Two years of blogging

New Year’s Day is also my blog’s birthday! I started my rambles on here two years ago today. I’ve not had a lot of time for long review posts over the last couple of months, but I love writing on here every day and documenting my life. I have a few things left over from 2019 that I’ll be posting about over the next couple of weeks, but after that I’ll be starting a whole new series of posts for 2020!

I’ve had a lovely New Year’s Day. Geth and I got up early to do the parkrun double this morning, driving to a couple of parkruns that we’d not done before. After that, Auntie Chris arrived for the family tradition of exchanging New Year gifts, and we had a good evening of eating – Dad made Lancashire hotpot for the New Year meal, as is traditional, and I was so hungry after all the running that I ate a whole half of the veggie hotpot! I need to avoid making this a habit once I get into the long marathon training runs, or I might end up eating the whole of Newcastle.

I’m doing RED (Run Every Day) for an undecided period of time, so I’ll be nipping out for a quick mile first thing tomorrow morning. Other than that it will be a very quiet day!

(I’ve not had time to post my New Year Resolutions today – will try and sort that out tomorrow.)

Lonely Goat purple vest top
Not quite an OOTD: Geth and I got Lonely Goat (our running club) tops as New Year presents to ourselves. Looking forward to taking this out for a quick spin tomorrow morning!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Tomohito Nishiura – ‘Searching For Clues’
Koichi Sugiyama – ‘Unflinchable Courage’
Jesse Llande and Mel Smith – ‘Poor Old Father Christmas’
The Lancashire Hotpots – ‘Purple Zone’
The Boomtown Rats – ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’
The Boomtown Rats – ‘Rat Trap’
Jason Paige – ‘Pokémon Theme (Gotta Catch ‘Em All)’

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