Friday, December 12, 2014

My how time flies!

Yes I'm still here....yes my December photo project failed miserably....yes it's almost Chrimbo & I'm sat in Turkey wondering how on earth we're almost at the end of the year....so with all that & a bit more I'm taking a little break from my blog for now & will be back in the not too near distant future!
Have an ace Chrimbo & a sparkly new year. Here's to 2015!

Ttfn x

Friday, December 05, 2014

December Reflections - 2. Lights

I thought this had already posted but guess not so here you go....3 days late! 

As of Saturday our tree was up & lights were on. Couldn't wait to get all festive!

Ttfn x

I'm taking part in Susannah's December Reflections -  click on the link HERE.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

December Reflections - 4. Red

It's nights like this when I've had an awesome night with brill mates & when it comes to an end....although I'm tipsy my little homing beacon activates....
I jump between tube lines to find the best route home without thinking about it too much. I'm still a London gal at heart... Love it!
Ttfn x

Monday, December 01, 2014

December Reflections - 1. Drink

When I saw the word for today was "drink" I assumed my photo would be me, wrapped up warm, hugging a mulled wine.....instead I'm at work with my first cup of tea of the day! *sigh*
Ttfn x
 
I'm taking part in Susannah's December Reflections -  click on the link HERE.

Friday, November 28, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

not only is it almost Christmas.....but I managed to get 4 tickets for System Of A Down this morning! After failed attempts at various pre-sales on Wednesday & Thursday I logged on today for my last chance & by 10:02 am when they'd all gone my face looked pretty much like this.....
 
Rarr! I also was lucky enough to be picked for the Christmas/New Year recording of Top Of The Pops a week on Monday! No one can say my music tastes ain't varied that for sure! Let's just hope I don't get my glittery hair spray & rock outfit muddled up or there's going to be a person all in black at the TOTP recording & a pink & glittery weirdo at SOAD at Wembley!

Ttfn x

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If you never let me go, I will never let you down


So we went to see The Gaslight Anthem last night at Ally Pally, it's been way too long since our last Gaslight gig & was just what we needed to let our hair down....we sang, we held hands, we hugged & Adam even got the set list. Oush.


Ttfn x

Monday, October 27, 2014

#PoppyRun mission accomplished

I did it! I actually managed to run 5k (yes run - the whole way!) in 35min. I still can't believe I managed it but I did & I've got the medal to prove it!!
 
Not sure when (or if) I'll do another one but it's something I always wondered if I'd be able to do & the answer was yes! I'm now just wondering how long can I drag on the "I've done a run hence I can eat anything?!"

Thanks a bunch to everyone who's sponsored me & if you still want to click on the link HERE.

Ttfn x

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#PoppyRun / walk / run / walk

I can’t believe my first 5K run is in less than a week....I really hoped by now I’d be well into my training & enjoying having a target...well I’m not! I’m still only managing to complete the 5K in intervals. I think I naively thought I’d be able to do it without putting in extra training, instead I’ve been running 3min + fast paced walking 2min twice a week completing 5K in 40min & I’ve had nowhere near enough practice outside. But Hey, it’s too late now. I went to the gym this morning, I’ll go again on Friday morning & then I do the run Sunday.


So please think of me when you’re relaxing at home (probably still in bed) while I’ll be outside ready to take on my first ever run. It’ll be an experience & I’ve always wanted to try one, not sure I’ll do another but hey I gave it a go. I’ll update you next week. Yoink!

Ttfn x


p.s there's still time to sponsor me on the link HERE

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Do you swing often?!

It's not every Monday you get asked that question! Or maybe I will from now often...no get your mind out of the gutter....I went to what I hope will be the start of many classes with Swing Patrol. I've been meaning for years to give it a go with these guys & I finally decided to get off my backside & do it & wow had I missed that wonderful dance rush!
I learned all about the side by side Charleston & I can't believe how much we covered. It was so much fun. So now I'm one of those weird people who don't groan when Monday comes around...bring it on!

Ttfn x

Thursday, October 02, 2014

KooKooKangaRoo!

Pirates, Ninjas, Unicorns & PB&J sarnies were just part of what was on offer last night at The Monarch Camden.
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Thanks to Frank Turner introducing this crazy pair on his UK tour we couldn't possibly miss their first headline show in the UK which was also free! It was as wacky & fun as I hoped & to top it off I met/spoke to Frank as well who was in the crowd dancing along with the rest of us. Rarr! Awesome night!
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Before the show while at the merch stand getting a bargain £5 t-shirt (guess they didn't want to fork out the excess baggage on the way back to the US!) I introduced Brian & Neil to the midlands phrase "Eh Up Me Duck" & each time I saw Brian after that he repeated it in his Dick Van Dyke British accent!

Here's a little video from the show....I didn't film much I was too busy jumping / shouting / dancing & getting up on stage with everyone - I can now officially say I've shared a stage with Mr Frank Turner! Before you click below, open your mind, take it all with a pinch of salt, get ready to do the dance moves & shout along. All together now "I want a PB&J but I want..........."
Ttfn x

Monday, September 29, 2014

P's progress

This morning I was back on the treadmill & it felt kinda good, not really god just kinda good. I didn't enjoy most of the time I was running but once I'd done I felt pretty chuffed with myself. I still can't manage to run the whole thing though, it was a mix of intervals (mainly running) but hey I still managed the 5k.
 
I think I've resigned to the fact I probably won't be able to run the full 5k (it's less than a month away) but I'm going to do my best to run most of it.

If you wish to sponsor me my Just Giving page is HERE :)

Ttfn x

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pick up your foot & stomp it stomp it

Ladies & Gents I introduce to you KooKooKangaRoo! They're currently supporting Frank Turner on his tour & were awesome!
I'd seen Frank mention them before & so I made sure we were there on the 2nd row ready for their warm up (literally) act. It was so much fun to watch the crowd warm to them after the initial "what on earth is happening?!" During the set they came into the crowd, got us all to make a circle & danced in the middle with us! My highlight was Cat Party & I sang my socks off. I couldn't believe when the set came to an end & although they didn't sing "No Crusts" it was just as awesome as I'd hoped! We stayed on the second row for Frank - it's a long time since I've been that hot & sweaty at a gig but as always it was brilliant....Adam & I kept grinning at each other & shouting along. I loved the bit when half the mosh pit sat down & all jumped up again to carry on singing/jumping! We even managed to get the set list at the end whoop!

As we were leaving KooKooKangaRoo were still on their merch stand so I bought the CDs, got them signed & had a few pics. Bryan even thanked me for knowing all the words to Cat Party & for singing along! Can't wait to see them again in Camden next week - fingers crossed we get in!

Ruddy love gigs like that!
Ttfn x

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My kinda hotel....

Now if only they had a bowl of Marmite the same size I'd be a happy bunny!

Ttfn x

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

When will I learn?!

I now have the last English Breakfast tea bag in the whole hotel!
When will I learn to bring my own along with some UHT cartons?!

Ttfnx

Monday, September 22, 2014

Game on!

During my trip to the fabric trade fair PV in Paris last week I was trying to act all professional. I walked onto a stand, went to grab a pen & pulled out a peg left over from my birthday drinking game!
Yoink!

Ttfnx

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

LOL!

My boss told the best joke the other day....so thought I'd share it with you lovely lot!

Once there was a little prawn who had a big magical whale friend called Christian....
The little prawn didn't like being little & so wished to be as big as Christian....
Christian granted his wish & the little prawn became a big whale....
After some time the little prawn felt sad, he missed being small & missed all his prawn friends so he wished to be a little prawn again....
Christian granted his wish & the little prawn said "Christian! I'm a prawn again Christian!"
Ttfn x

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

High Tea for Two.

Last weekend we celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at the Sanctum Soho Hotel (see link HERE & menu HERE). The reason we chose this place was the fact they did a "Gents Afternoon Tea" for the blokes & a "High Tea For High Heels" for the ladies.
Normally I like to think myself more laddy than lady but it was ture - I preferred the look of the girly one, mainly because there was a scone with jam & cream on mine & not on Adams! It also meant we could chop & change the savoury dishes to give me all the fishy thing (including an amazing Bloody Mary Oyster) while Adam had the meaty bits. The only thing that was a bit of a disappointment was tea & coffee wasn't unlimited so we ended up paying just under £4 each for a second tea & coffee. Hmm.
After the food we were given a glass of champers (for me) & a tankard of Gentleman Jack & a cigar (for Adam). While we enjoyed the drinks at the hotel we took the cigar home & tried it in the back garden - I think my face says it all in the bottom left photo!

All in all it was a lovely afternoon & it was fun to have 2 different meals, but not quite as special as Sketch last year (see HERE). We booked our table through the Afternoon Tea website (link HERE), we got a great discount & Kate helped us book it via email seeing as we wanted the 2 different meals.

Ttfn x

Friday, September 05, 2014

Exciting times

I bought this yesterday.....
It's the first piece of kit for my new challenge in the new year & I can't ruddy wait! Watch this space!

Ttfn x

Percy Progress

Managed another 5k....
Ran for 3 min, walked for 1 min & finished it in 40min. 
Yay me!

Ttfn x