A couple of weeks ago I was told by my doctor and optician to not wear any eye make up or contact lenses for a week. For someone who’s whole make up look is based on my eyes; it was a little bit heartbreaking. Not to mention wearing my glasses for 2 weeks straight. IContinue reading
Whenever I go to the theatre, I’m one of the many people who’s guilty of getting something very quick and easy to eat or eating something very quickly before I go.
Miss Saigon was one of those musicals that I’ve heard about but never knew anything about it, except that it was set in Vietnam and had something to do about the war. I’ll tell you now: it did not disappoint and it was a fantastic evening. As well as getting to see the show, The Hippodrome had put together a Vietnamise menu to accompany the show which we were to try in The Circle Restaurant.
There is one thing I love about my friend’s from University and it’s that we always have one week of the year where we re-live like the 18 year olds we were when we first met.
Every year, we meet up at our friend’s house in sunny Broadstairs in Kent. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. It’s a beautiful balance of pubs, coffee shops, a seaside resort and one really, really good bakery. For a carb obsessed, tryna get the Instagram shot girl, it’s one of my favourite places in the UK.
We attended Dog Fest last month and I finally got my hands on a PitPat. A PitPat is effectively the dog version of a Fitbit where the dog wears it on their collar and it monitors their activity. The PitPat is a light weight monitor, weighing in 12g, secured by a piece of magic velcro. Once secure to your dog, you simply download the PitPat app for your phone, connect the monitor and the app via bluetooth and set your pooch up a profile. Dependent on their breed, age and weight it’ll calculate how much exercise your dog needs per day. I’ll state this now – it doesn’t track the dogs actual whereabouts and has no GPS features.
It’s crazy to think that I’ve been engaged to be married for a year.
It’s been a year since The Geek and I went to our annual trip to Boardstairs where The Geek took me to a dog friendly speech and asked me to marry him. I wouldn’t have known my perfect proposal before but I honestly think he nailed it. I remember looking out to sea and thinking, this is my happy place. There was a Rufus-esque dog woofing at the sea, dogs everywhere the eye could see, sunny weather and on a beach. And he just topped it by asking the question.
It was surreal that a life changing moment had happened in that moment. It was weird that my parents had been in on it and were expecting a text from me. It was weird my boyfriend went out and picked me a ring. It was weird that my boyfriend did a 4 hour drive with me, watched me demolish a large McDonalds breakfast and try and convince him Kent isn’t full of horses, yet still want me to be his wife.
If there is anything that helps my mental health and soul, it’s walking my dog surrounded by water.
I keep referring to this negative space I’ve been in recently, and I’m slowly coming out the other side. I’ve noticed I’m happiest when I’m out with Rufus and we’re somewhere different than our usual walking spots. There’s just something lovely seeing his nose twitch and getting all excited and sniffing all those new smells.
On a Sunday morning, I decided to head over to Priorslee Lakes with my camera and my hound. Priorslee is only a 20 minute drive away from my house and just on the outskirts of Telford in Shropshire. Just off Junction 4 on the M54, Priorslee has a huge lake and it’s the perfect dog walk and wildlife spot.
Hiya, I’m Becky and I’m incredibly late to the party.
At the end of June, The Geek, Rufus and I, along with 2 friends, headed down to DogFest South on the Sunday for a day of pooches, blogging and sunshine. Unfortunately, we missed DogFest last year so it was my definite dog related thing to do this year. So, on the Sunday we packed up Paulo the Polo and headed down the M1 for the day.
Recently, I was invited to try out the new Italian all you can eat pasta and pizza menu at Osteria in Birmingham. I know, it’s a freaking hard life being me sometimes. I won’t lie; I was pretty stoked when I got the e-mail because Italian food is my all time favourite, and then being told it was all you can eat – I was one happy lady!
Osteria is part of the Rodizio Rico chain at The Cube in Birmingham. Rodizo Rico is a Brazilian all you can eat restaurant and they’ve opened Osteria as their Italian sister restaurant located right next door on the 7th level of The Cube. With two sittings, you can get all you can eat pasta and pizza from under £10. Unlike your usual all you can eat where it’s sat on the sides, the kitchen is on display and it’s made fresh right in front of you.
Oh hi. Remember me?
Yep, I took a little bit of an impromptu blogging break and I’m hoping finally getting something published will give me the kick up the arse I need to carry on writing.
So I hope you are all OK. I am doing alright. I feel in a much better head space than I’ve felt for a few weeks, which is refreshing and making me feel a lot more positive. I feel like I’m slowly getting my sparkle back and the world feels a lot more manageable. By having a little time off from blogging, I’ve been able to reflect on the elements that will help me in the long run so I’ve written a little list of habits I want to form
Though I’m not there yet, I do suffer with an eye condition and needs to be monitored by my local eye hospital. My eye sight is one of my most precious things and knowing charities like Guide Dogs UK exist makes me feel a little bit better every time my eyes begin to play up.
Guide Dogs UK have launched a new survey, The Great British Dog Survey, wanting to know everything about your dog. They want to know if they are a whirlwind of madness, like Rufus, or super clever and perfectly trained. If you fill in the survey, there’s a chance to win 10 prizes including a photoshoot with Rachel Oates, a well know pooch photographer, and vouchers to use at the Pets Pyjamas!
So have a go! Get your dog on the map and enter to win some fabulous prizes! Don’t forget to share that you’ve done it on your social media channels with #GBDogSurvey!
So hi potential employer!
So, we’ve probably just had an interview or I’ve sent you an application form referencing my blog. And you’ve probably googled me or searched for my blog name and found it. So, hiya! Welcome to Blogger & The Geek.
You can either loose yourself in posts about my dog or read about my inner ramblings. It’ll give you a sense of who I am and what I’m about (Spoiler: it’s the crazy dog lady) or, I can tell you the reasons why you should employ me.