TDWANDD2MYK9's SparkPeople Blog TDWANDD2MYK9's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 11.11.11. Eleventh Hour Of The Eleventh Day Of The Eleventh Month. <BR> <BR> WE REMEMBER THEM ALL. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Humans And Animals Alike. <BR> <BR> R.I.P. <BR> <BR> <BR> Remembering Lost Service People And Supporting Ex Service People. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Remembering Lost Service Animals And Supporting And Re homing Animals. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:23:33 EST Dudley and Susie do Devon And Cornwall. Part 1: CLOVELLY Clovelly Crab and Lobster Food Festival: <BR> <BR> What a wonderful time was had by all. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 05:28:00 EST My Ideal Diet: My Ideal Diet: <BR> <BR> Grape Juice. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> Salad. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yum! Hic <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> Have a fabulous weekend. <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:20:10 EST Torrington Hounds @ The North Devon Show. 2 <BR> <BR> This was from my phone. I have more that I hope will be better. Right now I have to go and do some work:( <BR> <BR> Have a great day. Thu, 8 Aug 2013 08:49:11 EST Weigh in! Right or Wrong:) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great day:) Thu, 1 Aug 2013 03:55:10 EST Great Torrington, Devon. Protest March. I will make this brief as I think the video says it all. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Yes I was there, but if you blink you will miss me. (pause on 0.17 I am in a red water proof with black and red arms;) <BR> <BR> I do so hope every one is well and I look forward to catching up with you soon. <BR> <BR> I have just found a far more informative link, from my local paper. Pictures and Video From the North Devon Gazette. <BR> <BR> <link>www.northdevongazette... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:24:09 EST Never Give Your Dog Coke!!! ;-) Never give your Dog Coke, it has too many "E" No's;-) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am still unwell, but hope to start back with SP Tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Missed you all. x <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 04:10:56 EST Easter. I want to wish you all a very happy Easter. <BR> <BR> My life is still very complicated/difficult. I want to thank all of you that have supported me through my loss. <BR> <BR> I have been unable to keep up with all my emails and may not have thanked every one for goodies. Please except my sincere apologies, I hope to catch up in a few weeks. <BR> <BR> Take care, keep healthy and have a very HAPPY EASTER. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 03:03:49 EST The Real Meaning Of Spark People And SPF's Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> I am not able to talk much about what has and is still going on with me as it's still too raw (I suppose this is normal, as the funeral was four days ago and it's choking me to write that) <BR> <BR> I want to thank you all so much for your continued support. <BR> <BR> Who knew when they started with SP, what a wonderful thing it was going to be. Our SPF's become a part of our lives and for this I am truly grateful. <BR> <BR> HAVE BED WILL TRAVEL. <BR> <BR> <img src="... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 05:59:56 EST Dudley's On The Road Again! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Where I go Dudley goes too. <BR> <BR> This is a very tough time in my life. Thank you guys for your love and support. Susie Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:29:57 EST HEAVEN: <img src=""> <BR> <BR> R.I.P Mummy. I love and miss you. xxx Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:43:55 EST A Little Bit of Snow;) Grabbed my new phone and dashed out first light, as you can probably tell, I hadn't used the video before, so please either tilt your head, turn your tablet or your laptop and enjoy;) <BR> <BR> I am still living out of boxes, the garden is all fenced and the gates made, I have also removed all the offending hallucinogenic wall paper and am set to start stripping the multi coloured wood work, which will take months:( <BR> <BR> Health wise I am still awaiting tests, but worse than pain and it... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 03:10:01 EST Hi Guys! I am back and heavier than I have ever been:( <BR> <BR> I will log in each day, if possible. Life is still tough, far more work needed on the house than originally thought and my health is still poor. I will be having an Endoscope in the next few weeks to rule out throat Cancer and this in all honesty is scaring me witless, I have had to pull my self together and am now starting to eat a healthy a diet again. <BR> <BR> The lovely Lord Dudley is doing well and loving his new home, he thriv... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:20:11 EST What A Difference A Year Makes! Uncle David keeps an Ex Wide chair in his work shop! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 2011: Dudley Manages to curl up on David's chair. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 2012: Dudley is still trying, but things just don't fit the same;) (had to take colour out, to be able to load photo, Duddles has grown but not changed colour;-) <BR> <BR> After the holiday I will be off line for a short ... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 03:24:32 EST Warning! Have a tissue to hand!! This is on of the most beautiful videos I have ever seen on youtube!!! <BR> <BR> Have a Tissue to hand! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> I warned you;) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To You All' <BR> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love from Susie and Big sloberry kisses from the lovely Dudley. <BR> <BR> <img... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 07:06:13 EST YouTube/Dudley And Rescued Dogs. PLEASE READ! Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> Just a quickie. <BR> <BR> I am on a fast day, boy they come round quickly! <BR> <BR> My long term SPF's will remember that I used to do a lot of video blogs, nothing spectacular, just to show, the area I live and to update on my fitness buddy, Dudley. <BR> <BR> A while back as I was having problems with SP uploads I posed about eight videos of Dudley on youtube and last week I got an email from Youtube asking me if I would Monetize the videos, hum! not much thought ne... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:20:08 EST HELLO OCTOBER!! This Month Will Be Chaos! <BR> <BR> I am on the Move! Official Date to be set. <BR> <BR> I have given Up: <BR> <BR> Smoking, I hope for good!!! <BR> Bread and sugar and will see how I feel! <BR> Booze, for weight loss and for only a Month;) <BR> <BR> I am following the ESE program, with two of my spark buddy's. <BR> <BR> AND NEED LOADS OF SUPPORT KEEPING ON THE STRAIT AND NARROW:) <BR> <BR> The three most stressful things in life: <BR> <BR> 1 Death: Two in the first six months of thi... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:01:30 EST Home and Away! Part 2 <img src="" <BR> <BR> A very British blog! Not a review on an Australian soap;) <BR> <BR> Morning! This may well be my last blog of the year as it looks like I really am on the move. <BR> <BR> This year as you know has been a disaster for me, so I am starting afresh, I am not running away, I am leaving the past behind and starting afresh, with the very lovely Dudley, my constant companion for the last couple of years. <BR> <BR> Du... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:13:45 EST Home and Away! Part 1 No, this is not an Australian soap review;) <BR> <BR> As my spf's know I am house hunting, I had a mad dash to Devon and didn't get many photos as the weather was fowl:( <BR> <BR> Hallsannery Bideford <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 20 Sep 2012 04:18:34 EST A Brief Update That Took A Very Long Time! A not so quick update! <BR> <BR> As my SPF's will know, this has been a horrible year. Two deaths Dudley's near death and me being diagnosed with COPD! As if I didn't have enough chronic deceases! I thought the pain was enough!! <BR> <BR> Hey Ho that's life! I have picked my self up and dusted my self off. I still have a lot of tests to go through but am keeping incredibly busy and sadly this has meant that I haven't had time to chat with my SPF's as I would like. I log in every morni... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 04:55:34 EST An Active Diet! I am giving up for now! It has taken near on two hours to try to do this blog and the SP site will not play ball:( I will try later, but have to get on with some work. <BR> <BR> Dudley's Idea of an active diet. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a gr8 day. Susie <BR> <BR> Thought for the day: I need to lose weight not my temper!!! <em>43</em> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 02:19:40 EST Just a quick update! As most of my SPF's will know, I posted the blog fingers crossed and had intended on removing my private blogs and had been back home for about a week, since the death of Christine. On the 27th I went to hospital to get my diagnosis, not good, but I haven't had time to dwell on that as later that day Uncle Tony was found dead at his home. Uncle David quite understandably is devastated. I will stay with Unks until after the funeral and after that it will be back and forth! Two deaths and D... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 04:44:06 EST Fingers crossed! Next week I hope to have both my computer back, I also have two hospital appointments, one with the heart and lung specialist on wednesday and the other with my surgeon on Friday. The week after, all being well I will start working, Ug groan moan! Spring clean and turn the lawn which now looks like a field:( back to what it should be, boy I have my work cut out!!! I will also be sparking as best as I can, but have to prioritise! <BR> <BR> When I start sparking properly, I will remove my... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 04:14:35 EST Dudley, Susie and life in general! Dudley is a lot better, but has a long way to go. He's a trooper make no mistake, yes he cried, but funnily enough only with me. <BR> <BR> As my friends will know after my Mother in laws death I was left with sole responsibility of dealing with the Funeral and on Saturday the 5th (please forgive me if the dates are wrong, I am so very tired and drugged up my self) I loaded the dudley mobile (yes my dog has his own car, but is defiantly not spoilt! well not much) Ok laugh but you try gettin... Thu, 24 May 2012 22:40:23 EST Dudley! Just when I thought things could not get wore, they did! I had promised to go over to my mother in laws house to help sort her things out. The drive took about an hour and Dudley was in good form. I unpacked and started to sort out Chris's clothes, an hour or so later Duds was sick and at first I put it down to him eating grass, approximately an hour after that he was bringing up fluids and I started to worry. I asked John to look round and see if there was anything he could have eaten, it ... Mon, 7 May 2012 08:15:02 EST Update! Grief!! <BR> <BR> Before leaving for the tests I decided to take a lucky charm, it was gone along with most my jewellery, oh what an idiot am I! I felt sick, feel sick but I had to go. I was seen by a nurse who had to do some tests and I asked if my lungs were clear, Yes she replied and joy for a few seconds, then the supercilious old bag told me that as I used to smoke there were various other organs I could have Cancer (as my friends will know I have had cancer before) In and before I... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:26:01 EST Rescue Dog Lovers Team And Any One Else That Is Interested! The Rescue Dog Lovers Team is a group of people that have, Fostered, Rescued, Adopted, Work with or just love Dogs. <BR> <BR> If you are not familiar with this team, please come over and take a look, we don't bite! (or at least 99%javascript: void(0); of us don't and the rest we are working on;) <BR> <BR> We are here to help and support each other and save lives along the way! <BR> <BR> Remember my last card! Click the link, go to pick up card and then enter the code: <BR> <BR> 3393279... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 03:56:54 EST The Big FREEZE! Olly on my Ipod Dudley on the floor a great big mug of coffee, what girl could ask for more; - ) <BR> <BR> Weather update;-( <BR> <BR> Friday February 3rd 2012! I crawled out of my bed at a very ungodly hour, I knew I was cold but!! -10 c The coldest day yet! Weather Warnings to put the wind up (every pun intended;) even the bravest of drivers!!! <BR> <BR> Friday February 10th 2012! Again I crawled out of bed at an ungodly hour, only to find my car knee deep in snow! And again I h... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 05:19:30 EST Update! Video for Cheri an introduction to Dudley;) <BR> <BR> I am going to have a quite day today as I feel lousy! It's -14c out and it's hurt my lungs again, Dudley's is not very impressed either, mother dragging him out in the cold like that, she should be reported to the RSPCA;-) <BR> <BR> I managed to get to the hospital after several diversions which lead me into Guildford city center a place I have never been before and would rather not go again, without someone who knows were they are goin... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 03:36:31 EST A CARD FOR MY SPF's Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> Just a quickie! I am worn out, but doing the best I can. <BR> <BR> Remember the last card, click to the link, go to pick up card, click again and then enter code! I hope! ; - ) <BR> <BR> I am still on morphine, so please excuse any mistakes. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> CODE: 3342258713851 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 7 Feb 2012 02:11:03 EST FOR MY SPF's update: PLEASE go back to my last blog. I have edited and added a code! It works. <BR> <BR> On the right of the card, you also need to scroll! <BR> <BR> Doesn't say a lot as i had no Idea if I could ever get this to work! I can and did!! <BR> <BR> WOO HOO!!! <BR> <BR> Just goes to show, if there is a will, there is a way. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> PS <BR> <BR> It's @ the bottom of the blog! Fri, 27 Jan 2012 04:48:31 EST FOR MY SPF's This is a test blog! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p/3334857223851?source=jl999 </link> <BR> <BR> I have always wondered if there was a way to post animated cards and similar. If this link works <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> If not it's back to the drawing board. <BR> <BR> have a great day what ever the weather! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Update: Click the link that will take you to the home page. O... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:25:43 EST Smile In The Face Of Adversity no matter how bad your pain, It's do or die! <BR> <BR> Don't back your self into a wall or bend and break. <BR> <BR> When death knocks, simple, don't let him in, we can't afford to let him win! <BR> <BR> Lets beat Cancer! Together we can do it!!! <BR> <BR> SPARK PEOPLE: We want and need privacy so we can talk honestly and openly! However the majority of us don't want to set our pages to private as we want to help and support others! <BR> <BR> A note to rescue dog lovers team of which ... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 05:15:04 EST Trying! I am still very unwell. I will try to spark a bit each day and do a little exercise each day, but my lungs are still unable to cope with this very cold weather. At present I am on more antibiotics steroids and puffas/inhalers. All of which make me feel lousy:( <BR> <BR> On a brighter note Dudley is healthy and well and we have now been together for over a year! Were did that Go!! <BR> <BR> My Lovely Lad or am I his. He gives me a reason to Live! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 08:21:41 EST Any One Out There Who Works For ITV? Should I Send Dudley Out To Work For His Supper? Well Hum!! <BR> <BR> I received an email the other day from a friend, who told me that a British soap was looking for a dog to feature in an episode of Emmerdale, Ok I thought, I'll take a look. <BR> <BR> Hum! Send in a video no longer that one minute and make it as fun as possible!! Dudley, me, camera and one Minute of fun <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> This is what I have come up with! <BR> <BR> Does Dudders come across as a thug or a lovable rouge? <BR> <BR> Honest answers PLEASE. <BR> <BR... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 03:22:25 EST New Year! I just want to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. 2012 is going to be a bloody good one! 2011 left me cold and down hearted, so out with the old and in with the new! <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> At 11.55 I put a glass of Champagne on the coffee table, along with that a few strips of bacon, no not a strange British tradition;) If I was having a glass of the bubbly stuff, then Dudley had to have some thing special too! (My dog is not spoilt, much;) <BR> <BR> I then rang my Uncle and... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 07:04:59 EST My History With the Mastiff! Updated 14/12/1011 As some of my friends will remember, I was a little shocked when I found a forum on the net about my family and our mastiffs, title: The Reardons and Buckhall Mastiffs. <BR> <BR> The thing that shocked me the most was a letter from the OEMC (Old English Mastiff Club) REF: My fathers death (still hurts as I was a youngster) I had until I read the article wiped the date from my mind. <BR> <BR> Hey ho, not all of it is correct,We have an 800 acre farm some 50 miles from London, but hey that's... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:32:20 EST Seaton Cornwall Remember The scrawny little mutt who hated water? He has grown a bit and loves the water now, but like most males he has grown in size, but mentally he is still a playful pup! <BR> <BR> <img src="">2 <BR> <BR> My Month in Cornwall is going to take a year of bloging! <BR> <BR> Seaton is South Cornwall and you may notice that the sand is a very different colour to that of North Cornwall. <BR> <BR> Me: Hum! I am exhausted, but still tr... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 03:15:19 EST Bodinnick ~ Fowey: The Ferry I could have written a novel in the time it has taken to upload this video! :-( <BR> <BR> A short trip by Ferry. From Bodinick to Fowey, by road it would would have added another 20 miles+ <BR> <BR> Background noises: Tim (my sat nav, whom was keen on me driving through fields, jumping hedges and crossing water without a bridge;) Don't you just love sat navs! <BR> <BR> Dudley, who was chatting up a beautiful little red setter, to the amusement of foot passengers and car alike! Me, ha, ... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 09:48:27 EST Life Gets Tedious Don't It!!! As the weather gets colder, my pain level get higher, my skin takes a turn for the worse and I am losing my spark! Aaaaah!! We are in the depths of recession and there is a threat of another war.... <BR> <BR> Rant/Moan over as we all have problems, so lets except it and get on with it! Life that Is!! <BR> <BR> "Life is what you make it" <BR> <BR> I headed this with life gets tedious don't it as Uncle David says It repeatedly (my ex's Uncle really 4 those not in the loop) So here is a l... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 06:08:22 EST Talland Bay What a beautiful place (it truly is) And I am looking so very glamorous (NOT!!!) <BR> <BR> Why is it, that all the men I know, take videos/pictures without a thought of what is going on in the back ground (Sorry TCW not you, you take wonderful videos/pictures of TGW;) <BR> <BR> I am actually loosing the will to live right now! It has taken me hours to upload videos of Cornwall and this was not the one i wanted! I have not yet sorted out the photos! That will have to be another day as I h... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:43:16 EST VERY QUICK UPDATE! UG! <BR> <BR> I do have a lot to tell but am still very unwell! <BR> <BR> You guessed it, I did too much too soon. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of pictures and stories to tell, but the upshot is that I got flue in Cornwall and by the time I got home it had turned into pleurisy. <BR> <BR> So I will be starting to spark very slowly! <BR> <BR> Hope you guys are all well. <BR> <BR> Dudley always has a sense of humor, but feels that if he has to travel in the back of the car mother can join him;) ... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:14:51 EST JUST BACK BUT VERY UNWELL:( I may not be around for a bit, but you can be sure i'm thinking of you. <BR> <BR> The Dairy <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sorry this thing does not want too up load any more photos. I promise to bore you to death when i'm a little better. <BR> <BR> Susie. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:11:31 EST I WANTED A GIN PALACE AND LOOK WHAT I GOT;) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well there would be more pictures but i keep losing connection. need to go to bed now b4 it is time to get up! And I lose connection UG! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a few not very good videos that i will share when back. <BR> Susie and the Duddles xxx <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:24:45 EST DUDLEY IN THE DAIRY <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Duds and Sue have gone to Looe to try to try to use the compooter! <BR> <BR> When we got there the weather was fare, so we didn't do what we oughta;) <BR> <BR> A little sparking was done, then off for some fun, splashing around in the water. <BR> <BR> So far we have visited: <BR> Looe, Liskard, Polperro, Mevagissey and several other places. <BR> <BR> I am going to try to post this now as I an getting nervous ab... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 02:13:49 EST BEWARE WHEN ON THE INTERNET! I had just written a very long blog, my computer crashed or some one didn't like what I said! <BR> <BR> Sadly I have had to change my name and go private. <BR> <BR> Be aware there are guys out there looking for lonely vulnerable women/lady so take care! <BR> <BR> I live with chronic pain and psoriasis, which includes psoriatic arthritis, similar to that of Osteoarthritis amongst many other ailments that go hand in hand with these problems. Not moaning just a fact! <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople h... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:55:06 EST Are You Killing Your Pooch With Kindness!!! Ok, we all love to give our dogs a little treat, but did you know that some human food stuffs are harmful/toxic for our dogs! <BR> <BR> These are a few I know of: <BR> <BR> CHOCOLATE, ONIONS, GARLIC, NUTS, RAISINS, GRAPES, SULTANAS, STOCK CUBES, GRAVY POWDERS, LARGE DOSES OF COD LIVER OIL, BROCCOLI, MUSHROOMS, RAW SALMON, TURKEY SKIN, VITAMIN D, SUGAR FREE ITEMS. <BR> <BR> I don't wish to offend any one and must admit to having no idea about turkey skin <em>2</em> <BR> <BR... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:42:52 EST You Need Your Speakers On For This! Ok! I could be serious, tell you how many miles Dudley and I have walked! What I Have eaten, exercises done, etc, etc, but today I don't want tooooooooooo! <BR> <BR> This was sent to me by a friend and I wanted to share it! <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> <BR> Susie Wed, 7 Sep 2011 01:40:27 EST Wednesday! This is just a short blog to thank my friends for all the support they have given me. <BR> <BR> I am so sorry that I have been unable to write to every one. I am ill and have a lot of life changing decisions to make! <BR> <BR> Please believe me when I say that you guys are always in my thoughts. SP is a way of life and my SPF's are a very big part of that. <BR> <BR> Talk about broken Britain! I hear today that the NHS is allegedly discussing the possibility that 20 hospitals are to be... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 06:22:42 EST Why! I am sick and spent so long after leaving hospital making a video blog! Why won't it post! <BR> <BR> So tired, maybe later! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Catch u l8r S. <BR> <BR> PS <BR> <BR> That's Dexter for those who have not known me for long. Sx Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:23:39 EST