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Off my trolley


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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Well I go out for a walk today around central London, taking photos for you know what. If you don't know what, here's the link.

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Sorry, just can't help myself.

Where were we?




First stop is a farmers' market. Don't these look yummy? I don't buy one, as I am going to be out and about all day and don't want to have to carry it. That could in fact be a new workout: pumpkin transportation, 351 calories/mile, seasonal exercise only, negated if you eat the pumpkin as soup with cream in.

I do buy six eggs which is brave really, what's more carry them around London for six hours and get them home safely. Funny thing there: I only have my handbag (which is on the capacious side, I can get my lunch and a pair of shoes into it and have often done so) with me so put the eggs in it. One of the places I stop is the Natural History museum in South Kensington, to take a photo and go into the museum shop.



This used to be a great place to buy presents for my niece, and they still have really nice stuff for kids, but niece is nearly 14 and I'm not sure she's that keen on plastic dinosaurs any more.

HOWEVER, getting back to the point, before going into the shop, I have my bag searched (this is routine and they do it to everyone, it's not that I look particularly shifty. Truly.) and the woman who searches my bag doesn't even turn a hair at a good quality handbag containing purse, mobile phone, comb, makeup and half a dozen organic freerange eggs.

I suppose it's one of those jobs, like being a doctor or a window cleaner. After six months, nothing surprises you any more.

Stop off on the way home for groceries and provide further evidence of creeping eccentricity by taking a photo of my trolley at the supermarket, just because I am so impressed with it.

Please admire it.



Yes, that is a doughnut you see, top right. One lonely little doughnut, 220 counted calories. The only other even possibly questionable item is the loaf of cholla bread, which is sweetish and I love it toasted for brekkie. Time was when for a Saturday evening on my own I would have had a large bag of crisps, some crackers and cheese, a BOGOF chocolate offer, a lemon cake, a couple of cans of pop and a bottle of cider. Oh and some hummus, to go with the crisps, as the healthy makeweight.

It's FABULOUS not to have to spend my money on that sort of junk any more.

And this morning I measured myself and I've lost 1cm from my waist and 5 whole centimetres, that is 2 inches, from my bottom.

Actually I would have known this without measuring. The trousers I'm wearing have fallen down twice today. No kidding.

Thank goodness I was at home both times it happened.
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SERASARA 11/9/2012 12:05PM

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TRAVEL8GIRL 11/1/2012 11:06PM

  Thanks for your description of London. Please do more! I was in London for a week way back in 1984, and I loved it. And you write so well you make a day of shopping sound like fun.

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FOXFIRENDTS 10/29/2012 8:32PM

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LISALGB 10/26/2012 5:47PM

    Don't think I would want to transport a pumpkin all day either. But, I am VERY impressed that the eggs made it home safely. That must be some handbag you've got there.
And, if only one little donut made it into your cart, then you are doing great!!
Keep those great blogs coming. I love to read about your adventures!!
Blessings!!

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ANITA50 10/25/2012 2:14PM

  i loved your blog! thanks so much for sharing!

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1GROVES2 10/25/2012 9:49AM

    What a way to start my morning....reading your amusing blog! Thanks for sharing.
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LAURIETAIT 10/23/2012 5:00PM

    You're sooo funny. Pumpkin transportation ..lol ... as for your trousers you really need to invest in a belt before you get arrested!
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BEBOP4ME 10/23/2012 3:40PM

    What a nice blog to read today! Thank you!

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NEWTINK 10/23/2012 10:02AM

    I just love your blog and pictures. oh and your sense of humor is so pleasurable ... emoticon

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PENOWOK 10/23/2012 9:11AM

    Time for new slacks?? Good for you!! Thanks for the delightful story!!

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EABL81 10/22/2012 10:46PM

    Lovely trolley, but you REALLY do need to go clothes shopping! emoticon

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REENIE131 10/22/2012 10:05PM

    Great blog!

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NADS1959 10/22/2012 6:20PM

    I like thinking about trading places- I'm here in the lovely nearly northern Michigan. How about a SP dwelling swap where we trade vacations for a few weeks?

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NEWCHINELO 10/22/2012 5:36PM

    lovely!

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MIZINA730 10/22/2012 2:20PM

    Ha ha, I'm glad you were home too. It's interesting to see what you can buy in a British supermarket.

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SUNGBIRD2000 10/22/2012 1:11PM

    way to go!!

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ASPENHUGGER 10/22/2012 12:59PM

    emoticon on the shrinkage!

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WILDFLOWERMA 10/22/2012 11:47AM

    Love the blog - I have taken pictures of my food many times :). My brother & his family live in London also (love visiting all of the beautiful parks in Springtime). My 2 year old nephew went bonkers over the natural history museum also :)

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INTRIBUS 10/22/2012 11:38AM

  Waiting for the day mine fall off of me. I am actually going in the right direction for once

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AMANDEES76 10/22/2012 11:35AM

    Congrats on your progress! When your pants are falling off it is hard to ignore that signs that you are losing weight isn't it!?! Thank you for the good laugh and great blog!!

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DEBLYNN323 10/22/2012 11:21AM

    LOL....Loved your blog! Great job!

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MOMOSG 10/22/2012 11:06AM

    There is nothing strange about eggs in a handbag! LOVE IT! Loose pants are comfy and pants that fall down, well that is just FABULOUS!

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BANDMOM2012 10/22/2012 10:28AM

    Loved seeing all the fresh veggies! Keep it up!

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TURNINGTABLES21 10/22/2012 10:23AM

  Carrying eggs around unbroken for 6 hours in a purse should be an Olympic sport! Way to go!

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SLIMLEAF 10/22/2012 10:23AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog.
Unlike you, though, I DID buy a pumpkin but I've never eaten pumpkin before so I'll have to do some research on how best to cook it. Any suggestions?!

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MARGARITTM 10/22/2012 10:16AM

    Here's to falling trousers!

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NEWMOM20121 10/22/2012 9:03AM

    Always love your blogs. Thank you for sharing.

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HYATTI1 10/22/2012 8:58AM

    hahaha...time for a belt. Great sense of humor.

Joanna

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LAURIE5658 10/22/2012 7:53AM

    LOL You are the only crazy person that would take a photo of groceries. There are times I am so proud of my purchases I want to show them off to anyone that would look. Crazy? perhaps.

Great looking groceries you purchased...even the lonely donut.

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JANEMARIE77 10/22/2012 6:58AM

    not perfect or crazy just better great job congrats on the loss

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DMEYER4 10/22/2012 6:56AM

  great blog thank you. you might want to wear a belt.

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    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 10/22/2012 6:00AM

    love your blogs

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IFEOMA4 10/22/2012 2:47AM

  Love your sense of humour

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PHEBESS 10/22/2012 2:39AM

    YAY for pants falling down!!!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/22/2012 1:19AM

  Good for you! Ya know we like your blogs. Nice scenery and your sense of humor s delightful ! emoticon emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 10/22/2012 12:04AM

    Yea! For pants that fall down! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEEBEE 10/21/2012 11:52PM

    Love your blog! Thanks for sharing your amusing story.

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SUNSET09 10/21/2012 11:19PM

  I also noticed the salad as well! Thanx for sharing your pics, nice and the weight lost, good going! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 10/21/2012 10:07PM

    Love reading your blogs about your walks - this one thru London was really interesting. Thanks!

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