“I don’t like Mondays”

Hi folks! Imagine if you will, a large wedge of cheese. The thin end was my mood on Monday and the much wider, fatter, tastier end, Friday. I don’t know why or how my brain thinks in strange analogies, but it does. Luckily, today’s is wude. So as Sir Bob once crooned about disliking the whole Monday she-bang (Ed: that’s not a dodgy web site, BTW :-P), so to was I feeling less than chipper. I think it may have been a combination of knowing I had a full week of work ahead, feeling a bit miffed with the diet and also the worry that the anti-dog (Black Dog) tablets were not longer cutting the proverbial mustard. Hmm, another food reference. […]

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“I graduated from the Universty of Life
and the school of hard knocks, sir”

Hi, September already huh? How time flies. I’ve picked the last of the blackberries in the garden and the apple trees are looking good. I must resist the urge to make a giant pie, though. That would undo all the good work with the diet. (Ed: Don’t think of yummy, yummy chocolate!) The latter – the diet that is, not the choccy – is going okay and the additional walking means I’m feeling a lot fitter too. I’ve lost a few pounds, but mainly I seem to have toned up in certain areas. Still, better that than no progress at all. I also decided on a spot of shopping as I’d seen a couple of nice dresses on Dorothy Perkins’ […]

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“Panic on the streets of London,
Panic on the streets of Birmingham.”

Hi there, How’s things? For those of you in the UK, I hope that you’ve not been caught in any of the fallout from the looting. Yes, I did saying looting; IMO it’s not a protest when you’re taking goods from shops or setting fire to buildings…. while people are in them. Compared to London and other major cities, Nottingham wasn’t too badly affected. Yes, there was a fire bomb attack on a police station – note that it was a small community office, which no doubt made it seem like an easy target. Luckily, no-one was hurt and arrests were made. I honestly don’t know what the attackers were thinking. Perhaps like a lot of people, I wonder how sections […]

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“I miss the catch if they throw me the ball”

Hi, A night out with friends was just what I needed to rechage the proverbial batteries. It was, of course, time for a party at Chams. In days of yore, it would have been Cream on the Green, but with the ever present risk of the British Monsoon, plus the descending horde of bluebottles (Ed: Flies? Chavs of the insect world!), we decided not to risk it. I arrived early as per and put a few tables out before heading upstairs to get changed. I had the laptop with me, a track list planned and an outfit. It was almost as if I was sorted. Talking of which, the Black Dog remains on his (or her?) summer holidays and the […]

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“Pack up your troubles,
Get your old grin back.”

Howdy, Back on to the grindstone eh? Ahh, that first week back at work. While it was good to catch with workmates, I can’t say I relished the early mornings. Well, I say early, but to me, any time before 10am I class as early. Too much of a night owl I guess. Hopefully your return to work – maybe it was earlier? – hasn’t been too fraught. I think I’m getting back into the swing of things. The collection of Xmas choccies is slowly disappearing, clearly that’s not helping the extra curves (Ed: she means fat) I seem to have developed. If my backside gets any bigger, I won’t need the padding at this rate 😉 Sadly, the weight […]

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