EVER-HOPEFUL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EVER%2DHOPEFUL EVER-HOPEFUL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ today a great man died,my FIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924770 since we heard of his death this morning it has been a big rush sorting out flights and packing etc.lotfi and his sister got off well just hoping they manage to get their in time for his fathers funeral as in islam that normally takes place within 24 hours.i now have my nephew and niece staying with me till wednesday when lotfi and his sister should be back so will have my hands full to say the least.i am really sad as he was a great man who i loved but at the same time i am pleased he is now... Fri, 8 May 2015 10:29:01 EST hoping it is a good sign http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912539 just thought i would quickly write this before going to bed as i might forget tomorrow.today a couple of times my left cheek(the paralysed side)has started twitching.i wouldn´t say it was painful just an uncomportable feeling .though it is very sensitive to touch it is twitching high up on my cheek just below the eyebone near the nose side.hoping it is a good sign and that perhaps after 3 years the nerves might be picking up signals again.what say all my fellow sparkers that are nurses out t... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:25:05 EST some more beautiful places in wales. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903992 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/places-i<BR>n-wales-that-look-straight-out-of-a-fa<BR>ntasy-novel#.dmeJOWvqY </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 06:02:16 EST 100 questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892962 some of this questions i thought were thought provoking and even enlightening <BR> <BR> <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17580/100-qu<BR>estions-that-will-transform-your-life.<BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> hope you are all doing great.take care and keep smiling Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18:35:58 EST some photos of our walk on sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891012 this sunday i went with the kids noedic walking .we were out for 51/2 hours.i even climbed up our local hill so in total climbed up and down 400 steps total.first photos taken by the lake. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1060651954.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1333664933.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1627790487.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2016024325.jpg"> <BR> <img ... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:06:57 EST reasons why you shouldn´t visit wales.(must see) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882022 <BR> yes this is me karen gwyneth posted a link to a blog giving reasons for not visiting wales.before you ask.no i haven´t gone mad.yes i am still proud to be welsh.watch the link and you will see why i wanted to share it with you all. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/reasons-<BR>you-should-never-visit-wales#.sqPVzA2Nr </link> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:07:25 EST up date and today midday meal(photo´s) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879824 first lotfi´s birthday went well.lotfi took the kids to see sponge bob 3d(and i didn´t have to go.woo hoo i hate spongebob)i stayed home and did some ironing itstead so i was also happy.then i made homemade donner´s at home.didn´t take photo though here is a photo of lotfi´s birthday cake that ayman and i made.it was a marmour cake that lotfi asked for.afraid i can´t show you a photo after it was cut as lotfi and the kids had eaten it all before i thought about taking a photo,lol.i did have ... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:46:59 EST greatNSV-and my newest fitness aid(photo) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878072 yesturday i got me a new(secondhand) spin bike.which for me was a great NSV as on my old normal exercise bike my operated leg didn´t have enough bend to ride it.with the spin bike however i could.it was slowly and a little painful but i could do it.i am planning slowly at first,10 minutes but hoping as time goes it will be less painful and quicker.hoping this is just the exercise i need to help with my stairs.here is the photo of my latest fitness aid <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:39:08 EST healthyish valentineday sweetness(photo heavy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875663 H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E S D A Y <BR> <BR> not certain if healthyish is even a word?if not it should be lol.the kids and i have been busy making valentines day sweets for a few reasons. <BR> # i think they are better than brought as a lot of though,love,time and energy have gone into making them <BR> #.i know exactly what is in them so have no worry zakariya eating them <BR> #it kept the kids busy,especially ayman who i have to try to stop from running around which believe you me k... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 13:10:24 EST overdue blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874867 well first aymans arm was healing nicely then yesturdayat sport he fell of the bench and landed on his arm splitting open the cut again so we are now back to square one with nomore sport,swimming bathing etc.try telling that to a sportsmad 6 year old lol..will have my work cut out for me again i guess. <BR> <BR> today is the last day of school for a week it is also the day that zakariya and ayyub get their half yearly school report.this year it is important that zakariya gets a good report s... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:45:33 EST as promised photo of vegan indoor picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866619 as mentioned in last blog here is the photos of our indoor vegan picnic.there is an overview first then more close up. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1235986474.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l559621450.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1940130825.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l64134369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:15:32 EST a little bit of this a little bit of that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866495 the title says it all,lol.first update on ayman.his arm is healing up nicely and looks like it wont leave as big a scar as originally thought.thank god.his operation yesturday also went well .he only needed painkillers yesturday and in the night.this morning he seems ok and hasn´t complained of being in pain.in fact the kids are outside now having a snowball fight,lol. <BR> <BR> thursday ayyub on the way from school got beaten up by an older child.he wasn´t actually the ziel of the bully but... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:53:38 EST LOVE;LOVE;LOVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860972 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13923&memberid=874628 </link> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:50 EST photo of ayman´s arm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857096 lotfi and ayman arrived back late last night(that´s for another blog)spent half the day in er.managed to take a photo when they changed the dressing and concidering it is 13 days ago i think it still looks bad though the dr says it is healing up nicely but will take along time to heal.he was very lucky as it only nipped the nerve a bit deeper and the nerve would have been severad and he would have lost use of arm and hand so god be praised(alhamdullah)for small mercies.here is the photo <BR> ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:08:11 EST sometimes a little bit of what you fancy does you good(with photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856505 sometimes you just fancy something even if you know it is not so good for you.well today was one of those days surprisingly.it was also one of those days where i also had little time to actually spend cooking so what do i go for a chicken pot pie.homemade of course so i control to an extent how bad it really is (or should that be good,not sure there.)to save time i used frozen vegtables <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l359765843.jpg"> <BR> see i am not perfect.the rest... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:50:21 EST just so you can see why i love wales http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856258 as most of you know i originate from wales.seen this article and thought i would share it with you.though theese are nice there are even nicer places to go as well.like bala for white raftinh,horse shoe pass for a nice walk,ceffner caves.,st winifried well.the heritage park in greenfield.to name but a few.hope you enjoy the views. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13844&memberid=874628 </link> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:22:10 EST awesome blog,just had to share. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854971 read this blog from a sparkfriend of mine today and i thought that is such a totally awesome blog that you my spark friends would love to read it .here is the link to 2bdynamic´s latest blog. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854920 </link> <BR> <BR> take care and keep smiling and don´t forget to drink your water Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:24:48 EST ayyubs birthday cake and food photos for yesturday.(photo heavy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852956 first i want to ask if you can all pray for my uncle peter.i have just found out that he was rushed to hospital with a massive heart attack about an hour ago.i know i wont be able to sleep till i get more information so i am now posting the blog i was going to post tomorrow or today it is 1.23am here.ayyub changed his mind at the last minute that he wanted a ninja turtle.this was the 4th time he had changed his mind lol.so being the mother i am i made him it so here is the finished cake from ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:53:16 EST long but worth the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852354 i found this on youtube the other day and found it very interesting,some things are actually tummy turning but interesting.don´t be put off by the start as it is worth seeing the rest <BR> <BR> <link>/www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gVXrZXXK_w </link> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:05:32 EST needed a pick me up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848567 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13712&memberid=874628 </link> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13712&memberid=874628 </link> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:12:09 EST yesturday started good but ended so so bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847602 yesturday morning i had my 6 months after my knee replacement check up in the hospital.it went good i am officialy crutches free.and unless i don´t have any pain etc in the next 6 weeks then he doesn´t want to see me for 6 months.if something does come up in the next 6 weeks he wants to see me in 3 months.so feeling good about that my cousin had sent me some money so i went and brought a new stability ball as i haven´t replaced mine when it broke a while back as well as 3 kettle bells a 2kg,a... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 11:37:00 EST streak up date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844841 well i am doing well with my no soda streak <BR> <BR> no soda <BR> longest streak 9months 4 days <BR> current streak 10 days. <BR> <BR> the other streak i am not doing so well on i am afraid but i wont change it to make it less challengeing as that will feel like a failure so the goal stands <BR> <BR> eat 90% or more healthy food <BR> longest streak 3 days <BR> curent streak 0 days. <BR> <BR> i think once all the junk is out what the kids brought for new year is out of the way i will me... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 14:43:58 EST thoughts and prayers to the cfs &kersbrook residence. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843777 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1112109744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this is a photo my niece took from her back yard 7 hours ago and posted on facebook.she says the fire is not heading in her direction but it only takes a change of wind direction.to me it looks really close to her though i have to take her word it is not but it is an area where alot of her friends live.asking for thoughts and prayers for all the cfs fighting the fire and for the people living in the area and for ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:07:11 EST sharing this blog.it say what i want to say to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842469 but more elentquently than i ever could.happy new year my friends i wish you everything what is in this shared blog and more.thanks once again for all your support,understanding,care and love you have given me over the years it has all been much appreciatedhere´s to 2015 being our year.love you all. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842281 </link> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 04:11:25 EST spark article(exercise for a bad knee) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841833 as most of you know i had a knee replacement this last year so did several of my spark friends.infact it was fast an epidemic,lol.anyway saw this spark people article on exercise with a painful knee.thought i would post a link her for my spark friends but also so i have easy access to it should i need it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=363 </link> <BR> <BR> hope it helps. <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR all my spark friends take care and keep smilin... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:44:54 EST just had to share this and streak update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841401 just had to share this .number three really got to me.lets just say i have a lot to be grateful for. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13593&memberid=874628 </link> <BR> <BR> streak update <BR> no soda <BR> longest streak 9 months 4 days. <BR> current streak 5 days <BR> <BR> at least 90% or more healthy foods <BR> longest streak 3 days <BR> current streak 1 day <BR> <BR> thank you for taking the time to read and or reply to this blog.take care and keep smil... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:54:27 EST this is the blog i meant to post yesturday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839389 this is the bloog i had originally intended to writ yesturday but with not sleeping the night before was too tired.still tired really so i have just copied and pasted the next paragraph from one of my team threads that i am on. <BR> <BR> been feeling down with lotfi and the ayman being away,the knee hurting with the cold etc etc so last night i was feeling really down and didn´t fancy cooking(as you know i have to cook everything from scratch because of zakariya)i don´t know what was up with... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:02:50 EST too tired for planed blog,photos instead. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838893 too tired to post planned blog i mentioned in last blog but here are some photo´s from my balcony just took,sorry don´t know how to work flash on camera. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l187626203.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l483345357.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l523803851.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l456901583.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:22:58 EST another NSV at the right time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838628 i have been feeling down a bit with lotfi and ayman being away,my knee playing up with the cold and i am ashamed to say the scale creeping in the wrong direction.well something happened last night(will be posting a longer blog once i worked out a plan of action and explain in that blog)back to the none scale victory.i found an old ring from me which to be honest i forgot about which i had to stop wearing when i was 28 as it didn´t fit anymore.i will be 50 next birthday well i could put it on ... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:25:37 EST wise words to live by. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838044 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12616&memberid=874628 </link> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:39:39 EST interesting article especially if you are into history like me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837571 i found this whole article interesting especially the one about the underground and the first lady marathon runner.how the times indeed have changed. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13221&memberid=874628 </link> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:10:10 EST zakra´s birthday cake(photos) and feeling aweful. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836466 reason i am feeling aweful is i was mad at lotfi as he hadn´t phoned zakariya or been on skype to wish zakariya a happy birthday(to those who don´t know lotfi is in tunisia with ayman).lotfi also knows that with school tomorrow the kids are in bed latest 20.15.i waited and waited so in the end i phoned him so he would go on skype at 20.45 as zakariya was waiting for him to wish him happy birthday.i started to have a go at him for not phoning zakariya.turns out my SIL,FIL died today and he had... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:43:58 EST some of the photos i wanted to post from last blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835731 fingers crossed.hope this work <link>http://fullplateliving.org/sites/def<BR>ault/files/styles/panopoly_image_origi<BR>nal/public/grinch-kebabs.jpg?itok=3xt8RvfZ </link> <BR> <link>http://fullplateliving.org/sites/def<BR>ault/files/styles/panopoly_image_origi<BR>nal/public/olive-penguins.jpg?itok=qMmpVaXt </link> <BR> <link>http://fullplateliving.org/sites/def<BR>ault/files/styles/panopoly_image_origi<BR>nal/public/veggie-christmas-tree-plate<BR>_0.jpg?itok=V7HJ9iWW </link> <BR> ... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:40:50 EST just had to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835535 <link>https://fullplateliving.org/blog/war<BR>ning-dont-serve-these-healthy-holiday-<BR>treats-if-you-dont-attention?utm_sourc<BR>e=Email+Access+List&utm_campaign=06688<BR>bd798-Weekly_Email_2014_12_1912_18_201<BR>4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8688509c<BR>a4-06688bd798-60401953 </link> <BR> <BR> really loved the cheesy penquinns and the veggie christmas tree.great party ideas over the holidays. <BR> <BR> for some reason i can´t post the link. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:44:29 EST zumba class photo.can you guess which is me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828451 here is a photo taken last night at the zumba class.zakariya is non the photo as he is the one who took the photo.our zumba teacher posted it on his facebook .here is the link.can you guess which one is me.easy isn´t it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l170396764.jpg"> <BR> <BR> as you all know i hate havimg my photo took.so putting this out here took some guts but thought for my friends that make excuses not to exercise if i can do it with all my hea... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 05:12:15 EST aymans burger birthday cake(photos.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823125 today my son ayman is 6 years old today.for his birthday cake in pre school he wanted a burger cake.he has imagination it just means i had to put my thinking cap on on how i would make it,lol.here is the result of my thinking cap <BR> first i made a marzipan/fondant out of ground hazelnut and almonds,powdered sugar and rose water.that is to make the whole wheat burger bun(well had to try and support my healthy lifestyle with the wholewheat bun,lol) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:42:27 EST you can make a differance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820945 here is a link to a blog my sparkfriend posted.i hope you will follow it and then the link on here blog.also like her blog so that it can reach popular blog status so reach more people.i think this is such a great idea and it just proves you can make a difference even if such a little one. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820778 </link> <BR> <BR> thank you as always for taking the time to readd my blog.take care and keep s... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:17:31 EST copied from NOTREBLE`S sparkpage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818050 i thought this was as great as it was simple when i read this on NOTREBLE`S page that i just had to share it. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> I HAVE fat. I am NOT fat. Just like I have fingernails, but I am not fingernails. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! ;) <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> hope you love it as much as i did.thank you for taking the time to read and reply to my blog.hopefully i will have the time to thank you all personally but can´t promise,lol.take care and keep smiling Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:38:03 EST needed this today.hope you could do with a laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817391 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12992&memberid=874628 </link> <BR> <BR> keep smiling Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:48:11 EST blog worth shareing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815634 <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12360/what-l<BR>osing-100-pounds-taught-me-about-how-w<BR>e-treat-overweight-people.html </link> <BR> <BR> what are your opinions after reading this blog? Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:50:49 EST to conteract the blog on saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813737 after all that happened on friday and the blog i wrote about it on saturday re where have peoples manners and helpfulness gone.i thought i would serve the netz to renew my faith in human nature as i knew i am notthe only one who would help or reach out to a person in need.came across this and thought i would post the link.have a great rest of the day.take care and keep smiling <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12826&memberid=874628 </link> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:53:36 EST vegan banana and oats cookies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813468 i was playing catch up with my emails today and came across this article in the inbox. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/columns/bonni<BR>e-taub-dix-nutrition-intuition/reasons<BR>-why-you-should-eat-oatmeal-every-day/<BR>?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNut<BR>rition_20141108 </link> <BR> <BR> which remined me of a recipe for banana and oat cookies that i have been meaning to try.especially as i have some bananas in that needed usingup we made the cookies today.it is a very simpl... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 08:38:56 EST bit of this,bit of that,manners?where are they? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813169 i will start the blog with the manners part of the title.when i acount my day yesturday you will see why i am wondering where peoples manners and helpfulness have gone.i had my dr´s appointment yesturday(more later in blog)on the way there i got the bottom of my skirt caught in the escalator.it stopped suddenly and i nearly fell .one of my crutches fell.though.would you believe no one stopped to help me they walked or should i say pushed pass me as igf i wasn´t there to catch their train.one ... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 16:00:48 EST blc week 7 challenge blog, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809976 super hero qualities <BR> <BR> when ever i have had a dream that dream has always come true.it is lucky that i don´t often dream or shall i say don´t remember the dream often.one time my uncle had a car accident and i woke up screaming telling my mom what had happened.we found out next day that my uncle did have a car accident that night.i dreamed my friends kitchen was flooded.next day her washmachine door broke and all the water flooded onto the kitchen floor etc.also a couple of times whe... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:11:58 EST halloween photo + early anniversary presant from lotfi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808673 incase you are wondering why i wrote halloween photo and not plural is the battery went dead on my camera before i could take anymore and for some reason the charger to reload it is not working.so guess i am going to have to put a new camera on my bucket list so there will be less photos in my blogs for a while.anyway here is the photo <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1406703394.jpg"> <BR> ayyub was a mummie which as some of you may know i soaked the bandages in black ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 12:45:38 EST don´t put off tomorrow what you can do today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806113 think of something that you can do but have been putting off for a while for some reason and go and do it now.honestly you will feel better for it being out of the way.mine is the doors and paintwork.better get started i guess.what will you do? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2126606976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> thanks for taking the time to read this blog and a double thanks for replying.make each day count.take care and keep smiling Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:34:54 EST rainy day project,halloween party(photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804620 hi everybody thought it was time to do another blog.first here is what we did the other day when it was rainy.we got normal kitchen roll which had a patern impregnated on it with dots.the kids then using felt tip pens coloured or rather dotted the dots to make a pattern.we then carefully wet it with a little water and then let it dry.here is the finished product.i have to get some clip frames for them(can get the cheap off car boot sales)this will be the kids presants for their teachers arou... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:05:44 EST bean stew and latest photo of the kids. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797331 i had originally planned to make a lentil and tomatoe soup yesturday till i realise i didn´t have enough lentil in the cupboard.i did have in my spare cupboard but it is so high up that i couldn´t reach it without standing on a chair which i haven´t done since my knee replacement and which my dr has forbidden me to do so a quick change of plan must here.hence bean stew. first i put one table spoon olive oil in a pan and fried one chopped onion in it <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:52:07 EST totally awesome,just have to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796288 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3GiqHm5rQA </link> <BR> <BR> just to think the amount of hard work,time for training and disapline needed to get to this standard at such a young age is totally awe inspireing.i know from experiance the setermination and deadication needed so hats off to them and their trainer/ mother. <em>345</em> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:46:05 EST garlic,flax and seasame crackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795640 here is the link to the recipe i used <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/garlic-flaxsee<BR>d-sesame-crackers-healthy-snack/?utm_s<BR>ource=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_<BR>campaign=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+<BR>%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> <BR> <BR> you can see how it is suppose to look.mine looked like this i am afraid i couldn´t get them any thinner but they were very tasty. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2105164673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> i did it i... 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