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Technically my 2 year Sparkaversary, but...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Yep. I joined Sparkpeople on the 30th January 2009.
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But, as I stayed a week, and then vanished for nearly 18 months, it doesn't seem right to claim more than six months! :-)
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So, celebrating from the date of my second blog entry, which was 3rd July 2010, I am approaching seven months of being active almost every day. The only days I failed to log in were the days of the wedding weekend, and the odd day when the internet went poof! Thanks Tara for reminding me! LOL

And talking of Tara, she shared this little titbit for all us chocolate lovers:

If a woman gets flustered trying to open a packet of minstrels, is it called pre minstrel tension?

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Next, a link to a song that all we Sparkers can get some encouragement out of:

Version with the lyrics:

I do love that song! :-)

Been a tough week, but in spite of that I managed between 5 and 6 thousand steps each day, using the Leslie Sansone videos and my Colleen Nolan's Let's Get Physical DVD. That was fun! LOL Didn't strength train though, because I really didn't feel up to it.

Weight is back down a pound, at 13 stone and 1/2 a pound, being teased with the possibility of seeing 12 stone something for the second time very soon. :-) I may join one of my Sparkfriends (DARACOX) and not weigh myself during February and just concentrate on input (food) and output (fitness) and how I'm feeling. Haven't quite decided yet. If I do it, you see, my Active Health game will scream at me for not putting any weight data in. Is it worth a month of Carol Vorderman telling me off? Hmmm... Plus, will my curiosity regarding the 12 stone something make me peek before the month is out? *grin*

So, for February, I'm going to stick with my plan as much as possible:

Walk Sophie daily.
Minimum 20 minutes cardio daily.
Minimum 30 minutes Strength training three times a week.
Don't go over my calories, and do my best to make my minimum protein.
Keep to at least five fruit and veg a day, and be more strict about my eight glasses of water a day.

I'm particularly looking forward to playing with more beans. Next plan is to make a dip out of them like houmous but with cannelini beans or somesuch. I gather that adding garlic, a herb of some kind and some olive oil can make a really tasty spread/dip, so I'm looking forward to trying that out. :-)

Most important rule for February? Have fun with it! LOL
Have a great week!
Lex xxx
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A Sparkgoodie to everyone who spots the punchline mistake with this LOL:

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MNOT2THICK 2/1/2011 9:30AM

    Happy Belated 6 month sparkversary. So glad you came back. I kind of did the same thing in 2008, it took almost 2 years for me to return.

Your blogs and wit would have been greatly missed. emoticon


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DARACOX 1/31/2011 5:17PM

    Yay! I'm so happy you are going to do this! And I am absolutely going to do measurements before and after too. I actually expect them to possibly change more than the scale with my plan.

Oh and it's actually water that's missing as an element. Air and wind are the same thing!

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BOVEY63 1/31/2011 2:05PM

    Congrats on losing the pound.
Sounds like a great plan for February!
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SILLYHP1953 1/31/2011 1:16PM

    Wow...I've been here six months, too!! Almost seven months! I guess I overlooked the six month one because it was right on my birthday.
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JESSIELOVE78 1/31/2011 12:04PM

    Thank you for sharing such a song. Have a great day. And I cannot figure out that punch line mistake though lol.

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CARLA-216 1/31/2011 10:54AM

    Congrats on your Sparkversary! I'm glad you came back to Spark for you are always a bright spot in my day!


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ANNEMAC5 1/31/2011 5:13AM

    Congratulations on been and sticking with SP It took me 6 months from when I registered till I became active so I think that is common. SO 2 years or 6 months you are here and active. I love your quick wit and your blogs are a delight to read. February goals look good I have Davina and Mr Motivator as my home dvd's. I am sure you will get below that 13 but I could not go a week without going on the scales. Having fun is the important part
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JHADZHIA 1/31/2011 12:35AM

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So glad you came back!!
Keep up the great work!
Linda xxx

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CHRISTURTLE 1/30/2011 10:36PM

    I loved that song from the moment I first heard it - not only is its beat a great motivator to exercise, but love the lyrics too - so empowering when I feel a little down! I love beans!!!! Any meat based slow cooker recipe I substitute beans for the meat - red/black beans for beef, as they have the stronger flavour, lighter beans for chicken. Don't know about anyone else, just know I like it better with beans than meat, and when I'm generally only feeding myself, that's all that matters, lol. *would have inserted a 'bean' emoticon here, but we don't have one :(*

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/30/2011 10:30PM

    I like Katy Perry .May I have a glass of water to douse the fire LOL?Happy Sparkaversary so glad you are here .My day would not be complete without a Lexie comment ! Love and hugs,Cheri

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ELAOPET 1/30/2011 4:30PM

    I like your most important rule!!! emoticon
Thank you for the song, now I love it too (plus feeling a little old for not knowing who Katy Perry was emoticon)
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Happy 2years anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It doesn't matter you waited a bit longer to start sparking! The idea, the seed was planted 2 years ago so there it is!!!!!!!! emoticon

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PWINCESSEMILY 1/30/2011 4:26PM

    My aunty used to do a red kidney bean, chilli and cream cheese dip that was pretty good. Could be worth experimenting with varying amounts of low fat cream cheese :).

I've also seen a dip called 'fava' which is made with lentils that looks pretty good.

Love the curious cat btw :D.

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LINDABENEDICT 1/30/2011 4:02PM

    Happy Sparkaversary !

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TWOTIMESS 1/30/2011 3:55PM

    Water - where is water! I'm so glad you came back to Spark when you did!

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CHEVY63 1/30/2011 3:50PM

    Howdy! Congrats on your sparkversary! Your goals for February sounds great. I think I might steal some of those ideas.


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Tax Return Nightmare over at last! (fingers crossed)

Friday, January 28, 2011

I did it! I completed the online tax return and submitted it! I have loathed the process with a passion, and have been berating myself for not doing the paper version back in October. Doing it online is supposed to be simpler, but when the website starts to swear at you in red ink over something as simple as putting a date in, you know you are on the Road to Hell.

This year (because, let's face it, we only have three months till the end of the current tax year) I am doing the paper version and that is final! The paper doesn't yell at me. I don't do well being yelled at. That is why it took so long for me to fill the damnable thing in. I try. It yells. I leave the site for a week. I try again, get past that obstacle, and it yells for something else. I leave the site for a fortnight. I try again! It yells. AGAIN! I leave for a month, until there are only a few days left to do it, and I HAVE to get it done or get a 100 penalty for returning late. Money is a powerful motivator, specially when during that tax year you didn't make a penny in profit! Getting fined would be adding insult to injury. :-)

Finally I realise I missed a crucial instruction, go back to the beginning, redress the problem, and get through with minimal being yelled at. Finally I can click the 'submit return' button, and I do! Now all I have to do is write up a tidier version of my profits and loss calculations in detail so that I have something legible to show anyone who needs to see it.

*Sigh of relief*

In other news...

Not been a good week healthwise. Sinuses are being an on-going pain in the face, and Tietze's bopped me big time, so I had to take my 'doolally' meds (the really strong ones that make me tired and whoozy). I'm feeling better now for the most part, but it was a bad dose - lots of pain, lots of heart palpitations, lost of pills, lots of feeling sick and dizzy. Still occasional ouches and palps.

So, not lots of exercise. What is it with plans, that as soon as I make them, I have to break them? LOL

Roll on next week and some improvements. Poor Sophie! Was so ick, I couldn't even get as far as Highwoods this week. Mind you, she has had a ton of play in the house and garden, with me when I felt up to it, and with Tara the rest of the time, but I'm sure she is looking forward to getting back to Highwoods walkies as much as I am. :-)

But it wasn't all bad...

We had the Council workmen round on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, replacing the guttering and eave supports on the house. The two guys we had were lovely. Friendly, with just a dash of cheek thrown in. Just the way I like my workmen. :-) Sophie barked like crazy, which did nothing for my sinus and Tietze's pain, but it is par for the course with her so we were as patient as we could be, considering that we were being deafened. LOL

What else? Oh yes! A surprise package in the post. Two DVDs of Bry and Rob's Wedding and the Blessing. They arrived on Tuesday, courtesy of David (Rob's Dad), so we popped them into the computer, sat back and watched and crocheted through both of them. I wish I could share them with you, but I wouldn't know where to start. :-)

I have to say it is really weird to see yourself on DVD. They filmed the entire wedding service, so there I am doing that tablecloth joke and reading the Dr. Seuss poem. I am also immortalised later on, knocking Bryony's champagne down her dress. Ooops! LOL

On the plus side, we have my Brother's monumentally fabulous 'Uncle of the Bride' speech in all its embarrassing glory. Maybe one day that will wind up on You Tube. LOLOL

So, having finally found the time to blog, and I'm sure I've left a ton of stuff out, I now need to go and start work on the final part of the business paperwork, so I can hopefully put it all behind me by the end of the weekend. Wouldn't that be great? *grin*

Catch you all later. May the coming weekend be full of fun, laughter, and love!
Lex xxx
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LINDABENEDICT 1/30/2011 4:04PM

    Hope you feel better ....Glad your taxes are done !

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Hope you feel well soon.

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/28/2011 11:44PM

    I look forward to your blogs and I feel your pain (literally with sinus problems !)I hope you are soon feeling better Lexie love and hugs,Cheri xxx

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CHRISTURTLE 1/28/2011 8:07PM

    You did it!!! YOU DID IT!!!
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Congratulations - even here in Australia, with the most basic tax return to complete online, that program fought tooth and nail, but after a few hours I won - know just how you feel Lex!
Hope by now, with the pressure of that tax return no longer weighing you down, you can start to recover from all that's been affecting you and resume those wonderful walks with Sophie. Just think how much better you'll both feel afterwards. How is Sophie doing? She still seems to be doing well, according to your blogs. May she continue to enjoy her walks with you for many a long year, in good health.
I loved your pics, laughed my head off - thinking maybe I could do with one of those automated junk mail shredders in my mailbox, but the RSPCA would probably have something to say about cramming a fully grown cat into a mailbox, lol.

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ELAOPET 1/28/2011 1:55PM

    Yes, get well soon!
Read some man's blog about his first experience being sick since he got a pup. It was titled "I wanted it to be like in the movies!" LOL It was about how he imagined the pup never leaving his side, faithfully suffering along side. Of course, the pup did what he could, eeeverything he could, to remind the man he has not taken him for a walk. When a man did not get up, the pup left him to suffer alone and went looking for someone else to go for a walkie LOOL

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SILLYHP1953 1/28/2011 1:21PM

    Did you have to remind me about tax returns needing to be done? I'm glad you got the ceremony recorded, it sounds great.

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ANNEMAC5 1/28/2011 1:06PM

    Sorry you have had a rough week but at least you are finishing on a positive note. I had those on-line forms that go on and on and shout at you in red that you missed a bit.
The dvd's must have been just what you needed to cheer you up. Although you did not get for your walk you have lots of lovely pictures of previous walks you could look at. Also nice workmen makes such a difference. Hopefully a restful week end and then a good start to next week. Love your kitty pic's keep blogging Anne emoticon

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TWOTIMESS 1/28/2011 12:37PM

Love your kitties! Tax is a ... (Can't say it here, can I?)
Get well soon!

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JESSIELOVE78 1/28/2011 11:34AM

    Have you a great weekend. I hope you better soon. emoticon

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BOVEY63 1/28/2011 11:32AM

    Glad your tax return nightmare is over. Mine begin this weekend.

Hope you feel better soon!

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WANDAH3 1/28/2011 10:51AM

    Lexie...I so have missed you and your entertaining blogs. Hope you are now on the road to feeling better...less stress..the taxes are done!

Lots of hugs,

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CARLA-216 1/28/2011 10:19AM

    I've missed your blogs, Lexie!

I'm sorry you have been feeling unwell. I hope you're feeling all better soon! Bet that surprise package of the DVDs made you feel some better. What a nice surprise!

So glad you got your tax return in. Whew! I know it's a headache to deal with. Lucky for me [tongue in cheek], I work in an office that prepares tax returns for individuals and businesses. Try not to be too jealous! LOLOL



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JHADZHIA 1/28/2011 9:37AM

    Sorry you have had such a rough week :(( I totally sympathize with you filling in online forms. I remember having trouble just putting a phone number in, with or without area code, with or without spaces or dashes, its like a mine field..
Hope this one is better for you!
Linda xxx

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Good Stuff, and Annoying Adverts Hijacking our Words on SP

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The good stuff? I can do proper crunches at last! All that practising sit-ups on the bed has meant that my abs have enough oomph in them to lift me now, and I can lie on the floor on a yoga mat and crunch. Not a huge number, and probably still needing a little form work, but it is there and I'm doing them! YAY!!! I also tried Crunches with Twist (trickier), and Bicycle Crunches this week. This is the joy of using the exercise generator. I am trying to do everything it offers me on any given day because I figure that if I don't try at intervals I won't know if I'm improving. :-)

I still don't feel particularly comfortable laid on the floor, but it is better, definitely. So, something else I thought I'd never manage is accomplished! How cool is that? :-)

I Iz A Happy Exercise Bunny! :-)

Now onto my irrits for the day...

Who else has seen their words transformed into pop-up ads on their team pages etc here at Spark? Can I just say I hate this intrusion into my posts! It implies that I have something to do with these ads when they are attached to my words. It suggests that I endorse whatever is being advertised, which I absolutely don't, and this is unacceptable! Not only that, but the damn things open if you accidentally hover your mouse over the highlighted word, and then you can't see to read your friend and teammates' comments. It is like having some rude person keep interrupting when you are trying to have a conversation with friends. We won't put up with that in real life, so why should we put up with this rudeness here at SP?

Don't get me wrong. I am fine with the adverts around SP, because they help keep the site free to use, and I get that and have no problem with it generally speaking. This is a step too far however, and I have registered my complaint on the community boards here:


Just in case anyone else wants to add their name to the list. :-) There is a growing number of topics started on the Message Boards by people unhappy with this intrusion on their posts.

OK. Moan over. :-)

Enjoy your weekend! And if my blog contains any ads, please feel free to ignore those that don't involve sending me cash. LOL

Lex xxx
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DARACOX 1/27/2011 7:23PM

    I haven't noticed the ads yet, but I will keep an eye out.

I LOVE lolcats, I check the website out everyday and it never fails to make me laugh!

Keep up the crunches!

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SILLYHP1953 1/24/2011 10:38AM

    So that's what it is! I saw some words highlighted in a blog or message board post, can't remember which, and it was a link to an ad. That is going way too far. Good job on the crunches!! I cannot do them properly yet, so will try on the bed, too.

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CHRISTURTLE 1/23/2011 5:01AM

    Have only just discovered the problem on my posts on this afternoon and evening. Frustrating, but I just chose to ignore them.

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JHADZHIA 1/22/2011 9:09PM

    Awesome ab work!! I am not familiar with these pop ups, but I haven't been fully sparking, its all I can do to catch up my friend's blogs then try post my own..
Sorry this nuisance is pestering you,
Linda xxx

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WARMSPRINGDAY 1/22/2011 7:24PM

    I saw the ads, too. Posted a ditto on your thread on the message board. I noticed it first time this morning. I think there is a way to turn that off on individual PC's, but I can't find it.

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WANDAH3 1/22/2011 4:18PM

    Great job on the crunches...I'm still doing the ones from the bed...doesn't hurt my tail section*grin*

So far I've been very fortunate that I haven't had to deal with the any of the ads popping up, but then again I'm usually only on the team page or my blog...after working on a computer all day, I don't spend much time looking around SP site. Not sure if that is cause or not...but yay so far!

Have an excellent weekend my friend.


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NJMATTICE 1/22/2011 3:46PM

    Hi Lexie.
I haven't had that ad experience. Guess I'm not posting enough these days. I've seen them on other sites, but I haven't encountered them here yet. I'll keep my eyes out for them.
Hooray on your good work with your crunches. You are taking a great approach to building your strength. I have been inspired to follow your lead in the ab department. Thanks for the boost.
Have a happy evening and keep up the good work.

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CARLA-216 1/22/2011 3:43PM

    Great job on the crunches!

I've noticed some words in team posts being underlined and I hovered over one just to see and sure enough, an advert. Me no likey.


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BOVEY63 1/22/2011 1:59PM

    Congrats on the crunches!
I haven't experienced the pop-up problem either. Can't figure out why it's happening to you. Sure hope it's taken care of soon.

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ELAOPET 1/22/2011 1:12PM

    I haven't noticed that - but then again, I am not very active on the teams.
Way to go on your workout! I am now pushing 24 sit-ups and darn happy about it! Who knew! Now, to aim for the high school record of - as many as I wanted LOL Man, I could go on and on...until I'd lose count... eh...
How did you get off my radar, hm? I did not get the e-mail telling me you have a new blog...wonder how long that's been going on...let's seee :)))

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TWOTIMESS 1/22/2011 1:07PM

    Hi Lex - we spoke of those pop-ups last night on my team, I didn't have that problem, thank goodness! So you're working on your Abs of Steel? Great stuff!

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It must be the Full Moon!

Friday, January 21, 2011

It must be the Full Moon, because people and dogs around here are acting crazy! I feel like howling, and not just at the moon! Seriously! Yesterday's walk at Highwoods was incredibly stressful, which is something I never thought I'd say. Every snappy, snarly, aggressive dog in the area seeemed to converge on Highwoods during the hour we were up there. We were both nervous wrecks by the time we got home, and it took all my courage to go out there again today.

Today, by comparison, was serenity itself, apart from the fact that I thought I was seeing things when we walked into the park and the poo bin was gone! I did a double-take, and a triple one too, blinking, and even checking to see if I had my glasses on! LOL But it definitely wasn't there.

Today I had to stand and stare!
I met a bin that wasn't there,
It wasn't there when I came back,
I think my brain is out of whack!

The man who came to clean the bin,
Well, I was just as stunned as him.
He looked and looked and all in vain,
And so he went away again.

But then his boss went deeper in,
And in the park he found the bin.
Someone had moved it in the night,
My gosh they gave us all a fright.

They parked the bin much further in,
But buried the pedal for opening him,
Now who would move a dog poo bin,
From by the park to further in?

And move some other bins as well,
But not a soul decide to tell?
Today has certainly been weird,
The day the Poo Bin disappeared.

By Me xxx

Enjoy your day everyone!
Lex xxx

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These are copyrighted, so click the link for some poop-scooping cartoons! LOL


If only... *sigh* LOL

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ELAOPET 1/22/2011 1:20PM

    hahahahaa yesssss, if only...
Thursday, my day from hell, things got like that here on the island. Not only was I ..errr, a little under the weather (HAH!) but I was also seriously PMS-ing and to top it all, after I made the effort to arrange a play date for my dog, she decides to run all the way out of the park and to the garbage containers and have herself a feast of who-knows-what! needless to say, I had had enough and took that dog home and ignored her until next day. Was only later that I remembered meeting people with dogs on leashes (highly unusual on the island) saying it's because their dog went too far exploring ...Then yesterday we all got to talk and decided must have been something in the air because every one of us had a bad dog on thursday.
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MNOT2THICK 1/22/2011 11:27AM

    Loved the poem and cleaning dog. Thanks Lexie emoticon

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ZURDTA- 1/22/2011 10:21AM

    emoticon I actually did laugh out loud!

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WANDAH3 1/21/2011 5:44PM

    OMG Lexie...you crack me up...love the poem. Now why would anyone want to move the poo bin! Too funny.

I'm thinking it the full moon that is causing all the crazy goings on. (At least, that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it*grin*)

Thank you for making my day.

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BOVEY63 1/21/2011 4:59PM

    Love the poem!
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Here's to nights of partial moons and serene walks!

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SILLYHP1953 1/21/2011 11:18AM

    I think reading that Dr. Seuss poem at your daughter's wedding opened up your creative writing! Or maybe you just decided to share with us. Really, really good poem!! The full moon?

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CARLA-216 1/21/2011 10:51AM

    Wow, I did not know it...
that you are a poet!
Yes, indeed, you are...
a poet as bright as a star!

Glad you had a better walk today. Nasty dogs make me very nervous!


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TWOTIMESS 1/21/2011 10:43AM

WOW, Lexie! Who would have thought a poo bin could be the subject of such an ode? If one of the Brit bands take up your poem, they'd have wonderful lyrics for a catchy new song. LOL, I'm being silly.

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/21/2011 10:33AM

    Your poetry was a delight
Every word was just right
Your talent wasn't stolen in the night
A Lexie blog is always my favourite sight!

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JHADZHIA 1/21/2011 9:42AM

    Full moon time for sure!! Glad you got back unscathed from your walk!!
Kids pulling a prank with that bin, silly buggers..
Enjoy your day!
Hugs, Linda xxx

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GRACE612 1/21/2011 8:34AM

    aww cute poem!!! And I wish I could train my dog to pick up after herself...LOL

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BILLPHIL123 1/21/2011 8:31AM

    Loved the poem!! Last week I went out and got a mini trampoline after reading your site!! Step 2 will be to take it out of the box!! Have a great weekend! Phyllis emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/21/2011 7:49AM

    loved the poem ... thanks for the smile

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Lots of Wedding Photos

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sorry the photos aren't in a proper order as such, but I had so many to go through it would have taken me all weekend to do them chronologically. These are just a small selection from the total, and there are still more to come apparently. Feel free to skip this blog if wedding photos aren't your thing. For those who have been waiting to see these, I hope they were worth the wait. :-)

My favourite Bride and Groom Photo, which came about because the registrar said that as the guests would spend most of the ceremony staring at their backs, it might be nice if to start with, they turned and faced us all and did whatever they felt was appropriate. :-) So they did. :-)

Listening to readings:

By the Bridge:

Uncle of the Bride (my brother Chris) escorts Bryony to Rob:

Waiting for the Photoshoot on a cold December day. Need inner glow, so Real Ale, obviously! LOL I made the bouquet by the way. :-)

The bride and Groom and their helpers:

I am picking you up. Stop wriggling!

Bride, Groom and bouquet:

The Chef responsible for the fabulous food. The venison casserole with dumplings was beyond magnificent!

The College gang:

The Wedding Cake:

Cutting the cake:

Rob's Mum and Dad:

The complete wedding party:

And Harry, Rob's brother, the guy who took the picture!

The Hen Party, and yes, it did include Adrian as an honorary hen for the evening. Don't ask! LOL

I guess as we were in the country at a Manor House, an air hunting party was inevitable (like air guitar but with guns) LOL

Left to Right:
Harry, Bryony, Robert, Debbie, David (aka Rob's brother, Bry, Rob, Rob's Mum and dad)

Kissing... Well, it is a wedding! LOL

Being a gentleman, Rob insists on carrying Bryony across the wet grass, but he forgot she was ticklish... or did he...

Aah, that's better...

Mother of the bride doing her reading:

Me and my Children :-)

My Family and Other Animals:

My side of the Family - Left to right...
Brian (engaged to Liz my sister), Liz (my sister LOL), Tara (daughter 2), Me, Lydia(step great niece), Bryony (Bride), Rob (Son-in-law and Groom), at Rob's feet is Robbie (little nephew, son of my brother), Chris (my Brother), below him is Dan (slightly bigger nephew), Sas (Sarah, Brother's partner), Steph (Niece, daughter of my sister), and lastly another Rob (hubby of Steph and father of Lydia) Does that make him my nephew-in-law? LOL

In case Bryony forgets her new name:

Alternate method of transport over grass:

Exchanging of Rings:

The rings:

Signing the register:

Smells good:


The start of the Uncle of the bride speech. If you can see clearly enough, you will see some intersting brides and grooms on the wall. LOLOL

Guitar Heroes:

And finally, the most important part of a modern wedding ceremony....
Changing your status on Facebook to 'Married'! Because you aren't married until you do that are you. *grin*

Hope you enjoyed the show!
Lex xxx
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GINA31LOVE 2/3/2011 11:13PM

    Congratulations. emoticon

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ELAOPET 1/22/2011 1:28PM

    awww! Beautiful!!!! Everything! From the happy faces to family together, from flowers (very nice job) to dress(es)...Love it! But I love the happiness on everyone's faces the most! emoticon

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JHADZHIA 1/20/2011 10:16AM

    wonderful photos!!! Enjoyed looking at all the happy faces! Al the best to the newly weds!

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MNOT2THICK 1/17/2011 1:55PM

    Tbanks for sharing. It was clear all in attendance had a good time. I loved the look of the wedding cake. What kind was it. Looked yummy. emoticon

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SCREWIE 1/17/2011 1:47PM

    Loved them! I don't know what's more enjoyable: the beautiful people, the gorgeous clothes (love your top Lexie!), the fun they show they're having? Oh, just love it :)))

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LIFEISSWEET2 1/17/2011 12:49PM

    What wonderful photos! Weddings are such a happy occasion that you just love being part of them....even if it is vicariously. Thank you for sharing!

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SILLYHP1953 1/16/2011 10:40AM

    Wonderful fun pictures...when there's love AND fun AND a cool family involved then the marriage has to be a success!!

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    Positively lovely! I am so jealous and I want an English wedding!

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LINDABENEDICT 1/15/2011 10:22AM

    I loved looking at these photos ! Quite a lovely wedding ! Love the outfits, you looked great too ! Thank you so much for sharing !

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GRACE612 1/15/2011 8:53AM

    Aww Thanks for sharing!!! Great pics!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/15/2011 2:11AM

    Absolutely lovely ! I was waiting for the photos with baited breath they were well worth the wait !It was a delightful looking wedding .As usual you did a lovely job telling us about it too .To Lexie a marvelous Mum of the bride! hugs,Cheri xxx

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CHEVY63 1/14/2011 9:35PM

    Wow - what great pictures! It looks like such a lovely wedding! Everything looks perfect - I especially love Bryony's dress - it's gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing.

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LOVESLIFE48 1/14/2011 7:52PM

    Thanks so much for sharing!!! The bouquet was beautiful!!! Looks like a good time!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KNITTABLES 1/14/2011 7:43PM

    Thanks for sharing such a special day with us. Great work on the bouquet Loved the wedding cake.

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KNITTABLES 1/14/2011 7:42PM

    Thanks for sharing such a special day with us. Great work on the bouquet Loved the wedding cake.

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WANDAH3 1/14/2011 4:07PM

    The pictures are wonderful and the bride and groom look so happy! Congratulations Lexie on acquiring a son-in-law. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos. When I look at them, I see a sincerity in the what really matters...each other.


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UKPOOHBEAR 1/14/2011 3:02PM

    some fantastic photos there Lexie, looks like a fantastic day was had by all :)

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P0KERS0PH 1/14/2011 1:40PM

    That cake looks amazing! Well done on the bouquet too!
Fantastic! xx

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ANNEMAC5 1/14/2011 1:25PM

    I love weddings and this one looked like fun. The flowers and dress are beautiful. There is so much love and laughter in the photos. I also like the facebook status change. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 1/14/2011 12:50PM

    I totally enjoyed the show! Thanks for posting these beautiful pictures. It looks like a fun time and the bride and groom look so happy.
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I'm trying to figure out how Harry stayed balanced when taking the picture from the railing - he must be part acrobat!

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TWOTIMESS 1/14/2011 12:29PM

You've got beautiful daughters and a handsome son in law, Lexie! They certainly had a stack of fun!

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BLONDECUTIE2477 1/14/2011 12:19PM

    very nice wedding! I am getting married in October. I love the dress.

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