Tuesday 9 December 2014

The Christmas Tag!

10 questions all about Christmas! Lets go! #christmastag

1. What is your favourite thing about Christmas? 

This is really difficult - I love the days off, the Christmas Dinner, and the trip to pick up the free range Turkey from the local farm including a yummy BBQ cooked bacon roll. But I have a feeling the Reindeer Run for the RNLI might just become my new favourite!

2. What is your favourite make-up look for the festive season?

Plenty of highlight, smokey eye and sparkly nails!

3. Real or Fake tree? 

A few years ago I'd have emphatically said real but having a bouncy young Newfie and one convalescing from orthopaedic surgery at the same time one year made me decide if a tree was going to be knocked over I'd rather it be a lighter fake one! I'm now a bit of a convert as I can pop it up and ignore it for the rest of the season - no watering and no needles stabbing into feet!

4. Giving or receiving presents?

Definitely giving - I love the challenge of finding the perfect present for someone!

5. Do you open your presents in the morning or evening?

Spread out a bit nowadays - a couple in the evening on Christmas Eve, maybe a couple in the morning and then spread out a bit - some while waiting for dinner to cook and some after.

6. Handmade or shop bought Christmas cards?

Do you even have to ask? Handmade every time! This year I'm making 50-60 each featuring my annual Newfie Christmas picture.

7. Favourite Christmas film?

Elf. I was late to the party with this film, only watching it for the first time about 4-5 years ago. I love it.

8. Favourite Christmas food?

I love Christmas dinner in general. Stuffing, sausage meat, turkey, cranberry, roast veg but if I had to commit to one thing it has to be the pigs in blankets.

9. Favourite Christmas gift?

Too hard to choose!

10. What tops your tree?

A sparkly multi coloured star!

Sunday 7 December 2014

November as seen from Instagram.

Here's some monthly highlights as seen on my instagram - you can follow me here - @katygodbeer to see what I'm getting up to next!

1. Post halloween 15km run complete with glittery nails - a throwback from the previous nights party!

2. A 9pm mercy dash to save a neighbours fish from a broken fish tank means I have some rather large new pets!

3. Filming new episodes of 'In the Studio' for docrafts - such fun times!

4. Giving blood at my local donation session - why not sign up too?

5. New 'kicks'. Never thought I'd wear out a pair of running shoes, but them's the facts!

6. Trying out some rather fabulous new boots at the Hotter event - blog post coming very soon!

7. My first ever running related fall and my first skinned knees since first school!

8. Festive photo shoot for do crafts Creativity magazine - Christmas jumpers and photo-booth fun!

9. My current favourite winter warmer - roasted veg including sweet potato and squash.

10. Mermaids purse found on the beach during my weekend walk.

11. You can tell it's winter when you start going out for a run like an extra from Kick-Ass!

12. I'm a geek of so very many types. Running geek vs comic-book geek. Take your pick!

13. Love it when a new issue of do crafts Creativity Magazine hits my desk! The December issue is just awesome!

14. Finally some sun on a weekend and a walk at one of my favourite local haunts with the dogs.

15. Finishing the month on a high with the RNLI Reindeer Run 5km race.

Friday 5 December 2014

RNLI Reindeer Run 2014

After the Bournemouth 10km race back in October I had a strange yearning to run more races. They say these things are addictive and it seems 'they' are right! I've got a few big races planned out for next year but the next event on my schedule was definitely a fun one!

On Sunday I ran the 2014 5km Reindeer Run in aid of the RNLI held at Moors Valley Country Park. I wasn't quite up to par, having been suffering from a bad cold for the past few weeks so I was glad to have entered the 5km rather than the 10km that preceded my distance. On arrival at the park each runner was allocated a fun t-shirt and a pair of antlers!

It was quite a sight seeing a whole army of runners each dressed the same and wearing bright red antlers!

After a warm up (still wearing those antlers) the whole field lined up and cheerily bounded away from the starting line for a chilly 3 and a bit miles through the forest! It was a wonderful event and I can highly recommend signing up for a race - especially a charity one to lift the spirits and also to keep your running on course through the winter season!