Tuesday, 13 August 2013

So I'm back and on a mission

I'm tentatively poking my head back around the proverbial door and saying hello, I've well and truly fell off the blogging wagon but I'm back. 

So a lot as happened since I last checked in, most importantly is I have come back with a plus one...I've had a baby :) meet Carys Dee, my 6 month old minion. She is my absolute world! Literally, I'm on maternity leave so I don't do much else! 

My days are now filled with sloppy kisses, tantrums and baby groups. Couldn't be much further from my life before, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Other news is I have 5 new brothers and sisters, my folks have adopted a sibling set and they are now thrust into our mad and bizarre family. I really am cheaper by the dozen, but that's a different story. 

I'm wanting to change the aspect of this blog slightly, I want to document my weight loss journey as that is an important part of my life right now. I recently joined slimming world, so will be posting recipes and meal plans as well as pictures of moi. 

Hope you are all well, and I will be catching up on blogs I have missed reading. 

Bye bye for now 

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Year = New Me (but for how long)

So New Years' Resolutions, how long do they actually last for you? I've not had a great track record with them personally. Last years NYR was to grow my nails. I succeeded. For 3 months and then bit them all off and i've been on every diet under the sun in order to gain a new body and adopt a new lifestyle. I've also suceeded on this too. and failed a few months down the line.

So NYRs for 2012...

  • To get fit enough to run a half marathon
Not just any half marathon but the Norwich Half Marathon in November. A run in which a great friend of mine died recently while participating. He was always trying to get me fit and interested in exercise, something he never quite achieved, until now. He knew that i struggle to run for a bus, so i know he will be proud of me running in a half marathon. I plan on doing this gently, after all i have got 10months to prepare. I'm starting with the Couch To 5k app. I'll do a bit more of a review on this once i've done a bit more.
  • Lose Weight
Now i'm hoping that as i get fitter doing the above, my weight will decrease. Along with the increased exercise i am also eating healthy and making better decisions when it comes to food. I'm using an online website Calorie Count to help count the calories in the foods i am eating, gives me targets and goals each day and rewards me when i meet them. It is an american based website, but has plenty of British food listed so makes it easier to count the flab!
  • Get finances in order
I am probably the worst person in the world to give money too. I am crap at saving, far too many pretty things out there to buy. What i want to achieve this year is to start saving for something bigger, whether it's a house, a baby or a wedding. All those things cost money. Before i can start saving for the bigger picture, i need to start saving for now. My car has blown up (again) so i need to buy a new one...that comes first.

So there are my goals for 2012. Big goals i admit but not unreachable if i put my mind to it. I just need to exercise some control and constraint and saying no to things that i don't really need. Wish me luck! I will be updating about these regulary aswell as going into a bit more detail about why i chose these to do this year.

Have you made any New Years' Resolutions? How are you sticking with them?

Thursday, 22 December 2011

So...I'm back...Forgive me?

Yep that's right i have returned, a very big apology to those that i left wandering where the hell i had disappeared too. Life got hold of me and gave me a massive shake up! Also a very big thank you for not disappearing and giving up on me :)

So what's been happening in the world of Kylie in the last few months, thought it would be easier to do a little summary so here goes...

I went to Florida...

I met a couple of gods

I brought some new sofas...

A close friend of mine died :(
Phill - Died whilst running the Norwich Half Marathon on 27th Nov 2011. Miss you dude x
I got a Second Job

We brought a second caravan at Butlins

and i fell madly deeply in love again...

I promise at some point i will go into more detail about what's happened over the last year...but for now i want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a fab new year.



Sunday, 22 May 2011

A-Z of me

(edit) Many apologies for the lack of blog posts recently, feeling pretty 'meh' about the whole thing at the minute, coupled with being tied down with work and having no dosh makes Kylie one grumpy girly. Also sorry as i've not had time to comment and what nots, but i am still reading and normal service will commence soon (it's half term in a week!!)
I've seen this knocking around for a while and i had it saved in my drafts, so thought i would share.
The A-Z of Me!

Age: 24

Bed Size: Super king - immense but a pain in the arse to change

C????? Cactus, c aterpillar, crown, cheer, clean, cherish
Dogs: Staffies

Essential start of your day: Coffee in the morning

Favourite Colour: Green

Gold or Silver: either

Height: 5"11

Instruments I play: Nothing :(

Job Title: Alround skivvy - 'Instuctor'

Kids: None

Live: Norfolk, orginally a notts girl

Mum's name: Dianne

Nickname: KD

Pet Peeve: Ignorant people

Quote from a movie: I got a snake in my boot

Right or left handed: Right.

Siblings: 6 of them!

Time you wake up: 6.45am

Underwear: is there for a reason!

Vegetables you dislike: Brussels

What makes you run late: My hair & having nothing to wear

X-rays you've had done: Right arm on a couple of occassions, teeth

Yummy food you make: Fajitas, spag bol, chicken wings, wedges, chilli, lasange, sheperds pie the list is endless

Zoo animal: Zebras

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Hey everyone, how are you all?

Thought i would do a quick midweek catch up, I've been off work this week with poorliness, but am finally feeling better and heading back to work tomorrow. During my time dying on the sofa (i had a sickness bug, so wasn't literally dying) i have watched lots of daytime tv. Hello This Morning and Loose Women, I have been reading magazines (Marie Claire, hello freebies & Heat) Playing mindless games (hello dead battery) and drinking lots of coffee.

The bloke is away this week visiting family in Manchester so i have been left to nurse myself better, luckily the doggy is on hand to give cuddles (if you ask him for a hug, he will put his paws on your shoulders aww) and because work have a strict 48hr policy where if you've had sickness you are banished from stepping inside, wahey for an extra day off for me, the house as never looked so clean. I did have to go and visit my parents earlier so i could speak to a human voice, was feeling rather contained! on a good note, chicken wings and wedges for tea, simple food for simple people :)

Anyway sorry for the wordy post, i'm going leave you with a couple of 'awards' i've recieved. It always brings a smile to my face when a person likes your random ramblings enough to give you an award, so thanks guys :)

Well i've been saving 'awards' up or i've just not got around to blogging about them, either one is fine for me.

I want to thank Tina Marie over at Live Free or Die Shopping for the Blogger Luxery Award.

The rules are: 
  • Link back to the person who passed you the award.
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Award 15 blogs.
  • Drop them a note and tell them about it.

Let's see, what do you need to know about me....

1.  I can put my leg around my head
2.  I love reading trashy chick lit novels
3.  I make washing just so i can peg it out
4.  I go to Florida every couple of years just because my parents love it there and pay for me, otherwise i could never go!
5. I used to be obsessed with designer handbags, until i realised i had broken every single one i had ever owned. This included my £800 Fendi Spy Bag, which lasted 2 days before i shut it in the car door.
6. I want to go to Australia for a few months and just be
7.  I am besotted by my lovely boyfriend.
This one is from the lovely Sophie at Country girl does Norfolk
I am going to slighty break the rules and not tag anyone in these awards. I love all the blogs i read, i wouldn't read them if i didn't. So please feel free to do this tag and link it back to me ;)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Let the festival season commence. Part 1/2

Please excuse the long and lengthy post. It's also photo overload!

So festival season is just around the corner and i'm already getting excited. Whether you are a seasoned reveller or a newbie to the whole shananigans, i'm hoping to provide a bit of an insight into what to expect and most importantly what to take and what not to take. I'm going to make this into a 3 part special over the coming months. Part 1 is about my festival experience, part 2 will be about the must take essentials and part 3 will be my top looks for the festival season. Now i am not the most experienced festival goer, i am only here to try and share my own experiences.

I've been going to festivals for 5 years after accidently stumbling across going to V festival in chelmsford (buying a last minute ticket) Now i love camping, i love music and i love partying, so to me a festival is the perfect excuse to live like a pig for a weekend whilst listening to some of my favourite bands.

V Festival 07 (Chelmsford)
I was a festival virgin, i had heard stories, i had read festival forums briefly and all of them included only taking the things that you wish to get ruined. So i listened...i took a disposable camera, so my digital one didn't get lost and all i wore all weekend was jeans and hoodies with bare or no make up. As you can imagine i looked a state after the first 5 minutes. Now i'm sure your not going to believe me, so much to my shame i am going to share a few pictures that are laying around on facebook from that weekend. Please look away if you are easily offended by a dirty, scruffy girl!

This was the first day...trust me they get worse.

It's getting steadily worse, fashion disaster!

I'm pleased to say after looking at these pictures, that one i have lost a bit of weight and two i now take greater care of myself! But these pictures also hightlight how under prepared i was, i only took 1 pair of shoes (crappy trainers) and when it pissed it down on day 2 and kept raining for the rest of the festival, this led it wet feet syndrome!

This festival also highlighted the need of safety at a festival. On the first night we were unlucky enough to get robbed (just before the photo above) My friend had come back to the tent quite merry, had taken off his jeans and left his wallet and phone in the pockets. Man opens tent in the middle of the night, swipes the jeans and festival ruined for the rest of the weekend for my friend. He luckily had his jeans and phone handed in, but the wallet was never to be seen again. Please safety is such an important part of a festival. Please keep yourself and your belongings safe, i will touch more on this in part 2.

Memories  - Rain / Ponchos / Pink / Buses / Ben from shipwrecked ate my cheese / bbqs / The killers / Wet feet / Smurfs / Lily Allen / Old friends & new

V Festival 08 (Weston Park)
So we went back to V festival, this time armed with some invaluable information. We got early bird tickets, do this if you can, camping choices are So much better and arrived early. We got a nice big bit of field to lay out our tents, well away from paths with our own bit of fencing, which was not too far from the toilets/arena but far enough not to smell/hear going ons. This was also the wettest festival i have ever been too! The Mud is not something i will ever forget.

The fashion stakes were raised

The rain set in
Let there be mud! We are actually in this picture. Once a few strongbows have gone down the neck, you may think mud wrestling is a great idea. I can tell you this, IT'S NOT, it leads to you looking like this...
safe to say, that none of these clothes came home with us. Also we only had babywipes to get clean with, yes seriously and of course buckets of cold water. We were quite disappointed to find out the showers were broken but of course i will always remember it and it was fun!

Memories - Prodigy / Amy winehouse & booing her off stage / car crashes / mud / random guitar playing / peter kay / tweezers / kings of leon / rain / great friends / laughter

Reading Festival 09 & 10

By this time, we had become accostumed too the festival way of life. We had expectations and we had knowledge. This led to us bringing this beast with us

A wooden cart, life saver!
It also became great entertainment over the weekend. This quickly became the best experience we have ever had at a festival. The mixture of great bands, awesome group of people and gorgeous weather definitely helped. I could share the whole entire album of photo's with you (well over 200) but that would be mean. Instead i have chosen just a few.

Memories - Kaiser Chiefs / Space Pirates / Free Hugs / Military / Amazing Friends / Sausage gate / Arctic Monkeys / Whips / Angie Flanange / Them Crooked Vultures / Moustache Friends / The man who wee'd for 2 hours / Sleeping Lions / Comfy Airbed / Suntans / Weezer /  Tuborg / Enter Shikari / Dust / Yorkshire Puds / Drag Queens / Cooked Breakfasts / Camp fires / Limp Bizkit /

I will never forget the memories made.  

I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of my memories, again sorry for the lengthy post but festivals are a major part of my year.

The only festival planned this year is Sonisphere. There will be a few firsts from this festival. First 'heavy' music festival and the first time it is just me and the boy and not a million other people.

Have you been to a festival? What's your favourite memory?

See you in Part 2

Monday, 9 May 2011

Weekend Loves

Bacon Sarnies / Tickle Fights / Mark Ronson / Sunday Morning Lay in / Chiquitos / The boy and my dog / Swings & Slides / Kisses / Enchante / Sonisphere line up / Biscuits dunked in tea / Seeing Old Friends / Arcade Games & 2p Machines / Weezer / Abyss / Strike @ Bowling / Spontaneity