It’s been like a few years now, that I’ve had the blog! Not sure if it happens to anyone else who has a blog but firstly I was writing about general life activity, then it became about dating but that’s no longer possible as I actually don’t go on dates with random people anymore which is also a blessing as that was hard work. The dates, not the writing about it!
Then it was like about running a marathon, kinda but not really. Then I was harping on about food. But I honestly don’t think that’s very interesting as nobody really cares too much about that! Now I am talking about wedding dresses but sure I don’t even like wedding dresses so that’s probably a pointless topic. I am not enough into makeup and fashion to write about it.
I think I’ve reached a brick wall with my blog. If anyone has any divine inspiration then please feel free to share! I’m going up Scafell peak in 2 weeks for the Amy Winehouse Foundation so maybe I’ll write about that but it may be time to put the blog to bed! I love writing but what does anyone actually want to read about?!
So due to the fact that I hate 98% of all dresses I see, this should be interesting! I’ve booked a place in London in June so I am just going to try on everything and then maybe narrow it down. To those have been married before, do people wear fake tan on their wedding? I’ve not worn fake tan in maybe about 2 years now, mainly because I got a spray tan done before Greece one time and when I arrived and Alexis saw me at the airport, he was like ‘omg what happened’ haha! I kinda looked actually Greek so when I met his parents, I think they thought I was that colour but they soon realised when I got whiter and probably streaky as the days went on!! In fact I think I was blinding white by the time I came home. I am so pale but I am just not entirely sure that pale and wedding dresses work; I think I might need something? Maybe I’ll wear a suit or like a black dress?!!! I have actually discovered one website, well actually I saw them on Instagram through Caris Closet Berta wedding dresses and it says they stock them in Caris Closet in Malahide, has anyone any inside info on Berta wedding dresses, they look insane but I am afraid that they’re like a zillion pounds.
So my Dad was over in London a few months ago and we went to go see the Sir John Soane house in Holborn one Sunday but it was closed. So last Saturday, I decided that I wanted to go see it. It’s also free and you’re not allowed to take a photo which is even better as you just have to concentrate on the task at hand, sauntering around the gaf! It was UNREAL! Didn’t actually know that much about Sir John before I went but he was the guy responsible for building the Bank of England! And a zillion other stunning historical buildings!
The London phone box was also designed in Sir John’s front room not by him but he played a part! What a man! You can see the red shape of his front room window.. Kinda like a phonebox! There’s a few on Carey Street around the corner from his house!
Afterwards we headed to the cutest best little hidden gem pub and drank some Guinness, the 7 Stars pub on Carey Street. They even have a living in cat there who greets you as you come in the door. There’s probably only room for like 50 people in the entire pub which is quite funny! And the food is gorgeous too!
It’s defo worth a visit to Holborn pronounced HOBORN by London TFL tube woman!
You’d probably never think in a million years that this would lead to soft skin but it’s been tried and tested by myself so I thought I would share the secret, well not that it’s a secret! If you’re feeling like you’re skin is dry with the changing weather, then you need to buy yourself a jar of coconut oil. Run yourself a bath and add a dollop of coconut oil to the water, wallow in that for a few minutes and afterwards you’ll feel unreal! Not alone that, you should also try some oil pulling while you’re at it. If you don’t know what oil pulling is, it’s basically put a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes and just swirl it around and then spit out… It’s so good for your gums and totally refreshes your mouth! You can also use coconut oil as hair conditioner and a zillion other things!!
So I completed my second London marathon on Sunday in a time of 4:48, three minutes faster than the last one!! Not a huge improvement on time but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day! I saw a Rhino, Jesus, the oldest competitor who is 90 and some other amazing sights along the way! I have to say that I loved the weather as it wasn’t too warm, just right! I was delighted that whilst I was running, I hit my target for the MS Society so that was an extra exciting bonus.
Solo selfies at the finish line!
When I crossed the finish line, I was taking solo selfies but some random person obviously felt sorry for me and offered to take my photo! Thanks to the random person! It was so nice to have the support of fiancé who was the brain child of navigating everyone around the London streets, family and friends and it was so amazing to see my cousin Sarah who I ultimately was running it for. The whole day was an emotional rollercoaster but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Walking is currently extremely slow in the aftermath but I may just enter the ballot for 2016, just maybe!! I would encourage everyone to run a marathon at least once in their lifetime!
Where to next? Is that the Dublin marathon I hear calling?!
Feeling the love mid run!
So I am at this stage probably wrecking everyone’s buzz with my updates about the London marathon and running it and talking about running and writing about running but with only 17 days to go there’s no other way!! I’ve been running since December so this is the home run!!! Run Forrest Run… JENNY!…. My lunchtime breaks are now spent googling inspirational motivational quotes in order to start psyching myself out. I really feel you can positively psyche yourself out. So here are some inspirational quotes to set the fire alight! I found a quote recently in a magazine from John Disley one of the founders of the London marathon but now I can’t find it! That was quite the inspirational but until I find it, here’s some more!!…
I am running the London Marathon 2015 to raise money for the MS Society. If you would like to make a donation, I’ve set up a Just Giving page!
17 days to go!!!
Well I’ve not actually found one but I think there are a few things to consider before you start looking! You obviously need to talk about what you both want. That’s a real good start! Then you’ll need to decided which country. Then how many people etc as that will narrow it down a bit! My notions of a castle quickly went out the window especially when you start getting into ££££. One place was quoting €16,000 for merely taking over the venue. That does not include a fork or a chair or a table let alone food!. What planet are some places on. Here are my 5 top tips to finding a wedding venue.
- Think of a place/geographical location that means something to you
- Think of how many people you’re having as that will immediately narrow things down (as in some places are not big enough)
- Get an idea of what your budget is before you start looking (this will immediately phase out places)
- Don’t stress over available dates. I have an idea of dates and times in my head but if they don’t have available dates, I’ll just pick another one. Go with zee flow. What’s meant to happen will happen!
- Go with your gut. I have contacted a few places and they never had the common courtesy to get back to me and let me know if I could come see it. They did however send me the rates. If the initial communication you have with a venue isn’t great, then that’ll really set the tone of how the rest of your communication will go! You’re paying a hell of an amount of money so make sure you’re getting service too. Oh and also read reviews online!
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So it’s only 30 days, THIRTY DAYS until I run zee London marathon 2015! Please say a little prayer for me!! The longest run to date has been 21 miles so that’s given me a bit of mental confidence to know that I will get through it. However I did lay on the actual Wimbledon ground after that as dog walkers walked around me! There was no stretch great enough to sooth the ache of 21 miles!!
I think the best thing I’ve done this year is join a running club as that really pushes you harder than you’d push yourself! i.e Hill training every Thursday night! I never want to see another hill again after 26 April. Wimbledon hills are the worst I’ve ever seen. One word – Himalayas!! I injured my left knee a few weeks ago so I’d like to take the opportunity to thank my left knee for making for a miraculous recovery as I thought I was a goner!! So tick tock tick tock, only 30 days to go! If you want to sponsor me, I’d be eternally grateful as I am running it for MS! You can donate on my Just Giving page!