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AKELAZ's Blogs

Weekend Kite Festival
Monday, May 30, 2011      2 comments

I took my grandchildren and a friend to a kite festival over this long weekend - it was very windy and the kites all flew really well. My favourites were the 'ghost kites' which I'd never seen before - really spooky flying silently through the ... Read more
End of Bootcamp
Saturday, May 28, 2011      4 comments

The first week of Bootcamp really motivated and energised me and that in turn has made me much more active than I had been for some time - HOORAH! I had been dithering around about finishing off my bathroom in my little house in the country... Read more
Bootcamp miracle
Saturday, May 07, 2011      7 comments

emoticon I’ve happily got to the end of Week 1 of the Spring into Shape Bootcamp – well I say ‘happily’ some of it ... Read more
Learning lessons
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      7 comments

The long weekend here in the UK (thanks to the Royal Wedding ) brought a Festival for Foodies to Brighton sea front. Everyone had a great time in the sunshine sampling good organic food – watching cookery demos and – in my case – spending time ... Read more
One of the more bizarre Royal Wedding souvenirs
Friday, April 29, 2011      7 comments

Hope the happy couple would find this amusing and not offensive http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=FqiIcFEDvT8 (Sorry folk - don't know why this isn't a live link - you'll need to copy and paste) A friend of mine actually has one... Read more
Coming out of hiding
Sunday, April 17, 2011      12 comments

Yup - I've been in hiding from everything and everybody. Family stuff meant I had already put back some of the pounds I lost here on Spark and then I went away working in Spain where I added yet more pounds during a very stressful trip. ... Read more
Oh dear - AGAIN!
Monday, March 28, 2011      4 comments

Well – I’ve dragged my partner kicking and screaming into a more confident state of mind. His extreme worry over his angina diagnosis was due to winter blues, as far as I can see, which he suffers from really badly, exaggerating his fears about... Read more
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      7 comments

I haven’t blogged for a while and don’t see that changing soon. My partner is having a hard time and I am much pre-occupied with him. He’s been diagnosed with angina – not serious in itself of course – but he’s taken it badly because he’s just... Read more
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      7 comments

I didn’t feel great yesterday – a migraine - I don’t get them nearly as badly as some but it interfered with a hard-won resolution to exercise not only MORE but more thoroughly – to put more effort into my activities. I was discouraged, cross an... Read more
A better attitude and 3 more pounds gone
Saturday, January 15, 2011      11 comments

A loss of 3 pounds has made me very happy – over the commitment of ½ pound per week that I made to the Slowest Loser Team which taught me a very valuable lesson about the merits of slow weightloss - thus avoiding my usual burn-out. This has to... Read more
Defining moment
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      7 comments

I have made such slow progress here – I am not consistent by nature – blown by the wind in directions that I shouldn’t really go, in so many respects and therefore not getting results I wish for. I am often ashamed not to do better – here on Sp... Read more
Sunday, December 26, 2010      6 comments

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Christmas - happy after all
Friday, December 24, 2010      6 comments

Never thought I'd be as free to enjoy a happy Christmas time in my own home this year but my DIL - with true Scottish grit - has pulled herself back from the edge of a nervous breakdown and is determined that she will be the one who makes a good... Read more
Well . . .
Thursday, December 23, 2010      3 comments

. . . I wasn't expecting to be back home before Christmas but DIL seems to be on the mend and in any case I have to take my partner to the hospital for a day of testing his heart function. My son is 'working from home' until after Christmas thou... Read more
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      8 comments

I feel I've been neglecting most of my Spark friends recently and I can't see that changing before next year. I have too much to do - and too many family problems - to give much time here at the moment. I regret that and I hope everyone will ... Read more

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