Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Summer Goals #2

A tad late (although I am thinking monthly is going to be a better schedule for these types of posts!), but with a busy week working at Henley Regatta and a few last minute trips to the sea-side I haven't had much time to think about set goals - and have enjoyed just being spontaneous! So.. with the bad but truthful excuses out of the way here is my feedback on my goal setting.

 1) Exercise daily : I have improved from complete lack of during exams with dog walks with friends and strolls down the beach but honestly I haven't kept to any strict routine - bad Milly

2) Read : I love reading and always have done. In the past 4 weeks I have completed a book - post to come - and have re-read Chamber of Secrets (my go-to down time/de-stress book. Nerdy, I know) I know this doesn't seem much but with whole week taken up by 15 hour shifts I am not that disappointed!

3) Healthy Eating : Well this one is complicated. I have given in and bought meal deals but only for good reasons when there was no way I could have made anything better. On the other hand when I have been making meals I have been cooking from scratch and have really enjoyed spending time eating food I have made myself. (If you want to hear any recipes I have been using then do say!)

4) Housework : Being home it is quite easy for this goal to be achieved, i've done what i can when it has been needed to - housework is boring so I won't go on about it anymore!

5) Saving : I have had a lot of random days out in the last 4 weeks so haven't saved as much as I would have hoped, however I have been working a lot more so most of my income next month will be going straight into saving. :) 

So, there we go.. not to bad although I know there is a lot that needs improving. Here's to next months goals!

1) Exercise more... (I think this one is going to be constant)

2) Save money ... (again another constant goal)

3) Be more spontaneous!

4) Grow my nails. This is a constant problem I have and with so much work I haven't been able to paint my nails and have lost incentive to care for them. I love them when they are a bit longer and want to get them back to that stage

5) I can't think of another goal at the moment so will possibly edit one in if I do think of one :) 

5 more(ish)... 1 more month. Lets see how it goes! 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Day Out #1... | Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013

Lifestyle post - YAY! These are by far my favourite kind of post to read and after having a wonderful day out yesterday I thought it would be suitable to make it into a blog post.

Goodwood Festival of Speed is held every year and showcases many different types of cars and motorbikes, from the old classics to the new Formula 1 Cars and many other cars more suitable for everyday use! Although I know near to nothing about cars and don't have the desire to really understand how they work due to the fear of it scaring me off of driving, it was still a great day out - made better by the continuing heatwave England is being graced with at the moment.

By going on the Thursday it meant that we managed to get in for free, however there was no racing taking place on the hill climb track. Nevertheless, all of the cars were still there on show and who doesn't like admiring shiny cars! If I could, I would name some of the cars we saw, however all I know is that the car pictured into the bottom left was very shiny and the most unique looking Peugeot I have ever seen! Who would have thought they could also be the manufacturers of the rather less wonderful Peugeot 106!

Another highlight to the day was discovering a new flavour of Pimm's! On the can it looks very intriguing - who would have thought that Blackberry and Elderflower would fit in with the fruits and flavours unusually associated with Pimm's. However, it was surprisingly good and I would wholeheartedly recommend it being tried over the original Pimm's flavour - even if just to add something a little different to hot summer evenings!

Well, if you came here for a low-down on cars and their specs I am sorry that you have been disappointed but if you are after tips for good days out in and around West Sussex/Surrey/the South I would really recommend visiting any of the events at Goodwood.

Hope you are all having good summers!