Percy Thrower Eat Your Heart Out…!

My list of things to do since going back to work is growing…

Not the daily chores type list – well sort of I suppose, as these things have a cause and effect relationship…

Such as the fact that I need to go the garden centre to get our bedding plants.  We have a courtyard type garden – no grass, just nice paving which suits us fine – we had grass when we first moved in and hated mowing…  Spring hadn’t quite ‘sprung’ that last month I was off – in fact it ‘exploded’ after I found I’d got an interview – typical huh! 🙂

We’ve got a nice mature-ish raised bed which doesn’t really need anything more in there – apart from maybe a planter or two with some Read the rest of this entry »


So Much To Do…So Little Time…!

Well I’ve pretty much failed miserably at keeping up to my blog this past week or so…

I’m caught between feeling a little guilty at not meeting my Post A Week challenge and keeping my ‘followers’ engaged, and not having a great deal of time to craft a ‘good’ post…So this one comes with a built-in apology and warning – this post is potentially quite boring and only proves that I’m just like every other working woman, I’ve got a lot to fit in each week to keep the wheels on wagon!

I started a new contract on Tuesday (wahoo!) which has obviously tossed my ‘lots of free time on my hands’ schedule out of the Read the rest of this entry »


Here we go again…

Yet again we’ve got the ‘red meat is bad for you’ media circus about a new Harvard study that’s been published.

There’s one thing for sure – it’ll sell papers, be on the telly, get hits on news sites and basically be scaring the bejesus out of people.   I’m pretty sure this ‘news story’ is going viral as I type due to the amount of links suggested by Zemanta.   I’ve also just searched ‘red meat’ on Twitter and yup – quite a few tweets about it (100+ new ones in the past minute) – some are hilarious actually  (I’m going to retweet some of them 🙂 )    I’m also readying myself for comments from people (which can be pretty much ‘in your face’ ) when I put certain foods in my shopping trolley / on my plate / in my mouth over the next few weeks… (I’m actually quite thankful I’m NOT working at the moment as I would have stopped eating my lunch in public based on the types of Read the rest of this entry »


Meet Tess – My Trusty Typhoon Trolley!

This is Tess, my Trusty Typhoon Trolley (bag on wheels)!

Tess is a the newest member of my ‘move more’ campaign team, working alongside ‘Morty Marvellous Merrell’ (walking shoes), my longest-serving member and an absolute trooper – especially when it comes to pounding the streets in New York,  and ‘Greta Gorgeous Gore-Tex’ (jacket).  Greta joined the team last year when I lost enough weight to need a new coat, and my old one no longer repelled water…as I found out last April in New York when I got SOAKED.

"Tess...Everyone - Everyone...Tess"

I found Tess on a great UK website called ‘Shopping Trolleys Direct‘ – they have some great discounts on there!

If you’ve read any of my other posts, you’ll have seen that I’m doing more of my food shopping locally, via our wonderful markets here in Leeds, which usually means carrying around 10-15lbs of various cuts of meats and fresh vegetables.  This isn’t great for my elbows, wrists, hips or lower back, which end up shrieking in pain at me, but rather than being deterred by this, I thought I’d invest in Read the rest of this entry »


Tibidabo Aeroplane – Barcelona

Tibidabo Aeroplane

Mike took this photo a couple of years ago on a visit to Tibidabo Amusement Park in Barcelona, using the ‘Colour Select’ feature on his Canon camera.  It’s one of my favourite photographs.

It’s a replica of the airplane that made the first flight between Barcelona and Madrid, was inaugurated in 1928, and is one of the few original rides left in the park.

Errr...that's a LONG way down...

I couldn’t pluck up the courage to go on a ’round trip’… Part of its circuit is out over the edge of Tibidabo mountain (at 512 meters it’s the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola) and trust me it was a LONG way down… Made me have a bit of a funny turn just looking over the edge!  Yes I know its probably very securely attached – in fact it’s been securely attached since its inaguration in 1928 (actually that doesn’t make me feel any better about it…), but no way no how was I climbing in and trusting that my added weight might not be that pound too far…!

Children continue to love it though which is all that matters!

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