Thursday, 20 July 2017

My Top 10 Milk Tray

  • Salted Caramel Charm
  • Orange Truffle
  • Strawberry Temptation
  • Apple Crunch
  • Fudge Duet
  • Truffle Heart
  • Perfect Praline
  • Surprise Parcel
  • Hazelnut Swirl
  • Caramel Softy

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

To spray tan or to not spray tan - that is the question....

Off on my holiday in a couple of weeks. I am naturally very fair indeed, and I do not tan, I burn a bit - not hugely, so all in all I come home pretty much the same shade I went, no matter the weather.

In the past, I have tried to tan - sunbeds were not for me, self tans - please - zebra stripes? Check. I have tried embracing my paleness to some success, but I have also tried spray tans. They seem to make me look healthy and more like I have a tan, but the problem is they fade.

So I've decided to look at the pros and cons for having one or not having one.

The advantages of having a spray tan:

  • a tan - obviously
  • healthy look
  • blend in with the tanned bods
  • limbs look slimmer
  • more flattering on my figure
  • feel more confident
The disadvantages:
  • streaks
  • fake tan lines
  • getting whiter as the week goes on
  • patchy when it fades
  • how to try and touch it up mid week
  • the cost
  • scrubbing it off my feet
  • not being able to shower after having it done
Hmm. Still undecided. What to do?


What I'm Listening to this Week


  • Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled & Rihanna
  • The Man - The Killers
  • Power - Little Mix
  • Slow Hands - Niall Horan
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Imagine Dragons - Thunder
  • Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
  • Sail - Awolnation
  • Bruno Mars - Locked out of Heaven
  • Chase and Status - End Credits

Learning Spanish - 3 new words

This week's learning:

  • drink - bebida
  • what - qué
  • lemon - limón
and here is the rest:
  • garlic - ajo
  • forty - cuarenta
  • tree - árbol
  • teeth - dientes
  • father - padre
  • suncream - crema solar
  • milk chocolate - chocolate con leche
  • crazy - loca
  • girl - niña
  • happy - contento
  • steak - filete
  • sunburn - bronceado
  • horse - cabello
  • cough - tos 
  • head - cabeza
  • Summer - el verano
  • February - febrero
  • Pillow - almohada
  • Nine - nueve
  • Eyes - ojos
  • June - junio
  • key - llaves
  • dunes - dunas
  • home - casa
  • Stomach - estómago
  • Jump - saltar
  • May - mayo
  • October - octubre
  • Thirsty - sediento
  • Leg - pierna
  • Breakfast - desayuno
  • Six - seis
  • Hungry - hambriento
  • Moon - luna
  • Rice - arroz
  • Vegetarian - vegetariano
  • I don't know - no lo sé
  • Butter - mantequilla
  • Seven - siete
  • July - julio
  • Tired - cansado
  • Speak - hablar
  • Mirror - espejo
  • Small - pequeña
  • Amazing - asombroso
  • Sunglasses - gafas de sol 
  • Toilet - inodoro
  • Excuse me - disculpe
  • Tasty - sabroso
  • Mountain - montaña
  • How far is - que tan lejos esta
  • Waves - olas
  • Sandwich - emparedado
  • Roof - techo
  • Blanket - cobija
  • Eight - ocho
  • Forgot - olvidó
  • Woman - mujer
  • Night - noche
  • Another - otro
  • September - septiembre
  • Hands - manos
  • Flight - vuelo
  • Laugh - risa
  • Sing - canta
  • Can I have the bill - Me puede traer la cuenta
  • Spoon - cuchara
  • Black - negro
  • Bread - pan de molde
  • April - abril
  • Five - cinco
  • Sand - arena
  • Hot - caliente
  • Ear - oreja
  • Dark - oscuro
  • Like - me gusta
  • Sick - enfermo
  • Spicy - picante
  • Kettle - tetera
  • Flowers - flores
  • Sunbathe - tomar el sol
  • Feet - pies
  • December - diciembre
  • Cake - pastel
  • Fireworks - fuegos articiales
  • Rain - lluvia
  • Dress - el vestido
  • Year - año
  • Door - puerta
  • My name is - me llamo
  • Cooking - cocina
  • Four - cuatro
  • August - agosto
  • Massage - el masaje
  • Back - espalda
  • Purple - púrpura
  • Fork - tenedor
  • Knife - cuchillo
  • Three - tres
  • Dog - perro
  • January - enero
  • Stars - estrellas
  • Dancing - bailando
  • Brown - marrón
  • Two - dos
  • Spring - primavera
  • Crisps - patatas fritas
  • Friday - viernes
  • The Menu -La carta 
  • Bed - cama
  • Strawberry - fresa
  • Windy - ventoso
  • Can I have? - puedo tener
  • Bottle - botella
  • Birthday - cumpleaños
  • Green - verde
  • Ten - diez
  • Thursday - jueves
  • March - marzo
  • Umbrella - paraguas
  • November - noviembre
  • Autumn - el otoño
  • One - uno
  • Soap - jabon
  • Wednesday - miércoles
  • Cold - frio
  • Boat - barco
  • Hotel Room - habitación de hotel
  • Newspaper - periódico
  • Man - hombre
  • Walk - caminar
  • Shop - tienda
  • Running - corriendo
  • Cat - gato
  • Swim - nadar
  • What time is it? - que hora es?
  • Big - grande
  • Cloud - nube
  • Pink - rosa
  • Silver - plata
  • Pepper - pimienta
  • Omelette - tortilla
  • Shower - ducha
  • Tuesday - martes
  • Ice - hielo
  • Beautiful - hermosa
  • Awake - despierto
  • Love - amor
  • Shoes - zapatos
  • Money - dinero
  • Hat - sombrero
  • Monday - lunes
  • Glass - vaso
  • Water - agua
  • Sleep - dormir
  • Chicken - pollo
  • Sun - sol
  • Ice-cream - helado
  • Seat - asiento
  • Gold - oro
  • Sunday - domingo
  • Hair - cabello
  • Book - el libro
  • Garden - el gardin
  • Bathroom - el baño
  • Nude - desnudo
  • Towel - toalla
  • Sea - mar
  • What's your name? - Como se llama?
  • Cheers - Salud
  • Wine - el vino
  • Good - bueno
  • Beer - cerveza
  • Cheese - queso
  • Suitcase - maleta
  • Blue - azul
  • White - blanco
  • Where is? - dónde está?
  • Market - el mercado
  • Swimming Pool - la piscina
  • Saturday - sábado
  • Winter - invierno
  • English - inglés
  • I want one - Quiero uno
  • How much does it cost? - Cuánto cuesta
  • Tomorrow - mañana
  • Good evening - Buenas Noches
  • You're welcome - de nada
  • I'm sorry - lo siento
  • Please - Por favor
  • Thankyou - Gracias
  • Beach - La playa
  • Hello - Hola
  • Good morning - Buenos días
  • Goodbye - Adios

My Top 10 Ice-Cream flavours

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Clotted Cream Vanilla
  • Mint Choc Chip
  • Strawberries and Cream
  • Baileys
  • Toffee
  • White Choc Chunk
  • Coffee Mocha
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Rum and Raisin

Losing weight costs less

I finally figured out another reason for sticking to this old weight loss plan of mine. When I am being healthy and on a diet, I eat less, and also, as a further incentive to stick to it, I eat healthier food - fruit, veg, wholegrains, that on the whole, work out much cheaper!!

For example - when I am derailed from the path of the straight and narrow, I eat takeaways. Not every day, but even weekly, you are talking £20 - £30 for the two of us. I can do the whole weeks shopping for that, and that is only for one evening meal. Makes me think that it really isn't worth it for health reasons and financial.

Another comparison - when I am being unhealthy, and not bothering to think about meals and planning, I often oft for quick and easy meals - I'm talking things you can zap in the microwave - microwave packets of rice for instance. They cost anywhere from £1 to £1.59 per pack for branded, or £0,60 for own brand. Compare that to boil in the bag brown rice - 4 packs for £0.80 or for dried rice you can get 1KG for about £1.50.

Thats mainstream supermarket prices of course. If I go to the cheaper cost supermarkets, its cheaper still. It just means cooking from scratch rather than being quick, but we aren't talking hours of time.

The other thing is that when I am dieting, my portion sizes shrink too. That means that not only is the food I buy cheaper, but I eat less of it, which makes it go further. I don't know why this hasn't occured to me before.

Losing weight costs less than gaining it. Now, saving money is another factor it might just convince me to make the right choice and stick to my plan!!

Sweat is Fat Crying :(

I just saw this caption under a photograph of someone working out in the gym. It inspired me. The body of the person in question was immensely impressive.

When it gets a bit too much at the gym, its this sort of motivation that keeps me going. Sweat is fat crying - well in that case, my fat needs to get the hankies at the ready - its going to sob!!! :)