My Instaweek #46

Hi cute geeks! Where is November going?! I’m nerding out because the weather is changing and I’m finally wearing my Mickey Mouse sweater! Without further ado, here’s my instaweek 46.

My Instaweek

Floating kidney

So the week started off a bit crappy, I found out that I need another operation on my kidney. I’m feeling a bit fed up about this, as my body is only just getting back to normal after my last kidney surgery for nephroptosis aka floating kidney. (Blog post about this coming soon) To cheer me up, my wonderful man brought me some pain au chocolat from the bakery I really like and also cooked dinner.

Hello Kidney

Fall tv

I’m so pleased that 2 Broke Girls is back on! I love the quick wit and humour from Max and Caroline and I love seeing the total they’ve saved from their cupcake business at the end of each episode. Also, how relevant it is, they mention instagram, trends and it’s relatable. In the last episode I saw, Caroline got Han’s prize tropical fish stuck in her top, it was hilarious.

2 Broke Girls

One night I was chilling out on the sofa and there was a Keeping up with the Kardashians marathon on. Previous to this I’d only seen about 4 episodes. I thought I’ll just watch one episode. 2 hours later and minus a few brain cells, I had to force myself to switch off. It’s so mind numbing and addictive at the same time. Kim was rescuing a little Chihuahua, so I just had to watch.

A new show I started watching this season is Jane the Virgin. It’s done in a telenovela style and Jane’s abuela speaks Spanish so I count this as homework. Jane is a virgin but she’s also pregnant, due to a mix up at the Dr’s where she mistakingly gets artificially inseminated. It sounds weird but you should give it a watch.

mountains and mario kart

After Spanish class on Thursday we went for a drive to the mountains. It was beautiful, we ate ‘papas con mojo’ in a restaurant with a view of this huge ravine. I also made friends with a little ginger cat, who wanted to show me round the village. Of course I fell asleep on the drive back home.

my instaweek

With new tracks released for Mario Kart 8, it was only right that we should have a Mario Kart night. It was really fun to race with Cat Peach and Link on the Excitebike track. It brought back a lot of memories!

Filofax Inserts 2015


I’m in the first year of using a Filofax and thankfully there was a reminder to order new inserts last week. This year I have been using a week on two pages, but it annoys me that the space for Sunday is really small compared to the other days. The day when there is probably more to note down!

So, I took to Amazon and ordered some new inserts for 2015. Because I had some Amazon US gift vouchers, I used the US site and so my inserts are coming all the way from Pennsylvania! That’s quite the journey, right across the Atlantic to the Canary Islands.

The inserts were about $11 and shipping was $15!!! I hope they arrive soon so I can prettify them with my new washi tapes!

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My week in stats:

noms I ate:

Salty popcorn
Pain au chocolat
Papas con mojo
Delicious meal made by the BF

watched:

The Vampire Diaries (so many #Delena feels)
2 Broke Girls (Hilarious)
Jane The Virgin (Watch this)
Hancock (can’t believe I’d never seen this until now, loved it)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (Seth MacFarlane is awesome)

walked:

29,089 steps

video games played:

Family Guy The Quest for Stuff
Animal Crossing New Leaf
Mario Kart 8


How was your week?



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5 Geeky iPhone Apps

5 Fandom FridayIt’s Friday which means it’s time for 5 Fandom Friday where you can get to know a little bit more about me and the things I obsess and geek about.

Thanks to The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick for coming up with the idea!

So this week it’s all about geeky iPhone apps. I thought it was a little obvious to mention Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so let’s delve a little deeper into my favourite time wasters on my iPhone.

5 Geeky iPhone apps

1. Timehop

Besides having an adorable dinosaur as the app mascot, Timehop digs into your past statuses, photos and links you’ve shared on social media over the years. Each day just tap on the little dino guy and he will show you what you were doing each year since you’re web presence began.

It’s pretty cool to see, for example this time 6 years ago I was in Madrid, 5 years ago I was in Paris. You can then reshare across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you don’t have much going on, there’s always a ‘news from the past’. Did you know 12 years ago today Kermit the Frog received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? No I didn’t either. :)

2. Google Adsense App

This one is pretty self explanatory. If you have a Google adsense account, the app allows you to keep an eye on your earnings whilst you are on the go. You can see which ads and urls are working for you and stats from your last payment to your current total.

3. Family Guy The Quest For Stuff

I don’t play many games on the go, but one I play religiously every day without fail is Family Guy TQFS. I’m such a geek for the Griffins so this tap style game is right up my street. With all the in jokes from the show, the characters and special events, this is my favourite mobile game of the year.

I’ve written up a couple of tips and hints here if you are just getting started or need a little nudge. The only downside to this game is that I love collecting everything, (my Animal Crossing New Leaf town is a fine example of my hoarding) and plenty of items call for in-app purchases or saving up clams like a maniac. I’m still trying to unlock Consuela….no, no.

5 Geeky iPhone apps

4. Tagg.ly

A while ago I was looking for an app that would quickly watermark my iPhone snaps before I uploaded them to social media. I found an awesome photography app called Tagg.ly, which I heard about on Mashable. Tagg.ly is a very easy to use app that adds text (such as your @ name or url) to the bottom left of a photo and logo to the top right.
It’s handy if you are on the go and really want to post a photo to twitter, instagram, facebook anywhere online. If you want to make sure you are getting the credit for your work, then you should check this app out.

5. tvtag

One of my favourite apps is tvtag. It allows me to keep up and follow all my fandoms on tv such as Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries, Under the Dome and Resurrection. tvtag was previously called GetGlue, which used to reward users with stickers if they checked into their fave shows when they aired in the US. Now it’s just a great app for keeping track of which episode you need to see next, chat with other people in your fandom and get the latest info. There are occasionally virtual stickers but I’m not so bothered about those.

All of the apps mentioned in this post are free!


What is your favourite app?



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My Instaweek #45

Hi cute geeks! Another week has passed and November is certainly whizzing by for me. Here we are, time for another instaweek already!

My Instaweek

Nerdvember

Last week I started taking part in the #Nerdvember challenge, where the aim of the game is to post a geeky themed outfit on instagram throughout November. To find out more, head to Set to Stunning.

I thought it was the perfect opportunity to show off some of my geeky t-shirts and use my new selfie stick I got for my birthday.

#Nerdvember

avocado and chocolate

I’ve had some tests done on my kidneys, so I was poked and prodded for 2 days. Luckily the place where the hospital is has a great indoor market with the freshest fruit and veggies I’ve ever tasted. Of course we had to pick up some goodies, namely fresh avocados! There’s also a bakery nearby so it was rude not to enjoy some pain au chocolat on the way home. It cheered me up immensely!

pain au chocolat

gingerbread yankee candle

Everyone’s talking about Christmas, although it still feels a little early for me to be thinking about it. I am however looking forward to seeing my family and having a good old Spanish Christmas. To lift my spirits a little, I invested in this Gingerbread Yankee Candle, which is just a delicious scent. I admit it did smell very overpowering in the shop, but once lit it just gives a wonderful smell to my home.
Gingerbread Yankee Candle

Autumn walks

This beautiful palm tree and buganvilla are a typical part of my Autumn walks. Here in the Canaries it still feels like Summer, but at least the evenings are getting a little bit cooler now so I can snuggle under the blankets.

A photo posted by Cuteek (@cuteek) on

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My week in stats:

noms I ate:

Salty popcorn
Crackers, cheese and pickles
Pan chocolate
Fresh avocado

watched:

The Vampire Diaries
Big Bang Theory
The Notebook
Let’s be Cops
Are you Afraid of the Dark? (Do you remember this? Every episode is on Youtube!)
2 Broke Girls

walked:

42,851 steps

video games played:

Family Guy The Quest for Stuff
Animal Crossing New Leaf


How was your week?



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