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60th birthday celebrations....warning: photo heavy!

Monday, August 17, 2015      9 comments

My biggy 60th birthday was last week and I decided to celebrate it over several days as it is quite a milestone. I did things that I have been meaning to do for some time. SO....I had a family meal in the Shard, visited Holmfirth in West... Read more

A fat weekend....?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      4 comments

I just had a brilliant weekend in Dublin....meeting up with distant family and introducing Daughter's boyfriend to Ireland for the first time. emoticonRead more

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

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