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  • House Construction is OVERWHELMING!

    12/18/2014 3:34:33 PM, by PINKHOPE

    Hi - Just a quick post to let you all know I'm alive and well just mid-construction of our new home on the farm. It's a huge job but going well. Concurrently they are drywalling, siding, doing stonework and brickwork. I pro... Read more

  • Haywire Day

    12/18/2014 9:06:25 AM, by RADOOGA

    Morning lovely Sparklies. Today everything has gone haywire at home - we were locked in this morning, when the security padlock on the gates refused to budge (I put it on after the burglary in June). I had to call a locksmith, two actually, as the first one said they couldn't come for a few hours... Read more

  • hola!

    12/17/2014 8:06:08 AM, by MARIAAT160

    Sorry to get back to writing q post so late been dealing with personal struggles. I have been going up and down with my weight a lot lately so I am determined to have it go consistently down. I weighed in at 199 yesterday do that ma... Read more

  • Goooooooooaaaaaaaaaalllll

    12/15/2014 4:08:33 AM, by RADOOGA

    Morning sparklies! Scales fixed, am a pound below goal weight. Woo-hoooooooo! Happy days. Thank you to every single person who read one of my rambling self obsessed blogs, who encouraged, supported, helped, or booted me in t... Read more

  • Weekend away - broken scales

    12/14/2014 3:35:50 PM, by RADOOGA

    Please forgive the number of photos of me recently, but I can't contain myself! This was taken this weekend, on a romantic weekend away with my boyfriend. I haven't seen him for 6 weeks, so he was quite surprised in the change in... Read more

  • Quick update

    12/12/2014 2:32:40 AM, by RADOOGA

    Morning ladies. I have been soooo busy with work, literally not even time to log on here. Just about to finish the last push for this week, quick clean of the house, pack, and then off for a weekend to see beloved who returns from a trip abroad today. My weight has stayed the same (exactly th... Read more

  • Craft Market News!

    12/8/2014 4:41:21 AM, by RADOOGA

    Morning Sparklies. Just another quick one today, as work is backing up faster than I can clear it. These are the Chrstmas tree cards, that sold really well. ... Read more

  • Skinny jeans and boot gaps

    12/5/2014 5:22:50 AM, by RADOOGA

    Morning lovely Sparklies. Day three of massively busy, no time to breathe (still time to blog though!). These are the new jeans I bought Wednesday on the way home from my son's hospital appointment...size 14 UK, and I notice... Read more

  • Other People's Needs

    12/4/2014 4:03:42 AM, by RADOOGA

    So, there I am chugging along nicely, getting a portion of work done each day, tidying a corner of the house, making a bit of time to look after myself, making some stock for the business...and thinking that I have cracked the secret to a balanced life (well, as balanced as it is ever going to be fo... Read more

  • Catching Up.

    12/2/2014 9:06:07 AM, by RADOOGA

    So, my beautiful step-daughter-to-be arrived on Sunday afternoon. The headache abaited enough for me to collect her from the train station. She is such a beautiful young lady, really fun and full of life and youth. I love talking to her, and feel genuinely blessed that I have the relationship I d... Read more

  • One down, one to go.

    11/30/2014 9:06:23 AM, by RADOOGA

    Just a quick one today as I have a migraine on the way, and visitors about to descend, and a roast to cook...something will have to give there I think. Lost a pound this week, so just one to go to goal. Pretty happy with that, bit worried about maintaining and not losing more, bit I guess it wi... Read more

  • Christmas Cards

    11/28/2014 4:06:52 AM, by RADOOGA

    Morning Sparklies. Need to start work in a minute, just thought you'd like to see the Christmas cards I've been working on (excellent therapy, can't recommend it enough). This is a 3D card I made, and a box to go with it, and a ... Read more

  • What I Have Learned

    11/27/2014 2:02:28 PM, by RADOOGA

    Evening Sparkly Folk. I hope you are all suitably turkied up by now! (Or is it an evening thing??) I have had the most bizarre day. Good, but strange. Imagine a day where you get up, and everything goes right, without you really trying. I weighed myself; down a pound. promised myself I... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving To My American Friends

    11/27/2014 5:22:02 AM, by RADOOGA

    Morning lovely Sparklies. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving Day, full of love and warmth, no family arguments, and lots of scrummy food. Just a very boring Thursday here, already been working for a few hours , knee deep in spreadsheets and jumpers (it's cold!). A little bit of news; I ... Read more

  • Philosphically speaking...

    11/26/2014 4:50:39 AM, by RADOOGA

    Good morning my lovely friends. Welcome to another beautiful day! It is chilly here today, so heating on, and cup of tea before I start work. I know that you have Thanksgiving there tomorrow, we don't have it here, but I wanted to share some happy thoughts, as I feel I've been a bit of a mis ... Read more

  • Collective Wisdom Needed Please

    11/24/2014 11:53:29 AM, by RADOOGA

    Dear Spark Ladies. This has nothing to do with losing weight, and everything to do with the personal... This afternoon I had a row with my brother. He is...and I hesitate to write this, an alcoholic. He is 2 years older than me. My mum's death hit him really hard, after some other bad thing... Read more

  • Changing Faces

    11/24/2014 7:31:41 AM, by RADOOGA

    Afternoon ladies, from a very chilly England, had to scrape ice off the windscreen this morning (I realise you have 8 feet of snow in some parts of the States, but for us, this is freezing!) I just wanted to ponder for a minute on something my dear friend Blondedog said in a recent blog. A col... Read more

  • 2lbs to go!

    11/23/2014 5:00:58 AM, by RADOOGA

    Morning lovely Sparklies. Just a quick one this morning as I have a huge amount of work to get through today. After being a bit down for a few weeks, I have decided to implement a new personal organisation system to try and keep me on track. Currently I just put everything in a pile and work ... Read more

  • Breakfast nummies

    11/20/2014 10:19:13 AM, by SAMAFIN

    I generally have a hard time eating breakfast, just from lack of interest in food til later in the day. Since I started on this path, I've been drinking slimfast because it gives me a nutritional "breakfast" that I don't really have to think about. Because I had started exercising and my cal... Read more

  • Losing days

    11/19/2014 11:20:53 PM, by SAMAFIN

    Eventually I'll catch up with myself. Yesterday was a 13 hour day with my sister and her kids, today was nearly as bad between doctor appointments and gathering for the upcoming holiday. I thought I posted yesterday, and the day before. I guess not. When I stepped on the scale today, I was... Read more