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Blown it, but not all bad news.....

Friday, April 03, 2015      6 comments

Well, I knew Easter would be a challenging time to give up chocolate. I even told the people who were likely to buy me an Easter egg that I didn't want one this year. Then daft Husband gives me a small box of Maltesers and even dafter me opens... Read more

Saying NO to chocolate....

Sunday, March 29, 2015      5 comments

I started a Spark streak a while ago. It measured how many weeks I could last without chocolate. Well, I never managed a full week. I often managed 6 days out of 7, so I wasn't too perturbed about it. It compared to eating chocolate EVERY da... Read more

2014 recap and goals for 2015...

Thursday, January 01, 2015      4 comments

I just reread the blog post I wrote at the beginning of 2014. I started by saying that 2013 had passed in a blur of sameness and I ended by vowing to go to the gym at least 3 times per week. Well, 2014 went fairly quickly as well but there... Read more

Santa comes from the North Pole

Saturday, December 20, 2014      6 comments

Recently on tv there was a trailer advertising a forthcoming programme. Two children were having a conversation as follows: Child 1: Santa comes from the North Pole. Child 2: There's no such thing as the North Pole. It sounded lik... Read more

Six years ago today.....

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      8 comments

.....I discovered and joined SparkPeople. I was overweight, knew why I was overweight and didn't have any high hopes of losing weight online. How wrong I was. I reached my target weight within 6 months and have stayed in my maintenance range ... Read more

21 today....

Tuesday, October 28, 2014      7 comments, not me!! Twenty one years ago today my daughter finally deigned to be born, only 9 days late. She was supposed to be a Libra but ended up as a Scorpio. I take all that with a pinch of salt. But Scorpio sums her up well as she can be ... Read more

The computer saga rumbles on and keeps me fit.....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014      5 comments

So...a couple of weeks ago I baptised my laptop and put it out of action. That was annoying emoticon but I didn't... Read more

Back in the saddle...

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      5 comments

My last blog post shows me grinning happily. Little did I know that 3 days later my knee would cave in and cause me lots of problems for nearly 2 months. I don't think the knee gave in because I had recently travelled from London to Manchester... Read more

A brilliant Corrie tour....

Wednesday, August 13, 2014      5 comments

Here's me having a fantastic time on the Coronation Street Studio Tour. I am literally standing where hundreds of actors have stood over the last 50+ years. I think I spe... Read more

For the knitters among you....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014      3 comments

I have designed and knitted a little keepsake or gift bag in memory of the child who touched so many hearts in 10 short years. Here is the link to the free pattern:
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Uplifting triathlon story....

Saturday, July 26, 2014      3 comments

Here is a moving story about an 8 year old boy who brought his disabled 6 year old brother along with him in a youth triathlon.... Here's an updated link:
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Just devastated...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014      11 comments

I had some really sad news today. I volunteer as a reading helper at my local primary school. In February I was assigned to a boy who was identified as likely to benefit from one-to-one reading help. He was the sort of well behaved child who ... Read more

Need a bit of advice about phones......

Sunday, June 15, 2014      5 comments

emoticon Hello all you clever people... Maybe someone can help me with a query about mobile phones. I h... Read more

Use it or lose it.....

Thursday, May 22, 2014      8 comments

How true that expression is! Last week I was uber busy and had to miss going to the gym for a whole 7 days. Considering I have been to the gym 4 times per week since I rejoined in December, that was a big deal for me. Read more

The half-marathon that went pear-shaped.....

Sunday, April 06, 2014      6 comments

If this was April 1st I would have thought the following story was a joke. Sadly it wasn't.
0318 I understand both sides of this story and can quite see why t... Read more

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