Sunday, 19 August 2018

National Days for August - Today is Aviation Day

  • 19th August - Aviation Day
  • 18th August - Fajita Day
  • 17th August - Thrift Shop Day
  • 16th August - Tell a Joke Day
  • 15th August - Relaxation Day

  • 14th August - Creamsicle Day
  • 13th August - Prosecco Day
  • 12th August - Vinyl Record Day
  • 11th August - Son and Daughter Day
  • 10th August - Lazy Day
  • 9th August - Book Lover's Day
  • 8th August - Happiness Happens Day
  • 7th August - Lighthouse Day

  • 6th August - Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • 5th August - Underwear Day
  • 4th August - Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • 3rd August - Beer Day

  • 2nd August - Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • 1st August - Mountain Climbing Day

My Top 10 Cupcakes

  • Red Velvet
  • Lemon Curd
  • Vanilla Cream
  • Coffee Cream
  • Chocolate and Vanilla
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Strawberries & Cream
  • White Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel 
  • Chocolate Fudge 

Saturday, 18 August 2018

My Top 10 Cookies

  • Double Choc Chip
  • Brownie
  • Dark Choc
  • Hazelnut and Choc
  • White Choc
  • Milk Choc
  • White Choc & Raspberry
  • Oatmeal & Raisin
  • Dark Choc and Nut
  • Orange Milk Choc

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!!

My Songs for the Summer - The Sun is Shining!


  • Summertime - Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  • Always the Sun - The Stranglers
  • Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry
  • Sun is Shining - Bob Marley
  • Summer Madness - Mary J. Blige
  • Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts
  • Summer's Gone - The Beach Boys
  • The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
  • Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
  • Cruel Summer - Bananarama
  • Schools Out For Summer - Alice Cooper
  • Summer in the City - Joe Cocker
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
  • Summer Nights - Olivia Newton John and John Travolta
  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles


National Days for August - Today is Fajita Day

  • 18th August - Fajita Day
  • 17th August - Thrift Shop Day
  • 16th August - Tell a Joke Day
  • 15th August - Relaxation Day

  • 14th August - Creamsicle Day
  • 13th August - Prosecco Day
  • 12th August - Vinyl Record Day
  • 11th August - Son and Daughter Day
  • 10th August - Lazy Day
  • 9th August - Book Lover's Day
  • 8th August - Happiness Happens Day
  • 7th August - Lighthouse Day

  • 6th August - Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • 5th August - Underwear Day
  • 4th August - Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • 3rd August - Beer Day

  • 2nd August - Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • 1st August - Mountain Climbing Day

Learning Spanish - This Week's Learning

Here is this week's learning:

  • of course - naturalmente
  • travel - viajar
  • special - especial


And the rest:
  • beef - carne de vaca
  • weather - clima
  • smoked - ahumado
  • lazy - perezoso
  • grapefruit - pomelo
  • fried egg - huevo frito
  • low fat - bajo en grasa
  • trousers - pantalones
  • cider - la sidra
  • twenty - veinte
  • vegetable - vegetal
  • maybe - tal vez
  • What time does it start? - A qué hora empieza?
  • thumb - pulgar
  • terrace - la terraza
  • town - pueblo
  • non alcoholic cocktail - cóctel sin alcohol
  • pet - mascota
  • anniversary - aniversario
  • sapphire - zafiro
  • socks - calcetines
  • toffee - caramelo
  • tweezers - las pinzas
  • pork - cerdo
  • blood - sangre
  • starter - entrada
  • thirteen - trece
  • bald - calvo
  • sad - triste
  • see you tomorrow - Hasta mañana
  • butterfly - la mariposa
  • over there - Por ahí
  • I don't like it - no me gusta
  • snore - ronquido
  • window - ventana
  • nevermind - no importa
  • blueberry - arándano
  • toilet paper - Papel de baño
  • milkshake - batido
  • to the right - A la derecha
  • I understand - entiendo
  • weekend - el fin de semana
  • where are you from? - de donde eres
  • scrambled - Revueltos
  • ticket - boleto
  • snake - serpiente
  • the sky is clear - El cielo esta despajado
  • sixty - sesenta
  • banana - plátano
  • slow - lento
  • city - ciudad
  • avocado - aguacate
  • sky - cielo
  • sunset - puesta de sol
  • how are you - cómo estás
  • to the left - A la izquierda
  • knee - rodilla
  • sugar free - Sin azúcar
  • shave - afeitado
  • bacon - tocino
  • anything else? - Algo más?
  • twelve - doce
  • baked beans - alubias
  • promise - promesa
  • wrong - incorrecto
  • airport - aeropuerto
  • brunette - morena
  • and you - y tu?
  • smoke - fumar
  • Balcony - balcón
  • room - el cuarto
  • scissors - tijeras
  • lost - perdió
  • nails - uñas
  • street - calle
  • sugar - el azúcar
  • port - puerto
  • a bit more - Un poco más 
  • bad weather - mal tiempo
  • salt - sal
  • nice breeze - buena brisa
  • ankle - tobillo
  • closed - cerrado
  • late - tarde
  • exit - salida
  • soon - pronto
  • yes - si
  • eleven - once
  • toast - pan tostado
  • egg - huevo
  • 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