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Saturday’s celebrating - la fête de St. Vincent and our village’s New Year party - part 2
Monday, January 21, 2019      7 comments

So yesterday, I wrote about the procession, which visited various places in central Carcassonne and finished at the Halles Prosper Montagné, for a gourmet luncheon. We ended up as a table of eleven, and there must have been over 400 diners ... Read more
Yesterday’s celebrating, la Fête de St. Vincent and our village’s New Year party... Part 1
Sunday, January 20, 2019      13 comments

St.Vincent is the patron saint of winemakers and as we live in a winemaking region, his feast day is celebrated annually. A friend of ours has been attending the celebrations the last three years and asked if we would like to join her and some o... Read more
Pots and pans, and shopping...
Saturday, January 19, 2019      10 comments

Yesterday we went to collect our copper pans from being renovated, from the copper shop in a village called Durfort. It’s a village that was famous locally for making copper pots and pans, as well as leather ware, and has water channels running ... Read more
Thursday, January 17, 2019      17 comments

This is a tough one... * I set down some targets and goals * I have decided to follow a low carb programme * I am following workouts daily, some exercises from SparkPeople, some from my PT * I’m losing weight * I’m tonin... Read more
A funny sort of inspiration...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      12 comments

From time to time, I have watched the American TV reality show, ‘My 600lb Life’. Now I don’t really identify with the subjects, but their stories help to motivate me. I listen to the things many of them say, as they falter, before really ta... Read more
All dressed up and nowhere to go...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      15 comments

So, we chose our hotel in Spain for just one night because it has a gym, as I like to work out every morning, before Laurie gets up. I packed my gym kit, but not my resistance bands ( no need, gym at the hotel, thought I) ... Read more
Hopped over to Spain today, needing some sun...
Monday, January 14, 2019      20 comments

As we live about two hours from Spain, we decided to pop over to do a quick shop and stay over, just the one night. We started on the motorway, managing to avoid the striking ‘gilets jaunes’, protesting about everything that is wrong about the F... Read more
Travelling together, cooking together...
Sunday, January 13, 2019      14 comments

One of the things that my husband and I have in common, is our love of food. Ever since the early days, we have cooked for each other and broadened our mutual range of tastes. We have always enjoyed going out to restaurants, both where we ... Read more
Targets and goals updated...
Saturday, January 12, 2019      16 comments

As promised, I am updating my targets and goals. Just to recap, here was my original list of dates and goals... 18th January.... 220 pounds . Target achieved 11th January 8th March... 213 pounds 19th April... 208 pounds 21st J... Read more
My weight loss buddy and my targets and goals update...
Friday, January 11, 2019      17 comments

I have the best and worst weight loss buddy in the world, my husband, Laurie. Laurie grew up in a sporty family, with parents who were keen cyclists till well past retirement. He went to college in his early twenties to train as a youth wor... Read more
Flew back to France yesterday, first French conversation session this morning...
Thursday, January 10, 2019      13 comments

So we came back to our house in France yesterday and it was shockingly cold here, only 5C. By the time we had sorted out the heating, gone shopping for some essentials and had dinner, I didn’t have it in me to blog... BUT.... It was a ... Read more
I got up this morning, not really wanting to exercise...
Tuesday, January 08, 2019      12 comments

But I did anyway. You see, I get up a couple of hours before my husband usually, pour my glass of water, complete some kitchen chores, prepare my ginger nd lemon tea, then deal with emails, spark and work out. I always have my gym kit ready... Read more
Being a mum properly.....
Monday, January 07, 2019      14 comments

Well, I was going to blog about exercise, but tonight my daughter came to stay till Wednesday. She’s got a few bits to do around here and then started to tell us stuff about her study support person and also the apartment she shares with friends... Read more
Party time.... and I got through it unscathed!
Sunday, January 06, 2019      17 comments

Yesterday we held a New Year party for our neighbours’ group, here in London. Currently there are about 16 in our group and every few months we have an evening party at one of our houses. This time, as we’re going back to France on Wednesda... Read more
Targets and goals
Saturday, January 05, 2019      12 comments

This is something I’m really bad at, as I just HATE planning. I’ve always been one for achieving last minute, but weight loss just doesn’t work that way. I suppose I hate under-achieving, so if I don’t set targets and goals, I won’t mi... Read more

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