Tuesday, 31 July 2018

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My 10 Songs for July


  • 4th of July - U2
  • July Tree - Nina Simone
  • July - Ocean Colour Scene
  • 4th of July - Soundgarden
  • July, July! - The Decemberists
  • Cold Day in July - Dixie Chicks
  • Fourth of July - Fall Out Boy
  • July Morning - Uriah Heep
  • July - Mundy
  • Fourth of July - Mariah Carey

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National Weeks in July


  • School Diversity Week - commences 2nd July
  • National Parks Weeks - commences 22nd July
  • Nude Recreation Week - second week of month
  • Capture the Sunset Week - third week of month
  • Everyone Deserves a Massage Week - commences 10th July
  • National Zookeeper Week - third week of month
  • National Moth Week - last week in July

Learning Spanish - This Week's Learning

Here is this week's learning:

  • low fat - bajo en grasa
  • trousers - pantalones
  • cider - la sidra


And the rest:

  • 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

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Monday, 30 July 2018

81 Singles of the Week

#81 5 Seconds of Summer - Young Blood
#80 Selena Gomez - Back To You
#79 Sigala ft Paloma Faith - Lullaby
#78 Craig David ft Bastille - I Know You 
#77 Eminem ft Ed Sheeran - River
#76 Sam Smith - Too Good at Goodbyes
#75 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito
#74 Imagine Dragons - Believer
#73 Kasabian - You're in Love with a Psycho
#72 Coldplay and Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This
#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

My New Single of The Week - 5 Seconds of Summer - Young Blood

For my single of the week this week, I have chosen the single 'Young Blood' by 5 Seconds of Summer.

'Young Blood' is the second single from the bands third studio album which is also titled Young Blood. Its already enjoying a lot of success, including reaching number 1 in their home country Australia.

This is such a catchy song, perfect for summer, a little bit pop, a little bit more edgy, and the vocals are superb - powerful, a touch gravelly - sexy - you will get this going round and round your head. Its a bit reminiscent of angry rock ballads, but more modern, blending soft and loud, light and hard all in one song. I think its one of the best releases this year so far, in my humble opinion.

Interestingly, the track was released as an instant download when pre-ordering the album, to then be released as a single. Its been around a few weeks now, but I feel its been something of a slow burner for myself, when only after quite a few listens have I really felt it and got it, hence choosing it for my single of the week this week.

5 Seconds of Summer as I mentioned are an Australian band. Their style is a bit pop a bit rock, and formed in 2011. in 2013, the band supported One Direction on tour, but it was 2014 when they released 'She Looks So Perfect' as their debut single. Its fair to say it was a success - reaching number 1 in the UK singles chart.

The band is a four piece consisting of Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin. They write their own material and play their own instruments in the main, marking them as much more than a "boy band". They have released three studio albums, twelve singles, three tours with a fourth in 2018.

This single is a fantastic release from this band who clearly have much more left to come.  If you haven't heard this, go and have a listen and let me know what you think. For loads more music stuff, just click here. Happy listening :)

Sunday, 29 July 2018

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Thursday, 26 July 2018

New Years Resolutions 2018 - Number 5 - Make and save more money!!

Yes, its that time of year when the finances need an overhaul. The mission this year is to make more money, which is possibly on most people's lists, but also to save more money - double impact!!

The plan is to change job, earn more income wise. Then look at renewals for insurances and cashback opportunities. Also using coupons and vouchers and loyalty schemes.

Bulk buy goods at the cheapest price. Sell unwanted stuff, use less petrol and spend less on food and drink. The impact there will not only be on the old bank balance, but will reduce outgoings as well as having the nice side effect of helping my diet!!



Excellent.

New Years Resolutions 2018 - Number 4 - Be More Stylish

Looking back at some of my favourite pics of me, there really aren't that many I like, but of those that I do, its always holidays I tend to look my best on.



So my resolution for this year is to be stylish full stop. Not just on holiday!!

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Word of the Week - Imbroglio

Imbroglio


  • a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations.

  • an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation.

  • a confused heap

  • derivative of imbrogliare to embroil

  • An extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.



definition derived from dictionary.com

Learning Spanish - This Week's Learning

Here is this week's learning:

  • twenty - veinte
  • vegetable - vegetal
  • maybe - tal vez


And the rest:


  • 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

My Goals for 2018

  • Reach goal weight
  • Get a new car
  • Make my garden spectacular - statues, plants, design - underway and looking good! 
  • Get a new shower and renovate downstairs bathroom
  • Keep myself maintained - nails, hair, eyebrows and massages - look my best
  • Go to the gym / exercise at least 3 times per week
  • Regular sauna's and relaxation
  • Get writing again - short stories / articles
  • Go to amazing places - theatre, live music, cinema, comedians 
  • Get outdoors - every weekend - every day possible
  • Find new places and explore
  • Walk more
  • Drink less coffee and alcohol and more water
  • Spend less - be a savvy shopper
  • Save more - squirrel it away! 
  • Go somewhere lovely for a meal at least once a month
  • Plan our wedding for 2019
  • Decorate hall, stairs and landing - fabulous lights required! 
  • New job

Day Thirty of my 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Thirty

  • 200 Squat Jumps
  • 100 V Ups

Day Twenty-Nine

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Froggies

Day Twenty-Eight

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 200 Seal Jacks

Day Twenty-Seven

  • 100 Russian Twists
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Twenty-Six

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Twenty-Five

  • 100 Supermans
  • 200 Plank Jacks

Day Twenty-Four

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 200 Mountain Climbers

Day Twenty-Three

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches

My Daily Goals - Week 17

  • 10000 steps daily
  • 500 abs / crunches
  • 65 squats
  • 50 push ups 
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 3.5 pints water (max goal) 
  • 50 star jumps
  • 25 kettle bell squats
  • 40 kettle bell swings
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 punches
  • 20 front kicks
  • 25 inner thigh raise
  • 25 outer thigh raise
  • 50 skips with rope
  • 20 inner thigh pulse
  • 25 mountain climbers
  • 25 box burpees
  • 10 squat jumps
  • 25 knee lifts
  • 20 dog legs
  • 20 donkey kicks

I am having a Fearless 2018!

I think its fair to say that New Year 2018 began much the same way as previous years - resolutions made, resolutions either not started at all or soon fallen by the way side. However, one thing was different for this year - the sheer volume of events to look forward to.

Its July - over half way through the year already, and yet still so much to look forward to and so many happy memories of what we've already experienced.


  • White water rafting in Wales
  • Trip to Manchester to see Plan B at The Apollo
  • 2 x Weekend breaks in a caravan in North Wales - Talacre Beach
  • Trip to Manchester to see Ed Sheeran at The Etihad
We have been on so many amazing walks, so many beautiful spots, enjoying the great outdoors. 


In addition to all of this, we've been on a health kick - for me that meant shedding 3 and a half stone to date! I am running for the first time in years, willingly going to the gym, and most recently, signing up and starting a second bootcamp (already completed one) - intense! 

We've seen rivers and lakes, pools and rivers, we've been to the seaside, out on day drips, stopped for coffee and lunch, and celebrated birthdays. Despite all of this, we've still got a packed 6 months for the rest of this year:

  • Indoor skydiving
  • Gran Canaria in August
  • Liam Gallagher in Manchester
  • Walking and exploring
  • Gran Canaria in November
  • Plane Watching at the airport
  • Starting a new job in September
Its going to be fun :) 

My Top Tunes for this Week




  • Came Here for Love - Sigala & Ella eyre
  • Solo (feat Demi Lovato) - Clean Bandit
  • FRIENDS - Anne-Marie & Marshmello
  • Girls Like You (feat Cardi B) - Maroon 5
  • Bed (feat Ariana Grandee) - Nicki Minaj
  • German - EO
  • Give Yourself a Try - The 1975
  • Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • Riptide - Vance Joy
  • Last Nite - The Strokes


Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Book of the Month - Dead Lake - Darcy Coates

I have never read anything by Darcy Coates before, so when I chose Dead Lake, it was a bit of an unknown entity. Billed as a supernatural thriller,  I can honestly say I was not disappointed.

When Sam heads to her uncle's remote cabin by the lake, her intention being to paint some new material for her forthcoming show, she gets more inspiration than she could ever have imagined.

Isolated, exhausted and tired, Sam tries to find motivation to paint, but somehow the images she produces don't quite seem to be her own....

This is a spooky tale 100%. I was reading this on a windy dark night, and I made sure more than once to check the doors were locked. It was that tense, and that is a rare find!

Sam sets out to find out just what is happening, having been completely spooked when she sees a man on the dock. She wasn't expecting anyone to be around. What makes matters worse is when she hears on the radio of all the missing persons cases in the vicinity.

With no phone signal, when she then finds her car has also been tampered with, Sam decides to call for help - the nearby ranger station. Cue a desperate race between Sam and her pursuer, as she uncovers grisly discoveries and finally unravels the mystery.

This is quite a short read, but the pace is breathtaking and it doesn't let up on the tension and suspense. A good read, and I shall definitely be heading for more of Darcy's output in the near future.

I would rate this a good 7 out of 10. The tension and suspense were great, but I would have liked a little bit more background on the main character Sam, as it was hard to attach with her. I also would have liked to know more about the perpetrator. Granted that would have made it a longer read, but a little more would have just filled it out that bit more. Great short read, recommended.

My Daily Goals - Week 16

  • 10000 steps daily
  • 500 abs / crunches
  • 65 squats
  • 49 push ups 
  • 49 tricep dips
  • 3.5 pints water (max goal) 
  • 50 star jumps
  • 24 kettle bell squats
  • 38 kettle bell swings
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 punches
  • 19 front kicks
  • 25 inner thigh raise
  • 25 outer thigh raise
  • 50 skips with rope
  • 20 inner thigh pulse
  • 20 mountain climbers
  • 20 box burpees
  • 8 squat jumps
  • 20 knee lifts
  • 15 dog legs
  • 15 donkey kicks

Things to do in July

  • Chill in the hot tub
  • Have a cool drink in the beer garden
  • Pack a picnic and get outside
  • Pick some flowers
  • Sing in the garden
  • Go to a forest music gig
  • Go to a drive in movie
  • Attend Latitude festival
  • Take your exercise outdoors
  • Enjoy an outdoors swimming pool
  • Get the BBQ out
  • Watch Wimbledon
  • Make some Pimms
  • Eat strawberries and cream
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Go to a flower show
  • Have a garden party
  • Celebrate American Independence Day
  • Sunbathe - with SPF of course
  • Rock a straw hat
  • Get out the maxi dresses
  • Pop on a bikini
  • Get a pedicure - flip flop ready feet
  • Paint your nails in summer colours
  • Wear flowers in your hair
  • Make some pretty coloured ice cubes
  • Celebrate Bastille Day
  • Try a new wine
  • Water the plants
  • Have a water fight
  • Shave or wax those pins
  • Ditch the foundation
  • Download some summer tunes
  • Make a summer playlist
  • Make a daisy chain

Day Twenty-Nine of my 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Twenty-Nine

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Froggies

Day Twenty-Eight

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 200 Seal Jacks

Day Twenty-Seven

  • 100 Russian Twists
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Twenty-Six

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Twenty-Five

  • 100 Supermans
  • 200 Plank Jacks

Day Twenty-Four

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 200 Mountain Climbers

Day Twenty-Three

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches

In honour of Sir Paul McCartney with James Corden - My Top 10 Beatles Tunes


  • Hey Jude
  • Yesterday
  • Penny Lane
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • She Loves You
  • The Long and Winding Road
  • All You Need is Love
  • Help
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Get Back

Monday, 23 July 2018

Day Twenty-Eight of my 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Twenty-Eight

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 200 Seal Jacks

Day Twenty-Seven

  • 100 Russian Twists
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Twenty-Six

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Twenty-Five

  • 100 Supermans
  • 200 Plank Jacks

Day Twenty-Four

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 200 Mountain Climbers

Day Twenty-Three

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Day Twenty-Seven of my 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Twenty-Seven

  • 100 Russian Twists
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Twenty-Six

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Twenty-Five

  • 100 Supermans
  • 200 Plank Jacks

Day Twenty-Four

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 200 Mountain Climbers

Day Twenty-Three

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Day Twenty-Six of My 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Twenty-Six

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Twenty-Five

  • 100 Supermans
  • 200 Plank Jacks

Day Twenty-Four

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 200 Mountain Climbers

Day Twenty-Three

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches

National Days for July - Today is National Junk Food Day

  • 21st July - Junk Food Day

  • 20th July - National Lollipop Day
  • 19th July - National Daiquiri Day


  • 18th July - Caviar Day
  • 17th July😃- World Emoji Day
  • 16th July - World Snake Day
  • 15th July - Give Something Away Day
  • 14th July - Shark Awareness Day
  • 13th July - Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • 12th July - Paper Bag Day
  • 11th July - Cheer up the Lonely Day
  • 10th July - Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • 9th July - Sugar Cookie Day
  • 8th July - Blueberry Day

  • 7th July - World Chocolate Day
  • 6th July - International Kissing Day
 

  • 5th July - Bikini Day

  • 4th July - Independence Day
  • 4th July - Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
  • 3rd July - Disobedience Day
  • 3rd July - Stay out of the Sun Day
  • 2nd July - World UFO Day
  • 1st July - International Reggae Day
  • 1st July - Canada Day

Friday, 20 July 2018

Day Twenty-Five of my 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Twenty-Five

  • 100 Supermans
  • 200 Plank Jacks

Day Twenty-Four

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 200 Mountain Climbers

Day Twenty-Three

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches

National Days for July - Today is National Lollipop Day

  • 20th July - National Lollipop Day
  • 19th July - National Daiquiri Day


  • 18th July - Caviar Day
  • 17th July😃- World Emoji Day
  • 16th July - World Snake Day
  • 15th July - Give Something Away Day
  • 14th July - Shark Awareness Day
  • 13th July - Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • 12th July - Paper Bag Day
  • 11th July - Cheer up the Lonely Day
  • 10th July - Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • 9th July - Sugar Cookie Day
  • 8th July - Blueberry Day

  • 7th July - World Chocolate Day
  • 6th July - International Kissing Day
 

  • 5th July - Bikini Day

  • 4th July - Independence Day
  • 4th July - Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
  • 3rd July - Disobedience Day
  • 3rd July - Stay out of the Sun Day
  • 2nd July - World UFO Day
  • 1st July - International Reggae Day
  • 1st July - Canada Day

What Can I do to get slim, fit and strong??

I have a dream, as a man once said. Its true, I do. I dream of having a banging bod, a bikini body no less. Strong, fit and slim. I think its fair to say, that at the moment, right now, as I write these very words, that I do not have that body. It is, alas, a dream still.

So how do I get my flabby ass, currently resting itself up on the recliner, off the sofa and into the gym? I think I need a plan. Yes, that might help. So here are my ideas of what I can do, when I might be able to do it, and what might, just might, be accomplish-able.

  • Jogging - outdoors, no cost involved, and no excuses apart from the monsoon rain!! 
  • Gym - lots of cardio, fat burning - stepper, stair master, cross trainer
  • Running - gym treadmill - intervals - hills and sprints
  • Ab work - can't see them at the moment, but they need to be ready for their moment!!
  • Green Tea - can't stand it, but I will literally try anything right now!!
  • Fat metabolisers - yep. Cheat it - science like
  • Water - drink lots of the wet stuff. Its supposed to help!!
  • Grapefruit - apparently it helps burn fat. Likewise celery
  • Exercise first thing before eating anything - negative calories burned! 
  • Do squats. Every day. 
  • Weights - arms, chest and back will benefit, plus burns calories
  • Low carb - keep it low. 
  • High protein - focus on the proteins. 
  • Move more - walk everywhere rather than drive
  • Smaller portions - cut portions down by a third
  • cut out snacks - apart from fruit
  • 5 a day - make sure to stock up on the fruit and veg
  • 3 Day Diet - 3 days on, 2 days off. Ongoing
  • Swimming - whenever I get the chance - home or away
  • Cycling - get my bike out, get on it
  • Kettle Bells. Ultimate fat burning and toning
  • Dancing - anywhere, anytime
  • Zumba - get my DVD out and burn it!! 
  • Gym classes - worth a try I suppose
  • Squash - oh yeah - chance to hit something hard! 
  • Weight watchers - yes, I know. But it works for me!! 
  • Cut down / cut out the alcohol. How many calories does that glass of wine contain!! 
  • Choose healthy options, and no starters or desserts
If I think of anything else, I shall add it to my list :) C'mon beach body!! 

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Day Twenty-Four of my 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Twenty-Four

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 200 Mountain Climbers

Day Twenty-Three

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches

National Days for July - Today is National Daiquiri Day

  • 19th July - National Daiquiri Day


  • 18th July - Caviar Day
  • 17th July😃- World Emoji Day
  • 16th July - World Snake Day
  • 15th July - Give Something Away Day
  • 14th July - Shark Awareness Day
  • 13th July - Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • 12th July - Paper Bag Day
  • 11th July - Cheer up the Lonely Day
  • 10th July - Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • 9th July - Sugar Cookie Day
  • 8th July - Blueberry Day

  • 7th July - World Chocolate Day
  • 6th July - International Kissing Day
 

  • 5th July - Bikini Day

  • 4th July - Independence Day
  • 4th July - Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
  • 3rd July - Disobedience Day
  • 3rd July - Stay out of the Sun Day
  • 2nd July - World UFO Day
  • 1st July - International Reggae Day
  • 1st July - Canada Day

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

My Daily Goals - Week 15

  • 10000 steps daily
  • 490 abs / crunches
  • 60 squats
  • 49 push ups 
  • 49 tricep dips
  • 3.5 pints water (max goal) 
  • 50 star jumps
  • 23 kettle bell squats
  • 37 kettle bell swings
  • 19 burpees
  • 48 punches
  • 18 front kicks
  • 24 inner thigh raise
  • 24 outer thigh raise
  • 50 skips with rope
  • 20 inner thigh pulse
  • 20 mountain climbers
  • 20 box burpees
  • 8 squat jumps
  • 10 knee lifts
  • 10 dog legs
  • 10 donkey kicks

Day Twenty-Three of my 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Twenty-Three

  • 50 Lunges
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Day Twenty-Two of my 30 Day Beach Body Challenge

Day Twenty-Two

  • 35 Burpees
  • 200 Standing Side Crunches

Day Twenty-One

  • 200 Bicycle Crunches
  • 200 Punches

Day Twenty:

  • 75 Burpees
  • 4 x 60 Second Planks

Day Nineteen:

  • 200 High Knees
  • 100 Superman

Day Eighteen

  • 100 Tricep Dips
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Seventeen

  • 35 Push Ups
  • 100 Mountain Climbers

Day Sixteen:

  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Donkey Kicks

Day Fifteen:

  • 4 x 60 Second Planks
  • 100 Russian Twists

Day Fourteen:

  • 50 Wood Chops
  • 50 Squat Jumps

Day Thirteen:

  • 50 Plank Walks
  • 50 Lunges

Day Twelve:

  • 200 Punches
  • 200 Butt Kicks

Day Eleven:

  • 25 Push Ups
  • 75 Tricep Dips

Day Ten:

  • 50 Squat Jumps
  • 200 Crunches

Day Nine:

  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Skater Slides

Day Eight:
  • 50 Donkey Kicks
  • 100 Bicycle Crunches

Day Seven:

  • 3 x 60 Second Planks
  • 200 Jumping Jacks

Day Six:
  • 50 Supermans
  • 50 Squats
Day Five:
  • 100 High Knees
  • 75 Russian Twists
Day Four:
  • 200 Crunches
  • 100 Skater Slides
Day Three:
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Kick Down Crunches
Day Two:
  • 100 Bicycle crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
Day One
  • 2 x 60 second planks
  • 50 crunches