Monday, 5 December 2011

Late Halloween Post

Very overdue post yes, but I will eventually catch up with all the posts I want to cover. This one is just a brief photo post on Halloween, my complete favourite time of year. I love decorating the house, and everything that comes with Halloween, this is a selection of pictures over the Halloween week of celebrations!


Candy Apple (horrible to eat, apple was not at all fresh)



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Celebrating the wonderful Gavin's new job!



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and some living room decorations.



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As with every year I have a family party, so I spent most of the week baking for it. My piping bag burst mid frosting so this is it how the cupcakes ended up looking, not good bust tasted lovely.



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Cupcakes, macaroons, scones, oaty cookies and rock cakes (all but cupcakes low sugar and low points, a lot of diabetes in my family)



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I love my cake stands



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My cousin Thomas' pumpkin



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My brother's pumpkin



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My eye make-up


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New boots and festive tights which may be mine from when I was 15...



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For another Halloween party, this time the Saturday night, Gavin laid out the crisps like so:



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On actual Halloween the Monday both me and Gav were off work, I had a few things to do at Queens so we decided to pub crawl home!


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And then go to the waterfront to see the Addams Family (one of my all time favourites) it was brilliant. We went home and watched the sequel (remember when sequels were good?) We had a brilliant time, I can't believe it's taken me so long to upload these.


A few more photo adventures to come!


 


Sarah x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

O, Fitness Tree - 25 Days of Exercise Challenge.

It's the first of December, can you believe it? How depressing.


Anyway, this time last year I was still able to attend my weight watcher meetings every Tuesday, and my lovely leader Jackie gave us all these wee Christmas trees that we could colour in a bauble for every pound that we lost as an incentive in the run up to Christmas.


This year I'm participating in a blog challenge, a commitment to 25 Days of Exercise, starting today. Which to be fair is something I wanted to do but heck, who doesn't like a pretty tree and stickers? If you're interested check out this post http://shrinkingjeans.net/2011/11/o-fitness-tree-25-days-of-exercise/ for more information. You can download your tree from there as well, but I think I'm going to make my own tree with paint and every day do a new bauble :)


Onto the rules of the challenge, as far as I understand it's super simple. Do some form of activity every day. That's how you earn your stickers. And obviously your tree needs watered, or it will wither and die so ensure that you drink water throughout the day (something I don't actually have a problem with, it's the dedication to working out every day that gives me problems).


I won't update every day, as let's face it that would get tedious. I'll stick it to once a week, probably on a Thursday / Friday.


I need to get ready for work now, so I'll leave you with this picture, taken from when I went to England last year and got stuck there with all the snow! 



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Sarah xx