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2017 is over and done with, 2018 is going to be so much better... as long as we make it so!(part 1)
Monday, January 29, 2018      18 comments

So, here I am, back to doing it right. 2017 was starting to go really well... I was losing weight, getting much fitter, looking forward to my niece's wedding as a slimmer auntie. Then, at the end of August, we went back to London for ... Read more
12 hours of stress, finally over...
Friday, August 11, 2017      12 comments

Yesterday evening, I received an email from a local vet, saying that one of our rescue cats, Maury had been brought in by someone who thought he was a stray as he had no collar... Maury and Twiglet were adopted by us last November and are ... Read more
My 'Dear Me' letter, long overdue...
Thursday, August 10, 2017      11 comments

Dear Renia, To address you properly; after all, you do have your own identity, not just: Wanda's little sister Or Sabina's mum Or Laurie's wife Or Dianne's neighbour Or Stan and Sabina's youngest... Read more
An interesting article from NYT linking FSH to menopausal weight gain ....
Thursday, August 10, 2017      7 comments

Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain 查看简体中文版 查看繁體中文版 By GINA KOLATAAUG. 7, 2017 For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, res... Read more
Where am I? What's going on with me?
Sunday, August 06, 2017      12 comments

I haven't blogged since my weekend away in London last month. These few weeks have been busy, but they've also been hot. I've had good moments and bad moments, bad days and good days, ... BUT... I'm still here. My weight has gone ... Read more
Hot and sunny, on my way (alone)to London for the weekend, been a busy few weeks... at the airport
Friday, July 14, 2017      14 comments

So, last time I blogged, we were just waiting for our friends to arrive from Avignon. Colin is Laurie's cousin and he brought his gf, Anne. They are naturists and had spent a few days convening with nature in the Cevenne Forest. Laurie saw Colin... Read more
So pleased the PT didn't turn up...
Monday, July 03, 2017      11 comments

.....On the first day at the gym, because a day later, I got Sandra! NOW... I love my personal trainer!! Sandra is a year older than me, has suffered many of the same health issues as me and understands me. She has got me from 1kg... Read more
Exercise and rest, my BFFs, yes really!!
Monday, May 29, 2017      14 comments

As I was growing up, I also grew outwards. You see, I was never that sport-loving child. I wouldn't say that I hated sport, but our parents never had lots of time to give us; Dad worked in an office by day and often did decorating for others eve... Read more
RHS Chelsea Flower Show completed and back to France
Sunday, May 28, 2017      12 comments

Tuesday was a pretty full on day at the Chelsea Flower Show, specially as we had booked to fly back to France on Wednesday... luckily the weather was a bit cooler than Monday as otherwise we would have wilted (note the flower reference there) we... Read more
Our first visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Friday, May 26, 2017      16 comments

Every year in May, the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, home of the famous Chelsea pensioners, is taken over for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Every year, I watch some of the highlights and dream of going myself. This year, that all changed. I became a... Read more
Afternoon tea with DD, visit from Laurie's DD, the Chelsea Flower Show, a busy few days... part one
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      14 comments

Sabina and I have our birthdays in March. This year, my oldest niece bought us afternoon tea as a present. Well, what with us being in France a lot and Sabina at theatre school and working part-time, it was no mean feat to organise, but I booked... Read more
Laurie's birthday
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      16 comments

My DH, Laurie celebrated a birthday yesterday, no. 63 to be precise. The day before, as is usual, he was grumpy pre-birthday; he does admit to being a grumpy old git, so no surprises there lol. In the morning, I got up early to work out; go... Read more
Finally, Long weekend part 2, and a trip to Béziers with friends...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      13 comments

I kept meaning to blog, I really did, but life somehow got in the way, as it invariably does. On the Sunday, we went for a drive in search again of car boot sales. Well, we didn't buy much, but it was good weather and as usual the views were s... Read more
Long weekend Part 1 - Saturday
Sunday, April 30, 2017      14 comments

So this weekend is a holiday weekend in most of Europe, celebrating Labour Day on Monday. In France, most shops and businesses are closed, so as we have friends round for dinner on Monday, I had to make sure I had everything in. Otherwise, a pre... Read more
It won't happen overnight...
Saturday, April 29, 2017      29 comments

It didn't go on overnight, no REALLY, it didn't, so off it comes S-L-O-W-L-Y...... Yes, I know my target dates are being adjusted, but hey, life is real and gets in the way..... and....... I'm still HERE and here I STAY!! Tar... Read more

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