HELENTORTOISE
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Marrakech Express
Thursday, March 19, 2015      4 comments

One of my girlfriends turned 50 in January and decided she really wanted to go to Morocco for a few days so of course we needed to go with her! What an experience. It was nothing like I imagined and I can only describe it in superlatives: wa... Read more
Reflection
Friday, September 07, 2012      3 comments

While I was in Ireland we passed a road sign that read "If you think you can do it, then you can." I was thinking about it in relation to a small business I want to set up, and it motivated me. I know I can do it! And I will. Now I am relatin... Read more
Moulin Rouge ideas please
Thursday, August 09, 2012      0 comments

My singing group is putting on a Moulin Rouge-themed event in November and the directress has BIG plans. I am the (unpaid, lol) event co-ordinator. In the afternoon we are going to have a French-themed musical cafe for kids and in the evening, d... Read more
Copied from loads of other people - you know who you are - thanks guys
Monday, July 30, 2012      2 comments

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No. I had two great aunts named Ellen but I wasn't named for either. They both felt mistakenly flattered. I reckon no harm done!! 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? On Saturday at my friend's son's we... Read more
I did it!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      11 comments

I did exactly what you are not supposed to do. I had a disappointing weigh-in so I ate all day. Yum yum yum!! The cupboards are empty! A bit like breaking a pane of glass in your greenhouse then going out and smashing all the rest - what the h... Read more
Spring Challenge
Friday, March 16, 2012      7 comments

What do I want to achieve during this challenge? Firstly, the obvious, I want to lose a little weight. I have been coasting for ages so it is time to up my game. In the past I have self-defeated by aiming too high so I am going for 1lb a we... Read more
A few days in The Algarve
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      7 comments

For anyone who doesn't know, the Algarve is a very popular holiday destination in south-east Portugal, famed for it's beautiful rocky coastline and lots of golf-courses! I went with around 20 members of a diet and exercise club I belong to ... Read more
My letter just arrived
Monday, February 20, 2012      10 comments

Well, at least it wasn't all bad news. I gave myself five goals and achieved two of them. The other three will be hanging around a bit longer by the look of things so I wrote myself another letter to arrive on Easter Saturday. As other people ... Read more

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