Thursday, 15 November 2018

My mini workout for holidays


To do in the morning:
  • · 200 abs
  • · 20 push ups
  • · 30 squats
  • · 10 donkeys
  • · 10 dog legs
  • · 20 knee lifts
  • · 30 punches
  • · 10 lunges
  • · 20 second plank

To do on the sunbed:
  • · 20 tricep dips
  • · 20 inner thigh raise
  • · 20 outer thigh raise
  • · 10 ab leg raise

To earn another glass of wine:
  • · 10 tricep dips
  • · 5 leg raises

Pre shower routine:

  • · 20 squats
  • · 10 push ups
  • · 10 knee lifts
  • · 50 abs
  • · 10 front kicks

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Dy 35 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 35:

  • 1000 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 burpees
  • 30 butt kicks
  • 50 inner thigh pulse
  • 50 box burpees


Day 34:

  • 1000 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 30 burpees
  • 50 twist jumps
  • 3 x 45 second planks
  • 50 knee lifts


Day 33:

  • 1000 crunches
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 squats
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 knee lifts
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 32:

  • 975 crunches
  • 70 push ups
  • 70 tricep dips
  • 70 butt kicks
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 inner thigh pulse


Day 31:

  • 950 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 50 twist jumps


Day 30:

  • 925 crunches
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 squats
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 29:
  • 900 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 superman


Day 28:

  • 875 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 50 ankle touches
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips

Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Day 34 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 34:

  • 1000 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 30 burpees
  • 50 twist jumps
  • 3 x 45 second planks
  • 50 knee lifts


Day 33:

  • 1000 crunches
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 squats
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 knee lifts
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 32:

  • 975 crunches
  • 70 push ups
  • 70 tricep dips
  • 70 butt kicks
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 inner thigh pulse


Day 31:

  • 950 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 50 twist jumps


Day 30:

  • 925 crunches
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 squats
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 29:
  • 900 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 superman


Day 28:

  • 875 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 50 ankle touches
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips

Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Monday, 12 November 2018

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

Day 33 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 33:

  • 1000 crunches
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 squats
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 knee lifts
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 32:

  • 975 crunches
  • 70 push ups
  • 70 tricep dips
  • 70 butt kicks
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 inner thigh pulse


Day 31:

  • 950 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 50 twist jumps


Day 30:

  • 925 crunches
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 squats
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 29:
  • 900 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 superman


Day 28:

  • 875 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 50 ankle touches
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips

Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Winter Warmers - cosy and snug


When it gets cold, its time for some lovely winter warmers to make you feel snug and cosy:
  • Fluffy socks
  • Onesies
  • Pjamas
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hot toddies
  • Roasted marshmallows
  • Toast and Butter
  • Homemade soup
  • Chunky cardigans
  • Opaque tights
  • Boots
  • Cosy slippers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Hotpot
  • Stew
  • Real fires
  • Woolly mitts
  • Scarves
  • Extra blankets
  • Cosy throws
  • Candles

Sunday, 11 November 2018

My Top 10 Staffordshire Oatcakes

  • Plain Cheese
  • Cheese and Onion
  • Cheese and Sausage
  • Cheese and Bacon
  • Mushroom, Cheese and Tomato
  • Sausage and Egg
  • Cheese and Beans
  • Cheese and Tomato
  • Sausage, Cheese and Beans
  • Cheese, Mushroom and Veggie Sausage

Things to do in November


  • Fun with Sparklers
  • Fireworks Display
  • Celebrate Bonfire Night
  • Make some treacle toffee
  • Have a bonfire party
  • Wear a poppy for Remembrance Day
  • Go to a Christmas Lights switch on
  • Eat your first mince pie of the year
  • Go to a Christmas market
  • Buy some Christmas presents to be organised
  • Write your Christmas cards
  • Plant daffodil bulbs for spring
  • Plant a magnolia tree
  • Clear the leaves
  • Prepare a vegetable bed
  • Aerate your lawn
  • Net your pond
  • Visit a winter garden
  • Get your wellies on
  • Change your central heating settings
  • Keep air circulating by opening your windows to let fresh air in 
  • Put your thicker tog duvet on the bed
  • Paint your fencing
  • Press some leaves
  • Go for some walks when its clear and crisp
  • Take your dog somewhere new to explore
  • Watch the stunning sunsets - at 4pm! 
  • Enjoy the colours of winter plants like grasses and cornus
  • Light some scented candles to make the home feel warm
  • Organise your kitchen cupboards
  • Make some home made winter warmers like soup
  • Finish any outdoor jobs
  • Clear your guttering
  • Put birdfeed out
  • Go to the cinema
  • Watch X Factor and Strictly
  • Excitingly await I'm a Celebrity 
  • Get some winter sun and go abroad
  • Go watch a gig 
  • Check out Chester Literature Festival
  • Enjoy a hot chocolate
  • Get some exercise ready for the festive season
  • Plant tulips for spring
  • Cut back on the alcohol and smoking for the month or stop altogether

My Top 10 Songs for November


  • Morrissey - November Spawned a Monster
  • Guns n Roses - November Rain
  • Wyclef John - Gone Til November
  • Gabrielle Aplin - November
  • Gorillaz - November has Come
  • Drake - November 18th
  • Tom Waits - November
  • Sleeping with Sirens - November
  • M.I.A - Sweet November
  • The Avett Brothers - November Blue

3 Degrees of Separation - Corrie and Eastenders

I love working out the connections between people, and how they are so closely separated from, well, pretty much everyone else!! I started this concept with The Walking Dead, and its been truly fascinating how the cast and music etc. link to other actors, shows and films.

Now I have decided to look closer to home - two of the biggest soaps on UK TV - Coronation Street and Eastenders. I want to look how they link together - there have to be some overlaps and linkages and I intend to do just that - work out how they are connected.

So to begin with then lets look for obvious links:

Crossover actors

  • Cindy Beale - Eastenders - played by Michelle Collins 
  • Stella Price - Corrie - played by Michelle Collins

  • Charlie Stubbs - Corrie - played by Bill Ward
  • Mike Parker - Eastenders 2003 - played by Bill Ward

  • Richard Hillman - Corrie - played by Brian Capron
  • Jerry McKenzie - Eastenders 93-94 - played by Brian Capron

  • Natalie Horrocks - Corrie - played by Denise Welch
  • Alison Slater - Eastenders 2016 - played by Denise Welch

  • Sunita Alahan - Corrie - played by Shobna Gulati
  • Ameena Badawi - Eastenders 2000 - played by Shobna Gulati

  • Jake Stone - Eastenders - played by Jamie Lomas
  • Jamie Lomas played small part in Corrie - Jeff 2005 

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Appearances
  • Jamie Lomas (aka Jake Stone Eastenders) 2017
  • Jennie McAlpine (aka Fizz - Corrie) 2017
  • Larry Lamb (aka Archie Mitchell - Eastenders) 2016
  • Craig Charles (aka Lloyd in Corrie) 2014
  • Laila Morse (aka Big Mo - Eastenders) 2013
  • Charlie Brooks (aka Janine - Eastenders) 2012
  • Helen Flanagan (aka Rosie - Corrie) 2012
  • Antony Cotton (aka Sean - Corrie) 2011
  • Nigel Havers (aka Lewis - Corrie) 2010
  • Lucy Benjamin (aka Lisa - Eastenders) 2009
  • Joe Swash (aka Mickey Miller - Eastenders) 2008
  • Marc Bannerman (aka Gianni - Eastenders) 2007
  • Dean Gaffney (aka Robbie - Eastenders) 2006
  • Sid Owen (aka Ricky - Eastenders) 2005
  • Elaine Lordan (aka Lynne - Eastenders) 2005
  • Danniella Westbrook (aka Sam Mitchell - Eastenders) 2003

Eastenders who left London for Manchester
  • Johnny Carter 
  • Ricky and Bianca

Learning Spanish - This Week's Learning

This week's learning:
  • cheese baguette - un bocadillo de queso
  • seventeen - diecisiete
  • turquoise - turquesa
And here is the rest:
  • straw - paja
  • school - colegio
  • last day - último día
  • piercing - perforación
  • no thankyou - no gracias
  • cherry - chereza
  • wool - lana
  • my pet - mi mascota
  • tomato - tomate
  • 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

Day 32 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 32:

  • 975 crunches
  • 70 push ups
  • 70 tricep dips
  • 70 butt kicks
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 inner thigh pulse


Day 31:

  • 950 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 50 twist jumps


Day 30:

  • 925 crunches
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 squats
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 29:
  • 900 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 superman


Day 28:

  • 875 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 50 ankle touches
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips

Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Day 31 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 31:

  • 950 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 50 twist jumps


Day 30:

  • 925 crunches
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 squats
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 29:
  • 900 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 superman


Day 28:

  • 875 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 50 ankle touches
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips

Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Friday, 9 November 2018

Day 30 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 30:

  • 925 crunches
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 squats
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 29:
  • 900 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 superman


Day 28:

  • 875 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 50 ankle touches
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips

Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Day 29 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 29:

  • 900 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 superman


Day 28:

  • 875 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 50 ankle touches
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips


Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

YourHome - Competition - Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show Christmas

YourHome - Competition - Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show Christmas

Another one for the bucket list - fly in a chinook!!

  • Write a novel
  • Learn another language fluently
  • Reach my goal weight
  • Pay off my mortgage
  • Own a new car fresh off the forecourt 
  • Own a place in the sun
  • Own an apartment in London
  • Own an apartment in Manchester
  • Ride a horse across a beach
  • Go skiing
  • Learn to cook Sushi
  • Have the whole house how I want it to be fully finished
  • Have no money worries
  • Live abroad for a few months 
  • Go on a round the world trip
  • Own a horse
  • Go the races
  • Go on a theatre break
  • Learn to ride a motorbike
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Travel the world
  • Be in a play or a film
  • Change career
  • Get a degree
  • Swimming with sea turtles
  • Shark cage experience
  • Skinny dip :)
  • Formula One experience
  • Go to all the continents - 3 to go - Antarctica, Asia and South America
  • Have a sailing lesson
  • Have a flying lesson
  • Go whitewater rafting
  • Go camping / glamping
  • Stay in a log cabin
  • Be published
  • Get married
  • See The Northern Lights
  • Ride a Gondola
  • Ride a motorbike
  • Niagara Falls
  • Wimbledon
  • F1 race
  • Visit a pink beach
  • Fly in a Chinook Helicopter

Day 28 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 28:

  • 875 crunches
  • 25 burpees
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 50 ankle touches
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips


Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

My travels - Hoar Cross Hall


The grounds were amazing


we loved the leather sofas in the library


It was a beautiful setting


All the little extras


Plus we had glorious weather - chilly but clear



My Perfect Pictures - Icy Waters

The snow inspired me to take this photo. icy lake, snow on the ground, sun shining. beautiful.:


I took this picture last winter 2014. We had the snow, then it froze, crystallizing the snow. When the sun came out, I captured this amazing snap. Beautiful.

Its far too mild this year to expect these scenes this Christmas, but it is a beautiful moment to look back on.


Day 27 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 27:

  • 850 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 triceps dips
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches
  • 100 butt kicks


Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips


Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Monday, 5 November 2018

Day 26 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 26:

  • 825 crunches
  • 75 star jumps
  • 3 x 30 second planks
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 side leg raises
  • 50 inner leg raises


Day 25:

  • 800 crunches
  • 70 superman
  • 70 knee lifts
  • 50 squats
  • 30 one leg squats
  • 100 mountain climbers


Day 24:
  • 775 crunches
  • 60 push ups
  • 60 tricep dips
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 25 squat jumps
Day 23:
  • 750 crunches
  • 100 skater slides
  • 50 star jumps
  • 75 squats
  • 100 punches

Day 22:
  • 725 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 100 mountain climbers
  • 20 burpees
  • 50 box burpees
  • 30 toe touches

Day 21:
  • 700 crunches
  • 50 lunges
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 punches
  • 25 squats
  • 2 x 30 second planks

Day 20:
  • 675 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 squats
  • 50 superman

Day 19:
  • 650 crunches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 50 star jumps
  • 50 dog legs
  • 50 donkey kicks

Day 18:
  • 625 crunches
  • 30 box burpees
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 20 toe touches
  • 50 squats

Day 17:
  • 600 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 40 one leg squats
  • 50 knee lifts

Day 16:
  • 575 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 lunges
Day 15:
  • 550 crunches
  • 30 squat jumps
  • 70 punches
  • 70 mountain climbers
  • 25 star jumps

Day 14:
  • 525 crunches
  • 2 x 30 second planks
  • 50 high knees
  • 20 burpees
Day 13:
  • 500 crunches
  • 50 wood chops
  • 50 squats
  • 50 donkey legs
  • 50 superman
Day 12:
  • 475 crunches
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 tricep dips
  • 50 ankle touch
  • 15 toe touch 

Day 11:
  • 450 crunches
  • 30 lunges
  • 15 burpees
  • 50 high knees
  • 30 one leg squats

Day 10:
  • 425 crunches
  • 50 squats
  • 50 butt kicks
  • 50 mountain climbers

Day 9:
  • 400 crunches
  • 40 push ups
  • 40 tricep dips
  • 25 donkey kicks
  • 25 dog kicks

Day 8:
  • 375 crunches
  • 50 skate slides
  • 25 squat jumps
  • 50 punches

Day 7:
  • 350 crunches
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 50 donkey kicks
  • 10 squats
Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips


Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Top 10 Foods for Bonfire Night



  • Bangers and mash
  • Hot dogs with fried onions
  • Sticky toffee pudding
  • Hot chocolate and cream
  • Jacket potatoes
  • Treacle toffee
  • Potato wedges
  • BBQ beans
  • Bonfire herb and cheese tear bread
  • Pizza slices BBQ chicken
  • 10 songs for Bonfire Night

    #1 - Katy Perry - Firework
    #2 - Knife Party - Bonfire
    #3 - Ellie Goulding - Burn
    #4 - Take That - Relight My Fire
    #5 - The Prodigy - Firestarter
    #6 - Crowded House - Catherine Wheels
    #7 - Plan B - Playing with Fire
    #8 - Taylor Swift - Sparks Fly
    #9 - Kasabian - Fire
    #10 - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang

    The best films for Bonfire Night!


    Hoping that all this year's bonfires are safe. But in case you have decided to stay home and not risk it, here is my top 10 of films about fire and fireworks to mark the occasion:

    • Roxanne - Steve Martin at his best
    • Backdraft
    • The Towering Inferno
    • Final Destination 3 - not for the faint hearted !
    • Harry Potter - The Order of the Phoenix - those Weasleys
    • Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
    • The Hunger Games - Catching Fire
    • Carrie
    • The Wicker Man
    • The Dressmaker - I love Winslet's revenge in this! 

    Celebrating Bonfire Night 2017 - Looking Back




    Last year's bonfire was particularly spectacular. 


    The flames and smoke, coupled with the moon and clouds were awesome to behold. 


    Of course we had to do the obligatory family selfie!


    The fireworks were brilliant. 


    And of course there had to be sparklers!



    The best thing for us is that our dog doesn't bat an eyelid about fireworks. 
    Some dogs get so scared - not ours - she goes out pottering about in the garden with the loudest of bangs going off all round us, and just carries on as usual. 




    Sunday, 4 November 2018

    My Top 10 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

    It's November - bring on the Fireworks!!

    I love November. Its one of my favourite months. The nights are long and dark, the days are generally short and bleak. Not sounding so appealing.

    Ok, ok, November can be considered a non month really, once you get past the fun and games of Bonfire Night.

    What I love is how its a pause. Everything seems to slow down. The madness of the Christmas month hasn't quite set in. Halloween is done and dusted.

    The weather isn't fit for BBQ's and garden fetes. Its not a month I usually go on holiday in but this year we are which is just wonderful!! . Its a month to slow the pace, recharge, and go for lovely walks in the outdoors, then cosy up in a warm place.

    Yes, November is right up there. Enjoy :)

    Day 25 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

    Day 25:

    • 800 crunches
    • 70 superman
    • 70 knee lifts
    • 50 squats
    • 30 one leg squats
    • 100 mountain climbers


    Day 24:
    • 775 crunches
    • 60 push ups
    • 60 tricep dips
    • 50 dog legs
    • 50 donkey kicks
    • 25 squat jumps
    Day 23:
    • 750 crunches
    • 100 skater slides
    • 50 star jumps
    • 75 squats
    • 100 punches

    Day 22:
    • 725 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 100 mountain climbers
    • 20 burpees
    • 50 box burpees
    • 30 toe touches

    Day 21:
    • 700 crunches
    • 50 lunges
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 50 punches
    • 25 squats
    • 2 x 30 second planks

    Day 20:
    • 675 crunches
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 squats
    • 50 superman

    Day 19:
    • 650 crunches
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 50 star jumps
    • 50 dog legs
    • 50 donkey kicks

    Day 18:
    • 625 crunches
    • 30 box burpees
    • 50 butt kicks
    • 20 toe touches
    • 50 squats

    Day 17:
    • 600 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 40 one leg squats
    • 50 knee lifts

    Day 16:
    • 575 crunches
    • 50 squats
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 lunges
    Day 15:
    • 550 crunches
    • 30 squat jumps
    • 70 punches
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 25 star jumps

    Day 14:
    • 525 crunches
    • 2 x 30 second planks
    • 50 high knees
    • 20 burpees
    Day 13:
    • 500 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 50 squats
    • 50 donkey legs
    • 50 superman
    Day 12:
    • 475 crunches
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 ankle touch
    • 15 toe touch 

    Day 11:
    • 450 crunches
    • 30 lunges
    • 15 burpees
    • 50 high knees
    • 30 one leg squats

    Day 10:
    • 425 crunches
    • 50 squats
    • 50 butt kicks
    • 50 mountain climbers

    Day 9:
    • 400 crunches
    • 40 push ups
    • 40 tricep dips
    • 25 donkey kicks
    • 25 dog kicks

    Day 8:
    • 375 crunches
    • 50 skate slides
    • 25 squat jumps
    • 50 punches

    Day 7:
    • 350 crunches
    • 30 jumping jacks
    • 50 donkey kicks
    • 10 squats
    Day 6:
    • 325 crunches
    • 15 squats
    • 10 burpees
    • 50 high knees

    Day 5:
    • 300 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 20 tricep dips
    • 25 tricep dips
    • 8 burpees
    • 5 squat jumps

    Day 4:
    • 275 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 15 push ups
    • 15 tricep dips
    • 5 burpees

    Day 3:
    • 250 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 10 push ups
    • 10 tricep dips

    Day 2:
    • 225 crunches
    • 1 x 20 second planks
    • 25 squats
    • 10 push ups
    Day 1:
    • 200 crunches / abs
    • 25 squats

    Saturday, 3 November 2018

    Day 24 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

    Day 24:
    • 775 crunches
    • 60 push ups
    • 60 tricep dips
    • 50 dog legs
    • 50 donkey kicks
    • 25 squat jumps
    Day 23:
    • 750 crunches
    • 100 skater slides
    • 50 star jumps
    • 75 squats
    • 100 punches

    Day 22:
    • 725 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 100 mountain climbers
    • 20 burpees
    • 50 box burpees
    • 30 toe touches

    Day 21:
    • 700 crunches
    • 50 lunges
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 50 punches
    • 25 squats
    • 2 x 30 second planks

    Day 20:
    • 675 crunches
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 squats
    • 50 superman

    Day 19:
    • 650 crunches
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 50 star jumps
    • 50 dog legs
    • 50 donkey kicks

    Day 18:
    • 625 crunches
    • 30 box burpees
    • 50 butt kicks
    • 20 toe touches
    • 50 squats

    Day 17:
    • 600 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 40 one leg squats
    • 50 knee lifts

    Day 16:
    • 575 crunches
    • 50 squats
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 lunges
    Day 15:
    • 550 crunches
    • 30 squat jumps
    • 70 punches
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 25 star jumps

    Day 14:
    • 525 crunches
    • 2 x 30 second planks
    • 50 high knees
    • 20 burpees
    Day 13:
    • 500 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 50 squats
    • 50 donkey legs
    • 50 superman
    Day 12:
    • 475 crunches
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 ankle touch
    • 15 toe touch 

    Day 11:
    • 450 crunches
    • 30 lunges
    • 15 burpees
    • 50 high knees
    • 30 one leg squats

    Day 10:
    • 425 crunches
    • 50 squats
    • 50 butt kicks
    • 50 mountain climbers

    Day 9:
    • 400 crunches
    • 40 push ups
    • 40 tricep dips
    • 25 donkey kicks
    • 25 dog kicks

    Day 8:
    • 375 crunches
    • 50 skate slides
    • 25 squat jumps
    • 50 punches

    Day 7:
    • 350 crunches
    • 30 jumping jacks
    • 50 donkey kicks
    • 10 squats
    Day 6:
    • 325 crunches
    • 15 squats
    • 10 burpees
    • 50 high knees

    Day 5:
    • 300 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 20 tricep dips
    • 25 tricep dips
    • 8 burpees
    • 5 squat jumps

    Day 4:
    • 275 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 15 push ups
    • 15 tricep dips
    • 5 burpees

    Day 3:
    • 250 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 10 push ups
    • 10 tricep dips


    Day 2:
    • 225 crunches
    • 1 x 20 second planks
    • 25 squats
    • 10 push ups
    Day 1:
    • 200 crunches / abs
    • 25 squats

    Friday, 2 November 2018

    Day 23 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

    Day 23:
    • 750 crunches
    • 100 skater slides
    • 50 star jumps
    • 75 squats
    • 100 punches

    Day 22:
    • 725 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 100 mountain climbers
    • 20 burpees
    • 50 box burpees
    • 30 toe touches

    Day 21:
    • 700 crunches
    • 50 lunges
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 50 punches
    • 25 squats
    • 2 x 30 second planks

    Day 20:
    • 675 crunches
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 squats
    • 50 superman

    Day 19:
    • 650 crunches
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 50 star jumps
    • 50 dog legs
    • 50 donkey kicks

    Day 18:
    • 625 crunches
    • 30 box burpees
    • 50 butt kicks
    • 20 toe touches
    • 50 squats

    Day 17:
    • 600 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 40 one leg squats
    • 50 knee lifts

    Day 16:
    • 575 crunches
    • 50 squats
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 lunges
    Day 15:
    • 550 crunches
    • 30 squat jumps
    • 70 punches
    • 70 mountain climbers
    • 25 star jumps

    Day 14:
    • 525 crunches
    • 2 x 30 second planks
    • 50 high knees
    • 20 burpees
    Day 13:
    • 500 crunches
    • 50 wood chops
    • 50 squats
    • 50 donkey legs
    • 50 superman
    Day 12:
    • 475 crunches
    • 50 push ups
    • 50 tricep dips
    • 50 ankle touch
    • 15 toe touch 

    Day 11:
    • 450 crunches
    • 30 lunges
    • 15 burpees
    • 50 high knees
    • 30 one leg squats

    Day 10:
    • 425 crunches
    • 50 squats
    • 50 butt kicks
    • 50 mountain climbers

    Day 9:
    • 400 crunches
    • 40 push ups
    • 40 tricep dips
    • 25 donkey kicks
    • 25 dog kicks

    Day 8:
    • 375 crunches
    • 50 skate slides
    • 25 squat jumps
    • 50 punches

    Day 7:
    • 350 crunches
    • 30 jumping jacks
    • 50 donkey kicks
    • 10 squats
    Day 6:
    • 325 crunches
    • 15 squats
    • 10 burpees
    • 50 high knees

    Day 5:
    • 300 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 20 tricep dips
    • 25 tricep dips
    • 8 burpees
    • 5 squat jumps

    Day 4:
    • 275 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 15 push ups
    • 15 tricep dips
    • 5 burpees

    Day 3:
    • 250 crunches
    • 30 squats
    • 10 push ups
    • 10 tricep dips


    Day 2:
    • 225 crunches
    • 1 x 20 second planks
    • 25 squats
    • 10 push ups
    Day 1:
    • 200 crunches / abs
    • 25 squats