Ash found the longboard that he’s been wanting for ages for sale second hand. The best thing was that it came with good trucks and wheels as well and all together we would save over £100 than if we’d bought everything new.
So we decided to take a trip to pick it up. The person who we we’re buying it from lives just down the coast from brighton and so, very last minute, we decided to also have a trip to the beach!
We picked up the board and promptly skated down to the seaside. The weather was just stunning, it was so warm and nice it didn’t even feel like england.
I wore a pretty little summer dress with a giant hat that I had picked up from my trip to China last year! I think everyone needs a big silly hat, not only do they look awesome but they are great at keeping the sun off you. This hat has a pretty little ribbon around it which makes it so cute! It also has a piece of elastic to go round the chin in high winds (although I can’t say I’m ever going to use that…)
I also wore some parrot earrings which I had made myself from a bracelet that was too big. I took out some of the links and the charms which couldn’t fit on the new, now smaller, bracelet and made some matching accessories. I think they’re adorable 🙂
The beach itself was pebbly (I miss the norths sandy beaches!) and stretched on for miles! I couldn’t even see the end! We got changed into bathing costumes and wandered to the waters edge. The water, as usual for british waters, was freezing cold, but we soon got used to it we enjoyed it’s coolness compared to the beating heat of the sun.
I really love the bikini I wore. The top is a really pretty purple and I spent months trying to find the perfect bottoms to match (the ones that came with are too small for my rather big bum). I eventually found these gorgeous bottoms with flowers and sequins which look great! I think they’re so cute together.
Soon enough Ash couldn’t resist the pull of the new longboard and I sat near the path (i was feeling lazy in the sun) whilst he practiced some moves. He managed to do four steps of peter pan (a move where you cross your feet over on the board) which was a personal best for him. I played with my Poi for little bit but it was too windy and they kept getting tangled. The board itself is great! Turns well, feels nice and stable but the trucks are very squeaky so you can hear someone coming a mile off!
We finished the day just laying next to each other in the sun and enjoying each others company, before we decided that we should head home as we could feel our skin burning.
It was a very impromptu trip, but very relaxing. Just what I needed after a hectic few months! It feels like we haven’t stopped still since we started long boarding! Although I can’t complain because we’re always having fun!
Today, though, is full of chores before we’re allowed to go have fun (and do some more skating). I really must get on with some sewing as well!
‘Till next time!
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July 9, 2013 | Categories: Longboarding, What I Wore | Tags: bargain, bathing costumes, beach, beach photography, big floppy hat, big hat, big silly hat, bikini, bikini model, board dance, brighton, british waters, china, cold water, cute earrings, dance moves, diy, earrings, fashion, fashion blog, fashion photography, floppy hat, flower, flying spaghetti monster, freezing water, giant hat, halter neck bikini, Handmade, handmade earrings, handmade fashion, hat with ribbon, heat of the sun, heat wave, hot, impromptu, london fashion, longboard, Longboarding, lookbook, model, modelling, norths, parrot earrings, pebbles, penguin fashion, peter pan, pretty dress, pretty little ribbon, purple bikini, ribbon, sandles, sandy beaches, saved money, seaside, sequins, silly hat, spur of the moment, squeaky, strapless bikini, style, summer, summer bikini, summer clothing, summer dress, summer fashion, summer photography, summer style, sunbathing, sunburn, sunny, the penguin theory, trucks, uk beaches, warm weather | Leave a comment
Decided to bite the bullet and sign up with Bloglovin. Finally I can follow all those blogs that aren’t on wordpress as well! 🙂
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March 25, 2013 | Categories: Shop News | Tags: blog, bloglovin, britain, british craft, competition, etsy, fashion, giveaway, Handmade, lifestyle, local business, london, london fashion, modelling, penguin, sew, Sewing, small business, style, summer, the penguin theory, thepenguintheory, tote bag, win, winner, wordpress | Leave a comment
After a bit of a hiatus on the Alphabet Dating front we have finally gone on Date D!
Ash had been talking about it for ages but we never seemed to find the right time to go. All I knew was that it was in Cockfosters and it was a meal.
As it was a meal I wanted to dress up, even though I had no Idea how posh this place actually was. I had bought this new lace top recently and decided I wanted to wear it. I thought it went well with this pretty, but plain, purple top underneath. The skirt is one of my favourite wardrobe items and had exactly the same shade of purple as my top and so I decided to mix patterns and go for a lace and tribal look! It’s a shame my hair is so unruly at the moment (it’s in a dire need of styling) as I think the mix actually turned out better than I actually expected! I decided to team it with my usual black tights and pixie boots.
The place he took me to was a Greek restaurant called Deserie. It was extremely busy (always a good sign) and we were given a table provided we were out in an hour as they already had it booked.
It was a lot more expensive than we were expecting, but then we’re used to Wetherspoon prices and are both quite stingy at times. I really fancied calamari but decided the price was a little too much for our budget and so settled for chicken skewers whilst Ash had the pork. The skewers came with a salad and a choice of chips or rice and were delicious! My chicken was tender and succulent, ash wasn’t so lucky as the pork was a little tough but still tasty. My rice was soft and lemony and left my mouth watering for more!
For pudding I was extremely tempted by a chocolate fudge cake, but decided that I should go for one of the Greek choices as I can get a fudge cake at my work.
Before our dessert we were given some tasty jelly things on sticks and some pineapples with grapes. Delicious!
I eventually decided on Gelatoboureko, or at least that’s what I ordered. I think I was actually given a Baklava after looking on Google as it was a sweet pastry rather than a custard pudding. What ever it was it was delicious, Ash said they tasted a lot like the South African treat koeksisters. He ordered Shamali and Icecream which was a semolina based pudding and also delicious although we both preferred my dish.
The whole night was very enjoyable. We talked nonstop and we’re constantly laughing, one of the reasons why I love being with him, we just always seem to be having fun and very rarely argue. The staff at the restaurant were very friendly, the food did take quite a while to come out but it was extremely busy (and a huge birthday party table ordered just before us) so they can be forgiven. The food itself was delicious, pricey but delicious.
I think we would definitely go again, although maybe when money isn’t so tight.
Overall Date D = Success!
Now I need to think of a something to do for Date E! Anyone got any ideas?
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March 11, 2013 | Categories: Alphabet Dating, Behind The Penguin Theory | Tags: alphabet, alphabet date, alphabet dating, barnet, black tights, Boyfriend, busy restaurant, calamari, chicken, chicken skewers, chips, chocolate fudge cake, cockfosters, custard, D date, date, date d, date E, date night, dating, Deserie, dress up, expensive, fashion, food, fun to be with, girlfriend, good conversation, Greek, Greek food, greek restaurant, haircut, having fun, ice cream, in need of a haircut, koeksisters, lace, lace top, laughing, layering, london, london fashion, lookbook, Love, meal, meze, mixing patterns, north london, outfit, pineapples, pork, pudding, relationship, restaurant, restaurant review, restaurants, review, rice, romance, romantic, romantic meal, seafood, skewers, style, sweet pastry, tasty food, tribal, tribal skirt, wetherspoon | Leave a comment