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Day 136 - Phone a Friend
Thursday, August 06, 2020      6 comments

I've still been feeling rather bleh today.  Suddenly I'm just so very fed up of this year.   ... Read more
Day 135 - Feeling Low
Wednesday, August 05, 2020      3 comments

But it's OK - I'm dealing with it. Normal service will be resumed in due course. https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=1KrMFJHla4k Bright blessings... Read more
Day 134 - Freebies and Foraging
Tuesday, August 04, 2020      4 comments

The second half of my route to the Retail Park involves walking by the river.  There's a good ten minute stretch chock full of blackberry bushes.  Last time I went over there [a little over two weeks ago], I noticed they were fruiting.  I decide... Read more
Day 133 - The Piling on the Pounds Periodical
Monday, August 03, 2020      3 comments

For some weeks now I've been keeping a record of everything I eat and do in a document on my computer entitled 'The Well Being Journal'.  Considering there doesn't seem to be much 'well being' I think maybe I should rename it The Piling on The P... Read more
Day 132 - Battle of The Brits
Sunday, August 02, 2020      5 comments

As previously mentioned, I've been following the 'Battle of The Brits' tennis tournament this week.  The players were split into two equally weighted teams, The British Bulldogs and The Union Jacks.  60 matches were played over the course of the... Read more
Day 131 - Freezer Jigsaw
Saturday, August 01, 2020      5 comments

I have been playing freezer tetris all year with - 3 freezers ffs.  One of the problems with freezer tetris is you land up with everything in a jumble and not knowing what you actually have, or indeed where anything is.  Having made a tiny bit o... Read more
Day 130 - Not holding my breath but......
Friday, July 31, 2020      4 comments

I commented recently that maybe an answer to my weight loss problems would be to take up swimming again [for the first time in many, many years] but that wasn't possible as the pools are all closed.  Well, today the Welsh Government have announc... Read more
Day 129 - It's life Jim.....
Thursday, July 30, 2020      4 comments

...................but not as we know it. Or to be more precise - Tennis, but not as we know it.  I'm talking about The Battle of The Brits Team Tennis competition. The umpire still sits in his/her chair but there are no ball boys/girls - t... Read more
Day 128 - Cautiously Making Plans
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      3 comments

Very, very cautiously.  After all, I had plans for Easter weekend, The Birthdays, and being Scintillating at Sixty.  Look what happened there!  I ordered my railcard.  £70 for 3 years with approximately a third off every journey [though not duri... Read more
Day 127 - Lumie Love
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      6 comments

Way back in the mists of time, I bought a Lumie alarm clock.  For those of you unfamiliar with the brand, it's one of those 'light' clocks that are designed to make waking [and possibly sleeping] easier.  I never got to try it though because it ... Read more
Day 126 - Inexplicable
Monday, July 27, 2020      8 comments

2 oz lost this week.  Which like last week's gain of 4 oz is kind of negligible.  But also inexplicable.  I had more calories this week plus less walking and exercising.  Doesn't make sense.  I simply don't get it.  I shall keep trying but it is... Read more
Day 125 - Leave me alone
Sunday, July 26, 2020      5 comments

The Ex Worker [?] Friend emailed me last night requesting 'a slight favour'.  Gyms in England are re-opening but he'd left his gym entrance electronic fob on a bunch of keys here seemingly.  Could I possibly send it to him?  A 'please' would hav... Read more
Day 124 - Tomato Envy
Saturday, July 25, 2020      6 comments

Another good long chat with daughter on the 'phone today.  She was very fed up because SIL had unloaded the dishwasher on to the work surface and left it.  Including an old wok. Big deal you may say.  Except it's a brand new hideously expensive ... Read more
Day 123 - My mother's daughter
Friday, July 24, 2020      6 comments

The first time I ever swore in front of one of my parents I went big time.  They both got it and I didn't pussyfoot around with a damn or a ruddy.  I was about 14 at the time.  Mum worked full time, as did my sister by then, and dad did shift wo... Read more
Day 122 - In Training [be warned very possibly TMI]
Thursday, July 23, 2020      4 comments

Those of you who have 'known' me for some time, will perhaps have noticed that when I'm purchasing or trying something new, I like to research into it.  If particular claims are being made, I like to see as much reliable evidence as possible.  Y... Read more

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