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.
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 »
To be totally honest, we sort of gently slid off the wagon starting late November last year, ably assisted by my birthday, a trip to New York early December, followed by Christmas, New Year and finally my sister’s birthday weekend last week.
Thinking about it, we didn’t so much as slip as sit on the edge of the tailgate bit at the back, holding on by our fingertips, getting jostled around and watching out for any particularly big potholes that could throw us off it completely.
Don’t get me wrong, we didn’t turn into bread, pasta and french fry guzzling monsters – more like discerning nibblers…