Sports Relief 2012!

So, Sports Relief is coming up and I’m definitely going to run one of the miles. I did the 1 mile run in Manchester 2 years ago and had a blast. Of course me loving fancy dress, I decided to wear something outrageous since it was for charity. I went as Scooby Doo which was a big thing for me as I don’t really like drawing too much attention to myself! My friend Claire ran with me and she was a banana.

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It was really fun and for a great cause so I’m really looking forward to doing it again this year. I really hate running but I did the 1 mile with no problem so I think I’m going to push it this year and do 3 miles. The bf said he’ll do it with me. And of course I really need to top my Scooby Doo costume with something more outrageous. Found a few ideas:
 

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Maybe I can get the bf to be Tweety? ha ha
 

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Just looks funny.
 

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I love penguins though it may be difficult to run in.
 

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Not what I was after but pretty cute!
 
Think I’ll have to have a browse in the costume shops in Manchester. 
 
Any ideas? Are you going to take part in Sports Relief?
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My Week 9

Oh my this was a horrible week. As are the photos – my apologies. I really didn’t do much this week apart from have a miserable time at work, then go home to my pit at night. Ok, enough of the negative. Here are the happy pics from this week.

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*Ah Rose, how you cheer me up – even when your claws are digging into my stomach. She seemed to take a liking to my belt. I have another photo of her nomming on it 🙂
 
*First time I tried crackle nails (I know, completely behind)
 
*I know you won’t be able to read but this is the most amazing name ever: Bertrum Van Munster. This is on the credits of every The Amazing Race episode ever (this is the best series ever – will have to tell you about it another time)
 
*Happy face earrings are happy
 
*Pretty shoe on my shoe calendar.
 
How was your week?

 

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My Week 8

A week of pancakes, sketching and a bit of dancing at the end.

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*Watched Tea for Two for my upcoming old film style post. Not my favourite Doris Day film, but the style and the title song stuck in my head all week!
*Pancake day was great – I discovered have not lost my superior flipping skills
*Saw a car with the licence plate BFG, had to get a pic.
*Pretty display in a garden centre near my work. Easter is on the way 🙂
*Bit of crappy sketch work but I’m trying to get back into it. I really missed drawing.
*Discovered at work that I should not be allowed near a spreadsheet (lots of crossing out) – shame that is the main focus of my job…damn.
*Little outfit sneak peek. Wearing the necklace I showed here
*This is Charles, my new cartoon. More adventures with him to come up. 
*Discovered a new card game called Flux. This is the Pirate version. Lots of rules, but once you’ve got the hang of them it’s very fun.
*Went out last night and had an awesome time dancing away. Just a pic of us admiring the green light we were stood under.
 
Also in other news, I just found out that the lovely Sparkly Flamingo has awarded me with the Versatile Blogger award. Thank you so much – I’m very proud! 🙂
So apparently I’m supposed to tell you 7 facts about myself? Here it goes then:
 
 
1. I have lived in over 20 houses in my almost 24 years. I think to say that I moved around a lot is an understatement. 
 
2. My idea of a good night is hanging out with friends playing board games. Yes, I’m that girl. 
 
3. I’m a huge (and I mean huge) Harry Potter fan and have been since I was 11. Yes, I’m also that girl. 
 
4. I’m very close to my parents and Skype them pretty much every day I’m home since they live abroad. 
 
5. Any excuse to wear fancy dress, I will take it.
 
6. I don’t like airplane food, but rather enjoy opening up all the little boxes and packets.
 
7. Due to my moving around, I picked up an American accent for a few years. Didn’t even live in America and I’m originally from Yorkshire. *Shakes head*. 
 
 
Thank you again Sparkly Flamingo!
 
So, not sure how many people I’m supposed to award but here are the blogs I think deserve the title:
 
Sorry for such a long post! 
 
How was your week?
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The D word.

Diet. Before working in an office, I was sheltered by having mainly male friends and fellow geeky girl friends. I had no idea how much dieting affects real women. I didn’t realise that women go on about them as much as I had heard about and read in magazines. Kinda naive I know and also I’m not saying all women are like this 😛

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Cliché pic no?
Working in a small office, it’s hard not to overhear conversations and I was surprised to hear conversations mainly about diets. What they’ve been eating, what they’ve given up and how many pounds they’ve lost this week. 
 
The crazy thing is, none of the people I hear talking about dieting are particularly overweight, a couple are even pretty thin. So why is it all they go on about? Why can’t they just eat right, do a bit of exercise and not watch every single thing that goes in their mouths? Easier said than done I suppose. 
 
Obviously I can see why people diet and fair enough – but there must be something more interesting to talk about. I’m not talking about extreme dieting like anorexia because that’s a condition – I’m talking about everyday people who just talk about diets like they do celebrities. It’s just a topic of conversation. 
 
I’m not saying I mind, just that it’s unusual to me. Go for it – diet, just don’t judge me and what I eat. When going to get some water today, a woman asked if I was trying to be healthy. I said no, I just like water. Food is very important to me. I need to eat quite regular small snacks otherwise my stomach rumbles and that’s just embarrassing. I feel like I’m being watched whenever I eat which I don’t like. 
 
I’m not skinny, I’m not fat. I don’t watch everything I eat. I eat what I like and that is a mix of healthy with some unhealthy things thrown in for fun (of course). I don’t own a set of scales and I’m a lot happier now being a size 14 then when I was younger and a size 10. Could I stand to loose a few pounds? Of course I could, but I’ll do it over time at my own pace. I love food way too much to give things up completely.
Don’t judge me.

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Stop laughing. 
 
I didn’t finish it, but I gave it a damn good try!
 
By the way, this is a completely biased view of dieting – just my honest thoughts on it. If you have an opinion, please share – I’m really interested to find out more 🙂 
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My week 7

Didn’t do too much this week apart from go to work, sleep (I love bed) and catch up with the different series that I watch. FYI – I am now addicted to Once Upon a Time!

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My holiday nails. Look how bright and happy they are 🙂 I had to take it off today though, back to reality. I really loved this colour though so am looking forward to summer.

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I also got back into doodling this week and brought my sketchbook out of retirement. There was once point when I was about 12 when I wanted to be a cartoonist. In Florida when I went last year, I saw that they did short classes on how to draw the disney characters so I jumped at the chance – and dragged the bf along for the ride! I still have my drawings from then on my phone so I wanted to see if I could improve on them. I’m proud to say that I did these with no guide lines, just the picture of my drawing for reference.

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Stuff takes ages to load on my computer at work so I may have made George a little peacock tail thing while I waited. I don’t think Jim looks too impressed!

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While I was away, I missed the cats – especially cuddles with Rose. I really can’t wait to have one of my own. 🙂
 
Also watched some X-files with the bf and Claire (finally on season 5!) and succeeded in getting Claire also addicted to Once Upon a Time. This program is more WTF then Lost. I love it 🙂
 
And also a couple of hours ago I may have impulse bought something rather expensive… news on that when I receive it.
 
How was your week?
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