BIT OF A MEH! DAY

It’s been a bit of a meh! day today.

I’m feeling old.
I’m feeling bloated.
I’m feeling as rough as most women once a month.
I just wanted to eat and drink all day…. which I did!!
And I’m fretting about this bloody presentation I have to do tomorrow.

I’ve been working my way through a few bottles of Corona and Bud.
I had home made spaghetti bolognese for lunch and I’ve just polished off a cheese and bacon toastie for tea.
I don’t say this very often but I seriously need some chocolate!!

Not surprising that I still feel bloated!

Anyway, to try and cheer myself up a little, I started watching Girls again, from the beginning.

Yeah yeah. I know Adam is shirtless in both these clips. So sue me!!
I told you I needed cheering up.

I also spent some time Youtubing the events of the San Diego Comic Con this weekend and then I continued my discovery of my new favourite couple.

Tom and Lance!
Tom and Lance 1

Although someone really needs to explain to me how this guy…..

Tom and Lance 2

Is 43 and 20 years older than this guy!!!

Tom and Lance 3

Seriously. 43!!
I’m 47 and feel so old.
Tom I am so jealous. Lance is a hottie!!

I guess you’re as young as you feel and Lance feels a 23 year old on a daily basis!
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Tom and Lance 4

Anyway, Tom’s Youtube channel has lots of Tom and Lance vlogs, including their wedding. They are an exceptionally cute couple. Check them out.

Right, enough time to do a little more Youtubing before bed.
I have to be up at the crack of dawn to get to Uni early.
I’m hoping to get a run through done with the rest of the group and as one of them hasn’t turned up to a single read through I’m not holding out much hope that tomorrow will go very well.
If he doesn’t show up early enough, I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep my mouth shut when I see him.

Watch this space.

I DON’T SAY THIS ABOUT BEDFORD VERY OFTEN

I can honestly say that we had a lovely day today.

Why is that such an odd statement?
We spent the day in Bedford!!

The shopping in Bedford is still shit to be honest BUT with the arrival of a new entertainment complex in town, the possibility of actually having a lovely day has dramatically improved.

When we go out for the day to Milton Keynes or Northampton or St. Neots, we quite often see one or two movies and choose one of the multitude of restaurants attached to them to go and have some dinner.

Bedford has always been a little bland in the restaurant department.
Curry, Chinese or steakhouse were your options.
BUT…
The new complex has brought us a whole host of new restuarants including a Wagamama’s which is one of our favourites when we are out and about.

So today we decided to try out the brand new Wagamama’s that officially opened on Thursday.

We parked in the multi-storey across the road from the complex and walked over the road to the restaurant. It was fairly empty when we arrived but absolutely buzzing when we left. The food was lush and the service was excellent. We’ll definately be going back.

After lunch, we decided to walk down the embankment where we stopped for a drink at the Embankment Hotel and sat outside enjoying the weather. Murron and her friend Leigh stopped by and added to our bill!!

After that we continued down the embankment and ended up at Cineworld to see Dunkirk which is absolutely amazing!! Brilliant film.

Then we wandered back up the embankment to get the car and headed home.
It was a lovely, leisurly day.

We are happy now knowing that we can get a lift or a taxi to the cinema, walk along the embankment for dinner and then back for another film if we fancy before getting a lift or a taxi home.

Our only concern now is the survival of the Cineworld complex.
It looks like the new Vue only has 3 or 4 screens. Hopefully it won’t impact on Cineworld’s profits and they’ll continue with their refurbishment plans.
As Cineworld card holders, if we lose Cineworld, we’re going to be a bit pissed off!!

Anyway, time for bed. I actually have work tomorrow!!

WHAT’S THE PLAN FOR TODAY?

I’ve just had three days off from work. That may sound odd to some of my work colleagues because they haven’t actually seen me in my own workplace for 9 days!
I was officially in my own workplace on Weds 12th. Last Friday I was on a training day, I had last weekend off, Monday was a Uni day and Tues was a placement day, followed by three days off.

Anyway, it’s actually been kind of nice.
Monday was a bit of a challenge with the maths exam, which I passed!!
Tuesday really didn’t feel like work. Best placement I’ve had yet. Can’t wait to go back next week.
Weds I actually did some ‘normal’ mummy things like cleaning the house and gardening. Tidying up the group presentation at the same time.
Thursday continued in the same way with a trip into town for some holiday bits and pieces and I finalised the group presentation.

Today is going to be chilled.
Me and Ian are going into town to sample the new Wagamama’s and then we are going to go and see Dunkirk.
I have the other members of my group coming over later this evening to (hopefully) rehearse the presentation that we have to give on Monday.

I’m actually back to work for a long day tomorrow! Although I’m on a countdown now for Italy.
3 WEEKS TO GO!!

AMAZING NEWS

A few days ago my Dish of the Week was a guy called Riyadh Khalaf.

In that blog I mentioned how he’d gone from Youtubing and radio onto BBC Three who gave him a chance to voice and showcase the LGBTQ community in a 6 part series called ‘Queer Britain’.

I am so happy to say that this show will now also be officially shown on BBC One!! starting on August 3rd.

I am absolutely thrilled for Riyadh.
I can’t stress enough what a personality this guy has.
Just spend some time going through his Youtube channel and I guarantee you will laugh, you will cry, you will drink an inordinate amount of wine and you will feel enlightened and blessed to be part of his journey.

To give you a taster, here are some of my favourite vlogs.
You already know that if I’m looking for a laugh I go straight to this one…

This is where I fell in love with his Mum!

This is where I really felt for his Dad.

This is where I could have cried for him.

But he continues to have fun and I love him….. Can you tell?!

Please tune in to BBC One on August 3rd. Open your heart and your mind and spread the love.

SORRY TO BORE YOU

OK, so this blog is going to be a little boring, I am quite literally sat in bed trying out my new notepad. Familiarising myself with how it all works and this small keypad!

I will be taking this thing to Italy in the hope that I will be able to blog virtually daily and keep a diary of events and photos in real time.

I’m not great, I much prefer my PC with a full keyboard and a mouse. In fact, I’m cheating as I have got a wireless USB mouse attached to this as I can’t stand the stupid little touch pad.

Anyway, I had some good news today. It would appear that I have actually passed my maths exam!
I really am surprised by my result as I really didn’t feel at all confident when I came out of the exam itself.
Combined with the result from my first essay, it would appear that I am running at an overall A- for the course so far. I’m beginning to realise I need to have a little more confidence in myself.

I found something I want for Xmas today,

tie silencer

look at this little beauty,
Kylo’s new limo, the Tie Silencer. I can’t wait to see him piloting this in the Last Jedi.

So, that’s it for tonight. Going to do some channel hopping in the hope of finding something good to watch.

HERE WE GO!!

Countdown has well and truly started for ‘The Last Jedi’ in December.

Today, Disney revealed a sizzle real from the filming.

Bedsides a very quick glimpse of General Hux looking very sleek with his mullet, Kylo is looking incredibly hot!!

Daisy rehearing to fight who? The Knights of Ren maybe?

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Adam rehearsing to fight who? His own Knights maybe? Actually I don’t really care. He just looks really hot!!

TLJ 4

John Boyega in an Imperial uniform!

TLJ 6

This is what I love about a build up to a movie like this.
We just don’t know anything. It’s all hearsay and rumour.
Just so long as Adam keeps looking pretty, I’ll keep eating it all up until I see it!

Can’t wait!!

DISH OF THE WEEK #73 – RIYADH KHALAF

It’s been a while since I did one of these and in a way this is a strange one for me because, as much as I love this man, his personality, his smile and his enthusiasm for everything he does, I know that as I girl I would be on a forever losing battle to win his heart.

That and the fact that I’m also old enough to be his mother!!
Oh, and by the way, his Mother is a goddess and I love her to bits! and his Dad is amazing too.

I discoverd Riyadh a few months ago when I had a quiet afternoon and a large bottle of wine.
I stumbled onto this little gem on Youtube. He was such a cheeky happy guy, I couldn’t stop watching.

At the time I was looking for a good laugh and this hit the spot!!
I just had to check out his Youtube channel and found myself spending an entire afternoon having a major fit of giggles and having my eyes opened to a whole community I knew very little about.

Riyadh developed an interest in Youtubing at an early age and worked in radio in Ireland and was recently offered the chance to present his own 6 part TV show with BBC three.
I highly recommend taking a look at Queer Britain. A wonderful show and very enlightening.

Riyadh 3

Riyadh didn’t have it easy growing up in Ireland, but he overcame adversity, followed his heart and his dreams and now he’s living his dreams and I really hope that he goes from strength to strength. I want to see him hosting his own chat show in future. He’d be amazing!

I’ll leave you with this little piece from his Youtube channel.