Thursday, 18 January 2018

My Top 10 Feel Good Songs

  • Nina Simone - Feeling Good
  • Pharell Williams - Happy
  • Elbow - One Day Like This
  • Ceelo Green - F**k You
  • ELO - Mr Blue Sky
  • U2 - Beautiful Day
  • REM - Shiny Happy People
  • The B52's - Love Shack
  • Robbie Williams - Angels
  • ACDC - Thunderstruck

Learning Spanish - This Week's Learning

Here is this week's learning:
  • eleven - once
  • toast - pan tostado
  • egg - huevo
And the rest:
  • Congratulations - felicitaciones
  • shampoo - champú
  • cinema - cine
  • noisy - ruidoso
  • storm - tormenta
  • necklace - collar
  • blister - ampolla
  • lighthouse - faro
  • hundred - cien
  • olives - aceitunas
  • pharmacy - farmacia
  • number - número
  • zero - cero
  • thankyou very much - muchas gracias
  • bracelet - pulsera
  • bruise - moretón
  • shark - tiburón
  • stupid - estúpido
  • skewer - brocheta
  • next week - la próxima semana
  • stairs - escalera
  • nice to meet you - Encantada de conocerte
  • jellyfish - la medusa
  • skin - piel
  • nap - siesta
  • meat - carne
  • shirt - camisa
  • pineapple - piña
  • knickers - bragas
  • live music - música en vivo
  • boarding - embarque
  • next - siguiente
  • roasted - asado
  • strong - fuerte
  • bank - el banco
  • noodles - tallarines
  • See you later - Hasta luego
  • mushroom - seta
  • I'm fine - Estoy bien
  • seashell - concha
  • biscuit - la galleta
  • open - abierto
  • a table for two - mesa para dos
  • ham - jamon
  • yellow - amarillo
  • married - casado
  • river - río
  • charmed - encantado
  • apple - manzana
  • name - nombre
  • red - rojo
  • sausage - salchicha
  • nice - bonito
  • orange - naranja
  • restaurant - restaurante
  • read - leer
  • salad - ensalada
  • leaving - dejando
  • nuts - nueces
  • grey - gris
  • dinner - cena
  • fifty - cincuenta
  • mother - madre
  • fish - pescado
  • reservation - reserva
  • when - cuando
  • chair - silla
  • nose - nariz
  • pasta - pastas
  • kiss - beso
  • smile - sonreír
  • onion - cebolla
  • friend - amigo
  • thunder - trueno
  • why - por qué
  • thigh - muslo
  • donkey - burro
  • warm - calentar
  • drink - bebida
  • what - qué
  • lemon - limón
  • 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

Single of the Week - Eminem ft Ed Sheeran - River

My single of the week is the brilliant 'River' from Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran.

Now imagine me turning on the radio and hearing a new Eminem track start, then imagine hearing Ed Sheeran featuring on it - two artists I truly admire and enjoy together on one absolutely superb track! Pure perfection.

'River' is actually taken from Eminem's ninth album 'Revival', but it was in fact written by Ed - well, the tune and the chorus anyway, the verses are Eminem's work. The result is just beyond satisfying. Both have a history of great collaborations, but this is just sublime.

That is not to say that this is a love song, goodness no it is not. This is a powerful, dark, brooding number, full of emotion. Ed's chorus lyrics kick in "I've been a liar, been a thief, been a lover, been a cheat". Eminem comes in with his verse "He's coming home with his neck scratched..... he's a sex addict, she just wants to exact revenge". Crikey.

The power these two can conjure up is phenomenal. I think this track is going to be the track of the year - granted it is only January, but this one is a keeper. Classic in the making.

If you have yet to hear this then what are you waiting for and turn the volume up! If you already love it, feel free to share that love. So there we have it - my first single of the week for 2018.

If you want to check out my previous singles of the week, and loads more music stuff then why don't you check out my Music page here. Happy listening :)

My Wedding - The Playlist so far :)

Stereophonics - Dakota
Mike Posner - Pill in Ibiza
ACDC - Thunderstruck
Robbie Williams - Bodies
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
U2 - With or Without You
Everyday - Rod, A$AP Rocky
Example - Whisky
ABC - The Look of Love
Adele - Someone Like You
Alicia Keys and Jay Z - Empire State of Mind
Arctic Monkeys - Look Good on the Dancefloor
Avicii - Addicted to You
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand
Everybody needs somebody - blues brothers
Bon Jovi - Livin on a Prayer
Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses
Bon Jovi - Blaze of Glory
Bruno Mars - Locked out of heaven
Bruno Mars - 24K magic
Calvin Harris - Feel so Close
Calvin Harris - Drinkin from the bottle
The Chainsmokers - dont let me down
Coldplay and the chainsmokers - something just like this
The Charlatans - The Only One I know
Charli XCX - break the rules
Chase & Status and Plan B - End Credits
Chris Brown - Beautiful People
Coldplay - Magic
The Cranberries - Linger
Robbie Williams - Love my life
Take That - Rule the World
Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Ed sheeran - Castle on the Hill
Ed Sheeran - sing
Ed Sheeran - Bloodstream
Elbow - One Day like this
Robbie Williams - Angels
Kodaline - Honestly
Kodaline - High Hopes
Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Elton John  - I Want Love
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now
Fatboy Slim - Praise You

Today I am battling with myself to stay focused

I am struggling today. My will power is having a real job on its hands keeping me on the straight and narrow. The issue, as ever, is that when I look in the mirror, when I put my clothes on, I do not like what I see.

I have become soft and untoned, and I have gained more weight than I am comfortable with, and I have made my resolutions to get healthy, lose weight, regain my fitness levels, get in shape. I have been good so far - sticking to my plan, not giving in to temptation. My first week has passed, and this time its not been too bad.

I thought I was on track and doing ok. Then suddenly today, I am overwhelmed by the need to eat. I have wanted to eat and eat and eat, and I have to keep forcing my mind to focus. I could easily give in.

I could feast, indulge myself, and start again tomorrow. But then I look at myself in the mirror and think no, it has to be today. I have to be good today. If I give in today, then my goals, my weight loss, my need to beat this, will all be gone. Ok, I could just think - a little of what you fancy does you good, and surely it couldn't do that much harm.

The problem is, that if I give in today, then it becomes so much harder tomorrow. Where as if I stay good today, grit my teeth, use that will power, tomorrow will be a breeze. I am only going to make it harder for myself if I give in to temptation. I am so hungry right now, but its not real hunger - not like starving hunger. I have eaten plenty enough to fuel my body, its psychological.

I have to get through this today. Every previous time I have attempted this diet malarkey, I have had the odd blip, or the major deviation from course, and in either case the result is the same, just to a lesser or greater degree.

I am going to keep on the path today, not the sneaky chocolate hiding places. It will be worth it when months from now, I am back to where I want to be, looking back on these days as the breakthroughs :)

Gran Canaria 2017 - LBD !

So early in 2017, we headed off to Gran Canaria once again. This time we decided to try self catering accommodation and the place was lovely. So many yummy restaurants and bars its a shame to go all inclusive or half board and miss out.

However, there is always a need to dress appropriately, and this year once again saw me in another variation of the obligatory LBD:


Random post - words my dog knows!




My dog is amazing. She is so pretty and cute ( like everyone thinks of their furry one) but she is for sure! She is also very clever. These are the words that I am certain she knows:

  • Sit
  • Paw
  • Other Paw
  • Mummy
  • Daddy
  • Georgia
  • James
  • Nanny
  • Chicken
  • Quavers
  • Tea
  • Tiddles
  • Poop poop
  • Out
  • Daddy's car
  • Mummy's car
  • Walk
  • Down
  • Lie down
  • Who's here
  • Cuddles
  • Her name - Coco
  • Her nicknames - Mrs Coco, Smokey McCokey, Bab-babs
  • Where's ted
  • Cheese
  • Who's here?
That's a lot of words for a little dog, and she's still learning!