Last Week #43


Well what a fun week last week was, Monday was spent at Bradford City seen as it was a bank holiday and no surprise that after being relegated they started playing some good football. Tuesday it was back to work for me but Liam had the day off so the guy could come fit our Sky, we also had someone come around and quote for our garden doing which I can't wait to get started on so we can get sat out and have BBQ's when the warmer weather returns. The rest of the weekday's were pretty relaxed with me just sorting the blog out and relaxing, that was until Friday when we spent the evening with my sister and Nephew. Saturday was spent sorting blog bits out and Sunday was spent shopping once again. So here is what I had...

Been Watching : Thanks to now having Sky I have watched far too much football, Keeping up with the Kardashians and the Simpsons. I also seem to have become hooked on the Sidemen on YouTube as I have watched so many of their video's and KSI's over the past week.

Been reading : I really need to start putting a bit of time to one side to read as I really do want to get through this Hope Solo book.

Been listening to : I can't stop listening to Taylor Swift's new song Me, I have also listened to a lot of Camila Cabello. 

Bought : I got a few Stitch items from Primark and a few presents for the family.

Plans for this week : It is going to be a pretty relaxed family orientated week as Wednesday is my mum's birthday so I have a half day for that, Thursday I am back at the hospital for my results following the op so I can't wait to finally get some answers. Then Friday is my nanna's birthday which means heading down to see her. Saturday is Bradford's final home game and Liam is working before so I think that will mean cleaning and blogging before heading off to the game. Sunday the family is heading off on a scarecrow trail, the last time we went on one I was on crutches so I am looking forward to enjoying it this time. I am also hoping to get started on my new morning routine this week along with getting some blog pics taken.

So there you have it that was my week. What have you guys been up to?

See you soon
Lucy

Nike Footlocker Sneaker Wish List

I have always had a love for sneakers. In fact I could happily go to Footlocker every week and buy a new pair but unfortunately money doesn't allow it and neither does Liam who I think is sick of seeing so many laying around the house already. In fact I believe poor Liam only has one pair of shoes on the shoe rack and the rest are all mine, its becoming a bit of an addiction. The best place for me at the moment is Footlocker as they always have some decent offers on and they always seem to have the best shoes and most variety. Online is lethal too with any exclusives I could happily spend a fortune. But here are the ones I am really looking to pick up... 
Nike have always been my go to brand and as soon as I laid eyes on these Air Max 270's I knew I was going to be after a pair. I will probably need to wait for them to come down in price a little bit as £114.99 is definitely a little pricy. The pair I really want to cop is the white-habanero & red-game royal pair, if I could get them in time for supporting the USWNT in the world cup then even better. I just love how the colours work so well together.

The Air Max 97's have been on my list for a while but I love the Black-laser & Fuchsia-thunder grey colour way as it is different but works so well together. My only issue with this shoe is that it is £154.99 which seems far too much for a pair of shoes that are inevitably going to get scuffed. They are just a really nice sneaker though so hopefully they will be added to the collection soon.

Now I have really surprised myself with these as I didn't think I would like them but the silhouette has really grown on me and I think these would be really good for the summer. Especially with the white-oriental & poppy-skylight pure colour way. They are a lot more reasonably priced too at £79.99 which means they could be a cop a lot sooner than expected. One of the best features of this sneaker in my opinion is the mesh on the sides that just add a little extra to it. Teamed up with the right shorts and t-shirt for summer these could really finish off an outfit.


I have loved Air Force 1's for so long and have owned a couple of pairs in the past. However, as soon as I save these I told my mum I will be copping a pair. At just £79.99 again they are pretty reasonably priced but are such a comfy shoe, I have never had any issues with the pairs I have owned. I also love the grey-red-blue colourway as it works so well together. 


Now these Vapormax's are definitely a bit of a marmite sneaker, you either love it or hate it. I definitely love it as it just looks so different and I have heard they are very comfortable. My only issues is I really don't know which colourway to go for as there are so many out there. At roughly £169.99 a pair though I think I have quite a while to make my mind up. Although they will definitely be added to the collection as I want to see how comfortable they are for myself and see how many ways I can style them.

So there you have it those are the pairs I am really wanting to cop as soon as possible. Now I just need to win the lottery so I can afford them. Have you got any of these sneakers? Let me know what you think to them.

Now the weather is getting a lot better I am hoping to get a lot more on feet reviews up for you along with how I style the sneakers I have. Is there any other sneaker content you would like to see?

See you soon
Lucy

Bradford Relegted... What A Surprise



Was it really any surprise to any Bradford supporter or anyone who has seen them play this season that they were relegated? Definitely not. All my hopes of survival had disappeared in January and on Good Friday the inevitable was announced, we were playing in League 2 next season. 


It is no surprise at all to me after the past few years, since that play-off final things have gone down hill the departure of managers, the hiring of the youth coach as no one else wanting the job, the main cause of this... an absolute clown of a chairman. Lets not forget Edin Rahic knew football according to himself, if he didn't who knows where we would be now. The man was clueless, why not let a manager manage? Oh that is right because Edin knows football not those who have played and managed for many years. 


Players have come and gone, with a lot of speculation been on Edin being the cause of the departures. Today there is only 2 players who have remained at the club since that playoff final defeat, Knight-Percival and Devine, we were lucky enough to get a 3rd back as Billy Clarke returned from Charlton once Edin had departed. 
Those that have come in have had the names but haven't lived up to expectations with many been dropped on more than one occasion and these leading to lengthy absences. Many of these players that have come in on loan, how can you build a team around players who could easily be called back and not be back the next season? You are constantly chasing your tail with those coming and going and constantly having to look at players to replace them. 

One of the main reasons I think many fans believed we were destined for league 2 next season is the fact the team never looked connected, they never looked like a good fit, when on paper they should have been one of the best in the league. There was far too much inconsistency and the fact the manager kept changing no one really had a solid place in the team due to the managers preferences, which meant some players who deserved to get game time weren't getting it and others were wasting their chances. We brought in Josh Wright and Joe Riley and where did they end up for 3/4 of the season? Not even on the bench. Now I wasn't Wright's biggest fan to start with as he didn't play how he should have been doing but since Bowyer has brought him back he seems like he is actually putting effort in, a lot more than most players.


Honestly I would get rid of most players and only try keep hold of a handful who actually want to play. We are a club with a history that this team is not playing for, they should be out there giving their all for the shirt on their back but they don't care they are just there to get paid, where as in the past we have had players live Stephen Derby, Gary Jones and many more who knows what this club means to the fans and give their all back. This season chants of 'You're not fit to wear the shirt' have been going around and too right have joined in, I have seen more passion in amateur games than this team provide. Defending has been woeful throughout and most games out midfielders have just disappeared. As for our strikers they seem to bottle it in front of goal and don't even want to take a shot on goal. 


I have seen many people saying Bowyer should just play the kids for the rest of the season but no I don't think he should, the team should be kept the same and these so called players should have to face up to what a season they have had, so they don't like the boo's they get... well you should have shown up during the season and put in a performance then. 




You can't knock the fans though it was announced after the deadline for the cheap season tickets that over 13.000 tickets had been sold (we aren't sure the season ticket to flexi-card ratio) but for a team being relegated that is brilliant. Granted Monday the stadium looked empty but you never know how many were on holiday and how many just didn't want to waste a lovely day watching such poor football. But that is what annoyed me the first half of Monday's game is possible one of the best performances I have seen us put in all season, once they were relegated. But then again are they just playing better to get noticed in the transfer window? Because after this season I wouldn't touch half of them with a barge pole, get rid and sorry to any team that takes them.


All I know from this is surely things can only get better Rupp and Rhodes seem to be working on things in the background, we have Bowyer at the helm and we have all seen what he managed to do with Blackpool, let's just hope he can do that with us now too. The club will always have the fan base behind them as a lot have stuck through thick and thin through it's history now let's just get a team with the same passion and work our way to getting back into league one. I will be back next season will you?


See you soon
Lucy. 

Primark Haul : Spring Refresh

I have noticed lately that even though those scales aren't going down the inches are starting to drop off me which means my clothes are starting to look far too over sized. I can't do with clothes that you can tell aren't meant to be oversized looking like they are hung off me so it was time to add a few new items from Primark to the wardrobe for the spring season that will actually fit me correctly. 


I got a black denim jacket for Christmas and I am absolutely loving it, so I thought it was time to add in a lighter one ready for the warmer weather. This will look great thrown over a t-shirt or even layered over a hoodie in the colder weather. It is really nice fitting too and I can't wait to get wearing it. I am so happy I managed to get this in an XL rather than a 2XL.


My jeans are starting to get baggier too but also all the ones I own are ankle grazers, or at least they are mean to be. So for the spring season I have picked up a new pair of black skinny jeans that are ripped. I am loving wearing ripped jeans as they just add a little more to a look than them just being plain. Primark are doing some really nice ones at the moment too.


For work I have picked up some high waisted skinny jeans in grey. I only have black jeans that fit at the moment and don't fancy wearing those everyday. These won't just be used for work though they will also be worn on weekends because nothing is ever kept specifically for work. I love these as there are no rips in them and no frays along the ends. 


Whilst in Primark I had to pick up another plain black t-shirt, for just £1.80 you can't go wrong with these. They have plenty of colour options too so I will definitely be going back for more. In the past I have seen people saying they don't last very long but to be honest I have never had any issues in the past and they can last me a long time. Plus once I am done with them they go to my grandad as he says they are best for waxing and polishing the furniture he builds.


Finally this one isn't for me but I had to put it on here as look how cute it is. I got this for my nephew as I am a massive Stitch fan and I am hoping I can turn him into one too. It will be perfect for him in the summer months. I can't go into Primark lately without picking up items for him too it's just so cheap and looks so good.

I had to limit myself with what I bought as it was coming up to payday so my bank account wasn't looking too good but now I have been paid I think another trip is in order as the men's section have so many good tops in at the moment plus I could do with getting more jeans. I just don't want to go too overboard with me losing weight. I can't wait to get more fashion content up on here in the next few weeks, now I am determined to go out and shoot outfit pics, I just need to convince Liam to come take them for me.

See you soon
Lucy.

Last Week #42


Well the start of the week was yet another boring one, just working, but at least I saw family on Tuesday night. Thursday is where things started to get interesting the staples were removed and I can finally move around a lot more. Friday was a bank holiday so with the day off work it was well spent. Instead of the football we went to the rugby fro the Halifax vs Bradford game and it didn't disappoint the Bulls came out on top which was even better seen as I now seem to be the only Bulls fan in the family. It was also Noah's first rugby game at just 4 week old so that made it even better. I then ended up staying at my sisters longer and having tea there for a change. There was no football for us, Bradford played on Friday and were unsurprising relegated (but more on that another day) so I ended up at my sisters again as Liam was working, once he had done it was a trip to the White Rose to try find some shorts now the weather is nicer but I came away empty handed. Sunday was just far too warm for us both, so we ended up doing a quick tidy of the house then just relaxing, which for me meant gaming and blogging whilst watching YouTube. All in all it has been a pretty good week. Here is what I had....

Been Watching : It had been a YouTube filled week when I have had the time but other than that all I watched was football or Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Been reading : Once again I haven't even picked up my book.

Been listening to : Shawn Mendes had been on repeat again but this time with a bit of Bruce Springsteen and Oasis thrown into the mix.

Bought : I had been pretty good again and only picked up a few presents for the nephew.

Plans for this week : I definitely want to get more blog stuff done, such as getting out and taking outfit posts. We also have a guy coming to quote for the garden doing so fingers crossed we can get started on that. 

So there you have it that was my week. What have you guys been up to?

See you soon
Lucy

BBC Women's Footballer Of The Year 2019


This morning the BBC women's footballer of the year 2019 shortlist was announced, and wow it makes a nice change to see a couple of different faces, the only 2 remaining from last years shortlist are Harder and Kerr, which they rightfully should retain their place. Gone are the days of only seeing the same names such as Carli Lloyd and Marta, now you get more variety. You see players who normally get overshadowed and those who are really helping women's football become the sport it is becoming today. So here are this years nominees:

Pernille Harder - At just 26 years old she has been capped for Denmark 110 times, and is a regular at Wolfsburg. She is a natural forward and definitely loves to score. In my eyes she is one of the main reasons why Wolfsburg actually do so well. 

Ada Hegerberg - The 23 year old Lyon forward is the first ever female Ballon d'Or winner and rightfully so. At just 23 years old she is firing goals in for the fun of it and has helped Lyon to countless victories. I am just gutted we are unlikely to see her at the world cup this year. You can check out more about Ada here.   

Lindsey Horan - Now this is the one I am most surprised to see but I am so glad she is finally getting the recognition she deserves. Last season Horan was named the NWSL MVP and rightfully so not just a play maker but also a goal scorer. Lindsey gives 100% every game and really helps out the Thorns and the USWNT (when they give her the game time to prove herself). Lindsey could be key in the USWNT future with the likes of Carli Lloyd starting to look like she is coming up to retirement from the international game. Horan is definitely one to keep an eye out for in the future as at just 24 as long as she stays injury free I can see her becoming one of the household names in the sport. But please Lindsey come play over in England for a bit so I can actually see you play.

Sam Kerr - This is the second year running Sam has been on this list and I am super glad. If you put Sam in front of goal and it is more than likely that ball is heading straight to the back of the net. At just 25 she is already the NWSL & W League top scorer which when you think of other players in the leagues is a huge achievement at such a young age, especially beating the likes of Alex Morgan. Sam has been made captain of the Australian team and honestly I can't wait to see her in this years world cup as I think she could be a huge threat to those she comes up against.

Saki Kumagai - The 28 year old Lyon defender is also nominated this year and I honestly think it was inevitable that a Lyon defender was going to make this list. Their defence is absolutely solid and it is rare you see a goal go in against them. Kumagai captained Japan in the Asia Cup in 2018 and honestly I can't wait to see her if she is called up for the world cup, she is definitely going to make it difficult when England face them.

So there you have it those are this years nominees I had a tough time on placing my vote but there was only one winner in the end. It is about time Lindsey got the recognition she deserves and is stopped being overshadowed by the bigger names in the team when to be completely honest she is playing better than 1/2 the USWNT these days.
You can head on over to the BBC Sport site to place your vote or click here, mine is already placed. 

See you soon,
Lucy

March 2019 Pick Ups

I honestly did intend on getting this up earlier in April, but then life got in the way and I had bags of items just sat around waiting to be photographed, but finally half way through April here are the items I picked up in March...


I only went into the City shop intending to pick up a kit for the nephew (which I did, I just forgot to get a pic before giving him it) but came out with this mini kit to hang in my car. I already have a City sticker & air freshener so why not at this to it for just £3. I have gone a bit City mad.


This action camera is possibly my favourite purchase as it is actually for the blog. When I do any sneaker or football boot reviews this will be used to show off the shoe. I will also be using it for possible training videos over on my instagram. I can't wait to get using this to make my content better. At just £19.99 it is the perfect starter.


We only went to the Disney store to get Liam's mum her mothers day present yet I came out with this Dash soft toy for under £5. I was obsessed with Dash after watching the first Incredibles, in fact I used to wish I had his pace whilst I was charging around the football pitch (would have come in handy) plus I already had Jack-Jack so why not add Dash to the Disney soft toy collection.


As some of you may know I am absolutely obsessed with Stitch so when I saw this bubble blower for £14 in the Disney store I wasn't leaving without this. To be honest this is only 50% for me I have also got it to keep at ours for the nephew but I don't know who is going to love it more me or him. This is going to be perfect for any BBQ's we might have. 


Carrying on with the Stitch theme the family has also been keeping well stocked. The Primark Stitch range is killing it right now so they got me a new water bottle, some novelty straws and this jug and tumbler set. The jug and tumblers are also going to be perfect for when we are out in the garden.


My nanna also picked up these star wars mugs for us and I love them, although they are absolutely huge. Did we need new mugs? Definitely not, but I am so glad we did. 


I also finally found a Philadelphia Eagles hat and it is about time. Liam has the Patriots version of this and I was so jealous as it is super soft and cosy. So as soon as I saw this I picked it up. It also means I finally have some Eagles merchandise. 


The Eagles hat was on a 2 for £35 offer, so to make the most of it I treated my self to a Calgary Flames t-shirt. I can't quite afford a hockey jersey yet (they are far too expensive) and the flames are my team. I had wanted some flames merchandise for a while but it is so hard to find at a reasonable price here, no way was I passing on this t-shirt.

So there you have it, those are my pick ups for the month of March.

See you soon
Lucy

A Waste Of Space


 When we moved in I don't think we realised just how much space we had between the living room and the stair case. Although it has worked out pretty perfect for me as it is the perfect space for my sneakers. We got this set up pretty quickly when we moved just as a quick fix so I could have access to my shoes, which is why we ended up getting this extendable shoe rack (which is actually full when all the shoes are put where they belong).


As you can see though this space has slowly just become a dumping ground as there is so much wasted space, the hoover doesn't belong there but has ended up there, same with the Ikea bag and hoodie. Behind the hoodie along the back wall is also a load more sneakers that are still in boxes as I don't want them just sat around. Seeing this in it's current state really got me thinking about what I want to do with this space and I finally had an idea, that I just need to discuss with Liam now. In regards to the decorating, that is going to have to wait until we do the complete hallway but for now we could add the products we want and get using this space more efficiently. 

First off that coat hook will be getting moved to the right so that the coats don't hang over any other items, just to make it a little tidier. The hoover will also be moved to where it belongs. 


Now for the fun part. I would love to have all my sneakers moved to the back wall as there is more space this way. But instead of having top to bottom just shoes I would love a couple of these Lixhult cabinets from Ikea, they are only £30 and if space allows I would love 2 of these. Not only could I put some shoes in these I could also add in some accessories that don't fit anywhere else such as extra shoe laces, maybe some blogging equipment and my ever growing collection of Crep Protect, which I am aiming to fill a cupboard with someday (reviews of each product coming soon). 



On top of each unit I would love stacks of drop front shoe boxes to store all my shoes in. These just give added protection to the collection and look a whole lot better than keeping them in shoe boxes. My favourites at the moment are the Crep Protect boxes but at £35 for 2 they are definitely pricey. I would love to have all my sneakers in here but with the price I don't think it would be possible, so now I am on the look out for some similar ones at a reasonable price. If you can recommend me any of these please let me know.

I think making just these few changes to the area will make it look much better and make the space look a whole lot tidier, which is exactly what I want for the space. Once we get this area sorted I will do a little tour of the stairs for you as we have a few bits all around this space just to make it a lot less bare. Also keep an eye out on the blog for more sneaker posts as I want to add them to the blog a lot more especially with them being such a huge love of mine.

See you soon
Lucy 

Last Week #41


Well what a mixed week last week was. I had a week off work but not for any good reasons. Monday I finally had my op and that was Monday written off all I did once I got home was nap and eat. Tuesday was Liam's birthday and unfortunately he spent the day looking after me as I was still suffering, his family did come visit though so it was nice to see them even if I was just laid on the sofa all day. Wednesday I was feeling a bit better and I am so glad I was as I went to see Shawn Mendes and did a spot of shopping in Leeds, it was nice to get out of the house and actually do something plus Shawn is absolutely amazing. Thursday was a recovery day which was well needed as my stomach was absolutely killing me the day consisted of playing on the PS4 watching YouTube and sleeping. Friday was spent shopping with my mum, sister and nephew where we also went and renewed our season tickets to City. Saturday was the perfect day just relaxing and blogging whereas Sunday was a shopping filled day with plenty of football watched after. So here is what I had...

Been Watching: Plenty of YouTube has been watched along with far too much Keeping up with the Kardashians thanks to the Sky Go app.

Been reading : Last week would have been the perfect time to get through some more of my book but honestly the thought of reading never crossed my mind.

Been listening to : I have to be completely honest here and the only thing I actually listened to all week was Shawn Mendes

Bought : I got a few bits at the concert and far too much from Primark but you will see all about those very soon.

Plans for this week : I finally get my staples out on Thursday and although it has only been a week of having them in I am passed it. I want to be able to move and sneeze again without the pain. I also want to be able to tidy the house, get the washing done and also I really want to declutter my wardrobe as it is getting a little crowded now, fingers crossed I can move a bit better after Thursday and get this done.

So there you have it that was my week. What have you guys been up to?

See you soon
Lucy

Shawn Mendes In Leeds


 Yesterday the wait was finally over. After having the tickets for around a year me and Georgia finally got to go see Shawn Mendes. I was getting laughed at and told maybe I shouldn't go seen as I had my operation on Monday but after a quick shopping trip around Leeds and some lovely Wetherspoons lunch I was feeling better than ever. When we got into the Arena we were given a wristband and told that when Shawn came on stage to take the little pull tab out and it would light up which was actually a fantastic as it did react to his music and even fit with the backgrounds.
Obviously before finding our seats I had to head to the merchandise stand but with me not wanting to hurt my stitches I was really glad to see a little pop up booth selling exactly what I wanted with none of the pushing and shoving, I managed to grab a t-shirt and wristband, I was quite impressed to see the bags were actually Shawn Mendes tour bags too. 
Once we got to our seats I don't think either of us could believe just how good they actually were, they were pretty central, and definitely not too far back so we had a perfect view of the stage. My seat was actually on a little bit of a corner too giving me a little extra room to move around, I just love the Leeds First Direct Arena as I don't think there is a bad seat in there.


Before Shawn came on it was time for his support act Alessia Cara, another Canadian singer song writer and to say I only knew 2 of her songs she actually wasn't too bad. Unfortunately she was suffering from a sore throat but I still think she sounded pretty good. In fact I think I am going to try giving her music a listen as I am always on the look out for new artists to listen to. The songs I knew were How far I'll go from Moana (one of my favourites) and Stay, the song she did with Zedd which I didn't even know she sang. Overall she was actually pretty good and I could listen to her again. 


Then it was time for the main even Shawn Mendes, after such a long wait the time finally arrived. He definitely didn't disappoint. Some people may think we were stupid paying £60 each for a ticket but it was worth every penny as he really does put on a brilliant show.  


He had 2 stages, the main one and then the one below the sage which unfortunately I couldn't see but it was all good as he didn't spend too long on that stage and when he was it was shown on the big screens. I absolutely loved the rose just hanging there as it really does give off the Shawn vibes. The good thing with Shawn is he gives it his all on stage everything seemed like he was giving 110% all the way through his set. I honestly wasn't expecting him to hit those high notes he does in his songs but WOW when he did, I don't know how he does it he is just amazing. 


 The set list worked out perfectly too as he kicked off with one of my favourites, Lost in Japan along with singing Nervous, Where were you in the morning, Stitches, Mercy and of course my absolute favourite Youth. It was a nice mix of new and old but the fact he sang so many of the songs I have fallen in love with made it even better, in all honesty though he could have sang Youth then walked off stage and I think i would have been happy. 
He also had some amazing backgrounds that fit his songs perfectly throughout the night and I think my favourite definitely had to be the one pictured above. Gone are the days of the young kid on Vine, Shawn is out to take over the pop scene and I can't promise you all this now, I will be seeing him again as it is one of the best concerts I have been to.

It was also nice to spend sometime just me and Georgia. Before the concert we went shopping in Leeds with my mum, auntie and nephew then it was just us 2. We don't often do things just the 2 of us so it made a really nice change and it is nice to do something together we before enjoy. Plus thanks to her coming with me we ended up spotting someone selling posters of Shawn in his Calvin Klein add so thanks Georgia for spotting them.

Next up it is a case of trying to convince someone to go see Khalid with me, any takers?

See you soon,
Lucy 

NWSL Predictions


The NWSL kicks off again on the 13th April, and I can't wait. It only ended last season in September last year but it feels like it has been gone forever. I am hoping that this season isn't such a one sided race and goes down to the wire, something that is going to be a good test for the teams is the World Cup, there is a short break in the league for the tournament however, the break doesn't last the full competition meaning that some big names my be missing out on a few rounds if their National team progresses in the World Cup and some of those names missing could be Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Sam Kerr to name just a few. This will mean that some rookies may get chance to make a name for themselves alongside those fringe players. It is going to be a nice change from having the same players week in week out and picking up some new talents. It could really be those few weeks that the big names out that could really mix the league positions up as it really opens the teams up.

So here is how I realistically think the league could go this season,

Portland
Utah
North Carolina
Chicago
Orlando
Reign
Houston
Washington Spirit
New Jersey

It took a while to pick out the order I think the league will play out in but honestly my opinions are based on the teams losing big names throughout the world cup but being strong enough with the rest of their squad. I really think Portland could have the depth needed to just help them break through. I think Utah could be a strong challenger in their second year too as they can have the build up to the World Cup with O'Hara, Sauerbrunn, Corsie and Press but again I think their squad has the depth required to pull off that time when the big names have gone. 

I have had to put Sky Blue down at the bottom as I think some of their off field issues may have had an effect and with so many players moving around i.e Leon to West Ham I think they have a fair bit of rebuilding to do plus with the possibility of losing Lloyd for a few games this could also effect them.

So there you have have it that is just a quick prediction post to get ready for the NWSL kicking off. I can't wait to sit and watch as many games as possible. It should hopefully be a good season. Keep an eye on the blog too as there will be plenty more football content coming very soon.

See you Soon
Lucy

Sports App Takeover

I have noticed lately I don't have much on my phone, just the usual social media apps, 2 games a few gaming ones, some for the home (smart lighting) and about 4 left for my health. The main thing on my phone is sport apps and to be honest I really aren't surprised as 90% of my time is spent checking up on the teams I follow as well as seeing what else is going on in the sporting world. This folder is forever growing but here is what I have so far...



ESPN- This is a fairly new app I have downloaded but is slowly becoming one of my favourites as it has all of my favourite sports and teams in one place for me to keep track of.


WNBA - This is also a pretty new one as I am finally giving the WNBA a go, for years I have been in and out of watching the NBA but its time to give the women's game a go. I love this app already as I can keep up with all the latest news, games and even stats. There is plenty of content hidden in this app that I cant wait to look into a bit more as the season begins.


NFL - One of my favourite sports at the moment, I love the NFL every year we watch the Super Bowl and I follow all the latest on my Eagles. This app is perfect as not only do I have the news tab for all teams but there is a specific one just for the Eagles as I put them as my preferred team, meaning all the news is in one place. It is also great for finding out the standings each week.


NHL - This app is very similar to the NFL one, with a designated tab for my Flames then the NHL latest and standings. I am trying to get more and more into my hockey and fully support the Flames so this is a great way to start.


NWSL - This is my favourite app as it is one of the biggest leagues I fully follow. I can use the app to keep up to date with latest new, team rosters and standings. It is also one of the best ways for me to find the full schedule and have it all in one place. It is also where I can find out the leading scorers, along with player and team stats, which are all useful for the blog.


Sky Sports - I love this app and I still haven't fully set it up. Not only can I track all sports from this but I can also personalise it to what I love the most. The first page is top stories, football scores and transfer centre which is perfect for me. I can also watch highlights through this along with live TV, perfect for whilst I am out and about.


BT Sport - This has been my go to app lately as it is my only way of watching what is on BT Sport. Thanks to this I can watch plenty of footballing action including plenty of women's games. It has even made me get into the A-League bringing more football to my attention. I recently noticed they also show a fair bit of AFL on here so I think that may be the next thing I start watching.


Sky Bet - Now I don't use this religiously like the other apps. I just put the odd £5 on football every few month, not that I ever win much back. 


NBA - This app is another I can't wait to get using more, its great how you can personalise the experience (just need to get signed up). It is great how I can keep up with news and watch the best bits from the games. Plus you have the section where you can keep up with the games day by day, showing the results once they are played too. Plus you have the handy standings section which is broken down to league, conference and division. I can't wait to start following the NBA a lot more as it is a sport I am always in and out of.



MLS - The MLS app is another recent download that I can't wait to use more and more. With the latest news and videos along with scores and schedules this is going to be the perfect app for me as I get more into the MLS (check out my post about this here) I also have the handy Orlando city tab where I can keep up with the latest news, videos, schedule and roster. Alongside this we have the standings tab where not only can I see this seasons standings but also the previous 2 years. There is plenty more to this app which I can't wait to look around and play about with. 


So there you have it, those are the sport apps I am currently using, I can't wait to use these more and more to help me keep track of the sports I love. If you want a more in depth review of any of these apps please let me know.


See you soon
Lucy.

Garden Plans



Now most of the house is complete and the weather is starting to warm up I think it is time we got thinking about what we want to do with the gardens. We are very lucky with where our house is that we actually consider our house to have 3 gardens, we have the back, in front of the house then a side part next to the garage and drive way. Although we might be lucky to have all this space, it is a nightmare of thinking of what to do with them, especially when me and Liam can't really seem to agree on anything. So here is what I would love to happen...




In front of the house we have a little path way to the front door surrounded by grass. I would love to get some nicer paving leading from the gate that doesn't just look randomly placed. Under the window I want a nice little flower bed with a bird bath in the middle of the grass. I would also love for the bushes to be swapped for a fence. The little broken fence will be being removed too.




The drive way will be getting redone in possible concrete (would love some nice paving) to make it even and a lot nicer to look at. The garage is also coming down meaning we can extend the drive a little more to allow the 2 cars but also have a little extra garden space in the side.




Along the side of the house will also hopefully be levelled out and flow on from the driveaway and meet with the side garden just so it doesn't have gaps all over and looks a lot nicer. I also want to maybe put up a little fence to separate the drive from the back garden instead of it all just flowing through. This space is mainly going to be where the bins are still kept.




Behind the garage the stupid little fence will be removed and hopefully something can be done with the bushes on this part too as I really don't like them.




It is the same case with the side garden, I have the bushes and would love to replace them with a fence as the bushes just make it feel a lot smaller than it really is. The flower bed is already gone and I just want to get this tidied, levelled and all grass. Although we may rebuild the BBQ up at the top. I want to replace the big bushes between the garden and the garage with a little wall. There will be a football net put in here for me and the nephew and maybe a few other bits for the nephew to enjoy. It will be nice just to haven garden parties in here too. 




Now onto the back, this is hopefully going to be the best part, I want to get it tided up, decked in parts with grass / paving in some parts. On the decking will be some nice garden furniture and a heater, then down near the bottom will be a nice pond with some plants and rocks surrounding it.


So there you have it that is what I would love to do with our garden and fingers crossed this year we can make a good start on this and get a big chunk out of the way. I just hope it will look as good as I imagine and that me and Liam can agree on some ideas. If anyone has any good tips or tricks to make it look great please let me know and if you know of any good places to get the furniture.


See you soon
Lucy.