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Thursday, July 24, 2014

We are on our final few days in Holland. It has been delightful but fraught at times too been at a summer school where we had to face up to a few demons. I thought I'd join the team Weight for God how appropriate is that given what the Summer School was about. It wasn't about weight but the power within us that we choose to ignore. There was another over weight person on the same course and I commented that if we focus on G O D instead of food or the insecurities in my case that make me reach out to comfort myself with food, then that would be a huge step in the right direction. Thanks to the ultra long walks in the Spanish heat I have injured my archilles tendon on the right foot so that's been hurting for a while. Now all I want to do is rest indoors but there's a big world out there to explore. Tomorrow we are going to be going to another part of this tiny country, been to The Hague which is full of interesting places such as art galleries. Someone if a computer expert should read this , please advise how to download photos onto my spark page from an iPad. I thought Holland in the sand dunes would be kinda boring scenery wise but I couldn't have been more further from the truth. No wonder this place put out some fantastic artists, the sunsets have been amazing , wild flowers etc.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/24/2014 8:25AM

    It's such a beautiful country. Enjoy!

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HMBROWN1 7/24/2014 8:16AM

    Sounds like great scenery for walking! I am so jealous!

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More lessons to learn

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We´ve only one more day left here in Malaga. Am really looking forward to our next port of call Katwjk en Zee in Holland. Although I haven´t swum since we´ve been here I said to my husband I could do so in the North Sea if we have time. One of the down sides here is I did a lot of walking like I did before my injury and this time my archilles heel on the right foot played up something awful. A pity because it meant I had to sit at home for 2 days to rest both feet actually. But I´m sure the sunshine will have helped out immensely. I also realize if we return here that we have to take into account paying the power and water ourselves. The owners of the flat take this out of the bond we paid so hopefully it wouldn´t have cost us 300 Euros for water and electricity. Everything was written in Spanish and we had very little knowledge of the language I figured next time listen to my intuition and tell my other half in a way that he sees sense and doesn´t return to toddler hood and start throwing toys out of prams. Until next time.

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PICKIE98 7/8/2014 3:10PM

    Spanish is the easiest language to learn,, very close to Italian. you two must have a strong constitution to go liquid diet for two straight days. My stomach would have a nightmare, I would be sick. Diabetics cannot do that: it is hard on the pancreas.

I can imagine the new foods you have been able to try in those countries though.. Nice...

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Another days holiday

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

We are enjoying freshly squeezed orange juice at a popular bar in Malaga. And we are on day 2 of our liquid fast back to solids tomorrow. My husband reckons he's noticed a difference in me. He makes veg soups for lunch and dinner and I do a fruit smoothie for breakfast and yes I've heard and read that fruit can be fattening because of the sugar content but as far as my husband goes It has worked for him. We have also decided not to eat bread something I love, starch wise we have pasta, rice and potato but of course not on our liquid fast. Our wonderful peaceful break in Spain will be over next Thursday when we fly to our next port of call. We'll be attending a summer school there something I've waited years to do but never had the money. My husband felt we'd wasted our time coming here but I really am thankful for the opportunity to sleep. One of the many realizations I had was we were eating as though eating was going out of fashion and then it dawned we were eating to stay awake. Spain is an hour behind the UK and NZ 12 hours ahead so all the time changes we've had meant our bodies needed to catch up on hours of sleep. Also following my husband's regime that was until we left NZ has brought us closer like we were a few years ago. So those are just a few good reasons for our break. It's getting later now and more people are now out and about in the street, Spain is supposed to be going through a financial crises but it's not all that obvious. I see 2 blokes dressed up as minstrels complete with guitar and what looks like a mandolin. This is an amazing place only one thing left for me to do is a crash course in the language. Till next time.

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RAINBOWCHOC 7/2/2014 2:30PM

    we live and learn! travelling the world will teach you all kinds of wonderful things, don't forget to share them with the grandchildren!

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Another day in paradise

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Did my 2days on liquids and restarted solids today. We went out last night into the old town of Malaga looking out for a flamenco concert. One had almost finished and the other started at 12.00 midnight, needless to say we sloped off to our flat and bed at 11.30pm. Neither of us was in a state for a long late night, it must be down to age or something. And now we are in the holiday resort of Benalmadena where we holidayed about 3 years. I am amazed at the greeness of the lawns here. Certainly a lot of effort is put into maintaining these areas. The area we're staying in is mainly built up with very little green may be pot plants and one or two trees planted a in t

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LINWINAGAIN 6/29/2014 10:46AM

    Amazing! I would love to visit all the places you have lived and vacationed in, it would be many dreams come true! Your title caught my eye, "Another day in paradise" for that is how I feel living in Colorado, USA. I went to your page and read some more about your journey, you are amazing! great job in losing 60 pounds! emoticon it won't be long before you reach your goal.

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