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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
My sort of kind of Sparkversary
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      3 comments

Last week I celebrated a sparkversary. Well, kind of. I kind of celebrated and it was sort of my Sparkversary but not really. I actually joined in February 2009 *gulp*. Over the years I've lost some weight, then for one reason or another, lo... Read more
Sticks and Stones
Saturday, June 18, 2016      4 comments

I have been meaning to blog about an entirely different thing the last few days, but somehow it doesn't feel comfortable following the murder of Jo Cox. No doubt I'll come back to it another day. Jo Cox was not my MP. Her constituency wa... Read more
Rain Stopped Play
Monday, May 30, 2016      3 comments

Poor Guy Forget is having a torrid time I imagine. This is his first French Open as Tournament Director having taken the job on in February, and the weather in Paris has been awful for a lot of the time over the last week or so. There was a pa... Read more
Damp Squib
Sunday, May 22, 2016      2 comments

At last the day had come. The start of Roland Garros - otherwise known as The French Open. The first day and obviously the first rounds don't offer up so many mouth watering prospects by the way of matches, but there were a few I was looking fo... Read more
Full Circle
Saturday, May 21, 2016      5 comments

I was describing to my eldest son about the quinoa salad today. What's quinoa like he asked me. Kind of like cous cous I told him. "I like cous cous" he replied. "I know" I answered, "I'm your mother after all"! "Fair enough" he responded an... Read more
Tasty and Delicious Hot or Cold
Thursday, May 19, 2016      2 comments

Zesty Quinoa and Mixed Bean Salad - Tasty and Delicious Hot or Cold. That's what it said on the packet, and at a cost of one pound for two portions it was a no brainer. Quick to cook too - what's not to like? I found the answer to that questi... Read more
Five years younger/healthier week one
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      3 comments

There are so many things I need to address that it would be a full time job to cover them all. So I figured, start with two or three core issues. Things that are really affecting my health and well being and so, vital to deal with. The fi... Read more
Re focussed
Monday, May 16, 2016      4 comments

It's only six days since my decision to re focus and 'get back on track' but as Monday has always been my weigh in day, I weighed myself this morning [sigh - yesterday morning now]. In fact you could almost call it five days given I checked in ... Read more
St Totteringham Day
Sunday, May 15, 2016      1 comments

It was late arriving this year, but arrive it did. Just as surely as night follows day. What the hell is St Totteringham Day I hear you ask? It's the day when us 'Gooners' [Arsenal fans] celebrate the fact that for yet another season, it is m... Read more

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