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Try something new

So at the beginning of the year I set myself a little challenge to try something new at least once a month.
And this weekend I tried trampolining.
Another bargain I found through the power of Groupon.
So of I headed on Friday night to Velocity,a new trampoline venue in Widnes.
After being ran through the safety rules and given our free socks we headed out.

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The venue has 2 basketball areas to jump and slam dunk, a foam pit to bounce into,
As I so competently demonstrate below

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There are also 2 smaller trampoline areas and one larger area where you may wish to attempt a somersault, I sadly did not!

I had such a great time and thoroughly recommend giving it a go

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Already planning my next venture but am open to suggestions

I am a rock

So back on track with the Blogging101 assignment. Today’s was using a Daily Prompt
So I chose I am a rock

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To be quick I could answer this with a NO!

But then it wouldn’t be very interesting for you would it.
I think to say I’m independent would be an understatement.  I was raised to think for myself and rely on myself and so I do.
Now when it comes to other people I’m a rock, for them.
I’m always there for anyone who needs an ear to listen or advice,  and not the ‘yes man’ kind of advice.  But truthful advice,  advice they might not always want to hear but the kind they need to.
I think this has made my relationships with my friends stronger.
Now when it comes to my own problems I would rather work through them on my own.
Mainly because as much as I can give advice I cannot take it. Or more accurately I don’t ask for it.  I don’t want to be a burden, and for some things I just don’t think they would understand.
Now the other issue I guess is I have several groups of friends, all that i have known for various amounts of time and that I do different things with.
I love that I have my different pockets of friends and that I can always help out whenever needed, and be their rock.

I also have a significant other whom I share most things with but to be honest he’s a man, and a man’s man at that. Not even the hint of a metrosexual in there!

So i I guess I am my own rock, but maybe I it’s time to get a pebble of my own!!

Slope days

So im a fan of Groupon, I have bought a few things from there over the years, mostly spa days…….. ok ok I’ve only ever bought spa days!
However a few weeks ago I purchased an offer for beginners ski lesson at Chill Factore .
It’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a while and here it was, with around 60% discount!  Such a bargain

I had a blast, an icy blast but a blast nonetheless. Once kitted out the instructor Nikki,  took my little group of to the nursery slope for our intro to ski. The session last about 1 hour and 50, we covered safety, how to put on/ take of the ski, posture,  balance and then up the slope we went. 
I managed to master parallel leg gliding and also the plough and plough with turn.

I fell, twice, but hey lost my ski virginity so it’s all good.

After the lesson I  was handed my record card and told that I’d passed level 1 and could progress to level 2!!

Before I commit to more lessons I’ve booked a beginners snow board class to see which I prefer.

I can’t wait to see if it’s something  new for me to pursue

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It’s good to talk….

So todays assignment, to take inspiration from a previously followed/ read post.

So here goes, and i hope i don’t lose any of you who might not relate to this one.

I am currently half way through a little project i like to lovingly call ‘Operation who am i?’ (not really but sounds good hey?!)

A few years ago i got a wake up call.

I have been getting bigger and bigger since a traumatic incident in my early 20’s, one i am not going to go into now, and i finally saw some pictures and realised i didn’t recognise myself.

this one in particlar

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this is me and my mum, at her house on the day of my sisters wedding.

i cried, and still do when i see it. it’s hideous.

i had not long been to the hospital and found out that i couldn’t have children, well until i lost around 12 stone! to put that in perspective that is more than my sister weighs, i essentially needed to lose a whole person!

i was devastated, i had been kidding myself about my weight and size for such a long time but here it was for everyone, well mostly me to see.

how could i have been so blind?

this was 3 years ago. i have now lost around half what is needed. and that sadly was the easy part.

i have recently lost my motivation for why i started and seriously need to find my mojo.

have any one seen it?

but there is a bright side, because as you know i am not a negative Nelly.

i have lost half my goal, i am so much fitter and healthier then i was.

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i am going to give myself sometime at the weekend to just sit down and map out the next part of my plan.

so there it is!

this blog is not purely focussed on my weightless journey because i am so much more then that but i will update at various milestones.

hope i didn’t lose to many of my new readers there

There goes the neighbourhood…..

Another day another assignment. Be a good neighbour,  not to the people next door to your house,  you know the ones who you awkwardly send a Christmas card to ‘no 9, merry xmas from no 7’. But the ones who exist in blog world.

Now I am guilty of being super excited about getting likes and comments as I am pretty new to the game but reading today’s assignment made me realise how stingy I have been at spreading the neighbourly love.

So I have found myself some new blogs to follow and decided to engage with my fellow bloggers
So here a jyst a few I’ve given a follow/ left a comment for
Hopefully this will encourage me to spend as much time reading and I do writing

1 – Connecting Memories

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This blogger  also has a second blog at Do you see what I see which is also worth checking out

2 – Ruth Writes

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3 – People I met in my Twenties

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4 – Girl Overboard

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5 – Our Daly Life

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Any other recommendations are gratefully received

They say a picture paints 1000 words…..

As some of you may know I am following blogging 101 daily assignments and today while updating my About page I was reminded how awkward I always find it to write about who I am? I’m that person who during the ice breaker in meetings when asked to come up with an interesting fact about myself find that I’m suddenly wishing I had 6 toes or something similar to say.
Alas I do not, so I end up reeling of my obsession with learning.  And not even in a PHD sense.
As in evening classes, over the past few years I have learnt sign language, pottery, watercolour painting.
And this year digital photography and manipulation.
I am a modern day jack of all trades and the very definition master of none. 
it. However i have enjoyed all these classes and hoping to develop the photography one more.
So here were my final portfolio pieces
Digital images
Theme: Reflections

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Digital manipulation
Theme : Reflections

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I am confident I possess a hidden skill, but so far I haven’t found it. Oh well always next year

Weekend pottering

Weekends are always a funny few days aren’t they, not long enough to do anything super productive but short enough to get the quick errands complete.
Now I am a great procrastinator, which is the great thing about blogging I guess. So I can set myself a task but find a 1001 ways to do anything but.
Until I get into the right head space then I’m all in.
Tidying and cleaning is my nemesis in this quest.
I don’t mean the quick flip the hoover round the room clean, I mean the deep spring clean,  floor scrubbing, wardrobe review clean.
So I took friday of work in order to do this……. and now it’s sunday evening and I am sat watching Gogglebox with 1/2 the house sorted. 
Now this would normally feel like defeat
BUT
I did manage to complete my first Parkrun in pretty reasonable time

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I did manage to set up my new computer

Book my wedding and honeymoon

Clean my bathroom, bedroom & kitchen

Do big food shop & cook a roast dinner

Celebrated  a friend birthday and supported another friends band who were playing locally

Cleared though my ever growing collection of Birchbox samples

Caught up with a friend and her adorable weeman

Plus I caught up on reading a few of the new blogs I follow

So tho I  love to procrastinate I still manage to get s**t done!

A change is as good as a…….

So today I changed my blog theme. And by that  mean tried about 6 different themes, mostly ones I could really work out and then decided to stick with this one, baskerville I think it’s called.

I wanted one that best reflected my personality but I couldn’t find one that said, slightly dizzy,  mind changing,  flight of fancy lady person so here it is!

Still haven’t worked out how to link my instagram but we can’t have everything!

Oh u also changed the profile pic to, Wowser pretty productive day for me!

Enjoy the weekend,  I’ll no doubt change my mind again my the morning………….

When will I be a grown up?

I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever grow up. I mean I have a mortgage, a grown up job and a steady relationship etc but I don’t feel like a grown up.
I am always comparing myself to others and what they have done or doing or have. I know I shouldn’t but sometimes I can’t help it. I see people who have started families,  are fit and healthy, love their job and seem to have it all.

But I just don’t feel that way. I mean I change my hair all the time, I still havent found the ‘one’,  that elusive look that makes you think yes, this is me, this is what I look like.
I wonder sometimes if it’s more to do with the fact that I’m still trying to get to who I think ‘I am’

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I still have my idea of a dream job, and this may shock you…. It isn’t working in an office for someone else.
I’d love to work in radio, own a bookshop, be a writer.
Maybe one maybe all 3, but no I work in a office in a bid to be a grown up.

I’m also at that awkward age, that mid 30’s bit where no clothing shop is aiming it’s clothes/ looks at you. To young for some stores, to old for others. Yes I know there is online shopping but I like to try thing on before paying for everything then sending it all back.

Does anyone else feel ignored by the high street?! No ok then

So here I sit at 34, 6:50 on a Thursday morning in my pyjamas,  a snoring pug on my knee working out if I can get away with just straightening my hair or if it needs washing. The whole time I’m sure the rest if the world is up, showered, cleansed,  toned, moisturised, make up on, dressed in their amazingly stylish work clothes, reading some amazingly sophisticated work of literature heading to their dream job.

Are you?

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