Admin and SP

A full admin day, which was great, and an SP day, which was not so great (I can’t wait for my pasta lunch tomorrow) but was necessary due to having carbed up so much for the race at the weekend.

Geth’s put Buffy the Vampire Slayer back on, which will be nice background for the rest of my evening!

OOTD 17th October 2018
OOTD: comfy not-leaving-the-house outfit. Jumper Carlo Colucci (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), leggings Primark (2018), boots Carefree (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Keala Settle – This Is Me
Puddle Of Mudd – She Hates Me
Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately?
Arcadia – The Promise
Arcadia – Goodbye Is Forever

Back to work

I spent most of today getting some work done for clients and sorting out the day’s admin, because Geth and I are off out to a gig tonight.  Full gig review coming tomorrow!

OOTD 16th October 2018
OOTD: nice to be able to get dressed up for a gig! Dress unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), shoes Office (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

King – Love And Pride
Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day
Five Star – Rain Or Shine
Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
The Chordettes – Mr Sandman

Back from York

Geth and I got back from York today after a lovely pub lunch.  We had a nice straightforward journey back to Newcastle, and I spent the afternoon getting some work done.

Looking forward to getting back to normal tomorrow.

OOTD 15th October 2018
OOTD: I’ve had my ‘rainy day Reeboks’ on all weekend, but it was actually glorious when we got back to Newcastle. T-shirt Gildan for Stranger Things (2017), jeans Zara (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Paul Young – Every Time You Go Away
Gladys Knight – Licence To Kill
Madonna – Live To Tell
Razorlight – Somewhere Else
Vanessa Carlton – Save The Best For Last
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Five Star – Rain Or Shine
Duran Duran – Girls On Film

Getting out of the rain

Following this morning’s race, Geth and I headed to the pub to meet up with our friend Matt, and then went for a well-deserved race celebration meal at Pizza Hut.  Much as I like races, it was much nicer drinking and eating in warm indoor environments than it had been running in the rain this morning.

We made sure to finish our meal in plenty of time so we could get back and watch Doctor Who and the Strictly results, which is already becoming my favourite kind of autumn Sunday evening.

OOTD 14th October 2018
OOTD: showing off the new race shirt. T-shirt Yorkshire 10 Mile (2018), jeans Levi (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Traditional – Scotland The Brave
Eternal and Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be The Only One
Ella Henderson – Ghost
Duran Duran – Come Undone
Sigala and Paloma Faith – Lullaby
Samantha Fox – Touch Me

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Kicking off another running weekend!

It’s a race weekend for me and Geth, so we volunteered at parkrun this morning in the pouring rain.  According to the weather forecast, we’re going to be running the race in the pouring rain tomorrow, so I suppose it was good practice.

We had a nice meal out with lots of pasta in order to carb-load for tomorrow, enjoyed the main Strictly show, and are now watching triathlon TV to get us in the mood for the race!

OOTD 13th October 2018
OOTD: actually today’s second outfit, ’cause I had to change out of the first after getting soaked at parkrun. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie unknown brand (2009), Duran Duran t-shirt Amplified (2018), jeans H&M (thrifted from Steff 2016), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
Razorlight – Somewhere Else
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Sacre – London Marathon
Duran Duran – The Reflex
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Vance Joy – Riptide
Madonna – Hollywood

A productive Friday

Another good day getting lots of work and admin done in preparation for the weekend!  Now catching up with Strictly and other TV.  I’m really looking forward to the next couple of days – it’s a race weekend so we’ll be volunteering at parkrun to kick things off tomorrow morning.

OOTD: a cosy day in. Jumper Faber (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), jeans Levi (2018), boots Carefree (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Calvin Harris – Acceptable In The ’80s
The Clash – I Fought The Law
Let Loose – Crazy For You
Madonna – Crazy For You
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
Duran Duran – Come Undone
Abba – Lay All Your Love On Me
King – Love And Pride
Will Powers – Kissing With Confidence

Keeping on keeping on

It’s been a fairly normal Thursday, bookended by Slimming World and Pilates as ever.  We have a couple of weeks’ break from Pilates now, so it’ll be good to have some extra time to get on with things.

Now spending the evening watching some of the BBC4 music shows I’m always recording and never getting round to watching!

OOTD 11th October 2018
OOTD: comfy Pilates gear. Hoodie Sonar (2006), t-shirt Great North 10K (2016), leggings Primark (2018), trainers Reebok (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Bucks Fizz – Piece Of The Action
Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
The Jam – Going Underground
Duran Duran – All She Wants Is
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Duran Duran – Come Undone

A cautious Wednesday

I woke up with a sore throat this morning, so I decided not to risk going for the short run I’d planned.  Lots of paracetamol seems to be sorting me out though, so I think I’m okay to go to the dinner party hosted by our friends Mark and Ruth tonight.  Looking forward to that!

Geth had pest control come round this morning and get rid of some wasps’ nests that had accumulated around our property, so I’m also glad we don’t have to worry about those any more.

OOTD 10th October 2018
OOTD: dinner party outfit! Scarf unknown brand (2016), dress Polo Ralph Lauren (2018), tights unknown brand (2014), shoes Office (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Robin Beck – First Time
The Wonder Stuff – Give Give Give Me More More More
Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
Duran Duran – Meet El Presidente
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You
Madonna – Crazy For You
Calvin Harris and Sam Smith – Promises
Duran Duran – Planet Earth

Finding the time

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m taking advantage of a quiet period at work to get a lot of life admin done.  I’m also making sure to find time for writing fiction at the moment, because that’s always the thing that gets neglected when work is busy.  It’s come at a good time for me, because autumn always makes me really excited about my ongoing fiction projects, especially as I’ll be taking advantage of NaNoWriMo to get another first draft written.

Today, therefore, has involved getting on with both of those.  It’s nice to be able to make progress on these projects, even if everything does feel a bit regimented at the moment (I have a huge list of stuff to do every day – it’s the only way I’ll get anything done!).

OOTD 9th October 2018
OOTD: loving autumn and my favourite vintage ’80s jumper! Jumper unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), jeans H&M (thrifted from Steff 2016), boots Carefree (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

The Art of Noise and Tom Jones – Kiss
Prince – Kiss
Madness – Wings Of A Dove
Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme
The Beatles – Taxman
The Power Station – Some Like It Hot

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

The Beautiful South – A Little Time

A busy Monday

Today’s been another good day of getting on with admin.  Now relaxing with some TV while Geth’s out boardgaming!

OOTD 8th October 2018
OOTD: autumn jeans ‘n’ jumper comfort. Jumper Carlo Colucci (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), jeans Zara (2018), trainers Reebok (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Sonia – You’ll Never Stop Me From Loving You
They Might Be Giants – Particle Man
Duran Duran – Notorious