Monday, 27 September 2010


It is cold and damp today, the heating is on  and I am still cold.
It is grey, dark and miserable, September has not lived up to it's promise.
September and October are my favourite months but September has let me down.
Let's see how October does.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

The Sublime to the Ridiculous


The original case, the new case, then both together!!
Erm, travelling light ain't easy!!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Saturday Evening

Sat watching X Factor with my man after a really lovely day.
We just found out our suitcases are too
And thats with planning on travelling light.
Oh well back to the drawing board...

Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday Evening

Another week gone never to be seen again.......

Strangely a weekend ahead with nothing planned??
It has been a long, long time since we had a weekend like this.
Might start sorting clothes for our holiday,
I swore I would not take too many clothes but now
I am beginning to panic as to taking too few.

I now know I will DEFINATELY be seeing two of my favourite bloggers.
to say I am excited it a bit of an understatement. To meet blog friends for real
has got to be amazing and I cannot wait.

I have some questions:

1. What all American experience do you recommend we try?
2. Do Dunkin Donuts still to a Cinnammon Roll?
3. My husband wants to eat at a diner at least once, any recommendations?
4. What shouldn't we miss in Boston?
5. What shouldn't we miss in New York?
6. Any scrapbooking stores you recommend?

There will be more questions over the next three weeks, but if you have any idea's as to what we can do, I would be delighted to hear from you.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

Have a Fabulous Weekend

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Insomnia Is Back,....

I cannot catch my sleep and I feel quite nauseous.
What is the secret of a decent night'a sleep?
All answers on a postcard to:

Sleepy She
Shoebox 31

Monday, 20 September 2010

Excitement is Growing

Four pounds lost:)
Contentment found;)

Excitement is quietly growing.
Everything was checked at the weekend:

Flights booked
Passports renewed
Visa's obtained
Hotels booked
Car booked
Insurance sorted
Cark parking booked
Clothes being sorted at the weekend.
It's growing, it is definately growing.
Can you feel it?
Can you hear it?

I have bee preoccupied these past few days and not visiting blogs, but will catch up during the week.
Just need confirmation now that I will be seeing some favourite bloggers on my travels.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Love It

                       If you want others to be happy,
                        practice compassion.
                    If you want to be happy,
                       practice compassion.

                                   Dalai Lama

Friday, 17 September 2010

Happy Friday:)

Hey I have lost THREE pounds since Sunday!!!
Guess who is a Very Happy Bunny?
Healthy eating and walking:)
I don't weigh myself daily, just once a week.
But this morning I felt lighter (Do you get days like that?)
So I nipped on the scales and got a lovely surprise.
I will weigh again on Sunday and see if I can get another number.

Have a Great Weekend.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Thank You Deb

I am the very luck recipient of this Delicious award
From the lovely Deb

The Rules for Eligibility are:
1. Answer the question,
"If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
2. Pass on to six people and inform them of the award.

Oh boy what a question, I have thought long and hard about this over the past couple of days. There is a lot in my past life I would have changed, but then would I be where I am now if I had changed even the slightest  choice, direction or action?  Life is a journey, yes I know it's a cliche' but it is true. The journey takes many road's, detour's, hold ups.  It can be short, long or epic. I am on a long journey that has had several detours,disasters and delights. A journey that has improved along the way, the roads getting smoother and clearer the older I get. The road to being the me I am now had been a long and difficult one, it has been suggested by several people I should write a book, maybe one day I will, but probably not. But I am rambling one and not getting to the change I would have made.

The change would have altered my life so much I would be a completely different woman right now.
I would change the huge inferiority complex and low self esteem I have had from childhood.

Oh to have had a Fairy Godmother who could have waved her Magic Wand and given me the confidence to live life rather than live in the shadow's of other's. But instead I had to wait for a shy Scottish man to come into my life eight years ago, to save my life and show me I am not such a bad person. Our meeting and subsequent relationship is a story on it's own. He is my rock and I thank God every day for him.

Now how can I choose six bloggers to share this lovely award. Hmmm....

3. Anne
6. Erin

These are all women who make me smile, make me think, make me look for them each day.  I may not comment on their blog each time I visit, but I always take something away.  Thank you ladies. 

Deb  always gives me food for thought on two levels, my relationship with food and my spiritual struggle.
I love the sense of community, support and frienship here, therefore will always treasure my blog friendships.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Progressing Steadily

I went for a review with my doctor today and both of us are happy with my progress.  We had such a laugh together that my husband who was waiting outside in the waiting room, asked if he really is my I am feeling much better and back to being myself, I won't say normal, what is normal? 

My Thirty Day's is working out well, I did a fair amount of walking in Scotland, ate some delicious food and saw some fabulous folk, Kari and her beau being just a couple of them.  The reading needs working on, but I am spending time in the silence and praying and meditating. Feeling stronger mentally and emotionally and spiritually as the time goes by. I have been lurking of late and not commenting on many blogs, this has been deliberate, but I will be getting back into the swing of things and enjoying this wonderful community.

I have received an award from a lady who is such an inspiration to me.  I will be posting about the award and the lovely Deb tomorrow.

I mentioned Ralph's photo's yesterday.Have a look  here

Monday, 13 September 2010

Finn the Beautiful Boy.

Lancaster Bomber
The Harrier
The Typhoon the plane my husband works on.
The Fabulous Red Arrows
More Red Arrows
Fabulous Red Arrows
Red Arrows

The Eyes of Power!!

A wonderful weekend, great experience's, fabulous people.
Loved Every Moment...even the rain!!

You should see my husband's photo's they are Amazing!!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Taking Time Out

I'm taking time out, we are going up to Bonnie Scotland tomorrow for four days. It will be good to get way, break stupid cycles and negative thoughts.I am looking forward to spending the day with Kari on Saturday at the RAF Leauchars Air Show. Do you know she does Extreme Spinning at the top of mountians now?

The friendship and comaraderie here in Blogland is totally TOTALLY amazing.You lift me up and carry me forward, even if I am kicking and screaming. I am so glad you are there, I am so blessed you are there.

When we get back hopefully I will be:
Rested, emotionally and mentally.
Motivated physically ( the walking up there is wonderful)
Inspired by the gorgeous Kari
I do know that one way or another I will be kicking  butt....MINE!!!

I will be back....

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Thank You

I don't deserve you.
I am so emotional right now I cannot write,  you beautiful angels out there are totally wonderful.

Thank you so very much xxx

Monday, 6 September 2010

That Was the Weekend That Was.....

The wedding was beautiful, the bride and groom were gorgeous, the venue was delightful. The food both, the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet was delicious.  It was a perfect day, almost...

For me two things spoilt it for me.
Number one was me, big, fat, yucky me, when I saw the photo's my husband took I was devastated. I looked fat, frumpy and old!!  I knew the weight I have lost had started creeping back, but it must have stampeded this past week!!

Number two was Phil getting drunk after promising Trish he would not, therefore breaking her heart yet again. Why people who profess to being friends of both of them, who know the problems Phil has with alcohol.  Insist on buying him pint after pint, I am dumbfounded at this behaviour and don't know who was to blame, the people who plied him with drink or Phil for drinking himself into oblivion.

My heart is heavy for Trish and for me, Trish has no control over Phil, but I should have control over me, my weight and what I put in my body.  So what have I done today? I have stuffed my face until I feel sick, I am disgusted with me, disgusted with Phil.  What am I to do?  I am seriously thinking of leaving Blogland.  I am sick of writing about being a failure, you must be sick of reading my crap.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Happy Weekend

Happy Weekend, hope the sun shines on you.

We are off to Leanne and Leigh's wedding on Anglesey tomorrow, looking forward to spending some good times with really great friends.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Erm...It's Thursday I Think???

It is isn't it? Thursday?  The day's are just running away and it is getting ridiculous how fast the time is passing. I have had a good day today, had a great day yesterday.  September does me the world of good, but I have got my dates mixed up.  It is my sisters birthday tomorrow and Phil's too (Trish's husband) and their birthday cards are still here:(  That is not like me, I am always on time with cards, well as far as Royal Mail will let me be on time that is...

My thirty day plan is doing ok so far, early days but I am hopeful.  We are off to a wedding on Saturday, Trish's granddaughter Leanne, my god daughter is getting wed. Hopefully I will make wise choices, but if I don't it is not a problem. I just want to enjoy the day, with some very special people.

I received my hamper last night from the great giveaway on The English Kitchen  Thank you Marie is is delightful, it is sat on our tv table tormenting us.  I have a plan for it, that needs some tweeking. I will let you know what happens to it...

Good Night God Bless.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Thirty Day's Hath September

My favourite month of the year, September hails my favourite season of the year. Autumn is a wonderful season, the light, the colour's, the smell's are all so mellow. I could talk about how much I love this time of the year for hour's, but I have not got the hour's and I do not wish to bore you anyway...

Today I am starting a Thirty Day Renewal for me, Heart, Body and Soul.
A gentle easy path back to fitness, small challenge's, fun challenge's, happy challenge's.

Eating good natural, wholesome food.
Walking thirty minutes a day.
Meditating thirty minutes a day.
Reading thirty minutes a day.
Creating thirty minutes a day.
Little bite size piece's to build up to where I was a few month's ago.
Not setting any target's, just easing in to the good stuff I deserve.