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Things they don’t tell you about losing weight, part 1

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

The face of a small white terrier emerging from a blanket.

It’s so bloody cold! Gone are the days I’d be whizzing around the park in a t-shirt in January, now I need 6 layers of thermals just to get out of the front door. Brrrrr.

[Photo of Jake by Leslie Collingridge at Stock Xchng.]

Wined and dined

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Himself is taking me out on the town tonight, a rare foray to the cinema (The Last King of Scotland, can’t wait to see the brilliant Forest Whitaker in a meaty role at long last), followed by supper at a steak house.

No time then to muse on the fact that the newly discovered to fit underwired bra (lacy and lilac, thankyewverymuch) I’m wearing is so well boned it makes a perfect settling spot for a mug of tea when cwtched up on the sofa.

Nor to kick myself for using the last of my PayPal funds to register a domain that has wonderful subdomain possibilities (like ma.gnolia or del.icio.us). Except that it was 3 a.m. and I registered the wrong bloody one. Pffft. Still, the More Words website came in handy for checking words ending in [insert variable here]. I am such a twpin sometimes.

Coming up: “Daisy’s weight loss secrets” and “The pros and cons of losing weight”.

Kindred spirits

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Nancy and I have huge amounts in common but I didn’t realise quite how much until tonight.

Not only did I burn my finger while taking the fish out of the oven (there’s a large hole in the oven glove and yes, I managed to find it) but after running the finger under the cold water tap I turned to chop the salad tomatoes and… sliced through the blister.

Ouch doesn’t begin to describe it.

Just in time, a meme

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

via Nancy and Neil H.

1. Elaborate on your default icon.
Default icon? Um, well the favicon is a pink daisy. Oh dammit, that reminds me that I must replace the Christmas banner rotation tonight.

2. What’s your current relationship status?
Living in blissful sin for the past 13 years.

3. Ever have a near-death experience?
Yes. And an out of body one too.

Three hours

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

From start to finish. Christmas shopping all done. Being broke does have its plus points. Gone are the days when I’d start the master list in July, start shopping in August and be gift wrapping until for 12 hours until the wee hours of Christmas morning. Instead I took a single list, a small amount of cash and hit the shops with a three hour deadline.

Highlights of the afternoon:

  • Finding cute-as-pie pyjamas for the granddaughters reduced to £3 a set in the pre Christmas sale.
  • Being served coffee by the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Her smile lit up the room.
  • Asking advice on finding a book suitable for a Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, etc. fan to find that the extremely helpful chap in Books Etc. was American, blog-aware and happy to point me to book I think he’ll love Eric Scholosser’s Reefer Madness.
  • Racing back to the car at 16:24, sure that we’d overrun our three hour Pay & Display ticket, to find that it was valid until 16:24. Wheeee!

p.s. I had some Christmassy links saved up to share but the gremlins seem to have eaten them so I’ll point you instead to Graeme’s fine collection over at Lazy Laces.

Sad news

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

My mother-in-law died early this morning. More later.

A festive meme

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

From Katherine and A Nawny Moose.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Don’t like either I’m afraid, can I have a nice cup of tea instead please?

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wraps and puts them under the tree. Unless it’s another #13.

3. Coloured lights or white on tree/house? White on tree, no outdoor lights.

What do the following have in common?

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

One leek and potato soup
One cheese board
Six crusty bread rolls
One pot of Lavazza decaffinated
One frantic bout of house cleaning

A visit from a fellow blogger of course!

Alas it was a flying visit, a stopover on his way from Norfolk to Cardiff but it was lovely to meet him. He was just as I expected and nothing at all like I expected so I hope he’ll make a return appearance so that I can gossip tell you a little more.

A wise man once said

Monday, August 14th, 2006

…the longer you leave it the harder it is to start again. Blogging that is. And he‘s so right.

So instead of hiding away feeling miserable, here’s a filler post to get me started again. More soon. But first I’m off to reply to emails and catch up on what’s been happening in your corners of the world.

A bientôt.

Every once in a while

Monday, July 10th, 2006

You come across a post that has you both sobbing and laughing out loud in equal measure, leaving you with an overwhelming desire to take the next train to Brighton in order to hunt down and bitch-slap NURRRSE JEAN.

Go read Anna’s post, “You’ve got the loveliest skin … and so much of it.”.

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