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Saturday, October 24, 2020      2 comments

Or Day One of the 17 Day Firebreak Fortnight! Although Supermarkets are allowed to stay open, they aren't allowed to sell items that would also be sold in other shops that have been instructed to close during this period.  The rationale beh... Read more
Fortnight Firebreak
Friday, October 23, 2020      4 comments

For the last few weeks we've been in a kind of mini lockdown in my area.  Not meant to go in each other's homes, not meant to socialise internally anywhere, not meant to travel outside of our immediate area.  Plus of course the [what has become]... Read more
Thursday, October 22, 2020      5 comments

My local convenience store/Post Office is literally two minutes walk from my house.  My front door doesn't lock when you close it.  You have to use the key to lock it.  Not my decision - that's just how it was when I bought Base Camp.  The upsid... Read more
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      7 comments

Some of you may recall I'm renting space in Elaine's garage to store some of my stuff.  Tbh I've moved most of it now but there's still a few bits there.  Of course neither of us thought it would continue for this long but then who could have pr... Read more
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      7 comments

I am learning how to come to terms with the fact that once us women get to a certain age, we become invisible.  I never thought I was particularly good looking, or had a good figure.  I was always criticising myself.  I bet you hear me sista's d... Read more
One Swallow
Monday, October 19, 2020      4 comments

When I set my goals for October, the first was to stop gaining weight.  Which to date I've failed at.  I was very tempted to skip my weigh in today on the basis of what we don't know can't harm us.  Except of course sometimes it can.  Besides, I... Read more
Taking the Plunge
Sunday, October 18, 2020      8 comments

I've only been and gone and went and done it.  'What have you only been and gone and went and done' I hear you asking.  I've only been and gone and went and done the Silver Swim session at one of the local leisure centres - that's what I've only... Read more
Saturday, October 17, 2020      4 comments

Having guzzled my copious quantity of morning cha, I decided it was time for another word with The Body.  "Are you resisting my efforts to make you healthier and fitter [not to mention smaller]" I asked it.  The Body sent a twinge down the left ... Read more
The Uver Oven
Friday, October 16, 2020      6 comments

I had a bit of a cook fest earlier in the week.  Mushroom and parsnip risotto.  Cauliflower cheese, and a veggie lasagne. ... Read more
The Third Way
Thursday, October 15, 2020      3 comments

Got up yesterday and the top half of my left leg was really aching after the pulled muscle event during Tuesday's 'circuit' - I'm pretty sure that's what it is.  Hence it was difficult to move at all let alone exercise.  Rather frustrating but I... Read more
Tuesday, October 13, 2020      6 comments

"Come on Body, time to get the trainers on".  It didn't like that.  Tensed up immediately.  "We're going to do circuits.  Well, one circuit to be precise.  Really easy going, you'll be fine honest".  First up five minutes on the exercise bike.  ... Read more
Listen up Body
Monday, October 12, 2020      5 comments

Weigh in today and a further 1lb 12oz gained.  So much for my October goal of halting the weight gain.  Although there's still more than half the month to go so maybe there's still hope.  It was time to have a chat with The Body so I took it ups... Read more
It's only a game
Sunday, October 11, 2020      6 comments

I sat down to watch the Men's singles final of the French Open today with my heart in my mouth.  As I've said previously, I'm a HUGE Nadal fan.  He's one of my all time favourite male players.  Along with Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi and Andy Murray... Read more
Saturday, October 10, 2020      4 comments

Sometimes we go round and round in circles trying to make our minds up.  Maybe we have too many choices?  Or not enough?  Maybe what we'd really like is currently not possible.  Or we're not sure what we really, really want?  Maybe we're frighte... Read more
Not frittering away my day
Friday, October 09, 2020      4 comments

I have spent a large part of this afternoon and evening watching the men's singles semi finals at Roland Garros.  Some might say that is frittering away my day.  I disagree.  Anything we do which gives us enjoyment [assuming it harms no one else... Read more

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