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Another new year, another new beginning.
Thursday, January 04, 2018      9 comments

. I found SparkPeople in March 2008 and made good progress during the first six months but fell by the wayside when my father died and I became responsible for looking after my very demanding stepmother who thankfully (for her and everyone else!... Read more
Busy weekend
Monday, March 20, 2017      6 comments

Two weeks ago in the gale we lost one of the biggest branches of our old apple tree so it was going to have to come down. It was riddled with fungus and overgrown with mistletoe and last year we hardly had any fruit from it. Last week we got the... Read more
Thank you
Saturday, February 11, 2017      12 comments

Thank you so much for all your support. I will take care not to overdo exercise. I rarely do more than an hour a day anyway, often neglect the strength training which is a mistake, particularly the physio for my frozen shoulder. I have had ... Read more
TIA update
Friday, February 10, 2017      6 comments

I spent the whole afternoon having tests - scan of the arteries in my neck, CT scan of my head, ECG of my heart and blood pressure again and then a thorough exam by the consultant. My blood pressure, thankfully was down to near normal again. How... Read more
Wake up call!
Friday, February 10, 2017      5 comments

Life has been pretty frantic these last weeks and yesterday I got the wake up call to slow down a bit and stress a bit less. I was teaching an adult in the afternoon and found my speech was a bit slurred and I couldn't get my words out ver... Read more
Friday, December 16, 2016      8 comments

I'm feeling very down today. Life doesn't seem to get any easier and in the run up to Christmas I am getting so tired of it all. Our youngest son, Will, has bipolar, and is really struggling at the moment. I am still spending hours on the phone ... Read more
Walking and other stuff!
Saturday, July 30, 2016      11 comments

It is now two months since I have managed to pull up my socks and get back on track both with what I eat and exercise. This has happened before. When I first started Sparking in 2008 I stayed on track for nearly 9 months and then fell by t... Read more
Gardening and stuff!
Sunday, May 22, 2016      12 comments

At long last I finished digging the allotment plot on Friday. I started over a month ago and what with rain and one thing and another only managed a couple of times a week - two to three hours at a time. It is was so sticky plus I had to get out... Read more
Good Friday
Friday, March 25, 2016      6 comments

Another busy week finished. I spent the morning digging with my sister. We had some rain yesterday so it was a bit easier to dig, but it looks as if today is the last sunny day for a while. Gallons of rain is forecast for the weekend and Easter ... Read more
Light at the end of a very long tunnel
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      11 comments

The last couple of months have been a real nightmare with so much going on I just haven't had the energy to spark at the end of the day. Two weeks ago I thought things were getting easier, but it wasn't too be. The biggest worry has been o... Read more
End of the week
Saturday, December 19, 2015      12 comments

Two more days of work and then I break for the Christmas holiday. It's unseasonably mild for the time of year. There are even daffodils blooming in some places - unheard of before Christmas. Our son has got himself playing the piano in a r... Read more
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      5 comments

Sorry not to have been around the last week, but I lost my internet connection last week and didn't get back online until late Monday, so it had a lot of catching up to to. Today's been manic. I got a wake up call on Sunday when my BP wen... Read more
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      10 comments

It's been almost 2 years since I lost momentum and it's been an uphill struggle since then to get back on track. I would manage for a few days, but then slip off again and during that time I regained and lost again all my hard won losses - losin... Read more
Summer Holiday
Sunday, August 09, 2015      7 comments

We got back from Cornwall yesterday after an eventful holiday. It began with a long and frustrating journey down with several long traffic jams. We planned to meet our oldest son and his family on one of the beaches and I was following second s... Read more
Sunday, July 19, 2015      9 comments

Many thanks for all the prayers and good wishes for my last blog. Phil had a word with his Dad when he arrived and I joined in a short while after. DH really doesn't understand why I was so upsset, and in a way, I am beginning to doubt it mysel... Read more

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