Spot the odd one out

Can you tell which of these people is my dad, rather than somebody dressed up as my dad?

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If you guess correctly, you win the grand prize of… absolutely nothing. I have nothing to give you. I’m sorry.

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My life in summary

To celebrate my birthday* Rich is taking me to a spa in Chester this weekend. I’m very excited but not entirely sure what goes on at a spa. I’m told I have full use of the gym, pool and sauna, and let’s just say I’m taking a (polka dot) swimming costume but no trainers. I’m afraid working out has no part in my birthday celebrations. This weekend will mark the end of my month of frivolity, and the start of the new improved job hunt as the current one is getting me nowhere. I haven’t done the 30 Day Shred for ages because there has been a constant stream of people in the house so I plan to get back into it soon. I had a horrible moment of low self esteem where I began to wonder if I was too fat to go a spa, but I’m mostly over it now.

My dad got a Kindle for his birthday, and I fell in love with it, and so I have asked my parents for one as an early Christmas present. I’ll never stop buying real books as I love them too much, but as a girl who once took three books on a train journey, the convenience is too good to pass up. I love that you can download sample chapters too! I’m usually reluctant about buying new releases so that will be great.

* My birthday was in August. He really knows how to stagger the celebrations, doesn’t he?

  • Do you have a Kindle? Love/hate it? I used to think they were awful creations but have been completely won round. Still, I think there’s nothing better than a well-stocked bookshelf.
  • Have you ever been to a spa? What exactly happens in one?
  • What’s been going on in your life?
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5 thoughts on “Spot the odd one out

  1. Happy (belated) birthday! My birthday was the 9th of August by the way. I love physical books in a stack here and there too much so I’m a fan of those e-reading devices but of course, to each their own ,but overall, I hope you get what you want this Christmas. Never been to a spa, but I imagine leaving one feeling like 10 pounds lighter and with clearer lungs… :)

  2. My boyfriend has a Kindle. I bitched and moaned at him for wanting one. I said that he’d never use it, it’s not like holding a real book, blah, blah. I ended up using it more than him. He uses it to listen to audio books during the day and I use it to read on a night. I’d definitely recommend getting one of these for it though http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Red-Leather-Case-Cover-Skin-eBook-Reader-Kindle-3-/300607112443?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopAccessories_LaptopCasesBags&hash=item45fd9484fb#ht_5353wt_1185

    It makes it feel a bit more substantial. I hold the flap of it in my left hand so it feels more like a book.

  3. Haha, I love this. And your dad has one bad-ass beard. Oh yeah, I said it.

    I have no idea what goes on at a spa, I’ve never been–you’ll have to report back so I’ll know! I love books. Love ’em. And don’t even care that I usually go on vacation with a suitcase that is 50% full of books, 30% full of food, and 20% full of clothes that are inappropriate for the weather/situation of where I’m going.

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