Our ever-expanding . . . vocabularies
I coined a new term yesterday, 'SparkWobble' and it's gone down as well as a chocolate brownie with thick cream. Loads of people said they loved the word, and were familiar with the phenomenon.
'Bingette' also sneaked into yesterday's blog... Read more
A SparkWobble (SW) is what you have when you don't track for a few days and don't strictly speaking stay within calories. That should actually be 'strictly speaking', strictly speaking. In other words a little bingette.
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Ah, the delicate art of putting things off. I wrote the book. Or rather, I will when I get around to it.
Take my housework.
Off my hands. Please.
No no no, I've been good today really. I started off intending to do a Lucy on the ... Read more
Brass monkey weather
It's very very cold today in Epping Forest. I know, cos I was there. So was Stonecot. She's currently mid-curry. With beer.
We meet up at Epping sta... Read more
Snap crackle and pop
Met my mate Snazzydesigner (SD) for a walk on Hampstead Heath this afternoon.
Owing to the fact I forgot my camera cos I was in a hurry to meet her cos I had been to the gym because I wanted to wash my hair because I wanted her to take som... Read more
It's not just bodies that need exercise. Minds can use a good stretch. A poem can do that for you
A friend has just reminded me that it's William Blake's birthday today. William was the visionary, a Londoner who saw visions of God and paint... Read more
Sometimes, I surprise myself
Drop in at Tesco's (supermarket) on the way home from work. In the Bad Old Days I used to drop by one or other shop most days on the way home and stock up on chocolate, cakes, crisps, fizzy drinks, whatever. Then SparkPeople happened and things ... Read more
Spreading myself a bit
You know you're middle-aged when it all starts to spread. People aren't kidding when they say it's like holding a flame near a wax candle and watching the effect. All over.
I mean honestly. Today I wore a white blouse to work, that I haven'... Read more
I had to go with plan B today. Plan A was get up and out bright and early and take a long walk in my new boots. However I woke up at 4am with a temperature and it didn't go away again.
So I've had a day largely devoted to pottering, one of... Read more
Muddy but unbowed
Well the boots get their inaugural walk today and it goes very well which is fortunate as I certainly can't take them back to the shop the state they are in now.
I get the bus up to the 'Eaf (Hampstead Heath to the posh). Trudge along leafy... Read more
Normal service will be resumed asap
From about 7am tomorrow, GMT.
I've had the sort of week that makes you run away and join the circus, really I have. As a result I have not been doing what the SparkDoctor ordered. No indeed and I don't know what I regret the most, all that... Read more
I've had better
I was on a course all day today and it involved sitting in one place listening to a guy talking about software. I don't usually sit still for more than 20 minutes at a time. Ask the cats - they consider this characteristic of mine a personal aff... Read more
Fresh fields and pastures new
I felt I was getting a bit predictable, you know. So last night I saw the weather forecast and the forecaster said today would be 'sparkling' and I thought 'THAT'S my baby'. Got on the net and worked out the cost and timing of a trip to Rye in S... Read more
I need to get a couple of things straight. One, I did not buy any new clothes today. Two, I did not give any to a charity shop.
Right. What did happen, first (and you'll have to excuse me, I am still reeling from the experience) is that I t... Read more
My new trousers
A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new pair of black trousers in a UK size 18 (US size 16). This was my Christmas ambition: to get into a size 18.
Today I wore them to work.
Pause for wild applause.
It is stretching a point (and ... Read more