Saturday, August 30, 2014

The P's #Poppy Run

"P doesn't do running" well now P, in a moment of madness has signed herself & Mr P up for the Poppy Run in October. Yoink!
I always tell everyone that I don't like running, never have & never will (memories of the St Martins cross country spring to mind - always at the back & always moaning!). But after a good workout at the gym last week I thought it would be good to have something to aim towards & as if by magic the Royal British Legion tweeted about the 5K Poppy Run. It was meant to be. I signed both of us up straight away before I came to my senses & now we're doing it on the 26th October.

The next morning at the gym I tried 5K on the treadmill to see if I could actually move my legs that far &  how long it would take, I didn't plan to run the whole thing & so after jogging for 1min 30 & walking for 1min 30 I managed 5K in 43min. I know running on a treadmill is completely different to running outside so the next challenge was to do that....

This morning I woke up just as Adam was getting ready for his run & half asleep (& obviously delirious) I said I should go with him (eh?!) so I got out of bed, donned the gym kit & set off. Adam's normal route is "just a couple of miles" apparently, turned out it was about 4mile! But I was really chuffed with how well I did. I jogged most of it & walked some of it & doing it outside was a lot better than I expected it to be. The last section was a bit of a killer & my legs had turned into dead weights but after a few pushes (literally) from Adam we got back home in about 45min I think.

So here we go...the next month & a bit will be all about getting ready for my first ever 5K (never thought I'd be doing this!). I aim to jog the whole thing & hope I won't end up walking any of it so watch this space!

We've also set up a Just Giving page for the Royal British Legion so if you have a few spare pennies behind the sofa please sponsor us, it would be muchly appreciated! :) Click HERE to go to the page.

Ttfn x

Friday, August 29, 2014

Put big light on

Waiting for Adam in the car merrily reading my Kindle, just as it's getting too dark & I'm about to put it away the street lamp comes on!
Cheers for that!

Ttfnx

August Break 2014 - 24 + 25 + 26

24. Memory....
This card's got to be my fave from my birthday! So many dancing shows, so many happy memories :)

25. Little....
I did my little bit for MND with the Ice Bucket challenge - wow was it cold! Click the video below if you want a nosey, don't worry I won't nominate you....


26. Morning....
I must get back into the gym. I had quite a good workout on Tuesday morning, so good I ended up signing up for a 5K run! Don't ask! More info on this another day!

I'm mega uber busy at the moment (what's new I know!) & for some reason some of the words from the August Break Challenge have left me stumped & un-inspired so I'm going to miss them out! My blog my rules!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Here's to 40 more!

Last month ma&pa celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary - wow!
I tell you, if Adam & I are half as happy & lovey dovey as they are in 40years I'll be a happy lady!
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I booked us a table at Tropiero a Brazilian meat buffet restaurant. We had 12 different meats to chose from ranging from ribs, to steak, to sausages & chicken hearts. Waiters brought each meat round on a skewer & depending if your little card was red (I'm stuffed) or green (keep it coming! Guess which mine was on all the time?!) they served it straight onto your plate. I think I managed about 10 of the 12 meats - disappointing I know, will try harder next time I promise!
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After dinner ma&pa swapped gifts & Aunty B gave them the red glass vase that she'd given to my grandparents on their 40th Wedding Anniversary :)
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The next day it was all hands on deck as it was time for a traditional Plumpy BBQ. As you can see only a few people turned up(!) 
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Thankfully the weather held out - I'm not sure we'd have all crammed into the house very easily.

Yay for summer, yay for BBQs & yay for parents still in love after all these years!

Here's to another 40 yeah?!
Love you both
Ttfn x

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August Break 2014 - 21 + 23

21. Treasures...

On the 21st it was my 30th birthday - wow where did time go?! I got lots of treasures that made me smile...in particular was:


~ my last Hen Party letter that I wasn't allowed to open till my 30th birthday, (I'd kept it safe for almost 2 years & couldn't wait to see what was inside!). I opened it up to find it was from Scary, each page was for something she remembered us doing together along with a few photos & postcards. It was brilliant & brought back memories of so many fun times. I really miss spending time with her so here's to a proper catch up soon Miss!


~ the other gift was an Illustration from Lou's friend Stuart - check out his website HERE. He's one talented chap! He got every little detail right from my non-existent chin to my patterned tights & filly socks!

23. Adornment...

I love wearing my Crown & Glory (website HERE) RockNRoll Bride headpiece. It always makes me feel sunny & happy without fail. Yay!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August Break 2014 - 20. Peaceful

Came home from a manic day, decided to buy some Pansies & plant them in the peace of our garden....no noise, no hustle just me & the earthworms. Bliss!

I can't believe today is my last day in my twenties! I'm the big 3-oh tomorrow. Wow where did the time go?!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August Break 2014 - 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19

15. Blue...

I'm sorry.....couldn't resist! Anyway if you really knew me I'm sure you were expecting it anyway!

16. Look Down....
Exactly what I am doing.

17. Bookshelf....
This is one of my favourite parts of our new home...I always wanted a library wall & I've got one along with space for some special knick-knacks

18. Jump....
Yesterday I got a bit excitable....not only did I get tickets to the tv show "Tumble" on Saturday....H from Steps tweeted to say see you there. We're practically BFFs. Fact! My little heart did a pretty big jump!

19. Black & White....
I've actually started wearing more monochrome outfits lately, well KtP can't do monochrome without the odd neon flash in there. I think this is as close as I'll get.

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Break 2014 - 14. Hands


I'm getting a bit excited about my birthday (the big 3-oh!) next week....also can't wait to get all my buddies together & invade Nottingham! Bring it on!

This is part of Susannah's August Break Challenge - see more info HERE
 
Ttfn x

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August Break 2014 - 13. My Guilty Pleasure

I'll say sorry now.....

This is part of Susannah's August Break Challenge - see more info HERE
 
Ttfn x

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August Break 2014 - 12. On The Table

 I can't really see my table, but here's what's on it....
Guess it proves I'm busy right?!

This is part of Susannah's August Break Challenge - see more info HERE
Ttfn x

Randy D & Susy T's Enchantment Under the Sea Prom

If you know what this is referring to don't worry - no spoilers here! I've got a post written for September that goes into detail, I'd hate to ruin it for anyone!
Saturday night we got all dolled up & headed off to Back To The Future thanks to Secret Cinema
Wish I could dress up like this everyday! Loved it!

Ttfn x

Monday, August 11, 2014

August Break 2014 - 11. Handwriting

Exactly what is says on the tin! 

This is part of Susannah's August Break Challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Break 2014 - 9 + 10

9. In My Bag...
My bag all packed with props for Secret Cinema last night. It was amazing! I'll do a proper post when it's finished so u don't spoil anything for anyone still to go....believe me though, you won't regret it!

10. Drink....
You haven't had a good tea till you've had a "Grumble Tea" there's a guy at work who makes the. best. tea, shame today's Sunday & I won't get one!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Friday, August 08, 2014

August Break 2014 - 8. Selfie v2

Couldn't resist this one! Ordered something from Sports Direct & got the biggest. mug. ever....free! Today is a good day for tea drinking!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

August Break 2014 - 8. Selfie

Some of my fave selfies!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Thursday, August 07, 2014

August Break 2014 - 7. Today is

....a day to get excited! In t-minus 2 days we'll be going Back To The Future with the help of Secret Cinema & we can't wait! We popped to Hill Valley Stores tonight to get a few last minute bits & bobs for our outfits & couldn't possibly walk past Lou's Cafe without dropping in for a hot dog & fries. The atmosphere was great & the people working there made you feel so welcome & part of it, if this is just a little taster then I can't wait to see the whole shebang on Saturday! Yay!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

August Break 2014 - 6. Reflection

Trying to find a new top for my birthday partay in a few weekends but found nothing...not one lousy top I liked...so what did I do?! Buy a new pair of shoes to cheer me up (there's logic there somewhere) at least my feet will look good.

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Aldenham on film

Last month we took another trip to the 100 Aker Wood at Aldenham Country Park, this time with Jenna, Matt & Noah. 
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Instead of taking trusty Lumix I decided to dust off the old Double Dip camera & have a play around. You can't buy the Original Double Dip anymore but a v2 is in work - check out THIS BLOG for updates
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After taking these photos I did drop the camera on the floor & the back opened - hence some light leaks, but thankfully nothing was lost & I really like the end results still :)
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My fave shot of the day has to be the one below... Yay for double exposures!
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Ttfn x

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

August Break 2014 - 5. Three

Dad always used to give me the 3. 2. 1. countdown to get something done or I'd be in trouble...my Sprinkler wasn't behaving so I thought I'd give it the same treatment. Funnily enough it started working properly straight after this was taken! No lie! So I guess it works for anything & everything!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Monday, August 04, 2014

August Break 2014 - 4. Orange



Off to spend more pennies tonight. Huzzah!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Poppy Power


"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" - the stunning installation at the Tower of London to commemorate 100 years since the First World War.
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
The first official day is tomorrow (5th August) to represent the first full day of Britain's involvement in the war. In total there'll be 888,246 ceramic poppies - one for each British or Colonial death during the war. The last poppy will be placed on November 11th. See more about it HERE
It was really lovely to be able to just watch the Volunteers planting the poppies while the world went by without having to rush here there & everywhere like we usually do.
On our saunter around we stopped for a few touristy shots (at places I often take for granted living here) before heading for another brilliant meal at Dishoom. As if the day couldn't get any better dad found a star on the floor of Elstree Station for Patrick Macnee (from Avengers fame) which made his day.
Don't forget to switch your lights out tonight between 10pm-11pm, see more info HERE

We will remember them.
x

Sunday, August 03, 2014

August Break 2014 - 3. Window


As I looked out of my patio doors I smiled to think I'm a proper grown up! I have patio doors for a starter. I also now have a rotary washing line (thanks to ma&pa) - I'm typing this as my first wash load dries outside.....yeah I know, cue rain clouds. I also cooked a BBQ for Sunday dinner while mum pottered in my garden & dad read the paper. This is bliss!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Saturday, August 02, 2014

August Break 2014 - 2. Pattern


Could have gone on forever with this theme! I love finding patterns in anything & everything so here's just a selection of things that caught my eye today...who knows they might appear on a shirt one day soon!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Friday, August 01, 2014

August Break 2014 - 1. Lunch

When in Rome....well Edinburgh!

This is part of Susannah's August Break challenge - see more info HERE

Ttfn x

Floral Friday v3

Thought I'd share a photo of my Happy Hosta under our Pear tree....
 
I also think I spotted my first Poppy peeping through the Nasturtiums, just in time for August 4th...couldn't have timed it better if I'd tried!

The rest of the garden needs a bit of TLC this weekend so I won't share any more photos yet till the pesky weeds have gone & order has been restored once more!

Ttfnx