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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sparked at the gym

Saturday, December 22, 2012      179 comments

The gym I use closes at 4pm on weekends in the winter. This is irritating, but so long as I remember to leave home by 3pm I can get my workout in. So today, this is what I do. Arrive, sling coat in locker, get on treadmill etc etc. Keep an ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Everything under control

Friday, December 21, 2012      149 comments

Today I went shopping to get some things for Christmas lunch. Originally I was going to have two days' SparkHoliday, to eat in a gluttonous manner but unfortunately I ate more than I ought in Cornwall. On the plus side I did two days of hi... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rain stopped play

Wednesday, December 19, 2012      102 comments

That's the announcement you get when cricket matches are rained off in summer. I mean 'summer', this is England after all. Today I was going to treat us all to another long walk, but when I looked out at the weather it was drizzle. The met offic... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From the bite to the kick

Tuesday, December 18, 2012      170 comments

It's very annoying when you're on a holiday where you'd planned to do a lot of walking and you go and sprain an ankle. Best thing to do? Pretend you didn't sprain it. Works for me. So this morning, quarter to ten, I set off along the... Read more

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


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