John Mayer, Arcade Games and Lots of Walking

That was my week in a nutshell. Back in Feb we booked the week off to see John Mayer in London and then visit Brighton. It was perfect timing and a very much needed break and I’m glad we still have tomorrow off to recover!

We saw John Mayer at Wembley Arena on Wednesday. He was AH-MAZ-ING. The first time I ever realised who he was it was really late one night and I was flipping channels on telly. This was probably 6-7 years ago now? Anyway, there he was on Austin City Limits and his guitar playing mesmerised me. Then he played Why Georgia and I recognised it from the radio and that was the start of my John Mayer love affair.

I have to say, his music got me through so many bad times over the next few years. Music is therapy for me and John Mayer is definitely one of my preferred therapists. I love all his stuff, but the first few listens of his newest album, Battle Studies, didn’t win me over. Now, the more I listen to it the more I love it. I’m so glad I finally got to see him live and if it wasn’t for the very tall person a few rows in front of us it’d have been perfect. Tall people should not be allowed to stand in front of shorter people.

Brighton was good. We stayed at the Royal Albion and I’ll never stay there again if given a choice. But it was right next to the pier and we spent a fair few hours playing arcade games and acquiring lots of tickets. In the end we ended up with 666 tickets and got ourselves a poker set.

We did a heck of a lot of walking and going up and down 4 flights of stairs in the hotel (the lift was too slow) so I’m suitably exhausted but not so much that I’m in pain. My legs ache a little bit but it’s an ache that reminds me they’ve been used a lot and is a good feeling.

We had a yummy dinner at a pub, The Devil’s Dyke, with a friend and his girlfriend. The views from that pub are astonishing and I nearly fell over in the car park (after only 1 and a half ciders!).

The journey back from Brighton via London today was harrowing (for me anyway) and I’m so glad to be home. I’m now all caught up on Dr Who (I am in love with Matt Smith) and I watched Up In The Air which was very good and I can see why it got such rave reviews. It’s such an amazing film and I thought George Clooney was very endearing and he reminded me a bit of my dad in it.

Whilst in Brighton I decided that restaurants are horrible, especially with their love of adding chips/fries/whatever you want to call them to any meal on the menu. So my goal for June is to cut out chips. And crisps. We’ll go ahead and say that’s my monthly challenge for June. I managed to go all day Saturday without eating any, substituting them for baked potato or mashed potato when we ate out.

I don’t think this goal will be too hard. It certainly won’t be for the first few weeks. I’m so sick of eating out and having crap food for now that all I crave are fresh salads and veggies. I start at Curves on Tuesday after work, too, and back to my 5k training tomorrow!

Here’s to a healthy June!