Saturday, 27 August 2016

2016 is heading for the best year ever and another holiday booked - whoop!!

Well last year was amazing. We went to Marrakesh, Crete and Gran Canaria. We went to London, Manchester and Nottingham.

We saw Taylor Swift, Paloma Faith and Take That. We went to see Dynamo and headed off to a Posh Pool Party.

I thought it would take some beating, but 2016 is really starting to shape up!! In Feb we headed off to Harry Potter World. In March I turned 40, and we got engaged!! (Still in shock). In May we headed off to Mexico. Then in June it was ACDC and an overnight stay in Manchester.

We went to see the Kaiser Chiefs in Delamere Forest in July, and then went off to Lanzarote.  We have a white water rafting experience to book - part of the birthday presents!! And now, we have another holiday booked for November - Gran Canaria!!  I am so excited!!

We also have tickets to the Bear Grylls tour in October. Happy days :)

Here are some reminders of last years adventures:

Battle of Will

I am struggling today. Since I woke up, I have been raging hungry. I realise this is because I have not eaten that much of late, but seriously, I have never been so damned hungry!!

I keep thinking "sod it" and deciding to just eat something nice. Then the thought of it being just over 11 weeks to my holiday prevails and I remain resolute.

I had a healthy cereal for breakfast, and then a healthy sandwich for lunch. Tonight I shall be having a healthy low cal tea. I just feel hungry and I just want to eat!!! Ideally chinese takeaway, pizza or chips or better still a big block of chocolate!!

Maybe one day, when I'm slim again. Just not today, I cannot do that today. Or any day for the next 3 weeks and 1 day!! I need motivation and will power.

It all comes down to a battle of will. I can do this. I can and I will :)

2 more for the wishlist

  • 4 man tent 
  • Apartment in Gran Canaria 
  • Apple TV 
  • Audi TT 
  • Backless dress 
  • Ballet pumps 
  • Barbour Jacket 
  • Barefoot Sandals 
  • Bathroom 
  • Beach bag 
  • Bedding 
  • Bicycle 
  • Bikini 
  • Black Ugg Boots 
  • Body butter 
  • Campervan 
  • Caravan 
  • Carpet 
  • Chaise longue 
  • Champagne 
  • Chanel No 5 EDP 
  • Chanel tote 
  • Chunky knit jumper 
  • Clarins Eau Dynamiste body lotion and body wash 
  • Clarins treatment 
  • Coco Mademoiselle EDP 
  • Colouring fine point pens 
  • Comedian tickets / show 
  • Converse 
  • Corset 
  • Cottage break 
  • Courvoissier 
  • Crystal glasses 
  • Cuddly Toy 
  • Curtains - made to measure
  • Designer Watch 
  • Digital photo frame 
  • Dining Table 
  • Dress 
  • Egg Chair 
  • Elemis Cellular Recovery Capsules 
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 
  • Elemis treatment 
  • Faux fur jacket 
  • Festival tickets 
  • Garden statues 
  • Gas BBQ 
  • Gates 
  • Gig tickets 
  • Great red lipstick 
  • Grieb and Benzinger watch 
  • Handbag 
  • hardbound notebook 
  • Hobbit house 
  • Holiday 
  • Hot Tub 
  • House extension 
  • Hunter Wellies 
  • Icandy pushchair (for step grandchild) 
  • Ice Watch - different colour 
  • J'adore EDP 
  • Jaguar 
  • Jeans 
  • Jodhpurs 
  • Land Rover 
  • Lawnmower 
  • Light fittings throughout 
  • Lingerie 
  • Luggage 
  • Lulu Guiness suitcase 
  • Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 
  • Manolo Blahniks 
  • Motorbike 
  • Motorhome 
  • New bedding 
  • New Kitchen 
  • Nutribullet 
  • NYC Trip 
  • Olloclip for iphone 
  • Pandora charms 
  • Patio Heater 
  • Pearl necklace 
  • Pedicure 
  • Picnic Basket 
  • Pinot Grigio 
  • PJ's 
  • Plastering work 
  • Pop up tent 
  • Posh shower wash 
  • pottery for painting 
  • pottery paints 
  • Range Cooker 
  • Range Rover 
  • Rattan furniture set 
  • Riding Boots 
  • Shoes 
  • Shower unit 
  • Slippers 
  • Solar lights 
  • Spa Break 
  • Spa facial 
  • Sport tops - Size M or 12/14 
  • Spray tan 
  • Stationery 
  • Stone bench 
  • Storm Lanterns 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Superdry fitted jumpers - hip length 
  • Swarovski Jewellery 
  • Tartan skirt 
  • Tefal Toast N Egg 
  • Treadmill 
  • Trip to Australia 
  • Tumble drier 
  • TV - curved
  • Veneers 
  • Vespa 
  • Vintage luxury chair 
  • Weekend away 
  • Wellies rack 
  • West end show 
  • Whiskey 
  • White suit jacket 
  • Wine Fridge 
  • Winter coat 
  • Yankee Candle 
  • Yo Sushi voucher/meal
  • Silver cutlery
  • Microwave
  • Cosmetic treatment
  • Expensive shampoo and conditioner
  • Wrought iron radiators
  • Diamond jewellery
  • Board games
  • Double Oven 
  • Roll top bath 
  • Electric shower 
  • Shower cubicle 
  • Sink drainer 
  • Kettle tap 
  • Slim Dishwasher 
  • Towel Radiator 
  • Underfloor heating 
  • Spa massage
  • Gold / Copper kitchen utensils
  • Copper saucepans
  • LED projector mobile
  • Water Feature
  • Table lamp
  • Floor lamp
  • Art - canvas
  • Gym bag and towel
  • Sink unit and drainer
  • Induction hob
  • New toilet and sink
  • Bathroom tiles
  • Kitchen tiles
  • Kitchen units
  • American fridge freezer
  • Flip flops
  • Wine rack
  • Craft Stuff
  • Dinner Set
  • Funky Socks
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding Dress
  • Mitsubishi Barbarian
  • Nissan Navara
  • Wine subscription
  • 3D printer
  • Silk shirts
  • Tunic dress
  • Fire Stick
  • Bali Beach Beds

A Look Back at My Week with Pink

So My Week with Pink is over. I have chosen seven tracks, listened to them and watched the video, then reviewed them here. My conclusion is that Pink is up there with the greatest of them. She has been around much longer than I realised, and has continued to make great tracks, and not deviate from who she is.

Pink has a surprising range - deep and dark, to upbeat and cheery, but always with her own particular style. Occasionally straying a little into other's territory - namely the likes of Kelly Clarkson, but always with something a little different. For the most part she is unique, and when she isn't, its because imitation is the greatest of the flattery. Others copy her.

Her songs are always emotional, always powerful, and tend to take you on a journey. So now to the tricky part - putting the seven choices of my week with Pink in ranking. So here goes:

In at Number 1 - Try
At Number 2 - So What 
Number 3 -Trouble
Number 4 -  Just Like a Pill
Number 5 - Blow Me
Number 6 - Who Knew
Number 7 - Raise Your Glass 

So to Pink I say goodbye for now, though one or two tracks as usual are staying on my playlist. This is what I love most about music - new or old, you can always find something you love to add to your life. A track you have forgotten or didn't hear the first time around, or one you just didn't rate then for reasons unknown! We all transition through life and things change, so do we. Deep eh?

So who next then? Decisions decisions. Check out previous "My Week with" at My Music, where you will also find my single of the week choices. :)

Daily Positivity Post

Time for today's positivity post. First of all, there is the fact that it is a long weekend this weekend. So not only is it Saturday, but there is also Sunday and Monday with no work!! Hoorah!!

Its raining, which isn't great, but what it meant was that we decided to get the garage sorted. We would have never gotten around to it if it had been sunny. We have a loft in our garage, and although we haven't yet been here 2 years, its gotten piled up with junk.

Well, not anymore!! We have gone through everything - chucked out all those tins of paint with congealed gunk in the bottom, brushes that are rock hard, cardboard boxes, things with broken parts - proper clear out. It feels good now its done - another one off the list. Plus I found a few things for my mum and dad to have - a pink watering can, some solar lights and an obelisk - they will love them so ever better!

Its been a good day, and its not even over yet :)

Word of the Week - Obsequious


  • too eager to help or obey someone important
  • characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference;fawning: an obsequious bow.
  • servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants.
  • obedient; dutiful.

definitions from meriam webster and oxford dictionry 

What I'm Listening to this week

  • Twenty One Pilots - Heathens
  • Goldfrapp - A&E
  • Paramore - The Only Exception
  • David Guetta ft Sia - Titanium
  • John Legend - All of me
  • Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love for You
  • Human League - Don't You Want Me
  • Boston - More Than a Feeling
  • Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
  • Bastille - Good Grief