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Back from Brussels, time for the Limoux Carnival!
Thursday, April 04, 2019      15 comments

So we got back from Brussels on Friday lunchtime, dropped our bags and then off to the supermarket to stock up on fresh food.... mainly because it was the only time to do so until Tuesday... 6:30pm Friday and we were booked for a wine and c... Read more
Part 3 - a few days in Brussels ends and we come home to France...
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      19 comments

So, Thursday, our last day, we went to visit the Atomium, the huge aluminium structure built for the 1958 World’s Fair. First stop, the queue for t... Read more
Part 2 - A few days in Brussels
Tuesday, April 02, 2019      15 comments

So, to continue our trip last week... After a bit of a rest at the hotel on Wednesday late afternoon, we ventured out to find a seafood restaurant for dinner. The St.Catherine’s area of Brussels is well known for its seafood restaurants as ... Read more
Part 1 - A few days in Brussels - not good for low carbing, but good for walking lots!
Sunday, March 31, 2019      15 comments

So, Brussels in March is not my first choice for a spring break, however my dad was a tank commander and one of the liberating Polish forces in the Polish First Armoured Division, responsible for liberating towns and cities in Belgium and Hollan... Read more
Who says you have to be ‘off plan’ to enjoy a social life?
Saturday, March 23, 2019      26 comments

We had six friends round for dinner last night. One of them doesn’t eat meat, one of them doesn’t eat shellfish, and the others eat pretty much everything. Since early November, Laurie and I have been following a low carb eating plan, ... Read more
Persistence pays prizes (dividends)...
Sunday, March 10, 2019      23 comments

Back in January I set targets. I haven’t reached those targets, but I haven’t given up either. My target for 8th March was 212 pounds, well ok, I made 217 pounds, so notthe one pound a week, but despite many meals out, weeks away, I have ma... Read more
Getting through my workout this morning.....
Wednesday, March 06, 2019      12 comments

I got up, had my ginger and lemon tea and water, got changed nd pedalled as I watched an episode of ‘Call the Midwife’. I pedalled for an hour, delaying the rest of the workout. You see, it’s quite a tough workout, and after it I know I hav... Read more
The towel can do one... I’m not ready to throw it in...
Friday, February 22, 2019      13 comments

Those if you who know me and see my blogs/posts, know that I went to Spain for a break. I tried really hard with low carb, but it was harder away from our own kitchen and, as a result, with help from hubby, Laurie ( he put almost half a bottle o... Read more
Alcossebre, Spain, Part 2, rewritten as the whole blog disappeared yesterday!
Friday, February 15, 2019      15 comments

As the week continued, so the weather improved... Alcossebre is a relatively small place, but we were lucky enough to find a restaurant/bar just 900 metres away, so close enough to walk to and from of an evening, once I persuaded Laurie tha... Read more
Alcossebre, Spain Part 1 ( as promised)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019      18 comments

A long title, because I haven’t blogged in over two weeks, so time for a catch-up... Ok, so here goes with Spain... We came back to France in January and then the weather here started to get colder, NOT what we bought into in the south... Read more
Monday, Monday....
Monday, January 28, 2019      17 comments

That’s the thing about retirement, every day’s a weekend. However, that’s not always a good thing..... I actually like getting up relatively early, so although I was up at 6:30 yesterday, it was almost 8:00am this morning. I think yest... Read more
Wintry Sundays are for keeping warm...
Sunday, January 27, 2019      14 comments

So that’s what I did today. I got up at 6:30, I worked out for nearly three hours and did some quick housework, We lit the fire early, I knitted a hat, from a kit I bought in the sale before Christmas, just a Pom-Pom to make... Read more
Sparkcoach challenge today - pep talk, so here goes
Saturday, January 26, 2019      11 comments

Dear Me, Well, we’ve been together forever, or at least sometimes it feels that way lol. You’ve had a rough ride over the years, but we’re still here. Born the youngest of three, you always felt you were the unplanned one, although the... Read more
Changing tastes....
Friday, January 25, 2019      17 comments

As I get older, and hopefully wiser, my tastes and habits have changed, in all sorts of ways.. I work out most mornings I drink lots of water and always have some right by me I am more comfortable in my own skin and don’t need oth... Read more
My favourite kitchen gadget... the electric soup maker...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019      17 comments

I always used to make my soups the manual way... chop everything, sauté, then add water/stock, seasonings, boil, simmer while keeping a close eye, then making a mess in the kitchen pulverising the whole lot in the food processor, because I reall... Read more

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