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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Coasting along

Monday, December 17, 2012      186 comments

Ah. 9am in St Ives, the sun is shining, the sea is blue and the birds are making yark yark noises which is the best that a gull can do in the singing line. I'm walking along the coastal path from St Ives to Lelant with a SparkFriend. We me... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sentimental journey

Sunday, December 16, 2012      181 comments

Today I take the train to Cornwall. No, scrub that, I actually take the train to Plymouth. I won't write about the first bit of the journey because it's boring. For me. Anyway... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Simple pleasures

Friday, December 14, 2012      95 comments

Well I promised myself a good solid exercise streak so I have just been to the gym although I didn't feel like it. And I'm glad I did. It's a funny thing, my visceral response to the gym. Sometimes I get on the treadmill and the whole thi... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The eternal optimist

Thursday, December 13, 2012      173 comments

Starting tomorrow, I've got 19 days off work. Wowee! How on earth will I fill the time, I thought to myself. Hollow laugh. I want to spring clean my flat, dig the garden (a month-long task in itself, even if it weren't the midd... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Effort in, results out

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      177 comments

Today I am eating lunch in the work canteen when a colleague I haven't seen for a couple of months comes in. She more or less pounces. 'Wow, you look thinner. I wasn't sure it was you!' She has an ongoing struggle with her own weight,... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Payback time

Tuesday, December 11, 2012      161 comments

This one's for Lizzie 888. Sometimes a SparkFriend gives you the laugh of the day. I've just seen Lizzie's comment on my feed: 'I think it's about time you won an unpopular blog award... Can you write one about tax returns or something... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Milestones

Monday, December 10, 2012      131 comments

I'm not big on bean-counting, but I noticed the other day that in another 3.5 pounds I will be a quarter of my way into my SparkJourney. All being well, at my six-month SparkVersary, I will have lost 31.5 pounds. Doesn't time fly? I jo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Camden market

Sunday, December 09, 2012      170 comments

I wanted to go for another walk today but the weather was a bit yucky so I took the bus to Camden market, to start a desultory hunt for a birthday present for my niece. Camden market . . . ah, the memories! 30 years ago, in my yoof, I used... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mud, mud, glorious mud

Saturday, December 08, 2012      170 comments

Actually, I'm not a fan of mud. Let me explain. Today I am up early. I decide to go to a different bit of Epping Forest, the bit between Loughton and Chingford, fo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Great SparkDay

Friday, December 07, 2012      159 comments

Everything else went pear-shaped, mind. But things started well cos I got a blog award, which always puts me in a good mood. So anyway, train to work and I hatch a cunning plan to go to Boots and weigh myself. I know, I KNOW! I've sworn nev... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Our ever-expanding . . . vocabularies

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      98 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts SparkWobble

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      198 comments

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. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Procrastination

Sunday, December 02, 2012      145 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Brass monkey weather

Saturday, December 01, 2012      162 comments

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. I'm blogging. We meet up at Epping sta... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Snap crackle and pop

Friday, November 30, 2012      80 comments

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


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