Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I just want to wish all my friends a Very Happy Thanksgiving.
We don't celebrate it here in England but I hope you all have a wonderful time with your friends & families.
I'm going to celebrate by thinking about all the good things in my life and give thanks for them.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well, I'm officially a pensioner and can draw my first payment today.
I turned 60 yesterday and despite the last months of illness etc. I feel fine about it.
I'm fit and healthy (at last!!!) and once again enjoying life.
We had a great week-end with family up in the Yorkshire dales.
It was lovely to see everyone and I really enjoyed it.
I was very good foodwise, though there was cake! and have manged to stay the same weight as last week, though I think it's more good luck than good management...well, you're only 60 once and I'm been taken out to lunch again today so I'll still need to keep my 'goodie-goodie' cap on for another day!
We walked a lot, visited a mere and watched the spectacle of geese, ducks and swan that have come in to overwinter.
I even got to stroke the head of a young Whooper swan, still so fluffy and soft even though he was old enough to have flown in from abroad.
The weather was cold but fine, proper autumn weather...picture postcard frosty, and I was doing what I like best.
I couldn't have wished for anything better.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Well, it's been a while since my last blog.
I haven't been putting it off, I've just felt ill for about the last six weeks from a viral infection that knocked the stuffing out of me.
I've been so lethargic, no energy or inclination to do anything...I've even put weight on. Whatever I tried I was left feeling absolutely tired out.
I've been trying to build up my strength slowly and this morning I awoke early and realised something......
I feel FINE!!!
I slept well, woke refreshed and best of all, I'm NOT tired.
I feel ME again!!!
Last week I managed to shift 2lbs of the weight gain but today I just KNOW I'm going to shift the rest...and some
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
DH and I have had a wonderful week.
A small policy I took out twentyfive years ago for twentyfive pence a month matured (I had forgotten about it) so we decided to spend it on a visit with our eldest son who we hadn't seen for a while. He has recently moved house and I wanted to see where he lives.
It was DH's idea, he said we'd had a bad year what with one thing and another and we deserved a break. Isn't he lovely?
We'd never been to Norfolk before and while our son was at work we used the days to explore the area going back to his house each evening.
We did lots of walking and bird watching. He's in the beautiful area of Wells-next-the-sea which ranges from tiny villages to small seaside towns so there was lots to see and do.
Norfolk is full of quaint little villages with strange names..like Little Snoring! There are windmills and miles and miles of reed beds that are a haven for wildlife.
We took advantage of the RSPB reserves in the area which was brilliant as the migratory flocks of Greylag and Pinkfoot Geese were coming in, what a spectacle and the noise was tremendous.
There were Spoonbills too, which I'd never seen before and Knots by the thousand. We even had a sighting of a Bearded Tit which is quite rare and I managed to get a photograph!! ...don't quite know how as I have a new camera and am still practising with it!!
The place was awash with Bloodynose Beetles and Dragonflies in lots of different colours...magical!
We took a boat trip to Blakeney Point to see the Common and Grey Seal colonies that live on the sandbanks.
We were with-in two feet of them.
It was quite funny really, as the boat approached they were just laid like logs on the sand but as we neared them it was almost as if a light went on and they thought 'Showtime'...they began waving their flippers and wriggling into the sea where they performed wonderful aquabatics.
The trips have been going for over a hundred years so they are used to people watching them.
We visited Sandringham House, the holiday home of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, which was very beautiful and the gardens were magnificent.
We went on the pier at Cromer, it certainly blew the cobwebs away.
We also made a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham to light candles for various reasons.
It was so peaceful and uplifting. Almost like my life was beginning anew.
I feel so much happier and relaxed.
We met up with family and friends and visited wonderful places plus I didn't put weight on...I didn't lose any either but that is good.
Like the title says, we are Rich in Everything.
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