Sunday, 30 July 2017

My new Retro Single of the Week - The Killers - Mr Brightside

This week I have chosen the fantastic 'Mr Brightside' from the Killers as my retro single of the week.

'Mr Brightside' was the debut single from The Killers. It was the first single from their debut album 'Hot Fuss' which was released in 2004.

The album smashed to the top of the UK album charts, and this single peaked at number 10 in the UK singles chart.

This is such a brilliant song. I haven't heard it for some time now, but its one of those songs that still sounds distinct, recognisable and fresh. Its a song that also won lots of acclaim and recognition - its won awards for the best song of the decade, best track and been recognised by XFM, NME, various radio and TV to name but a few. Yes, its that good.

'Mr Brightside' is a rock song. It kicks straight in with that distinctive piano/keyboard tinkling that continues through it. The guitars kick in, then the drums and builds as Flowers vocals come in with the fabulous lyrics "coming out of my cage, and I've been doing just fine".

The video, well one of 2 videos this being the official one, is all ladies made up like madams a la Moulin Rouge style. They dance whilst the men look on, including Brandon who is watching whilst singing. Clearly this song is about being unfaithful, as this plays out with none other than Eric Roberts starring as the other man, whilst the lady flirts about between him and Flowers.

Apparently the song is based around an unfaithful ex of Flowers. The lyrics continue "It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this". My particular favourite is the line "jealousy, turning saints into the sea, swimming through sick lullabies, choking on your alibis". Its just so clever, and he sings it with such force, such angst, it just sweeps you up.

This song truly put The Killers on the map. For a debut single, its just perfect, and I don't believe it could have been bettered. It still sounds absolutely amazing.

I suggest you go and take a listen to this, and play it loud as its just about as good as it gets this one. Let me know if you enjoyed it, and happy listening. :)

You can find more singles of the week, retro music and loads more over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)

Saturday, 29 July 2017

What a fabulous idea - Adult colouring books!!

This evening I have stumbled upon something I had never imagined. Adult colouring books!!

Here is the link for adult colouring books prize. This is what I found but the more I think about it, the more I love the idea!!

Who didn't love colouring in as a child? correct. Noone. Everyone loves colouring when they are young.

But just for a moment imagine rather than pouring a glass of wine (or maybe as well as) you whip out your adult colouring book!! I don't mean adult as in X-rated either. I'm not talking about pornographic or sexual here.

I'm talking felt-tip pens and lovely pictures!! Yay!! Now I just need some lego to play with and I will be happy :)

Things to do in July


  • Chill in the hot tub
  • Have a cool drink in the beer garden
  • Pack a picnic and get outside
  • Pick some flowers
  • Sing in the garden
  • Go to a forest music gig
  • Go to a drive in movie
  • Attend Latitude festival
  • Take your exercise outdoors
  • Enjoy an outdoors swimming pool
  • Get the BBQ out
  • Watch Wimbledon
  • Make some Pimms
  • Eat strawberries and cream
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Go to a flower show
  • Have a garden party
  • Celebrate American Independence Day
  • Sunbath - with SPF of course
  • Rock a straw hat
  • Get out the maxi dresses
  • Pop on a bikini
  • Get a pedicure - flip flop ready feet
  • Paint your nails in summer colours
  • Wear flowers in your hair
  • Make some pretty coloured ice cubes
  • Celebrate Bastille Day
  • Try a new wine
  • Water the plants
  • Have a water fight
  • Shave or wax those pins
  • Ditch the foundation
  • Download some summer tunes
  • Make a summer playlist
  • Make a daisy chain

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Places we want to go in 2017

  • York
  • Lake District
  • Liverpool
  • New York
  • Glasgow
  • Aberdeen
  • West End Show in London
  • Cornwall
  • Nottingham
  • Gran Canaria - already been - whoop!!
  • Eden Project
  • Scotland
  • Blackpool Illuminations
  • Spa break
  • White water rafting - purchased
  • Barcelona - already been - yay! 
  • Fuerteventura - booked! 

A week to go - today's exercise despite being sooo tired !


  • 50 push ups
  • 30 dog leg raises
  • 30 donkey rear kicks
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 1 mile brisk walk on treadmill
  • 60 chest press weights
  • 40 bench press with bar
  • 20 front kicks
  • 50 squats
  • 25 inner thigh raise
  • 25 outer thigh raise
  • 15 kettle bell swings
  • 50 knee lifts
  • 50 punches with weights
  • 14 lunges per leg
  • 690 abs
  • 25 inner thigh pulse
  • 20 side reach with kettle bell
  • 46 spotty dog jumps
Not the biggest workout, but worked the parts that count! The thing is - I did it, and I did not want to = better than sitting on the sofa :) 

Learning Spanish - This week's learning

This week's learning:

  • thigh - muslo
  • donkey - burro
  • warm - calentar

and here is the rest:
  • drink - bebida
  • what - qué
  • lemon - limón
  • garlic - ajo
  • forty - cuarenta
  • tree - árbol
  • teeth - dientes
  • father - padre
  • suncream - crema solar
  • milk chocolate - chocolate con leche
  • crazy - loca
  • girl - niña
  • happy - contento
  • steak - filete
  • sunburn - bronceado
  • horse - cabello
  • cough - tos 
  • head - cabeza
  • Summer - el verano
  • February - febrero
  • Pillow - almohada
  • Nine - nueve
  • Eyes - ojos
  • June - junio
  • key - llaves
  • dunes - dunas
  • home - casa
  • Stomach - estómago
  • Jump - saltar
  • May - mayo
  • October - octubre
  • Thirsty - sediento
  • Leg - pierna
  • Breakfast - desayuno
  • Six - seis
  • Hungry - hambriento
  • Moon - luna
  • Rice - arroz
  • Vegetarian - vegetariano
  • I don't know - no lo sé
  • Butter - mantequilla
  • Seven - siete
  • July - julio
  • Tired - cansado
  • Speak - hablar
  • Mirror - espejo
  • Small - pequeña
  • Amazing - asombroso
  • Sunglasses - gafas de sol 
  • Toilet - inodoro
  • Excuse me - disculpe
  • Tasty - sabroso
  • Mountain - montaña
  • How far is - que tan lejos esta
  • Waves - olas
  • Sandwich - emparedado
  • Roof - techo
  • Blanket - cobija
  • Eight - ocho
  • Forgot - olvidó
  • Woman - mujer
  • Night - noche
  • Another - otro
  • September - septiembre
  • Hands - manos
  • Flight - vuelo
  • Laugh - risa
  • Sing - canta
  • Can I have the bill - Me puede traer la cuenta
  • Spoon - cuchara
  • Black - negro
  • Bread - pan de molde
  • April - abril
  • Five - cinco
  • Sand - arena
  • Hot - caliente
  • Ear - oreja
  • Dark - oscuro
  • Like - me gusta
  • Sick - enfermo
  • Spicy - picante
  • Kettle - tetera
  • Flowers - flores
  • Sunbathe - tomar el sol
  • Feet - pies
  • December - diciembre
  • Cake - pastel
  • Fireworks - fuegos articiales
  • Rain - lluvia
  • Dress - el vestido
  • Year - año
  • Door - puerta
  • My name is - me llamo
  • Cooking - cocina
  • Four - cuatro
  • August - agosto
  • Massage - el masaje
  • Back - espalda
  • Purple - púrpura
  • Fork - tenedor
  • Knife - cuchillo
  • Three - tres
  • Dog - perro
  • January - enero
  • Stars - estrellas
  • Dancing - bailando
  • Brown - marrón
  • Two - dos
  • Spring - primavera
  • Crisps - patatas fritas
  • Friday - viernes
  • The Menu -La carta 
  • Bed - cama
  • Strawberry - fresa
  • Windy - ventoso
  • Can I have? - puedo tener
  • Bottle - botella
  • Birthday - cumpleaños
  • Green - verde
  • Ten - diez
  • Thursday - jueves
  • March - marzo
  • Umbrella - paraguas
  • November - noviembre
  • Autumn - el otoño
  • One - uno
  • Soap - jabon
  • Wednesday - miércoles
  • Cold - frio
  • Boat - barco
  • Hotel Room - habitación de hotel
  • Newspaper - periódico
  • Man - hombre
  • Walk - caminar
  • Shop - tienda
  • Running - corriendo
  • Cat - gato
  • Swim - nadar
  • What time is it? - que hora es?
  • Big - grande
  • Cloud - nube
  • Pink - rosa
  • Silver - plata
  • Pepper - pimienta
  • Omelette - tortilla
  • Shower - ducha
  • Tuesday - martes
  • Ice - hielo
  • Beautiful - hermosa
  • Awake - despierto
  • Love - amor
  • Shoes - zapatos
  • Money - dinero
  • Hat - sombrero
  • Monday - lunes
  • Glass - vaso
  • Water - agua
  • Sleep - dormir
  • Chicken - pollo
  • Sun - sol
  • Ice-cream - helado
  • Seat - asiento
  • Gold - oro
  • Sunday - domingo
  • Hair - cabello
  • Book - el libro
  • Garden - el gardin
  • Bathroom - el baño
  • Nude - desnudo
  • Towel - toalla
  • Sea - mar
  • What's your name? - Como se llama?
  • Cheers - Salud
  • Wine - el vino
  • Good - bueno
  • Beer - cerveza
  • Cheese - queso
  • Suitcase - maleta
  • Blue - azul
  • White - blanco
  • Where is? - dónde está?
  • Market - el mercado
  • Swimming Pool - la piscina
  • Saturday - sábado
  • Winter - invierno
  • English - inglés
  • I want one - Quiero uno
  • How much does it cost? - Cuánto cuesta
  • Tomorrow - mañana
  • Good evening - Buenas Noches
  • You're welcome - de nada
  • I'm sorry - lo siento
  • Please - Por favor
  • Thankyou - Gracias
  • Beach - La playa
  • Hello - Hola
  • Good morning - Buenos días
  • Goodbye - Adios

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

More for my Wishlist :)

Here are my new items I am lusting for on my wishlist:
  • City Break
  • Loft conversion
  • Velux windows
  • Degree course
  • Suitcase
And here is the rest: 
  • 4 man tent 
  • Apartment in Gran Canaria 
  • Apple TV 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Gig tickets 
  • Great red lipstick 
  • Grieb and Benzinger watch 
  • Handbag 
  • hardbound notebook 
  • Hobbit house 
  • Holiday 
  • Hot Tub 
  • House extension 
  • Hunter Wellies 
  • 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 Kitchen 
  • Nutribullet 
  • NYC Trip 
  • Pandora charms 
  • Patio Heater 
  • Pearl necklace 
  • Pedicure 
  • Picnic Basket 
  • Pinot Grigio 
  • PJ's 
  • Plastering work 
  • Pop up tent 
  • Posh shower wash 
  • 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
  • Solar charger
  • Dog bed
  • Dog toys
  • Beach towels
  • Sewing machine
  • Good scissors
  • Cami set
  • Playsuit
  • Inflatable drinks holder
  • Bling jewelled bikini
  • Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Hair Mist
  • Coco Mademoiselle Velvet Body Oil
  • Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Body Cream
  • Coco Mademoiselle Foaming Shower Gel
  • Chanel Le Lift Eye Cream

PelvicToners

PelvicToners

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

New items for my Wishlist

Here are my new items for my wishlist:

  • Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Hair Mist
  • Coco Mademoiselle Velvet Body Oil
  • Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Body Cream
  • Coco Mademoiselle Foaming Shower Gel
  • Chanel Le Lift Eye Cream
And here's the rest : 

  • 4 man tent 
  • Apartment in Gran Canaria 
  • Apple TV 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Gig tickets 
  • Great red lipstick 
  • Grieb and Benzinger watch 
  • Handbag 
  • hardbound notebook 
  • Hobbit house 
  • Holiday 
  • Hot Tub 
  • House extension 
  • Hunter Wellies 
  • 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 Kitchen 
  • Nutribullet 
  • NYC Trip 
  • Pandora charms 
  • Patio Heater 
  • Pearl necklace 
  • Pedicure 
  • Picnic Basket 
  • Pinot Grigio 
  • PJ's 
  • Plastering work 
  • Pop up tent 
  • Posh shower wash 
  • 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
  • Solar charger
  • Dog bed
  • Dog toys
  • Beach towels
  • Sewing machine
  • Good scissors
  • Cami set
  • Playsuit
  • Inflatable drinks holder
  • Bling jewelled bikini
Pinterest Wishlist - click here 

Win a Fridge

Win a Fridge

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Work out like the world is watching - give it your all

I read a quote that said dance like noone is watching. Great advice that - just let it go, let your hair down, shake it out.

However, the same does not apply to the gym. My quote - work out like the world is watching - give it your all. What's the difference you may ask?

I shall tell you. Dancing is more energetic when you do not care what you look like, whether you have rhythm or whether you have two left feet.

The gym however, is where just going through the motions kidding yourself that a slow plod will work wonders is not going to get you results. Since having a PT, I now realise that you have to push yourself.

So my advice is this - work out like you have your PT standing over you, and you are showing the world what you are made of. Don't spend your precious hour gossiping with your mate - you can go for a coffee, shopping or drinks to do that.

I'm not saying that a brisk low impact walk is bad for you, but I am saying that you get out what you put in. You've done the hard bit getting to the gym in the first place, so workout like the world is watching once you are there!! Give it your all!! :)

The Perfect Picnic


  • wine - pinot grigio or prosecco
  • cheese
  • crisps
  • houmous
  • bhajis
  • cheese and onion sandwiches
  • potato salad
  • sausage rolls
  • pizza breads
  • dough balls
  • mozzarella sticks
  • cashew nuts
  • pasta salad
  • garlic, feta and olives
  • quiche
  • sour cream

Friday, 21 July 2017

I want rid of this tummy!!

I've got this image in my head now of how I am going to look when I reach goal. That's a good thing.

Its also frustrating me when I look at my tummy as I am totally impatient and I want it gone. I want rid of it sticking out when I'm losing weight and want to look and feel better.

I'm sure it will go in time, but its my biggest body concern at the moment. I can't stand it. Probably largely because I look at it, and I can see all those things I've eaten and drunk and it makes me feel guilty.

Once that's flattened out I will start to feel much more body confident. Bring on that day!!

Learning Spanish recap - Colours

Colours:
  • Pink - rosa
  • Silver - plata
  • Gold - oro
  • Blue - azul
  • White - blanco
  • Purple - púrpura
  • Brown - marrón
  • Green - verde

What I'm Listening to this Week


  • Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled & Rihanna
  • The Man - The Killers
  • Power - Little Mix
  • Slow Hands - Niall Horan
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Imagine Dragons - Thunder
  • Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
  • Sail - Awolnation
  • Bruno Mars - Locked out of Heaven
  • Chase and Status - End Credits

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

To spray tan or to not spray tan - that is the question....

Off on my holiday in a couple of weeks. I am naturally very fair indeed, and I do not tan, I burn a bit - not hugely, so all in all I come home pretty much the same shade I went, no matter the weather.

In the past, I have tried to tan - sunbeds were not for me, self tans - please - zebra stripes? Check. I have tried embracing my paleness to some success, but I have also tried spray tans. They seem to make me look healthy and more like I have a tan, but the problem is they fade.

So I've decided to look at the pros and cons for having one or not having one.

The advantages of having a spray tan:

  • a tan - obviously
  • healthy look
  • blend in with the tanned bods
  • limbs look slimmer
  • more flattering on my figure
  • feel more confident
The disadvantages:
  • streaks
  • fake tan lines
  • getting whiter as the week goes on
  • patchy when it fades
  • how to try and touch it up mid week
  • the cost
  • scrubbing it off my feet
  • not being able to shower after having it done
Hmm. Still undecided. What to do?


Learning Spanish - 3 new words

This week's learning:

  • drink - bebida
  • what - qué
  • lemon - limón
and here is the rest:
  • garlic - ajo
  • forty - cuarenta
  • tree - árbol
  • teeth - dientes
  • father - padre
  • suncream - crema solar
  • milk chocolate - chocolate con leche
  • crazy - loca
  • girl - niña
  • happy - contento
  • steak - filete
  • sunburn - bronceado
  • horse - cabello
  • cough - tos 
  • head - cabeza
  • Summer - el verano
  • February - febrero
  • Pillow - almohada
  • Nine - nueve
  • Eyes - ojos
  • June - junio
  • key - llaves
  • dunes - dunas
  • home - casa
  • Stomach - estómago
  • Jump - saltar
  • May - mayo
  • October - octubre
  • Thirsty - sediento
  • Leg - pierna
  • Breakfast - desayuno
  • Six - seis
  • Hungry - hambriento
  • Moon - luna
  • Rice - arroz
  • Vegetarian - vegetariano
  • I don't know - no lo sé
  • Butter - mantequilla
  • Seven - siete
  • July - julio
  • Tired - cansado
  • Speak - hablar
  • Mirror - espejo
  • Small - pequeña
  • Amazing - asombroso
  • Sunglasses - gafas de sol 
  • Toilet - inodoro
  • Excuse me - disculpe
  • Tasty - sabroso
  • Mountain - montaña
  • How far is - que tan lejos esta
  • Waves - olas
  • Sandwich - emparedado
  • Roof - techo
  • Blanket - cobija
  • Eight - ocho
  • Forgot - olvidó
  • Woman - mujer
  • Night - noche
  • Another - otro
  • September - septiembre
  • Hands - manos
  • Flight - vuelo
  • Laugh - risa
  • Sing - canta
  • Can I have the bill - Me puede traer la cuenta
  • Spoon - cuchara
  • Black - negro
  • Bread - pan de molde
  • April - abril
  • Five - cinco
  • Sand - arena
  • Hot - caliente
  • Ear - oreja
  • Dark - oscuro
  • Like - me gusta
  • Sick - enfermo
  • Spicy - picante
  • Kettle - tetera
  • Flowers - flores
  • Sunbathe - tomar el sol
  • Feet - pies
  • December - diciembre
  • Cake - pastel
  • Fireworks - fuegos articiales
  • Rain - lluvia
  • Dress - el vestido
  • Year - año
  • Door - puerta
  • My name is - me llamo
  • Cooking - cocina
  • Four - cuatro
  • August - agosto
  • Massage - el masaje
  • Back - espalda
  • Purple - púrpura
  • Fork - tenedor
  • Knife - cuchillo
  • Three - tres
  • Dog - perro
  • January - enero
  • Stars - estrellas
  • Dancing - bailando
  • Brown - marrón
  • Two - dos
  • Spring - primavera
  • Crisps - patatas fritas
  • Friday - viernes
  • The Menu -La carta 
  • Bed - cama
  • Strawberry - fresa
  • Windy - ventoso
  • Can I have? - puedo tener
  • Bottle - botella
  • Birthday - cumpleaños
  • Green - verde
  • Ten - diez
  • Thursday - jueves
  • March - marzo
  • Umbrella - paraguas
  • November - noviembre
  • Autumn - el otoño
  • One - uno
  • Soap - jabon
  • Wednesday - miércoles
  • Cold - frio
  • Boat - barco
  • Hotel Room - habitación de hotel
  • Newspaper - periódico
  • Man - hombre
  • Walk - caminar
  • Shop - tienda
  • Running - corriendo
  • Cat - gato
  • Swim - nadar
  • What time is it? - que hora es?
  • Big - grande
  • Cloud - nube
  • Pink - rosa
  • Silver - plata
  • Pepper - pimienta
  • Omelette - tortilla
  • Shower - ducha
  • Tuesday - martes
  • Ice - hielo
  • Beautiful - hermosa
  • Awake - despierto
  • Love - amor
  • Shoes - zapatos
  • Money - dinero
  • Hat - sombrero
  • Monday - lunes
  • Glass - vaso
  • Water - agua
  • Sleep - dormir
  • Chicken - pollo
  • Sun - sol
  • Ice-cream - helado
  • Seat - asiento
  • Gold - oro
  • Sunday - domingo
  • Hair - cabello
  • Book - el libro
  • Garden - el gardin
  • Bathroom - el baño
  • Nude - desnudo
  • Towel - toalla
  • Sea - mar
  • What's your name? - Como se llama?
  • Cheers - Salud
  • Wine - el vino
  • Good - bueno
  • Beer - cerveza
  • Cheese - queso
  • Suitcase - maleta
  • Blue - azul
  • White - blanco
  • Where is? - dónde está?
  • Market - el mercado
  • Swimming Pool - la piscina
  • Saturday - sábado
  • Winter - invierno
  • English - inglés
  • I want one - Quiero uno
  • How much does it cost? - Cuánto cuesta
  • Tomorrow - mañana
  • Good evening - Buenas Noches
  • You're welcome - de nada
  • I'm sorry - lo siento
  • Please - Por favor
  • Thankyou - Gracias
  • Beach - La playa
  • Hello - Hola
  • Good morning - Buenos días
  • Goodbye - Adios

My Wedding - My Wishlist

Wedding Wishlist:

  • The dress
  • The shoes
  • Jewellery
  • Luggage
  • The rings
  • Suits
  • Honeymoon
  • Spa treatments
  • The bikini body
  • Sparkly bling bikini
  • The nails

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

And now I've been invaded by ants!!!!!!!

Now its ants. Again. Slight bit of warm weather and here they are again - uninvited!

They put their first appearance in on Sunday and were blitzed with ant powder. I left it down yesterday, determined to be sure they had gone.

Tonight, I hoovered up the ant powder and the dead-ants, dead-ants, dead-ants dead-ants dead-ants, dead-ants, deadaaaaants. (think pink panther music - sorry!).

Literally, within seconds, the buggars were climbing out of the skirting again. Arghhh!!!!

Out of ant powder, I ploughed down to B&Q (other hardware stores are available) only to find that the shelves were virtually stripped bare of ant powder. Is there an ant epidemic sweeping Staffordshire lately? It would appear so.

Back to the house and they were rampaging everywhere. Ok, not exactly rampaging but they were crawling about up their corner in the hall. That's bad enough!!

More powder down and the hall once again looks like an explosion in a talc factory. Seriously, is this how I have to spend August?? It looks like crime scene investigations have been in dusting for fingerprints!! Not happy.

I also purchased an ant nest trap. Apparently it stops all ant activity in 3-6 days. I'm imagining swings and roundabouts, but I digress. The problem is that I don't want ants running around for 3-6 days, but neither do I want a hall full of powder.

What I want is for the ants to buggar off back where they came from, which I have a sneaking suspicion might be under the front step. That's fine - stay under the step, do not come into the house.

I need Gandalf - "You shall not pass!!"" I have nothing against ants per se, I just do not want them as house mates. This week has been a nightmare and its only Tuesday!! Nightmare. :(

Today's exercise session

  • Biceps and triceps. 
    • 4 sets of 20 reps tricep dips. 
    • 4 sets of 20 hammer bicep curls. 
    • 4 sets of 20 tricep raises. 
    • 4 sets of 10 bar bicep curls. 
  • 79 skips with rope. 
  • 20 squats. 
  • 650 abs. 
  • 50 sumos. 
  • 50 kettle swings. 
  • 50 push ups. 
  • 50 triceps. 
  • 30 dog legs. 
  • 30 donkeys. 
  • 25 burpees. 
  • 50 star jumps. 
  • 22 squat jumps. 
  • 50 punches. 
  • 3 mile treadmill –run/jog. 
  • 21 inner leg pulse. 
  • 50 box burpees. 
  • 50 mountain climber. 
  • Double box knee ups – 18 per leg. 
  • 50 butt kicks. 
  • 50 knee lifts. 
  • 19 side kettle reach. 
  • 25 box jumps. 
  • 19 front kicks per leg. 
  • 35 armpit fat raises. 
  • 18 side to side lunge.
  • 4 plank walks   
  • 25 outer leg raise. 
  • 25 inner leg raise.  
  • 30 spotty dogs. 
  • 10 lunges per leg. 
  • 10 rotating side planks. 
  • 34 lateral jumps. 
  • 8 jumping lunges

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Fairy Hunting


We live not to far away from a place called Trentham Gardens. We regularly go walking there as it is beautiful. Earlier this year, they scattered a few beautiful fairy sculptures around its grounds. So we went Fairy Hunting. 


It was a beautiful day, with perfect blue skies, so the fairies looked amazing, sparkling in the sun light and twinkling against the blue. 


There were fairies in the trees, fairies peering over fences. 


Then there were the dare devil fairies, dangling precariously from overheard suspension cables! 


Then there were the attention seekers - the "look at me" ones that were just plain posing. 


All of them absolutely beautiful. I was mesmerised by them. Despite being a grown up, there is something in these sculptures that made me believe in magic again. Its good to have a bit of magic in your life, and growing up is way overrated anyway. I recommend Fairy Hunting x

What I'm Watching This Week


  • Love Island. Totally addicted to the shenanigans - its really fascinating. Not to mention envying how they can look so good in a bikini - one day! Its so dramatic watching them argue and try to work things out. I don't like Amber - thoroughly fake. I like Gabby and Mars, but Chris and Olivia - nope. Not convinced. Camilla - I really thought Craig was the one for her and she binned him off. I do get confused by the language - for instance - what is a melt? Anyone? Fun in the sun - love it! 

  • Big Brother. I think this year's housemates are hilarious. Joe the grumpy buggar, Chanelle - loud and proud, Ellie - falls for any male within a mile radius, Isabelle - orange or what! Crikey. These lot can start an argument with their reflection but its fun watching if you can stand the shouting! 

  • Emmerdale. OMG - it was Pierce's mum stalking Rhona. She so has to go through with the court case - he needs to go down. Emma Barton meanwhile is terrorising poor Arthur - she's just such a baddy! Loving the ongoing love life disasters of Charity, but so glad Cain and Harriet are out as a couple. I think its brilliant !

  • A Place in the Sun. Still obsessed with this program. This week I've watched an episode where they wanted to buy in Gran Canaria which is where I want a place in the future. Jealous much? Its amazing whats out there though if you know where to look for a bargain! Love it.  

Monday, 17 July 2017

Sunday's exercise

  • Shoulders and back. 
    •  4 x around the world. 
    • 4 x 10 reps Arnold press. 
    • 4 x 10 reps 90 degree lateral raise. 
    • 4 x 10 reps dumbbell front lift. 
    • 4 x 10 reps military press. 
    • 4 x 10 reps per arm upright row.  
  • 77 skips with rope. 
  • 225 squats. 
  • 640 abs. 
  • 50 sumos. 
  • 50 kettle swings. 
  • 49 push ups. 
  • 49 triceps. 
  • 30 dog legs. 
  • 30 donkeys. 
  • 23 burpees. 
  • 49 star jumps. 
  • 20 squat jumps. 
  • 50 punches. 
  • 2.5 mile treadmill –run. 
  • 20 inner leg pulse. 
  • 50 box burpees. 
  • 50 mountain climber. 
  • Double box knee ups – 16 per leg. 
  • 50 butt kicks. 
  • 50 knee lifts. 
  • 17 side kettle reach.  
  • 25 box jumps. 
  • 17 front kicks per leg. 
  • 16 standing / kneeling lunge with weight. 
  • 34 armpit fat raises. 
  • 18 side to side lunge. 
  • 12 plank walks. 
  • 60 second plank. 
  • 35 second plank. 
  • 25 outer leg raise. 
  • 25 inner leg raise. 
  • 10 deadlifts. 
  • 28 spotty dogs. 
  • 8 lunges per leg. 
  • 10 rotating side planks. 
  • 30 lateral jumps.
  • 8 jumping lunges.

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Today's exercise - epic :)

  • Chest.  
    • Killer overhead raises – 4 sets of 20 reps. 
    • Bar bench press – 4 sets of 10 reps. 
    • Fly raise – 4 sets of 20 reps. 
  • 78 skips with rope. 
  • 230 squats. 
  • 645 abs. 
  • 50 sumos. 
  • 50 kettle swings. 
  • 50 push ups. 
  • 50 triceps. 
  • 30 dog legs. 
  • 30 donkeys. 
  • 24 burpees. 
  • 50 star jumps. 
  • 21 squat jumps. 
  • 50 punches. 
  • 2 mile treadmill –run/jog. 
  • 20 inner leg pulse. 
  • 50 box burpees. 
  • 50 mountain climber. 
  • Double box knee ups – 17 per leg. 
  • 50 butt kicks. 50 knee lifts. 
  • 18 side kettle reach. 
  • 25 box jumps. 
  • 18 front kicks per leg. 
  • 18 standing / kneeling lunge with weight. 
  • 35 armpit fat raises. 
  • 18 side to side lunge. 
  • 12 plank walks. 
  • 60 second plank. 
  • 40 second plank. 
  • 25 outer leg raise. 
  • 25 inner leg raise. 
  • 11 deadlifts. 
  • 30 spotty dogs. 
  • 8 lunges per leg. 
  • 10 rotating side planks. 
  • 32 lateral jumps. 
  • 8 jumping lunges.

Planning ahead - Goals for 2017 - review my progress

  • Reach goal weight
  • Get a tattoo - done!! 
  • Get a new car
  • Make my garden spectacular - statues, plants, design - back garden - done! 
  • Get a new shower and renovate downstairs bathroom
  • Keep myself maintained - nails, hair, eyebrows and massages - look my best
  • Go to the gym / exercise at least 3 times per week - on track :) 
  • Regular sauna's and relaxation
  • Get writing again - short stories
  • Go to amazing places - theatre, live music, cinema, comedians - been to see The Who and Rick Astley so far! 
  • Get outdoors - every weekend 
  • Find new places and explore
  • Walk more
  • Drink less coffee and alcohol and more water - on track
  • Spend less - be a savvy shopper
  • Save more - squirrel it away! 
  • Go somewhere lovely for a meal at least once a month
  • Plan our wedding for 2018
  • Decorate hall, stairs and landing - fabulous lights required! 

How do you top up a spray tan mid hols?

So, I'm on my holiday which is fabulous darlings. I always have a spray tan pre-hol, as sadly I am not blessed with olive skin, nor does my pale fair skin cope well with the sun or actually ever tan.

I face the choice of at least looking tanned to begin with via a spray version, but then fade slightly as the week goes on, or just go pale and interesting. Generally, people cannot help but advise on how you might best catch the sun which is considerate but really unwanted advice. I don't want to lie in the sun baking thanks all the same!!

So, I have my spray tan. I love it. But with the applying of sun cream, showering, in and out of the pool, in and out of the sea, plus applying lots of moisturiser and after-sun it fades. So here is my question - how do you top-up mid holiday?

I have tried this before with a light tanning cream, but it took soooo long to dry that I was walking around the apartment like John Wayne for over an hour because of the humidity. So what to do? Should I try the aerosol version? Should I try St Tropez or Loreal? So many options out there, that I just don't know what to try! Any tips would be very much appreciated!! Drop me a comment if you would be so kind!! :)

Sunday, 16 July 2017

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3 weeks to go - the race is on!!

I go on holiday in 3 weeks. Somehow, the diet and fitness plan just hasn't worked this time. My weight hasn't budged, and despite being healthy, I have not changed weight. I have exercised, and instead of the scales going down, they have gone up!

I do feel more streamlined, I do feel better, I do feel stronger and fitter. But those damned scales!! So now the holiday is imminent - time for a concerted effort.

I did consider the old faithful - the 3 day diet. However, on last attempts, it hasn't been a resounding success - quite the opposite. Rather than lose big amounts, I have either lost a pitiful pound or two, or worse still after 3 days of misery and practically starvation, I have actually, unbelievably, gained weight!! I have no idea what happened - possibly my metabolism fighting back thinking my body is starving - who knows. What I do know is that particular approach isn't an option this time.

So where does that leave me? Well, in short, where it leaves me is the wrong side of the stone mark, and with no choice but to go cardio crazy. If I can't lose weight through the nil by mouth approach, or by being healthy on the food choices, then it has to be exercise to break the status quo.

I shall endeavour to get my cardio in at least once, if not twice a day for 3 weeks. If nothing else, I will be stronger, more toned and in better shape than I am right now, even if the scales still refuse to budge.

Exercise has to be the key this time. And when I get back of course - this isn't just for holiday, its just that the holiday is imminent!!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Holiday to do list - the list grows but making progress :)

  • Nails - booked
  • Body scrub and treatment
  • False lashes - booked
  • Wax - booked
  • Eyebrows - to do
  • Facial - maybe
  • Exercise including abs - ongoing
  • Lose 1/2 stone - making progress
  • Hair cut - booked
  • Try on clothes - to do
  • Hand luggage packing -to do
  • Suitcase packing - to do
  • Chin and lip wax - booked
  • online check in - 5 days to go!

Friday, 14 July 2017

At the Airport! - getting excited now - just weeks away :)

Happy days. Through check in and security. Suitcases gone, perfume purchased. That is when the holiday begins.

Sausage sandwich with HP sauce and the first holiday pint!

Bit of an early start but Hey ho!!

When else is it acceptable to have a pint first thing in the morning? Happy Days. 

Tiger in Marrakech!! Grr!



I think its fair to say the animal print went to my head a little ! :)

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Learning Spanish - This Week's Learning

This week's learning:
  • garlic - ajo
  • forty - cuarenta
  • tree - árbol

and here is the rest:
  • teeth - dientes
  • father - padre
  • suncream - crema solar
  • milk chocolate - chocolate con leche
  • crazy - loca
  • girl - niña
  • happy - contento
  • steak - filete
  • sunburn - bronceado
  • horse - cabello
  • cough - tos 
  • head - cabeza
  • Summer - el verano
  • February - febrero
  • Pillow - almohada
  • Nine - nueve
  • Eyes - ojos
  • June - junio
  • key - llaves
  • dunes - dunas
  • home - casa
  • Stomach - estómago
  • Jump - saltar
  • May - mayo
  • October - octubre
  • Thirsty - sediento
  • Leg - pierna
  • Breakfast - desayuno
  • Six - seis
  • Hungry - hambriento
  • Moon - luna
  • Rice - arroz
  • Vegetarian - vegetariano
  • I don't know - no lo sé
  • Butter - mantequilla
  • Seven - siete
  • July - julio
  • Tired - cansado
  • Speak - hablar
  • Mirror - espejo
  • Small - pequeña
  • Amazing - asombroso
  • Sunglasses - gafas de sol 
  • Toilet - inodoro
  • Excuse me - disculpe
  • Tasty - sabroso
  • Mountain - montaña
  • How far is - que tan lejos esta
  • Waves - olas
  • Sandwich - emparedado
  • Roof - techo
  • Blanket - cobija
  • Eight - ocho
  • Forgot - olvidó
  • Woman - mujer
  • Night - noche
  • Another - otro
  • September - septiembre
  • Hands - manos
  • Flight - vuelo
  • Laugh - risa
  • Sing - canta
  • Can I have the bill - Me puede traer la cuenta
  • Spoon - cuchara
  • Black - negro
  • Bread - pan de molde
  • April - abril
  • Five - cinco
  • Sand - arena
  • Hot - caliente
  • Ear - oreja
  • Dark - oscuro
  • Like - me gusta
  • Sick - enfermo
  • Spicy - picante
  • Kettle - tetera
  • Flowers - flores
  • Sunbathe - tomar el sol
  • Feet - pies
  • December - diciembre
  • Cake - pastel
  • Fireworks - fuegos articiales
  • Rain - lluvia
  • Dress - el vestido
  • Year - año
  • Door - puerta
  • My name is - me llamo
  • Cooking - cocina
  • Four - cuatro
  • August - agosto
  • Massage - el masaje
  • Back - espalda
  • Purple - púrpura
  • Fork - tenedor
  • Knife - cuchillo
  • Three - tres
  • Dog - perro
  • January - enero
  • Stars - estrellas
  • Dancing - bailando
  • Brown - marrón
  • Two - dos
  • Spring - primavera
  • Crisps - patatas fritas
  • Friday - viernes
  • The Menu -La carta 
  • Bed - cama
  • Strawberry - fresa
  • Windy - ventoso
  • Can I have? - puedo tener
  • Bottle - botella
  • Birthday - cumpleaños
  • Green - verde
  • Ten - diez
  • Thursday - jueves
  • March - marzo
  • Umbrella - paraguas
  • November - noviembre
  • Autumn - el otoño
  • One - uno
  • Soap - jabon
  • Wednesday - miércoles
  • Cold - frio
  • Boat - barco
  • Hotel Room - habitación de hotel
  • Newspaper - periódico
  • Man - hombre
  • Walk - caminar
  • Shop - tienda
  • Running - corriendo
  • Cat - gato
  • Swim - nadar
  • What time is it? - que hora es?
  • Big - grande
  • Cloud - nube
  • Pink - rosa
  • Silver - plata
  • Pepper - pimienta
  • Omelette - tortilla
  • Shower - ducha
  • Tuesday - martes
  • Ice - hielo
  • Beautiful - hermosa
  • Awake - despierto
  • Love - amor
  • Shoes - zapatos
  • Money - dinero
  • Hat - sombrero
  • Monday - lunes
  • Glass - vaso
  • Water - agua
  • Sleep - dormir
  • Chicken - pollo
  • Sun - sol
  • Ice-cream - helado
  • Seat - asiento
  • Gold - oro
  • Sunday - domingo
  • Hair - cabello
  • Book - el libro
  • Garden - el gardin
  • Bathroom - el baño
  • Nude - desnudo
  • Towel - toalla
  • Sea - mar
  • What's your name? - Como se llama?
  • Cheers - Salud
  • Wine - el vino
  • Good - bueno
  • Beer - cerveza
  • Cheese - queso
  • Suitcase - maleta
  • Blue - azul
  • White - blanco
  • Where is? - dónde está?
  • Market - el mercado
  • Swimming Pool - la piscina
  • Saturday - sábado
  • Winter - invierno
  • English - inglés
  • I want one - Quiero uno
  • How much does it cost? - Cuánto cuesta
  • Tomorrow - mañana
  • Good evening - Buenas Noches
  • You're welcome - de nada
  • I'm sorry - lo siento
  • Please - Por favor
  • Thankyou - Gracias
  • Beach - La playa
  • Hello - Hola
  • Good morning - Buenos días
  • Goodbye - Adios

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Today's exercise - I am literally at the point of collapse

  • Biceps and triceps. 
    • 4 sets of 20 reps tricep dips. 
    • 4 sets of 20 hammer bicep curls. 
    • 4 sets of 20 tricep raises. 
    • 4 sets of 10 bar bicep curls. 
  • 90 skips with rope. 
  • 210 squats. 
  • 675 abs. 
  • 50 sumos. 
  • 55 kettle swings. 
  • 57 push ups. 
  • 57 triceps. 
  • 33 dog legs. 
  • 33 donkeys. 
  • 24 burpees. 
  • 57 star jumps. 
  • 20 squat jumps. 
  • 50 punches. 
  • 4 mile treadmill –run /jog. 
  • 20 inner leg pulse. 
  • 50 box burpees. 
  • 50 mountain climber. 
  • Double box knee ups – 15 per leg. 
  • 50 butt kicks. 
  • 50 knee lifts. 
  • 16 side kettle reach.  
  • 24 box jumps. 
  • 15 front kicks per leg. 
  • 15 standing / kneeling lunge with weight. 
  • 35 armpit fat raises. 
  • 16 side to side lunge. 
  • 12 plank walks. 
  • 60 second plank. 
  • 30 second plank. 
  • 23 outer leg raise. 
  • 23 inner leg raise. 
  • 11 deadlifts. 
  • 26 spotty dogs. 
  • 12 lunges per leg. 
  • 14 rotating side planks. 
  • 26 lateral jumps. 
  • 8 jumping lunges.

3 weeks to go and I am soo tired...

I have worked my backside off for the past couple of weeks, with the occasional rest day. Today, I have been watching the Wimbledon match - Konta and Williams, and feeling extraordinarily tired. I still have to go and do my workout yet, and all I want to do is curl up and stay on the sofa!

The problem is I cannot do that. I have to get this workout done. But I am so very tired. This is going to be a challenge of mind over matter. The body is weak but the mind is willing. Which will win?

I shall tell you which will win - the mind, because my body deserves to be worked, to be pushed, because it also deserves to be the best it can!

I have to remember all my motivation and the reason I am doing this. If that fails, I need to look up when a plane next goes over and imagine myself on that plane - first as I am now, and second as I want to be.

Here I go then....

My diet efforts this week - round up

I was doing great - exercising, dieting and losing weight. Then it stuck. For nearly 2 weeks! I carried on exercising, but those scales just would not budge. Demoralised, but with no choice but to keep trying, I decided to review what I was eating, not just how many calories or points, and when. The result was this combination of efforts and the result? So far, 2 lbs off, and the plateau seems to be over. Hopefully!


  • Bootea teatox - one cup every morning, one every other night. 
  • XLS medical - before 2 meals each day
  • Green tea - 2 cups a day
  • No dark spirits, no lager, no wine, no cider. 
  • White spirits only, and moderated at that
  • No coke or cola - diet or otherwise
  • No bread. Protein packed pitta and wraps instead. 
  • Increase in fruit and salad
  • Lots of green veggies
  • Protein shake - low cal soya version after weights sessions
  • Exercising strenuously every day
  • Abs every day on an increasing basis
  • Squats every day on an increasing basis
  • Weight training - 3 days on, 1 rest day rolling
  • Circuit training every day
  • Cardio every day
  • Increase water consumption
  • Increase in protein in my diet
  • Decrease in carbs in my diet
My exercise program is intense, so I need to make sure I am giving my body the right nutrients. Its started to work, now I just need to keep it up! 


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

New Word of the Week - Jettison

  • : to get rid of as superfluous or encumbering : omit or forgo as part of a plan or as the result of some other decisionmust be prepared to jettison many romantic notions — Christopher Catling
  • to drop (cargo) to lighten a ship's load in time of distress
  • to drop from an aircraft or spacecraft in flight
  • throw or drop (something) from an aircraft or ship.
    • "six aircraft jettisoned their loads in the sea"
  • the action of jettisoning something."the jettison lever"

definition derived from Merriam Webster

Win one of 12 Spring veg and seed kits with Jacob's Cracker Crisps!

Win one of 12 Spring veg and seed kits with Jacob's Cracker Crisps!

Exercise - done! Result :)

  • Chest
    • Killer overhead raises – 4 sets of 20 reps. 1 x 5 reps catch up
    • Bar bench press – 4 sets of 10 reps. 1 x 4 reps catch up
    • Fly raise – 4 sets of 20 reps.  1 x 10 reps catch up
  • 90 skips with rope. 
  • 205 squats. 
  • 720 abs. 
  • 54 sumos. 
  • 48 kettle swings. 
  • 62 push ups. 
  • 62 triceps. 
  • 40 dog legs. 
  • 40 donkeys. 
  • 25 burpees. 
  • 56 star jumps. 
  • 20 squat jumps. 
  • 50 punches. 
  • 3 mile treadmill –run. 
  • 36 inner leg pulse. 
  • 50 box burpees. 
  • 50 mountain climber. 
  • Double box knee ups – 18 per leg. 
  • 50 butt kicks. 
  • 60 knee lifts. 
  • 15 side kettle reach.  
  • 36 box jumps. 
  • 15 front kicks per leg. 
  • 14 standing / kneeling lunge with weight. 
  • 30 armpit fat raises. 
  • 14 side to side lunge. 
  • 12 plank walks. 
  • 60 second plank. 
  • 25 second plank. 
  • 35 outer leg raise. 
  • 35 inner leg raise. 
  • 10 deadlifts. 
  • 24 spotty dogs. 
  • 8 lunges per leg. 
  • 8 rotating side planks. 
  • 24 lateral jumps. 
  • 8 jumping lunges.

Win bicycles for the family to the value of £1,000

Win bicycles for the family to the value of £1,000

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Win the ultimate Summer BBQ with Haagen-Dazs

Win the ultimate Summer BBQ with Haagen-Dazs

Today's exercise - phewf :)

  • Rest day on weights
    • 1 x 10 90 degree lateral raise catch up set.  
  • 75 skips with rope. 
  • 200 squats. 
  • 750 abs. 
  • 50 sumos. 
  • 58 kettle swings. 
  • 46 push ups. 
  • 66 triceps. 
  • 45 dog legs. 
  • 45 donkeys. 
  • 32 burpees. 
  • 45 star jumps. 
  • 32 squat jumps. 
  • 100 punches. 
  • 3 mile treadmill –jog/run. 
  • 20 inner leg pulse. 
  • 50 box burpees. 
  • 50 mountain climber. 
  • Double box knee ups – 24 per leg. 
  • 100 butt kicks. 
  • 96 knee lifts. 
  • 15 side kettle reach.  
  • 35 box jumps. 
  • 15 front kicks per leg. 
  • 17 standing / kneeling lunge with weight. 
  • 40 armpit fat raises. 
  • 14 side to side lunge. 
  • 14 plank walks. 
  • 60 second plank. 
  • 20 second plank. 
  • 17 second plank. 
  • 33 outer leg raise. 
  • 33 inner leg raise. 
  • 9 deadlifts. 
  • 24 spotty dogs. 
  • 6 lunges per leg. 
  • 8 rotating side planks. 
  • 22 lateral jumps. 
  • 8 jumping lunges.

My mini workout for holidays


To do in the morning:
  • · 200 abs
  • · 20 push ups
  • · 30 squats
  • · 10 donkeys
  • · 10 dog legs
  • · 20 knee lifts
  • · 30 punches
  • · 10 lunges
  • · 20 second plank

To do on the sunbed:
  • · 20 tricep dips
  • · 20 inner thigh raise
  • · 20 outer thigh raise
  • · 10 ab leg raise

To earn another glass of wine:
  • · 10 tricep dips
  • · 5 leg raises

Pre shower routine:

  • · 20 squats
  • · 10 push ups
  • · 10 knee lifts
  • · 50 abs
  • · 10 front kicks

Monday, 10 July 2017

WIN: An exclusive golf trip to Italy with Hilton - National Club Golfer

WIN: An exclusive golf trip to Italy with Hilton - National Club Golfer: National Club Golfer have teamed up with Hilton to give away an exclusive golf and wellness trip to Italy including a two nights stay and golf

17 Retro Single of the Week

#17 Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
#16 Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
#15 Simply Red - Holding Back the Years
#14 Stiltskin - Inside
#13 George Michael - Fast Love
#12 Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
#11 Duran Duran - Wild Boys
#10 The Human League - Don't You Want Me
#9 Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
#8 The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
#7 Radiohead - Karma Police
#6 Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
#5 REM - Everybody Hurts
#4 Shakespears Sister
#3 Elbow - One Day Like This
#2 Baz Luhrman - Sunscreen
#1 No Doubt - Don't Speak 1997

75 Singles of the Week

#75 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito
#74 Imagine Dragons - Believer
#73 Kasabian - You're in Love with a Psycho
#72 Coldplay and Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This
#71 Rag 'n' Bone Man - Human
#70 Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
#69 Little Mix - Shout Out to My Ex
#68 Christine and The Queens - Tilted
#67 Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own
#66 Chainsmokers Ft Daya - Don't Let Me Down
#65 Kungs vs Cookin on 3 Burners - This Girl
#64 Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
#63 Catfish & The Bottlemen - Soundcheck
#62 Chase & Status ft Slaves - Control
#61 Danny L Harle - Broken Flowers
#60 The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits
#59 Jonas Blue ft Dakota - Fast Car
#58 Ex's and Oh's - Elle King
#57 Grace ft G-Eazy - You Don't Own Me
#56 Naughty Boy ft Beyonce and Benjamin Arrow - Runnin' (Lose it all)
#55 Adele - Hello
#54 The 1975 - Love Me
#53 Fleur East - Sax
#52 KDA ft Tinie Tempah and Katy B - Rumble
#51 Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly
#50 Example - Whisky Story
#49 Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky- Good for You
#48 5SOS - She's Kinda Hot
#47 Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne - Not Letting Go
#46 A$AP Rocky - Everyday
#45 Duke Dumont - The Giver (Reprise)
#44 OMI Cheerleader
#43 Florence & The Machine - Ship To Wreck
#42 Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft Jennifer Hudson
#41 Soak - Sea Creatures
#40 The Avener - Fade Out Lines
#39 Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - Bloodstream
#38 Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds
#37 The Prodigy - Nasty
#36 Hozier - Take me to Church
#35 Jamie T - Rabbit Hole
#34 Rae Morris - Under the Shadows
#33 Echosmith - Cool Kids
#32 Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
#31 Take That - These Days
#30 Tom Odell - Real Love
#29 Parra for Cuva - Wicked Games
#28 Ben Howard - I Forget Where we Were
#27 Charli XCX - Break the Rules
#26 DJ Fresh feat. Ellie Goulding - Flashlight
#25 The Magician - Sunlight (feat. Years and Years)
#24 Meghan Trainor - all About That Bass
#23 Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants
#22 Calvin Harris & John Newman - Blame
#21 Taylor Swift - Shake it Off
#20 David Guetta - Lovers on the Sun
#19 Saint Motel - My Type
#18 Zhu - Faded
#17 Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
#16 Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart
#15 Budapest - George Ezra
#14 Little Mix - Salute
#13 Lana Del Rey - West Coast
#12 Indiana - Solo Dancing
#11 Coldplay - Magic
#10 Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home
#9 Katy Perry - Dark Horse
#8 Will.i.am feat Miley Cyrus - Feelin Myself
#7 Vance Joy - Riptide
#6 Gorgon City - Ready for your love (feat MNEK)
#5 Clean Bandit - Rather Be (feat Jess Glynne)
#4 Lorde - Royals - My Single of the Week
#3 Happy - Pharell Williams
#2 Wilkinson - Afterglow
#1 Sail by Awolnation

28 Weeks Later - currently with Adele

Week 28 - Morrissey
Piccadilly Palare
How Soon is Now
Shoplifters of the World Unite
Suedehead
Panic
This Charming Man
The Boy With the Thorn in his Side
Morrissey


Week 27 - My Week with INXS
Mystify
Never Tear Us Apart
Suicide Blonde
Need You Tonight
New Sensation
Disappear
Devil Inside
INXS

Week 26 - My Week Goldfrapp
Black Cherry
A & E
Strict Machine
Ride a White Horse
Number 1
Happiness
Ooh La La
Goldfrapp 

Week 25 - My Week with The Kaiser Chiefs
I Predict A Riot
Coming Home
Little Shocks
Everyday I Love You Less and Less
Never Miss a Beat
Ruby
Love's Not a Competition
The Kaiser Chiefs

Week 24 - My Week with The Killers
Mr Brightside
Spaceman
Read my Mind
Smile Like You Mean It
Human
Runaways
Somebody Told Me
The Killers

Week 23 - My Week with Paloma Faith
Only Love Can Hurt Like This
New York
Stone Cold Sober
Changing
Never Tear Us Apart
Just Be
Upside Down
Paloma Faith

Week 22 - My Week with Taylor Swift
Love Story
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
22
Everything Has Changed
I Knew you were trouble
Shake it Off
Blank Space
Taylor Swift

Week 21 - My Week with Kate Bush
Babooshka
This Woman's Work
The Man with the Child in his Eyes
Hounds of Love
Don't Give Up
Running Up That Hill
Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush

Week 20 - My Week with Kylie
Spinning Around
Kids
Slow
Can't Get You Out of My Head
Where the Wild Roses Grow
All the Lovers
I Believe in You
Kylie Minogue

Week 19 - My Week with Amy Winehouse
Love is a Losing Game
Rehab
Valerie
Back to Black
Our Day Will Come
Tears Dry on Their Own
You Know I'm no Good
Amy Winehouse

Week 18 - My Week with Foo Fighters
My Hero
The Pretender
Learn to Fly
All My Life
Best of You
Everlong
Rope
Foo Fighters

Week 17 - My Week with Justin Timberlake
Cry Me a River
Sexy Back
Mirrors
Holy Grail
Rock Your Body
Take Back the Night
4 minutes
Justin Timberlake

Week 16 - My Week with Calvin Harris
Feel So Close
Acceptable in the 80's
You Used to Hold Me
Bounce
Summer
Sweet Nothing
Drinking from the Bottle
Calvin Harris

Week 15 - My Week with Madonna
Vogue
Into the Groove
Frozen
Hung Up
Like a Prayer
Beautiful Stranger
Hollywood
Madonna

Week 14 - My Week with Arctic Monkeys
I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor
Snap Out of It
Fluorescent Adolescent
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High
Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair
Arabella
One For The Road
Arctic Monkeys

Week 13 - My Week with REM
Stand
Everybody Hurts
Losing My Religion
The Great Beyond
The One I Love
Bad Day
Its the End of The World As We Know It
REM

Week 12 - My Week with Coldplay
Yellow
The Scientist
Paradise
Fix You
Trouble
A Sky Full of Stars
The Hardest Part
Coldplay

Week 11 - My Week with Britney
Toxic
Hit Me Baby One More Time
Piece of Me
Scream and Shout
Oops I Did it Again
Womaniser
I'm A Slave for U
Britney Spears

Week 10 - My Week with the Rolling Stones
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Ruby Tuesday
Paint it Black
Start Me Up
She's A Rainbow
Gimme Shelter
The Rolling Stones

Week 9 - My Week with Rihanna
We Found Love
Umbrella
S&M
Love the Way you Lie
Diamonds
Disturbia
Russian Roulette
Rihanna

Week 8 - My Week with Robbie Williams
Misunderstood
Shame
She's the One
Rock DJ
Angels
Come Undone
Candy
Robbie Williams

Week 7 - My Week with Kings of Leon
Wait for Me
Radioactive
Use Somebody
Supersoaker
Molly's Chambers
Pyro
Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon

Week 6 - Pink
Trouble
Who Knew
Try
Just Like a Pill
So What
Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Raise Your Glass
All About Pink

Week 5 - My Week with Take That
Never Forget
Rule The World
The Flood
Greatest Day
Back for Good
Patience
Could it Be Magic
It's Take That!

Week 4 - My Week with Beyonce
XO
Beautiful Liar
If I Were a Boy
Love on Top
Bootylicious
Single Ladies (put a ring on it)
Crazy in Love
R&B / pop icon - Beyonce!

Week 3 - My Week with Oasis
The Importance of Being Idle
Half the World Away
D'You Know What I mean
Go Let it Out
Some Might Say
Live Forever
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Classic Rock & Roll Music - Oasis

Week 2 - My Week with the Stereophonics
It Means Nothing
Local Boy in a Photograph
Mr Writer
Maybe Tomorrow
Dakota
Pick a Part That's New
the Bartender and the Thief
Classic Music - Stereophonics

Week 1 - My Week with Blondie
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie - Atomic
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Blondie - Dreaming
Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
Blondie - Rapture
Classic Music - Blondie