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Scratches and a sprained ankle
This morning's dedicated to brambling. That's picking blackberries unless you're a yokel like me. Dress in brambling gear: loose thornproof trousers that are not alas as loose as they used to be, loose longsleeved sweatshirt, trainers, thick soc... Read more
Well I don't usually do this but
My friend came round for dinner tonight. Eventually. 1 hour 15 minutes late and as all keen cooks know, this is murder.
Anyway, things went surprisingly smoothly, except I forgot to cook the aforementioned spinach. This is still in the kit... Read more
They didn't tell us stuff like this at school
Well, another good day in terms of exercise though I must admit all this exercise makes me damn' hungry.
Got the train to Richmond on Thames and walked along the river path to Ham House. The path is very picturesque because it is in the so... Read more
Blisters on my blisters
Actually, that's an exaggeration, cos I haven't even looked yet so I don't know. It feels that way. This morning I took the train to sarf London and walked along the river Wandle for three miles. Naturally I intended to take photos to show you a... Read more
Major snit going down here
Something annoyed me at work today and on the way home I bought everything imaginable to eat and have eaten most of it and now feel sick and bloated.
Whose fault is it? Mine
Who knew they were going to be sorry later? Me
Who is th... Read more
Avoiding the siren call of food
Anybody else out there find that it's easier to avoid eating the wrong things on work days? Weekends are my worst times, even when I'm not going out. There's time to think about what might be in the fridge, time to get hungry (subsection bored),... Read more
Things that go bump in the night
A couple of nights ago, I was on my way to bed, when I encountered my small cat, Percy. He was sitting on his cushion on a wooden bentwood chair in the hall, yowling loudly as it rocked backwards and forwards, shaken by an unseen hand. My hair s... Read more
Recovered my equilibrium
Yesterday was my weekly weigh-in day. So I went along to the usual place to weigh myself and they had had their scales mended so I used them. And according to these scales, I weigh four pounds more than I did last week when I used different scal... Read more
I'm throwing 10 goodie beach balls. The idea is if you get one, throw it to another team member with a little note of hello and encouragement.
Pass this on - we're sure to start a spark movement!
I got this idea from KSCRAP
You wa... Read more
Tomorrow's a big day
But I hope it will be smaller than last Friday. Yes, it's weigh in day and I may be a pound or two smaller. I've had a slightly patchy week, but I did do lots of exercise over the weekend, so here's hoping.
Not having scales at home makes w... Read more
I'm in trouble
I got held up at work tonight. Without going into details and I don't know that many details because I'm not a nerd, the intranet where I work has a new server and the thighbone isn't yet connected to the kneebone or something so if I'm putting ... Read more
Why I love the Spark
It all adds up, this weight loss business. One of my colleagues looked me up and down today and told me I was 'looking good'. Now this is interesting. I did mention to her that I went to the gym Friday, Saturday and Sunday and also went for a wa... Read more
The trail of guilt
One of my colleagues is no mean baker. Yesterday being Sunday, she had time to bake, and brought in the results, a large coconut cake.
Well, I held out till 11.30 in the morning. All around me colleagues were stuffing their faces with cake ... Read more
Sounds like too much information? Not so. Lend me your ears.
Actually forget about ears, but if someone can lend me a pair of feet, I'd be grateful. I went for a 90-minute footslog on Hampstead Heath this morning and mine are killing me. ... Read more
Don't just sit there watching the Olympics - win yourself some medals
Don't know about you but I feel inspired by the Olympics. I've been watching the men's road cycling and it's not entirely because of the wonderful view you get from behind the cyclists. ... Read more