Live Below the Line - Day 2
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

As I was leaving home before lunch and wouldn't be able to eat until mid-afternoon, I had last night's leftover soup with bread as a late breakfast, and a spoonful of tinned fruit (10p, 60 calories). I'm not counting the calories nor the cost ... Read more
Live Below the Line - Day 1
Monday, May 07, 2012      1 comments

Slight adjustment to today's plan. I woke up very late so I decided to skip breakfast in favour of a slightly bigger lunch. I wanted to go to get some vegetables and didn't want to go while feeling hungry, so with a bigger lunch it would be... Read more
Live Below the Line - the possible menu
Saturday, May 05, 2012      2 comments

Ok, two days to go. If you can help, please do so: https://www.livebelowtheline
.com/me/screwie I have this picture of me sleepwalking to the fridge by Wednesday night, stuffing myself with frozen chicken and anything else I can put... Read more
Pretty Woman
Friday, May 04, 2012      2 comments

Since splitting up with Mr Gent, I have twice seen someone I had last seen about 4 years ago. Let's call him FwB (Friend with Benefits). I was a bit worried when I first met him again the other week, as I have lost all that weight since and... Read more
Live Below the Line - please help :)
Monday, April 30, 2012      4 comments

It's getting closer! In about a week I'll be living on £1.00 per day for food. The next few days will be spent working out menus. This is to raise awareness of the 1.4 million people who live below the poverty line, set at $1.25 (or £1... Read more
Shut the door on your way out
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      11 comments

A couple of weeks before Easter Mr Gent has a major health scare. There were two tense weeks (the health scare seemed to be not a major issue after all, although they are still investigating what it is), when he made a disappearing act on me. ... Read more
Live Below the Line
Saturday, April 14, 2012      3 comments

There are 1.4 billion people living every day below the line of poverty. That's below US$1.25, or GB£1 per day, as defined by the World Bank. https://www.livebelowthe It's a scary thought, that ... Read more
Stormy weather of different kinds
Thursday, April 12, 2012      4 comments

Wow, there was thunder here today! It rumbled on for ages but all it got to show for itself were a few pitiful drops of rain. At least the soundtrack was great :))) Anyway, there's been a crack with Mr Gent. He had a major health scare just... Read more
The good, the bad and the optimistic
Thursday, March 29, 2012      4 comments

The good: Greenpeace has recently published the Cool IT Leaderboard Report. Basically, it's a score card of IT companies that are doing something for the environment. Marks are given for Solutions, Impact and Advocacy. Google, Cisco, Ericsson ... Read more
Sunday, March 25, 2012      2 comments

The interview the other week was tragic. Part of it was actually quite good (I don't usually feel I do well at interviews, so this was a nice change); however, even over a week later, my reply to the last question still makes me cringe. I... Read more
No pressure then!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      5 comments

I have an interview on Friday. Apart from my local job centre staff having been absolutely fantastic with the help they've been giving me to prepare for it, this morning a friend informed me that she'd found out she knew one of the people who wi... Read more
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      5 comments

On Sunday Mr Gent and I decided to train for the 200 squat and 150 dips challenges. Well, I say "Mr Gent and I decided", but I should be a little more accurate. I bullied him into joining me in the challenges :))) Since meeting him I've put... Read more
Life's little pleasures
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I was walking near St Paul's, after the dentist, being quite hungry as I'd had no time for lunch before I went in. I stopped at a local Sainsbury's to grab a sandwich and as I was walking to the till, noticed the "reduced to clear" c... Read more
Sod's law!
Thursday, February 02, 2012      5 comments

The other day I went for an MRI scan. I was a bit concerned about being in a tube for an extended period of time, but the letter from the hospital said I could bring a CD and I'd have a panic button so I thought I'd be ok. I arrived at... Read more
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      3 comments

I've come across an appeal for aid. It's from a small business that started up about 9 months ago. They've been invited to pitch a stall at a trade convention but they need money for hire charges and to get stock. They are asking for people... Read more

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