Kelly Michelle’s Diary Week 29, 2016

Weight: Unknown as away this weekend

“She is a selfish, hypocritical woman, and I have no opinion of her.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 29, 2016

My Life Goal, ze Weight

I don’t have a clue what I weigh this week but am feeling rather bloated, fat and overheating aka just one large hot sweaty mess!  Not helped that I’ve done a lot of “gluten free research” over the past two days trying out lots of gluten free cakes in tea rooms around The Cotswolds…someone has to do it right?!?

Shake Your Booty

I haven’t done any exercise this week other than a lot of walking…we have a walking challenge going on at work and the apprentice and I have a bottle of bubbles at stake…basically he was going to buy me the bubbles now as he doesn’t walk anywhere…then he downloaded Pokemon and boom…I might as well buy him the bubbles now…seriously I’m only doing 1,200 steps on some days during the week…I’m sure my step counter is broken!  But also…who has exercised this week in this heat?!?

I just want to congratulate all the ladies out there who have their periods or are going through menopause that have got through this hideous hot week in England without killing anyone…I salute you!!  I had to work from home on Wednesday due to my period…I had three changes of clothes at work on Tuesday as my body just started overheating and playing funny buggers…could we just have some 20-22 degree days again please!

What I’m Up Too…

I’ve managed to tick off 4 counties this weekend bringing my total up 20 out of 48 counties – Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire…that’s a lot of shires!  Next week, I’m heading to Kent to see some friends for a day trip…we’re going to eat ice cream in Broadstairs…we are going to give Aunty Kelly’s New Zealand ice cream a run for it’s money, I have a funny feeling that New Zealand doesn’t have anything to worry about.  My New Year’s resolution for 2016 is going well I think but time will tell!

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 29, 2016

I purchased an Olympus OM-D 10 camera when I was home in New Zealand and I’ve really struggled to get used to the camera especially when it comes to the colour saturation…but I am persevering with the camera and have used it all weekend.  So if you have any tips please let me know!

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 29, 2016

^The Cotswolds Lavender Fields…where I actually fell more in love with the wildflowers…I just wished my front garden looked more like this.

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  1. July 24, 2016 / 8:15 PM

    Absolutely love the photo of the wildflowers. Those giant daisies! And the clouds! Hope you enjoy Broadstairs and Morelli’s – my childhood haunts.

    • July 27, 2016 / 8:58 PM

      Thanks Sian…yes you guessed right we are heading to Morelli’s for ice cream and can’t wait to visit Broadstairs. Thanks for the sweet comment about the photo xx

  2. July 24, 2016 / 9:40 PM

    4 counties, very impressive!! It has been SO hot. I actually usually commute a bit during the week, but I stayed away a couple extra nights just so I could have hotel air con and finally get some good sleep!!
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    • July 27, 2016 / 8:57 PM

      I know…I thought I did quite well…just need to continue these long weekends to tick of all 48 counties! Hotel air con can be a right old blessing Jamsin xx

  3. July 24, 2016 / 9:51 PM

    The colour saturation on that last shot looks incredible! Beautiful flowers and blue sky. I wish my garden looked like that too… I’m impressed at the counties you’ve ticked off this weekend, look forward to hearing more about them – hope the Crowne Plaza was up to scratch, too!
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    • July 27, 2016 / 8:57 PM

      Thanks Rachel, I’m playing around with the new camera still so getting used to all the fancy features! I wish my jungle looked like this also hehe! The CP was a tad underwhelming on this visit, the service was rather pants. Only 28 more counties to go! xx

  4. July 25, 2016 / 5:37 AM

    Your photos are beautiful, just as they are, if you ask me… I have a thing for red phone boxes, I truly love the ones in this post. And weighing? Ugh… don’t remind me!! :)

    • July 27, 2016 / 8:53 PM

      Thanks Tammy…just getting use to the quality of the photos from a new camera. Thanks for the sweet comment, I love anything red hehe xx

  5. July 25, 2016 / 12:06 PM

    IKR?! I stupidly did a Bikram yoga class while on my period on one of the hottest days of the year and it was NOT a fun experience whatsoever x
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    • July 27, 2016 / 8:52 PM

      Oh my goodness, you crazy cat! Boys honestly don’t realise how easy they have it! xx

    • July 27, 2016 / 8:51 PM

      Thanks Tanja and I did think of you when I posted the photo hehe xx