Every Day Entry

Blown out of all proportion!

Other than the odd tweet or status update on Facebook I’ve been holding off saying anything about the controversy surrounding Christmas songs such as Fairytale of New York and Baby, it’s Cold Outside. Now though, after a couple of things I’ve read this morning, I feel I need to comment [Read more…]

Every Day Entry

Firsts

While searching through old files on my laptop I found this.  This was the first poem I ever read at Toastmasters.  I remember trying to find a poem I liked but couldn’t chose from the vast array so in the end I wrote my own. One of the things that [Read more…]

Rather Weighty This

*RWT Import* – Overnight Oats

Planning is key to a successful weight loss programme and that doesn’t mean just writing out a shopping list. Sometimes some foods need prepping in advance. As the name suggests Overnight Oats are made the day before and left in the fridge overnight. You can make a few in advance [Read more…]

Blog Entry

Every day is a school day!

I made a discovery at work the other day. For those of you that don’t know I’m currently work a night shift rotation. They last three months and mine will be over in mid-October. As much as I love nights I can’t wait for them to finish as my sleep [Read more…]

Every Day Entry

Great-granny and her rules.

Looking through old files on my computer I found this speech that I gave at Toastmasters.  It was my fourth ever speech. My great-grandmother was a formidable women who was the typical matriarch of her family.  Up until the day she got married she lead a double life.  Her parents [Read more…]

Rather Weighty This

*RWT Import* – The first…

Welcome to my first post. I have decided to ‘out’ myself and body image issues. Some people might say, given my size, it’s understandable I have body image issues but that’s bullshit. I know plenty of people who are bigger than me who love their size. Good for them. I [Read more…]

Random Thoughts

Scheuermann’s Disease

I’ve suffered for years with a bad back.  When I was ten I was diagnoses with something called “Scheuermann’s Disease.” Wikipedia describes it like this: Scheuermann’s disease is a self-limiting skeletal disorder of childhood. Scheuermann’s disease describes a condition where the vertebrae grow unevenly with respect to the sagittal plane; [Read more…]

Every Day Entry

Diary

For a few years now I have kept a handwritten diary and a diary on my phone.  My diary is on every personal device I have. Before I start this entry and what it’s about let me explain something – I’m a massive Apple fan. Nothing you can say is [Read more…]

Writing

Writing 1.2

Day two of the writing course. We had to write words we like and don’t like. I struggled with this as words I don’t like, other than “okey-dokey”, isn’t something I’ve ever really thought of. And I have my reason for not liking okey-dokey. There are some words I like [Read more…]

Writing

Writing 1.1

I’ve started a writing course. It’s called “Couch to 80K” by a guy called Tim Clare. I’ve about five different books started but lack the motivation to finish them. I’m hoping this gives me that. You have to spend ten minutes writing every day. He gives you the exercises and [Read more…]

Random Thoughts

Happy 39th. Again.

It my birthday. I’m 39. Again. Brad and I are going to the beach for the day with the dogs. It’s going to be a lovely day. Because I’m going to remain 39.

Random Thoughts

Stand Up Roller Coasters

I am watching a programme about the ultimate ten thrill rides and the people are talking about how on a “stand-up” roller coaster… you stand up! As the human body is used to being in a seated position when travelling then its huge thrill to be stood up – erm [Read more…]

Random Thoughts

Sometimes…

…I need a little place to vent my thoughts. I’m not looking for comments or validation and I can’t promise any of my thoughts will be justified by anything other than they are mine. Hello. Welcome to my world.

Every Day Entry

Holidays are coming!

Brad and I have booked to got to Spain in June.  It has been too long since we’ve had a holiday.  We’re flying out to meet mom and dad.  I’m not gonna lie I’d much rather we were going on our own but only because it’s been a while since [Read more…]

Every Day Entry

Grandfather Paradox

I love theories around time travel. I don’t think time travel will ever be possible. When I’m asked why one of my answers is that if it was possible someone would have come back and told us. This rebuked with descriptions of how time travel will be so heavily policed [Read more…]

Random Thoughts

First Date Advice

Although I’m not the most romantic person in the world I’d like to think I make a good impression on a first date. As ‘they’ say you only have one chance to make a first impression. I must have done something right as sixteen years after my first date with my [Read more…]