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#Come where the booze is cheaper!#

Thursday, August 23, 2012      11 comments

A while ago I opened an online cybercafe on the Spark Cafe message board. The aim was for it to be what the individual customer wanted it to be, in terms of decor, ambiance and above all, food. To me it is a little French bistro, in a smal... Read more

Exit, pursued by a wasp

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      12 comments

Today my bestie at work and I went for lunch together. I'd had a rough old morning one way and another, and I'm afraid greed got the better of me. Trawled the supermarket for sumptuous sarnies and found a coronation chicken one. Now normally I a... Read more

How do I make it to the gym?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      23 comments

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. You name it, ... Read more

Explaining the Gruffalo

Monday, August 20, 2012      11 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Where the Gruffalo roams

Sunday, August 19, 2012      71 comments

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

Saturday, August 18, 2012      10 comments

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). ... Read more

Joke of the day

Saturday, August 18, 2012      11 comments

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


Friday, August 17, 2012      13 comments

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

Thursday, August 16, 2012      7 comments

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? ... Read more

Bad mood

Wednesday, August 15, 2012      10 comments

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

Beanz meanz

Tuesday, August 14, 2012      8 comments

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

Monday, August 13, 2012      8 comments

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

Sunday, August 12, 2012      12 comments

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

Saturday, August 11, 2012      8 comments

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

Saturday, August 11, 2012      11 comments

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

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