NEW-CAZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NEW%2DCAZ NEW-CAZ'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/ The carnival and the regatta today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208096 The carnival seems to be late setting up shop this year, only some of the rides have arrived so far and were being erected as we walked past this morning <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3bfbedc7-92f4-42d3-a35c-a8014beabedd.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e54b26d8-4c3e-49c6-9264-bc0a7c99da57.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19faea06-9ccc-40c5-aab8-e621d074985f.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/gui... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:54:58 EST Sweet cool rain........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207390 and boy do we need it. <BR> It raining heavily this morning so no walk along the beach to watch the regatta- it's windy so a good day for sailing today. <BR> Won't be up to much, just indoor chores and I'm going for a full body workout today on my multi gym, lowest weight (still being cautious, but I reckon it's time now! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24a5385b-e116-4201-876e-6f43c7eecd52.jpg"> <BR> Have a good one everyone <em>247</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 02:51:56 EST My walk this morning to view the Regatta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206834 Started off on the cliff top <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/594ec83d-ac14-49fc-8a2d-60f8ea03791f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> down to the lower promenade <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6cf1e0a1-3925-46cf-bc80-878fd8fdf2ce.jpg"> <BR> past Jayjay's Beach Restaurant- favourite haunt! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bde6848c-0799-4179-96b6-5536dcf57ff5.jpg"> <BR> onwards to the Pier Head to near where the Sailing club have set up a facilitie... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:14:09 EST It's all happening here in Gorleston! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206785 quick fly past this morning off to watch the sailing regatta. <BR> Saw it starting yesterday on my walk along the beach- quite spectacular. <BR> <link>www.nssa.co.uk/regatta/gy2016/regatt<BR>a/Broshure.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> They will be there all this week, finishing as the Annual Gorleston Cliff Top Carnival starts on Saturday. <link>www.clifftopfestival.info/ </link> <BR> <BR> last year it was rained out, hope the weather holds this year. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:34:40 EST And it didn't get the better of me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206170 Well,I managed to get most of the dead wood/leaves and debris from that Yukka yesterday,took 2 hours, some leaves would not come away easily so assume there is still life in them ( will have another check on them in a couple of months to keep on top of it now) nearly lost my glasses several times among the leaves LOL. <BR> But it's done, just a few bushes to trim and reshape now and Pete's promised to get that done for me...hopefully by Wednesday when the recycling guys come. All in all I now... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:41:19 EST It will not get the better of me LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205655 Spent most of yesterday morning gardening; mowed all the lawns and edged them and then spent about 2 hours pulling off all the dead leaves from a huge Yukka type plant in the front garden, I've been putting off doing it as I tried before and they would not pull away easily and I tried cutting some out but that made it look even more untidy. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c55dc075-0f19-4076-8b84-aea42ddfce71.jpg"> <BR> Filled two large canvas bags!!! <BR> After 2 hours I... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 03:26:25 EST And the moral of the story is!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205173 A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. <BR> They rub it and a Genie comes out. <BR> The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.''Me first! Me first!' says the admin clerk. <BR> 'I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.' Puff! She's gone. <BR> 'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep. 'I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 03:22:38 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204670 Got some digging over to do this morning before it gets too hot out there. <em>376</em> Then a walk. <BR> I've walked every day this week! Am getting stronger as the days go on and YES folks the swallowing problem is settling down!! It's not perfect........but I'm getting there. <em>334</em> <BR> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 03:49:30 EST Just thinking aloud LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204129 walk today before it gets too flipping hot, a workout then going to the salon this afternoon for colour and cut,,,,,,,,man it needs it! <BR> <BR> I think I'll take my weights into the garden and workout out there in the shade Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:59:03 EST Fun evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203531 Bootiful day here again, off for a walk, then meeting up with neighbours before they go on holiday tomorrow <BR> 3rd invite out this week,,,,,,,,,,always knew things ran in 3's <BR> <BR> <BR> Last night was a blast, didn't get home til midnight and my jaw was aching from talking and laughing so much!! <BR> And my get together with my neighbours yesterday had me laughing out loud as Jackie joked about how she had to lip read more now and how difficult it was when her hubby and his two sister... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:54:01 EST Funny :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203530 During a recent PASSWORD AUDIT at the Bank of Ireland it was found that Paddy O'Toole was using the following password: <BR> MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoo<BR>fyDublin <BR> <BR> When Paddy was asked why he had such a long password, he replied! are yez stupid? Oi was told me password had to be at least 8 characters long and include one capital." <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:48:26 EST YES We're having a heat wave! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202947 ..........................and it IS too hot even for me..will be sunbathing this morning before it gets impossible, but................... <BR> Got a call out of the blue from two friends of ours from back in Harlington last night Audrey said "guess where we are?" <BR> Turns our they're on a walking holiday in close by Great Yarmouth and would love to see us. Haven't seen them for about 4 years now, so we're nipping down to their hotel tonight after dinner for drinks at their hotel for a cat... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:27:31 EST Lovely walk............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202355 this morning. <BR> Sun blazing early, water in hand I set off for the pier head, <BR> Not too many people out at 9am, a few sat outside Jayjay;s with their dogs having brekkie or sipping coffee. <BR> The padding pool has been refreshed and kids were playing in there and some model boats were put through their paces on the boating lake. <BR> The lifeguards were out and the sands were being cleaned for the day ahead, <BR> People were gradually emerging from their cars with picnic baskets and be... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:16:35 EST Notching up the hours spent in the garden- so rewarding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201801 I got over 5 hours done in the garden yesterday- was shattered at the end but felt good at what was accomplished- Pete's been reshaping my bushes for me- he's more ruthless than I am and they all look a lot tidier. Rain caught us out at 5pm so it was time to call it a day. <BR> Only half the back garden to go now and one major time consuming job to do out front and that's it, Back to ship shape and Bristol fashion. <BR> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:04:57 EST DBS team have got back to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200439 Well, Catherine, DBS (deep brain stimulation) nurse, just called with sincere apologies for delay in getting back to me, Dr Dilan has been away so she's catching up with his emails. <BR> <BR> All my queries were answered fully, expected nothing less from the professionals at the National Hospital and reassurances given about my head hanging problem and trouble eating and swallowing. <BR> It seems this neuro=stimulator is much stronger than the last one I had and having been without the ... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:36:00 EST Bionic woman is working well........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199223 apart from the chin down and eating thing! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Got SO much done in the garden yesterday and today, all the weeding done on two areas, bushes trimmed, deadheading done. Pete kindly mowed two lawns for me today before the heavens opened, hope to do the last major lawn tomorrow or Thursday depending on how dry it is and then tackle the weeding, bush trimming etc in the last two areas. <BR> <BR> Man it felt good to be out there the past two days- even though it was overca... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:51:02 EST Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199027 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/819fca91-7058-4699-8b4c-39dcb3aab331.jpg"> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:07:45 EST Nutty Professor..funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198422 A dottering, old professor of logic asked his College class a question <BR> "If Philadelphia is 100 miles from New York and Chicago is 1000 miles from Philadelphia and Los Angeles is 2000 miles from Chicago, and the Moon is 239,000 miles from Earth, how old am I?" <BR> <BR> A student in the back of the class raised his hand and when called upon said, "Professor, you're 70. <BR> <BR> The old professor said, "You're absolutely correct, but tell me, how did you arrive at the answer so quickly... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 03:31:02 EST D'ya know what I said............................... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197367 sod the cold!!! <BR> I'm going to at have a short walk, gotta be better than sitting, snivelling into tissues and sucking on Lockets!!! <BR> SO I DID. <BR> slow pace, granted but I actually got to the Pier Hotel and back.........not the Pier Head which was about another 10 mins as it started spitting rain,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but I feel so much more awake for going. 60mins cardio <em>104</em> <BR> SO .........old lesson relearned ............get off your butt and you'll feel better!!!! <BR> <img ... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 06:43:36 EST Weird or what http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197326 So I'm doing fine on the new neuro-stimulator apart from problems with my head hanging forward as if I have osteoporosis or my head to too heavy and I'm having problems eating and swallowing. Sometimes my mouth is really dry (even though I'm constantly drinking water) then all of a sudden I'll salivate and feel like I'm going to dribble. <BR> Most disconcerting- don't think I'll be eating out for a while- it's not a good look <em>24</em> <BR> Emailing the DBS team (deep brain stimulation... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 03:30:41 EST Slowly, slowly catchie monkey/................... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195641 <BR> The council finally cut our grass verges yesterday but didn't finish the job by racking up the cuttings and trimming the edges, it looks a disgrace so that's one job for me this morning and maybe continue gardening after that- or sun bathing.........depending on how hot it gets and how much my cold hinders my breathing. Don't you just hate Summer colds <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> GOAL NEXT WEEK walk to the pier and back at least once and try out this new implant of mine. Definitely... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 04:08:26 EST *tuts* wouldn't you Adam and Eve it (believe it)................................ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194983 I've come down with a belter of a cold, awake all night with a hacking cough last night <em>198</em> <BR> Going to get the housework done today and see how I feel, maybe some light gardening to get some fresh air. Pete's doing the vacuuming by the way- not humping that about for another week on instructions. <BR> Stitches are out, very neat job, healed nicely and the swelling has totally gone now. Looking good!! <BR> Tue, 5 Jul 2016 03:31:53 EST Happy 4th to all my US buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193382 I'm in the Uk so don't celebrate BUT......... <BR> I am having my stitches out so will celebrate that <BR> <em>355</em> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 03:09:18 EST funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192775 <BR> She wanted to serve her guests mushroom-smothered steak, but she had no mushrooms and no time to buy them. <BR> <BR> Her husband suggested, "Why don't you go pick some of the mushrooms that are growing wild down by the stream? <BR> <BR> "No, some wild mushrooms are poisonous." <BR> <BR> "Well, I see squirrels eating them and they're OK." <BR> <BR> So she picked a bunch and washed, sliced and sauted them for her dinner. <BR> <BR> Then she went out on the back porch and gave Spo... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 04:03:27 EST Just saying......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192184 we all have twists in the road we'd rather not travel, and stumble from time to time. <BR> It's how we react to them that measures us <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b171b2d3-e0d7-497a-af52-ed64b7e445e6.png"> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:20:26 EST A good experience all in all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191571 Hi guys <BR> this is my second attempt at telling you how it went. I wrote reams and lost it in the ether and I can't type it all again. <BR> So quickly. <BR> <BR> <BR> Problems travelling down caused by train cancellations were a pain but we got there, had to wait til 9pm to get my hospital bed confirmed having travelled from 10.30 am we were knackered, <BR> Operation has gone well and the staff were AMAZING!! God bless the NHS. <BR> <BR> One minor problem when my canula ruptured at 11pm ... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:04:36 EST WALKING ON THE GRASS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191554 WALKING ON THE GRASS <BR> <BR> The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands. <BR> The instructor said, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. <BR> It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. <BR> <BR> Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path." <BR> "Gentlemen, remember -- you're in this together. It wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her. <BR> I... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:28:35 EST funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187994 During a recent PASSWORD AUDIT at the Bank of Ireland it was found that Paddy O'Toole was using the following password: <BR> MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoo<BR>fyDublin <BR> <BR> When Paddy was asked why he had such a long password, he replied! are yez stupid? Oi was told me password had to be at least 8 characters long and include one capital." <BR> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:34:24 EST See you on the other side :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187323 Thanks to all of you for your support and kind words. <BR> I have doubts I'll have time tomorrow to pop on here so just in case................see you on the other side when I get home and have time to catch up on sparks. <BR> <BR> Have a good week and keep well <em>247</em> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 02:53:52 EST Joke time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186677 A dottering, old professor of logic asked his College class a question. <BR> "If Philadelphia is 100 miles from New York and Chicago is 1000 miles from Philadelphia and Los Angeles is 2000 miles from Chicago, and the Moon is 239,000 miles from Earth, how old am I?" <BR> A student in the back of the class raised his hand and when called upon said, "Professor, you're 70." <BR> The old professor said, "You're absolutely correct, but tell me, how did you arrive at the answer so quickly?" <BR> Th... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:04:23 EST Botox-ed to the max LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186676 Last clean round today and the sun is out so will get the lounger out and relax. <BR> Botox went well yesterday- I confess I exercised before I went so the muscles that pull showed more. It's the only way THIS doctor seems to get the dosage right <em>198</em> <BR> Hope it kicks in by travelling day (Thursday) for my op on Friday Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:54:45 EST funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186030 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> She wanted to serve her guests mushroom-smothered steak, but she had no mushrooms and no time to buy them. <BR> <BR> Her husband suggested, "Why don't you go pick some of the mushrooms that are growing wild down by the stream? <BR> <BR> "No, some wild mushrooms are poisonous." <BR> <BR> "Well, I see squirrels eating them and they're OK." <BR> <BR> So she picked a bunch and washed, sliced and sauted them for her dinner. <BR> <BR> Then she went out on the ba... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:51:21 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 11# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185500 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7e69927-8667-486a-aaf8-8a8413f18ae1.jpg"> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:38:14 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184979 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b51ce4e0-3fad-40ce-af7f-5f78ee3cff9c.jpg"> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 03:00:57 EST MP killed in Britain..gun crime rare in the UK, truly shocked. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184383 <link>www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jo-cox<BR>-dead-live-updates-8207676 </link> <BR> <BR> How can this happen here. It's said the assailant has mental issues. <BR> <BR> RIP Jo <em>458</em> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:32:00 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 9# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183780 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/943cedd4-86e5-47b1-9913-38880a13766c.jpg"> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:35:55 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 8# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183155 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bcd993df-9f76-49a4-a152-4045a2b02741.jpg"> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 02:31:09 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 7# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0798a154-763d-4394-8594-129686b1f025.jpg"> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:51:50 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 6# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181799 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ec72a0f7-062d-4046-ba05-cc6ac90776e9.jpg"> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:27:00 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 5# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181220 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4b12858-dfc4-4105-91ff-06122c785662.jpg"> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 03:27:45 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 4# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180653 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f43aa6e-5f20-4940-b1d9-1773fcd358d3.jpg"> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:47:06 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 3# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180042 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd1e533f-e0f6-4289-940f-f200fb695b7f.jpg"> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 03:48:39 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 2# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179415 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/730d2f54-4110-4b6a-bdeb-22bb8d0d0f48.jpg"> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 01:40:13 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 1# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178743 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ccecb3e4-ebf6-42ef-a13a-0ac81faf1390.jpg"> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 02:46:11 EST Australia's version of "The Far Side" 1# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178742 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ccecb3e4-ebf6-42ef-a13a-0ac81faf1390.jpg"> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 02:46:06 EST SCAM,......no joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178329 Scam Alert: Be aware of a post currently spreading rapidly on Facebook claiming that Pizza Hut are giving you a free large pizza to ‘celebrate their 60th Anniversary’. <BR> The post is a scam and is not connected with Pizza Hut in any way. Anyone clicking on the posting will be told they need to complete ‘2 simple steps to get their coupon’ by sharing the fictitious post with 15 friends on Facebook and then completing an online survey. <BR> No matter how many surveys you complete, giving a ra... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:36:33 EST ISN'T AGEING GREAT? 20 and the last one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178032 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/104f9f90-0aca-46bd-983e-11891249fff9.jpg"> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 01:54:56 EST ISN'T AGEING GREAT? 19# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177294 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73384501-2bb8-41a1-baaa-9b5e5668f6c3.jpg"> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 02:06:39 EST ISN'T AGEING GREAT? 18# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176699 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e7ced81-f09f-4542-ad05-0ef8a1306ce0.jpg"> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 03:42:53 EST ISN'T AGEING GREAT? 18# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176698 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e7ced81-f09f-4542-ad05-0ef8a1306ce0.jpg"> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 03:42:49 EST