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Becky vs The World

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Things I’m learning in my 30’s

At the beginning of the year I turned 35. Thats right, officially mid 30’s, officially an adult, a grown up. You know! 

And in the 4ish short months this year has been with us I’ve come to realise a few things. 

1) I’m not in my 20’s, now you’d think that was obvious but it’s harder to realise then you think. I’m in that weird in between age that zero clothes shops cater for, I’m constantly battling being dressing like my mum or looking like a try hard. Help!

2) find a good hairdresser, befriend them, be nice to them and they will always see you right

3) to always condition my hair, like on every wash. And also I don’t have to blow dry it every time I wash it

4) skin care regime is important in currently loving these by Elemis. I try and look after my skin as much as possible. However more often then not I do it for 3 days and then forget then before  you know it it’s the next week. Must make more of an effort 

  
5) to try and cook more from scratch. I’m not the greatest cook, not by a country mile but I try and I’m trying more. I made this dish by the Hairy Dieters at the weekend. Pretty delish if I say so myself 

  
6) to travel more. Not always to foreign lands but to explore the area I live in. Explore the country I live in. But also sometimes to those foreign lands, meet new people, try new food, see other peoples cultures and heritage

7)look after myself. This is the one thing I’ve just realised but yet to put into practice. This is the one thing I need to work on. 

Till next time, I’m just off to find out where all the other 30 something people are at 

Sunday funday

Sunday’s are strange aren’t they?

Saturday’s are all about shopping, lunching, catching up with friends, partying and so on. But Sunday’s are just a pre-Monday build up, chores, food shopping, laundry, blah blah blah

Well this week I decided to go out for Sunday dinner! I know out for dinner, on a Sunday!

It’s so hard to find places that aren’t chains these days (well it is in my area). So when my friend asked me out to lunch we headed to somewhere I hadn’t been for a few years The Swan

But wait it’s now a chain also!

But we had some eating to do so asked for a table anyway, and I’m so glad we did

The inside was decorated so light and airy, with 3 separated eating areas. We were given 3. Menu choices, Main menu, fish specials and Sunday sepecials. 

As always I can’t decide on starter or desert so spoiler alert I had all 3! 

Starter of spinach soup   

Not my usual choice but damn tasty

What do you do when you can’t decide which meat to have with your roast, that’s right all 3  

And pudding had to be my new obsession salted caramel. The salted caramel, brownie and cheesecake sundae, but with no whipped cream extra salted caramel sauce, obviously 

 
All in all a delicious afternoon! 

When in doubt…… Shop

So I’m having a bit of a crisis of confidence lately. I’m a little bit blah and little bit meh and a little bit Eurgh 

So I decided to treat myself to some new threads. Mainly in the shape of jackets. 

I’ve never been a cost person, who am I kidding I’m not really a fashion person

Anyways at the moment I only own one coat, a thick winter type one, a denim jacket and a leather jacket. Both now slightly to small

As I have no shopping buddies local to me I did the next best thing, online shopathon 

Browsed the usual plus size sites before remembering the haven that is ASOS CURVE

so here we go, first up is this gorgeous Oversize denim jacket

Perfect to cover all the bits you want covered but still want to rock a double denim day

  
Next let his little Bird print Mac, I’m thinking perfect for those chance of light rain dog walk days 

  
And lastly this casual but cute  Blue Skater Mac, hoping this will be my new got to coat! 

  
And while I was in a roll I added this cute Picnic basket style bag, perfect for upcoming days out!

  
So while my bank balance lies weeping in my arms my life feels a little brighter
 

Hair today……

So I have self diagnosed myself with hair schizophrenia. It’s got to be a real thing!

I genuinely struggle to like my hair. Ive had it in a number of styles over the years, short, mid, longish, straight, wavy etc 

Plus brown, blonde, lilac, red etc

   
    
    
    
 
And I still don’t know which I prefer 

At the moment I’m back  togrowing it again just to try that as I have been short for the past 3ish years 

Wish me luck 

Whoops 

Again missed my Friday deadline. I’m usually so organised but my head is all of a muddle at the moment. 

So this week what has occurred, a bit of the usual, work, nights out, nights in etc. 

However some grown up stuff to, I currently let my flat out and have a tenant whose lease I have terminated. However they have refused to leave so now I have to issue a court order to get them out 😕

This is to grown up for me!

Then I accidentally reversed my car into another yesterday. What a dingbat. I haven’t had a car accident in forever then yesterday that! 

Not all doom and gloom tho I did have a lovely Saturday get together with some lovely ladies, music, food and drink. 

Not usually a cocktail drinker but when in Rome……

   
    
   
Hope you all had a good one. 

Im planning a mid week post to make up for missing Friday

Laters

Honeymoon in the city

So after my runaway wedding I had a dream honeymoon. Touristing in the ultimate tourist city destination. 

Can you guess where I am?

   
    
    
    
    
 
Further blog post on all the places and hints and tips on getting round 

I also had a birthday this week

So now I’m 35 and married it’s time to be a gown up and start adulting  right?
Nah

When in Vegas…..

Ok ok so I missed my Friday deadline. But I’m hoping you’ll forgive me

I have a good excuse, not a dog ate my homework excuse but genuine one. See I’m in a different time zone, well I’ve been in 3 different time zones over the past 6 days.

See now you remember im in America! Whoop

So what have I done this week I hear you ask( even if you haven’t I’m going to tell you anyway)

Well firstly I flew to fabulous Las Vegas

Did a little gambling, when in Rome and all that  
Saw some magic and met some magicians

  

Saw a big hole


Oh and flew in a helicopter to the bottom of said hole

  

Oh yeah and got married!


Much more detail to come on all the above with links and info

But right now I’m in New York, honeymoon and all that jazz

Have an awesome week

The week that went

So week 1 of 2016 has been and gone. How are we all feeling?

I’ve got to admit I’m feeling pretty good, my boot has come off and I now just have a teeny gel insert for shoes and crutch when needed.  Bye bye booty

Amongst daily work life the biggest thing that’s happened this week is that I am preparing to go on my new year holiday. Every year I like to go away in January, not only is it my birthday this month but also you can get some pretty amazing deals on breaks. 

So this year I’m heading for…….America. I’ve never been to the states before, and may never have an opportunity to go so I’ve decided to cover 2 sides. Las Vegas and New York. I love visiting new places and seeing different cultures but this is my first trip to a county whose first language is the same as my own. 

I’m not sure what to expect, I have met very few Americans in real life and majority of my preconceptions come only from those on tv and film. Not always flattering so hoping real life interaction will dispel these. 

Packing has been a challenge for this holiday as I need to cover 2 different weather situations, mild in Las Vegas and hat scarf and gloves weather for New York 

  All the essential, boots, underwear, crutch!

   As you can see I love a bag or 3!!

  Brrrrr looking like a cold front 

Tomorrow is final day before my trip which for me means repacking  and last minute panic!

Wish me luck

See you on the other side

The year that was…..week 1

So one of my resolutions is to document this year with a weekly Friday post. 

With today being the first of the month I am making a start. 

Ta Da

Who knows what this year will bring but I really hope you join me on here, on Instagram or via snapchat (beckyvworld) and find out with me

Here’s to making the next 366 days count 

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