The big autumn push starts here
This week it felt like winter, let alone autumn. As I walked to the station on Monday, the wind whistled round my ankles, carrying with it a eddy of crunched up leaves.
Time, I thought, to dig out some winter layers. My handknitted (by me)... Read more
I like being on SP so much that sometimes I sort of lose the plot a bit. The plot is not:
- make loads of lovely SparkFriends
- get enough SparkPoints to get to the next level
- write witty or interesting blogs and decorate with photos ... Read more
It's not just my clothes that are getting loose
Don't know about you, but there are bits of me that I avoid looking at in the mirror. Most of it, to be honest in my case. However sometimes you just have to grin and bear it. So yesterday evening I was having a good squint.
It's interestin... Read more
The only way is Essex
OK, it's last Sunday and I'm heading for Essex again. If you're in the UK you'll already know TOWIE. Tube to Loughton, walk up the road, so far, great. Reach the edge of Epping Forest. One of the edges of it, it is enormous.
No walk today
Gone down with a nasty virus. Laptop has, I mean. He's in the shop (PC World) being fixed, I hope. I am also in the shop (local net cafe), fulminating.
I spent two hours deleting bits of the virus this morning, but it's still there. The ... Read more
Signs of progress
It's a bit like hearing the first cuckoo in spring. You know spring is just around the corner, it must be, but there's no proof. Then you hear the first cuckoo, or see the first hint of green on a twig, and you know that spring is on its way.
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We're the cats and we've taken over
We've wrestled the mouse to the ground - all the mice here are our business anyway. Now we're trampling on the keyboard. Who needs monkeys or opposable thumbs?
SHE'S i... Read more
I've been to the gym two nights in a row, and on top of that went for a long walk Saturday and Sunday. Further back than that, I can't actually remember (not at my age, what do you expect). So anyway, I'm treating myself to a night off.
Tha... Read more
Contrition soup (pictured) is what you get to eat when things have got out of hand on the food front.
Take today. My colleague had a birthday recently and because she ... Read more
When I first starting sparking I tried not to look too far ahead. I set my goal weight against June 2014 or something, and the thought of all those months of self-denial, exercise and opportunities for back-sliding was oppressive.
So I did... Read more
Down the scrubs
My bestie came over for lunch today. I used to cook megacalories for lunch, cream sauces on everything and enormous puddings with more cream and much chocolate. Today we had gazpacho, tagliatelle with spicy prawns and cherry tomatoes, and fruit ... Read more
Here be dragons
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
The good, the bad and the plain hideous
Well, thanks to everyone who's offered me support, encouragement and diligent nagging over the past week.
Side-effects and fringe benefits
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
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
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