Thursday, 30 June 2011

Benefit of Pilates

So my Benefit Benetint review has gone live, 1015 of wordy rambling so I'll keep this short!
I went to pilates tonight and wow, that is some work out. For those of you who don't know, it's an exercise class which focuses on strengthening core muscles and posture. I took my own mat and instantly realised my error... I looked like I knew what I was doing!
The instructor fortunately and aptly sniffed out my novice status and really helped me. I found at one point though there wasn't any cardio or impact involved that sweat was literally beading off me. Now I'm laying in bed wondering if the stiffness she said I'll carry next couple of days will set in ready for my morning commute... Hm...
It was an amazing work out though, forced me to focus my attention to my posture, which will hopefully assist with my knee problems (long story involving contortionist movements!). You should give it a try, even if you're as unfit as I am.
Good night!
Nanna Kate X

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Benetint and snappy days

A few weeks ago in Glamour I got a free Benefit Benetint. I wore it first for an interview I had - which I bagged - and I must admit I was surprised at how easy it is to use and look ahhhh-maze-ing! I've written a review which will hopefully be published in the next few days... will post the link soon

I also spent the weekend happy snappy with my beloved Diana F+ taking snaps of the Angel of the North, Redcar Beach, South Gare, Corus, Teesside Airport. Have decided to do a project on the North East... because mostly, I live here! I've sent off three films so far to my saviours at Photo Film Processing so check back for updates and make sure you visit my LomoHome to see my snaps in all their distorted, ethereal glory!

Nanna Kate X

New Review - Gelert Quick Pitch Two Man Tent

I've just had a new review published have a look if you fancy being amused by my horrifying camping experience (never to be repeated!)

Would love to hear your comments!

Nanna Kate X

Sunday, 19 June 2011


After getting a Diana F+ camera for Christmas and having a terrible first attempt at shooting a roll of film, I have finally signed up and created a page on A LomoHome they call it. You can view my home at I'm only uploading my bestest pictures though - and you will see from the whopping FOUR I've uploaded so far, bundles of practice is required! Here's one to whet your appetite!

St Mark's Church, Darlington
Nanna Kate X

Friday, 17 June 2011

New Review - Chin Chin Laboratorists, London

Check out my review on one of the most amazing Ice Cream Parlours you'll ever visit!

Visited here with my cousin on one of my many trips to the Capital, highly recommended...

Nanna Kate X


Hello there deary, thank you for calling by and visiting my blog. Over the coming weeks and months I am going to fill it full of interesting recipes, reviews, ideas, musings and other fun stuff which I hope you will enjoy reading.

And, if you'd like to know a secret; Nanna Kate is my pseudonym. I am really not a Nanna, nor called Kate, it's a little family joke - which I hope you will begin to share in as you follow a 27 year old chirping about her love of Jam and Jerusalem...

Nanna Kate X