I have this afternoon free and felt really inspired to dedicate some time to my blog. For the last couple of days I've been on a group cycling (spinning, basically) course for work as I am going to be taking over more of the classes we offer. I've been teaching it for years but needed to brush up and also get a few ideas. I took the course with Lifetime, a fabulous company that I also used to obtain the fitness and nutrition qualifications I have already. The course took place at a gym in Kensington called Thirty Seven Degrees. I really love to see other gyms and meeting other people in my industry so it makes going on courses all the more enjoyable. Thirty Seven Degrees was made even more fabulous because whilst there I had the absolute privilege of seeing some of the professional dancers practising for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. Among them were my two favourites, the stunningly beautiful Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone.
I was so excited and spent my breaks looking through the door of the studio and watching them.....to their annoyance but anyhow. I managed to get some sneaky footage of the dancers as well.
Here are a couple of pictures from my spin course:
Spin bikes. The studio was so cool.
It was all black and some classes are taught with disco lights on.
My workmates Sam, Aj and Jonathan.
Take your pick, lol
On my way home today after passing my assessment I had to go into Westfield as I had left my car there and got the tube from Shepherds Bush to Kensington Olympia. It's so convenient to drive there from my house and catch the train, though I didn't care much for the £10 parking fee. Expenses anyone?
While walking through Westfield to the car park to get my beloved car it would have been rude not to make some purchases I think.
So here's what I got....
I had seen the Bobbi Brown lipstick in number 1 Salmon a few times before and knew that one day I'd cave. Today was that day. It's such a beautiful colour and I think it stands out much more than the others she has to offer.
And here's a swatch of Salmon:
The other two purchases were what I'll call 'enabled haulage', hehe. Lollipop26 raved about the Umberto Giannini Dry Shampoo and seeing as so far I haven't found a dry shampoo that works for me, I had nothing to lose in buying it. As for the Burts Bees Lip Balm, I had been after it ever since I saw Yinka's review of them. I chose the mango one and I used it as soon as I got out of the shop as I have dry lips right now. I really love it, it's just so soft and moisturising and it smells absolutely delicious.
As always I got some food in Marks & Spencer, including my favourite pizza by them with Hickory steak on.
The toffee crisp thingies in the corner of the pic are yummy with a cup of tea, trust me :)
Oooo something else I saw the other day which totally floated my boat was this car.
I saw it at Sytner BMW in High Wycombe whilst I took my car to get new brake pads. It has the matte finish which seems to be all the rage at the moment. I'm not keen on the matte but I totally love these cars. BMWs are the best cars on the road. Fact!
For information, the car above is £53,000.
One day my friends, one day :)
So what are you doing this bank holiday weekend? I am working Sunday and Monday but have tomorrow off, which is nice as tonight I'm off to my new man's house for dinner. He is cooking for me for the first time. We are having chicken curry. I have a bottle of white wine to take with me and I really can't wait to see him, he is seriously gorgeous and lovely. The other night when we went for drinks, he gave me a present which he had even wrapped up. It was such an appropriate gift, bless him.
It's some ovenproof cupcakes cases and a little recipe book of cupcakes which I'll be having a go at when I next get some days off. I found it so thoughtful of him. I wonder if he thinks I'm a princess though.....
Before I go I thought I'd include the latest video from my boy, Lyra.
Isn't he a cutie?