Exercise and rest, my BFFs, yes really!!
As I was growing up, I also grew outwards. You see, I was never that sport-loving child. I wouldn't say that I hated sport, but our parents never had lots of time to give us; Dad worked in an office by day and often did decorating for others eve... Read more
RHS Chelsea Flower Show completed and back to France
Tuesday was a pretty full on day at the Chelsea Flower Show, specially as we had booked to fly back to France on Wednesday... luckily the weather was a bit cooler than Monday as otherwise we would have wilted (note the flower reference there) we... Read more
Our first visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Every year in May, the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, home of the famous Chelsea pensioners, is taken over for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Every year, I watch some of the highlights and dream of going myself. This year, that all changed. I became a... Read more
Afternoon tea with DD, visit from Laurie's DD, the Chelsea Flower Show, a busy few days... part one
Sabina and I have our birthdays in March. This year, my oldest niece bought us afternoon tea as a present. Well, what with us being in France a lot and Sabina at theatre school and working part-time, it was no mean feat to organise, but I booked... Read more
My DH, Laurie celebrated a birthday yesterday, no. 63 to be precise. The day before, as is usual, he was grumpy pre-birthday; he does admit to being a grumpy old git, so no surprises there lol.
In the morning, I got up early to work out; go... Read more
Finally, Long weekend part 2, and a trip to Béziers with friends...
I kept meaning to blog, I really did, but life somehow got in the way, as it invariably does.
On the Sunday, we went for a drive in search again of car boot sales. Well, we didn't buy much, but it was good weather and as usual the views were s... Read more
Long weekend Part 1 - Saturday
So this weekend is a holiday weekend in most of Europe, celebrating Labour Day on Monday. In France, most shops and businesses are closed, so as we have friends round for dinner on Monday, I had to make sure I had everything in. Otherwise, a pre... Read more
It won't happen overnight...
It didn't go on overnight, no REALLY, it didn't, so off it comes S-L-O-W-L-Y......
Yes, I know my target dates are being adjusted, but hey, life is real and gets in the way.....
I'm still HERE and here I STAY!!
Tar... Read more
Blood pressure tablets? No thank you!!
Last year, about the time of my hysterectomy, my blood pressure shot up. I was going through a very stressful time, with two cancellations and just the stress of major surgery and what I felt was slow recovery - I wasn't able to get back to the ... Read more
If music be the food of exercise, play on... apologies to Mr William Shakespeare!!
I usually exercise to music.
It makes the time go faster and often I get so into the tunes that I exercise for longer too. I love a wide variety of music and have a 'gym playlist' but it is longer than my workouts, so I just let my music c... Read more
Procrastination is the killer of success!
Procrastination, something I'm really good at. If they did classes in it, I'd be top of the class!
I've always been the 'last minute Lucy', school assignments in on time, by the skin of my teeth. Doing my degree thesis, I did all my researc... Read more
More doesn't taste better!
I love my food. In fact, I've always loved my food. When my sister was born, she fed poorly, then, nine years later, I was born, the good eater and people pleaser...
People gave me food... I ate... they were pleased
They gave me more..... Read more
Decorating finished, room dressed and ready for Air b'n'b.....
These last two weeks have been taken up with decorating a spare bedroom and its ensuite bathroom, ready to make a little extra cash while we're here in France with air b'n'b. Although it's not a large room and there was no major work planned, th... Read more
I'm not doing that again!
What's that, you ask..
Some new diet?
A complicated exercise regime?
Some weird act best kept behind closed doors?
No, not at all ... Read more
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To finish, you have to start and keep restarting.
After all, you wouldn't leave the car behind in the middle of a road trip just because the engine stalled!
That's me, starting, then restarting, again and again, because once I get the bit between my teeth,.....
The first 'serious' bout of ... Read more