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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Snap crackle and pop

Friday, November 30, 2012      80 comments

Met my mate Snazzydesigner (SD) for a walk on Hampstead Heath this afternoon. Owing to the fact I forgot my camera cos I was in a hurry to meet her cos I had been to the gym because I wanted to wash my hair because I wanted her to take som... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Poets' corner

Wednesday, November 28, 2012      71 comments

It's not just bodies that need exercise. Minds can use a good stretch. A poem can do that for you A friend has just reminded me that it's William Blake's birthday today. William was the visionary, a Londoner who saw visions of God and paint... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sometimes, I surprise myself

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      193 comments

Drop in at Tesco's (supermarket) on the way home from work. In the Bad Old Days I used to drop by one or other shop most days on the way home and stock up on chocolate, cakes, crisps, fizzy drinks, whatever. Then SparkPeople happened and things ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Spreading myself a bit

Monday, November 26, 2012      193 comments

You know you're middle-aged when it all starts to spread. People aren't kidding when they say it's like holding a flame near a wax candle and watching the effect. All over. I mean honestly. Today I wore a white blouse to work, that I haven'... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Plan B

Sunday, November 25, 2012      106 comments

I had to go with plan B today. Plan A was get up and out bright and early and take a long walk in my new boots. However I woke up at 4am with a temperature and it didn't go away again. So I've had a day largely devoted to pottering, one of... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Muddy but unbowed

Friday, November 23, 2012      168 comments

Well the boots get their inaugural walk today and it goes very well which is fortunate as I certainly can't take them back to the shop the state they are in now. I get the bus up to the 'Eaf (Hampstead Heath to the posh). Trudge along leafy... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Normal service will be resumed asap

Thursday, November 22, 2012      87 comments

From about 7am tomorrow, GMT. I've had the sort of week that makes you run away and join the circus, really I have. As a result I have not been doing what the SparkDoctor ordered. No indeed and I don't know what I regret the most, all that... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I've had better

Monday, November 19, 2012      162 comments

I was on a course all day today and it involved sitting in one place listening to a guy talking about software. I don't usually sit still for more than 20 minutes at a time. Ask the cats - they consider this characteristic of mine a personal aff... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fresh fields and pastures new

Sunday, November 18, 2012      111 comments

I felt I was getting a bit predictable, you know. So last night I saw the weather forecast and the forecaster said today would be 'sparkling' and I thought 'THAT'S my baby'. Got on the net and worked out the cost and timing of a trip to Rye in S... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sartorial confusion

Saturday, November 17, 2012      197 comments

I need to get a couple of things straight. One, I did not buy any new clothes today. Two, I did not give any to a charity shop. Right. What did happen, first (and you'll have to excuse me, I am still reeling from the experience) is that I t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My new trousers

Friday, November 16, 2012      287 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new pair of black trousers in a UK size 18 (US size 16). This was my Christmas ambition: to get into a size 18. Today I wore them to work. Pause for wild applause. It is stretching a point (and ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Twas the grape!

Thursday, November 15, 2012      188 comments

We all have one of those days sometimes. I had one on Tuesday and another on Wednesday and I decided I didn't want to make it a hat trick so today I was determined to do better. So I'm sitting here with Laptop typing in everything I've eate... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts These boots are made for walking

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      192 comments

Regular sparkfriends will be relieved to know that this evening I bought some walking boots. I bought them online, so I haven't got them yet. Listen, anticipation is all. I'm going to enjoy that edge-of-the-seat feeling till they arr... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A fairytale world

Sunday, November 11, 2012      220 comments

Yes, I've been bitten by the fungus bug. So this blog comes with a warning. If you're not interested in toadstools or they give you the screaming abdabs, now is a good moment to stop reading. Today I went to (wait for it!) Epping Forest. A... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I've seen the future

Saturday, November 10, 2012      233 comments

And it's wearing smaller clothes. This morning, I was lamenting online the size of my ironing mountain. It had been building for some time (you wouldn't believe me if I said since I came back from holiday five weeks ago, so I won't mention... Read more


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