A productive Sunday

Another good day of getting stuff done, watching Geth play Final Fantasy IX, and catching up with TV.  It’s what weekends were made for!

I got a bit of work done for a client as well, to get it out of the way so I can have another full admin day tomorrow.  Shaping up to be a good week.

OOTD 30th September 2018
OOTD: comfy Sunday outfit. T-shirt Gildan for Infest (2018), skirt Electric Cabaret (2005), shoes Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Melissa (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – Ordinary World
Maroon 5 and Cardi B – Girls Like You

(A short one today as I’ve had various sound-emitting media playing music at me most of the time!)

Settling into that Saturday stride

Another successful parkrun this morning.  It was a club takeover this week, so there were pacers – and excitingly, they brought some new pacer t-shirts with them to fill in the minutes that were previously not being paced.  This meant there was a 29-minute pacer at parkrun for the very first time, which was very well-timed for me!

I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep up with 29-minute pace, but I managed to stay on the pacer’s heels the whole way round – which resulted in a 28:42 parkrun!  More than a minute off last week’s PB – and incredibly, that’s three PBs in a row!  I can’t believe the times I’m getting at the moment.  Just hope I can start translating them to longer distances soon!

I had a relaxed Saturday afternoon watching Geth play Final Fantasy IX again, and after enjoying the Strictly live show, we’re now continuing our Marvel catchup with Spider-Man.  Looking forward to another quiet day tomorrow.

OOTD 29th September 2018
OOTD: Saturday afternoon warmth. Jumper unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), jeans Levi (2018), boots Carefree (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Spagna – Call Me
Mr Blobby – Mr Blobby
The Wonder Stuff – Give Give Give Me More More More
FR David – Words
Vangelis – Chariots Of Fire
George Ezra – Shotgun
Queen – Another One Bites The Dust
Drake and Michael Jackson – Don’t Matter To Me
Freeez – IOU

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

The Outhere Brothers – Boom Boom Boom

A quiet Friday

A good quiet day for getting on with admin and house stuff.  I’ve been doing wardrobe organisation and have managed to get Geth’s t-shirt collection sorted out and on hangers, which was well overdue.

Geth himself is out at a work meal tonight, so I’ve got the house to myself again and am catching up with TV.

OOTD 28th September 2018
OOTD: the girl in black. T-shirt Cyberdog (originally early ’00s, thrifted from Geth 2014), belt H&M (2017), tights Primark (2017), shoes Primark (2012).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know
Howard Jones – What Is Love?
Assemblage 23 – Let The Wind Erase Me

2018 Ciders #55: Sheppy’s Original Cloudy Cider

This is another one that Dad brought me from the south-west.

Sheppy's Original Cloudy Cider
Sheppy’s Original Cloudy Cider.

This has a lovely comforting warm sweet taste, and is my favourite out of all the Sheppy’s ciders I’ve tried.  When Mum and Dad went back to the south-west a couple of weeks ago, they asked if there was a particular variety I wanted, and this is the one I chose!  I’ve not checked yet if they managed to find it, but I hope they did ’cause it would make a lovely Christmas drink this winter.

Routine is nice

A nice regular Thursday today.  Slimming World this morning (two pounds off to take me back into target range, hopefully for good now the summer is over!), a good bit of admin catchup in the afternoon, then Pilates class this evening.

Now watching triathlon on the TV again!

OOTD 27th September 2018
OOTD: not doing too well at teaching Geth to focus this camera – may invest in a tripod instead. Hoodie Uneek Classic for Mesh (2016), t-shirt Puma for Great Winter Run (2016), leggings Primark (2018), trainers Reebok (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato – Solo
Martika – Toy Soldiers
Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
Keala Settle – This Is Me
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
T.Rex – Cosmic Dancer
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
Yanomamo! – Forest People
T.Rex – 20th Century Boy

Phone Box Thursday: Borough Road, Sunderland

Moving onto a phone box that I first spotted while running the Sunderland 10K in 2016, but of which I only had the chance to take a photo the following year, when Geth and I went to Sunderland so he could look at the course in preparation (he ran it for the first time in 2017).

Red phone box
Red phone box, Borough Road, Sunderland, 14th April 2017.

(Coordinates 54°54’18.2″N, 1°22’53.2″W.)

I love a good phone-box-turned-cash-machine – it keeps the boxes useful in the world of the 21st century!

Back to long runs again

It was good to be able to go for a long run this morning after being too ill last week.  I was a bit tired out in the second half, but I think that’s partially because I’m not fully recovered yet.  Next week should be better.

A relaxed afternoon catching up with admin again, and now have YouTube on in the background courtesy of Geth.

OOTD 26th September 2018
OOTD: autumn uniform. Jumper unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), jeans Vivid (2018), trainers Reebok (2017)

Today’s earworm playlist:

Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
David Guetta and Sia – Flames
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Loud Luxury and Brando – Body
INXS – Mystify
INXS – Need You Tonight
Macklemore and Skylar Grey – Glorious
5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood
Duran Duran – Like An Angel

2018 Ciders #54: South West Orchards

This is one I tried in the bar of the Jesmond Dene House hotel when my in-laws were staying there.  I’ve also since had it at another bar in central Newcastle.

South West Orchards is lovely and sweet, but there’s definitely a southwest ‘farm’ taste about it, which gives it a sharper edge.  Very nice though!