Sunday, 29 May 2016

Surprisingly good

So I did it! I run my 1st 10k this year and as you know from the privious post I was scared. 
My little love, child that hates sleep,got up super early. This was not helpful! So I had way too much coffee and got a stitch. Now this is something I haven't had since my very 1st run back in 2010. 
The weather was glorious but not good if you are running and trying to do the same time as you did last year, I was busy chasing the 60min pacer. 
And on the start I was really worried about my legs. These things didn't want to work well really. Had this pain I have during the warm up. Not something to out you in a good mood for a race. 

Then also this chappy started crying as I walked away to join the awesome ladies who run this yesterday. Like tears and that he is never going to see his mama again... Silly boy! 
But as I was walking to the start I saw Ruth, from the Running club, who was super pumped and cheered me well up! 
So I run! And I run! And splashes my self with water. And it was hot. I finally caught up with the pacer and stupidly I over took her. Why oh why oh why! 
Oh but never mind I did it and actually shaved off 5 seconds of my time:) so yay me. 
I also got some massive blisters big well done from Ruth there might have been a hug too, but I was too hot to remember! 
I also have some funny tan marks. But nevermind I did it! 
There was a truly different ladies running it and no matter of the result we all did amazing! We most definitely Can! 
Also want to mention how great the support was. People cheering their friends and other unknown to them runners. There was a bunch of kiddies with little banner to cheer the ladies who run. 


 Oh and tees this year are great. I think my last year one either shrunk in the wash or actually is too short. I don't like my giggly bits showing when I run. 


My mother in law got really happy hearing my name called out as I crosses the finish line:) she's slowly getting into the spirit of it. Who knows I might even get her to volonteer at one event! And then we went out for a well deserved lunch! 




Friday, 27 May 2016

Love the box...

Well remember the time when people used subscribe to newspapers and magazine? Well I sort of do and I still subscribe to a magazine. It is cheaper I love it and I got a present for singing up. Not a very useful one but it I do use that cc cream every now and then. 
I also as you know subscribe to an awesome My Little Box. I haven't been posting much about this but it is freaking awesome and still is. Their last one the dolce vita was marvellous, perfume is great, ring and head band are cute. But to be honest I haven't tried the leg cream, well I don't what or need my legs shiny. Mama is happy to have this amazing complexion that second my bare skin sees the sun it gets happy had glazed. 


So I am running out of space for my samples and make-up and what nots so it looks like I will need to take the break for this. But we agreed to put money to something else. Like a man box. A nerdy man box. 
Big man and I are away on father's day so we thought we get our dada something fun. We got him Nerd Merch box. For half the price. And it is his favourite nerd thing of the moment, the Dead Pool. It is fun. It is a mystery box as per usual. But I thought it might be like figurines or something like a comic. We have got however 2 tees and a hoodie. And what an excellent value for money it actually is. 


They are excellent, but we won't be ordering any more of these. Dada can't have more clothes what so ever... 
So next month we are hopefully will be getting other sort of box. 
It is all rather exciting! And stay tuned! 

No job offers but...

So job search is ... well get it all out of me. And so far nothing suitable. It's ok when you can work any day coz someone else can actually cover. But Stephen is a chef, unstable hours all week long so I either need a 9-5 Monday to Friday or a part-time work during the week. And I tell you what some people do not understand part-time when they are advertising... muppets! 
Oh but this isn't what I wanted to talk about. 
We have decided by persuasion of entire family me and Edgar are flying to Russia! Yay! Holidays!
It was a bit touch and go on the child's visa but the awesome man dropped it off today and we are flying Tuesday. 



I hate the whole visa thing, trip to London, expensive train fare, dealing with grouchy people in visa centre. I supposed Russian's are made jump throw all sort of hoops to stay in the country I see why it is fair in the way... but it should not be so complicated. 
Anyway visa is here we are busy packing and happy to go to visit my parents and Russia. Where it is much warmer. 


Here is Edgar ... Helping... not!



Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The sun is awake

I love summer. Sunshine, long days, warmth.... 
But when your child gets the attitude of r the sun is awake so I am awake. It is a killer. Why child why?
Couple of days ago he got up really early and didn't want to go back to sleep. So I bundled him up and we went to sleep in the spare room. We slept till 7.30 and it was the whole hour longer to usual wake up time. 
But he was snoozing next to me. This isn't something we want to do again. Yesterday he got up and grouched. And grouched. So I did the same. I am weak! And my little munchkin has a cold and therefore a bit poorly. 


Yes I know I am trying to justify breaking the routine.... Bad parent good mama!
I think we need to get different curtains and duvet for him. Hey won't hurt right? 
Today we are up since 5.30am... I am back in being a Mombie! 


Pain vs PB

I am super lazy. Well after chasing after the little man and trying to keep him busy all I want to do is to chill... but this means I let my self relax and somethings change.

Few days ago I went for a run... I have a 10K coming up and I realise that my fitness isn't great at the moment but I still want to do it as good as I did it last year.
Oh women's running magazine you make a very good race! I spent all last year race day chasing my aim time pacer and for a good reason I did women's running series in 1hr and 47 milliseconds. It was pretty good for sleep deprived mother...
I wonder how I will do with.. the wierd leg pain.

There are few theories... 
I piled on some heavy fat. Of course my mother said that. No one says things like that unless they have birthed you. 
Or I need to work on my general fitness... 
But then there is one more by my loving husband... Well he said that I am old. 

Well today is the day. I am excited and look forward to it. But the offspring got up before 5am... 
 
Wish me luck today I actually need it!! 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Whiskey Tango Tina Fey

So I have left the boys few days ago and run away to see if the trailer of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was true.. It just looked so good. 
And it was!
I would highly recommend it. It is rather marvellous. The film is about the journalists in Kabul in the beginning to mid naughties. What they did and how they did it... It was very interesting, engaging and super funny. The lady across the aisle from me was laughing even louder than me. 



Big koodos to Alfred Molina he was so evil... and so funny! 
It made me think about a lot of things. Kym, Tina Fey's character, is very concerned about women's right. 


How Taliban was, and is, oppressing women. How women are there to make home and bare children. How the same people years later shot an innocent girl into a head just because she wanted to study. In the final scene with the fixer/translator was I was almost sure he would say that his baby daughter's name is Malala. 


This is the next film I would love to see. Malala is an amazing young woman, and I would love to know more about her.
This also made me think of what could have been... what if I would actually chose the real fun job instead of doing what I did. I don't regret it, well not a lot. But imagine what could have been... 
But anyway, I am rambling, this cleaver titled film is super good. Do watch it. You will enjoy it... 
Or don't the choice is yours. 

Christmas traditions

I didn’t celebrate Christmas till 2006... yes, you read it right. And no I wasn’t in any cult or religions that doesn’t do Christmas. I just...