Back to normal

A nice quiet day today – I spent most of it working for a client before getting a bit of my own writing done in the afternoon.

Looking forward to spending the evening on my 3DS again!

OOTD 15th July 2019
OOTD: possibly my favourite of my ’80s day dresses. Dress Fink Modell (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), belt H&M (2017), tights Primark (2017), shoes Office (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Tyler Lyle – Lost And Found [The Midnight Remix]
Duran Duran – Rio
Limahl – The Neverending Story
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
The Beatles – She Loves You
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – Señorita
Mika – Grace Kelly
Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
The Midnight – Days Of Thunder
Stormzy – Crown
The Human League – One Man In My Heart
Trevor Something – Summer Love
Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello – Find U Again

On the road again

Geth and I arrived back in Newcastle this evening after a weekend in Colne with the in-laws. I drove there and back and find that I’m getting more used to my new car now.

We had a nice quiet morning today and then went for lunch with my mother-in-law Anne – Boundary Mill in Colne have a nice new pizzeria. There was a lot of pizza this weekend so Geth and I will be doing Slimming World ‘SP days’ the rest of the week to make up for it!

A quiet evening in with writing and my 3DS before getting back to work tomorrow.

OOTD 14th July 2019
OOTD: comfy driving outfit. T-shirt H&M (2018), belt H&M (2017), leggings Primark (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Mark Knopfler – Local Hero
Duran Duran – Union Of The Snake
Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Hitoshi Sakimoto – Final Fantasy XII Main Theme
Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Korobeiniki (the Tetris theme music)

Running up that hill

I went to Pendle parkrun again this morning. I didn’t feel that slow but was quite disappointed with my time – will have to get back to less tough parkruns over the next few weeks to try and get faster.

In the afternoon, I went for a nice lunch with the in-laws, and have had a quiet day otherwise.

OOTD 13th July 2019
OOTD: still indoors, but with one of my favourite plants! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), dress Topshop (2003).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Miley Cyrus – Mother’s Daughter
Meat Loaf – Modern Girl
The Proclaimers – (I’m Gonna) Burn Your Playhouse Down
Sam Cooke – Wonderful World

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

The Lancashire Hotpots – We Love The North

Friday with my keyboard

A nice quiet day of writing today with the chart on in the background while Geth was out shopping with his mum. Boardgaming with the in-laws again this evening!

More of the same tomorrow (plus actually going to parkrun for once).

OOTD 12th July 2019
OOTD: it was dark by the time I remembered to take a picture! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), t-shirt Lauren Ralph Lauren (modern but bought from Headlock Vintage 2018), jeans Vivid (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Stormzy – Vossi Bop
Mark Knopfler – Local Hero
Rod Stewart – Some Guys Have All The Luck
Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Traditional – The Irish Rover

Nibbling away slowly

I lost another pound at Slimming World this morning. Very happy with that! I’m only having small losses at the moment, but it’s the fourth week in a row I haven’t gained (and also the fourth week in a row that I’ve been keeping a food diary to hand in at group, which is why I’m going to keep doing them until I get back to my target range!). I also broke my streak of always gaining on race weeks, which really proves I just need to avoid overeating after races.

I then spent a nice evening with Geth’s family trying out a new boardgame. Looking forward to a quiet day tomorrow.

OOTD 11th July 2019
OOTD: all in black for weigh-in. Vest top Primark (2018), leggings Primark (2018), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him?
The Beatles – She’s Leaving Home
The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money
Trevor Something – All Night
T.Rex – Cosmic Dancer
Charlie Puth – One Call Away
Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
Peter Hames – Ordinary Man

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Tears For Fears – Shout

Out on the town again

The Rod Stewart gig last night was a lot of fun. I’ll post a review later in the week!

Another night out tonight (this is not like me at all!) as it’s the end-of-term ukulele concert, and so I’ll be performing with the beginners’ group. I really enjoyed it last term, as you get to see all the more advanced groups playing.

In the meantime I’m just having a quiet day getting on with my writing.

OOTD 10th July 2019
OOTD: nice to be a bit more dressed up! Dress Polo Ralph Lauren (2018), shoes Carvela (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Aerds – Deadline
Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money
Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday
Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Duran Duran – Winter Marches On

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat

Looking forward to a night out

In contrast to yesterday, I was awake super early this morning. This was for the best, as I had to trek into town to collect a gig ticket from the box office at the Newcastle Arena due to it not showing up in the post. Looking forward to going out to the gig tonight! I’m on my own as it’s Rod Stewart and Geth’s not a fan. I’ll do a review later in the week.

Just getting on with a few admin and writing tasks this afternoon before I head out.

OOTD 9th July 2019
OOTD: it’s too cold and wet for an outdoor photo today! Top LK Bennett (2018), jeans Levi (2018), shoes Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Melissa (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Martin Garrix, Macklemore and Patrick Stump – Summer Days
Duran Duran – Too Late Marlene
The Cure – The Walk
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
The Carpenters – Top Of The World
Duran Duran – Come Undone
Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Ramz – Barking
Duran Duran – Pressure Off
Trevor Something – All Night

An unexpected day in

I overslept this morning, so I decided not to go for a walk or to my dance class today and instead got on with work in the house. Geth is out boardgaming tonight, so I’m having a nice evening to myself with writing and music.

The rest of the week is a bit hectic, so it’s good I’ve been able to have a quieter day!

OOTD 8th July 2019
OOTD: it’s nice when it’s warm enough to wear my lightweight blouses. Blouse David Emmanuel (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), jeans Levi (2018), shoes Just Cavalli (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – Notorious
Duran Duran – Anyone Out There
Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

Flying feet

Nice to get back to running this morning at the Great North 10k. I was only a minute slower than last year, which is not bad given that I’ve had a month off! I’ll do a proper race review later in the week.

Since I got home, I’ve had my nose buried in my 3DS playing Bravely Default. Now getting a bit of writing done before bed.

Back to work tomorrow.

OOTD 7th July 2019
OOTD: pre-race picture! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), t-shirt More Mile for Blaydon Race (2019), leggings Karrimor (2015).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Tim O’Brien – Rod McNeil
Dave and Burna Boy – Location
Limahl – The Neverending Story

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

Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
A-ha – Take On Me

Screen time

Another Saturday where I ignored the sunshine in favour of some quality videogaming time! I’ve been replaying Bravely Default recently, and enjoying it just as much as I did the first time round.

Geth and I watched the first half of Stranger Things 3 last night and are going to finish it off this evening. It’s a great series so far.

A race tomorrow morning, hopefully followed by a quiet afternoon.

OOTD 6th July 2019
OOTD: warm enough for shorts now! Blouse Lucky Winner (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), shorts Tu at Sainsbury’s (2018), trainers Reebok (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Clean Bandit, Marina & The Diamonds and Luis Fonsi – Baby
Duran Duran – Too Late Marlene
Wice – Aliens
Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Aerds – Deadline
Peter Hames – Ordinary Man
Drake – God’s Plan