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London - Christmas windows
Monday, December 19, 2011      6 comments

I used to live on the edge of London and visited it very regularly. Now I am further away and go less often – traffic and parking difficulties generally – boring stuff,but discourages me from making the effort. However, I like to get there for ... Read more
How close to the train track can you actually work??!!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      4 comments

This was sent to me by a friend working in Beijing who has huge admiration for the 'can do' attitude of the Chinese regardless of consequences. From my time working in Hong Kong I also know that they do indeed do things that to us here seem impo... Read more
More pictures from my village
Monday, December 12, 2011      6 comments

I really love the little village where my cottage is and I am always delighted to find the time to spend here. This is my pre-Christmas visit and so different from last year which was extremely cold and very very wet. Today there is bright, wa... Read more
A wedding - finally!!
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      10 comments

My 'non'-daughter-in-law was determined to be what she called a 'real life' daughter-in-law and wife by the time she was forty. They've been together for nearly 20 years and have two children and so much history behind them. So - last minute as... Read more
Another day - another mood on 'my' common
Friday, November 18, 2011      8 comments

Today is grey and it was drizzling earlier but in my new frame of mind I’m not letting the weather stop me. So – boots and a wax jacket and off I went. There was mist over the hills and no one around – probably because I was later than I inten... Read more
Will I/ Won't I?
Thursday, November 17, 2011      5 comments

. . . go for a walk and so stick with my resolution to walk every day without fail. Woke up late (too much 'fun' in the pub last night! Guess I’ll pay for that on the scales!!) and thought I really wouldn't bother. However - when I drew back my... Read more
On the common near my little house in the country
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      3 comments

This morning I went out really early to walk on the common outside my front gate. I was going out for the day with my partner and wanted to get the walking done. Good thing I did it early because it started pouring with rain later in the mornin... Read more
Sunday, November 13, 2011      4 comments

I'be been so busy this weekend that I lost it - AGAIN! Focus, that is. This happens so easily - something in my head says 'OK there's an excuse now so I don't need to think about cardio.' I do know that's rubbish and I also know that if I don't... Read more
And the walking continues . . .
Thursday, November 10, 2011      4 comments

. . hoping it'll really become a daily habit and not an intermittent habit as it has been. Today I went - again - to the sea at the bottom of my square - but very early when both life and Nature are very different. All the sailing boats (most... Read more
Walking by the sea
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      1 comments

I went walking by the sea at the bottom of my road today. It was not intended - I meant to walk on the Downs behind Brighton but for various reasons it wasn't to be. So - determined to get in my 60 minute walk somewhere I enjoy, I just too... Read more
Sunday, November 06, 2011      5 comments

I took some students to a fireworks display at the Sussex County Cricket ground near my home in Brighton last night. It's a great night - whole families from grandparents down to tiny children who run around madly until the display starts - youn... Read more
60 minutes by a Saltwater Lagoon
Friday, November 04, 2011      5 comments

In my quest to gee myself up into some worthwhile cardio I’m starting to do some long walks in beautiful places that I enjoy – not hard here in Sussex in the UK. I’ve been trying to remember why I stopped doing that – but there is no ‘why’ real... Read more
Good days
Thursday, November 03, 2011      6 comments

I am very happy to look back on a good week so far. I have woken early, got out of bed immediately and done a 15 minute warm up on the exercise bike – a selection of strength exercises which a Spark friend sent me to help the sciatica that is cu... Read more
Re-igniting my Spark
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      9 comments

I have been trying to do it for some time – on and off. Firstly I lost heart with myself. Secondly there’s been a bit of hiatus in my life – two weeks working away - which always involves meals out and hotel living generally - and then a collec... Read more
Progress made
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      12 comments

I seem to have a change of attitude - long may it last! I was obliged to go out to supper last night – unavoidable – a longstanding arrangement - and I really didn't want to go because I've had a few pretty good Spark days and didn't want ... Read more

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