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NOT the way to prepare for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I'm passing this on because it worked for me today.
A Doctor on TV said we all need to have inner peace at Christmas and to do that we should always finish things we start so we could get through the preparations in a calm and orderly fashion.
I looked around my house to find things I'd started & hadn't finished. So i finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of the chez, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all who need inner pess. An telum u luvum . . . emoticon emoticon

  
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APPLEADAY2010 12/22/2011 12:07PM

    hahah this made me laugh. I think I might try this myself! xx emoticon

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TRENTDREAMER 12/21/2011 3:49PM

    "I looked around my house to find things I'd started & hadn't finished. So i finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of the chez, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all who need inner pess. An telum u luvum . . ."
* an yah (hic) i now whut u meen.

ill (hic) tellim u luvem :S

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IDLETYME 12/21/2011 7:50AM

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NO-O-O . . . and YES!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jumped on the scales this morning for the weekly weigh in. Nothing lost - and I'd been working hard at it all - but I was pretty indulgent in London at the weekend emoticon emoticon emoticon

No time to dig out the tape measure as I'm rushing out to Christmas errands but both I - and a few friends - have noticed that I look smaller so I took my pair of 'next size down' jeans that have been leering @ me from a hanger on my wardrobe door. HEY PRESTO!! They fit emoticon
Have been reading a lot about non-scale victories lately and now I have one of my own. HOORAH!!

  
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GLYNISADELE 12/21/2011 6:54AM

    Well done!!
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CATLADY52 12/20/2011 4:49PM

    That is fantastic! emoticon

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    emoticon TA DA! emoticon

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YDAVIS23 12/20/2011 5:31AM

    AWESOME WORK

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London - Christmas windows

Monday, December 19, 2011

I used to live on the edge of London and visited it very regularly. Now I am further away and go less often – traffic and parking difficulties generally – boring stuff,but discourages me from making the effort. However, I like to get there for the general buzz of Christmas and all that goes with it – generally good food and wine (yeah yeah – know only too well that I shouldn’t!) but also the decorations and the beautiful shop windows and the great energy of all the residents and visitors at this time.

I am always looking for motivation to walk, so with great pleasure I avoided all transport possibilities and walked and walked – around all the places that I have known for so long - past the Christmas shop windows which are often filled not with goods and products for sale but with phantasy items to entice the buyers into the stores. I was there not just to make purchases but to look at all the lovely things before I made my choices. They’re like Aladdin’s Caves and deserve admiration – which in my case, they get in spades .







  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/19/2011 11:06PM

    emoticon windows!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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CATLADY52 12/19/2011 9:36PM

    Too many good selections to choose from. I love the swans! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/19/2011 7:14AM

    Sounds like you had a great time Sonia, spoilt for choice in the shops too, certainly puts you in the mood huh?!
I love the inventivness of the window dressers this time of year!

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MILLERGIRL719 12/19/2011 5:31AM

    I'm from the US but went to London is 2000. Loved it. I'm not a big city girl but it was fun for a couple days. We then went to Wales. Glad you had a lovely day. I love the special touches stores add at the holiday season.

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FLORI78 12/19/2011 5:26AM

    I loved doing the Christmas windows in UK when we lived there! It was always an annual event right from a little girl. Those swans are amazing.
Thanks for bringing back those lovely memories.

Hope you had a pedometer on!

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SUSIEPH1 12/19/2011 4:37AM

    How Delightful Sonia ..
The last time I was in London was in 1966 just before we flew out to Australia ... Harrods windows were the go then, they were always lovely!.Glad you had a lovely day!!
Hugs and Love Susie
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How close to the train track can you actually work??!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This was sent to me by a friend working in Beijing who has huge admiration for the 'can do' attitude of the Chinese regardless of consequences. From my time working in Hong Kong I also know that they do indeed do things that to us here seem impossible - and indeed mad! They always find a way though.

http://www.wimp.com/vegetablemarket/

I have great trouble posting live links and I've no idea why - you may have to copy and paste. Any handy hints about posting links would be much appreciated BTW!

  
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CATLADY52 12/13/2011 6:48PM

    I think I'll shop elsewhere! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 12/13/2011 5:19PM

    Thats too close for Me!!.Hugs emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/13/2011 9:46AM

    Jeez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FUZZYMOTO 12/13/2011 6:31AM

    All I can say to that is WOW. What an amazing dual use of an area.

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More pictures from my village

Monday, December 12, 2011

I really love the little village where my cottage is and I am always delighted to find the time to spend here. This is my pre-Christmas visit and so different from last year which was extremely cold and very very wet. Today there is bright, warm sunshine – putting a smile not only on my face but on the faces of all those I pass. Not surprising as the Manor House and stone cottages (which used to be inhabited by the folk who worked at the Manor) look great with the sun on them – the little lanes are autumnal rather than wintry and the greatest surprise of all – a lone rose just come into bloom!
I have to reflect sadly on global warming as I admire all this but the bonus is the pleasure it gives me and the fact that it makes me get out and take long walks (2 irresistible hours today) for my cardio. It also makes me reflect on how very lucky I am and that I must get fitter and healthier so I can enjoy it for as long as possible








  
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JUDYAMK 1/7/2012 8:33PM

    Thank you for sharing

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TRENTDREAMER 12/12/2011 8:59PM

    wow. Your picture blogs make me reflect on how you need a roommate to share these walks with (I'll pack my bags and move to England) lol

Seriously, love the pictures. I thought that the post cards were so selective, but it seems like all of English country side is gorgeous.

Thanks for your comment on my recent blog :)

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SUSIEPH1 12/12/2011 5:10PM

    How Delightful!
Love the photos.. they are making me home sick !LOL!!
Keep Posting my friend ..
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 12/12/2011 8:05AM

    Great pictures. You are a lucky one!

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NEW-CAZ 12/12/2011 7:56AM

    Wonderful pics Sonia, looks like both of us are having a good day today AND seeing some of that yellow ball in the sky certainly helps lift the spirit out of the doldrums of winter.

Hope the rest of your day goes equally as well, Pete and I are over to Lilian's this arvo to see to the overflow (again)!

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MSLZZY 12/12/2011 7:49AM

    Great pictures!

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