New hair…and ticking things off

The to-do list is large at the moment, mostly due to Christmas preparations!  I did get the chance to get out today though, as I had a hair appointment.  Nice to have it done in time for the Christmas holidays.

My usual Thursday tomorrow, and then we’re into a busy weekend!

OOTD 12th December 2018
OOTD: still loving this mustard outfit even in the winter. Dress Primark (2018), tights Primark (2017), trainers Nike (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Spandau Ballet – True
Girls Aloud – Something Kinda Ooh
New Order – Temptation
The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
Bucks Fizz – My Camera Never Lies
Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone
Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho

A boardgaming Tuesday

Early post today ’cause we’ve got guests round for boardgaming this evening.

It’s been another good, productive day – I had some work to do for a client during the morning, and then I got all the housework done in the afternoon.  I’ve just about managed to reverse the NaNo housework neglect now!

Another day to get stuff done tomorrow, and then we’re into a hectic long weekend again.

OOTD 11th December 2018
OOTD: love these comfy dresses! Dress Fink Modell (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), belt H&M (2017), tights Primark (2017), boots Carefree (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Little Mix and Nicki Minaj – Woman Like Me
Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
Traditional – The Holly And The Ivy
Redfoo – Party Train
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Geraldine McQueen – Once Upon A Christmas Song
They Might Be Giants – Particle Man
Ozzy Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne – Changes
Spandau Ballet – True

More Christmas decorating

I got the last of the decorations up today (apart from something I have to make…which I will only be doing if I have time, and that is unlikely).  I also got a lot of admin done and a lot of stuff watched on the digibox.  Gotta keep that digibox clear for recording Christmas TV.

It’s nice now that I’m settling into December and have more time to get stuff ticked off my to-do list before Christmas.  Looking forward to another productive day tomorrow.

OOTD 10th December 2018
OOTD: feeling recovered enough to set up my proper camera again! T-shirt Cyberdog (originally early 2000s, thrifted from Geth 2014), belt H&M (2017), tights Primark (2017), boots Carefree (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Coldplay – Christmas Lights
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Pepsi & Shirlie – Heartache
Traditional – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
New Order – Temptation

Christmas is finally up

I finally got the decorations up today.  Only eight days later than I usually do it!

Christmas tree
It gives off a comforting glow.

I’ve got one last room to do, but that can wait till tomorrow.

OOTD 9th December 2018
OOTD: very nearly recovered from cold! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie unknown brand (2009), t-shirt Gildan for Stranger Things (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Robbie Williams – Dream A Little Dream
Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
Duran Duran – White Lines
Hardy Caprio and One Acen – Best Life
Spandau Ballet – True
Wings – Mull Of Kintyre
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill

A lazy Saturday!

I didn’t get round to putting up the Christmas decorations today.  The one remaining vestige of my cold is an irritating and painful stitch in my side that won’t go away, so I had a day on the sofa with books and Christmas cookery shows in the background.  It was really, really nice just to chill out.

Back to the to-do list tomorrow!

OOTD 8th December 2018
OOTD: it’s another still-looking-a-bit-ill selfie in an ’80s jumper. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper Faber (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), jeans Vivid (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
Gary Numan – Cars
John Williams – Harry Potter Main Theme

A recovery Friday

I didn’t have to leave the house today, for the first time in over a week!  As a result, my cold symptoms are noticeably decreasing.  I’m still looking forward to a quiet weekend indoors though, catching up with all the admin and other stuff I’ve not had time for over the last few mad weeks.

Might even have time to put the Christmas decorations up tomorrow!  A full week later than usual, but never mind.

OOTD 7th December 2018
OOTD: still not a hundred percent, but looking a bit less deathlike. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
Duran Duran – Notorious
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love*
The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

*RIP Pete Shelley.  What a musical legacy!

Some time to breathe (raggedly) and a non-OOTD catchup!

Back to a normal(ish) Thursday today.  I made it to Slimming World, even if I was half-dozing through group, and then my Pilates class got cancelled ’cause my instructor is also ill, so I’ve been able to have a nice quiet afternoon – and finally had the chance to read through my entire 120,000-word NaNo novel.  Looking forward to getting stuck into the editing over the next couple of months!

I’ve got a totally quiet weekend coming up, so hopefully I’ll finally have the chance to get over my cold properly.

I did want to get caught up with my OOTDs for the last few days, but honestly, I’ve just been wearing my ’80s jumper collection with jeans and leggings because I feel so rotten and need comforting jumpers on, and have been taking ill-looking selfies that nobody needs to see.  OOTD pictures to return when I start feeling better!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Queen – We Are The Champions
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
Ozzy Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne – Changes
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Dean Lewis – Be Alright

Flying Wednesday post

Only just got back to Newcastle – again – after spending the day in Edinburgh doing Mum and Dad’s Christmas decorations.  Knackered now, so just a quick post tonight!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
Teardrop Explodes – Reward
Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Heaven 17 – Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
Adele – Someone Like You
Jax Jones, Mabel and Rich The Kid – Ring Ring
Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

Gradually getting my admin back on track

Now that I’m no longer at a music festival (now, that was well timed with being so ill!) I am really feeling the effects of the weekend, and am very slow and groggy.  It took me until eleven to crawl out of bed this morning, as I was just feverish and dozing up until that point.  Once I’m up, though, the Lemsip Max Strength really helps, and I was able to get a bit of admin done today.

Tomorrow I might even catch up with my OOTDs.  They’re all a bit sickly-looking though!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – Come Undone
Culture Club – Victims
Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

Flying Monday post

Back in Newcastle tonight, and knackered after travelling.  Will update about Electric Dreams day 3 tomorrow!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf
The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
New Order – Temptation
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
The 1975 – Too Time Too Time Too Time
Jon Bon Jovi – Please Come Home For Christmas
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Squeeze – Up The Junction
George Ezra – Shotgun
Dee C Lee – See The Day
Dean Lewis – Be Alright

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Joy Division – Dead Souls