Thursday, 22 November 2012


Today I am feeling pretty thankful; I have lost 11 lbs in 10 days through a little bit of effort but not much hardship.  I've been a bit grumpy with it but it shows that when I put my mind to it I really can do amazing things.

But by the by, its now the week of my birthday (well in the 7 days leading up to the event) and its a perfect time to take a breath and be a little bit thankful.

So I am thankful for my family - my little home with Pepsi and Goose really does make me happy and I am thankful for the feeling of security and warmth and love I get there.

I am thankful for my true family - whilst I appreciate I will never be thin enough, polished enough or enough for my Ma I know that I am loved and I love and we have each other.

I am thankful for my friends, I miss you and wish we were closer but I am thankful for the long long friendships we have forged and the strength we give each other be that over motorways or seas and land.

I am thankful for my work - it drives me crazy and I get frustrated but I am at the start of something that is amazing and I am lucky to be here.

So I made pie - pumpkin pie - and I am thankful for the opportunity to share it.

Today is a good day.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Countdown (16 days to go)

Yep only 16 days until I turn 40.....gulp.

I thought it didn't bother me, that it was just a number.  However my refusal to organise anything to celebrate and my avoidance of the facts probably should have given me a sign sooner that it does mean something....

So I have drinks organised post work - a little bit of a cop out; do it on a school night so that no one wants to stay out too late or get too lairy etc.

However, I tried on some clothes on Saturday and couldn't fit into anything so I am on a low carb diet for the next 2 weeks in an effort to at least fit into something for my birthday week that doesn't have an elasticated waist!

I am tracking my food intake over here on You Ate How Much? if you want to see my progress (hopefully). I'm hoping that writing it down will make it all very very real.

So I'm off to have a peppermint tea (oh joy).

Sunday, 11 November 2012

NFL London Style

A cold Sunday at the end of October we and 84,000 other NFL fans headed to Wembley to see the St Louis Rams play the New England Patriots.

So the Patriots were expected to win and impress they did - you can see why they made it to the Superbowl last year (even if they didn't win).

American Football can be slow and if you're not a fan can seem very stop start, what with the TV timeouts and all.

We had a great evening and I'm looking forward to he two games next year.

Thursday, 1 November 2012


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