NEW-CAZ's SparkPeople Blog NEW-CAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Well.............I thought it was funny So we had the first fly of the warm weather in the lounge yesterday and I HATE them. He had to go so I zapped him with some spray. <BR> Today whilst working out a smaller fly was determined to distract me. <BR> <BR> The conversation with Pete went as follows; <BR> <BR> Me; Son of "Annoying fly" came to aggravate me while I working out hun, I'm sure he thinks he'll wreak vengeance for the untimely death of his father! He was hovering above my eyes all the time. <BR> <BR> Pete; So is he to f... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:40:15 EST New Country Doctor A young doctor had moved out to a small community to replace a doctor <BR> who was retiring. <BR> <BR> The older doctor suggested that the young one accompany him on his <BR> rounds, so the community could become used to a new doctor. <BR> <BR> At the first house a woman complains, "I've been a little sick to my <BR> stomach." <BR> <BR> The older doctor says, "Well, you've probably been overdoing the fresh <BR> fruit. Cut back on the amount you've been eating and see if tha... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:03:31 EST Conflicting advice........hhhmmmmmmmmmmm Thanks to many of my friends on here about lawn care. <BR> As a result I've looked up a Horticultural Society's advice and they recommend Spring and Autumn as a major task to rid the lawn of moss etc and regular aerating throughout the year to promote nutrient uptake!! Well I'm learning something new every day <em>211</em> Our old lawn was an oval patch no longer than 10 foot and no wider than 8 foot and we weren't too bothered about it's condition. But now my garden here is my pride and ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:55:10 EST What a wonderful neighbour So our neighbour Peter scarified the lawns for me as promised yesterday; it took him just 45 mins to do both with his electric would have taken 3 or 4 times as long if I'd had to use a rake and do it manually <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> A scarifier is a machine much like a lawnmower in shape with teeth and blades that teases out the moss and dead rubbish from a lawn aerating it so the grass can become healthier. You should see how much comes away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:53:24 EST I smiled today because.................... a neighbour has offered to scarify my remaining two lawns with his electric scarifier- saves my back but I guess I miss out on one heck of a workout! <BR> <BR> He' coming at 10.30, then I can carry on gardening or go for a walk. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:51:30 EST A heartwarming tale....or should that be tail................ <link><BR>shunds-rem-376649855.html?utm_source=o<BR>utbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=outbrain </link> <BR> <BR> follow the click on links on the article too....................have a hankie to hand Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:41:00 EST Old Farmer Bob... Mark, The banker, saw his long time client and friend Bob, an eighty-year old rancher, in town. <BR> <BR> Bob had lost his wife a year or so before and rumor had it that he was marrying a 'mail order' bride. Being a good friend, the banker asked Bob if the rumor was true. Bob assured him that it was. The banker then asked Bob the age of his new bride to be. <BR> <BR> Bob proudly said, 'She'll be twenty-one in November.' <BR> <BR> Now the banker, being the wise man that he was, could see... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:33:13 EST This time last year we were tourists LOL weather forecast this week is for sun and plenty of it. Planning to get one of the 3 lawns scarified today and some general gardening and then a visit to the beach on Thursday before it's invaded by tourists for Easter. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Seems funny that this time last year we were tourists!!! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:55:21 EST Sharing my gym room with you <img src=""> <BR> my beloved multi gym <BR> <img src=""> <BR> my stack of weights, storage for other equiptment and TV for exercise DVDs etc <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The mirrored wardrobes opposite the multi gym and storage for laundry equiptment <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:22:01 EST The Postman The Postman <BR> <BR> <BR> One Monday morning the postman (Shane) was riding through the neighbourhood on his usual route, delivering the mail. <BR> <BR> As he approached one of the homes he noticed that both cars were still in the driveway. <BR> <BR> His wonder was cut short by David, the homeowner, coming out with a load of empty beer, wine and spirit bottles for the recycling bin. <BR> <BR> 'Wow David, looks like you guys had one hell of a party last night,' the Postman commented.... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:06:05 EST 3 words!!! A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail with her girlfriends when Steven, a tall, exceptionally handsome, extremely sexy, middle-aged man entered. <BR> He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off him. <BR> This seasoned yet playful heartthrob noticed her overly attentive stare and walked directly toward her, as any man would..! <BR> Before she could offer her apologies for staring so rudely, he leaned over and whispered to her, "I'll do anyt... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:20:22 EST I smiled today because I woke up feeling amazing and energized. It's going to be Berocca Day! <BR> I feel I can accomplish anything <BR> <BR> Berocca? View this <link> </link> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:57:34 EST The great outdoors, ponderings Today I have gardening and outdoor chores on my mind and it's set to be warm enough for a cami top and spring! <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon I got the lawns mowed and spent a little time just watching robins and starlings coming down to eat on the nuts I've put out. Such a simple joy! <BR> <BR> The kitchen is coming on well and looking great, I think I have enough storage space now to open the last remaining box of kitchen paraphernalia from the old pla... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:53:00 EST Pipped at the post............... we missed our auction purchase, the bidding was getting out of hand for what it was.......................................<BR>......................we bowed out.......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......... <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> John and Vicki said "hope it breaks on their way home" <em>18</em> <em>246</em> <em>211</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:06:44 EST Auction Off to the local auction to bid for a faux marble pedestal for a bust we have, She looks likes Pete's sister Anne when she was in her twenties but it's very classical so we thought "put her on a pedestal". Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:59:26 EST Shopping trip! Going into Gorleston today, it rained heavily yesterday so the ground will be too sodden to work and I fancied looking for a motivational poster for the gym and a table runner to drape over the bedside cabinet I'm using in there for a TV stand and to store some of my equipment (resistance bands and leg weights) and gym clothes. A nice purple runner will go well over the light coloured unit. It's sunny but cold.....almost back to winter! BBBBBbbrrrrrrrrrr. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 03:10:28 EST Stop laughing, we are all seniors - This will make your day!!! Garage Door. The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was down and his fly area wide open. His assistant walked up to him and said, <BR> 'This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?' The boss told her he knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his office puzzled by the question. <BR> <BR> As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was open, and zipped it up. He then understood his assistant's question about his... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 03:42:48 EST Well impressed! Had a great time last night at the Toby Carvery last night <BR> <link><BR>ygorleston/ </link> <BR> <BR> The place had recently been refurbished adding 60 tables to the restaurant; none of us had been there before but we got talking to a wonderfully charming and friendly waitress and she told us what they'd done with the place. She wasn't intrusive if you know what I mean.......I hate when waitresses constantly interrupt a meal!. <BR> The food was amazi... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 03:43:00 EST Birthday celebrations It's Pete's 60th today and Vicki's 59th tomorrow so double celebration tonight at the newly refurbished Toby Carvery. It's only 10 mins away! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ygorleston/ </link> <BR> <BR> oh and there is a dangerous item in the house.............................BIRTHDAY CAKE <em>44</em> <em>246</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 02:56:05 EST Thought for the day............... Appreciate everything that you have! <BR> <BR> I appreciate those close to me, my friends, my spark friends, my home and that we are comfortable. So many have so much less! <BR> I am blessed! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:30:24 EST Snapped at the right moment 6# <img src=""> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:28:00 EST Goal Met.......and what a reward I accomplished so much in the front garden. There was one flower bed/boarder I was dreading tackling but so glad I've now done it. It was over run with weed and having cleared it, I found so many interesting plants I've not seen before. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> and the wonderful reward of seeing the results <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 02:55:13 EST Snapped at the right moment 6# <img src=""> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 02:24:01 EST Smog! We have high pollution levels due to dust coming over from the Sahara, would you believe it. Getting mixed messages about exercising outside from "officials" <link> </link> London (my old stomping ground) and East Anglia (my NEW stomping ground) are worse affected. It doesn't look too bad out there though. <BR> Core workout first anyway and I've introduced some new kettle bell moves into it...can feel the benefit. <BR> <BR> Have a great day all! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 02:23:26 EST Snapped at the right moment 5# <img src=""> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 03:06:35 EST Snapped at the right moment 5# <img src=""> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 03:06:35 EST Just chatting to you about....................stuff......... Been busy in the garden again and not stopped to attend to blogging properly *slaps wrist* I do apologise, but when the weather is good you’ve gotta make the most of it, huh?! <BR> I got around to scarifying the largest lawn today, took 3 hours and nigh on killed me! What a work out! Trouble is I now have blisters for my toil and I shall have to wait a while to do the other 2, but at least all the weeding is done bar one section (was going to finish off that today but the sun moved round and ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:46:23 EST Snapped at the right moment 4# <img src=""> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 02:56:21 EST Snapped at the right moment 3# <img src=""> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:44:26 EST Lovely Neighbours- but at this rate the gardening won't get done LOL Was in the garden most of yesterday and got a fair amount done, would have got more done had neighbours not kept me yakking <em>334</em> , not complaining, it great getting to know the local characters!. <BR> Met the daughter of the severely disabled lady across from me yesterday (Jenny) and I said I had not popped across as I could see she had nurses several times a day and a strange uninvited guest might not have been welcome. She's invited me across today to meet her!! <BR> I've now met ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 03:42:11 EST Snapped at the right moment 2# <img src=""> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 03:20:56 EST Snapped at the right moment 1# <img src=""> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:30:00 EST I'm smiling because..................... Last night I went to a floral arrangement making demonstration with two neighbours, the arrangements were put to a raffle, one of my neighbours won a spectacular display and handed it to me as a gift as we were leaving. <BR> Norfolk folk are so generous and kind <em>334</em> <BR> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:59:11 EST A DOH! moment Gorgeous day today after a rainy one yesterday- saved me watering the garden. Planning a long walk down the beach today. <BR> <BR> Pete's working hard on installing kitchen units and new drawers and has solved the problem of the drawers. <BR> Where the corner units meet if you pull one drawer out its so close to it's neighbour it would knock the handle. <BR> Solution? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <BR> Soft close and press open drawe... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:25:58 EST Wine Taster At a wine merchant's warehouse the regular taster died, and the director started looking for a new one to hire. <BR> A retired Chief Petty Officer, drunk and with a ragged dirty look, came to apply for the position. The director wondered how to send him away. <BR> <BR> They gave him a glass of wine to taste. <BR> <BR> The old Chief tried it and said, "It's a Muscat three years old, grown on a north slope, matured in steel containers. Low grade but acceptable." <BR> <BR> "That's corr... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:52:04 EST Lawyers - you will love this one A lawyer defending a man in New York accused of burglary tried this creative defense: <BR> "My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles Your Honour. <BR> His arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offence committed by his limb?" <BR> "Well put," the judge replied. <BR> "Using your logic, I sentence the defendant's arm to 5 year's imprisonment! <BR> He can accompany it or no... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:52:23 EST Financial Planning!!! Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the <BR> family business. <BR> <BR> When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly <BR> father died, he decided he needed a wife with which to share his fortune. <BR> <BR> One evening at an investment meeting he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. <BR> Her natural beauty took his breath away. "I may look like just an ordinary man," he said to her, <BR> but in just a few years, my fat... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:48:12 EST To the gardeners amongst you............ what's this called please? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:39:05 EST Accident Prone DOH! Well it's more like autumn today, so I shall be blown along on my walk today-I'll call it resistance training <em>246</em> <BR> Now I’ll give you a laugh…….I am accident prone lately. Day before yesterday I left the door to the dishwasher down and forgot, went into the kitchen and without looking went flying. I have bruises all over my left arm and leg, a cut to my right shin and left shin and a bruise on my face too!!! <em>24</em> <BR> Then yesterday I decided to get the summer clothes... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:31:07 EST Garden Pics.......finally! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:16:20 EST Roll on June, can't wait DH and I are off for a walk shortly. Spoke to bezzie mate Jackie on the phone last night and she's planning on coming up to see me in June for a visit. Have to get some outings planned and find a site for their mobile home! Really looking forward to seeing her again, and she's finally got email facilities so we can swop pics and talk more often too. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 04:59:05 EST A Birthday every day, another surprise in the garden...................... I'm getting into the routine of surveying my "estate" every morning to see what new flowers are opening. It's like a birthday every day- a little surprise! <BR> the scent on some is so intoxicating, I am enthralled with this garden and give up a thank you to the previous owner for putting so much into it. <BR> Already though I am thinking of others to add. I'd love some honeysuckle and the wall to the rear garden in rather bare ( it was only erected by the neighbour on the other side just bef... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:18:54 EST Your Thursday morning laugh A conversation in heaven <BR> <BR> SYLVIA: <BR> Hi! Wanda. <BR> <BR> WANDA: <BR> Hi! Sylvia. How’d you die? <BR> <BR> SYLVIA: <BR> I froze to death. <BR> <BR> WANDA: <BR> How horrible! <BR> <BR> SYLVIA: <BR> It wasn’t so bad. After I quit shaking from <BR> the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, <BR> and finally died a peaceful death. <BR> What about you? <BR> <BR> WANDA: <BR> I died of a massive heart attack. <BR> I suspected that my husband was cheating, <BR> so I came home ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:00:57 EST Spring's here............apparently LOL Happy Spring Equinox everyone <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Typically the spring weather is set to leave us as soon as spring is announced- but only for a couple of days. <BR> So I'm off for a walk before it turns today <em>311</em> <em>67</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:51:50 EST I smiled today because I get to have my first workout in my new gym- no interruptions,just me, music and sweat!!!!!!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Then, as it's budget day today I shall go out. DH just has to listen to all the analysis and I can't bear politicians at the best of times!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:25:02 EST I smiled today because.................... my gym is finished. I'll be putting the equipment back in there today and making it my home. <BR> <BR> <em>322</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <em>328</em> <em>68</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> doing a happy dance <em>355</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:20:25 EST Spring cleaning has started.......... got all the windows done today and cutains <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Had to smile mid morning- the wind changed direction and I could smell seaweed and the sea very distinctly. First time since we moved. Love it! <em>334</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:07:38 EST Wild Birds make my day Happy St Pat's Day all <em>440</em> <BR> <BR> Some more outdoor jobs today before rain comes again. Love just listening to the sea gulls and wild birds while I'm outside. Yesterday afternoon I made phone calls to old friends sitting in the rear garden and watched birds visit the bird bath and seed hangers I have now. So soothing. I've been warned not to put bread out as the gulls can become pests <BR> I think I'm going to enjoy this garden!! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:49:04 EST The Irish Mixup <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The mother-in-law arrives home from the shops to find her son-in-law Paddy in a steaming rage and hurriedly packing his suitcase. "What happened Paddy?" she asks anxiously. <BR> <BR> “What happened?? I'll tell you what happened! I sent an e-mail to my wife telling her I was coming home today from my fishing trip. I get home ... and guess what I found? Yes, your daughter, my wife Jean, naked with Joe Murphy in our marital bed! This is unforgivable, the end... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:07:29 EST Disappointed and proud of DH's abilities I am so disappointed! I got the garden done yesterday and the weed and feed done, paths all cleaned and tidy- it was ready for a photo shoot.....................................<BR>... <BR> <BR> and I went to take the pictures and the bloody camera is knackered!! The sensor has gone! <BR> Pete reckoned it would have to be sent off to be fixed and would cost about the same as buying a replacement. Then he went on YOu Tube and now thinks, if he can get the part, he can fix it. <BR> This man ca... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 04:26:35 EST