I've been pretty ill with migraines and stuff so haven't finished my Belarus posting OR any running updates (have done what I can though)...
The video from the TV show Zhdi Menya was broadcast in Belarus last night. You can see it, with the original video message we sent when they filmed us in the UK...watch it to see me meet my family, pull a few silly faces, do some cooking and visit my Grandma's house:
Happy Fathers' Day for tomorrow, Dad x
Just a quick one from me - BurdaStyle are launching webinars and the first one in their series is an introduction to sewing. If you've ever thought about sewing or have a machine that's gathering dust, this one's for you!
Go here to register, free!
This is super cute and will match our living room (or garden if we can get it in something waterproof).
Get it here over at The 36th Avenue, shove it in a frame and you're all set!
Yesterday I bought a new pair of shoes - normally this isn't big news but they're running shoes! I went to get my gait measured at Runners World in Chertsey on Sunday and after the analysis (which was really insightful), I was recommended these beauties.
Aren't they pretty? They're the Asics Gel Kayano 19's...and retail at £140. OUCH. I went home to look up reviews (which all raved about the shoe) and alternative trainers as that was definitely out of my budget but nothing seemed to cut the mustard.
I can't justify paying that much for clothes or shoes especially after my Preloving second-hand project, so I looked on eBay for any indie sports shops selling them new but cheaper. Then I did a Google Shopping search which told me amazon.co.uk were selling them for £103-£110. Nice find!
I did some more searching and found Millet Sports had them on sale at £103.99 (26% off) with free delivery (even though they're a new line), so I did some googling for a discount code where I found a working one for 10% off, bringing my total now to £93.59. My final move was to check on Quidco for any cashback offers - there was one for 7% (£7.28). Just goes to show what a bit of search engine hunting and time (if you have 15 minutes to spare!) can get you - more than £50 in savings on exactly the same product!
A total £86.31, saving £53.69. And I can't wait until they arrive!
Also, I found SportPursuit yesterday - it's a moneysaving/deals website like LivingSocial/Groupon/you know the rest specifically for sports with different deals everyday - my brother who is training for a triathlon bought some things from it recently too. Check it out!
In between my Belarus blogging it's time to get back to talking about clothes (whoop).
Just got this email - take note customisers!
DIY FASHION LOUNGE AT OXFORD CIRCUS
Studding, fringing or embellishment? Join DIY fashion blogger Elle frost in our Oxford Circus store to create your unique festival style.
Spend £25 or more in-store on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th to customise your garment for free. Just show a valid receipt!
DIY fashion lounge, 4th floor, Oxford Circus
Thursday 16th May - Friday 17th May: 12pm – 8pm