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Sunday, November 06, 2011      5 comments

I took some students to a fireworks display at the Sussex County Cricket ground near my home in Brighton last night. It's a great night - whole families from grandparents down to tiny children who run around madly until the display starts - youn... Read more
60 minutes by a Saltwater Lagoon
Friday, November 04, 2011      5 comments

In my quest to gee myself up into some worthwhile cardio I’m starting to do some long walks in beautiful places that I enjoy – not hard here in Sussex in the UK. I’ve been trying to remember why I stopped doing that – but there is no ‘why’ real... Read more
Good days
Thursday, November 03, 2011      6 comments

I am very happy to look back on a good week so far. I have woken early, got out of bed immediately and done a 15 minute warm up on the exercise bike – a selection of strength exercises which a Spark friend sent me to help the sciatica that is cu... Read more
Re-igniting my Spark
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      9 comments

I have been trying to do it for some time – on and off. Firstly I lost heart with myself. Secondly there’s been a bit of hiatus in my life – two weeks working away - which always involves meals out and hotel living generally - and then a collec... Read more
Progress made
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      12 comments

I seem to have a change of attitude - long may it last! I was obliged to go out to supper last night – unavoidable – a longstanding arrangement - and I really didn't want to go because I've had a few pretty good Spark days and didn't want ... Read more
Following the example of those who keep on keeping on
Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

I had come to a point where I was ashamed to be a member here – I’ve never lost a great deal of weight with Spark through my own most grievous fault, but continued on the basis that slow weightloss was better than no weightloss. However I have ... Read more
Searching for focus
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      6 comments

Lately, because I was much engulfed with caring for my grandchildren to give their parents a hand, I’ve lost focus, eaten far too much and pretty well given up exercising – apart from the cardio that young children inevitably provoke. They are d... Read more
Gastronomic Turkey - Day 1
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      9 comments

We had a very bad journey out to Izmir – an airport on the edge of the Marmara Sea. A delay of two hours on the runway due to a strike by air traffic controllers in Greece and when finally there was a slot for take -off, the Control Tower at Ga... Read more
Home from Turkey - what an experience!!
Saturday, July 16, 2011      10 comments

As some of my friends here know I have been in Turkey recently – partly for work and partly for the wedding of a Turkish student of mine involving two ceremonies – one in the tiny village where he was born and another in Istanbul. It has been... Read more
More tales from the Bootcamp
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      4 comments

Having said I lost no weight on the Spring Bootcamp - which was both true and disappointing I nonetheless felt it had done me a great deal of good in boosting my energy levels and I could see (and measure) that I was more toned. Fine by me – t... Read more
Weekend Kite Festival
Monday, May 30, 2011      2 comments

I took my grandchildren and a friend to a kite festival over this long weekend - it was very windy and the kites all flew really well. My favourites were the 'ghost kites' which I'd never seen before - really spooky flying silently through the ... Read more
End of Bootcamp
Saturday, May 28, 2011      4 comments

The first week of Bootcamp really motivated and energised me and that in turn has made me much more active than I had been for some time - HOORAH! I had been dithering around about finishing off my bathroom in my little house in the country... Read more
Bootcamp miracle
Saturday, May 07, 2011      7 comments

emoticon I’ve happily got to the end of Week 1 of the Spring into Shape Bootcamp – well I say ‘happily’ some of i... Read more
Learning lessons
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      7 comments

The long weekend here in the UK (thanks to the Royal Wedding ) brought a Festival for Foodies to Brighton sea front. Everyone had a great time in the sunshine sampling good organic food – watching cookery demos and – in my case – spending time ... Read more
One of the more bizarre Royal Wedding souvenirs
Friday, April 29, 2011      7 comments

Hope the happy couple would find this amusing and not offensive http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=FqiIcFEDvT8 (Sorry folk - don't know why this isn't a live link - you'll need to copy and paste) A friend of mine actually has one... Read more

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