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Monday, 26 March 2012

A Beautiful Wedding

The Bride and Groom
On Saturday we went to Newcastle to see our niece being married. She was a stunning bride. She looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress; it brought tears to my eyes as I watched her walk down the aisle with her father.  You see, I still think of her as the little girl who came to spend all one summer with us when we lived in the south of England.  I guess I always will.

I should add here that the groom was handsome and looked very smart in his black suit. The sun shone down on them making it a really perfect day.  They both looked so happy.

The wedding cake - all four tiers - was heart-shaped. It looked so lovely, it seemed such a shame to cut into it. After a delicious meal, we all danced the night away to a great band. Yes, I was up there on the floor with the rest of them.  Thankfully my poorly leg had healed.

I had a wonderful time, but I was shattered on Sunday morning. We spent the night at the hotel, therefore we didn't need to take the long drive back to Kelso, but I would love to have lain in bed just a little longer. We also lost an hour, as the clocks sprung forward on Saturday night.

However, I am fully recovered now and raring to go! I wonder if she would like to have the same thing all over again next week!!

It only remains for to wish the Bride and Groom all very best wishes for their life together.

I hope you had a good weekend


Thursday, 22 March 2012


All this weight loss is making my chin sag. Anybody got any good suggestions of how to get rid of my sagging chin. There is no way I want to look like a turkey!!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Better Late Than Never :-)

I'm a little late with my blog this week. Though I had the exciting news that I had lost another 2lb in weight last week, I didn't really have anything else to tell you all. Not that you are all sitting there with baited breath, waiting for me to say something. Nevertheless, it's better if I have something to blog on about than nothing.

Anyway, yes, I lost another 2lbs last week, which brings the total so far to 17lbs lost since Jan 8th, the day I signed up with Weight Watchers. My other piece of news is that I went shopping yesterday and I bought a DRESS.  Okay, I can hear you all saying, 'so what?'  Well for me to buy a dress is a big thing and must mean that the lumps and bumps that appear when I usually wear a dress must be beginning to disappear.  Usually I wear a skirt so that I can pull the top over the skirt to hide the bits that try to push their way out.   So you see, yesterday was certainly a red letter day.

Thursday evening, we are off to a friend's house. Several of the neighbours will be there, so it should be a fun evening. And then on Saturday, we are going to my niece's wedding. So all in all, this is turning out to be a good week. And to top it all, the weather has been beautiful. Only hope it lasts until the weekend.

I do hope you are all having a good week,


Monday, 12 March 2012

Weight and Other Things

Everything seemed to be rolling along quietly last week. Nothing special happened. My husband had a few hospital appointments, bits and pieces day came and went and I spent forty minutes a day on the Wii in an effort to help by body shed some weight. So, like I said, everything was rolling along smoothly - at least is was until Friday afternoon. It was when I set up the Wii for my free step routine that the trouble began.

I decided that I would try to put a little more effort into the steps. Therefore when I had to take a step backwards, I extended my leg further back than normal. Okay, usually that is no big deal, surely a longer stride should simply have meant more exercise. However, on Friday it was a very big deal! As I my foot went on the floor and I straightened my leg, I felt (and heard) a pop, this was followed by a rush of pain down the leg. Oh my goodness how it did hurt. I could hardly walk and had to flop down into a chair. I have spent most of the weekend sitting around. Thankfully I had a pair of slippers with a small wedge on the heel, which meant I could get around the house when necessary. The same applied to my shoes, so I did manage to get out for lunch with some friends yesterday.

Today it is a little better and after corresponding with my doctor, we have come to the conclusion I might have torn a calf muscle. So be warned out there, do not try to over-reach yourself.

As far as my weight is concerned, I lost another pound last week, so I have now lost 15lbs. A bit disappointing after losing two pounds the previous week, but it could have been worse - I could have put a pound on.

Changing the subject entirely, my novel, The Trojan Project, is still awaiting publication in the USA. However, the good news is that it should happen in June of this year. So please everyone, keep looking out for it. It is already on the Website as coming soon, so hang in there.

Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing, (but don't overdo it)


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Yippee!! More Weight Lost!!!

Exciting news this morning! When I crept onto the scales I found I had lost 2lb last week. Yes, two whole pounds. This means I have now lost 1stone.  I would have liked this to have happened, say, a couple of weeks ago, but it hung on until today.  Nevertheless, I am delighted as it means I am on the downward slope, so lookout you slim guys down there, because here I come!!

The rest of the week has been quiet, in a busy sort of way. If that is possible! I went to Newcastle on Wednesday and had a wonderful, if not tiring, day. Thursday, my husband had an appointment at the hospital, not the one with the hard seats, no this one was our local General Hospital, where they have a few sofas dotted around the ground floor. Very comfy.  I also had to have a chest x-ray, though it wasn't for anything serious - at least I hope not. Big gulp, here and fingers crossed.  Friday turned out to be bits and pieces day, because the computers were out of action at the post office on Thursday and, finally, Saturday was coffee morning at our social club. So you see, there was something going on every day, though nothing to make your socks roll up and down or my tights, for that matter.

Today, Sunday, is proving to be a quiet day. Though it shouldn't have been. We should have been going to the coast for lunch. However, as it was snowing when I pulled the curtains this morning, the whole thing was cancelled until the sun shines again. Hopefully that won't be too long in happening. So I think I will curl up with the book I am reading at the moment - Heartstone by CJ Sansom.

Enjoy your day whatever you decide to do.