Getting lighter again

A good 2lb loss at Slimming World this morning, which I’m going to put down to the fact I’ve been making the effort to hit my Garmin step goal every day. Onwards and downwards for the next week, I hope!

I’ve spent the rest of the day coding. Looking forward to having more time to do it tomorrow.

OOTD 10th October 2019
OOTD: another cosy ’80s jumper. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Madonna – Into The Groove
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Andy Taylor – Broken Window
Abba – Lay All Your Love On Me
Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Andy Taylor – I Might Lie
Koichi Sugiyama and Takenori Yamamori – Unknown World
Steve Winwood – Valerie

Autumn weekends in :)

A nice relaxing Saturday today. I took it easy at parkrun this morning (Geth on the other hand is getting weekly PBs at the moment!) and have spent the rest of the day chilling out with writing and internet.

I finally have some time to get back to videogaming tomorrow 🙂

OOTD 5th October 2019
OOTD: my favourite jumper is back for the autumn/winter! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper Carlo Colucci (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Michael Land – Club 41
Kim Wilde – Chequered Love
Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize
Duran Duran – Winter Marches On

Late in the day

It was too wet and miserable to go for a run this morning (yup, I have become a bit of a fairweather runner ever since doing the bulk of my marathon training on the treadmill!), but it had brightened up by mid-afternoon so I ended up running later instead. It turned out that it wasn’t a good idea so soon after lunch! I need to plan things better if I’m going to start doing late afternoon/early evening runs.

Other than running, today I have mainly been getting on with admin and writing. I’m really appreciating this nice quiet week after the whirlwind of the last fortnight.

I’ve now updated my text adventure game after collecting various feedback over the last week!

More of the same (with bonus ukulele class) tomorrow.

OOTD 1st October 2019
OOTD: posting today’s outfit again for once! As you might have guessed, I am currently happily living in my ’80s jumper collection. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper Jac (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Kylie Minogue – Spinning Around
Andy Taylor – I Might Lie
Ed Sheeran and Stormzy – Take Me Back To London
Naughty Boy and Sam Smith – La La La
Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait
Trevor Something – Miami Nights

Still finding alternative worlds

I find I’m waking up really early at the moment – lots to do, lots to think about. It does mean more productive mornings, so I’ll take it for now.

As such, I was at my ‘desk’ at eight this morning, meaning that I managed to get all of my admin and most of my writing jobs done by the time I had to leave for my lunchtime hair appointment. I got on with more writing and coding for the rest of the afternoon, and am now looking forward to an evening of videogames. I know I’m doing the same thing every night at the moment, but I’m finding it really relaxing!

Tomorrow evening will be different, though, as ukulele class starts again after the summer break! I’m really looking forward to it.

OOTD 17th September 2019
OOTD: new hair, same as usual new hair! Plus another cosy ’80s jumper. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper Ellend (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2019).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Duran Duran – Girls On Film
Yuzo Koshiro – Labyrinth I: Emerald Woodlands
Murray Gold and Neil Hannon – Love Don’t Roam
Jess Glynne – All I Am

Creative endeavours

Nice productive start to the week today. I sorted out my entry for a poetry competition, got a good couple of hours in working on the text adventure game that I’m creating for the Adventuron CaveJam going on this month, and spent the afternoon sorting out admin and things in the house.

Another evening of videogames beckons! I’ll be out and about doing various things tomorrow, but hopefully I’ll be able to get some more writing work done as well.

OOTD 16th September 2019
OOTD: it’s another of my cosy ’80s jumpers. I’ll be sick of them by April but right now they’re a novelty again! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), jumper Jac (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Rei Kondoh – Watery Music Box
Revo – The Civil War Country
Korobeiniki (the Tetris theme music)
The Drifters – Saturday Night At The Movies

What goes up must come down

Post-GNR parkrun this morning was highly successful! I managed to hang onto the pacers long enough to get my best time of the year: 31:36. The autumn project will be to get back down to sub-30!

Geth and I stopped at Sainsbury’s on the way home, which was the point when I decided it was time to have another go at owning a basil plant…which may be a mistake. We’ll just have to see how long I can keep this one going.

I then went into town for a trip to the much-anticipated vintage fair, followed by some slightly more boring shopping for leggings in Primark. I had planned to follow this with a wander round GAME in an attempt to get some Streetpass hits on my 3DS – but sadly I found that the GAME in central Newcastle has actually been shut down since June. There’s a lot of hints on their Twitter page that a replacement store will be opening at some point, but until then I will have to trek to Sunderland if I want to browse through videogames in a physical shop!

However, today’s slightly strange highlight was finding a PANDORA clip charm that I thought I’d lost. Back in April, on the train back from London after the marathon, I noticed that one of the clip charms was missing from my bracelet, and assumed I must have lost it in London over the weekend at some point. However, I was clearly mistaken, as this evening it showed up on the floor of the garage in front of the freezer. It’s a bit bashed up, so it must have been getting kicked around in there for a while without us noticing – and I don’t actually need it as a clip anymore, because I bought a replacement shortly after it went missing – but it’s nice to find that I didn’t lose it after all! I’ll polish it up at some point, but for now it’s very happily back on my bracelet as a regular charm.

A quieter day tomorrow, which will probably involve a lot of videogaming!

OOTD 14th September 2019
OOTD: vintage meets gothy all-black 🙂 Rinascimento (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2019), skirt H&M (thrifted from Steff 2016), tights Primark (2017), boots Primark (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Mark Knopfler – Local Hero
ABC – All Of My Heart
Vanessa Paradis – Joe Le Taxi
Boyzone – Coming Home Now

That Friday feeling

I’ve spent all day doing editing work for clients, but I am done now and looking forward to the weekend! Going to have a relaxing evening with my videogames, then tomorrow Geth and I will be at parkrun early for the traditional Newcastle parkrun Great North Run t-shirts photo. Then there’s a vintage fair in town (I could not be more excited – haven’t been to one since February), and I will be meeting up with Geth after his Open Day work duties to do some more regular high street shopping as well!

Hoping to get some writing in this weekend as well. Should be a good one!

Autumn leaves
Not an OOTD: the trees in Gosforth are turning beautifully. Nice to get out for a brief walk this morning as well.

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – Friends Of Mine
Koji Kondo – Super Mario Bros. Theme
Kelly Rowland – Stole
Spandau Ballet – Gold
Anne-Marie – 2002
Pet Shop Boys – On Social Media
Trevor Something – Miami Nights

Getting there

I’ve had a good productive day catching up with a lot of the admin tasks that I’ve been falling behind with over the summer. I’m very nearly caught up with everything – fingers crossed for next week.

Geth is still away at his conference so I’m just curling up with videogames again this evening. A busy day tomorrow, and then I can enjoy the weekend (there may be a vintage fair for me to go to for the first time in seven months!).

OOTD 12th September 2019
OOTD: IT’S ’80S JUMPER SEASON AGAIN I AM SO HAPPY. Jumper unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), skirt H&M (thrifted from Steff 2016), tights Primark (2017), shoes BHS (2016).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Michael Land – Woodtick
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Jane Wiedlin – Rush Hour
Timecop1983 and The Bad Dreamers – Back To You
Arcadia – Say The Word
Heaven 17 – Come Live With Me
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

Legs ready to roll again

Geth and I have a guest staying tonight, so I’ve had a fairly busy day of getting the house ready, and am now getting on with some admin and writing. At least being active today has meant that my legs are now properly recovered from Sunday!

More admin to do tomorrow.

OOTD 10th September 2019
OOTD: the evenings are definitely much darker now and I’m settling into my cosy autumn habits again! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Uneek Classic for Mesh (2016), vest top Redbubble (2019).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
Ed Sheeran and Stormzy – Take Me Back To London
Revo – The Land Of Immortality
Haim Saban and Shuki Levy – The Mysterious Cities Of Gold Main Theme
Pepsi & Shirlie – Heartache
Duran Duran – My Antarctica

Another GNR done!

I had a great GNR today and got a half marathon PB! Will do a full post about it in the next couple of days.

Absolutely knackered now, and am somehow still hungry even after demolishing a Domino’s pizza order. Looking forward to a recovery day tomorrow!

OOTD 8th September 2019
OOTD: tired but happy in my newest addition to my wardrobe! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), t-shirt Great North Run (2019).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Chesney Hawkes – The One And Only
Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Dua Lipa – New Rules
Oasis – Wonderwall
Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse – Valerie
DNCE – Cake By The Ocean