NEW-CAZ's SparkPeople Blog NEW-CAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Something to read each morning? 4# <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have an awesome day today my friends, be kind to all you meet <em>247</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:17:44 EST Came away with nothing :( Had a good day visiting Gorleston Town yesterday looking for ornaments for the home, still got my walk in and some time in the garden. Didn't find anything though. DH is like a kid at Crimbo (Christmas) with all the bikes he's working on. He's been caked in oil from head to toe the last couple of days but has a beaming smile- so he's enjoying tinkering <BR> <BR> Kettle bell workout this morning, laundry and chores. <BR> Might see John and Vicki later after John and Pete have gone for a bike ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:05:18 EST This appealed to my warped sense of humour <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> <em>246</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:24:47 EST My knight in shining armour has saved me from washing dishes LOL You guys will remember how much I was against keeping the dishwasher when we first got here and inherited it from the previous owner. Well, yesterday I realised how much I had come to depend on it when it sprang a leak and, horror of horrors <em>246</em> had to wash the dishes ....................BY HAND!!! <em>198</em> <em>246</em> - glad I still had the skill <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> DH, clever old stick, came to the rescue and it's fixed now- PANIC OVER <em>334</em> <BR> <BR... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:51:05 EST Something to read each morning? 3# <img src=""> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:39:35 EST Something to read each morning? 2# <img src=""> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:59:21 EST Something to read each morning? 1# <img src=""> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:09:48 EST Lazy Sunday Afternoon Had a major storm last night; thunder and spectacular lightening, the air is much better today. <BR> Have plans for a lazy Sunday after a busy day yesterday. A lovely brisk walk down to the pier head and back, hopefully with DH but he's into his cycling in the afternoon of late so it might be a solo walk with the peaceful sounds of seagulls and waves lapping the beach, then some tinkering in the garden and a roast tonight. Oh and I'm looking forward to hearing from Jackie about her house purc... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 04:02:23 EST A Remarkable 2 min Video Seventeen year old Joe Bush got a high school assignment to make a video reproduction. He chose history as a theme and tucked it all into two minutes. <BR> Take pictures from the Internet, add the track Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey (from the movie Inception) and then you get something like this. <BR> Hold on tight! <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:44:35 EST Plans, today and coming few weeks Blisteringly hot day yesterday, muggy night although I think I slept relatively well til 6.30, then heard the rain. <BR> Should be hot again today and storms again tonight apparently. <BR> Kettle bell calling and some chores. <BR> oh and we made arrangements to see Sherry Babys (music tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) on AUG 2nd and to go to a Simon and Garfunkel show on 26th Aug with JOhn and Vicki. September sees Jackie and Steve coming up for a few days to see us and check on... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:42:52 EST Fishing.........joke Saturday morning I got up early, put on my long johns, dressed quietly, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, slipped quietly into the garage to hook the boat up to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. <BR> <BR> There was snow mixed with the rain, and the wind was blowing 50 mph. <BR> <BR> I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad throughout the day. <BR> <BR> I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and sli... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:39:34 EST No set plan today.......................... The weather is unsure today and so my plans are not set in stone. Hopefully a walk after breakfast and then some time in the garden. We collected the bikes yesterday and the garage is getting fuller and fuller, won't be able to move in there soon LOL Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:38:59 EST Our Gardens July 2014 So I've done all I can this week with the garden bar a bit of weeding and frankly the soil is too heavy with rain - tomorrow maybe. <BR> <BR> Front Garden facing Brett Ave; <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Someone said these are Yukka flowers- would love confirmation; they were bright red and now past their best. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:46:34 EST Got loads done! After several days of pour downs it was just overcast yesterday, and muggy with it! <BR> Got a lot of gardening done (as our trip to the bike seller was postponed to this afternoon) and finally got DH to trim the conifer at the end of the pebbled section of our garden. It was really overtaking and hiding plants growing behind it, it was really getting out of hand. <BR> <BR> I'll post some pics later, but first want to get a walk in- while the sun shines. <BR> <BR> I try to get a mix of card... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:46:40 EST Riding along on a push bike honey............... Off to collect a batch of 3 more bikes later (for bits....apparently). <BR> The collection is growing!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> Pete says they'll be stored under tarpaulin in MY garden!!! Think again. In the garage. I'm not having crappy old bikes ruining the garden LOL <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Pete said he and John thought of a game to play on their bikes as they ride along the beach promenade. (which I hasten to add they'd NEVER do)................. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:33:12 EST I knew it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brains of elderly are slow because they know so much <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists have discovered. <BR> Much like a computer struggles when the hard drive gets full up, so too do humans take longer to access information, it has been researched and proven. <BR> Researchers say this slowing... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:14:08 EST How to speak blonde A PLANE IS ON ITS WAY TO TORONTO , WHEN A BLONDE IN <BR> <BR> ECONOMY CLASS GETS UP, AND MOVES TO THE FIRST CLASS <BR> <BR> SECTION AND SITS DOWN. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WATCHES HER DO THIS, AND ASKS <BR> <BR> TO SEE HER TICKET. <BR> <BR> <BR> SHE THEN TELLS THE BLONDE THAT SHE PAID FOR ECONOMY <BR> <BR> CLASS, AND THAT SHE WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE BACK. <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:57:01 EST Had some strange looks but I don't care- <BR> just went for a second walk and this was on my Ipod, I started clapping walking along and singing along. <BR> <BR> Like I said, got a few strange looks, mostly smiles <em>334</em> ................................I AM HAPPY TODAY! <BR> <link><BR>feature=kp </link> <BR> <BR> clip along! <em>244</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:12:32 EST Well get up sleepy head LOL Quiet day here, or it would be, but for the council replacing the pavement outside our place. <BR> We're on a corner and they decided to start work at 7am. I was awake but DH was not a happy bunny- they woke him up. <BR> We live in an area filled with ex Councillors and ex Mayors so they are hot on maintaining the area. I'm not complaining------DH is LOL <BR> Well if he got up earlier LOL Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:51:09 EST Halo still in place LOL Had a good day at the garden centres with Vicki yesterday, bought a deep red vase for the lounge and some silk flowers to make an arrangement for by the fireplace and a Moroccan Lantern plus candle.............I could so easily have run up a credit bill (so many lovely things for the garden) but I said I'd wait a year and I want DH with me when we plan and buy for changes. But it was SO tempting. <BR> Had tea out, no cheesecake as it was getting close to 5pm and time to get home for dinner. <... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:04:45 EST How to clean house <img src=""> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:48:42 EST Girly Time Off to the garden centres today with Vicki to look for ornaments and vases and a general mooch around- maybe tea and a slice of cheesecake in the cafe...........aww come on, just one slice LOL- it won't hurt with all the exercise I do and it's okay to indulge now and again. <BR> <BR> Loads to natter about and laugh about- just learned Pete and John have a sort of competition on to buy the best bike at the lowest price on t'internet or to buy several and create a good one. Trouble is they're... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 03:41:57 EST Just been to Hopton .................... with DH for a round trip walk of 50 mins. <BR> <BR> You'll remember the Holiday Park Owners have stomped up £7 million towards sea defences for the coastline. <BR> They've done well and are now making shapes on the beach with the massive boulders encouraging more sand to stay put and make it "family friendly"- hopefully by next summer. <BR> The idea is form several curves as though putting arms around the sandy areas. I hope you can see from the pics that there there are dump sites of boulde... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:15:19 EST Incandesant with rage this morning....rant........apologies in advance Meal did not go so great last night, was ready to have a go at the manager but Pete and John said make our voices heard on the on-line "HOW DID WE DO" survey. <BR> <BR> 1) the waitress did not greet us and was surly <em>234</em> <BR> 2) she bought us our dessert spoons from inside her apron pocket and they were soiled <em>234</em> <BR> 3) For dessert she said they'd run out of whipping cream, we said well send someone to the 24hr open Tesco or Asda (10 mins away). Then changed that to ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 03:49:57 EST WooHOO............................... Steve and Jackie have made an offer, it's been accepted and as of NOW is off the market!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> They plan to let it out until they move in, hopefully in about 2 years time!!! <BR> <BR> Next plan is come up in September for a holiday in their mobile home and of course visit with us. <BR> IF all goes well and they've exchanged by then we're planning a celebratory meal at the Cliff Hotel, over looking the beach, and inviting John and Vicki to get to know them over dinner. ... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:08:11 EST Views were a success! Looks like Steve and Jackie may well by one of the bungalows viewed yesterday. Got to wait til Wednesday for financial advisor to return from New York which gives them thinking space.........but it looks very possible! <BR> <BR> Today it's raining heavily so will be doing some ST (kettle bell- new 4kg one plus hand weights) nd then chilling while DH watches F1 racing. <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 04:04:02 EST To my U.S. buddies JULY 4th <BR> Just wanted to wish all my friends across the pond a wonderful 4th July. <BR> Enjoy your celebrations with your family and friends and have a great time <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <BR> Luv <BR> Caz <em>247</em> <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 03:05:20 EST They don't waste time do they? LOL Jackie and Steve are coming up today to view a couple of properties. They called us last night and said "sorry to give you such short notice but we've decided to strike while the iron is hot and come and see those 2 bungalows. <BR> So late last night we swung into action and did our Friday shop early and it was a pleasure (Thursday evening shopping (9pm) was like the grave and I shot round LOL <BR> So stocked up and ready for them. And it's a beautiful day so I might just get a short walk in ... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 03:00:08 EST Well would you believe it?? My Pete bumped into the local gardener, Peter, I've told you before how helpful and friendly a guy he is. Any way my Pete chatted a while and told him about Jackie and Steve wanting to move up here and could he keep his ears and eyes out for any property coming on the market. <BR> Turned out one of his friend’s moving to France soon ( he's 90, don't know if he has family out there or what the story is is), and his property at 10 Hill Ave may soon be up for sale and would be perfect for Jackie... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 02:41:02 EST Goals for July Help Jackie and Steve with their search for a property up here- demanding but fun. They may well be coming up to stay if they see something they like and we give a positive report on. <BR> There was one last night, literally around the corner to us and half way to John and Vicki's, could be perfect. Steve's organising funds and phoning the estate agent today. But we did say "don't just go for a place up here, go for the place you'll want for the rest of your days and that touches your heart..... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 02:24:15 EST We were in tears of hilarity reading these . . . humour!! Only in Britain -Complaints to Local Councils <BR> <BR> Extracts from letters written by council tenants: <BR> <BR> 1. It's the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow. <BR> <BR> 2. I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off. <BR> <BR> 3.. I wish to complain that my father twisted his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage. <BR> <BR> 4. Their 18 year old son is continually ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:43:25 EST Exciting news for us! WOOHOO Well.............I have some exciting news. Jackie and Steve are thinking of moving up here. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Was surprised to get a call last evening as I was cooking that they'd seen a property on Rightmove and had fallen for it and asked our advice on the area. <BR> They'd had such a good time on their recent visit and loved the area so much they started looking the moment they got home. I am touched, as up until now they'd been considering Cornwall or Devo... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:08:20 EST My pal Karen says Pete's into retail therapy- but that's my hobby LOL Well the heavens opened all day yesterday and we thought, first thing this morning, it had passed and planned our beach walk after my workout. TOO LATE! It's tipping it down.....not that I'm complaining the garden surely needs it. <BR> <BR> We may go and collect another bike for Pete today, He's started a collection and this will be the 3rd bought on EBay. He now has a road bike, a mountain bike and this one has 21 gears. He joked yesterday that he'd take his recent purchase apart in the lou... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:57:30 EST Keeping active! Off for a walk after brekkie hopefully before the heavens open AGAIN. Heavy late last night and during the night I could hear it pounding on the window. I love that noise. And the garden sure could use it. Was just thinking when we came home from collecting a new bike for Pete (bought on Ebay) that I might have to get the sprinkler out as my precious lawns were looking decidedly yellow in places, but last night may have done the business. <BR> Depending on whether the sun plays ball or not I'... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 04:17:20 EST Psychiatrist vs bartender Ever since I was a child, I've always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a shrink and told him, "I've got problems. Every time I go to bed, I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy. <BR> "Just put yourself in my hands for one year", said the shrink. "Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears. <BR> "How much do you charge?" <BR> "Eighty dollars per visit", replied the doctor. <BR> "I'll sleep on it... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 03:36:31 EST Armed Forces Day UK <link><BR>lendar-of-events/general/armed-forces-<BR>day-2014 </link> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:42:47 EST I'm walking on sunshine <link> </link> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:24:26 EST I KNEW it................. Just back from the doc's and my diagnosis of a Rotator Cuff injury in Pete's left shoulder was is not Arthur Ritis. <BR> So now we know the drill; physio and painkillers. She gave him some codeine based ones and I warned him of the horrid sick and woozy feeling I endured when I took them - I came off them and relied on paracetamol. <BR> He's got a number to call and arrange treatment tomorrow. <BR> They have a weird system up here; you call and have an initial phone consultat... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:25:35 EST 4 HOLIdays with Jackie and Steve We’ve had such an EXCELLENT time with Jackie and Steve the past four days. They bought their 3 dogs; Eddie a dachshund, Kai a border collie (pronounced Kye) and Zac the Sheltie; Jackie named him after me –Caz backwards- as he has a scatty personality………….not sure if I was flattered or insulted <em>246</em> <BR> Saturday evening saw us having a fish and chip supper after their long journey up from Maidenhead, Sunday it was lunch at our place in the garden with cold drinks in glorious sun a... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:34:45 EST The Rhythm is Gonna Get You Turn up the volume and DANCE <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:26:40 EST Just do it...........GET ON YOUR FEET.................motivational tune #3 The most reluctantly started workout/ walk is usually the most satisfying and enjoyable. Just do it! You'll be glad you did. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> And if you're not jigging about after that song............well!!! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:31:57 EST Anger management Him; Whenever I get mad with you, you never get upset. How do manage to control your temper? <BR> <BR> Her; I just go and clean the toilet! <BR> <BR> Him; How does that help? <BR> <BR> Her; I use your toothbrush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> hmmmm,...............great idea <em>246</em> <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:15:12 EST Sharing a favourite inspiring song with you......................2# <link> </link> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:31:55 EST Not much time to spark because................ Having loads of laughs with Jackie and Steve and their 3 dogs- so cute and playful. <BR> I'll leave it at that for now and tell you all about it soon <BR> Have a great day <em>247</em> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:31:06 EST Sharing a favourite inspiring song with you...................... <link> </link> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:03:25 EST Deep thinking men! JOKE of the day What deep thinkers men are... I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer. The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking. <BR> My wife walked by and asked me what I was doing and I said 'nothing'. The reason I said that instead of saying 'just thinking' is because she would have said 'about what'. At that point I would have to explain that men are deep thinkers about various topics which would lead to other questions. <BR> Final... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:19:20 EST Too Busy............. to give a detailed blog today, prepping for visitors. <BR> <BR> But my good manners mean I could not ignore you guys and want to wish you an amazing weekend. <BR> <BR> Luv and <em>247</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:29:48 EST Sun is back...please stay *begs* Lovely day here, off for a walk then having a minor blitz of the house in prep for Jackie and Steve coming on Saturday. The place is spotless but you know me "Clean Queen" <em>198</em> <BR> Then hopefully I can get some sun in this afternoon and listen to Mystery Hour at 12- love that show, one of the highlights of my week. Sad huh? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I am a sun worshipper for sure and hope it stays out as forecast for our guests this weekend. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:35:01 EST Farmer John Farmer John once lived on a quiet rural highway but as time went by, the traffic slowly built up and eventually got so heavy and so fast that his free range chickens were being run over, at a rate of three to six a week.So Farmer John called the local police station to complain. “You’ve got to do something about all these people driving so fast and killing all my chickens” he said to the local police officer. “What do you want me to do?” Asked the policeman.“I don’t care, just do something ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:58:01 EST Edgy cut! Hair appt went well yesterday- lovely edgy pixie cut on this basis <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Overcast today but hope it'll brighten up later, have my ST this morning and some light chores in readiness for Jackie and Steve's visit this weekend. <BR> Have a great day all <BR> <BR> I hasten to add the pics are Sharon Stone and not me............oh to be so glamoro... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:37:24 EST