Sunday, August 22, 2010

yoga classes are fuuuunnnn

so today i did something not quite the norm of kids my age, i took a yoga class. my godmother is a former dancer. whilst still dancing, she began taking yoga classes to help her warm up for performances. then, when she stopped taking dance classes, she just took more yoga classes. lo and behold, now she's a yoga instructor! don't get me wrong, i first took yoga classes in school when i was like, 10. too young to get it, and it is an acquired taste, but it was really fun! sure it made it much cooler that my teacher was my godmother who i don't see a whole lot but it made me feel great! it was also fun having lunch with her afterwords because so many people in the town came over and said how much they loved her classes! when we first got down there i got really intimidated by all of her regulars who were getting their blocks and blankets and ties (most of which i still have no idea what it's for...) and some looking at me like i was some weird alien organism when she needed the bathroom and i had to sign people in, but then a very nice pregnant woman and her elderly mother came in, and i figured i'd be fine. even if someone carrying a child was far better than i... she was. and yes whist chanting aum three times, i was reminded of the yoga club i took in 4th grade when everyone burst out laughing when the teacher suggested we do this. i have also since fallen in love with hare krishna music, for which all my friends think is really weird, not like thats new! i was also amazed that by the end of the class i actually knew what some of the poses were called like downward facing dog and child's pose, and didn't have to blindly copy the people in front and next to me -who i think i was making feel self-conscious...sorry- and all that's good! so basically, yoga's fun. it's also fun to do something just for the sake of doing it. not because you're good at it, or you have to, but purely because it makes you feel happy or makes you laugh, or for no reason at all, do it just for the hell of it. i would recommend yoga. but if it's not for you, as my godmother says "It's a yoga class for God's sake!"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

sun sun sun

it's summer so the sun is shinning and sunscreen is needed! any will work.
i am telling you from experience as i spent a fair amount of time on the beach today and i did get fairly burnt in one or two places.
yes i'm being a hypocrite...
however it means i can also offer an insight into good aftersuns, I find nivea moisturizing after sun lotion with aloe vera works wonders.
weather it actually does any good for your sunburn, who knows. but the aloe will be good for your skin even if it does nothing to your burn.
sticking the bottle in the fridge also makes it very soothing.
you can find out more about nivea on their website.
have fun in the sun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


so here in the Gisland it's perfect Snapper (baby salmon) season so we went out, bought some stinking bait, broke out the old bamboo poles and hey presto!


and some corn

that's pretty much it, ciao

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just your average 4 th of July

so we were headed to New York for part 1 of our summer adventure and guess who was in the airport lounge?

mr Dev Patel was headed to Japan i assume to promote his new movie and it was my leetle seester who spotted him first and she wasn't sure who he was at first (having not seen slumdog millionaire or watched skins) but her suspicions were confirmed when two other little ladies went up and asked him to take a picture with them so....
we figured they paved the way for us

and then who would be on our plane but, drum roll please, Matthew Morrisson from Glee!! after making small talk as he was sitting practically in the seat next to us we finally thought it was ok enough to ask for a picture

so, naturally, we did! now my sister and I have renamed fedora's "Matthew Morrisson Hat's" we're working on making it official, i dont think it'll catch on though...
so it was a pretty good 4th of July, and we just about made it to see the end of the fireworks!