Sunday, 30 April 2017

YourHome - Competition - Win a Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 Li lawnmower

YourHome - Competition - Win a Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 Li lawnmower

Barbour Competition 2017 - Lingfield Park Resort & Racecourse

Barbour Competition 2017 - Lingfield Park Resort & Racecourse

YourHome - Competition - Win a luxury spa break for two at Ragdale Hall

YourHome - Competition - Win a luxury spa break for two at Ragdale Hall

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island: WIN A KONG-SIZED GADGET BUNDLE We've teamed up with Kong: Skull Island for its cinema release on March 9 to offer one lucky person the chance to win a KO

YourHome - Competition - Avoid colour run disasters with Dr. Beckmann

YourHome - Competition - Avoid colour run disasters with Dr. Beckmann

HomeStyle - Competitions

HomeStyle - Competitions

My Top 100 Films - the next 10 #9

  • Jackie Brown
  • Mrs Doubtfire
  • Heat
  • Pretty Woman
  • Four Weddings and A Funeral
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Sleepers
  • Panic Room
  • Final Destination
  • Rebecca
  • Brief Encounter
  • Titanic
  • Falling Down
  • Notting Hill
  • LA Confidential
  • No country for Old Men
  • Hancock
  • Harry Potter series
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Love Actually
  • Christine
  • Bridget Jones Diary
  • Spectre
  • Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Carrie
  • Dead Calm
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Ghost
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Payback
  • Wanted
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Toy Story
  • The War of the Roses
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Deadpool
  • Avatar
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Thankyou for Smoking
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Lord of the Rings
  • A Time to Kill
  • American Beauty
  • Seven
  • Gangs of New York
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Basic Instinct
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Ghost Rider
  • One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
  • Tremors
  • Trainspotting
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • 28 Days Later
  • Gladiator
  • Braveheart
  • Unbreakable
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Taken
  • Jurassic Park
  • Big Fish
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Castaway
  • The Beach
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Die Hard
  • The English Patient
  • Salem's Lot
  • Dante's Peak
  • E.T
  • I Am Legend
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Iron Man
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Goonies
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Saturday, 29 April 2017

AJ vs Klitschko - Wow

So tonight was Anthony Johnson versus Wladamir Klitschko. Similar height, build and weight, it was a hard one to call. At the start, it looked like it was AJ, then the tables turned, and the odds swung.

At points they both looked like they were about to go down, and indeed they both did. It was clear that whilst AJ is the younger fighter, Klitschko is a true fighter, who just kept going.

I have never felt so torn between who I was willing on. Obviously AJ is our boy, our national treasure, so we had to be behind him. But the other guy was fighting so hard, and with such heart, it was impossible not to respect him and admire him.

The longer it went on, the more emotional we all got. My step daughter watched it with us - her first big fight. What a first fight it was!!

I am so glad for Anthony, but I feel so much respect for Klitschko - they have both earned my respect. The winner is irrelevant - at 41, Wladamir can continue to feel the champion he is. However, we have entered a new era - AJ is the new champion.

What a fight!!

33 Words of the Week!

Gregarious
Symbiosis
Incongruous
Lascivious
Negociant
Propitious
Commodious
Veneration
Pulchritudinous
10 Pusillanimous
11 Countervail
12 Esemplastic
13 Churrigueresque
14 Inanity
15 Anachronism
16 Portmanteau
17 Requiescence
18 Phosphorescence
19 Sycophant
20 Obsequious
21 Gasconade
22 Convivial
23 Archetype
24 Pastiche
25 Disquietude
26 Rapacity
27 Metamorphose
28 Auspicious
29 Salacious
30 Chicanery
31 Byzantine
32 Capricious
33 Peregrination

YourHome - Competition - Win a £100 spring 'paintover' with Johnstone's

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My Growing Wishlist :)

  • 4 man tent 
  • Apartment in Gran Canaria 
  • Apple TV 
  • Backless dress 
  • Ballet pumps 
  • Barbour Jacket 
  • Barefoot Sandals 
  • Bathroom 
  • Beach bag 
  • Bedding 
  • Bicycle 
  • Bikini 
  • Black Ugg Boots 
  • Body butter 
  • Campervan 
  • Caravan 
  • Carpet 
  • Chaise longue 
  • Champagne 
  • Chanel No 5 EDP 
  • Chanel tote 
  • Clarins Eau Dynamiste body lotion and body wash 
  • Clarins treatment 
  • Coco Mademoiselle EDP 
  • Colouring fine point pens 
  • Comedian tickets / show 
  • Converse 
  • Corset 
  • Cottage break 
  • Courvoissier 
  • Crystal glasses 
  • Cuddly Toy 
  • Curtains - made to measure
  • Designer Watch 
  • Digital photo frame 
  • Dining Table 
  • Dress 
  • Egg Chair 
  • Elemis Cellular Recovery Capsules 
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 
  • Elemis treatment 
  • Faux fur jacket 
  • Festival tickets 
  • Garden statues 
  • Gas BBQ 
  • Gig tickets 
  • Great red lipstick 
  • Grieb and Benzinger watch 
  • Handbag 
  • hardbound notebook 
  • Hobbit house 
  • Holiday 
  • Hot Tub 
  • House extension 
  • Hunter Wellies 
  • Ice Watch - different colour 
  • J'adore EDP 
  • Jaguar 
  • Jeans 
  • Jodhpurs 
  • Land Rover 
  • Lawnmower 
  • Light fittings throughout 
  • Lingerie 
  • Luggage 
  • Lulu Guiness suitcase 
  • Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 
  • Manolo Blahniks 
  • Motorbike 
  • Motorhome 
  • New Kitchen 
  • Nutribullet 
  • NYC Trip 
  • Olloclip for iphone 
  • Pandora charms 
  • Patio Heater 
  • Pearl necklace 
  • Pedicure 
  • Picnic Basket 
  • Pinot Grigio 
  • PJ's 
  • Plastering work 
  • Pop up tent 
  • Posh shower wash 
  • pottery for painting 
  • pottery paints 
  • Range Cooker 
  • Range Rover 
  • Rattan furniture set 
  • Riding Boots 
  • Shoes 
  • Shower unit 
  • Slippers 
  • Solar lights 
  • Spa Break 
  • Spa facial 
  • Sport tops - Size M or 12/14 
  • Spray tan 
  • Stationery 
  • Stone bench 
  • Storm Lanterns 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Superdry fitted jumpers - hip length 
  • Swarovski Jewellery 
  • Tartan skirt 
  • Tefal Toast N Egg 
  • Treadmill 
  • Trip to Australia 
  • Tumble drier 
  • TV - curved
  • Veneers 
  • Vespa 
  • Vintage luxury chair 
  • Weekend away 
  • Wellies rack 
  • West end show 
  • Whiskey 
  • White suit jacket 
  • Wine Fridge 
  • Winter coat 
  • Yankee Candle 
  • Yo Sushi voucher/meal
  • Silver cutlery
  • Microwave
  • Cosmetic treatment
  • Expensive shampoo and conditioner
  • Wrought iron radiators
  • Diamond jewellery
  • Board games
  • Double Oven 
  • Roll top bath 
  • Electric shower 
  • Shower cubicle 
  • Sink drainer 
  • Kettle tap 
  • Slim Dishwasher 
  • Towel Radiator 
  • Underfloor heating 
  • Spa massage
  • Gold / Copper kitchen utensils
  • Copper saucepans
  • LED projector mobile
  • Water Feature
  • Table lamp
  • Floor lamp
  • Art - canvas
  • Gym bag and towel
  • Sink unit and drainer
  • Induction hob
  • New toilet and sink
  • Bathroom tiles
  • Kitchen tiles
  • Kitchen units
  • American fridge freezer
  • Flip flops
  • Wine rack
  • Craft Stuff
  • Dinner Set
  • Funky Socks
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding Dress
  • Mitsubishi Barbarian
  • Nissan Navara
  • Wine subscription
  • 3D printer
  • Silk shirts
  • Tunic dress
  • Fire Stick
  • Bali Beach Beds
  • Solar charger
  • Dog bed
  • Dog toys
  • Beach towels
  • Sewing machine
  • Good scissors

Friday, 28 April 2017

Back from hols and back to reality :(

Back from holiday early this morning. Back with a load of washing and a load of great memories!! Lots of photo's to download, and also a few more pounds to shed!!

Holidays are fantastic. Coming back home? Not so much except I do love my house of course!! So, the mission is to get everything unpacked, washed, ironed, and back away as soon as possible.

There is nothing worse than still seeing bikini's in the washing basket a week after getting home. Just depressing.

So what to do about being back to reality? How to counter the post holiday blues?

Well first on the list is to get this weight off. I am not going on holiday feeling that there is a danger of being harpooned again. So for the next holiday, I shall be at goal weight. That means losing somewhere in the region of 2 - 3 stone from now.

Today is Friday, and come Monday, I am back on the straight and narrow - back to the gym, back to eating healthily. This may seem like foolishness but I am determined to get back into my fitness training straight away this time.

The only thing I can guarantee happening if I don't get straight back on that wagon is that I gain more weight. I slack off the diet, become virtually sedentary and its a vicious circle, well not this time it isn't!

So that's the first bit. Next up? Booking another one of course!! No better cure for the post holiday blues. Now, where shall we go next? Hmmmmm.... :)

The Worst Bits of Winter Sun Holidays

So fresh back from a lovely holiday, coming home is always nice in some ways. But here are my worst bits of taking a sunshine holiday in winter:

  • Having to put the heating on constant when you get home
  • Being cold going to the airport and coming back
  • Having to pack winter woollies in your hand luggage to change into
  • Having to put your coat back on 
  • Packing your skimpy clothes when its cold
  • Unpacking your skimpy clothes when its cold!!
  • Trying to buy sunshine clothes in winter
  • Being pasty white on arrival! 
  • Packing your sunshine clothes away again - quite depressing that!!  
  • Piling weight on right before the festive season!! 

The Best Bits of Winter Sun Holidays

Fresh back from a bit of winter sun, courtesy of the Canary Islands, its a bit nippy on our return!! The heating is turned up, the washing machine is on, the cases are almost unpacked. So why do we put ourselves through it? Sometimes it all seems a bit stressful and a lot of faff, but here are my best bits of a winter sun break:


  • The temperature obviously - 24-29 degrees on average in the Canaries in November 
  • The beaches - nothing like lying on a beach when its sub zero back home! 
  • The views - the Canary islands are beautiful  mountains, beaches, adventures
  • The restaurants - varied and you can find really good food for great prices
  • The prices - much much cheaper than the UK for food and drink
  • The relaxation - get a massage and chill out
  • Getting in the pool - it feels amazing in winter
  • Splash in the sea - great waves make it exciting just having a paddle!!
  • Watersports - the Canaries are famous for its surfing and watersports
  • The landmarks - volcanoes, lighthouses - you name it
  • Eating Alfresco - this just does not happen in winter in the UK! 
  • Beach picnics - pack your lunch and off you go! 
  • Not having to rush - nowhere to rush to, take your time
  • Read a book or several uninterrupted!! 
  • No beach sellers - its rare that you get any hassle at all
  • No tights required!! 

My Top 100 films - the next 10 #8

  • Brief Encounter
  • Titanic
  • Falling Down
  • Notting Hill
  • LA Confidential
  • No country for Old Men
  • Hancock
  • Harry Potter series
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Love Actually
  • Christine
  • Bridget Jones Diary
  • Spectre
  • Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Carrie
  • Dead Calm
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Ghost
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Payback
  • Wanted
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Toy Story
  • The War of the Roses
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Deadpool
  • Avatar
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Thankyou for Smoking
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Lord of the Rings
  • A Time to Kill
  • American Beauty
  • Seven
  • Gangs of New York
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Basic Instinct
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Ghost Rider
  • One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
  • Tremors
  • Trainspotting
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • 28 Days Later
  • Gladiator
  • Braveheart
  • Unbreakable
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Taken
  • Jurassic Park
  • Big Fish
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Castaway
  • The Beach
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Die Hard
  • The English Patient
  • Salem's Lot
  • Dante's Peak
  • E.T
  • I Am Legend
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Iron Man
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Goonies
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Post Holiday "to do" list

Going on holiday is great. Packing is fun. Unpacking? Sheesh. Post holiday - much to do:
  • Unpack hand luggage
  • Unpack case
  • Put shoes away
  • Put travel plugs away
  • Pack travel only items up for next time
  • Put first aid and medicines away
  • Pile up washing into loads
  • Wash the loads of washing
  • Try and dry washing when it won't stop damn raining!!
  • Ironing. Argghh!!
  • Put cosmetics away
  • Put toiletries away
  • Put suitcases back in loft
  • Hoover to get rid of the sand everywhere!
  • Handwash items
  • Put everything back in wardrobe
  • Post hols weigh in
  • Start planning for when the diet starts again - sooner the better
  • Enjoy food and drink for a few days
  • Start counting down to the next holiday, or book one!! ( already booked - yay!! )
  • Put bags away
  • Put sunglasses away
  • Get some wine!! 
  • Put passports safe
  • Check finances - I spent how much??!!!
  • Have a clear out - some items have to go
  • Decide what new items I need
  • Catch up on emails
  • Catch up with comping and ebay
  • Read all the post
  • Catch up on the soaps, big bro and box sets
  • Plan the blog for the week
  • Prepare to return to work :( 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Top 10 songs for a Windy Day

  • She's Like the Wind- Patrick Swayze
  • Candle in the Wind - Elton John
  • Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone
  • Winds of Change - Scorpions
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • Butterflies and Hurricanes - Muse
  • Tsunami - Manic Street Preachers
  • Electrical Storm - U2
  • Hurricane - 30 seconds to Mars
  • Thunderstruck - ACDC

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

My Top 100 films - the next 10 #7

  • Christine
  • Bridget Jones Diary
  • Spectre
  • Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Carrie
  • Dead Calm
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Ghost
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Payback
  • Wanted
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Toy Story
  • The War of the Roses
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Deadpool
  • Avatar
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Thankyou for Smoking
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Lord of the Rings
  • A Time to Kill
  • American Beauty
  • Seven
  • Gangs of New York
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Basic Instinct
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Ghost Rider
  • One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
  • Tremors
  • Trainspotting
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • 28 Days Later
  • Gladiator
  • Braveheart
  • Unbreakable
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Taken
  • Jurassic Park
  • Big Fish
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Castaway
  • The Beach
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Die Hard
  • The English Patient
  • Salem's Lot
  • Dante's Peak
  • E.T
  • I Am Legend
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Iron Man
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Goonies
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Dance like noone is watching :)

I read this yesterday. When you are dancing, do it like no-one is watching and just let yourself go.

You will really enjoy it if you just feel the rhythm and let all the stresses and strains flow out of you.

My recommendation for today is to dance like no one is watching. Just pop some music on and go for it. It will make you feel good so what's stopping you? :)

Monday, 24 April 2017

Places G Wants to Go

  • America
  • Florida
  • Italy
  • France
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • New York
  • Japan
  • China
  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Canada
  • Thailand
  • Disneyland

My Top 100 films - the next 10 #6

  • Payback
  • Wanted
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Toy Story
  • The War of the Roses
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Deadpool
  • Avatar
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Thankyou for Smoking
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Lord of the Rings
  • A Time to Kill
  • American Beauty
  • Seven
  • Gangs of New York
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Basic Instinct
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Ghost Rider
  • One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
  • Tremors
  • Trainspotting
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • 28 Days Later
  • Gladiator
  • Braveheart
  • Unbreakable
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Taken
  • Jurassic Park
  • Big Fish
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Castaway
  • The Beach
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Die Hard
  • The English Patient
  • Salem's Lot
  • Dante's Peak
  • E.T
  • I Am Legend
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Iron Man
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Goonies
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Top 10 Ridiculously Awful Creatures that Bite Movies

I have a slight tendency towards the truly awful films that are out there if they happen to in some way include any of the following creatures:

  • sharks
  • octopus
  • piranha
  • spiders
  • crocodiles   
  • snakes

If it bites, I will watch it. I can't help it - I blame growing up in the Jaws era!

So here are my Top 10 truly awful Creatures that bite films:

  • Malibu Shark Attack
  • Piranha
  • Shark Night
  • Anaconda
  • Sharknado
  • Arachnoquake
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • Sand Sharks
  • Mega Piranha
  • Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Top 10 song for a Sunset

Here are my Top 10 songs for a Beautiful Sunset:
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - George Michael and Elton John
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Setting Sun - The Chemical Brothers
  • Staring at the Sun - U2
  • Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
  • Sun Goes Down - Robin Schulz
  • Setting Sun - Dirty Vegas
  • Sunset - Avalanche City
  • Sunset - The XX
  • When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys

My Top 100 films - the next 10 #5

  • Thelma & Louise
  • Lord of the Rings
  • A Time to Kill
  • American Beauty
  • Seven
  • Gangs of New York
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Basic Instinct
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Ghost Rider
  • One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
  • Tremors
  • Trainspotting
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • 28 Days Later
  • Gladiator
  • Braveheart
  • Unbreakable
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Taken
  • Jurassic Park
  • Big Fish
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Castaway
  • The Beach
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Die Hard
  • The English Patient
  • Salem's Lot
  • Dante's Peak
  • E.T
  • I Am Legend
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Iron Man
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Goonies
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Friday, 21 April 2017

Learning Spanish - 3 new words and phrases for this week

  • 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

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

My Top 100 films - the next 10 #4

  • Pulp Fiction
  • Ghost Rider
  • One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest
  • Tremors
  • Trainspotting
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • 28 Days Later
  • Gladiator
  • Braveheart
  • Unbreakable
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Taken
  • Jurassic Park
  • Big Fish
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Castaway
  • The Beach
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Die Hard
  • The English Patient
  • Salem's Lot
  • Dante's Peak
  • E.T
  • I Am Legend
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Iron Man
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Goonies
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Word of the Week - Peregrination

Peregrination

  • travel from one place to another, especially on foot.
  • a course of travel; journey
  • trip, excursion, expedition.

derived from dictionary.com

Monday, 17 April 2017

Learning Spanish - 3 new words and phrases for this week

  • 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

Sunday, 16 April 2017

My Top 10 Fast Food


  • Quarter pounder with cheese
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Zinger burger
  • Sausage and egg mcmuffin
  • Donner kebab
  • Cheese and onion pastie
  • Sausage roll
  • Fish and chips
  • Popcorn chicken
  • Chicken burrito

My Top 100 Films - the next 10 #3

  • Unbreakable
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Taken
  • Jurassic Park
  • Big Fish
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Castaway
  • The Beach
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Die Hard
  • The English Patient
  • Salem's Lot
  • Dante's Peak
  • E.T
  • I Am Legend
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Iron Man
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Goonies
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Friday, 14 April 2017

It is now 254 days until Christmas :)

Yes, just 254 days from now, the man in red is here again.

254 days
51 mins
58 seconds :)

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Single of the Week - Kasabian - You're in Love with a Psycho'

My new single of the week is from Kasabian with 'You're in Love with a Psycho'.

Ok, not the most politically correct way to refer to someone, but hey - its a great song, so lets just move right on past that.. Its just great to have this Brit band back on the music scene as far as I am concerned. Its been too long.

So, Kasabian first came together back in 1997. They are from Leicester, and they have released five studio albums, with their sixth outing For Crying Out Loud being released this year. Now I love some of their older stuff, particularly the tracks from their album West Ryder PauperLunatic Asylum, but having heard this track I'm excited to hear this album.

'In Love with a Psycho' is what I would describe as a grower. I heard it first, and it didn't immediately hook me if I'm honest. It took a few listens, but then it seemed to stick. Now I find myself walking around singing it constantly - and I absolutely love it!

Kasabian are a rock band, but this song has a bit of a softer feel to it somehow - not pop, just a softer style - not so angry. The video, if you can get past the stereotype stuff, is actually funny. Especially with it featuring Noel Fielding! Very silly, but very funny.

So the boys are back. Its been 3 long years since their last new stuff, and its overdue. Back with a bang with this though - brilliant stuff.

Go take a listen and let me know what you think. You can find loads more singles of the week and more over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)

My Top 100 films - the next 10 #2

  • Die Hard
  • The English Patient
  • Salem's Lot
  • Dante's Peak
  • E.T
  • I Am Legend
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Iron Man
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Goonies


  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

New item for my Wishlist - artwork

  • 4 man tent 
  • Apartment in Gran Canaria 
  • Apple TV 
  • Audi TT 
  • Backless dress 
  • Ballet pumps 
  • Barbour Jacket 
  • Barefoot Sandals 
  • Bathroom 
  • Beach bag 
  • Bedding 
  • Belly button piercing 
  • Bicycle 
  • Bikini 
  • Black Ugg Boots 
  • Body butter 
  • Campervan 
  • Caravan 
  • Carpet 
  • Chaise longue 
  • Champagne 
  • Chandelier light fitting for dining room 
  • Chanel No 5 EDP 
  • Chanel tote 
  • Charger block 
  • Chunky knit jumper 
  • Clarins Eau Dynamiste body lotion and body wash 
  • Clarins treatment 
  • Coco Mademoiselle EDP 
  • Colouring fine point pens 
  • Comedian tickets / show 
  • Converse 
  • Corset 
  • Cottage break 
  • Courvoissier 
  • Crystal glasses 
  • Cuddly Toy 
  • Curtains - made to measure
  • Designer Watch 
  • Digital photo frame 
  • Dining Table 
  • Dress 
  • Egg Chair 
  • Elemis Cellular Recovery Capsules 
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 
  • Elemis treatment 
  • Faux fur jacket 
  • Festival tickets 
  • Garden statues 
  • Gas BBQ 
  • Gates 
  • Gig tickets 
  • Great red lipstick 
  • Grieb and Benzinger watch 
  • Handbag 
  • hardbound notebook 
  • Hobbit house 
  • Holiday 
  • Hot Tub 
  • House extension 
  • Hunter Wellies 
  • Icandy pushchair (for step grandchild) 
  • Ice Watch - different colour 
  • J'adore EDP 
  • Jaguar 
  • Jeans 
  • Jodhpurs 
  • Land Rover 
  • Lawnmower 
  • Light fittings throughout 
  • Lingerie 
  • Luggage 
  • Lulu Guiness suitcase 
  • Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 
  • Manolo Blahniks 
  • Motorbike 
  • Motorhome 
  • New bedding 
  • New Kitchen 
  • Nutribullet 
  • NYC Trip 
  • Olloclip for iphone 
  • Pandora charms 
  • Patio Heater 
  • Pearl necklace 
  • Pedicure 
  • Picnic Basket 
  • Pinot Grigio 
  • PJ's 
  • Plastering work 
  • Pop up tent 
  • Posh shower wash 
  • pottery for painting 
  • pottery paints 
  • Range Cooker 
  • Range Rover 
  • Rattan furniture set 
  • Riding Boots 
  • Sharpie pens in different colours 
  • Shoes 
  • Shower unit 
  • Slippers 
  • Solar lights 
  • Spa Break 
  • Spa facial 
  • Sport tops - Size M or 12/14 
  • Spray tan 
  • Stationery 
  • Stone bench 
  • Storm Lanterns 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Superdry fitted jumpers - hip length 
  • Swarovski Jewellery 
  • Tartan skirt 
  • Tefal Toast N Egg 
  • Treadmill 
  • Trip to Australia 
  • Tumble drier 
  • TV - curved
  • Veneers 
  • Vespa 
  • Vintage luxury chair 
  • Weekend away 
  • Wellies rack 
  • West end show 
  • Whiskey 
  • White suit jacket 
  • Wine Fridge 
  • Winter coat 
  • Yankee Candle 
  • Yo Sushi voucher/meal
  • Silver cutlery
  • Microwave
  • Cosmetic treatment
  • Expensive shampoo and conditioner
  • Wrought iron radiators
  • Diamond jewellery
  • Board games
  • Double Oven 
  • Roll top bath 
  • Electric shower 
  • Shower cubicle 
  • Sink drainer 
  • Kettle tap 
  • Slim Dishwasher 
  • Towel Radiator 
  • Underfloor heating 
  • Roll top bath
  • Spa massage
  • Gold / Copper kitchen utensils
  • Copper saucepans
  • LED projector mobile
  • Water Feature
  • Table lamp
  • Floor lamp
  • Art - canvas

Win a Choc on Choc Easter Egg Hen

Win a Choc on Choc Easter Egg Hen

New Word of the Week - Peregrination

Peregrination

  • travel from one place to another, especially on foot.
  • a course of travel; journey
  • trip, excursion, expedition.

derived from dictionary.com

What I'm Watching This Week


  • Billions. Up to date now on series 2, and its still fantastic. Chuck and Wendy still estranged, and Ax down on his luck deal wise - lots of twists and turns and intrigue. I love this program, so clever, such dialogue - you just never see what comes next. Brilliant stuff, and as for the cast - perfect choice of leads Damian Lewis as Ax is mesmerising, his wife Lara played by Malin Åkerman is the epitome of cool. Then there is Chuck played by Paul Giamatti, and wife Wendy played by Maggie Siff. Whoever cast for this series needs rewarding - brilliant. 

  • A Place in the Sun has become quite the addiction is our home. Along with other home related favourites, but this one is in the top spot, not least as we are soon headed off on holiday! I love the idea of a place in the sun, and watching what you can get for your money keeps me captivated and hopeful. One day...

  • Broadchurch. Well series 3 has not disappointed. Cleverly bringing in a new storyline, whilst weaving the original one into the plot. Once again, the actors in this intelligent and deeply emotional show are so convincing and talented that you forget you are watching TV. The plotline has left virtually everyone under suspicion, and previous victims keep appearing. Who the devil done it? Not even a clue so far. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Learning Spanish - 3 new words and phrases for this week

  • 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

Word of the Week - Capricious

Capricious


  • governed or characterized by caprice : impulsive, unpredictable

  • given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.
  • "a capricious and often brutal administration"

  • changing according to no discernible rules; unpredictable. "a capricious climate"

  • Obsolete. fanciful or witty.






definition derived from Merriam Webster

Win an overnight stay with five-course dinner for two at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa

Win an overnight stay with five-course dinner for two at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa: Situated in the heart of the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham, the stunning 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for a foodie break. With its picture-perfect exterior, luxurious surroundings, oak-beamed interiors and cosy nooks, it brings together history and occasion with a mix of classic and contemporary styling.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Songs for a Windy Day

  • She's Like the Wind- Patrick Swayze
  • Candle in the Wind - Elton John
  • Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone
  • Winds of Change - Scorpions
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • Butterflies and Hurricanes - Muse
  • Tsunami - Manic Street Preachers
  • Electrical Storm - U2
  • Hurricane - 30 seconds to Mars
  • Thunderstruck - ACDC

My Top 100 Films - the first 10


  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Green Mile
  • Jaws
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Unfaithful
  • Casino
  • Sunshine
  • The Shining
  • Top Gun

Thursday, 6 April 2017

All these films that I have seen #132

Here are the next 10 films in my quest to see just how many films I have seen in my lifetime. Who would have thought there would be so many!

Vendetta
Jinxed
Black Sea
Return to Sender
The Giver
Open Graves
Unfriended
Catwoman
Juggernaut
Road to Paloma

Here are all my previous ones - that takes me up to 1320! Gosh. 

films #1             films #45             films #89
films #2             films #46             films #90
films #3             films #47             films #91
films #4             films #48             films #92
films #5             films #49             films #93
films #6             films #50             films #94
films #7             films #51             films #95
films #8             films #52             films #96
films #9             films #53             films #97
films #10           films #54             films #98
films #11           films #55             films #99
films #12           films #56             films #100
films #13           films #57             films #101
films #14           films #58             films #102
films #15           films #59             films #103
films #16           films #60             films #104
films #17           films #61             films #105
films #18           films #62             films #106
films #19           films #63             films #107
films #20           films #64             films #108
films #21           films #65             films #109
films #22           films #66             films #110
films #23           films #67             films #111
films #24           films #68             films #112
films #25           films #69             films #113
films #26           films #70             films #114
films #27           films #71             films #115
films #28           films #72             films #116
films #29           films #73             films #117
films #30           films #74             films #118
films #31           films #75             films #119
films #32           films #76             films #120
films #33           films #77             films #121
films #34           films #78             films #122
films #35           films #79             films #123
films #36           films #80             films #124
films #37           films #81             films #125
films #38           films #82             films #126
films #39           films #83             films #127
films #40           films #84             films #128
films #41           films #85             films #129
films #42           films #86             films #130
films #43           films #87             films #131
films #44           films #88

Learning Spanish - 3 new words and phrases for this week

  • 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

Sunday, 2 April 2017

My (very long) wishlist :)

  • 4 man tent 
  • Apartment in Gran Canaria 
  • Apple TV 
  • Audi TT 
  • Backless dress 
  • Ballet pumps 
  • Barbour Jacket 
  • Barefoot Sandals 
  • Bathroom 
  • Beach bag 
  • Bedding 
  • Bicycle 
  • Bikini 
  • Black Ugg Boots 
  • Body butter 
  • Campervan 
  • Caravan 
  • Carpet 
  • Chaise longue 
  • Champagne 
  • Chanel No 5 EDP 
  • Chanel tote 
  • Chunky knit jumper 
  • Clarins Eau Dynamiste body lotion and body wash 
  • Clarins treatment 
  • Coco Mademoiselle EDP 
  • Colouring fine point pens 
  • Comedian tickets / show 
  • Converse 
  • Corset 
  • Cottage break 
  • Courvoissier 
  • Crystal glasses 
  • Cuddly Toy 
  • Curtains - made to measure
  • Designer Watch 
  • Digital photo frame 
  • Dining Table 
  • Dress 
  • Egg Chair 
  • Elemis Cellular Recovery Capsules 
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 
  • Elemis treatment 
  • Faux fur jacket 
  • Festival tickets 
  • Garden statues 
  • Gas BBQ 
  • Gig tickets 
  • Great red lipstick 
  • Grieb and Benzinger watch 
  • Handbag 
  • hardbound notebook 
  • Hobbit house 
  • Holiday 
  • Hot Tub 
  • House extension 
  • Hunter Wellies 
  • Ice Watch - different colour 
  • J'adore EDP 
  • Jaguar 
  • Jeans 
  • Jodhpurs 
  • Land Rover 
  • Lawnmower 
  • Light fittings throughout 
  • Lingerie 
  • Luggage 
  • Lulu Guiness suitcase 
  • Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 
  • Manolo Blahniks 
  • Motorbike 
  • Motorhome 
  • New bedding 
  • New Kitchen 
  • Nutribullet 
  • NYC Trip 
  • Olloclip for iphone 
  • Pandora charms 
  • Patio Heater 
  • Pearl necklace 
  • Pedicure 
  • Picnic Basket 
  • Pinot Grigio 
  • PJ's 
  • Plastering work 
  • Pop up tent 
  • Posh shower wash 
  • pottery for painting 
  • pottery paints 
  • Range Cooker 
  • Range Rover 
  • Rattan furniture set 
  • Riding Boots 
  • Shoes 
  • Shower unit 
  • Slippers 
  • Solar lights 
  • Spa Break 
  • Spa facial 
  • Sport tops - Size M or 12/14 
  • Spray tan 
  • Stationery 
  • Stone bench 
  • Storm Lanterns 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Superdry fitted jumpers - hip length 
  • Swarovski Jewellery 
  • Tartan skirt 
  • Tefal Toast N Egg 
  • Treadmill 
  • Trip to Australia 
  • Tumble drier 
  • TV - curved
  • Veneers 
  • Vespa 
  • Vintage luxury chair 
  • Weekend away 
  • Wellies rack 
  • West end show 
  • Whiskey 
  • White suit jacket 
  • Wine Fridge 
  • Winter coat 
  • Yankee Candle 
  • Yo Sushi voucher/meal
  • Silver cutlery
  • Microwave
  • Cosmetic treatment
  • Expensive shampoo and conditioner
  • Wrought iron radiators
  • Diamond jewellery
  • Board games
  • Double Oven 
  • Roll top bath 
  • Electric shower 
  • Shower cubicle 
  • Sink drainer 
  • Kettle tap 
  • Slim Dishwasher 
  • Towel Radiator 
  • Underfloor heating 
  • Spa massage
  • Gold / Copper kitchen utensils
  • Copper saucepans
  • LED projector mobile
  • Water Feature
  • Table lamp
  • Floor lamp
  • Art - canvas
  • Gym bag and towel
  • Sink unit and drainer
  • Induction hob
  • New toilet and sink
  • Bathroom tiles
  • Kitchen tiles
  • Kitchen units
  • American fridge freezer
  • Flip flops
  • Wine rack
  • Craft Stuff
  • Dinner Set
  • Funky Socks
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding Dress
  • Mitsubishi Barbarian
  • Nissan Navara
  • Wine subscription
  • 3D printer
  • Silk shirts
  • Tunic dress
  • Fire Stick
  • Bali Beach Beds
  • Solar charger
  • Dog bed
  • Dog toys

Things to do in April

So the clocks have changed, the days are longer and its lighter at night. Spring has arrived, the daffodils are flowering, so what is there to do this month? Here is my round up:


  • Make your own spring bouquet
  • Celebrate Easter 
  • Eat chocolate eggs
  • Go on an egg hunt
  • Get outdoors - enjoy the lighter nights and go for a walk
  • Pop your wellies on and get out into the wild - walk in the woods
  • Plant out some spring flowers in tubs or borders
  • Buy some flowers - daffodils or tulips are a great choice for spring
  • Get your garden weeded
  • Sow some hardy annual seeds in your garden
  • Feed your shrubs
  • Spring clean your house - top to bottom
  • De-clutter your wardrobe
  • Plant some sunflower seeds
  • Bake some bread
  • Ditch those tights!
  • Get your solar lights out - there is enough light for them now
  • Paint your fencing
  • Dust off that patio furniture
  • Have your first BBQ of the year
  • Spring clean your finances - see if you can save some pennies
  • Turn down that thermostat
  • Open some windows - let some fresh air in your home
  • Pumice those feet and pop on some nail varnish - get them tootsies sandal ready
Spring is all about cleaning out and new beginnings. Enjoy it - summer is on its way!! :)

Spring has Sprung


The garden is suddenly full of colour with daffodils and narcissus. Its really putting a spring in my step - pardon the pun!!

The mornings are lighter, its light when I get home. Reasons to be cheerful - well spring is certainly one. 

If you do one thing tomorrow, make sure you stop - whatever the weather does - and just appreciate your surroundings. You need to be in the moment, not always rushing somewhere. Trust me:)

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Win a tree-spirited short-break adventure in The National Forest

Win a tree-spirited short-break adventure in The National Forest: For tree-spirited adventures head to The National Forest, where you can go wild in the woods, enjoy an action-packed family short break or simply enjoy being in the great outdoors. This undiscovered part of the Midlands is perfect for gentle walking and cycling.

72 singles of the week

#72 Kasabian - You're in Love with a Psycho
#71 Rag 'n' Bone Man - Human
#70 Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
#69 Little Mix - Shout Out to My Ex
#68 Christine and The Queens - Tilted
#67 Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own
#66 Chainsmokers Ft Daya - Don't Let Me Down
#65 Kungs vs Cookin on 3 Burners - This Girl
#64 Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
#63 Catfish & The Bottlemen - Soundcheck
#62 Chase & Status ft Slaves - Control
#61 Danny L Harle - Broken Flowers
#60 The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits
#59 Jonas Blue ft Dakota - Fast Car
#58 Ex's and Oh's - Elle King
#57 Grace ft G-Eazy - You Don't Own Me
#56 Naughty Boy ft Beyonce and Benjamin Arrow - Runnin' (Lose it all)
#55 Adele - Hello
#54 The 1975 - Love Me
#53 Fleur East - Sax
#52 KDA ft Tinie Tempah and Katy B - Rumble
#51 Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly
#50 Example - Whisky Story
#49 Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky- Good for You
#48 5SOS - She's Kinda Hot
#47 Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne - Not Letting Go
#46 A$AP Rocky - Everyday
#45 Duke Dumont - The Giver (Reprise)
#44 OMI Cheerleader
#43 Florence & The Machine - Ship To Wreck
#42 Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft Jennifer Hudson
#41 Soak - Sea Creatures
#40 The Avener - Fade Out Lines
#39 Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - Bloodstream
#38 Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds
#37 The Prodigy - Nasty
#36 Hozier - Take me to Church
#35 Jamie T - Rabbit Hole
#34 Rae Morris - Under the Shadows
#33 Echosmith - Cool Kids
#32 Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
#31 Take That - These Days
#30 Tom Odell - Real Love
#29 Parra for Cuva - Wicked Games
#28 Ben Howard - I Forget Where we Were
#27 Charli XCX - Break the Rules
#26 DJ Fresh feat. Ellie Goulding - Flashlight
#25 The Magician - Sunlight (feat. Years and Years)
#24 Meghan Trainor - all About That Bass
#23 Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants
#22 Calvin Harris & John Newman - Blame
#21 Taylor Swift - Shake it Off
#20 David Guetta - Lovers on the Sun
#19 Saint Motel - My Type
#18 Zhu - Faded
#17 Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
#16 Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart
#15 Budapest - George Ezra
#14 Little Mix - Salute
#13 Lana Del Rey - West Coast
#12 Indiana - Solo Dancing
#11 Coldplay - Magic
#10 Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home
#9 Katy Perry - Dark Horse
#8 Will.i.am feat Miley Cyrus - Feelin Myself
#7 Vance Joy - Riptide
#6 Gorgon City - Ready for your love (feat MNEK)
#5 Clean Bandit - Rather Be (feat Jess Glynne)
#4 Lorde - Royals - My Single of the Week
#3 Happy - Pharell Williams
#2 Wilkinson - Afterglow
#1 Sail by Awolnation