11 August 2013

Dance yourself fit

Howdy :)

We are almost halfway through August already, can you believe it ? I certainly can't. Wasn't it just yesterday when I enjoyed the Thriller musical in London ? If you ever come to London I really recommend this show, it was a huge party ! Of course no one is as good as Michael himself, but they certainly work hard !

I love musicals, I love dancing, acting, being on stage, all that. Plus, it is a super fun way to stay fit. I have never been fitter than back in the days when my weekends were filled with dancing. I really spent all Saturdays and Sundays dancing, singing, acting...6-8 hours a day ! But oh, how I loved it !

Anyways, for those of you who would love to dance but lack the money or dance academy to do so, I can't getting dance workout DVDs or even YouTube high enough !

A while ago I went to my local "DVD dealer" to check out their fitness DVDs. I was tired of going to the gym and working on machines there. But since I don't like cardio training in gyms, I wanted to try out something else.

I came across this DVD and thought "why not ?".

You can buy it at Amazon and other retailers. I paid maybe 5 or 6 pounds for this and don't regret it. Granted, it aims at beginners, so if you have years and years of experience under your belt you might want to try something else, but for only a few pounds there is not an awful lot you can do wrong. I certainly enjoy the workouts :)

Also, you can even enjoy this DVD if you don't have much space. Living in a flat in London I can tell you a story or two about that...

A great alternative is of course YouTube. You can choose from hundreds of thousands of videos and will for sure find at least one or two you might enjoy. However, to get you started, let me share some of those I have on my playlists:

Let's start with the energetic Night of Fire Para Para (just ignore the outfit of the guy and you will be fine...)

...continue with something for the Sailor Moon fans among you...

....and end our trip through Para Para with Ike Ike

Of course there's not only Para Para on YouTube. Those of you who love ballroom dance might also like this one, for example.

There really is a lot on YouTube. Just search for your favorite key words and you will find fun stuff that keeps you fit ! (I even found GoGo dance instructions there !)

Alright, after all those videos and talking about dancing I should do some dancing myself =)

So long,


04 August 2013

Gifts from Japan

Howdy everyone :)

I am back from a wonderful vacation in the south of Franc where I spent my birthday. When I returned I found a parcel from Japan waiting for me :) A good friend of mine had sent me a whole collection of cute little gifts from Japan =) We've known each other for more than 12 years and although we live on different continents now and haven't seen each other for 3 years, I am happy to say that we are still in touch !

So many things, I was stunned when I opened it ! 

I love sheet face masks but they are incredibly expensive in the UK and difficult to get.
The nail stickers are very cute :) and so is the nail file. 
The red envelope on the right contains paper thin sheets of soap !
And the little pot in the middle holds super amazing eye shadow and the lid is very princess-y!

 On the left there are some stickers. I've yet to decide where to put them :)
In the middle you can see a nice and rather large hair clip and 
a macaron key charm. It looks edible !
On the right there is another lovely key charm. So pretty !

Speaking of edible, she also sent some yummy candy !

I am so happy about all of these, what an awesome post birthday surprise =)