Monday, 9 March 2015

Cheltenham Ladies Day - Colour Me March - Outfit post

It's Cheltenham Festival this week so I've put together an outfit post ready for Ladies Day on Wednesday. It's by no means amazing or perfect as I'm useless at these. I think the part of my DNA that deals with colour coordination, must have a blemish. I can never get anything to look just right.

Anyway, here it is with links below.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

eBay Wishlist July.

1.Rainbow Washi Tape 2. Heart Printing Block 3.Mickey Mouse Satchel  4. Salted Caramel Yankee Candle 5.Complete Lino Printing Kit 6. Solar Powered Dragon Fly LED

I really want to try Block Printing. I've tried hand painting designs and I'm just rubbish at it. This looks much easier and a lot of fun. It would mean I could do more than one card and they'd all look the same.

The salted caramel candle is the most amazing smell ever. I've got it in votive size and I've not even needed to light it. It's that strong. It leaves such a sweet scent just above where my head lays in bed. Mmmm!

My Dad and I saw the satchel in a shop in Newark a couple of months ago. I would prefer this as my work bag but I am also swaying towards a more sports based bag. I want to walk to work as it's so nice right now but I would rather do this in my trainers and not my ballet pumps.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

GHD Aura

I have had my current hair dryer since I was 17. I can remember buying it from ASDA after 6th form one day. That was 8 years ago. It has of late, become a little temperamental. It cuts out after one minute when it gets hot. So I find myself having to sit with my hair wrapped up in a towel because it's such a nightmare to try and dry it. Or I just put it up in a ponytail and leave it wet. Not the most glam of looks.

However ghd have once again made their mark on the world of hair styling. Not happy with creating the most desirable of straightening irons, they have now released their own hairdryer. Introducing ghd aura™, a ground-breaking drying and styling tool, set to revolutionise the way you dry your hair. Developed by styling experts and scientists, ghd aura™ is the first tool to offer exceptional styling benefits whilst it dries, making it easier than ever to achieve salon results at home.

Five different points help the ghd aura™ to stand out from the crowd. 

First there's Control, which uses Laminair™ technology. This means the air flows without gaps reaching all of your hair. It delivers a 65% more concentrated, non turbulent air stream. Your hair is less likely to be disturbed as much as other hairdryers when working on a section.

It also provides Shine. The Laminair™ technology also means that hair is aligned in one direction when drying with the ghd aura™. How many times have you ended up with tangled hair because your dryer blows it this way and that way? This technology also means that the because air flow is focused, it gives even speed and temperature. So no more cutting out randomly!

The ghd aura™ uses another form of technology called Cool-Wall™. Which is something I wish my poor little dryer has. Cool-Wall™ keeps the casing and nozzle cool to touch at 44˚C, versus 126˚C. This innovation allows you to get  closer to the scalp giving increased root lift and volume, setting your style as it dries. 

But what else could you possibly want from this hairdryer? How about less noise? So many times I worry I wake people up with the sheer noise coming from a hairdryer at stupid o clock in a morning. the next generation brushless motor means ghd aura™ is smaller, lighter and quieter (60% quieter compared to the leading models of hairdryer).

And for all you financially or environmentally conscious folk, the ghd aura™ also consumes 17% less electricity compared to other hairdryers. Amazing. I'd never have thought of making it cheaper to run. 

Continuing to revolutionise hair styling,  ghd aura is the latest offering from professional hair care brand ghd ensuring it’s never been easier to get a good hair day, everyday.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014

A second go

OK. I am trying again with the keyboard. Perhaps last night I was a little tired and out of practice. The screen still seems too far forward though. Such a pain in the neck.   Happy Monday and it's finally February. January is such a long and boring month post Christmas. A short and warmer month is certainly required. Hopefully I will be able to get out and go running more often and try and beat the bulge.   I have had my hair all chopped off. I am just far too lazy for long hair. I really would rather spend the extra time in bed instead of having to get up and style it every morning. With short hair I can just leave it choppy and who cares?  Saturday was a fabulous day for my hockey team. Our seconds team finally won our first match of the season. And I was voted 'man of the match`. Double yay!!   Signing off now. Will post again later, hopefully.   Jayne.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

First post using a wireless keyboard for my iPad mini.

Let me tell you this is not easy, at all. So please forgive any grammatical errors I may make. I am using the 'iwantit' keyboard folder from Currys PC World. It is a little fiddly and the screen is quite upright. It also feels strange to actually have to hit the full stop button and not double tap the space bar. 
 I guess I will get on with it with time but at the moment it doesn't seem worth it. My fingers already feel like they are cramping up and I keep making far too many mistakes. 
 If this is the future of technology then it could do with a little work...

Monday, 6 January 2014

2014 and new targets.

This is where I'm currently sitting trying to put together a post. I really need to get a Bluetooth keyboard for my ipad mini. The on screen one is OK but it's a little tricky at times to use. 

2014 is finally here and as with last January, there's lots I want to do. Hockey training begins again on Wednesday. My knees already ache thinking about it. I've a gym membership I hardly use because once I'm home after work, it's too cold and dark to think about going back out there. But I need to drop a couple of dress sizes. I've really indulged over the past few months.  Playing hockey does help a little but I need to get running again. Suggestions of anything to help motivate me gladly accepted. 

I have set myself a goal to read more this year. I still don't like the idea of a e-reader. I love the feel of a book too much. Being able to see how much further there is until the end. Folding down a page instead of using a bookmark. Flicking over pages to remind yourself what's going on. All the things that on an e-reader, it's not quite the same. Though I really don't have the shelf space for more books. Half my library is currently stashed at a friends house after I moved in July. 

I also want to learn more this year. Train my brain a bit. Get a qualification in something new or a outside of my comfort zone. I've been using the luminosity app to try and train my brain to remember things more. Since leaving school it's just not working to its full capacity. I never thought I'd miss 'Whole Brain Learning'. Something that seemed tedious at the time but really did help me through my exams. 

I do need to sort my passport out. Last year I finally flew on a plane but only to Glasgow. If they accept me as a volunteer for the Commonwealth Games this year then I'll have to go again. It'd be nice to go further afield. I didn't love flying but I got through it. The turbulence on the way home wasn't fun. 

I need to blog more. I say this every year. I have run out of excuses. With my tablet it's much easier to blog on the go. Instead I cheat and post everything to Facebook,Twitter and Instagram. I need to write here instead. Or at least in one of the 42 blank notebooks I have on my shelf. (I am banned from purchasing more until these are full!)

So before my fingers fall off in the cold, I'm signing off. 

Happy new year to you all!
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