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Change of plan
Friday, December 26, 2014      3 comments

Today we were supposed to have done a family treasure hunt. As Zelda is still on short walks (today it was 1/2 an hour) we decided to postpone it. Bill and I took Zelda and Ginny to the lakes for 1/2 an hour Gareth went into work, and the triple... Read more
Christmas Playlist
Wednesday, December 24, 2014      2 comments

today I finally got around to making our annual christmas playlist everyone who comes over gets to choose two favourite Christmas tracks and I put them onto a playlist that we play during meals. It is fun and saves arguing about music at meal ti... Read more
Rocking the Carols
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      2 comments

Last night twelve of us gathered at the end of our avenue (in Tracey and Loz's front garden to be exact) to sing Christmas. For any one who didn't see my previous post about this, sing Christmas is a live broadcast from radio Leicester that you ... Read more
The Great Margo Bakeoff
Monday, December 22, 2014      3 comments

Following the mince pie bake of yesterday, I rolled my sleeves up, put on Megan's pinny (mine's in the wash) and made the Christmas cake. I know some of you will be thinking but she should have done that weeks ago so that it can be fed and matur... Read more
Unexpected guests
Sunday, December 21, 2014      2 comments

This afternoon I made mince pies for tomorrow night's sing Christmas event, (more about that on Tuesday), I sent a text to Tracey my friend who hosts the event to let her know. Half an hour later she turned up to visit brining some chocolates fo... Read more
Good News
Saturday, December 20, 2014      2 comments

We took Zelda back to the vet last night. He says she can stop her medication and start slowly to go short for walks again. She is only allowed 20 minutes in the morning and 10 in the evening but it's better than nothing. She also has to stay on... Read more
Val's Birthday
Friday, December 19, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday was my friend Val's birthday, her husband organised a surprise party for her. It was at someone's house. As it was being hosted by people we didn't know I felt unable to take food to eat. My worst fears were confirmed almost everything... Read more
Another 12 days of Christmas
Thursday, December 18, 2014      2 comments

TOJOHO2005 posted a blog 12 Days of Christmas Fitness Challenge on Friday, December 05, 2014 I thought this was a great idea and suggested to my daughter Ceri that we do it together. When I came to read it a second time I realised that it is a... Read more
Dipping down
Wednesday, December 17, 2014      1 comments

You may remember my post on December 2 called stepping up about using the structure of my local park to help with my fitness goals. Today I worked out that I could use the benches for body dips so I did four sets of eight reps, this is in additi... Read more
A spoonful of sugar
Tuesday, December 16, 2014      3 comments

My housework rota is considered something of a joke in our house. My refusal not to be totally disorganised doesn't sit well with most of the family (Gareth is the only exception). It's not totally rigid, or I wouldn't do it - I hate doing house... Read more
Viva La difference
Monday, December 15, 2014      1 comments

For the last few days I have seen a pair of Aylesbury ducks on the river bank. I'm assuming that they are a pair as they are the only two in sight and ducks mate for life. I've managed to get really close to them and I can't help work out which ... Read more
Quorn Wellington
Sunday, December 14, 2014      2 comments

If you are looking for something special for vegetarians during the festive season here's a recipe from Gareth's future father-in-law. you need; 1 packet of ready rolled pastry (it doesn't matter if it's puff or shortcrust) 4 Quorn fillets... Read more
Ho ho Ho
Saturday, December 13, 2014      3 comments

today I have been a Santa widow. Yes Bill has spent the day being Santa at Gorse Hill City Farm. He is the chairman of the trustees so it sort of goes with the territory, that and his beard is out of control, some say it is evolving into a total... Read more
News Letters
Friday, December 12, 2014      3 comments

Ever since the kids were little we have sent out a family news letter at Christmas. Once they could writer themselves every one has written their own paragraph to include. This makes it much simpler, all I have to do is write my own paragraph an... Read more
It's a date!
Thursday, December 11, 2014      1 comments

Tonight we've been invited to a Christmas food tasting at a local supermarket. I know there will be loads of unhealthy food to taste. So why go then? You may well ask, the answer is simple we went last year and it was fun to just chat with staff... Read more

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