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Day 3 in Lavalette, another beautiful day!
Sunday, January 24, 2016      6 comments

Today started well. I walked to the local shop for bread, a croissant for Laurie and Clair's for tonight's dessert. Then I exercised for 30 minutes to one of my salsa exercise DVDs. Laurie cooked breakfast while I showered, then I made the fruit... Read more
Day 2 in paradise, or Lavalette at 16*C
Saturday, January 23, 2016      5 comments

Today was set to be a warm day. Laurie wanted to sleep in, so I got up ready to do some cardio. As I don't have easy access to a gym here, I have brought copies of my favourite salsa exercise DVDs to keep and use here.today was a gentle session;... Read more
1st day back in France
Friday, January 22, 2016      6 comments

Ok, so we arrived last night, too late to shop. Luckily, we had planned ahead. There was a frozen dish of veal blanquette and some zucchini I'm our last visit in December. We've had the house in Lavalette in the Aude, in the south of France for ... Read more
Workout no.3 and away for a week from tomorrow
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      6 comments

So, off we went, third day in a row. I managed everything, although my 5 minute warm-up on the cross trainer was 3 minutes, 30 seconds to get my breath back, then 2 more minutes. The rest went swimmingly for me. Hubby not feeling too good today ... Read more
Workout no.2 - yay!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      5 comments

Second gym workout completed this morning. Still not a fan of the cross trainer, but decided to persevere. I'm supposed to do 6-8 minutes, but I managed 5, in one minute segments. I shall keep going until I can do 5 straight off, then I'll... Read more
First proper gym workout - on my own and I survived!
Monday, January 18, 2016      6 comments

This morning, it was time to strike out on my own. Well, I took my husband to the gym too, but he decided to start off his static cycling, taking things a bit easier. I managed the whole workout, as planned by the PT. The only bit I wasn't ... Read more
Gym induction completed...
Sunday, January 17, 2016      4 comments

This morning, I woke up just before the alarm at 6:55. I got to get ready for the gym. It had snowed over night - a beautiful scene met my eyes through the kitchen window. Luckily, it was only a scattering and I was able to get to the gym... Read more
Gym induction started + a 40 minute Synergy session
Saturday, January 16, 2016      4 comments

Today I met my PT replacement, Sandra, who is actually older than me(!!!) and super lovely. We had lots in common and, as well as doing most of my induction, Sandra easily persuaded me to take part in her Synergy class. It was mainly on the TRX ... Read more
My gym induction, or so I thought...
Friday, January 15, 2016      6 comments

So..... I got to the gym, put my bag in a locker, then went up to the gym room to meet the PT, at 8:30am. 8:40, no PT!!! I went down to the reception to ask where he was. A few minutes later, the general manager came down and asked to ... Read more
Today I taught cookery, tomorrow it's my gym induction !
Thursday, January 14, 2016      5 comments

So today I taught cookery. 1. Talking about French cheeses. The kids knew little about cheese, let alone French ones. 2. 12-13 year olds (remember they're special needs), cooking scrambled eggs on toast. Best moment - 'it's burning Miss', ... Read more
Finally, I joined a gym today!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      6 comments

This morning we went to the gym. Following a comprehensive tour and talk, I signed up for 12 months. It's a great gym and I now have the time to make proper use of it. Lots of Aquafit classes and free PT sessions every 4-6 weeks to set and upd... Read more
Healthy Lunch Date with my DH
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      5 comments

My husband and I have regular 'dates'. We aren't exactly in our twenties. We also aren't in our dotage, just yet! We've been married nearly three years very happily. We have seen so many people trudge through life, with regret for the th... Read more
A walk in the park....
Monday, January 11, 2016      5 comments

That was yesterday. When I teach, I rarely have the time or energy to go walking and also, we've had so much rain lately. Yesterday morning - the sun shone! So, I dragged my husband to the local park, down our road, to feed the ducks and oth... Read more
You can't just dream forever....
Friday, January 08, 2016      3 comments

So, 2016 has started with me working 3 days this week. I'm now the top of the list when a teacher calls in sick or when they have planned absences. I prefer it this way. I don't want to have a permanent position, however it's good to be in deman... Read more
Rain, rain, go away! Still pedalled!!
Thursday, January 07, 2016      4 comments

So today I taught IT at the special school I do regular supply teaching at. In fact, it's now the only school I go to. I do a couple of days a week, at most 3, unless I haven't been there for a week or 2, in which case I have agreed to sometimes... Read more

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