Flying Monday post

Super busy with admin today so no Music Video Monday post again I’m afraid. Next week…I hope!

OOTD 19th August 2019
OOTD: monochrome ’80s style. T-shirt Katharine Hamnett for Help Refugees (2017), skirt unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

The Midnight and Nikki Flores – Jason
Duran Duran – Watching The Detectives
Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait
Trevor Something – Your Sex Is A Dream


I went for my long run this morning. My running watch died halfway through. This has happened a lot recently (including in two important races), so a new one will be arriving for me in the post later this week (a very early birthday present from Geth). The run itself felt quite good, though – I just wish I had my data for it!

I’ve spent the rest of the day reading. Back to work tomorrow.

OOTD 18th August 2019
OOTD: chilling with Rio (although the Duran Duran song in my headphones was actually Skin Trade [Stretch Mix]). Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), vest top Redbubble (2019).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Trevor Something – Summer Love
Ollie Wride – Back To Life
Trevor Something – All Night
Gunship – Art3mis And Parzival

The need for (slightly increased) speed

A fairly productive Saturday – after managing my fastest parkrun in 2019 this morning, I spent the afternoon getting on with some writing. This evening, Geth put The Karate Kid on as part of the ongoing ’80s-films-I-haven’t-seen marathon!

Unusually for a Sunday, I’ll be out running again tomorrow morning, as I won’t have time during the week for my long run.

OOTD 17th August 2019
OOTD: windswept. T-shirt Punk Masters (2018), jeans Vivid (2018), trainers Reebok (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Katy Perry – Never Really Over
Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
Trevor Something – All Night
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – Señorita
Sebastian Gampl and Tommy Reeve – Under Control

A rest day

I have had a really good day of not doing much at all – just reading and listening to music. It’s been a rainy day, so I’ve had zero inclination to leave the house. Will venture out briefly tomorrow morning for parkrun!

OOTD 16th August 2019
OOTD: not going out in that rain! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), t-shirt eBay/Fruit of the Loom (2018), jeans Zara (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Timecop1983 and The Bad Dreamers – Back To You
The Carpenters – Yesterday Once More
Duran Duran – White Lines
Nik Kershaw – I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Japan – I Second That Emotion
Kygo and Whitney Houston – Higher Love

New Hits Friday: 9th-16th August 2019

Double New Hits today as I was too busy travelling last week.

There were four new hits in the chart on the 9th of August.

Dermot Kennedy – Outnumbered

Singer-songwriter type track, a bit saccharine for me. At least it’s got a tune though!

Lots of calming wide shots and nature settings in the video, which makes me feel wintry for some reason.

Jax Jones and Bebe Rexha – Harder

Boring tune, irritating flourishes on the synth line. Pretty forgettable overall.

The video is a slightly tacky wedding story about Bebe Rexha marrying a man she probably shouldn’t, while Jax Jones is the underdressed wedding entertainment!

Aitch – Taste (Make It Shake)

More free advertising for Gucci. Nothing that stands out about this track at all.

On the second listen, Geth pointed out the unusual feature of Aitch rapping in a Northern accent, which has made the whole thing a lot better.

The video is a fairly typical slightly NSFW mashup of twerking girls, cars, and designer labels.

Ariana Grande and Social House – Boyfriend

I don’t like the weird discordant stuff going on in the intro, and the song’s pretty generic on the whole.

The video is a surreal but fun affair where Ariana is at a party in a lavish mansion, having various violent fantasies about other women. As ever, it’s the costumes that are the highlight here!

Just one new hit today.

Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign – Hot Girl Summer

There’s a nice synth hook in the background, but in general the track’s pretty dull. Not worth the related meme that’s been going on all summer, certainly.

There’s no video for this one, and might not be for a while, seeing as the video shoot got shut down by the police yesterday!

More new hits next Friday.

Getting away with it

Only half a pound gain at Slimming World this morning. Considering the amount of cake I ate on holiday I think I’ve been very lucky! Definitely getting back to normal eating now though.

Have sorted out the house and am just getting on with a few admin jobs before our boardgaming guests arrive tonight.

OOTD 15th August 2019
OOTD: weigh-in outfit with added Back To The Future style! Back To The Future jacket All We Do (2019), vest top Primark (2018), leggings Primark (2018), trainers Reebok (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Edvard Grieg – In The Hall Of The Mountain King
The Beatles – A Day In The Life
Duran Duran – Do You Believe In Shame?
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
The Lotus Eaters – The First Picture Of You
Debbie Harry – French Kissing In The USA
Thompson Twins – Doctor! Doctor!
The Midnight – Los Angeles
Ollie Wride – Back To Life

Bullet points

After a short run this morning (decided on a rest week due to a few aches and pains – I’ll be back doing the longer distances next week), I spent most of the day doing some editing for a client (Masters dissertation season is still chugging along!) and then updating my to-do list/bullet journal, which I’ve been neglecting while I’ve been away.

Back to Slimming World to face the post-holiday music tomorrow morning! I’ve already got lots of ideas for healthy meals over the next few weeks, though, so I should be able to get rid of any gain fairly quickly.

OOTD 14th August 2019
OOTD: a fairly grey day, but I love this dress! Dress Tammy (1997), tights Primark (2017), shoes Just Cavalli (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Brian May – Too Much Love Will Kill You
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
David Bowie – Fashion
Scott Gayle – Saved By The Bell
Tyler Lyle – Lost And Found [The Midnight Remix]

Coming down to land

Geth and I are back home in Newcastle after nine days of travelling! I have lots to update about from our travels, and will tell you all about it over the next few days. In the meantime, I am enjoying being back on my own sofa under a blanket (the weather has noticeably cooled, making me doubly excited for autumn) and not having to drive anywhere for a while (my wee Skoda has done some miles over the last week and a bit!).

Tonight I’m a bit too tired to do anything except veg, but I’m looking forward to getting caught up with everything tomorrow!

OOTD 13th August 2019
OOTD: back in my garden. Geth is not happy that the weeds have grown back while we’ve been away! Dress Primark (2018), tights Pretty Polly (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Queen – Somebody To Love
Traditional – Fast Food Song*
David Bowie – Fashion
Mr Mister – Broken Wings
Nick Heyward – Take That Situation
The Midnight and Nikki Flores – Jason

*Specifically, the verse about the cars. If you were ever at Guide camp in the ’90s, you will know it.

Flying Monday post

One last flying post before things semi-return to normal tomorrow. It’s been another busy day at work and I’ve not had time for much else!

I know I promised a Music Video Monday post this week – I have not quite managed that today, nor have I had time to take an outfit picture, but here’s the video for Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5, which features lots of footage of the kind of outfits I would wear if I actually had to go out to an office for work!

Today’s earworm playlist:

The Darkness – Growing On Me
Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face
Devo – Whip It
Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time
Tyler Lyle – Lost And Found [The Midnight Remix]
Ludwig van Beethoven – The Pastoral Symphony
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
California Dreams – California Dreams
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Duran Duran – The Reflex
Natalie Cole – Miss You Like Crazy
The Midnight and Nikki Flores – Jason