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
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
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
The eternal optimist
Starting tomorrow, I've got 19 days off work.
Wowee! How on earth will I fill the time, I thought to myself.
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
Effort in, results out
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
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
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
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
Mud, mud, glorious mud
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
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
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.
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
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