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Update to sponsored run

Saturday, January 30, 2016      3 comments

I forgot to update you about my sponsored run in December. The weather was surprisingly good, after weeks of driving rain it was dry and sunny. There was a lot of very boggy ground, so what should have been a 7k run was nearer to 8k. Sponso... Read more

Twist and shout

Saturday, January 02, 2016      8 comments

On 30th December I stumbled and twisted my ankle - badly enough to have to go to A&E (emergency room) for an xray. I was very lucky that I was able to get up after the fall, because I can't remember if the outer door was locked - I think it was... Read more

Sponsored Run, so why do I feel guilty?

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      4 comments

I have entered two charity runs, one on 13th December for a local policeman who died on duty trying to apprehend a stolen car. The run is 6556 metres (almost 7k), which was his badge number. I mentioned this to two ladies at church and they imme... Read more

Supermarket shennanigans

Sunday, November 29, 2015      3 comments

I don't often go shopping on a Sunday, but I had to get a few essential items so that my mum could make several Christmas cakes tomorrow. I pulled in to a parking space, as a man was returning to his car. Behind his car several trolleys had... Read more

Clocks and scales

Friday, November 06, 2015      7 comments

As the clocks went back recently, my cousin posted this picture on FB, which resonated with me so I thought I'd share it with my Sparkfriends ... Read more

Carcassonne, Cathars and cardio

Monday, November 02, 2015      4 comments

Dear Husband (DH) and I have just come back from a great holiday in Carcassonne, in the South East of France. We love France, and learning about the history of places, combined with good food and lovely wine. Getting there was very eas... Read more

Perseids meteor shower

Thursday, August 13, 2015      10 comments

I saw two (possibly three) meteors/shooting stars last night before retiring to bed at 1am. For once the sky was clear of cloud-cover. It wasn't an energetic past-time, as I lay on the floor by my patio window and stargazed with bino... Read more

The Tudor (and pre-middle-ages) origins of present day sayings

Sunday, August 02, 2015      2 comments

Eavesdropping A small hole fashioned in the eaves (the decorative boards under the roof of a manor house) was a device for overhearing what visitors, waiting in the courtyard below, were saying prior to entering the house. Were they friend or... Read more

The Tudor (and pre-middle-ages) origins of present day sayings

Sunday, August 02, 2015      3 comments

Eavesdropping A small hole fashioned in the eaves (the decorative boards under the roof of a manor house) was a device for overhearing what visitors, waiting in the courtyard below, were saying prior to entering the house. Were they friend or... Read more

Spilled cup of morning solitude

Friday, July 24, 2015      4 comments

DH knows I am not a morning person, and that if I have to get up first for whatever reason, I don't want to talk, or engage. So why, when he has no urgency to get up today, has he insisted on getting up whilst I'm having breakfast, and he's obje... Read more

Porto holiday

Monday, June 22, 2015      5 comments

Porto is a Spark holiday, for sure, with challenging hills everywhere you want to go! The temperatures were around 24-27 degrees, which is 10-15 degrees higher than at home. I'm a fair-skinned redhead so I packed two sun hats and factor 50... Read more

made it to yoga class

Thursday, June 11, 2015      7 comments

I prioritised myself and asked sister to take mum to an annual check up appointment. That allowed me to go to yoga. I had a deep muscle ache and the stretches helped. There were only three of us at the class. ... Read more

Ranting paid off

Saturday, June 06, 2015      5 comments

Sometimes it's worth stepping out of one's default mode - in my case "being reasonable" wasn't serving my purpose so I had a melt-down and ranted that if DH didn't want to continue having money in the bank for the first time in his adult life th... Read more

Self help efforts

Thursday, June 04, 2015      4 comments

Thanks for your support. Today I've been trying to get help for DH. I didn't manage to set up a counselling appointment (despite ringing to ask) today, which I really felt I needed. I rang the counselling service for DH today, becaus... Read more

Didn't make yoga today, I'm mad/sad/angry/lost

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      5 comments

Positives: Zumba was good. Hard work as I haven't done it for so long, but I'm not as achy as I expected this morning (another positive). The suns shining. Had a good chat with mum last night; she's ok. Housework is being attacked - two loads of... Read more


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