Another busy admin day

I kind of feel like I’m saying the same thing pretty much every day at the moment!  Life admin is not exciting, but it needs to be done, and I’m taking advantage of a quiet work period to do a lot of it.  Same again tomorrow!

Geth is out boardgaming this evening, and I’m catching up with TV, which has become quite a nice Monday evening pattern.

OOTD 1st October 2018
OOTD: that is my ‘is it actually going to focus this time?’ face. Blouse Heartsoul (2004), skirt Primark (2018), tights Primark (2017), shoes Zara (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – All I Ask Of You
Jennifer Lopez – Louboutins
T’Pau – Heart And Soul
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House
Duran Duran – Come Undone

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

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

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

New machinery!

Another busy day of admin, but then the thing arrived that I was talking about yesterday:

Tumble dryer
Our new tumble dryer! (I also finally got my new camera set up, as you can probably tell!)

I am so glad that we got this.  It’s an early Christmas present from Geth’s dad’s side of the family, and it’s one of the things that will hopefully sort out the issue with dampness we have upstairs.  Up until now, when it’s not summer (or when it is but it’s raining), we’ve had to line-dry clothes upstairs, which has not helped the problem.  The tumble dryer means we don’t have to do that anymore.

It also gives us a bit more space upstairs, seeing as I gleefully dismantled the drying racks this afternoon!

Between that and the dehumidifier that Geth bought a few weeks ago, hopefully we won’t have to put up with mould growing on the ceilings from now on.

I got some more work done in the evening, with triathlon TV and Strictly: It Takes Two as background.  Nice and relaxed!

OOTD 25th September 2018
OOTD: I’m still teaching Geth how to use the focus, but it’s so much better than my phone! Jumper Carlo Colucci (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), jeans H&M (thrifted from Steff 2016), boots Carefree (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)
Paul Young – Come Back And Stay
Duran Duran – Tel Aviv [AIR Studio Version]
StreetPass Mii Plaza – Main Theme
Florence & The Machine – Shake It Out
Icona Pop and Charli XCX – I Love It
Elton John – Something About The Way You Look Tonight
Macklemore and Skylar Grey – Glorious
Axwell & Ingrosso – More Than You Know
Steps – Deeper Shade Of Blue
Duran Duran – Careless Memories

This post called itself ‘1980’ and I liked the way it looked

As hoped, I’ve had quite a productive day, mainly getting on with admin.  Now catching up with various TV and radio shows I’ve recorded, as Geth is out boardgaming tonight.

We had lots of shiny things arrive in the post today, including my new camera and our race numbers for the Yorkshire 10 Mile in a few weeks’ time, but tomorrow something even bigger and more exciting is (hopefully) showing up!

(It’s a house thing, so don’t get too excited.  We’re looking forward to having it, though.)

Stay tuned.

OOTD 24th September 2018
OOTD: this outfit is not done justice by my blurry phone camera (I didn’t have time to set the new one up yet – it’s on the list for tomorrow!) but I expect I will be wearing this new-to-me dress lots in the near future. Dress Triumph (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), belt H&M (2017), tights Primark (2017), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Coldcut and Lisa Stansfield – People Hold On
George Ezra – Shotgun
Des’ree – Kissing You
Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Inner City – Good Life

The best kind of weekend

Another nice relaxing day – it’s been so lovely this weekend for both me and Geth to have some time to ourselves after the busy summer!  We had a lazy morning with more Final Fantasy IX, and then after lunch, I nipped into town to go to a vintage fair.  Now having a quiet evening – Geth has switched to XCOM, so it’s a slightly different set of videogame music!

I feel really refreshed now and am looking forward to a hopefully-productive week.

OOTD 23rd September 2018
OOTD: all the cadmium yellow! Dress Primark (2018), tights Primark (2017), trainers Nike (2018).

Amazon says my new camera will arrive tomorrow, so hopefully that will be the last of the blurry OOTDs!

Today’s earworm playlist:

The Housemartins – Build
Charli XCX – Boys
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Final Fantasy IX – Find The Princess
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Kylie Minogue – Locomotion

PBs and hibernation

Unusually, this morning’s parkrun went exactly as planned!  This is because I’d intended all week to have Geth pace me to sub-30, ’cause he’d offered last weekend after I got tantalisingly close again.  My cold threw a bit of a spanner in the works in terms of training this week, as it meant I had to skip my midweek long run, but I’m feeling a bit better now and so had no problems keeping up with Geth round the course today.  The result was a 29:45 parkrun, a forty-second PB and more importantly my first ever sub-30!  This is a real milestone, as it means I finally feel like I’m no longer a slow runner and am instead a solid mid-packer.  Just have to get more training in so I can start translating it to longer distances!

We had a relaxing afternoon hibernating with more Final Fantasy IX – which is our now-traditional way to spend autumn and winter Saturday afternoons and made me feel really cosy and autumnal – before enjoying the first of the Strictly live shows.  I’m still voting for Danny John-Jules, but most of the contestants are really good this year so it’s going to be an interesting series!

OOTD 22nd September 2018
OOTD: sleepy hibernation outfit. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Gildan for Resistanz (2016), Duran Duran classic lineup t-shirt eBay/Fruit of the Loom (2018), leggings Primark (2018), shoes Carvela (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

The Clash – I Fought The Law
Barbra Streisand – Memory
Sisqó – Thong Song
Phil Collins – Sussudio
Macklemore and Skylar Grey – Glorious

And a couple of bonus tracks that Geth was humming earlier:

Roxette – Listen To Your Heart
Monty Python – The Money Song