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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Here be dragons
Saturday, September 08, 2012      118 comments

Today I take the train to Loughton in Essex. When I went for a walk in Epping and didn't meet the lion a couple of weeks ago and also couldn't find the start of the path, Loughton was where I was hoping to walk to. One day, I hope to link some o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The good, the bad and the plain hideous
Friday, September 07, 2012      96 comments

Well, thanks to everyone who's offered me support, encouragement and diligent nagging over the past week. ... Read more
Side-effects and fringe benefits
Thursday, September 06, 2012      25 comments

So there I am on the train on the way home (you can't seriously expect me to walk home EVERY night? Is that reasonable?) debating dinner. Run the contents of the fridge through my mind and it looks like scraping the bottom of a barrel. Fan... Read more
The shuffle home
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      31 comments

Well today when I left work, it was such a beautiful evening that I walked home. The nice thing about my walk home is that I can go across Regent's Park. The nasty thing about it is that I invariably lose my way. So this evening I resolved to... Read more
Yes Sir, I can Boo . . .
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      23 comments

So the plan was upload gymbunny music to iPod and get down the gym. IPod isn't playing in either sense so in the end I click the 'restore default' button and settled its hash. Technology 0, human 1. Until 2020, they say. I daren't tel... Read more
Vegetable curry for real people who can't necessarily cook
Monday, September 03, 2012      33 comments

And who are trying to be thrifty don't want to two spend hours over making it because they have to get down the GYM! Preparation Open fridge door. Disembowel veg box, investigate back of shelves, collect all dodgy-looking cellophane ba... Read more
Winter is acoming in!
Sunday, September 02, 2012      27 comments

Today I take the train out to Broxbourne, to pick up where I turned back last week (see blog called canal route work, I think a lot of people thought this was about a visit to the dentist's). Arrive, leave the station, have a quick look at... Read more
Offers of help, support and kicks in the posterior gratefully received
Saturday, September 01, 2012      25 comments

I'm sticking to my SP calories and exercise more or less, sometimes less rather than more. I've moved to weighing monthly because the ups and downs of being female are monthly too. However, I have a big milestone coming up, a birthday and a holi... Read more
The red shoe attitude
Friday, August 31, 2012      24 comments

Someone at Spark People understands us girls. Why do I say this? Well, one of my favourite Spark Goodies is the new shoes. They aren't just any old shoes, they are shiny red shoes with killer heels. I've always said that wearing a pair of ... Read more
Eulogy to the unknown SparkPerson
Thursday, August 30, 2012      35 comments

It's interesting isn't it, the view you get of overweight people in the media? Particularly on so many of those weight loss programmes. I've seen people portrayed as lazy, ignorant, lacking in self-control, you name it. I've personally been trea... Read more
Sign us up for health
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      14 comments

Every time I'm walking through my local tube station in London, I see a sign. It's a handwritten sign and it says: 'Bakerloo line - good service.' And I want to scream and rant. 'No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 'YOU tell me if the ... Read more
Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      26 comments

my personal lions take a dim view of all this excitement about large animals in Essex. Ten minutes ago they ganged up on me and made their feelings plain. 'Where,' they said, 'is our supper? You got home at 6pm, sat down with that THING tha... Read more
Monday, August 27, 2012      22 comments

Well, I did my walk, without lions. The lion has been accused of wasting police time and merely seeking notoriety on Twitter:
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Emergency blog - lion spotted in Essex
Monday, August 27, 2012      160 comments

And I'm going to Essex for today's walk. The other end of Essex I'm glad to say. Oh and to clear up any confusion, the lion hasn't got spots, it was spotted, two different things. The Daily Mail, always one for a good reactionary story quot... Read more
Canal route work
Sunday, August 26, 2012      17 comments

To begin at the beginning, about 8 years ago I got the train out to Stanstead airport in Essex. If you've flown into London, chances are you've landed at Heathrow (west) or Gatwick (south). Stanstead is northeast of London and I've only used it ... Read more

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