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After a week off... The pleasures of idleness
Saturday, December 29, 2012      7 comments

...I would love another! Back to work on Thursday and a busy time coming up. In the meantime, the hot pool is open evey day for the whole morning as a seasonal treat, and I have been slacker and slacker about getting there in time to do my wh... Read more
Merry Christmas
Monday, December 24, 2012      7 comments

Yet another very hot day. There is no wind. The sea is calm. All around us people have gone away for Christmas and there is no one mowing the lawn or chopping down a tree or doing a DIY project. So the sounds are birds, crickets, cicadas... I lo... Read more
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      4 comments

Lovely hot day today and still hot when we came home, so we cooked dinner outside on the BBQ. Fillet steak, fresh corn on the cob, new potatoes, salad from our own garden. And French champagne while we cooked and chatted and enjoyed our fur frie... Read more
Dunking the FitBit
Sunday, December 16, 2012      3 comments

This morning I indulged my reading habit by finishing a book in bed before getting up and rushing to get to my swim in time. I was so rushed that I found myself in the water with my FitBit. Arrgghhh! However I was only chest deep in the pool and... Read more
Gardened to a standstill
Monday, December 03, 2012      6 comments

We had perfect weather yesterday. Still, hot, but not too hot in the shade, and it stayed that way until well into the evening. And I spent 7 hours in the garden. We've lived in our place for 11 years now and the garden was very neglected when I... Read more
Musings upon sedentaryism
Sunday, December 02, 2012      6 comments

I have big plans for the garden today although I am still stiff from Saturday. I have forty bedding plants to put in with the hope that they will brighten up the garden over the next month. The weather was too rough yesterday, tempestuous nor we... Read more
You have to laugh...
Saturday, December 01, 2012      7 comments

... Or you'd cry. It was a busy day today. I went to Zumba though I was late leaving. I was glad I decided to go, we did a Gangam Style routine that made me laugh out loud. Then I spent quite a lot of the day working in the garden. I did 25 fli... Read more
That month
Friday, November 30, 2012      10 comments

This is that month. Summer. My birthday. Christmas. End of year. The month before each of my parents died. That month. ... Read more
FitBit Day 2: familiarisation
Sunday, November 25, 2012      9 comments

DAY 2 of FitBit One, the first with it fully charged. It tracked my sleep but confusingly, not sure the time is right... Did a session on the elliptical, switched from bra to belt because couldn't really be sure it was reading steps right. The... Read more
A new toy.
Saturday, November 24, 2012      8 comments

I went out last night and we stayed out quite late. Consequently didn't want to go to Zumba this morning, so I skipped my usual exercise. But we went out to do errands and picked up a FitBit One! We can only just get them in New Zealand since th... Read more
Gardening after work
Thursday, November 22, 2012      1 comments

Where I live there is a lot of wind. But yesterday was a lovely warm still day, truly a joy to be outside. I couldn't bring myself to go to the pool after work. Instead I spent two hours in the garden. What a pleasure to tidy up the garden beds ... Read more
FitBit update
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      8 comments

A while ago I asked should I buy a FitBit. I gave DH the FitBit Zip because he seemed to need something to encourage him to exercise regularly. He loves it and now the first thing he does when he comes home is turn on his computer to see how he... Read more
RIP Froufrou Frizzle
Monday, November 19, 2012      12 comments

FrouFrou was an old fashioned country chick, although she lived most of her life in suburban Wellington. She was a modest kind of gal, and lived a quiet and moderate life: wheat for breakfast and assorted fruits and vegetables, a quiet morning i... Read more
Fitness rats and mice
Monday, November 19, 2012      4 comments

Arrgh, I forgot I have a blood test scheduled and now have to fast until 11 am, which should be OK but for the lack of tea . I'll take a banana along to have straight after the test or maybe will get the post Zumba shakes. It's my own fault f... Read more
Aqua trainer
Sunday, November 18, 2012      3 comments

I haven't been as focussed on my exercise lately and so I have decided to enlist some help to perk me up. One exercise menu item I am pretty good about is the aquacise in the warm pool. Because it is warm there are no excuses not to go, and I do... Read more

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