Saturday, December 30, 2017

KtP update November 2017 #1SE

Huzzah we made it! And one day before the end of 2017! Here's what November had in store for me...

going Greek... misty sunny morning... old friend catch up... Ally Pally fireworks... chilly hungover BBQ weather... bus w**ker... catching up on The Archers... new phone case greatness... work views... Bills date night... Waffle House pugs... Remembrance Sunday... crazy mobility scooter OAP... doggy grotto... Christmas tree plan... Frank Turner New Slang... chilly walks... P family catchup... Afternoon tea - ladies wot lunch... dinner date with Becca... Tommy Dog in the office... Spoons curry club... Steps prep... Steptacular Wembley... confused rock/pop princess... Groillaz in Brighton... Demoing at Ceroc... Zara Black Friday haul - yoink!... Snickers says it all...

I'd forgotten how much I loved November! Ayways, not sure if I'll get to post tomorrow so Happy New Year guys! Roll on to bigger and better things in 2018! Whoop!

Ttfn x

Thursday, December 28, 2017

All work and no play...

In September I headed off to Paris once more to visit Premiere Vision & Texworld to see all the up and coming fabrics and make a selection... realised I've never really shown what these trips involve so thought I'd let you have a sneak peak into our 3 day Paris trip...

Ttfn x

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

KtP update October 2017 #1SE

Well that's it for another year! Phew! Hope y'all had a good one! Now it's time for that weird limbo between Christmas and New Year where no one knows what they're doing or what day it is!

To confuse you even more we're going to time travel back to October and look at another of my One Second videos..... nearly there folks... stay with me... one to go!
garden prep... snapchat silliness... waiting for a train... new hair colour... another day another dollar... Scroobius Pip awesomeness... India girlies plus couples and babies brunch... new ring hunt... tube traveling... flu jab owwie... Tommy craziness... Nandos date night... work drinks... Houlker catch ups... the week to come... Reel Big Fish gig... the Ceroc gang... lucky me got flowers... chippy tea... Tommy loving the work storeroom... stuck in Alcotraz with Anna... garden tidy up... skip arrival... fake grass aceness... found my Sports Direct mug - huzzah!... big shop... amazing Halloween shoes... Calpol sniffing... beard glitter ftw... Steps singalong while waiting for Adam... Ceroc Halloween party... 

Ttfn x

Friday, December 22, 2017

KtP update September 2017 #1SE

Nearly there... bear with me... two more months after this one then we're up to date and we'll go back to monthly (bi-monthly if you're lucky!) posting... phew!

Now firstly this'll be my last post before Christmas so I hope all you lovely lot have a great time whatever you're doing stay safe and be happy.

Right so September... here goes...

Anniversary card snap... Engagement celebration drinks... Sunday roast catchups... Dishoom dinner date with Lou... must. not. drop. waffle... walkies... surprise date night... doggy daycare drive... brewdog pug takeover... Erin's birthday party... sunny evening stroll... Ceroc "sparkle and shine" party... belated birthday afternoon tea... road trip... Pokémon raiding... hospital waiting room... pass the parcel... #meh... Gay Paris... trade fair posing... button selecting and wine... Steps singalong... bedazzled Bob... Dame Diana Rigg at Elstree Studios... love note from Anna... Dave Hause rocking out... rare night in... goodbye tree... we're in the money!...

Ttfn x

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Amsterdammmm 2017

After the hustle and bustle of Michelle and Matt's wedding we decided to escape for a few days and went to Amsterdam... yup you guessed it... cue another One Second...

come fly with me... cheeky pint... emergency exit briefing... off we go... soggy city walks... gem of a burger bar... swapping salad for chips (do I look like a salad gal?!)... morning walks... crazy crossings... confusingly posh tea... Anne Frank's House... special coffee shop... even more special brownie... sunny city walks... a not so special coffee shop... Amsterdammmm... brill Banksy exhibition... chilling on a grassy roof... evening strolls... matching anniversary cards (great minds think alike)... man walking a fridge... tulips... heading for the station... healthy lunch stop... Catfish airport style... home time...  

Ttfn x

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Bessie mate bonding

In August, my pal I've known the longest, Michelle, got married to a lovely chap called Matt.

July saw us all see Michelle off with a fab hen party... it was a rainy start but nothing was going to dampen my spirits... tea was drunk by the gallon... followed by Prosecco and beer... trashy tv watching and gossiping... secret hen party decorating ready for the next day... cuppa tea in bed... surprise decorations... what party is complete without a giant inflatable cock?! (don't worry mum, not what you think :P)... more prosecco... garter making... nibbles and more plonk... escape room sadness... private room bowling fun... boiler maker awesomeness... Tiger Tiger fun and a much needed late night... 

Then before we knew what was happening it was time to start the run up to the big day and finally the day itself.

starting the road trip up north... rations along the way... stopping off to collect Michelle's mum... tea (what else when Michelle & I are involved?!)... 1 day to go... wedding speech notes... biscuit packing production line... tea... checking on the venue... yet more tea... gin and tonic ice lollies... a tea toast to Michelle's last night of freedom... wedding day cuppa... the getting ready begins... Jane's birthday... bridesmaid gift... still more getting ready... pressie opening... flower arrival... paparazzi arrival... getting in the dress... #teambridesmaids... setting off... the serious ceremony bit... the new Mr & Mrs... finally getting to see my hubby and enjoying a well earned beer... biscuit munching on the coach... while Mel & I got congratulated on getting married at Gay Pride(!!)... reception venue arrival and confetti... dutch courage before the speeches... reapplying lippy via the knife method... speech time - eep... celebratory Guinness with the Best Man... first dance... much more dancing (including Steps - obvs!)... Pasty magic... photobooth fun with the parents... clearing the hangover and tiredness with, you guessed it, more tea!

It's very belated but still a huge congrats to you both... love ya loads and can't wait for the next catch up!

Ttfn x

Saturday, December 16, 2017

KtP update August 2017 #1SE

Wow these updates are now coming in thick and fast! Did warn you! It's now time to see what we got up to in August... hold on to your hats folks!

Ceroc "white party"... showroom notes... swimming session... World Athletics Championships day 1... day 2... day 3... MDWAP pub spot... Tuesday Ceroc fun... bridesmaid-to-be flowers... Hardcore Listing podcast... Great British Beer Festival... cream crackered and hungover... much needed mow of the lawn... Dishoom catch up with Emhen... classy lunch stop after a meeting... Frank Turner at The Monarch... chilling in bed... Spoons catch ups... pug bum tattoo (as you do!)... Jack The Ripper tour... Birthday Proms... taxi dancer extraordinaire... even more cream crackered... Manchester road trip... tea toast... the happy couple... flower festival... pug meet madness... games room chilling... soggy Amsterdam wandering... sunny exploring... 

Ttfn x

Thursday, December 14, 2017

KtP update July 2017 #1SE

Well after promising to post more.... I then didn't post any more... rubbish! I'm aiming to end the year up to date so will be bombarding you with my monthly One Second Videos that I haven't shared yet.... then hopefully by 2018 I'll be ready and raring to go again!

So here goes.... cast your minds back to July ... and sunshine....

new hair don't care... NERG madness... Sunday strolls with Aunty Beryl... Angel of the North seeing us back down south... discovering FOMO... Superman aceness... swimsuit buying (while eating a magnum!)... biggest ASOS haul to date... cone of shame... plan of action... games room shoot em ups... walkies... MDWAP live... sneaky Wimbledon watching... work drinks... bathtime bliss... Wimbledon final BBQ... zoomies in the grass... magician in the office... keeping awake... London Textile Fair... curry takeaway... pug café Brighton... puggy playtime walks... Love Island final... rollin on a river... sneaky swimming watching... chippy tea with mum... hen party prep... Michelle's Manchester hen... Tiger Tiger cheeziness... ... to do next month...

Ttfn x

Monday, November 13, 2017

Eh up - looong time no speak…

How’ve you been? Is anyone still out there?!
Sorry for the radio silence, life and FOMO have run away with me again and I’m getting back on track slowly but surely.
Am I allowed to say FOMO?! Is there an age limit on the term FOMO?! Am I now one of those un-cool older people who say FOMO and the younger ones roll their eyes?! Probably.

To be honest I’m a bit stumped with my blog at the moment....
Since Photobucket changed and I can’t use them to host my photos I’ve kind of lost the spark for posting little updates and they’re not the same without a little photo...
Also I keep meaning to upload my One Second Everyday monthly posts but time slips away from me.... don’t fret I’ll be jumping back on it & uploading the previous months soon (yay I hear you say! :P)

2017’s been a bit of a weird year for me – ups and downs (quite a few downs actually) and struggling to stay motivated but I’m hoping 2018 is going to be a better year…
Lots in the pipeline… hopefully resulting in a happier KtP… cryptic I know!

Anyway, it’s just a little update to say I’m still here…
I’ve not forgotten my little blog (can’t believe I’ve been keeping a blog for 13years in Jan!)…
Roll on happier times & more updates

Thanks for sticking with me…
Ttfn x 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

32years 11months 16days

Now before I turn 33 maybe it's time I share my post about last year's birthday?!
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"32 and none the wiser"

Fact! As usual I managed to drag my birthday on for a few weeks....it started with the Great British Beer Festival and ended with my desk being covered with banners and streamers (so much so I almost strangled myself everytime I got up to go to the photocopier).

I found the best way to cover my birthday was to turn back to my trusty friend 1SE again!

PART 1 - GBBF 2016
I love this video so much....it's me being a total ladette with my bestie as well as a few other mates and a chicken hat....the more eagle-eyed viewers with notice the famous KtP/Slink drunk signals!


PART 2 - BRENT / BEER / MUSIC / SLIDE
Involves traditional hungover tv watching...a mini festival...doggy beer...the Orbit slide (you must do this by the way if you're ever at the Olympic PARK- it's brilliant...thankfully there was a day inbetween the GBBF and the slide).


PART 3 - WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER / MUGGLE  MAGIC / MORE BRENT
Lottery wins (which I spent at least 3 times over)...Motion City Soundtrack's farewell gig...pug sleepovers...Birthday magic at the Harry Potter Studio Tour (yes I did get to help to open to door to Hogwarts seeing as it was my birthday - thankfully I didn't have to elbow any kids out of the way to do this!)...butter beer...pug cake...Nandos...Brent.


Perfick!
Ttfnx

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Ps Roast Challenge

Seeing as it's Sunday and traditionally a day to enjoy a roast I thought I'd share this little 1SE video back from when I attempted to cook a coast for Easter Day, as you may know I'm not the most willing of cooks, but the ale sure helped me along!
Ttfn x

Friday, July 21, 2017

NERG & Newcastle weekender 2017

At the start of July we made our annual pilgrimage to NERG (North East Retro Gaming) up in Gateshead. Adam, Ash, Nick & I all met up Saturday morning at our hotel before heading straight to the International Stadium to game (& drink) the day away. And we did exactly that. This year they had linked with a local brewery & they'd made a special ale just for NERG. The show started at 10am, their first keg ran out at 11am, they had to send for backups - it was that good! In true KtP fashion I've done a 1SE video....
Saturday's part - NERG - lots of gaming and drinking, drinking and gaming, I slowly get more and more worse for wear as the day goes on! Thankfully Sunday is a lot calmer - Pokémon raid... then when the boys went back to NERG I visited the Baltic Gallery... caught up with Aunty Beryl... chilled out in the hotel bar... then played Exploding Kittens for about 4hours while drinking more ale... then headed home Monday morning.

Ttfn x

Friday, July 14, 2017

One does Chelsea Flower Show

I've always wanted to visit Chelsea Flower show & this year I got the chance to tag along with mum, and my aunt & uncle. It was so nice to have a day off work, to chill out with mum, have a proper girly day and all with awesome weather to top it off! What better way to share it than... yup you guessed it... One Second A Day! Here's my little video to make you feel like you were there! Enjoy!
Wasn't overly keen with the "Best in Show" garden but some of the other smaller ones were lovely, especially the 5 BBC Radio 2 sense gardens. Some of the flower arrangement tents were a bit too stuffy for me but I loved wandering around the huge marquee and seeing all the different flowers and plants there to buy, I could have bought so many Cacti! I even wandered on the Easigrass stand to check out the fake grass... watch this space, hopefully we'll have a lovely (fake) green lawn to enjoy sometime soon(ish)! We managed to enjoy one glass of overly-priced Pimms, followed by a slightly cheaper ice cream, before heading back to Euston and crashing in front of a big cup of tea while we waited for mum's train home. Such a super fun girly day. Can't wait for another one soon!

Ttfn x

Sunday, July 09, 2017

KtP update June 2017 #1SE

Following on from my FOMO post last week I've been finding my "One Second A Day" monthly movies even more important. Sadly my I lost my May one due to my phone breaking but here's what I got up to in June...
Thursday night Ceroc fun... Friday Night Spoons... Coin collecting with the in-laws... card games and silly hats...  Monday attitude... going off grid... English pints with American friends... Best. T-shirt. Ever! - if Belinda Blinked means nothing to you... don't worry!... Sausage and Cider fest with the uni gang... Miami Vice theme pug party... MDWAP... Being asked to be a Taxi Dancer for my local Ceroc group (meaning I help the beginner dancers and run a review class with a few other taxi dancers each time)... doggy mayhem in the office... watching Tommy the musical and playing pinball in the interval... first BBQ of the year - whoop... India Girlies catch up... Marylebone Street Fayre dancing in the streets... "spa day" in the paddling pool... Taxi dancing again... Love Island fan... on the train heading home... happy birthday mum!... my lovely family church... snapchat silliness... Classic FM comedown after dancing... Tommy playing ball... meh... hot tub chill out with dad...

Ttfn x

Thursday, July 06, 2017

#FOMO is a MOFO

I don’t normally talk about my feelings on here but this is something that’s been really affecting me recently. I couldn’t put my finger on it until the other day so didn’t really know how to talk to people about it.

The last week or so I’ve been really down, felt like I was missing out on so much and feeling incredibly lonely…
To some of you I’m sure this sounds crazy… my diary is always full seeing different people and I’m always out and about… but for some reason it just wasn’t enough…
It was driving me crazy trying to work out what the problem was and why everyone else was having more fun than me.

This was until I was read the “Unplugged” edition of Grazia on our drive up to Gateshead last weekend & it hit me… F.O.M.O!
(I know this word makes me sound like I’m trying to get down wit da kidz – that phrase proves I’m not!)
But bingo that was it…

FEAR… OF… MISSING… OUT…

I’d noticed the last few months I’ve been more and more addicted to my phone…
Scrolling Facebook to see what everyone was up to, checking twitter, grabbing my phone every time a WhatsApp notification buzzed or someone liked a photo on Instagram, it was getting out of control…
I do a lot on a day to day basis but a lot of the time I was doing it and thinking “yeah but so-and-so is at that gig… and my other friend is drinking at that bar… I wish I was dancing there…”
I was so focused on seeing what my friends were up to I was forgetting to enjoy what I was doing.…
This lead me to feel left out and lonely… and probably a right pain in the backside clutching my phone constantly no matter where I was going or what I was doing.

So over the weekend I turned off all my Notifications for EVERYTHING…
The only time my phone makes a noise now is if someone calls me…
I check the rest of the apps when I want to, not when my phone is flashing, beeping and buzzing for my attention…
And it feels great!

I’m also making sure that when I’m relaxing watching TV with Adam my phone goes upstairs, not next to me on the sofa…
If it rings I’ll hear it, if I get messages I’ll get them when I decide to check…
I’m actually enjoying watching programs properly again instead of constantly glancing at my phone trying to keep track of social media at the same time as trying to keep track of what’s being said on the TV.

Sometimes I find this new phone-freedom so easy, and I actually feel lighter and less frazzled…
Other times it takes a huge amount of willpower to not keep unlocking my phone just to see if I have any notifications…

But I’m getting there and I’m really looking forward to living my life properly again and enjoying every minute…

Ttfn x

Friday, May 12, 2017

KtP update April 2017 #1SE

A little bit late this month...but here's what April brought us...


1st grass cut of the year... exploding kittens (best game ever)... the first of many Ikea visits... games room development... drunken faces... spring sunshine... pugs wot lunch... rappers delight... Nandos order for Tracy Arker... STEPS song fatigue... Milo's birthday... Pete's birthday... Easter Sunday calm... Kiss chase... ball games... exciting games room... love for the Southbank... Waterloo people watching... good old Manc cuppa... Bestie sunshine catchup walks... Ceroc... bestest album ever!... running in the games room... hen party thriller... Sunday shopping...

Until next time...
Ttfnx

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Ktp update March 2017 #1SE

There's March been and gone...and we're already over a quarter of our way through the year...whaaaat?! As well as drowning in builders dust we've been up to...
Life admin night... Sum41 at Brixton Academy... Games room developments... welcome Jessica... Temple Of Jive... STEPS reunion huzzah... Archers catch up... Loving Logan... Wilbur & Pearl's pug party... learning to be a man at Ceroc... actually kind of enjoying cooking... Dave Hause at the Garage... bestest new shoes... Margate adventures... Sunday Cream tea... Star Trekkin... new bathroom... herbal sweet flashback... Chicken Waffle Burger <3 ...="" albert="" amazingness...="" at="" back...="" bathroom="" best="" busted="" d="" drive="" egg="" finally="" first="" garden="" got="" hall="" hen="" kinder="" new="" our="" outing...="" party.="" royal="" sheeran="" shoes="" span="" the="" toy...="" update...="" work="" zoomies...="">

Till next time...
Ttfn x

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The P's Busy Bee Weekend

Think I've just about recovered from last weekend's full schedule! Phew!
Garage conversion excitement... so long Carlton... new car madness... welcome Jessica... Junkyard Golf fun... slides... UV fun... such a lower... evening church quiz... rainy walks... church... Temple of Jive... and sleep...

This weekend was slightly more chilled thankfully! 
Ttfn x

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

KtP update Feb 2017 #1SE

There we have it, Feb's flashed by and we're storming into March. Don't ask me how!  There's lots happening at Chez P and can't wait to share everything!
Archers update... T2 terrific... Signing on the dotted line... Tommy's tv review... Paris trip... Oysters... Moët... Walkies back home... Loved up... 5:2 joy... Try before you buy... Pug meet... Different dance day... Spoons curry club... iPod re-discovered... Tommy cuddles... Wall squat fail... Pancake flip...

Till next time folks...
Ttfnx

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ktp update Jan 2017 #1SE

Well January went in the blink of an eye and it looks like February is going the same way! Here's what I got up to...
New Year fun... sunny woodland walks... JT on repeat... bathtime bliss... free Greggs sausage roll (best day ever!)... birthday girl... pug party... new camera yay!)... Ceroc gang... snowy evening... anniversary flowers... Lou + camera date... chill time... Jan goals... parents playdate... blackadder night... pug meet... harry potter confirmation huzzah!... the best console ever... #friyay... beavertown taproom... status quo singalong... gaming fun... spring flowers...
 
Ttfn x

Friday, January 27, 2017

#FRIYAY #BobbyPinClub

Happy Friday folks! Have a great one...don't have too much fun!
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Our plan? ....car test-driving...lots of beer...N64 playing (hopefully!)...church...friend catch ups...sky box clearing...and cleaning! Might need to take Monday off to recover. Yoink!

Ttfn x

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Little Miss Organised


Been feeling like my brain is a bit too full recently. I’m mega (some would say over) organised at work, but by the time I get home my brain’s mush and I can’t remember my name let alone what I wanted to do that evening other than sit in front of Geordie Shore and cuddle Tommy! But today I had a brainwave and it’s filled with post-it notes, cute note books and nice pens...roll on the Amazon delivery! Little Miss Organised is back on track!
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Ttfn x