Thursday, 28 July 2011

New items listed!

Glitter Heart Brooch £5

Glitter Heart Brooch £6

Abstract Ring £3

Abstract Stud Earrings £6

Glitter Heart Brooch £6

Small Bow Tie £4

Small Bow Tie £4

Flab to Fab - End of Week 2

So this week has been even more of a disaster than last week. Although I have been kinda careful with my diet (except for a tiny blip yesterday), I have hardly done any exercise at all. All I have done is geocaching, which involved a fair bit of hiking through woodland. I was meant to go to aqua aerobics last night but I lost track of time doing other things and missed it. I also attempted to practice my poi in the garden for about 20 minutes or so but I couldn't find them so that idea was thrown out of the window too. I am finding it really hard to motivate myself at the moment in all areas of my life, not just diet and exercise. I really need to take stock and make up a proper diet and exercise plan and stick with it. I can come up with all the excuses under the sun about why i'm not taking it seriously but the real reason is that I just can't be arsed. I mjst be determined and persevere.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

New items listed!

Small Bow Tie £4

Tetris Earrings £4

Tetris Earrings £4

Large Glitter Heart Earrings £6

Tiny Glitter Heart Stud Earrings £2

Small Glitter Heart Stud Earrings £4

Abstract Stud Earrings £6

Geocaching Fail

I was supposed to be going to the wildlife festival at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth this weekend but I realised that I didn't have enough money to put petrol in my car for the 4 hour round trip. I decided instead to do something that was free and thought that geocaching would be perfect as the weather was nice and it was on my 20 things to do before I turn 21 list.
I had previously heard of geocaching a while ago whilst watching one of the videos of my YouTube subscribers but I had never really given it much thought until an article about it appeared in Clwyd Connection magazine which sparked my interest. I went online and registered an account on the geocaching website (it's free to join) then typed in my postcode and to my surprise there were 4 caches within a mile from my house.
Basically, geocaching is like a treasure hunt. You find out the coordinates of the cache online then when you find the amo box you can take an item from it then leave something else of the same or greater value in its place. There is also a log book inside where you write your name and date in which you found the cache.
I have been meaning to go and look for them for a few weeks now but either I haven't had time or the weather hasn't been too good. I almost made it last week but whilst looking for one of the caches in my local woods I got scared (I was on my own) and went back home.
This time however I had company and the sun was shining so I drove to the spot where the first cache was supposed to be (I know that may sound lazy as it was only half a mile from my house but one of the other caches was a 'drive by' one on the side of the main road) and had another look at the clues and a picture of the place it was supposed to be (there is also an official geocaching app which has GPS capabilities but at £6.99 I thought that it was a little too expensive and kinda defeated the object of doing something that's free) but after 10 minutes of looking I found nothing. After much frustration I gave it up as a lost cause and went to find the next cache which was supposed to be in a rotten tree stump near the Roman bath ruins. Again after another 10 minutes of searching and scrambling through nettles, mud and slipping down a hill I found nothing. There were 2 more caches to find but by this point I was getting quite disheartened. The next was just outside the church grounds and going by the picture it was really obvious where it was going to be. Not so. On the surface it was nowhere to be seen so we started sifting through the slightly long grass, lifting up stones and feeling the earth for signs that it may be buried underground. I started to get a bit paranoid that people would be wondering what the hell we were doing to I decided to move on. The 4th cache was the 'drive by' one but we couldn't even find the place it was supposed to be at so I just drove home empty handed and feeling slightly cheesed off.
I did manage to get quite a nice picture of the Roman bath though.

I don't want to cross 'go geocaching' off my list because I didn't find anything so I don't think it really counts. I hope to have a more successful time of it soon, preferably before the Winter comes.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

New items listed!

Glitter Heart Ring £3

Legend of Zelda Triforce Stud Earrings £4

Tetris Earrings £4

Tetris Earrings £4

Tiny Heart Stud Earrings £2

Large Heart Stud Earrings £6

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Flab to Fab - End of Week 1

So this week hasn't gone very well really. I've not been strict with my diet and i've only managed to do 1 mile of power walking. I was meant to start aqua aerobics tonight but it was cancelled due to the instructor being on holiday, so no inches lost this week. I must try harder!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

20 things to do before I turn 21

Okay so I stole this idea from Pixie Mama, but it just seemed the perfect thing to keep my goals in check and to continue feeling fulfilled and living to my hearts desires every day - I already have a long list of long and shorterm goals, some of which may and will take years to complete but doing this new list has meant that I can add even more exciting things , some easy, some slightly harder but all of which I think will be achievable within the next year. (I've already crossed the hardest thing off the list! XD)

Heres what it looks like:
1. Pass my driving test.
2. Drive further than Rhyl on my own.
3. Complete my ROY G. BIV hair project.
4. Go to the Vintage Village market.
5. Learn how to knit.
6. Get my 27 inch waist back.
7. Join an exercise class and stick with it until i've lost all my excess inches.
8. Become a full vegetarian.
9. Go geocaching.
10. Get my left inner conch pierced.
11. Get my tongue venom bites pierced.
12. Get another tattoo.
13. Get a microdermal implant.
14. Go to the cinema alone.
15. Go to Alton Towers and ride on Rita and Thirteen.
16. Go to Afflecks Palace.
17. Sell something on Etsy and Folksy.
18. Have my own craft stall somewhere.
19. Bake a cake that actually tastes good.
20. Meet [censored].

Sunday, 17 July 2011

New items listed!

Pacman Brooch £6

Large Bow Tie made from vintage fabric £6

Large Bow Tie made from vintage fabric £6

Large Bow Tie made from vinage fabric £6

Ladies Night

On Thursday night I went to a charity event (I forget which charity it's for but a local man is doing a sponsored motorbike ride abroad somewhere) in my village for 'ladies only'. I had my first ever massage, which was delightful and there were some good stalls there including Homeward Bound, which had some great vintage items but I didn't have a lot of money to spend and I had already had my eye on something else on another stall i'd seen at Swish Night.

I bought this gorgeous vintage style hang up heart. I've put it in my 'flat draw' for now. (My 'flat draw', which is actually now 3 draws, is the place I put all the homeware stuff i've bought for when I have my own place).

Bye for now.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

New items listed!

Tetris Ring £3

Heart Ring £3

Heart stud earrings £4

Hearts brooch £6

Flab to Fab - The Beginning

For a while now my weight has been spiralling out of control and i've finally decided to take action against it. I will mostly be cutting out all the crap and trying to power walk at least 1 mile every day. I may also take a look at one of Rosemary Connelly's diet plans. I'll be tracking my weight loss through inches lost rather than pounds (I can't bear to get on the scales at the moment!)

I took my measurements this morning:

Waist - 32 inches
Hips - 40 inches
Thighs - 26 inches (I recoiled in horror when I discovered this!)
Under Bust - 35 inches
Over Bust - 41 inches

So all together not great really but I desperately need to get my thighs a lot slimmer in particular and I want my 27 inch waist back! WAH WAH WAH!

PS: I apologise for the super cheesy title.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Gwaenynog Country Show

Yesterday I went to the annual Gwaenynog Country Show for the first time in years (actually I can only remember ever going there once before). I nearly didn't go as it had been absolutely pissing it down all morning but there was a break in the weather in the early afternoon so I decided to chance it. It was quite small and I thought some of the exhibits were a bit higgledy piggledy but I made a few nice vintage finds.

1972 Triumph 1500. I so want it but unfortunately it's not for sale. :(

I got these 3 vintage mugs for only £1.

This was £3. I'd been looking for a nicely bound copy of Wuthering Heights for ages so i'm really pleased!

This was £1. I can't wait to have a look through it.

I know this is not a vintage find but I got this from the small food hall they had there. I was looking for some lemon curd really but as the woman didn't have any or strawberry jam - or blackcurrant jam -I thought that this might make a nice alternative. I tried some last night and to be brutally honest, i've tried better. It was nice and tart but it had a funny aftertaste to it like something had gone a bit wrong during the boiling process.

The part I was most looking forward to though was visiting Beatrix Potter's garden. The gardens at Gwaenynog Hall are where The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies is set and although Beatrix Potter didn't live here (the hall belonged to her uncle) many people refer to it as 'Beatrix Potter's Garden'. The garden has recently been restored to it's Victorian state, which I think it a great move. I love the way it has such a natural look, the plants and grasses grow really high, they look like the seeds have been carried there by the wind instead of planted by gardeners. I'm not a huge fan of heavily landscaped gardens, I prefer to just let plants and nature do it's own thing.

Sorry for such a picture heavy post, there were just so many beautiful things to show I couldn't choose between them all.