MILLIE-MILOU's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MILLIE%2DMILOU MILLIE-MILOU'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/ Tuesday morning and the sun is shining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400029 I have taken the morning off work to find parts for my car. I had to wait until the place was open then ring back to see if they had the bits and then ring back when the right chap was in. They get aerated at work if I do it there so have taken the morning off to get this done. My MOT is quite important to me. <BR> <BR> While I was waiting for the place to open, I walked Toffee for 50 minutes in the glorious morning which went from a pretty dawn, <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:10:43 EST Not a great day, actually http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399421 I had a nice lie in today. Then Ken came around and we watched The Lone Ranger on DVD in the morning. First time ever, that I have watched a film in the morning. Ken put my Speedplay Zero Pedals on Bluey, the road bike for me, as my hands are pretty rubbish actually. In return, I made him a loaf of bread. <BR> <BR> I make a lot of bread. I like doing it. Naturally, I don't actually eat the stuff, but I do like making it. I have a loaf here and I have no idea what to do with it. I guess Phil ... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:11:33 EST Saturday round up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399133 Dreadful week really. <BR> Tuesday was Pixar night in with Phil, Wednesday was a trip to Boston and a walk by the river, Thursday was hilly 16 miler and yesterday I got a nice 38 miler in, on the flat, on the bike. <BR> Work is getting worse and worse. It turns out that the nurses all hate me as I am covering for their receptionist (whom they really like) as she is being trained to do another job, then the NHS is closing reception so their regular receptionist is doing a job that she doesn't ... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:22:01 EST Monday and the start of a new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397313 Yup, I know it's Tuesday morning but I didn't have time last night. <BR> <BR> This being single malarkey is easier for eating. I don't have to cook for anyone else so I've been forgetting to eat. My friend Wendy texts me daily and I tell her what I have eaten. Then she sends frownie faces. Oops. I have known Wen for well over 30 years and she knew me when I was so light that I could barely walk so she knows that I have a few issues in that department. Actually, she helped pull me back from t... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 02:27:32 EST 50 miler in the wind today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396711 Boy was it blowy out there today. <BR> I walked Toffee for ages this morning then had a coffee and a lovely omelette with quark in, for brunch (must do food logs). I then did a quick Tesco run as I have no fizzy water, very little diet coke and my cleaning product collection is shocking. I've used them all. Ooooh, I found strawberries on offer for 2 punnets for £3, so grabbed a couple of punnets. I also managed to get the last 2 frozen spinach packets in the shop. I use the frozen spinach in... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 15:03:43 EST Saturday ride with my friend today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396337 The sun is shining and I've been forgetting to log on with the tiredness that I've been going through. <BR> Today I took Bluey to Louth and rode for an hour or so, with my friend Andrea, who is one of the Fat Lass At The Back club members. It's a social group for fans of a brand of clothing called Fat Lass at the Back, or Fat Lad at the Back if you are a bloke. They have real cycling clothes for people with a curve about them. Clothing that fits, in fact. I know at a size 12 I'm not exactly t... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 14:31:50 EST Wednesday hump day. I do love a hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392373 Ken stayed last night. He wasn't supposed to, he was borrowing the car. I said that I was going for a ride and when I got back he'd eaten half my cheese and had a glass of wine. He is not driving MY car after drinking, thank you very much. <BR> <BR> He stayed in the music room on the spare bed and I had Toffee in my room and put the door against the door for good measure. Was not overly chuffed but told him that I was setting my alarm for 7am instead of 5.20am and that he, Ken, was walking t... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:25:49 EST The 'head in a shed' day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391501 I was up at a quarter past 5 and out with the dogs for an hour, good and early. Dylan ran off after a rabbit and it took me an age to catch him. Toffee came straight back to me when I told him 'no' and called him in. <BR> After catching Dylan, he ate my glasses when I was in the shower. I only need them for walking, driving, watching tv, generally seeing things so they are not important or anything. I tried my spare, old ones but after 10 minutes, the ensuing headache had me donate them to t... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:08:29 EST Sunday 50 miler http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390991 I really needed a decent ride today. I knew that the weather wasn't going to be too cracky so I reckoned that I needed to get a wiggle on. Phil woke me, by text, at 6am. He's a bit good at that. So much for my lie in. I got the dogs walked and run, for an hour or so and then chilled at home over a nice leisurely breakfast and proper coffee. <BR> I got the bike out and decided that 20 miles would do. I went past town and up the hill to the back road to Woodhall Spa and then headed off to Tatte... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:27:36 EST Tuesday. Still here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388976 Busy day at work and it was touch and go as to weather I stayed in this contract or not. The managers are not replying to phone calls, messages or emails and I am not getting the mandatory training that I must have. I can't log on to the system nor have I NHS ID. They were going to nix the contract and have me put 40 hours work "down to experience" and not be paid. I don't think so! Happily, we have an ex RAF nurse work with us, she took charge and kicked some butt. All sorted now. I was very... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:01:47 EST Sunday evening in a spotless house, after a bonkers weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388210 Today I was awake at 6pm, then managed to doze for another 90 minutes before getting up and walking the dogs, alone, naturally. <BR> Ken made coffee and I drank it and had a quick protein shake and then we loaded the car, one last time. The mattress and bookshelf went on the top of the car, various bits and bobs in the car, and off we went. Ken driving this time. I was still yawning. <BR> <BR> We unloaded and got Ken's bed made so it looked decent. We popped to Boston and did some shopping. ... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:10:38 EST The weekend has arrived. Thank heavens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387693 I have been at work for 3 days this week, with my new job. <BR> I have no ID or logins, not that I know how to use that bespoke system anyway.nnext week, with no training except for the phone system, I am on my own for a whole week. That should be entertaining. <BR> I can't even get emails. I will take a pedometer as I suspect a lot of running about will be required. It will be fine. <BR> <BR> Ken is moving out today. We are back at mine for lunch. He is taking apart stuff in the bedroom and... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:17:43 EST Monday's blog on Tuesday morning over coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385897 I am back from an hour out with the dogs. Waiting for Leo to call to give me a start date for the successful interview last week. I had hoped to get the job. The interviewer and I kind of clicked, both being RAF Brats and all. We spent most of the interview laughing about house moves and having to make new friends. Mostly in an ironic sort of way but it did make us both pretty independent women who rarely have 'first day nerves' as we both got some many 'first days' with new schools, new work... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:51:08 EST Sunday evening and chilling out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385289 Busy day today. <BR> I dug the garden over, at least the bald bit in the middle of the garden where the previous tenants had their trampoline. I've grass seeded and wild flower seeded it. I shall see what grows. <BR> I have planted a couple of vines, a couple of dahlia plants, a fuchsia bush, a gooseberry bush and a hardy climber. There might have been a geranium or two as well. <BR> <BR> The dogs have been walked and I took Eric for a quick 10 mile spin this evening as the weather looks a ... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 17:15:44 EST Saturday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384908 I am just back from a little 16 miler. I found some lumps rather than totally flat riding. I loved the lumps, just skirting the edge of the Wolds. <BR> <BR> I have been quite busy and bought a summer weight duvet, finally. Ken - who has spent all his money on something or other but not food- asked if I would get him some mayo. This after paying all the bills bar one and getting a weekly shop in yesterday. He has a flaming cheek. I had to raid my savings and was not overly delighted I did get... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 15:59:54 EST Saturday morning and all is well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384680 I am very tired this morning. It's been a funny couple of days. <BR> <BR> I woke, yesterday, to the news that a lady that I know in America had passed away. She was my age. I don't know the details but her sister put a notice up on FB. Apart from passing on prayers and condolences, there is nothing else I can do. I am not in a position to go to S. Carolina to attend her funeral, although I knew her quite well. Met her in London, as you do, got chatting and stayed in touch. <BR> I was just p... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 03:12:35 EST Waiting for a parcel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384133 I have been waiting in for a parcel since 7.45am. I know it's coming between 8am and 9pm and I want it here NOW! <BR> New Aftershokz headset as my old headset died after 3 years of hard work. Found them at £70 instead of £96 and thought 'that will do for me'. They are on a Hermes van between Peterborough and here. I want to ride and feel very cranky with the waiting. <BR> <BR> I took the boys out for a long walk today. 6.3 miles or so and have been in ever since. Ken kept an ear out while I ... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:14:59 EST Busy old day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382852 I have had a right old day. <BR> Job hunting, dog walking and generally being busy. I did find time to watch the last 70km of today's leg of Le Tour though, with a cup of tea in hand. <BR> <BR> I had a good old look at my online situation and considered just jumping off a bridge with shame of it all. There was so much to kill and reset. Job sites, learning sites, music sites, places that I shop, my garmin and Strava accounts, my velo account, here, email, facebook, twitter, it was just such ... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 14:11:18 EST 2nd July already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382373 I miss my cycling buddy. Riding alone has lost it pall again. Even with my aftershokz headset (which is trying to die I think that I have a bit of a short in there). <BR> Yesterday I took the dogs for a good long walk. I got dropped off at Woodhall and walked back along the trail. Then I went for a short ride which turned into 33 miles, so that's July's 50km ride in the bag already. <BR> <BR> I could not sleep last night and flashed Ken's laptop back to factory. I didn't ask him, I just did ... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 11:10:25 EST The end of June already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381750 This month I have ridden over 470 miles, which is a bit pants for a summer month but there you go. It's been a smidge wet and I don't much like riding in the rain. <BR> That said I went out today for 35.5 miles. The Met Office said it had a 10% chance of raining and it rained for about 10% of the ride time so the Met Office got that right, at least. Not a fast ride, I averaged 15mph and was happy with that. I hadn't eaten enough (no change there then). <BR> <BR> I had a lovely time, took my ... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:14:53 EST Wet, wild & windy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380763 I appear to be in ketosis and cannot stay still for the life of me. I am pacing about, snipping at the dogs and generally even irritating myself. <BR> I took the bike for a ride. Just 14 or 15 miles or so, in the howling wind and rain. Oh man is it wild out there today. It didn't matter which way I turned, I was riding in to a headwind it seemed. I got soaked to the skin but I don't care. It was good to be out though. <BR> <BR> Not riding with riding buddy tonight. The weather is horrible ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:31:59 EST Monday again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380042 Well, riding went well last week and I've broken the 1600 mile mark for the year as of this evening. <BR> <BR> I rode with my cycle buddy and was heading for Bardney when the temperature dropped so we turned tail and fled to the pub and waited for the rain. We drank coffee, talked about cameras and laughed a lot. The landlady said it was so lovely to see people who are still in love after all the years we must have been together. We looked at each other and giggled like a couple of 14 year o... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:07:43 EST Riding and riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378484 Tuesday evening, I didn't ride but went for a 7 or 8 mile walk with Toffee. Bumped into Flirty Guy out for a bike ride. He walked along with me for a while and then disappeared off on his bike. <BR> Rode with Flirty Guy Bike Buddy yesterday for about 22 miles. Well, for about 10 miles, the first and last 6 were on my own. Coming back home from the ride was interesting as I had a deer leap out at me. Ice pack on the wrist and some very strong painkillers. <BR> <BR> Today, I was zonked from th... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:37:03 EST Lazy day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377425 I took the bike out last night. <BR> 6 miles to the Dambusters memorial and then up to dogdyke to watch the Grebes teaching their youngsters to fish. Chatted with flirty guy a bit. <BR> <BR> Today has been mostly snoozing and catching up with Doctors on BBCiPlayer. My guilty pleasure. <BR> <BR> I shall get some walking in this evening. I shall take Toffee on a private walk, away from Dylan, for a changing. Mummy & Lurcher bonding time. <BR> <BR> I am not sure that Fajitas for breakfast wer... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:50:03 EST Skegness to Horncastle AKA the Hell Road! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377020 I am telling you, my Garmin is possessed. Firstly she tried to take me up a dead end, then INSISTED that we went down a 'no unauthorised entry, trespassers will be hung, drawn and quartered' type road and so I asked directions. Once on the road, I followed her route as the A16 was a smidge scary. Stupid GPS added a good 12 miles on to that route. I am going to swap her for Ken's GPS. I'll change the covers over, he'll never notice. <BR> <BR> Brandy, I know that 50 is no age. I'm 53 after all... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:56:06 EST Scorchio Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376711 Got a short ride in today. Just 12 miles on the trail, as it's tree lined and shady. It is boiling out there. I will walk the dogs over the Carr in a few minutes and paddle in the beck to cool down a bit. <BR> <BR> I am feeling more motivated about my eating now. I have had an Exante day today and it's all good. Mind you, it's so dang hot that eating is just not happening. I have made up the Exante mousse puddings (high protein angel delight basically) and shoved them in the freezer so had t... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 15:44:04 EST Good riding week this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376038 I got back, about an hour ago, from a 50 mile ride. I was late out of the door as I had a couple of helmet issues. Sorted now. The strap was too long so we shortened it up at the adjuster, then there was about 6" of flappy strap dingle-dangling about. Scissors and a match (to reseal the ends) sorted that right out. My new lid was ready for its first outing. <BR> <BR> I rode up to Woodhall Spa and got on the Water Rail Trail and rode to Bardney, 100 yards on the road and then the trail again ... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:03:14 EST Extra blog today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372997 I really believe that my GPS for the bike, is possessed. <BR> I rode to Tumby Woodside (or Woodside Tumby) and asked the GPS to route me to Tattershall. It just means that I skirt the outside of Conningsby and it's about 6 miles, tops, across there. But the GPS decided that I really wanted to go to Langrick and that way. It added 17 or more miles to my ride. <BR> I had planned on a nice 50km ride (31 and a bit miles for us proper people who don't do decimal) and have ended up riding for a rat... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 14:38:47 EST Wet week in the East Midlands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372903 It has poured down since Monday. Wednesday was not quite as wet but very windy. I was going to just ride on the trial and back but it was too windy for that. We decided that was we watched the owl trying to fly straight into it's big bird box, opposite our back garden. It was having problems. If an owl is having problems, I thought that I was likely to as well. <BR> <BR> Despite the wind, I did get out yesterday. Only 11 miles but better than nothing. <BR> <BR> This week I have played guita... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:27:09 EST Sunday and watching the rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370805 Not the best day, weather wise today. <BR> It rained overnight and we got the dogs around during a good, long break in the rain. It was only showering so not torrential stuff. <BR> In the afternoon I read and watched a Columbo (my favourite TV detective in the world) and then I decided that if I'm going to ride, I'd better get on with it. <BR> <BR> This week has been quiet on the riding front. I rode Wednesday, I rode Friday (50km) and today. Across the week I had my bum on the saddle for a ... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 18:04:02 EST Flat pack building and bike riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369137 I walked to the docs this morning for an appointment to sort a new referral for my stupid wrist, then walked back again. <BR> We decided to put together one of our garden chairs. What a hoot that was. We looked at the plan, which was confusing to say the least. I suggested looking again later, with the aid of a nice G&T. Then we thought that a nice G&T and those plans might be a mistake. We might have sworn a bit. Trying to get the seat fabric over the bars was rather fun but we did manage in... Wed, 31 May 2017 18:30:11 EST Hoovering is bad for you. Shopping for house is much healthier. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368699 Housework won't kill you, but why take the chance. I had this on a mug for years and I wish that I had taken more notice. I was vacuuming away yesterday and pulled something in my back and have been in pain since. I spent the day on the sofa and wincing every time I moved. <BR> <BR> I managed to get stuck in bed this morning as, during the night, I rolled to my left and then couldn't move as my back hurt too much. Ken rescued me so that I could sit up, have coffee and painkillers and then si... Tue, 30 May 2017 17:33:24 EST Sunday ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367813 Only 38 miles but a ride is a ride. <BR> I took my roadie to Evans, in Norwich for a gear service and they didn't do the best job ever. They did a good job on the brakes and new cables, but th egear indexing just didn't happen. I spent 38 miles feathering ever gear change and then called Ken to pick me up as I was so fed up. It's just so irritating. <BR> In other news, Eric has had a facelift. Gone is the Kermit Green bar tape, the bottle cage is in the spares box. <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sun, 28 May 2017 19:19:17 EST Tuesday and housework - gloom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365721 I didn't log on anywhere really yesterday. I was generally just not having a good day. We did pop to Louth and sorted out my new bank account, got some bird seed for the bird feeders and went in to Wilcos for a new gardening fork, a spade and a rake. We also got rid of some odds and ends at the dump - old cardboard boxes that are no longer fit for purpose. <BR> <BR> I walked the dogs a few times, read a bit and generally did stuff all. I caught up with my Dutch lessons and that was about it.... Tue, 23 May 2017 18:22:03 EST Sunshine and a 50 mile ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364828 It's amazing what you can do when you don't want to be somewhere. <BR> This morning Ken walked the dogs and then we fettled the bikes a bit. Eric's chain needed a serious clean and Bluey's gears needed tweaking so we did that. Fettled Ken's trike and then, after another cup of tea, Ken decided that he wanted to take the trike for a bit of a spin. I popped on my 3/4 length shorts (which proved to be a bit of an error) and grabbed the roadie and went with him. After about 2.75 miles I was think... Sun, 21 May 2017 17:24:17 EST Wet weather again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363971 I have had 2 x 60 minute walks today. Once with the dogs and once around Louth, looking for the TSB. Just about to go out again. <BR> <BR> This morning someone had tipped our wheelie bins over. The black bin was empty as the bin men came first thing. The recycle bin was over and stuff stewn everywhere. I cleared it up in a jiffy, this was not the wind. <BR> Last night someone came to the door at around 10.30pm and when we answered the door (chain on) he said that the had the wrong address. T... Fri, 19 May 2017 13:03:47 EST In the new house. Not without issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363625 Well, we are here. In the new house. It's very nice. <BR> As soon as we got in we did the usual hoover around, dusted the skirting boards, cleaned the bathroom and all the kitchen cupboards. We figured that the outgoing people were a young couple who both worked and who had a 2 year old child, that they probably had enough on their plate already. It's about par for the course when doing an exchange with the outgoing tenants still moving their stuff. <BR> <BR> We, on the other hand, left a to... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:19:43 EST I must pack, I must pack, I must pack. Oooh Sushine. Where is my bike :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359200 This morning it was a smidge foggy first off but the Met Office said gorgeousness was going to abound. We went off for a 9.30am appointment to sign over the flat ready to move out. I had Eric in the back of the car with a view to riding the 6ish miles home. <BR> It was far to nice a day for that. Stuff packing, I'll do it in a bit. <BR> I rode down to the trail, rode to the turning where I decided NOT to go home but to go to the Snails Pace for a coffee. Then I rode back towards home. That b... Mon, 8 May 2017 08:29:56 EST Last day at work and a bike ride in the sun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358968 Work went well. Drop tower ride all morning and then the wee roller coaster all afternoon. We were quite busy as the sun came out. <BR> I had a lovely shake for breakfast and had tuna at lunch - just tuna and took a protein bar the for afternoon so that I didn't feel like yesterday, especially as the not getting to the loo thing is in place. The rangers who are trying to not go when on a ride are the one's who are not taking the rip out of the system. The attention seekers are still attention... Sun, 7 May 2017 18:55:41 EST 5 more sleeps. Woo hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358534 Today was my penultimate day at work. I shall not be sorry to leave, not now. <BR> One or two members of staff are abusing the loo break cover. We call a 'code 7' when we need a loo break, and the one or two people who don't use the toilets before we start work at 9.40am, or during their lunch break (which can be any time between 12.30pm and 1.30pm) and will call for a break regularly. <BR> One lad - he really gets on my pips, quite frankly - called 2 'code 7's this morning and 2 more this af... Sat, 6 May 2017 17:47:26 EST First blog this month! 3rd May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357219 Tomorrow is Star Wars day. Just saying <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Today I needed to sit in my flat, from 8am to 6pm while I waited for the Gas check for my flat, and an Electrical check. Well the Electricians arrived at about 1pm and were here about an hour. At 6.15, we gave up waiting for the Gas people and took the dogs for a walk. They were a no show so that was a total waste of a sunny afternoon. Ken will be on the blower tomorrow morning to our Housing Officer in the Housing Department f... Wed, 3 May 2017 15:37:54 EST Saturday 29th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355261 Kenn's Birthday today. He spent it at work, as did I. <BR> <BR> I worked on the Raging Rivers ride in the morning. That's 2 big slides, one straight, one bumpy, that folks ride down on boats. Then the guests put their boats on the conveyor belt and the boats come back up to the top again. In the afternoon I worked on Thunder Falls - that's a Log Flume ride to you and I. one little drop and one big drop. I love that ride. Naturally I bundled up with base layer, tee shirt, sweatshirt, jacket a... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:01:55 EST Friday 28th April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354877 It's the day before Kenn's birthday and he spent it at dialysis and I spent it at work. <BR> Very slow day at work today, but I was indoors and by the radiator for the most part. By the time I got home I was ready for a bike ride but I had to wait in for a parcel and walk the dogs first. <BR> When I did get out, I did a quick 15 miles in 66 minutes and a lovely Queen of the Mountain thing on Strava (cycling app). I already had the QOM there but got a better time. No idea how as I wasn't real... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:37:32 EST Definitely the 11th. Feet have been stamped. Quite a lot actually http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354375 Kenn did the whole video link thing with Eileen at Lincs, via Jamie & Candy's iPad. Everything went well. Kenn sent a conformation email that everything is to be accepted and that we WILL be moving on the 11th because the Dialysis unit are getting jacked right off with the palava. Em stamped her feet, literally apparently and Jamie & Candy said that they were off those few days and THAT is when they can move too. No budging, no messing about, we are all peeved off and it's the 11th May, so th... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:52:37 EST Moving update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353922 Naturally, after being told we are moving on Star Wars day, it now looks as if we will now be moving on the 11th May. <BR> I really wish that the housing officers would get it together somehow - no idea how though. If only there were some sort of communication device that they could use to speak to each other even though they are 350 miles apart. Sheesh! Anyone got Alexander Graham Bell's address <em>20</em> Maybe even - in the realms of Sci-fi now so hold on to your hats and stay with me ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:26:03 EST Breaking News.....Breaking News.....Breaking News..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353419 While we were driving down the motorway - or I was driving and Kenn was passenger-ing, my phone rang and it was our Housing Officer organising a day for the gas check and letting us know that our new tenancy (In Lincolnshire) would be starting on Monday 8th May, so we will be moving on May 4th (Star Wars Day) <em>40</em> <BR> We were aiming for a tenancy start of the 15th May and thought that we were pushing our luck. So, tomorrow I will give the Post Office 2 weeks notice of our notice t... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:46:46 EST Monday and a day of total laziness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352931 I have walked the dogs a few times, done the washing up and laundry and that is about it. <BR> <BR> I have been really tired today, so just chilled. I have done some Dutch, watched the TV, caught up on stuff and generally done sod-all. Marvellous. <BR> <BR> I had a moan to Kenn that I wanted to eat all the Jam roly poly in the freezer, ALL the ice cream that he has stashed away and some cake and all the biscuits that he thinks that I don't know that he's hidden, plus the nature valley grano... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:55:32 EST Sunday 23rd April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352475 Another park duties day today. I drove the train 6 times today, slid down slides, covered loo breaks on the pony express ride, roller coaster, the wave-rider (chair-o-plane) ride and covered lunch on the roller coaster too. I have litter picked, swept, done more sliding and generally rushed about like a busy little bee. <BR> I got home and walked the dogs and I am now officially knackered. <BR> <BR> My shifts have changed at work and I am in Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. I have 3 ... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:06:33 EST Saturday 22nd April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352067 Today I was on park duties at work. 19,000 steps and I am shattered. I had a bad night last night and very little sleep. I am going to crack on with my Dutch lesson, do my meditation and take a tablet and then head to bed. <BR> <BR> We are so short staffed, it's untrue. We managed to get 1 extra body in for tomorrow and we are going to nix the Entertainment side of our department and pinch the bodies to run rides. My poor supervisor is in flitters. The boss is on her hols still and away from... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:49:31 EST Friday! So much for just working weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351669 This morning, I was just drinking my coffee and about to consider which shake to have for breakfast, or whether I should have pancakes instead, when my phone rang and it was an unknown number. As Kenn is on the transplant list and we have a bike up for sale, I answered the phone. Turned out that it was Trevor from work and they were desperately short staffed and would I go in. I said to give me an hour as I needed to walk the dogs, eat something, shower and meditate but agreed to go in as lon... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:23:58 EST