Paring down

It’s been a bit of a long day today. The tree doctors were round in the morning to remove two trees in the front garden and cut back all the others, so both the front and back garden look a lot neater now. I spent the day working on my pitch package for sending out later this week, and then the treadmill arrived late afternoon, so I set that up before I had to head out. I’ll be doing my first treadmill run in the morning! I’ll also be watching some recorded TV while I’m on it, which will kill two birds with one stone.

In the evening, I went to ukulele class, and learnt a new song and a new chord. Lots to practise this week.

Despite the fact that tomorrow’s Thursday, I think it might actually turn out to be a more relaxed day than today!

OOTD 6th February 2019
OOTD: didn’t have time to take a picture until the evening! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper Ellend (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2019).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Jax Jones and Years & Years – Play
Jax Jones and Ina Wroldsen – Breathe
Arcadia – The Promise
The Power Station – Some Like It Hot
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
George Michael – A Different Corner
Assemblage 23 – Let Me Be Your Armour

Into the trees

I did my last enforced outside run today. The treadmill arrives tomorrow so I will always have the option of running indoors in future! I’m looking forward to trying that out on Thursday morning. Today’s run was stupidly slow because of the ice, but as Tuesdays are recovery run days, it didn’t matter so much. Thursdays, on the other hand, are speed run days, so the treadmill will be better for that while the mornings are still so frosty.

Another thing that happened today (at an alarmingly fast pace) was that Geth decided to have a look at all the flyers that the local tree surgeon people keep putting through our door. He then gave them a ring to see if he could get a quote. They sent a guy round an hour later to look at the trees in our front and back gardens, and they’re going to do the job at nine o’clock tomorrow morning. That escalated quickly! Happily, we will be keeping both of my favourite trees – the weeping willow in the back garden, and the pretty one in the front garden that blossoms in the spring – but we’ll be getting rid of the two evergreen trees that have become ridiculously entangled in the front garden. Apparently the company have done the same job for every house in the street. I’m guessing they must have been part of the original garden design, but that is one period ’80s feature I really don’t want to keep.

Other than that, I’ve just been getting on with writing as usual, and doing prep work for sending out the first of the year’s pitches later this week.

OOTD 5th February 2019
OOTD: those trees might look a bit prettier tomorrow! Blouse KDS Collection (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), belt H&M (2017), skirt H&M (thifted from Steff 2016), tights Primark (2017), boots Moda In Pelle (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
FR David – Words
Howard Jones – New Song
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Pet Shop Boys – Heart
Curiosity Killed The Cat – Name And Number
Halsey – Without Me

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Patio Song