Village life in the Summer! 10 mini videos here on this post

Village life in the Summer! 
10 mini videos here on this post. Swipe left after each one.

The St Helens village horticultural show Isle of Wight.

So no success with any of my veg entries this year. I entered beef tomatoes, mini purple tomatoes, and golden tomatoes,  runner beans, purple French beans and rhubarb.

My only 5 apples produced from my apple tree each had a single nibble from a passing bird out of them before I could pick them!

However I did win 2 x second prizes for my pastel artwork of the dog and my watercolour beach view from the decking of a beach house.

My two 2nd place wins earned me 80p. 
I will be going on a spending spree tomorrow. 
As they now say it's all in the taking part-not the winning.

Those who have known me for years in my cool urban London lifestyle would never have imagined me growing fruit and vegs and entering them in the local village horticultural society's Summer show.

Do stuff outside your normal fast paced hectic and often stressful life. It's fun. .
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 @dja5859 @misslucy_lou
Swipe left after each one.

The St Helens village horticultural show Isle of Wight.

So no success with any of my veg entries this year. I entered beef tomatoes, mini purple tomatoes, and golden tomatoes, runner beans, purple French beans and rhubarb.

My only 5 apples produced from my apple tree each had a single nibble from a passing bird out of them before I could pick them!

However I did win 2 x second prizes for my pastel artwork of the dog and my watercolour beach view from the decking of a beach house.

My two 2nd place wins earned me 80p.
I will be going on a spending spree tomorrow.
As they now say it’s all in the taking part-not the winning.

Those who have known me for years in my cool urban London lifestyle would never have imagined me growing fruit and vegs and entering them in the local village horticultural society’s Summer show.

Do stuff outside your normal fast paced hectic and often stressful life. It’s fun. .
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@dja5859 @misslucy_lou

#Tbt to Cowes week 1997 and 1999-features conceived and styled by me

to Cowes week 1997 and 1999-features conceived and styled by me.

These photos include high profile Cowes people and famous yachtspeople including Ellen Macarthur.

Cowes week 2018 is now sponsored by Lendy. @cowes_week .
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These photos include high profile Cowes people and famous yachtspeople including Ellen Macarthur.

Cowes week 2018 is now sponsored by Lendy. @cowes_week .
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Healthy low carb and protein post workout breakfast

Healthy low carb and protein post workout breakfast.

Scrambled eggs with organic butter, wilted spinach, and smashed avocado on seeded multigrain  toast. A nutritious breakfast to keep you feeling fuller longer with less blood sugar highs and lows. 
12 hours since last meal and this 1st meal of the day to help digestion.
I start the day with warm lemon water and then a small swig of Kefir with a liquid multi-vitamin mixed in with it.  All fermented foods help to promote good gut health.
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Scrambled eggs with organic butter, wilted spinach, and smashed avocado on seeded multigrain toast. A nutritious breakfast to keep you feeling fuller longer with less blood sugar highs and lows.
12 hours since last meal and this 1st meal of the day to help digestion.
I start the day with warm lemon water and then a small swig of Kefir with a liquid multi-vitamin mixed in with it. All fermented foods help to promote good gut health.
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Morning workout tummy and core exercises

Morning workout tummy and core exercises.

Keeping space between the chin and chest . Repetitions of 15 x tummy and then legs and then a rest and repeat. Hardcore taskmaster!  @sportsperformance86
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Keeping space between the chin and chest . Repetitions of 15 x tummy and then legs and then a rest and repeat. Hardcore taskmaster! @sportsperformance86
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Morning PT HIIT workout

Morning PT HIIT workout. 
Monday morning training with a mix of boxing, agility and core exercises.

As you can see from the video clip I'm not the best in fast side to side movements due to past injury restrictions and an element of caution!
(hip resurface and torn glute med 3 years ago,  and injured knee ligaments this March) 
However at 63 I am grateful to be fit and able to do everything I want to do from pilates and dance classes to horse riding,and paddleboarding. .
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Monday morning training with a mix of boxing, agility and core exercises.

As you can see from the video clip I’m not the best in fast side to side movements due to past injury restrictions and an element of caution!
(hip resurface and torn glute med 3 years ago, and injured knee ligaments this March)
However at 63 I am grateful to be fit and able to do everything I want to do from pilates and dance classes to horse riding,and paddleboarding. .
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Lunch at The Hut Colwell Bay- my favourite Island restaurant

Lunch at The Hut Colwell Bay- my favourite Island restaurant.

Large sun-hats a requirement this Summer when lunching al fresco.

Sundress River Island.
Sunglasses TKMaxx
Sunhat Oliver Bonas 
Rose wine Pinot Grigio Blush .
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Large sun-hats a requirement this Summer when lunching al fresco.

Sundress River Island.
Sunglasses TKMaxx
Sunhat Oliver Bonas
Rose wine Pinot Grigio Blush .
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Early morning beach walk and swim with @misslucy_lou

Early morning beach walk and swim with @misslucy_lou .

Bembridge, Isle of Wight but it could be anywhere in the Mediterranean today. .
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Bembridge, Isle of Wight but it could be anywhere in the Mediterranean today. .
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Blonde again! with my wonderful very pregnant colourist

Blonde again! with my wonderful very pregnant colourist. 
Hoping that the baby doesn't come early!  @chanelnott 
As we get older the creamy tones of blonde hair are so important as hair colour should compliment, brighten and enhance your facial skin tones. .
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@chelseagreensalon

Hoping that the baby doesn’t come early! @chanelnott
As we get older the creamy tones of blonde hair are so important as hair colour should compliment, brighten and enhance your facial skin tones. .
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@chelseagreensalon

Sweaty and definitely no filters

Sweaty and definitely no filters.

Thank you @jamiebuckley5234 for the best dance fitness class ever with the funniest running commentary.
Laughter and dance are the best feelgood combination even in tropical temperatures and no aircon as the class is in the local community centre.
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Thank you @jamiebuckley5234 for the best dance fitness class ever with the funniest running commentary.
Laughter and dance are the best feelgood combination even in tropical temperatures and no aircon as the class is in the local community centre.
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On the hottest night of the year in Soho, London at the FDA Summer film quiz night

On the hottest night of the year in Soho, London at the FDA Summer film quiz night. 
Hosted by the very good looking and very funny Alex Zane  @alexzane as seen in the selfie with me (I"m now looking like a hot and sweaty melted mess since my earlier posted pic in the hairdressers)

Alex did a Q&A with the hilarious stand up comedian Dominic Holland @dommoholland who just happens to be the dad of Spiderman Tom Holland @tomholland2013 
Dominic is soon to be performing at the Edinburgh Festival.
Such a fun evening. However it was just like sitting in a sauna fully clothed. .
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Hosted by the very good looking and very funny Alex Zane @alexzane as seen in the selfie with me (I”m now looking like a hot and sweaty melted mess since my earlier posted pic in the hairdressers)

Alex did a Q&A with the hilarious stand up comedian Dominic Holland @dommoholland who just happens to be the dad of Spiderman Tom Holland @tomholland2013
Dominic is soon to be performing at the Edinburgh Festival.
Such a fun evening. However it was just like sitting in a sauna fully clothed. .
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