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 »

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Crikey! The Versatile Blogger Award…!

Well, there I was last Friday,  reading through posts from blogs I subscribe to when blow me down!  What did I see but the name of my blog in the list of blogs nominated by Joes Primal Scream!  Thanks Joe!  (By the way Joe, the first two words of my reply were written whilst I was in shock 🙂 )

A feeling of mild panic set in shortly after.

There are a few rules that go with receiving the reward, two of which are that I’m to:

  • nominate up to 15 blogs that I’ve recently found or follow, picking ‘blogs or bloggers that are excellent’ – ok, that’s relatively easy – I’ve found (and in quite a few cases, am now following) some brilliant blogs over the past few weeks!
  • tell the person who nominated me (and obviously anyone who reads this post) 7 things about myself that they don’t already know from my blog. The one that caused the mild panic…

(If you want to know anymore about it, here’s a link to The Versatile Blogger Award site).

Arrrghhhh!!!! Seven….?????

So, with my trusty blog ideas notebook within easy reach for when inspiration struck, I sat down and desperately tried to think of humorous things to tell you about me – well things you might find funny anyway – ready for when I put my post together on Monday.   After several glasses of cava and eventually hearing my bed calling to me, I’d only managed to write down two, neither of which are remotely funny (sigh).  It’s now Monday and I’m desperately trying to think of the other five…

Ok Jacquie, don’t panic…Let’s do the ‘easy’ one first! The nominations!

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