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On my wedding day in the marquee (tent) 2007: Laughing at one of our best man's jokes

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My favourite kids' character: Paddington Bear

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I'm interested in having a healthier lifestyle for myself and my children (toddler baby girl and another baby due this October).

I'm vegetarian and I live in London but, normally, my job takes me around Europe. And for 5 years I was on long-haul routes around the world. Fitting a healthy veggie diet & regular exercise regime between hotels, flights & home-life is a challenge!

If you need (or have) any advice on healthier long-haul travels come and join the 'jet-lag club' team.

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It''s to enjoy each step along the way." Wayne Dyer

"You must be the change you wish to see." Gandhi

Member Since: 9/29/2006

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My Goals:
I would like to be healthier and fitter.

My Program:
Since joining SP I've drunk more water, cut down on fat and sugar content and eaten little and often. I've been focusing on whole grains, veggies, fruits and veggie protein. When I get the chance I love salsa dancing.

Personal Information:
I'm 39 and live in the UK with my husband and daughter.

I usually travel a great deal but I'm currently grounded with 2nd baby on the way.

I'm enthusiastic, serious, thoughtful, determined and happy!

I'm interested in travel, the environment, languages, sociology, South African wine, vegetarian cooking, third world development, current affairs, human rights, the performing arts, London, health, gardening, wildlife, architecture, geomorphology, plate tectonics, Tudor and Renaissance history, games like Risk, random knowledge gained from wikipedia....

I'm a unitarian with an anglican background who believes in religious tolerance i.e. 'live and let live'. I dislike arrogance, selfishness and radical religious fundamentalism. I take an interest in the influences of religion and politics on our world.

Other Information:
My favourite diet-friendly foods: Spinach salad, stuffed peppers, grilled aubergines (egg-plant), spicy lentils, porridge (oatmeal), berry smoothies, ryvita crackers, yoghurt, Quorn chilli mince, carrot sticks and hummus. See for veggie inspiration!

Best holidays (vacations): The desert sand dunes of Namibia, New Zealand's lush south island, the stunning Canadian Rockies.

My favourite city trips: Lively Hong Kong, vibrant Mexico City, historic Rome and cultural Edinburgh.

My dream destinations: The Maldives, Yosemite national park, the Galapagos islands and Morocco's Atlas mountains.

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  • v PAULINE1123

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the
    2356 days ago
    I think of you from time to time. I don't come on Sparkspeople very often anymore as I am usually traveling or working. There are other leaders for the Love to Travel team now.
    I'll wave to you as I near the UK as I am leaving in a few hours to visit my daughter. Her husband was transferred to Londonso I guess I'll be visiting there more often. The grandchildren are now 5 and 6 years old. Time flies!
    3296 days ago
    So glad to see you are back!
    I'm going to be traveling more than ever now that I have retired from full time. On Feb 5 we are headed to Australia/New Zealand for a month.

    Be well and I hope to see you soon.
    3922 days ago
    Thanks for joining Eagles Wings, could you please bless us with a good vegan recipe for those of us on the Eagles Wings team who would like to try it ? Brie
    3974 days ago
    I just read in the Love to Travel team that you were in New Zealand. I'm going to be there in March for our honeymoon. Would you be willing to share some tips and tricks for us? Thank you!!
    4006 days ago
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