Flying Sunday post

I have so much to update about over the next few days, but it will have to wait for just a wee bit longer as I am still absolutely snowed under with work!

No OOTD today as I’ve not had time. Back to it tomorrow!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Tyler Lyle – Lost And Found [The Midnight Remix]
The Beatles – Day Tripper
Furniture – Brilliant Mind
Debbie Harry – French Kissing In The USA

Flying Saturday post

Just a quick update tonight as internet is sketchy! Today I’ve run a new parkrun (review post coming in a few days’ time), eaten a lot of cake, and done a lot of editing work for clients. Looking forward to everything settling down again mid-week.

OOTD 10th August 2019
OOTD: phone box hunting again! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Gildan for Resistanz (2016), bag CXL by Christian Lacroix (2018), t-shirt Amplified (2018), jeans Levi (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Air Supply – All Out Of Love
Michael Ball – Love Changes Everything
Ellie Goulding – Burn
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
The Midnight and Nikki Flores – Jason
Mya, Pink, Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot – Lady Marmalade
Spandau Ballet – Musclebound

Artefacts

After going for brunch with my brother and sister-in-law Malcolm and Steff this morning, Geth and I headed to a museum for a wander round. I’ll do a full post on that next week – I’m still a bit too busy for more than a quick update each night at the moment!

We had a nice family meal out as well, and I’m now planning to get a fairly early night before parkrun tomorrow.

OOTD 9th August 2019
OOTD: almost monochrome. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Gildan for Resistanz (2016), jacket unknown brand (estimated vintage 1990s, bought at vintage shop 2003), bag CXL by Christian Lacroix (2018), t-shirt Punk Masters (2018), jeans Levi (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – Do You Believe In Shame?
The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
Visage – Fade To Grey
Duran Duran – Watching The Detectives
Jennifer Lopez – If You Had My Love
The Midnight and Nikki Flores – Jason
Travis – Driftwood
Sebastian Gampl and Tommy Reeve – Under Control

Old structures

After a quiet morning, Geth and I went out for a drive to an archaeological site this afternoon. I’ll do a more detailed post on it next week!

Other than that, I’ve just been enjoying time with family and having a bit of necessary downtime today.

OOTD 8th August 2019
OOTD: these old buildings are pretty cold when they don’t have fires going in the centre! Sunglasses Ray-Ban (2019), hoodie Gildan for Resistanz (2016), bag CXL by Christian Lacroix (2018), vest top Redbubble (2019), jeans Vivid (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Heaven 17 – Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
Classix Nouveaux – Is It A Dream?
Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét – Monopoly
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Devo – Whip It
Rod Stewart – Some Guys Have All The Luck
Queen – Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
Nick Heyward – Take That Situation
Duran Duran – Electric Barbarella

Phone Box Thursday: Victoria Embankment, London

In up-to-date phone box news, the family and I have found lots of them while out exploring this week! They’ll all get posted later in the year.

In the meantime, here’s another one from the final stretch of the London Marathon!

Red phone box
Red phone box, Victoria Embankment, London, 28th April 2019.

(Coordinates 51°50’96.1″N, 0°11’88.2″W.)

That slightly blurry structure sticking straight out of the top of the phone box is in fact the London Eye.

A slightly different phone box from the Embankment next week!

Longer distances

It’s just over a month till the Great North Run (which I think will be my final race of the season this year in order to try and avoid the winter running slump – I have looked at a couple in October and November but I think it’s more sensible if I finish in September this year, especially seeing as I’m getting more and more tempted to take up the free guaranteed 2020 place that the London Marathon have gifted me for being a slowpoke).

As such, I’m building up my distances every week, and was back out doing 14k today, which is two-thirds of the GNR distance done already. 15k next week!

Geth and I went out for lunch afterwards and I allowed myself the post-run treat of waffles and ice cream. We’re going for an Indian meal out with the family tonight as well! Will have to be good again next week.

OOTD 7th August 2019
OOTD: it’s slightly chilly out there! Hoodie Gildan for Resistanz (2016), bag CXL by Christian Lacroix (2018), t-shirt Campus Crew for Toronto Blue Jays (2018), jeans Zara (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
Duran Duran – Electric Barbarella
Tyler Lyle – Lost And Found [The Midnight Remix]
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Devo – Whip It
The Beatles – Drive My Car
Duran Duran – Rio
Trevor Something – Summer Love
Sebastian Gampl and Tommy Reeve – Under Control

Flying Tuesday post

Just a quick update today as I’m still very busy with work stuff. Managed a nice long walk in the afternoon though! Looking forward to getting out for a run in the morning.

No outfit picture today because I forgot to take one and have already crawled back into the comfort of my pyjamas!

Today’s earworm playlist:

The Midnight and Nikki Flores – Jason
Duran Duran – None Of The Above
Debbie Harry – French Kissing In The USA
Wham! – Young Guns
Ultravox – Vienna
Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
Wilkinson – Afterglow
Sebastian Gampl and Tommy Reeve – Under Control

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Jona Lewie – You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

A new week

No Music Video Monday post again this week (I will do one next week, honestly!) because I’m busy with other things. The August/September work floodgates are starting to open, so I’ve got a fair bit of work to do this week.

Hoping to get a bit more writing done too now that all of last week’s submissions are out of the way!

OOTD 5th August 2019
OOTD: comfy casual outfit. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Gildan for Resistanz (2016), t-shirt Lauren Ralph Lauren (modern but bought from Headlock Vintage 2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Gunship – When You Grow Up Your Heart Dies
The Power Station – Get It On
Lil’ Nas X – Panini

1000 posts!

This is my thousandth post on this blog! It’s not a particularly impressive one, I’m afraid, since I’ve been busy with work this evening so only have time for a quick update. I’m spending time with the family over the next few days as my brother and sister-in-law are over from Canada – it should be a really good week.

OOTD 4th August 2019
OOTD: a slogan t-shirt day 🙂 Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), t-shirt Katharine Hamnett (2017), skirt Calvin Klein Jeans (2004).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science
The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
Sebastian Gampl and Tommy Reeve – Under Control
Gunship – When You Grow Up Your Heart Dies

A working Saturday

I’ve spent most of today editing for a client, as a project came in that I won’t be able to do on Monday as I’m otherwise engaged. I wouldn’t normally do day job work on Saturday but I’m not going to complain given that work has been a bit scarce over the last month or so!

I’ve also been putting together some packages of DVDs, CDs, and books to sell on MusicMagpie and the like, continuing with my latest de-hoarding project. It gives us a bit more breathing room upstairs and helps with my stuff-related anxiety. I should have it all out of the house by the end of the month.

Ploughing on with work this evening in the hope that I can get it finished tonight!

OOTD 3rd August 2019
OOTD: I’m still not enjoying the slight mugginess that’s in the air. Hoodie Gildan for Resistanz (2016), dress unknown brand (thrifted from Steff 2016), tights Primark (2017), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face
Sebastian Gampl and Tommy Reeve – Under Control
Duran Duran – Notorious
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Sebastian Gampl and Tommy Reeve – Without You
Culture Club – Time (Clock Of The Heart)
Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road