18 April 2014

Loving, Needing, Meh! #42

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This week I have been LOVING:
  • Being off work for a few days and it actually being sunny! Surely some kind of miracle has occurred? I'll include in this not having to carry a winter coat about - hurrah!
  • Having time to get together with friends at random times of the day. This week I have managed to gate crash the office of 'Pigs Might Fly South', an amazing blood making business who supply the blood for some mega movies and theatre productions by the way (!), for tea and biscuits for a few hours. I have also had a couple of nice walks with my bestie and her gorgeous collie dog Casper - I posted a couple of pictures from one little outing the other day (see them HERE).
  • Cooking new things! This week I have made Thai Chicken Soup, Prawn Curry, Frozen Yoghurt and a yummy Orange and Mango juice - I have turned all domesticated with my time off! I also posted the recipe for the Thai Chicken Soup if you are interested in doing that. It was much easier than I thought it would be and tasted goooood!
  • Trialling 'reverse hair washing. I heard about it through a Glamour Magazine Blog Post and talked about it on my Facebook Page turns out a couple of people had tried it so I thought I would give it a try. It is meant to stop weighing your hair down and therefore give more volume and bounce. The first time I tried it this is exactly what happened but yesterday, for some reason, I was left with a static head of hair! I think it may be something I can't do very often! Also, my hair wasn't quite as shiny as normal so I think I may have to stick to the old fashioned way of washing my mane!
  • Making new friends through Twitter :-)
  • Getting up early and enjoy some silence. On Tuesday I was sitting in my little office/blogging room before 6am, enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of toast with Marmite (yes, I like Marmite!). I didn't put the radio on and just worked for half an hour in utter silence with the window open a little bit. Without meaning to sound too cheesy I could hear the birds singing and people calling their dogs (there is a field opposite the house popular with dog walkers!) - there is a lot to be said for enjoying some peace and quiet...
  • Feeling fitter. I have mentioned before that I have been getting back to training again (post op) and have now started to feel like I am making some progress again. It has only been a few short weeks since I gave myself a kick up the backside to get back to it properly but I am feeling motivated and am beginning to get some results. Recovery is good, strength is slowly improving, although I have been told my chest and shoulder strength won't be fully back until another 6-8 months have passed by. All I need now is for Mini Eggs to disappear from the shops because I have no self-control and normality will be restored...ish!
This week I have been NEEDING:
  • On the subject of working out, I could really do with some new workout music. I have a great playlist but when you are training frequently it easily gets boring. Any recommendations?
  • To buy a couple of Easter eggs - it's Good Friday and I know when I try and find an egg there will be nothing left. This happens each and every year!
  • An office blitz! My working space at home has become over run with old magazines and really needs sorting. I keep them for inspiration and regularly tear out the pages or articles which are interesting to me for whatever reason. Recently though I have come to realise that I need to get some kind of storage system in there to replace the copious amounts of old cardboard boxes and bags that I have accumulated - I feel inspired after watching Estee from Essie Button, do her 'Ikea Haul'! Gotta love Ikea for a cheap way to style-up a room huh?!
This weeks 'MEH!':
  • Our rubbish lawnmower decided to 'give up the ghost' this week. Poor thing. Now my dad is on a mission to try and find us another one but in the meantime we borrowed one that made the other one look like a blunt pair of scissors. I actually think a blunt pair of scissors may have done a better job at it!

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