Sunday, 30 September 2018

HomeStyle - Competition - Win! A Hotpoint Supreme Chef Microwave

HomeStyle - Competition - Win! A Hotpoint Supreme Chef Microwave

WIN a two-night stay in Edinburgh

WIN a two-night stay in Edinburgh: THE LUCKY WINNER of September’s competition will win a two-night break for two in a boutique hotel in the Scottish capital

Things to do in September



  • Deadhead summer plants
  • Blackpool lights
  • End of the Road Festival
  • enjoy the last of the long nights
  • X factor starts again
  • Go to the St Leger festival
  • reset your heating timer and thermostat
  • plant next years flowering bulbs
  • collect and sow perennial seeds
  • start to clear up the leaves
  • clean your windows inside and out
  • open your windows before it gets too cold
  • have a last late summer bbq
  • go to Gladfest in Wales
  • cook a local stew or broth - our version is lobby
  • go to a food festival
  • learn to cook something new
  • start your pre Christmas shape up
  • write your Christmas list
  • net your pond
  • go to the Totally Thames Festival
  • visit a British city
  • go to a pub quiz
  • back to school 
  • sign up for a college course
  • get a good book, find a comfy spot and get reading
  • enjoy a hot chocolate or speciality coffee
  • light up the fire pit and chimnea
  • get your tights out

EKBB - Competitions - Win! A GROHE Euphoria Smartcontrol 310 shower system

EKBB - Competitions - Win! A GROHE Euphoria Smartcontrol 310 shower system

Word of the Week - Rambunctious

Rambunctious:


  • uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous

  • difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous:a rambunctious child.

  • turbulently active and noisy:a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand



definition derived from dictionary.com

What I'm Watching This Week


  • Luther. Series one, episode one. This is seriously shaping into something great. I have of course heard about how brilliant the very handsome, very talented Idris Elba is, but I didn't expect either him or this show to be so bright and shining and dazzling. This first episode is tense, entirely relatable and intriguing.  I am hooked already. 

  • Emmerdale. I love the Dales - the Dingles and their never ending dramas - currently Charity and her son, and the fallout from the trial, Marlon and his new love interest and her complicated family. Debbie & Joe and whatever issues are happening with his business, and then of course their is the imminent arrival of the wonderful character that is Kim Tate. Rebecca is back but seriously not in a good way, and then there is Belle. Was she involved with Lachlan's crimes? Hmm - I am really not sure. 

  • Big Brother. Celeb BB has finished, and the civvie version has commenced. For once, not packed with wannabees from reality TV, this show is actually members of the public which is quite refreshing. Sad that its the last one potentially, but equally maybe a break for a while might give BB a much needed boost. Who knows. In the meantime I am just enjoying the freak show for what it is - trash TV at its best. 

  • Ozark. This is a dark program for sure. In every way possible, from the content, to the drama, to the acting, to the less than cheery script to the always grey and bleak landscape. That said, this is one of the best TV dramas from over the pond that I have watched in a long time. Scary, twisting and shocking this is a brilliantly acted, brilliantly scripted show, which doesn't fail to pull you in an then leave you dangling. 

Book of the Month - The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

My book of the month for September is The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney.

Now, I shall start this by saying J.P. Delaney is not an author I was previously familiar with. I downloaded this on my kindle prior to going off on holiday, along with a load of other titles and authors, as I decided it was time to broaden my reading material. So I started this book with a clean slate and no expectations.

That said, it is not an exaggeration to say it is one hell of a good read. Its an interesting read, as it jumps from the current "girl" Jane, to the previous girl "Emma". One had been attacked, the other had lost her baby. Now, they have both in their timelines moved into what is described as the most high tech house I have ever heard of. Literally everything automated and controlled by IT and gadgets.

Its not an easy read - the creepy architect / owner of the house is clearly obsessive, controlling and manipulative. The book does at times crossover between psychological thriller and wannabee erotic fiction, but it is a good read for all that.

Right up until the end, its not clear where its heading, and there are some parts that are just horrible. The bit in the Japanese restaurant for one. Not my cup of tea certainly, but it gives a certain shock value to the book that is quite rare.

The ladies themselves, at first introduction seem quite weak but as the storyline develops, they become strong women, which makes it a compelling read. Its a fascinating book, which doesn't follow traditional story arcs. It has some great twists and a good, satisfying end. I thought this book was a fabulous read.

I have also heard it is going to be made into a movie, which is brilliant news. So there we have it, my book of the month. Let me know what you think of it. Enjoy.


Songs for September


  • September Morn - Neil Diamond
  • September Gurls - The Bangles
  • September - Earth, Wind and Fire
  • September Song - Frank Sinatra
  • Wake Me Up when September Ends - Green Day
  • A Lonely September - Plain White T's
  • September When it Comes - Johnny and Roseanne Cash
  • Come September - Natalie Imbruglia
  • September - Bryan Ferry

End of the month - that means comps!!

Last day of the month. That means lots and lots of closing competitions!!

It also means I become entirely anti-social for the entire evening, giving my other half total control of the remote!! Its a win win situation!!

I really hope that I win this time. I've had a few small wins last month, but who knows !!

Here's hoping this month is better luck! I may even share the odd one or two with you. Why don't you try your luck?

My Favourite Love Films


  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • Unfaithful
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Brief Encounter
  • Titanic
  • Love Actually
  • The English Patient

National Days for September - National Mud Pack Day

  • 30th September - Mud Pack Day

  • 29th September - Coffee Day
  • 28th September - Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • 27th September - Chocolate Cake Day
  • 26th September - Family Day

  • 25th September - Comic Book Day
  • 24th September - Compliment Day
  • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
  • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

  • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
  • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • 19th September - Popcorn Day
  • 18th September - Cheeseburger Day


  • 17th September - Batman Day
  • 16th September - Guacamole Day

  • 15th September - Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • 14th September - Organise Your Home Day
  • 13th September - Peanut Day
  • 12th  September - Chocolate Milkshake Day

  • 11th September - 911 Remembrance Day
  • 10th September - Sewing Machine Day
  • 9th September - Teddy Bear Day

  • 8th September - Clear your desk day
  • 7th September - Beer Lover's Day
  • 6th September - Read a Book Day

  • 5th September - Cheese Pizza Day
  • 4th September - Wildlife Day
  • 3rd September - Skyscraper Day
  • 2nd September - World Coconut Day
  • 1st September - National Beard Day

My Top 10 Old Fashioned Sweets

  • Aniseed balls
  • Humbugs
  • Barley Sticks
  • Butterscotch
  • Chocolate limes
  • Kola cubes
  • Mint imperials
  • Pear drops
  • Sugared almonds
  • Chocolate eclairs

Christmas ads will be coming soon :)

Its the last day of September, month end. For me that means a mass comping exercise, and it also means autumn is pretty much over. Cue weather getting colder, wetter and windier and the nights getting darker.

However, all is not lost. Christmas is on its way!! Yes, I am that person. The over-excited Christmas lover. It is, after all, only 86 sleeps!!

What that also means though, is that Christmas ads are on the way. I have noticed the C word mentioned once or twice already - mainly on sofa ads "get yours before Christmas" but not a Christmas ad per se.

It can only be a matter of time. Its October tomorrow!!

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Three Degrees of Separation - how films are linked #1

Casino stars:

  • Robert De Niro
  • Joe Pesci
Home Alone
  • Joe Pesci (De Niro was first choice apparently)
  • Macaulay Culkin
My Girl
  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Anna Chlumsky
The Good Guy
  • Anna Chlumsky
  • Alexis Biedel
The Brass Teapot
  • Alexis Biedel
  • Juno Temple
The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Juno Temple
  • Natalie Portman
Heat
  • Natalie Portman
  • Robert De Niro
And I'm back to the start :) 






    National Days for September - Today is National Coffee Day

    • 29th September - Coffee Day
    • 28th September - Ask a Stupid Question Day
    • 27th September - Chocolate Cake Day
    • 26th September - Family Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza Day
    • 19th September - Popcorn Day
    • 18th September - Cheeseburger Day


    • 17th September - Batman Day
    • 16th September - Guacamole Day

    • 15th September - Strawberry Ice Cream Day
    • 14th September - Organise Your Home Day
    • 13th September - Peanut Day
    • 12th  September - Chocolate Milkshake Day

    • 11th September - 911 Remembrance Day
    • 10th September - Sewing Machine Day
    • 9th September - Teddy Bear Day

    • 8th September - Clear your desk day
    • 7th September - Beer Lover's Day
    • 6th September - Read a Book Day

    • 5th September - Cheese Pizza Day
    • 4th September - Wildlife Day
    • 3rd September - Skyscraper Day
    • 2nd September - World Coconut Day
    • 1st September - National Beard Day

    My Top 10 Jacket Spud Fillings

    • Cheese and Onion
    • Veggie Curry
    • Cheese and Beans
    • Chick Pea Dahl
    • Chilli Con Carne
    • Sour Cream and Salsa
    • Feta, garlic and olives
    • Sausage and Cheese
    • BBQ Chicken
    • Cottage cheese and spring onion

    Friday, 28 September 2018

    My Top 10 Cocktails

    • Long Island Iced Tea
    • Margarita
    • Strawberry Daiquiri
    • Black Russian
    • Cosmopolitan
    • Vodka Martini
    • Tequila Sunrise
    • Champagne Cocktail
    • Mojito
    • Manhattan

    National Days for September - National Ask a Stupid Question Day

    • 28th September - Ask a Stupid Question Day
    • 27th September - Chocolate Cake Day
    • 26th September - Family Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza Day
    • 19th September - Popcorn Day
    • 18th September - Cheeseburger Day


    • 17th September - Batman Day
    • 16th September - Guacamole Day

    • 15th September - Strawberry Ice Cream Day
    • 14th September - Organise Your Home Day
    • 13th September - Peanut Day
    • 12th  September - Chocolate Milkshake Day

    • 11th September - 911 Remembrance Day
    • 10th September - Sewing Machine Day
    • 9th September - Teddy Bear Day

    • 8th September - Clear your desk day
    • 7th September - Beer Lover's Day
    • 6th September - Read a Book Day

    • 5th September - Cheese Pizza Day
    • 4th September - Wildlife Day
    • 3rd September - Skyscraper Day
    • 2nd September - World Coconut Day
    • 1st September - National Beard Day

    Thursday, 27 September 2018

    Wedding Songs for our wedding - the list so far - nice songs

    Beach Boys - God Only Knows
    Maroon 5 - Sugar
    Callum Scott - Dancing on My Own
    Take That - These Days
    Stereophonics - Dakota
    John Legend - All of Me
    Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
    Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
    John Lennon - Imagine
    Eminem & Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie
    Jay Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind

    Learning Spanish - This Week's Learning

    Here is this week's learning:

    • wool - lana
    • my pet - mi mascota
    • tomato - tomate

    And the rest:

    • carrots - zanahorias
    • toothpaste - pasta dental
    • thirty - treinta
    • I don't understand - no entiendo
    • ball - bola
    • last week - la semana pasada
    • unpack - deshacer
    • shopping - compras
    • wedding - Boda
    • of course - naturalmente
    • travel - viajar
    • special - especial
    • beef - carne de vaca
    • weather - clima
    • smoked - ahumado
    • lazy - perezoso
    • grapefruit - pomelo
    • fried egg - huevo frito
    • low fat - bajo en grasa
    • trousers - pantalones
    • cider - la sidra
    • twenty - veinte
    • vegetable - vegetal
    • maybe - tal vez
    • What time does it start? - A qué hora empieza?
    • thumb - pulgar
    • terrace - la terraza
    • town - pueblo
    • non alcoholic cocktail - cóctel sin alcohol
    • pet - mascota
    • anniversary - aniversario
    • sapphire - zafiro
    • socks - calcetines
    • toffee - caramelo
    • tweezers - las pinzas
    • pork - cerdo
    • blood - sangre
    • starter - entrada
    • thirteen - trece
    • bald - calvo
    • sad - triste
    • see you tomorrow - Hasta mañana
    • butterfly - la mariposa
    • over there - Por ahí
    • I don't like it - no me gusta
    • snore - ronquido
    • window - ventana
    • nevermind - no importa
    • blueberry - arándano
    • toilet paper - Papel de baño
    • milkshake - batido
    • to the right - A la derecha
    • I understand - entiendo
    • weekend - el fin de semana
    • where are you from? - de donde eres
    • scrambled - Revueltos
    • ticket - boleto
    • snake - serpiente
    • the sky is clear - El cielo esta despajado
    • sixty - sesenta
    • banana - plátano
    • slow - lento
    • city - ciudad
    • avocado - aguacate
    • sky - cielo
    • sunset - puesta de sol
    • how are you - cómo estás
    • to the left - A la izquierda
    • knee - rodilla
    • sugar free - Sin azúcar
    • shave - afeitado
    • bacon - tocino
    • anything else? - Algo más?
    • twelve - doce
    • baked beans - alubias
    • promise - promesa
    • wrong - incorrecto
    • airport - aeropuerto
    • brunette - morena
    • and you - y tu?
    • smoke - fumar
    • Balcony - balcón
    • room - el cuarto
    • scissors - tijeras
    • lost - perdió
    • nails - uñas
    • street - calle
    • sugar - el azúcar
    • port - puerto
    • a bit more - Un poco más 
    • bad weather - mal tiempo
    • salt - sal
    • nice breeze - buena brisa
    • ankle - tobillo
    • closed - cerrado
    • late - tarde
    • exit - salida
    • soon - pronto
    • yes - si
    • eleven - once
    • toast - pan tostado
    • egg - huevo
    • Congratulations - felicitaciones
    • shampoo - champú
    • cinema - cine
    • noisy - ruidoso
    • storm - tormenta
    • necklace - collar
    • blister - ampolla
    • lighthouse - faro
    • hundred - cien
    • olives - aceitunas
    • pharmacy - farmacia
    • number - número
    • zero - cero
    • thankyou very much - muchas gracias
    • bracelet - pulsera
    • bruise - moretón
    • shark - tiburón
    • stupid - estúpido
    • skewer - brocheta
    • next week - la próxima semana
    • stairs - escalera
    • nice to meet you - Encantada de conocerte
    • jellyfish - la medusa
    • skin - piel
    • nap - siesta
    • meat - carne
    • shirt - camisa
    • pineapple - piña
    • knickers - bragas
    • live music - música en vivo
    • boarding - embarque
    • next - siguiente
    • roasted - asado
    • strong - fuerte
    • bank - el banco
    • noodles - tallarines
    • See you later - Hasta luego
    • mushroom - seta
    • I'm fine - Estoy bien
    • seashell - concha
    • biscuit - la galleta
    • open - abierto
    • a table for two - mesa para dos
    • ham - jamon
    • yellow - amarillo
    • married - casado
    • river - río
    • charmed - encantado
    • apple - manzana
    • name - nombre
    • red - rojo
    • sausage - salchicha
    • nice - bonito
    • orange - naranja
    • restaurant - restaurante
    • read - leer
    • salad - ensalada
    • leaving - dejando
    • nuts - nueces
    • grey - gris
    • dinner - cena
    • fifty - cincuenta
    • mother - madre
    • fish - pescado
    • reservation - reserva
    • when - cuando
    • chair - silla
    • nose - nariz
    • pasta - pastas
    • kiss - beso
    • smile - sonreír
    • onion - cebolla
    • friend - amigo
    • thunder - trueno
    • why - por qué
    • thigh - muslo
    • donkey - burro
    • warm - calentar
    • drink - bebida
    • what - qué
    • lemon - limón
    • garlic - ajo
    • forty - cuarenta
    • tree - árbol
    • teeth - dientes
    • father - padre
    • suncream - crema solar
    • milk chocolate - chocolate con leche
    • crazy - loca
    • girl - niña
    • happy - contento
    • steak - filete
    • sunburn - bronceado
    • horse - cabello
    • cough - tos 
    • head - cabeza
    • Summer - el verano
    • February - febrero
    • Pillow - almohada
    • Nine - nueve
    • Eyes - ojos
    • June - junio
    • key - llaves
    • dunes - dunas
    • home - casa
    • Stomach - estómago
    • Jump - saltar
    • May - mayo
    • October - octubre
    • Thirsty - sediento
    • Leg - pierna
    • Breakfast - desayuno
    • Six - seis
    • Hungry - hambriento
    • Moon - luna
    • Rice - arroz
    • Vegetarian - vegetariano
    • I don't know - no lo sé
    • Butter - mantequilla
    • Seven - siete
    • July - julio
    • Tired - cansado
    • Speak - hablar
    • Mirror - espejo
    • Small - pequeña
    • Amazing - asombroso
    • Sunglasses - gafas de sol 
    • Toilet - inodoro
    • Excuse me - disculpe
    • Tasty - sabroso
    • Mountain - montaña
    • How far is - que tan lejos esta
    • Waves - olas
    • Sandwich - emparedado
    • Roof - techo
    • Blanket - cobija
    • Eight - ocho
    • Forgot - olvidó
    • Woman - mujer
    • Night - noche
    • Another - otro
    • September - septiembre
    • Hands - manos
    • Flight - vuelo
    • Laugh - risa
    • Sing - canta
    • Can I have the bill - Me puede traer la cuenta
    • Spoon - cuchara
    • Black - negro
    • Bread - pan de molde
    • April - abril
    • Five - cinco
    • Sand - arena
    • Hot - caliente
    • Ear - oreja
    • Dark - oscuro
    • Like - me gusta
    • Sick - enfermo
    • Spicy - picante
    • Kettle - tetera
    • Flowers - flores
    • Sunbathe - tomar el sol
    • Feet - pies
    • December - diciembre
    • Cake - pastel
    • Fireworks - fuegos articiales
    • Rain - lluvia
    • Dress - el vestido
    • Year - año
    • Door - puerta
    • My name is - me llamo
    • Cooking - cocina
    • Four - cuatro
    • August - agosto
    • Massage - el masaje
    • Back - espalda
    • Purple - púrpura
    • Fork - tenedor
    • Knife - cuchillo
    • Three - tres
    • Dog - perro
    • January - enero
    • Stars - estrellas
    • Dancing - bailando
    • Brown - marrón
    • Two - dos
    • Spring - primavera
    • Crisps - patatas fritas
    • Friday - viernes
    • The Menu -La carta 
    • Bed - cama
    • Strawberry - fresa
    • Windy - ventoso
    • Can I have? - puedo tener
    • Bottle - botella
    • Birthday - cumpleaños
    • Green - verde
    • Ten - diez
    • Thursday - jueves
    • March - marzo
    • Umbrella - paraguas
    • November - noviembre
    • Autumn - el otoño
    • One - uno
    • Soap - jabon
    • Wednesday - miércoles
    • Cold - frio
    • Boat - barco
    • Hotel Room - habitación de hotel
    • Newspaper - periódico
    • Man - hombre
    • Walk - caminar
    • Shop - tienda
    • Running - corriendo
    • Cat - gato
    • Swim - nadar
    • What time is it? - que hora es?
    • Big - grande
    • Cloud - nube
    • Pink - rosa
    • Silver - plata
    • Pepper - pimienta
    • Omelette - tortilla
    • Shower - ducha
    • Tuesday - martes
    • Ice - hielo
    • Beautiful - hermosa
    • Awake - despierto
    • Love - amor
    • Shoes - zapatos
    • Money - dinero
    • Hat - sombrero
    • Monday - lunes
    • Glass - vaso
    • Water - agua
    • Sleep - dormir
    • Chicken - pollo
    • Sun - sol
    • Ice-cream - helado
    • Seat - asiento
    • Gold - oro
    • Sunday - domingo
    • Hair - cabello
    • Book - el libro
    • Garden - el gardin
    • Bathroom - el baño
    • Nude - desnudo
    • Towel - toalla
    • Sea - mar
    • What's your name? - Como se llama?
    • Cheers - Salud
    • Wine - el vino
    • Good - bueno
    • Beer - cerveza
    • Cheese - queso
    • Suitcase - maleta
    • Blue - azul
    • White - blanco
    • Where is? - dónde está?
    • Market - el mercado
    • Swimming Pool - la piscina
    • Saturday - sábado
    • Winter - invierno
    • English - inglés
    • I want one - Quiero uno
    • How much does it cost? - Cuánto cuesta
    • Tomorrow - mañana
    • Good evening - Buenas Noches
    • You're welcome - de nada
    • I'm sorry - lo siento
    • Please - Por favor
    • Thankyou - Gracias
    • Beach - La playa
    • Hello - Hola
    • Good morning - Buenos días
    • Goodbye - Adios

    My Top 10 Butters

    • Lurpak
    • Anchor
    • Countrylife
    • Kerrygold
    • Yeo Valley
    • Tesco Finest
    • Netherend Farmhouse
    • Rachel's organic
    • Waitrose West Country
    • President

    Acts I want to see or wish I had seen

    Acts I want to see / wish I had seen

    Oasis / Noel and Liam Gallagher - tickets for Liam booked!!
    Ed Sheeran - tickets booked!!!
    Ellie Goulding
    Rihanna
    Beyonce
    Adele
    Maroon 5
    Elton John
    David Bowie
    Kylie
    Whitney

    National Days for September - Today is Chocolate Cake Day

    • 27th September - Chocolate Cake Day
    • 26th September - Family Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza Day
    • 19th September - Popcorn Day
    • 18th September - Cheeseburger Day


    • 17th September - Batman Day
    • 16th September - Guacamole Day

    • 15th September - Strawberry Ice Cream Day
    • 14th September - Organise Your Home Day
    • 13th September - Peanut Day
    • 12th  September - Chocolate Milkshake Day

    • 11th September - 911 Remembrance Day
    • 10th September - Sewing Machine Day
    • 9th September - Teddy Bear Day

    • 8th September - Clear your desk day
    • 7th September - Beer Lover's Day
    • 6th September - Read a Book Day

    • 5th September - Cheese Pizza Day
    • 4th September - Wildlife Day
    • 3rd September - Skyscraper Day
    • 2nd September - World Coconut Day
    • 1st September - National Beard Day

    Wednesday, 26 September 2018

    I want rid of this tummy!!

    I've got this image in my head now of how I am going to look when I reach goal. That's a good thing.

    Its also frustrating me when I look at my tummy as I am totally impatient and I want it gone. I want rid of it sticking out when I'm losing weight and want to look and feel better.

    I'm sure it will go in time, but its my biggest body concern at the moment. I can't stand it. Probably largely because I look at it, and I can see all those things I've eaten and drunk and it makes me feel guilty.

    Once that's flattened out I will start to feel much more body confident. Bring on that day!!

    National Days for September - Today is National Family Day

    • 26th September - Family Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza Day
    • 19th September - Popcorn Day
    • 18th September - Cheeseburger Day


    • 17th September - Batman Day
    • 16th September - Guacamole Day

    • 15th September - Strawberry Ice Cream Day
    • 14th September - Organise Your Home Day
    • 13th September - Peanut Day
    • 12th  September - Chocolate Milkshake Day

    • 11th September - 911 Remembrance Day
    • 10th September - Sewing Machine Day
    • 9th September - Teddy Bear Day

    • 8th September - Clear your desk day
    • 7th September - Beer Lover's Day
    • 6th September - Read a Book Day

    • 5th September - Cheese Pizza Day
    • 4th September - Wildlife Day
    • 3rd September - Skyscraper Day
    • 2nd September - World Coconut Day
    • 1st September - National Beard Day

    The ultimate body - my role models and inspirations

    These are the women who I want to not so much look like, but have certain aspects I admire. It might be great legs, or washboard abs, or maybe just their positive attitude and determination. Here are my Top 10 female role models:

    • Angelina Jolie
    • Davina Mccall
    • Charlize Theron
    • Salma Hayek
    • Raquel Welch
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Christina Hendricks
    • Kim Kardashian
    • Kelly Brook
    • Lucy Pargeter

    My Top 10 Beers

    • Peroni
    • San Miguel
    • Stella 4%
    • Becks Vier
    • Kronenburg
    • Samuel Adams
    • Cobra
    • Sol
    • Budweiser
    • Carling

    My New Word of the Week - Rambunctious

    Rambunctious:

    • uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous

    • difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous:a rambunctious child.

    • turbulently active and noisy:a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand



    definition derived from dictionary.com

    Holiday Fashion - My Favourites from 2018's travels


    Bold polka dots - daring for me! 



    Continuing the polka dot theme in blue. 


    Rocking red and black 


    Even barefoot for a beach party! 



    LBD - obligatory


    Holiday blues



    Co-ordinated khaki's





    Tuesday, 25 September 2018

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    My Top 10 Cheese

    • Mature Cheddar
    • Double Gloucester
    • Wensleydale & Cranberry
    • Feta
    • Brie
    • Blue Stilton
    • Austrian Smoked Cheese
    • Marmite Cheddar
    • Creamy Lancashire
    • Mexican spicy cheddar

    New Year's Resolutions 2018 - Number 3 - Be Beautiful

    I have had my issues with confidence over the years. However, now I am over 40 I have just decided to stop worrying and be "beautiful" if to noone else but myself.

    I have silly skin that still flares up, I have some wrinkles and some grey hair and I am definitely not beach ready at the moment, but so what?

    I can have fun with what I have, I am not huge, I am not that bad looking wise, so my resolution this year is to treat myself kindly as if I am beautiful and to make the most of what I have and stop fretting about it.


    National Days for September - Today is National Comic Book Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza Day
    • 19th September - Popcorn Day
    • 18th September - Cheeseburger Day


    • 17th September - Batman Day
    • 16th September - Guacamole Day

    • 15th September - Strawberry Ice Cream Day
    • 14th September - Organise Your Home Day
    • 13th September - Peanut Day
    • 12th  September - Chocolate Milkshake Day

    • 11th September - 911 Remembrance Day
    • 10th September - Sewing Machine Day
    • 9th September - Teddy Bear Day

    • 8th September - Clear your desk day
    • 7th September - Beer Lover's Day
    • 6th September - Read a Book Day

    • 5th September - Cheese Pizza Day
    • 4th September - Wildlife Day
    • 3rd September - Skyscraper Day
    • 2nd September - World Coconut Day
    • 1st September - National Beard Day