evening With Pete Doherty' was rather impressive. (I wonder how much that will go for?)

Unfortunatley the crowd were rather incosiderate of the 'old man from the 60's' and talked through most of his performance - Pete even commented on this. I felt bad for him when people boo'd him as he was very talented and clearly Pete felt he desevered to play in his show.

But regardless of this, those who did appreciate him made themselves known with cheers and applause.

Pete was on top form. He even refused to 'Down It' when someone handed him a beer and cheers from the crowd tried to pursuade him to go mad. His performance was perfect. Great choice of songs, the occasional expected humour and really healthy and happy.


He announces he is to be joined on stage by Carl Barat.... as you can imagine everyone went crazy, clapping louder than before, standing, waiting..... then Mr D says "only joking" and everyone takes their seat with a light hearted chuckle at his humour.

A few moments later who enters onto the stage? But Mr Carl Barat himself!!! Yes! It was the moment that the majority of that crowd have been waiting for for a very long time. They hug, they play fantastic together as they always did, those who were lucky enough to be there last night really did witness something very special indeed. Music History was made right there, right then.

From our perspective it was as if they had never been apart. They sang well, played well, and shared a beer and the occasional embrace.

The atmosphere was indescribable. It is an experience I myself will never forget.

They left the stage and after coming back to take a bow there was an announcment that there would be a 15 minute interval.

To my dissapointment, when I returned after only ten minutes to have a fag and grab more drinks, the curtain was down and the audience were being asked to leave. I don't know what happened in that ten minutes but I could not even find dissapointment in my soul after the wonderful night I had already enjoyed.

Boy am I glad I didn't give in to those ebayers and those touts!!!

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Friday, March 16th, 2007
8:55 am - Stolen from Wiz.....
1. Can you cook?
2. What was your dream growing up?
3. What talent do you wish you had?
4. Favorite place?
5. Favorite vegetable?
6. What was the last book you read?
7. What zodiac sign are you?
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
9. Worst Habit?
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?
11. What is your favorite sport?
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
16. Do you have any pets?
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?
18. What time is it where you are now?
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?
22. What color eyes do you have?
23. Ever been arrested?
24. Bottle or Draft?
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?
28. Do you believe in ghosts?
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30. Do you swear a lot?
31. Biggest pet peeve?
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33. In one word, how would you describe me?
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
8:47 am
Work is going well. I am enjoying it loads.

Had a really good weekend. Drinks with peoples from work friday night.

I lost ALL my make up on the way home - it was in my make up bag in a carrier bag as I had been running late in the morning and I left it on the train in my drunken state. I cried so much, I will never afford to replace all that body shop stuff I had. Meeer.

Sunday we went out for lunch with Kierans dad and Dale and then for a walk in the woods which was nice.

I watched a good film at the weekend: Pay it Forward. 

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
5:05 pm
Well there is only half an hour to go until I leave this company.

Big boss went home earlier and did not even say goodbye.

My boss (reason for leaving) has not spoken a word to me all day.

Lynn has been damn right rude to me all day and is now not even talking to me.

Corrine, Ian & Tony kindly got me a card and a bodyshop voucher which I thought was really kind of them - I am touched.

In the past when people have left we have all congrgated for the afternoon, had a few drinks and laughs.
Not today. But I don't care, just gives me more confidence that I have done the right thing by leaving.

I may not be able to access internet from work, i've yet to check it out. So if you do email me, or comment on my journal and I don't respond right away please don't think I am rude - I will reply ASAP!!!

current mood: drained

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9:37 am - Gutted.......
I am so gutted. I was looking forward to attending 'An Evening With Pete Doherty' in April. Just Pete in a theatre entertaining us with Poems, Readings and Songs. I would have been in my element.

The tickets allegedly went on sale at 9am this morning.

So I log on to my pc, sit that waiting for 9am to come.

As soon as the site allowed me to submit my order I did and THEY HAD ALREADY SOLD OUT - needless to say I am well gutted.

Apparently you can get them actually at the theatre at 9am this morning, so I guess those people took priority over internet sales.

Man if I had known then I would have gone there to get them. I'm rather disappointed.

oh well, all things happen for a reason I guess......This had better be a bloody good reason!

PS: It is my last day at this job today - I start my new one tomorrow! :D

current mood: disappointed

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Friday, March 2nd, 2007
9:29 am
What a bloody night.

I danced, I chatted, I did far too many shots of sambuca, I drank far too many vodka and redbulls, I drank far too many southern comfort and cokes, I smoked too many fags, Was dancing with Corrine when she fell over and I was so pissed I didnt realise and just started dancing over her as she lay on the floor nursing her bump on her head!!!

I don't remember the walk back to the hotel. However I wish I didn't remember what happened when me and corrine got back to the hotel but I do...... I was stupid, really drunk and stupid! Yup, I spent god knows how much money on my mobile trying to get through to ITV play!!!!! Arghhhhhhh! 

Corrine had passed out so I thought i'd flick through the channels - they was all these phone-in competition things, so I thought I would have a go.

50+ tries later and I still have not got through, then a message is played informing me that they charge you EVERYTIME you ring whether you get through or not!!!

So in my drunked/stupid state I rang another 50+ times trying to desperately win enough money to pay the phone bill!!!!

Needless to say I did not get through and dread the end of March's phone bill.

Wonderful well needed fry up for breakfast this morning.

Could do without being at work today though.

current mood: groggy

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Thursday, March 1st, 2007
11:42 am

Dear Jitendra,


It is with genuine regret that I write this letter to you; my written notice of intention to leave KF Properties. My last working day will be Wednesday 7th March 2007.


With no intention to cause further conflict I feel it is important that you are aware of the reasons behind my decision. I know how important honesty is to you.


Regarding the incident that took place in the reception area between yourself and I on Thursday 15th February 2007, I found your behaviour towards me to be unprofessional, intimidating and completely unjustified.


I would to stress once again that I would never go behind your back or undermine and sabotage your intentions. I would never deliberately choose to upset or anger you and I am proud of my loyalty to you and to the company.


I was very insulted that you called me a liar and shouted at me in such a manner in front of other employees like you did. Most importantly, I lost the respect I had for you prior to this incident. Respect I was proud of.


You threatened my position and the fact that after nine months commitment to the company I have still not been given a permanent contract reminds me how unsecured my position with K F Properties currently stands.


Since the incident on the 15th I have found myself intimidated, in fear of your reaction should I actually make a mistake.


I must emphasise that it is not my intention to leave the company with bad feelings on either part; I have enjoyed working for the company and will miss my role and everyone that I work with very much.


I sincerely hope you understand my reasons for leaving. I need to feel secure, I have payments I am committed to and I need to feel my job is safe. Furthermore nobody should be expected to work in an environment where they find themselves worrying about being humiliated and insulted in front of their colleagues for something they simply did not do.


Kind Regards


Laura Leigh Hemmings

The Response I got was:


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Monday, February 26th, 2007
10:40 am - A creative Weekend!

Well Saturday me and Kieran went to 'Hobby Craft' and spent ages looking around all the great stuff.

We spent a little more than we could afford but it is towards Kierans Ebay shop he wants to open - selling home made greeting cards. We had a lot of fun making some for the rest of the weekend.

My ones were personal though for birthdays I've got coming up.... but I did contribute a few towards the shop!

I would post pics but I have already took my USB cable home from work.

Which leads me on to my next worry... work.

I am so nervous and aprehensive you would not believe. I am so scared that something might go wrong with my new job, references or something, and so scared of the reaction here when I hand in my notice. It is on my mind a lot and I will be glad when it is all over with.

Hayley left butlins yesterday - she is now in the process of job hunting and once she has landed a london job we aim to all move into a place within zone 1 or 2 and i can't wait!

current mood: scared

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
12:36 pm - The Right Thing?

It appears that I have done the right thing re: getting a new job.

Today my boss kindly asked me if I would show someone else how to do the marketing side of what I do "Incase I am off sick".

Hmmm. Me being off on the rare occasion that I am has never proved to cause any problems in the marketing department before!

As the end of my probation draws nearer, I sense that my insticts were correct and I can not wait to see their faces next Thursday when I hand in my resignation!


oh and by the way.... Do you think I am actually teaching my colleauges how to do it properly???

current mood: stressed

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
1:56 pm - How Groovy....
Ok So I am Super bored.

Cant wait to start new job when I will actually have things to do work-wise.

Check out this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=136

Quite interesting I thought!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
9:32 am - Great Weekend!
Well... what a great weekend! Friday night me and Kieran visited Dave, Tricia, Ben and the Kids.

We had a few drinkies, caught up, danced a little - it was fun!

Saturday morning we went to the Tuck-Inn with the kidlets! Yum yum yum, somtimes consider living back in kent SOLELY for the Tuck Inn!!!

Sunday me and Kieran had a walk around St. James' Park before making our way to Brixton Academy to see THE BABYSHAMBLES!!! It was sureal. To be right at the front, that close to Pete Doherty, Kate Moss and Wolfman was amazing!

To be honest I would have liked it if Pete interacted with the audiance a little more than he did, but the performance of the band was amazing!

I was in my element I really was!

Yesterday I had interview in Kentish Town. I want the job, harder work, less messing around time, more money by £3k a year! And it is in an area where I want to live in north west london.

The people were really friendly and nice and I could see me doing well there so I should find out today or tomorrow how i did so keep everything crossed for me!!

Here are the pics: Weekend Snaps...Collapse )

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