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Catan

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221b Baker Street

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This game based on the famous Sherlock Holmes stories. The aim of the game is to solve the case by gathering clues. The clues are hidden in a different location which you get to by rolling the dice and moving your counter around the board travelling through different places in London such as the newsagents, Docks and a museum. The winner has to race back to 221b Baker Street first and guess correctly.

Pairs

watch Ok not a board game but I was given the Ladybird memory game by a friend for Christmas. I really enjoy it as I love the vintage designs of the cards.

Sweet Valley High

opzioni binarie senza vincolo deposito This game is such a laugh, a vintage board game I got off ebay for a great price (it is worth over £80 on Amazon). The aim of the game is for your character to get their items and their boyfriends for their party. The item cards are faced downwards so you cannot see them. Their are two detention cards which mean you miss a turn and you can pick up cards which can make you put an item back or steal someone else’s boyfriend.

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How I maintain my car

see I always do my tyres in one go whilst I am at a petrol station putting air in my tyres. To make sure I know the correct pressure beforehand I check on Google. I do a quick check with the tyre tread as well by doing the 20p test. If you can see the outer band of the coin then you need to get your tyre changed. I also check for any nails, other wear or tear or bulges, all stuff that you had to revise for the driving practical test.

appropriate age for group dating The oil, screen wash, brake fluid and engine coolant are checked to see if they need topping up. I also check that all the lights are working, I do this when either my partner is out with me so he can check or when I get home and it is dark. I tend to have in the car a spare bulb so I can change a light if I need too and wipers I change when I notice they are not working as well when I am driving.

When I go to the garage

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Do you perform your own checks or do you go to a garage?

 

*This is a sponsored post but as always my opinions and experiences are my own. 

 

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My recent read was given to me by my good friend Sophie (we seem to have a mini book club going on here!) I had seen Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine on the shelves of the supermarkets but it never spurred my interest enough even though it was a COSTA Book Awards Winner 2017. Safe to say it was an unexpected read that I enjoyed.

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine tells the story of Eleanor Oliphant, a 30 year old woman who lives and works in Glasgow in an office job with no prospects. She is bullied at work because she doesn’t have anything in common and she has no outside interests, Eleanor drinks and sleeps all weekend to kill time and everything she does outside her office is neatly timetabled. Pizza on Fridays and phone calls with her mum every Wednesday. We learn that her mother is in prison and she was brought up in care.

Eleanor’s life changes when she is walking back from work with Raymond, a guy she met in IT who fixed her computer when a man collapses in the street. This encounter triggers a series of events from falling for a band member she has never met, getting to know Raymond better and finally moving on from what has been haunting her the majority of her life.

At first I thought Eleanor Oliphant was really crazy however as I got further into the book and gained more of an understanding about her background. I realised that Eleanor has been through a lot and you can understand why she acts the way she does. You get to understand a woman who has been through a lot and you feel how debilitating loneliness can be. You see why Eleanor held herself back over so many years.

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine is Gail Honeyman’s first novel, I learnt that Gail decided to write a novel after her 40th birthday. Reece Wetherspoon through her production company Hello Sunshine has bought the rights to turn the book into a film. At the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair the book was involved in a eight way bidding fair for rights (which eventually went to Harper Collins). I cannot wait to see what the film version is like and I really hope the film is shot in Glasgow and not in America!

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I had to admit when my partner told me we were going on holiday to the Lake District, I was a bit dubious. However, the Lake District is one of the most beautiful places I have been too. Here is my mini guide on what to do and where to eat in the place that has been awarded World Heritage Site status.

Lake Windermere

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The largest lake created by glaciers and the reason why everyone visits the Lake District. The cruise across Lake Windermere is a must as the scenery is so beautiful. We stopped on Belle Isle, a lovely little island where you can walk, cycle and even have a BBQ and partake in water sports. There are some people that do live on the island and there are even little holiday homes you can stay in. Myself and my partner walked around the island and it wasn’t difficult at all and there was clearly marked paths.

Keswick

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Keswick is a small town which myself and my partner stopped in for a bit of shopping. The middle of the market town is charming with a lot of original buildings which fits in with the surrounding area and lots of little one off shops if you are looking for an original gift.

Galleny Force Waterfall

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Located near Keswick, Galleny Force was a lovely quiet place to have a walk and picnic in relative peace. Parking is quite difficult as the nearest village is Stonethwaite which has quite limited parking.

Ambleside

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Where we stayed and it was absolutely beautiful. There was so much to do in Ambleside lots of walks, a thriving place to do a little shopping (I loved the independent bookstore!) and of course home to Bridge House a little house that stands over Stock Beck.

The Sourdough Pizza Company

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We stayed just down the road from this delightful little gem. The pizza crusts are all handmade for home delivery. I had the Row Row Row your Goat pizza which consisted of goats cheese, mozzarella, caramelised red onions and spinach.

Walnut Fish Bar

Another night, another takeaway. Wulnut Fish Bar served the best fish and chips, well deserved after summiting Scafell Pike.

Aira Force

Part of the National Trust, Aira Force is 65ft high with water crashing over. It is a lovely little walk which lasts about an hour if that,so there is no need to take the day out. There are benches where people have pressed their coins in.

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Coins pressed in on a bench at Aria Force

Scafell Pike

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I had to admit walking Scafell Pike was challenging, the views were beautiful. I have to admit you have to be exercising fairly regularly to not find this hard work. I have written a previous blog post about this, which goes into more depth. However the feeling of achieving the summit was amazing, two scary parts was when it completely clouded over at the top and I couldn’t see very far in front of me. The second part was when I slipped over and banged my elbow so hard that I nearly passed out.

This is what I got up to on my trip to the Lake District, is there any places in the Lake District that you like?

 

 

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If you read this blog often you will know that I was going to run the Birmingham International Marathon in October and I was documenting it on my little corner of the internet. I was so excited to run the Birmingham International Marathon, I had ran the half last year and I also work in Birmingham so it really meant something to me. I didn’t just want to run a marathon in a random place that I didn’t care about.

However unfortunately the Birmingham International Marathon has been cancelled. It was cancelled due to ongoing building and road works. I was gutted when on the same day the Stafford Half Marathon was rescheduled due to poor weather.

Turns out it was probably for the best, before the cancellations I had been off sick the last week with a very bad cold. I am not usually off sick with a cold but I just felt terrible. The next week after I was off sick again and since then I have just been ill. I have an upper respiratory tract infection, which is just a fancy name for a cold but my lungs are painful, my glands hurt and I generally feel unwell.

I have not been able to exercise for over a month now, in a way it is a good thing the marathon has been cancelled as it would have seriously dented my training schedule. Due to this I have also decided to not run the Stafford Half Marathon. Again something I am gutted about, but I am just not fit enough and I really do not want to get ill again.

I have been asked whether I will run another marathon but I am not sure now. I have other projects that I am currently completing but what is most important is that I want to run on a route that means something to me. I haven’t even started looking at other marathon’s yet because I feel so poorly the last thing I want is to look at marathons.

However I do have some challenges lined up, I have put my name in the ballot for the 40 mile RideLondon, I am also going to do the Wolf Run in June. I am still going to do the Great North Run and Great Birmingham 10k. I am going to try and cycle a lot more by going out on my mountain and road bikes.

It is a disappointing blip but I will get there.