NEW-CAZ's SparkPeople Blog NEW-CAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Beating the winter blues SO last night we had a naughty fish and chip supper, don't have them that often, and there was a poster on the chip shop wall advertising a RAT PACK night at the Pavilion Theatre, on Valentine's night. <BR> We're already being taken out by John and Vicki to celebrate our 41st anniversary (16th Feb) and a meal in the evening. But I love Sinatra, Martin, and Sammy Davis Junior. <BR> But the band leader last time just kept talking too much and he rattled my cage <em>234</em> so unless there we... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:39:57 EST Long Living - Porridge!!! A tough old sheep farmer from Scotland gave some advice to his granddaughter. He told her that the secret to a long life was to sprinkle a pinch of Gunpowder onto her porridge every morning. <BR> <BR> The granddaughter followed this dictum religiously until her death at the venerable age of 103. <BR> <BR> She left behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 25 great great grandchildren and a forty foot hole where the crematorium used to be. <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:39:31 EST Formulating projects......................... Weather really has turned here, snow has closed schools and some airports albeit briefly. <BR> Not venturing out today with ice underfoot – I get so nervous walking on snow, always worried I’ll fall and break something or worse do damage to my implant. Only had one fall to give me this scare but it’s scarred me LOL. What a wimp. <em>198</em> <BR> Pete’s been talking about moving the loft opening over and converting our separate bathroom and loo into one room and revamping it totally…..wal... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:36:21 EST We be on Norfolk time now....slow pace, casual like....LOL It's FREEZING here but so sunny...bootiful. Will head out for a brisk walk after brekkie. <BR> Couldn't get in the loft yesterday in the end.....way too cold. Another delay but then we are on "Norfolk time" now <em>246</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:27:37 EST Staying in ..................... Gale force winds here today and snow expected- though not on the scale the USA is experiencing. A couple of inches at most! <BR> <BR> But that walk today- I'd get blown into the sea <em>246</em> <BR> Just ST and helping Pete with the loft............yep still working on that. It's been too cold to work up there til yesterday...and evening then it was with coats on <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day all, stay safe and warm. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:32:16 EST Conservative politician has me creased up LOL Came back from an excellent walk, sun out, loads of people to stop and chat with, that alone made me smile but.... <BR> <BR> When I got home the front door bell rang and there on my step was a member of the local Conservative Party Team canvassing for the local MP. It's election year so they're everywhere now. Very smart 30 something guy, asked if I had any questions I'd like to put to the MP, yada yada. Had a chat. He passed me a leaflet then said " could I ask if we can count on your vote?... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:06:37 EST Positive thought for the weekend I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:49:26 EST Heaven..........I'm in heaven Just got back from a wonderful walk along the beach front. <BR> Yes it was bloody cold; had tights and thermals on under my jeans, well and truly wrapped up against the wind. <BR> But the sun, OMG so bright, like spring had sprung and it was on my face all the way home. <BR> When I got to the pierhead on my outward journey I stopped to talk to a couple of locals I've got to know well and we just watched the sun play on the sea. No Ipod tunes in my ears.just the sound of waves and the gull an... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:29:42 EST Puns for Educated Minds How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.... <BR> <BR> Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! <BR> <BR> A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy. <BR> <BR> I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest. <BR> <BR> Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes. <BR> <BR> England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool ... <BR> <BR> I tried to catch some fog, but I mist. <BR> <BR> They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O. <BR> <BR> I changed ... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:49:42 EST Brian A man walked out to the street and caught a taxi just going by. <BR> He got into the taxi and the cabbie said, <BR> "Perfect timing. You're just like Brian" <BR> Passenger: "Who?" <BR> Cabbie: "Brian Sullivan. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. <BR> Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happen like that to Brian every single time." <BR> Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody." <BR> Cabbie: "Not Brian Sullivan. He was a terrific athlete. <BR... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:18:46 EST Jokes that can be told in church Two boys were walking home from Sunday school <BR> after hearing a strong preaching on the devil. <BR> One said to the other, 'What do you think about <BR> all this Satan stuff?' <BR> The other boy replied, 'Well, you know how <BR> Santa Claus turned out. <BR> It's probably just your Dad.' <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl <BR> whispered to her mother, <BR> 'Why is the bride dressed in white?'' <BR> The mother replied, 'Because white is the... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:53:34 EST Local Theatre gets a facelift! Had a wonderful walk yesterday, changed my route slightly coming back and saw the local theatre is getting a facelift..........hope they change the seats too but don't change it too much. It's a quaint old theatre and has a lot of charm, very small and intimate and unusually you sit at tables! Love going there but the seats punish your butt and back <em>198</em> . At the moment it looks like they're just sprucing up the exterior and renewing the pavement. <link> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:30:50 EST It's a hit...the oven that is.....not so keen on this weather though! Well the new oven is a hit. <link><BR>ro-Dual-Cook-Electric-Single-Oven-Stai<BR>nless-Steel-15471-1.aspx?disableredirect=1& </link> <BR> The only thing was the delivery men did not arrive til about cut it fine (was s'posed to be between 8-12!) and by the time DH got it connected and we went through the setting up process it was gone 2! So lunch and wanted some fresh air but by now it was colder.....and windier and my normal 3 mile walk wa... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 03:52:53 EST Our oven has had it! Well our oven gave up the ghost Friday night, the grill would not light and then it just died. <BR> Kind of glad, truth be told, it was inherited from the previous owner when we moved in 16 months ago and I knew then it was old and it looked tatty. <BR> <BR> So I'm have a smart new one delivered today...yes on a Sunday. Was up early as they SAY they'll deliver between 8-12..............Bet it's nearer 12!!! <em>198</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 03:16:11 EST CLASSIC SENIOR MOMENT A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbour and <BR> says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a <BR> killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to <BR> get started." <BR> <BR> Her neighbour asks, "What is it supposed to be when <BR> it's finished?" <BR> <BR> The little silver haired lady says, "According to <BR> the picture on the box, it's a rooster." <BR> <BR> Her ne... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 03:42:06 EST The wedding photographer <link><BR>6606720713 </link> Thu, 8 Jan 2015 05:40:00 EST Another bike We're off to collect another bike later this morning (for parts) in Lowestoft and I think I've convinced Pete it would be good to have lunch out!! <BR> <BR> Pete became interested in cycling again when we moved here and now has a collection of 8 bikes (at the last count....I think) and some he uses, others are for parts. He's also making wheels from kits bought on line to jazz up his usable bikes. When we go out his eyes whizz round if sees a high spec bike go by like he's caught sight of so... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 03:10:26 EST love LOL Subject: FW: This is good <BR> <BR> women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with your husband. <BR> <BR> <BR> The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?" <BR> <BR> All the women raised their hands. <BR> <BR> Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?" <BR> <BR> Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember. <BR> <BR> The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text th... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 12:40:27 EST I give up LOL I packed up some decorations yesterday then DH said "stop...... it looks naked". NOW! Considering he moans when they go up...................they're staying another day. I'll do the swags and garland from the fireplace tomorrow and the tree the day after. Pete's face as the cards were packed away was a treat...pouting like a kid LOL I can't win LOL <BR> <BR> Might look on line at the local theatres today for a show in January for us to go to. January can be a boring month following all the ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 03:51:42 EST Can't sleep................try this I was just telling my good Sparkfriend Sonia and I thought I'd share as we alll have THOSE NIGHTS when sleep evades us. <BR> <BR> I heard a sleep expert tell of another trick to aid getting back. <BR> Apparently our worrying at night and our thoughts running away with us goes back to cave times- when we had to be alert. Now we don't have sabre tooth tigers to worry about our thoughts stray and it causes a certain part of the brain to "expand". <BR> To "shrink" it concentrate on the feeling... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 03:14:43 EST Trying to remain young with this thought <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do something to connect with your inner child daily; kids film, skip down the road, dance to some old loved record <BR> <BR> Anything.................I'm still 20 in my head at times <em>211</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 06:45:28 EST Awesome Hippodrome Show Last Night Had a great time at the Hippodrome last night (one of only two original Hippodromes in Europe). <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> <BR> <BR> Trouble was I'd booked tickets up in the Gods by mistake and Vicki hates that! We had trouble getting to our seats, steep steps down and we ended up being the only ones in that zone of the theatre. We laughed ourselves stupid and resolved to move up to the back so that we did not have to negotiate the steps if we needed d... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 03:33:14 EST BBBBBBBBBBBBbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........... Weatherman told us it was minus temperatures last night although I was warm enough. Frost this morning and looking forward to a bracing walk after brekkie. Going to a show tonight with Vicki (girl's night out...leaving the boys at home) so am going to have to wrap up LOL. I'm joining BLC 27 on 7th Jan to keep me motivated.......although so far doing well!!! Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:39:21 EST No more food <link> </link> <BR> Frankly I am sick of the sight of food LOL <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I am CRAVING salad LOL. well and truly had enough of rich food! <BR> We have one more banquet to face on NYE and until then I'm eating light. <BR> NYE John and Vicki are coming round and I'm doing a buffet of nibbles and we'll be letting of the remainder of the fireworks bought back in November for Guys Fawkes permitting! <em>412</em> <e... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:04:47 EST Fishing The rain was pouring and there was a big puddle in front of the pub. <BR> <BR> A ragged old man was standing there with a rod and hanging a string into the puddle. <BR> <BR> A tipsy- looking, curious gentleman came over to him and asked what he was doing. <BR> <BR> 'Fishing,' the old man said simply. <BR> <BR> 'Poor old fool,' the gentleman thought and he invited the ragged old man to a drink in the pub. <BR> <BR> As he felt he should start some conversation while they were sipp... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:55:27 EST Just in Time for Christmas . . .a turkey tip Just In Time For Christmas – A Turkey Tip: <BR> <BR> <BR> Cut a lemon in half and place under the skin of the turkey before roasting fora Christmas meal the family will still be talking about next year ! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:29:14 EST A Christmas History Story When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure. <BR> Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more. <BR> When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where. <BR> Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, t... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 05:28:00 EST My Crimbo card to all my spark pals <BR> Merry Christmas everyone! <BR> If you're travelling, be safe. <BR> If you have health issues I wish you improved health. <BR> Enjoy the season with your loved ones, and the's only one day! <BR> <link><BR>ode=ER13610552 </link> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:37:21 EST This is cool........borrowed from Geri See snow outside your own home <link><BR>as-2012/ </link> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:49:34 EST 100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today rid yourself of Christmas stress- you'll feel better for it! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=100_reasons_you_should_work_out_today </link> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:26:37 EST maintaining exercise in winter- sound advice! <link> </link> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:29:44 EST TWITCHERS........remember the Desert Wheatear? Remember I came across some twitchers a few weeks back and I said the little bird they were snapping seemed to be sat there posing? <BR> Well watch this and you'll see what I cute <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>014/11/lowestoft-and-gorleston-9th-nov<BR>ember.html Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:09:42 EST An apt poem 'Twas the night of Christmas, But I just couldn't sleep <BR> I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep. <BR> The leftovers beckoned - The dark meat and white <BR> But I fought the temptation With all of my might. <BR> Tossing and turning with anticipation <BR> The thought of a snack became infatuation. <BR> So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door <BR> And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore. <BR> I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes, <BR> Pickles and carr... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:31:34 EST SANTA'S REINDEER ORCHESTRA Please click on the website link, below, to see and hear <BR> Santa's Reindeer Orchestra. <BR> <BR> A bit of frivolity as Crimbo is almost here <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rd_7944_rs.swf </link> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:01:44 EST $5 bet Husband takes the wife to her high school reunion. <BR> <BR> After meeting several of her friends and former school mates, they <BR> are sitting at a table where he is yawning and overly bored. The band <BR> cranks up and people are beginning to dance. <BR> <BR> There's a guy on the dance floor living it large, break dancing, moon <BR> walking, back flips, buying drinks for people, the works. <BR> <BR> Wife turns to her husband and says, "See that guy? 25 years ago he <BR> proposed to me a... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:43:30 EST Where To Go For Lunch <BR> A group of softball players, all in their 40's, discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Hooters because the waitresses were young, good looking, had big boobs and wore short-shorts. <BR> <BR> Ten years later, at age 50, the softball buddies once again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Hooters because the food and service was good, they had many televisions to watch the games on, an... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:01:09 EST Christmas is a marathon it seems not a sprint LOL Just a quick pop by this morning, going out to lunch with friends for a ANOTHER pre Crimbo drinkipoos..........................I'll be all Christmassed out come the 25th <em>246</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:48:10 EST To the Girls !! Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what happened. <BR> <BR> Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cakes. <BR> <BR> The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. <BR> <BR> I refuse to think of them as chin hair. I think of them as stray eyebrows. <BR> <BR> Old age ain't no place for sissies. <BR> <BR> Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:50:37 EST I have............... the most beautiful pale blue and pink sky to look at this crisp winter morning! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share! <BR> <BR> I know a red sky in the morning is a warning of bad weather to come....but was this not an awesome sight to greet me this morning? <em>334</em> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:24:29 EST A bit of Christmas Fun <link><BR>stmas-decoration-fits-your-personality </link> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:43:24 EST CONFESSIONAL BOX <BR> <BR> A guy goes into the confessional box after years being away from the Church. <BR> He pulls aside the curtain, enters and sits himself down. There's a fully equipped <BR> bar with crystal glasses, the best vestry wine, Guinness on tap, cigars and liqueur <BR> chocolates nearby, and on the wall a fine photographic display of buxom ladies <BR> who appear to have mislaid their garments. <BR> <BR> He hears a priest come in: <BR> <BR> "Father, forgive me for it's been a very long... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:30:26 EST That's more like it! Confidence restored!! Botox sorted! The doc I saw with first one I met, Dr Lee, when we moved up here and I confess I have more faith/confidence in him HE LISTENS!! So when I explained about the constant knot between my shoulder blade and spine he had no hesitation in zapping me with some of the good stuff. The other *expletive* doc wanted to put me on a constant and permanent codeine based pain relief.............ONE I don't do codeine too well (I feel like I've gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson and sick) and TWO my... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 02:58:47 EST The Magic Bank Account Have you ever thought about? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> THE MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT <BR> THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN. IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1982 <BR> <BR> The Magic Bank Account <BR> <BR> Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit £86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules: <BR> <BR> The set of rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Everything that you didn't spend dur... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:51:32 EST No sex after surgery . . .:) A recent article in the West Australian newspaper reported that a woman, <BR> Mrs.Maynard has sued a Perth Hospital, saying that after her husband had surgery there, he lost all interest in sex. <BR> <BR> A hospital spokesman replied: "Mr. Maynard was admitted for cataract surgery. All we did was correct his eyesight." <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 04:18:35 EST Questions in life... Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one? <BR> <BR> <BR> If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it? <BR> <BR> Why do croutons come in airtight packages? <BR> Aren't they just stale bread to begin with? <BR> <BR> If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren't people from Holland called Holes? <BR> <BR> If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntl... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 03:58:43 EST Pest control....giggle A woman was having a passionate affair with an inspector from a pest-control company. One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. "Quick," said the woman to her lover, "into the closet!" and she pushed him in the closet, stark naked. The husband, however, became suspicious and after a search of the bedroom discovered the man in the closet. "Who are you?" he asked. <BR> <BR> "I'm an inspector from Termite Busters," said the extermina... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 03:20:27 EST My walk this morning in on our winter beach Down the slope to the promenade- no one around, not surprised! It's FREEZING! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The sun was not making an appearance this morning- quite dull out <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The weather boards are up now to stop the sand collecting on the walkway due to high winter tides- kinda ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:14:55 EST Nude Santa ADULTS ONLY <BR> ADULTS ONLY!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Scroll down to see the nude Santa <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep going <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 02:55:55 EST Why I still read the newspaper: Fun reading <img src=""> Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:17:53 EST Sorry to disappoint! Well so much for my walk this morning and taking pics for's tipping down. But I had to venture out to the local convenience store a couple of items 30 min round trip and I got soaked. So I've more than made up for it with a good ST session. <BR> Pictures will come soon....promise! Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:14:21 EST