Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Gone Girl

It's been a couple of years of self-help and motivational books and I'm currently full of it. I'm so over positive visualization right now, if you mention the secret, I will not be responsible for your pain. But I needed those at that point in my life and I will still read them but it's about time I got lost in another person's imagination and removed myself from reality, if just for a few moments or an hours commute.

I picked this book to break my fiction-fast as news just broke about the release of the film and trailer hit the internet. Starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, it's a book about relationships and communication in marriage, methinks. Obviously, my marriage anniversary was a couple of days ago and after 3 years of I do, you wonder how everyone else does it.

Monday, 21 April 2014

The Swimmer

Could they see that I have never waxed in my life and were my bits on display on the sides of my tight shorts? Obviously, there was no way they were going to come off as they were plastered onto my booty and well, I should really be worried about my hair and the fact that I couldn’t find a swim cap to contain my braids and Speedo were definitely hating on me (my husband’s cap laid ripped at my feet).

Catch the first blogpost of my swimming lessons....

As these questions whirled around  in my head and the swim instructor asked me to stand at the shallow end and blow bubbles, my ears burnt with shame as my co-swimmer-wannabes, glided awkwardly and got props for the next 20 minutes. I hurriedly jumped out of the pool and thanked the gym for their power showers as I resigned not to come back the following week.

I begrudgingly packed my stuff Monday night and picked it up on Tuesday, telling myself, there was no way I was going to swim lessons in this sub 10 degrees January weather and that the instructor hated me. This self-pity walked with me as I entered the gym, moaned to the fit guy on the reception and told him how unhappy I was, all from one lesson. Early and ready to blow more bubbles,(pah) I resigned myself to the shallow end and decided to just go for it. And then it happened. I could fucking float. I got a standing ovation from the instructor, he asked if I had practised, which I hadn’t and well, here we are. Four weeks on, I could float a hundred metres, that is when I focused and wasn’t secretly cussing the seasoned swimmers off in the other lanes or staring at the steaming guys coming from the sauna.

I did learn the age old lesson of never giving up, even when you think you’re down and just to keep trying. I almost rewarded myself with a swimsuit but instead I bought another deal and with swimming and spinning and running all being wired into my muscles on my journey to fitness, there is one more thing which I found intriguing.


What have you tried on your fitness journey? Anything interesting I need to try? Holla 

Until the next tale,

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A Nibble at Space NK

I have never bought anything in Space NK, SURPRISE!

I am on email alerts, to let me in on deals and whatnot and since we are in my Birthday Month, woop woop, I couldn't resist the £10 off offer with the coupon code DISCOVER20 that popped into my inboxlast week, so  I went for it #goforit

A few things, to try out for the first time and I have been pinning for the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer and I love a sample of Elemental Herbology Cool and Clear Skin Cleanser and I got a trial set because lately, I  have been glistening more in my T-Zone and this came highly recommend. If you want to get £10 off when you spend £40 or more, enter DISCOVER20 and you can even have this delivered free to a store near you.


You have till Midnight, Cinderella

Until later,

Monday, 14 April 2014


In the next few days, my post on my trip to the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham and as I try my new knick knacks, I present to something my corked bottle of wine can wait for. It is so beautiful, it run out before I got there, I put my email for updates and hopefully a delivery soon so that I can have my bottle of wine. Until then, enjoy my pictures of this beauty

Taken apart, the details are just beautiful...

Until later,

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Purple Braids

Oily Skin .com

It is sad that my show n tell of my beautiful purple box braids is a selfie, they are a few weeks old and quite fuzzy so here is it! I got these extensions from Diversity Hair

Any ideas on what to do later? I am thinking Marley Twists...chunky and smooth

Until later,