How do I make it to the gym?
I like exercise. Honestly, I do enjoy it. But when I get home, I'm hungry, so I want dinner. After dinner I get on SP and that's it. By the time I've inspected all my personal SP lampposts, the evening is over. And I'm sleepy.
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Explaining the Gruffalo
Ah, me. You post your blog up with a light heart, and then the good powers that be at SparkPeople pick up on it and include it in their daily email and dozens of people see the blog and suddenly you realise:
1. nobody in the States knows wh... Read more
Where the Gruffalo roams
Today I decide to take the train out to darkest Surrey, which is the bit sort of southwest of London. Got off at Box Hill and Westhumble station. If you were watching the men's cycling road race during the Olympics you've seen Box Hill, because ... Read more
A tree thing
I've got a bit of a tree thing going on at the moment. Well, in England at this time of year, it's hard not to have. The trees are so beautiful at the moment I genuinely want to hug them (haven't yet - too many six-legged fiends on them).
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Joke of the day
I fear that this may be a bit lost in translation but still.
By a huge coincidence, Diana Princess of Wales and Mother Teresa, both good people who did a lot for other people though in radically different ways, died the same week nearly 15 ... Read more
Slippage is what happens when life gets in the way of plans. It's the enemy of eating plans like Da Spark. It's what has happened to me the last coupla days. No, I haven't been bingeing. It's more insidious than that. I've not been tracking food... Read more
Not a sporty type
I'm officially starting the post-Olympic backlash here. OK, not quite, don't worry I won't be demanding people stop admiring all those abs. Whatever abs may be, still haven't got to the bottom of that. Bottoms are glutes anyway, aren't they?
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Bad day at work. Someone got under my fingernails. I ate loads of chocolate biscuits. Came home and ate platefuls of junk I shouldn't have. Bingeing no longer feels any good though. It's no longer the solution it was. Is that good? What, pray do... Read more
The cats have insisted that I post tonight's blog.
Beanz is on my mind, because I find myself eating more of them. I've always considered legumes in general to be friendly sorts of things, something that fills you without having too many ca... Read more
The jelly is nicely, thank you
I just (ahem!) tested it with a teaspoon. Very good set, and tastes . . . effervescent. Sweet and sharp and fruity and woody.
That's the great thing about jam and jelly making. Every time you eat a bit, all year, you go straight back to t... Read more
The fruits of my labours
Today things got fruity in my kitchen. No, not like that, not at my time of life. Today I made yesterday's brambles into jelly. Well I started yesterday. Yesterday I cooked them, left them to drip out the juice over a bowl and today I boiled the... Read more
Going back in time
This afternoon, I took the train out to Amersham in Buckinghamshire. Very green and leafy.
I changed on to the Amersham train at Finchley Road station and realised very quickly that I had omitted to take the Olympics into my calculations. ... Read more
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
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