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Lets Get Quizzical
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      0 comments

Tonight [well yesterday now] we had our Biannual Quiz Night. It went pretty well. We raised about 360 pounds for the party coffers. The turn out wasn't as good as previous occasions and so, the amount raised was down. In the past it has been... Read more
Look on the bright side
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      4 comments

Quite some time ago, my TV stopped working. Basically the off/on button doesn't work. I wasn't too bothered. I really don't watch TV. As in I really, really, don't watch TV. I watch a lot of live tennis, but I stream it on line. I also wat... Read more
Slip Sliding Away
Monday, October 24, 2016      4 comments

So the first week of this block of ten is over. As I mentioned in my last blog, I've mostly been assessing where I'm at. However, it seems I've also been subconsciously making adjustments because I lost 1lb 9 oz which is the first loss for qui... Read more
Another ten weeks
Friday, October 21, 2016      1 comments

After all the problems with my back, I'm getting into the swing of things again. Lots of things kind of got put on hold. Including my 5 years and 10 years younger/healthier stuff. Hard to worry about when you are in such pain you can barely m... Read more
Yes! We have Pumpkins.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      4 comments

Unlike last year when it was a case of; emoticon Yes we have no pumpkins, we have no pumpkins today. ... Read more
My own personal Harvest Festival
Monday, October 17, 2016      4 comments

We don't have a 'Thanksgiving Day' here in the UK. You might assume from that we are ungrateful buggers but it's more a case of us doing a slightly different thing. Come on, we're Brits - it's our nature to [try to] be different and somewhat u... Read more
It's Official
Sunday, October 16, 2016      5 comments

As I mentioned previously, last night was my daughter's engagement party. It seemed to go very well. We had a private room in a very pleasant pub and goodness there were a lot of people. I managed to clear a space and get some pics of the hap... Read more
Friday, October 14, 2016      4 comments

I've mentioned my 'worker friend' in the past. Sadly, his father recently passed away. The funeral was yesterday and my friend had asked if he could come and stay at my place for the evening. Naturally I said of course he could. I got to thin... Read more
The Graduate
Sunday, October 09, 2016      3 comments

Friday 9th September was a very important day for my family. It was the day of my daughter's graduation ceremony. As you might imagine, we took hundreds of photo's. Here is her moment on stage........ ... Read more
Fings is looking up
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      4 comments

I haven't blogged for a few weeks. Mostly because the saga of the back pain just went on and on. Continuously in pain, taking diazepam, tramadol, and paracetamol, plus constantly having a hottie strapped to my back. Being sick every few days ... Read more
Dealing with Doctors part two
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      3 comments

Relief was at hand so I thought. I took a further two tramadol when I went to bed on the Friday night. I woke 4 1/2 hours later and took two more which enabled me eventually to sleep a little longer. Later Saturday morning I contacted a ve... Read more
Dealing with Doctors part one
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      3 comments

As I woke up on Sunday 10th July my first excited thought was 'Woo Hoo Wimbledon Men's Final Day - go Andy'! Followed immediately by 'ouch, my back hurts'. I'm not much of a pill popper so initially I tried some gentle stretches. Didn't ease ... Read more
Sit very very still
Monday, July 25, 2016      5 comments

Weigh in day today. Seemingly I have managed to find the four ounces I lost last week. Or maybe it's a different four ounces. Who knows. *sigh* ... Read more
Sundays are good for me
Sunday, July 24, 2016      2 comments

So it's been a rough few weeks here in the UK. Both in terms of what's going on nationally, and also for me personally. However, there is always a light somewhere, we just have to find it. Or as Leonard Cohen put it, "There is a crack, a crac... Read more
Insert obscenity here
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      2 comments

For almost 3 weeks I have been trying to compose a blog. The collective madness that seemed to take over large swathes of the UK - or at least large parts of England and Wales, rendered me unable to string more than a couple of words together. ... Read more

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