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... Mo√ęt... 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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Gaan Daan Saaaffend #1SE

Yesterday Lou and I had a photography day trip to Southend-on-Sea and it was great! Such a long overdue catch up. I took along an old Opus point and click as well as my new Lomography Fisheye and can't wait to see the results! In the meantime enjoy this One Second Everyday showing what we got up to...
New gloves... Funicular railway... East-17 singalong... fish 'n' chips... beach walks... longest pier in the world... numerous cups of tea... the best dirtiest donut ever... arcade slots...neon greatness...


Ttfn x

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Ktp update Dec 2016 #1SE

As well as my resolution post here's what happened in my little word from the end of Nov to the end of 2016!
Kindle time... champagne brunch jollies... pizza catchups... walkies... advent calendars... junkyard golf... pug meets... totp tickets... #tot... Against Me gig... Winter Wonderland... more pug meets... Frank Turner film premiere... Christmas card writing... broken car... Status Quo gig... pub Tetris... festive Tesco... relaxing baths... Piano Works party... Chrimbo Eve Tetris... Puggy presents... Boxing day sales... Star Wars... New Years Eve Eve drinks... Cheers to the back of 2016!

Bring on 2017
Ttfn x

New year...new me!

Happy 2017 you lovely lot. I have one simple resolution this year.... Learn To Adult!
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I need to be a bit more healthy... a bit more motivated... and to have a bit more 'me' (as well as Adam and me) time.
Bring it on!
Ttfn x