Monday, October 29, 2012

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I think I mentioned a few weeks back that I started taking ballet again after many, many years.  I cannot begin to tell you how happy it makes me to be doing this.  I started dancing when  I was five and danced until I was about fifteen. Its always been something I loved to do, but quit when I hit that awkward time in my adolescence. Lucky for me, having been involved in theatre for many years I was still able to take a class every now and again.  Flash forward 19 years to me a month ago, in my black leotard, black tights and pink ballet shoes, ready to take on the world of dance again.  Its wonderful and challenging all at the same time.  I'm so pleased that I'm doing it but I get frustrated with myself because I want to immediately be good again. I know I cant expect to be on top form after only a month of class but I want to be.  I'm taking it seriously and always hoping to improve. I love when my teacher tells me something positive, like I'm good at keeping my back flat or my shoulders down...its the little things.  I hope to continue on doing this as its not only good to keep busy, but its good to do something you enjoy.  Not to mention the one area of my body that Ive always hated has started to look legs!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


This past Saturday, 13th of October, it was World Zombie Day. A few friends and I put on our best blood and took part in a massive Zombie Walk (read: pub crawl) through the streets of London.  We started over on the South Bank and while the walk ended somewhere in Central London, we veered of the route towards the end to see an incredible band (Death in Texas) play a gig in Angel. We had such a fun time, as you can see below. And I'm going to toot my own horn by saying that I did all the makeup you see.  I wish I could dress up every weekend with this crew (Alex, Keely and Nikki) and have this much fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Falling Off and Getting Back On

I seem to keep falling off the blogging wagon and always have some sort of excuse as to why my life has been so crazy or what I have been up to.  To be honest, things had been a bit busy at the beginning of last month, but other than that I just got lazy or sucked into Breaking Bad and have done not much else.  How did things get busy? Well...I moved.  I'm no longer living in Battersea with Tom, my home for the 1st two years in London. I've moved to North Harringay and I really do love it.  It reminds me a lot of when I was living in Astoria, NY. Its a lot busier and happening. There's more around and it's not too far from the Tube which makes getting around London quite convenient.  I've gone from living with just Tom, to now living with 2 guys and 1 girl. We'll have a 5th member of the house come the new year as one of the guys moved to Qatar for work.  Its a good mix of people, we all get on well and I love, love, love my new bedroom. It still needs a little love, but in due time it will look amazing.

Now, the main reason I have decided to get back on the blogging wagon is because I need your help, support, guidance, ass name it, I need it!  Leading up to the Olympics I was doing a load of exercise and also eating much healthier. Post Olympics I got really lazy, was unwell and then had my heart broken a little bit. Needless to say, I stopped all that good stuff for about 2 months, but now I need to get back into it.  I started ballet again...after 19 years. I'm still VERY rusty, but feel good about myself for doing it. Also, tonight I start my 1st jazz class as well...but I need to do more exercise. Not only will it help me improve in my dancing, it will also get me in better shape.  I feel good, better than I have in a while but I want to feel and look even better.  I'm in my mid-30's so its really important to me to take care of myself!  I need to start eating healthier again, but I'm mostly cooking for one and I get bored or uninspired...or there is also the fact that I don't cook very well.

So my dear readers, friends, loved ones...can you give me all your best inspiration, recipes, exercises, support?  I promise for you all I will be a better blogger and I will even be that girl who writes posts on food and inspiration if you want.  But for right now, this...