Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wednesdays OOTD

I checked the weather last night and it informed me that it was going to rain and rain today so I styled my outfit on weather conditions. I really wish I hadn't as it was pretty hot today. There was a slight bit of rain at 7am this morning but the rest of the day, well as far as I am aware, was blissfully sunny. 

Today I wore my baggy Primark jeans, which are supposed to be skinny jeans so they are meant to be tight but they are far from that, with my spotty top. Don't think my shoes quite go, but I put them on in a rush this morning as I got sucked into read blogs on Bloglovin when I should have been getting ready to leave. Also my crimped hair plan did not happen as I ran out of time to do this do and went with a platt instead. 

Top - Dorothy Perkins 
Jean - Primark 
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins 
Bag - market in Lanzarote. I only bought this 2 weeks ago and it is already falling to pieces. 

Also this child photo bombed my picture get out of my OOTD little girl. 

What do you think of my OOTD today?

Horse Riding!

My friend from work likes to go horse riding and she competes in competitions. She asked if I wanted to come along to a lesson, of course I wanted to so we set a date and I waited 3 weeks and yesterday was finally the day. I took the train to her house and she the drove us to the stables. I lent her jodhpurs and gloves as its best to look the part and be comfortable. I was told to bring boots with a heel on as your feet sit better in the stirrups then. Well that's why I think I was told to wear those boots. 

I wore these boots from Primark. They are comfortable and I didn't mind getting a bit of horse poo on them. 

So having driven to the horse stables I paid my money, tried on a few hats and waited for the horse I was going to ride as it was in a lesson beforehand. 

I had to have the biggest hat as I have a massive head. Once I had my hat fitted we wandered around the stables looking at all the horses. 

This horse was the girlfriend of the horse that I rode. She follows him everywhere. 

Cute little Shetland Ponies. They look too delicate to ride but maybe they are only ridden by children. 

I can't remember this horses name but it was well behaved and posed nicely for a photo. 

This one looked like it had no teeth. 

This was the lesson before ours. I didn't take any pictures on the horse as I had to hold on tight as I didn't want to fall off. The instructor was excellent and there were different abilities in the class and the nicest thing was I was able to ride at the same time as my friend who is an experienced rider. In the school (this seemed to be the name they referred to when we were riding around) there are different letters stuck to the wall and you are asked to change direction or trot at different letters like from A to M. 

This is wonky donkey. I didn't touch him as the sign warned he bites as you can see from his door, but I felt like he deserved a photo. 

Time to ride the horse, I had steps brought to me to get on this horse. 

This is me riding around, at this point we were trotting. I was quite happy walking around but the instructor was great and told me how to get the horse moving and what to do. Although I don't think I mastered the kick in the side as it kept stopping. When trotting you are supposed to move up and down with your legs but i was using the upper half of my body which lead to this. 

Riding without holding on. When the instructor told me to do this I thought he was joking. It was pretty scary but I got the horse trotting along and I didn't land with a thump. It was hard work, but lots of fun.

Me standing with Ernie after the lesson. 

Before getting off the horse the instructor made us do, what he called "around the world" where you take your feet out of the stirrups and to a full circle whilst sat on the back of the horse. I think the children in the lesson were better at this than me as I was starting to melt by this stage, but I managed it. After that we got off the horse and handed it back to the instructor. 

Handing the horse back ready for the next lesson. 

We went back to my friends house for lunch and to see the kitten. Isn't it so cute. 

It wondered where the noise was coming from when I was taking the pictures which resulted in this cute photo. 

Me waiting for the train not realising that I had just got really bad sunburn but it was worth it as I had an amazing time. 

I definitely want to go again and it was well worth the £18. Although I think I'd like to go to an earlier lesson as it was super hot outside at mid day in the sun when I rode. 

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tuesdays OOTD

Today's OOTD was styled on a balance of what was going on with the weather and my very sore sunburn. It felt cooler this morning so I decided to put my jeans on with my white top as it is loose on the straps. I had my shawl on as the room I work in has air conditioning so I need something to keep my warm. I bought these jeans from Primark and as I have worn them they have stretched around the knees and they don't look as good. 

Top - not sure where this came from but I like wearing it in the summer
Scarf - gift from my boyfriend's late aunt 
Jeans - Primark 
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins

 I also styled my hair like Megan did on her date night collaboration post

My hair is quite wispy and I got Aloe Vera cream on it from applying it to my back why is another reason for it being messy. 

I'm a roller blade generation

This was what came up in conversation with another roller skater last night at the Roller Disco Vauxhaul. This was after she nearly fell over and ran into the rails where I was stood. I thought I am going to use that as a blog title when I get home. The girl that said this had already fallen over and cut her knee but she seemed to be having a great time. This was the card we were given to get into the building. At the entrance everyone's bag is searched and you are then allowed into the building.

The reason why I went to the roller disco was for my friend's hen party. It was a surprise for her that we went there. There were plenty of hen parties at the venue last night as well as lots of other people in fancy dress. It was a great night. My friends hen party was flower power - I didn't have any thing that resembled the flower power era but I found a flowery dress. 

We booked a week in advance online. The ticket cost £14 and we just had to bring our booking reference to the queue when we got there. There was a cloakroom to leave your belongings but it was £1.50 per item. One of our friends didn't skate so she looked after our bags and we took it in turns to sit with her. Skating around and around in circles gets tiring after a while. 

We arrived around 8:30pm and the place was starting to fill up. We managed to get a seat and swapped out outside shoes for a pair of white skates. I brought some spare socks with me as there is nothing worse than putting your feet into shared shoes without any socks. The venue did sell socks for £1 per pair. There were instructors on the dance floor telling you how to skate if you didn't know. I thought this was great as there was one boy who really wanted to give up but I pointed at the bloke in the red top and he came over and gave him a lesson, I'm not sure if he skated around after that but he was talking him through it. 

There were plenty of people holding on like this guy as they went around as hitting the floor was quite painful as I found out myself. The further into the room you went the faster they went. The more confident skaters would weave in and out of you which was quite scary but they didn't touch you. 

One reassurance was that there was an ambulance man on hand if you injured yourself he would patch you up. If you fell down on the dance floor the instructors had whistles they would blow on until you were up and they helped you up too. The dance floor you can see above had a DJ  playing 90s music Mysterious Girl came on and it filled the floor. The dance floor you can see below played dance music with a fast beat meaning you skated faster. Not too sure what the big white balloons in the roof were for. 

As you are skating around and around in circles you can get a bit dizzy. The DJ slows down the music and tells you to change direction. It's good to sit down for a bit as its sweaty and exhausting so don't go with a warm costume. 

There is a bar where you can buy drinks from but you are not allowed to skate and drink on the dance floor. You can skate and drink in the seating and bar areas. 

There was also a professional photographer taking snaps as you skated around. He also sold you pictures for £2 and printed them out. The photos from that night are on the Roller Disco website found here. 

All in all I had the best night here. It was great fun and I only fell over once.