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Yesterday was a strange day. I woke up and my girlfriend was unwell, chesty cough and feeling weak. I arrived at work and all around people were the same. Once there is a change in weather people suffer. The weather in London isn't extreme it's just consistently boring and grim,; we should feel slightly lucky especially after what has happened in America. Our thoughts go out to all in Oklahoma and to our friends in London too.
Last night ended with my brothers and I going to see ASAP Rocky, if you don't know him he is an American rapper and there is a brief video of him performing below. The concert had a good vibe considering that half the crowd looked like they had just finished their GCSE exams. I'm starting to realise that I'm getting old and maybe I should stick to listening to CDs and Cassettes on my Walkman.
ASAP Rocky showed great appreciation to the crowd throughout the concert and reiterated a good point, in that he wasn't there to perform, he was there to party. The kid in me was happy he said that- as it meant he was there to have a good time which should lead to the fans (me) to have a good time too. On the other hand, some people can misconstrue this to mean he wasn't doing his job of performing and was just looking out for himself. At one stage this seemed true when he called out eight "hot girls with big booties" to come to the stage. However, the laughter and fun continued when after two minutes of the girls dancing he told them to get off as they were rubbish, much to the amusement of the majority of the crowd.
One quick question: why are Londoners and fans at concerts in London so quick to criticise and Boo? This is a real negative point and is quite embarrassing for me. These acts come to perform (or Party) with us from all across the world and just because you are impatient or not satisfied after two minutes you Boo. Imagine someone did that to you whilst you were working. Not cool- so don't do it. I love London but some of the Londoners are really awful and are simply morons.
A strange day ended yesterday and once again my thoughts go out to all my friends. Enjoy life with your friends and family. Forget any grudges, make the extra effort because you never know how long you have with each other.
Absolutely no excuses, I know it was my birthday and I should have said something but nothing came to mind. This blog post is a summary of the last two weeks and a lot has happened, but nothing really interesting, that is just my life.
Soo... I will not bore you with too many details but in the last two weeks I have felt like a tourist in London. One of the greatest cities in the world to wonder round and you can see most of it just by walking around. It was this interview with Eric Bana of all people who made me realise how cool London is and if we had more sun it would definitely be up there as one of the greatest cities in the world.
Over the last 10 days I have I spent three days at the top of the Heron Tower on Liverpool Street at Sushi Samba (drinks only) and Duck & Waffle for dinner. I was also spoilt by my girlfriend to a trip at the ME Hotel on Aldwych. Great views and with moments of some sunshine it was a lovely time to go sightseeing. All in all, I walked from St Pauls down tom the Southbank, towards Liverpool Street and through to Shoreditch and Brick Lane. A lot of mileage but a lot to do.
A Pub Crawl had started the bank holiday fun and onto last weekend ended with another crawl of sorts too. London has a lot to offer so anyone reading this from abroad do check it all out; also Londoners who live here, there is so much more to see, football season is over so a greta chance to see it all. A case in point for me was the Monument in Monument. £3 to walk many many steps and great views of London and the city. My only annoying point from this trip was that some tourists are rude and have no manners. My friend and I let numerous people pass us on the narrow staircase and we didn't receive one thank you; I wasn't looking for some gratitude but it would be nice.
As the weather is getting better, now is a great time to explore the city, beer gardens and just have more fun. Enjoy the summer and speak to you soon.
Insanity is finally over. The last week when I was supposed to be really insane didn't really materialise. I did three days out of six and I had many excuses.
As you can see from the picture on the right this is how it all started. So 10 weeks ago I decided to change my life, I decided I wasn't happy, I decided to go INSANE with INSANITY. My nose is still huge no change there.
The Insanity workout is all about cardio conditioning and making your body go through hard work and sweat to get the chiselled and defined look of a super model. That was the hope and the plan. Four weeks of intense workouts followed by a 'recovery week' then four more weeks of intense s$%t. The warm up gets you sweating, the stretches try to get you ready and loose for the real test. All in all it is an hour of heavy breathing and counting down until it is over.
My overall feeling is that Insanity is really good, but you need to eat properly, follow the plan daily and don't take any shortcuts. You learn that you can push your body but also to know your limits. Technique is all important. Alcohol consumption needs to be reduced but in spite of all that- look at the results. I think you can see I have done very well. I DID IT! thanks Shaun T.