A sunny Monday

A good day of getting on with admin and writing-related tasks! I also had a doctor’s appointment mid-afternoon, so was able to get out for a walk in the sunshine.

Geth is out boardgaming this evening, so I’ll be spending some time with my 3DS again.

Back to the running tomorrow!

OOTD 25th March 2019
OOTD: some proper spring weather today! Scarf unknown brand (2015), dress Triumph (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), belt unknown brand (vintage 1980s, thrifted from Mum 2019), tights Primark (2017), shoes Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Melissa (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire
Cast of The Rocky Horror Picture ShowTime Warp
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
The Beatles – Hey Jude
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
NSG and Tion Wayne – Options
Duran Duran – Serious
Frozen Plasma – Home

Losing myself in other worlds

Another quiet day in the house. I’m finished with the Sunday cleanup, have done my daily writing and am looking forward to spending the rest of the day videogaming.

Back to work tomorrow!

OOTD 24th March 2019
OOTD: comfy Sunday outfit, ideal for sitting on the sofa with my 3DS! Hoodie Intrenacionale (2000), dress unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), belt H&M (2017), tights Primark (2017), shoes Zara (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Arcadia – Say The Word
Barenaked Ladies – Be My Yoko Ono
The Beatles – Come Together
Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Duran Duran – Late Bar

A quiet post-run Saturday

No review post today as I’m just having a quiet day. We had Kieran and Lisa visiting yesterday, so we got a good afternoon of boardgaming in (we played Eldritch Horror, which we’ve not done in ages!), and then after they headed off this morning, I did my long run. My long runs are getting very long now – I was on the treadmill for three and a half hours today – and so I’ve been experimenting with using sweets for energy (we had a lot left over from boardgaming snacks yesterday). They work energy-wise, but they also give me stomach ache, so I’m going to have to have a rethink.

Looking forward to another quiet day tomorrow.

OOTD 23rd March 2019
OOTD: recovering from the run in my favourite jumper. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper Carlo Colucci (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Spandau Ballet – True
Bastille – Good Grief
Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?

Semi-flying Friday post

Just a quick one today as Geth and I have houseguests. I’ll update properly tomorrow!

OOTD 22nd March 2019
OOTD: just a quick selfie today! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Internacionale (2000), t-shirt H&M (2018), skirt Gap (2007).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – The Edge Of America
Gala – Freed From Desire
Duran Duran – Meet El Presidente
Spandau Ballet – True
J Geils Band – Centrefold
The Wonder Stuff – Unbearable
Prince – Little Red Corvette
Oasis – Songbird
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Smokey Robinson – Being With You

Semi-flying Wednesday post

A fairly early post today as it’s a busy evening ahead – I’ve got my ukulele class followed by a poetry evening. Will update properly tomorrow!

OOTD 20th March 2019
OOTD: garden may need mowing again soon! Scarf Marks & Spencer (2017), jacket unknown brand (estimated vintage 1990s, bought at vintage shop 2003), t-shirt Punk Masters (2018), jeans Levi (2018), boots Primark (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
Duran Duran – Tel Aviv [AIR Studio Version]

Still another mile

I did my recovery run this morning. I felt a lot more comfortable than I did on Saturday, even with all the aches and pains that have shown up this week. Fingers crossed for a manageable long run at the weekend.

It’s been a bit of a slow afternoon as I was tired post-run, but I got a lot of admin done and made a start on the list of agents for sending out my pitch later this week.

Hoping for a more productive day tomorrow.

OOTD 19th March 2019
OOTD: trainers are back out for spring! Scarf MyScarf (2019), jacket unknown brand (estimated vintage 1990s, bought at vintage shop 2003), t-shirt Punk Masters (2018), jeans Levi (2018), trainers Reebok (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
T’Pau – China In Your Hand
Cliff Richard – Wired For Sound
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – Human
Lewis Capaldi – Grace
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Robbie Williams – The Road To Mandalay

Your hearing power has levelled up!

The hearing aid saga is at an end for now! (I keep thinking of it in a ‘you’ve finished a quest!’ sort of way, which shows that my resumed videogame habit is already starting to affect my thinking. That was quick!) I went to pick up my new earmoulds at the hospital today. They’ve got that ‘new earmould smell’ that is making me nostalgic for early 2016, when I last got new earmoulds. I didn’t even remember that such a scent existed!

I’ve spent the afternoon getting on with writing and admin, and am looking forward to another quiet evening with my 3DS.

Tomorrow, I will finally have the chance to get on with this book pitch that was originally supposed to be sent out about six weeks ago!

OOTD 18th March 2019
OOTD: you can’t see them, but those new moulds are there. Scarf unknown brand (2019), jacket unknown brand (estimated vintage 1990s, bought at vintage shop 2003), Duran Duran t-shirt Amplified (2018), jeans H&M (thrifted from Steff 2016), trainers Reebok (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
The Specials – Ghost Town
Pinkfong – Baby Shark
Sigala, John Newman and Nile Rodgers – Give Me Your Love
The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

Sunday in the house

A more relaxed Sunday than usual, seeing as I got my long run done yesterday and didn’t have any travelling to do this weekend! I spent the morning doing a bit of housework (I really need to do some work on the house over the next few months because I’m finding it really depressing), got a bit of admin done, and am now looking forward to an afternoon and evening spent videogaming. It’s probably a bad time to have rediscovered my 3DS given how busy I am at the moment, but I’m finding it really relaxing!

Back to work tomorrow.

OOTD 17th March 2019
OOTD: love these vintage day dresses! Dress Fink Modell (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), belt unknown brand (vintage 1980s, thrifted from Mum 2019), tights Primark (2017), shoes La Redoute (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Queen – We Will Rock You
Years & Years – If You’re Over Me
UB40 – One In Ten
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

A quiet Saturday

This is the first of a nice run of quiet weekends leading up to the London Marathon! Geth and I have been away a lot recently so I’m really happy to be able to spend the next few weeks at home, getting on with the final and most intense stage of my marathon training and ticking off the things on my writing to-do list.

Due to the snow (and latterly Geth’s decision to go to a gaming tournament this morning), we didn’t go to parkrun today. Instead, I did my weekend long run, and it didn’t go that well. Due to a few setbacks, I wasn’t able to run for as long as I’d planned. However, I’ve got enough wiggle room in my training that I can swap weeks around, so I’ve decided to count this last week as a ‘rest week’ and try the same distance again next weekend. This means I’m still on schedule to do my longest long run on the correct weekend. Also, on the plus side, yesterday’s broken glasses have held together with the superglue, and so I was able to see while running!

I’ve spent the rest of the day relaxing with my 3DS! It’s been really nice to get a bit of videogaming done again.

OOTD 16th March 2019
OOTD: comfy post-run outfit. Jumper unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2019), leggings Primark (2018), socks unknown brand (2007), trainers Reebok (2013).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Pulp – Sorted For Es And Wizz
Squeeze – Up The Junction
Chic – Le Freak
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

The worst week for glasses

I just had another pair of glasses frames snap on me. Two pairs in two days is beyond comical.

This time, it was my running glasses, which are even more essential than my prescription sunglasses and therefore can’t wait for me to buy a new pair. As such, I am currently attempting to stick them back together with superglue.

I am not one of those people who gets digits and limbs and furniture and everything else accidentally stuck together with superglue. I am one of those people for whom superglue just won’t work at all – it simply doesn’t seem to hold together. Glasses are currently on the kitchen table, weighed down by various things to hold them in place, with superglue on the join in the vague hope that it will decide to (a) stick and (b) set. Judging by past experience, I’m not hopeful.

In other news today: I got some really tedious admin and accounting stuff done (which is a relief), and I may be rediscovering videogames after a couple of years of not having the time, which is a bit alarming given the amount of other stuff I’m supposed to be getting on with at the moment.

OOTD 15th March 2019
OOTD: weather is super changeable today – half an hour after taking this picture it started hailing! Jacket unknown brand (estimated vintage 1990s, bought at vintage shop 2003), t-shirt Katharine Hamnett (2017), skirt unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), tights Primark (2017), shoes Office (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Calvin Harris and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – Giant
Boy George – Everything I Own
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
The Wonder Stuff – Unbearable