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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

Well groomed

Saturday, August 25, 2012      18 comments

Today I intended to go for a nice long walk, but by the time I'd done the round of cleaning and tidying up this morning, we were mid-thunderstorm. It started just after lunch, shortly after I put my washing out to dry. I'm not saying there was a... Read more

Sometimes you've just got to do it

Friday, August 24, 2012      11 comments

I'm just about to head off to the gym. I'm feeling a bit out of sorts today, didn't sleep well last night, and one of the cats threw up on the floor at about 6 this morning which meant I started the day with disinfectant and cat vomit. I h... Read more

#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

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