Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I'm feeling like a fat little piglet after yesterday. I'm sure I didn't really need to eat everything I laid my eyes on- but I did. We've been having lots of fun today with my new pressie- a tomtom!. One of those global positioning systems. I'm hopeless ( or rather- very good) at getting lost. Today sexy richard told us where to go and when to turn. Irish sean was a dead loss and gave up on us but down to earth aussie ken/kevin ( not sure exactly) was patient and just kept giving us other options when we ignored his advice. lol- we are such children here!!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
My left foot is still battling plantar fasciitis and now my right foot is battling with maybe having something in it!! I trod on something in the kitchen on Wednesday and although it doesn't look as though anything is in it and the doctor doesn't think there is either- it's still mega sore!!! I'm a mess of hobbling feet! The doctor said the only way to be really sure is to inject anaesthic and have a jolly good look- eeekkkkk- I'm such a baby when it comes to pain (he says it's character building!!) Meanwhile I'll just try to ignore my lower limbs.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I don't miss that part but I do miss being busy throughout my day. I find that gym work is spasmodic with lots of cancellations from clients especially at this time of year. Next year I think I might do some study of some sort. I've been looking into fitness courses or I could seriously think about a doctorate! Perhaps combining disability and fitness. I considered this some years ago but could never come up with a suitable 'question' to research!! Anybody got any suggestions????
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Hmmmmm- interesting update here- well I thought it was interesting!. Decided I would show anyone who was interested the progress of those pots I planted earlier in the year. I'm very impressed at how this one has progressed- see below! However, when I got the old photo on the screen I realised that ONE OF MY POTS IS MISSING!!! A hunt is required ! Perhaps that can be my next w/e job. Sad thing too- the edge of the cat in the 'before ' pic is 'bad cat' who disappeared while we were away- presumably to go to a better place as she was very old. I still wonder if she will one day appear in the driveway.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
This may look like the latest object of torture but hopefully it will be my key to getting back to running! A night splint! What a glamorous item of clothing this will be! Apparently it helps to keep the tendons and muscles stretched and this is going to help! I know it is!!!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Onto Vienna now! The inside of the Spanish Riding School where all the action was about to happen. A most glorious show of dressage - I just loved it. We had 3 days of horsey things here. A tour of the stables, a presentation of training methods and then the grand show. I have a very patient husband!!
And now to Port Douglas!!! This is me running through Mossman Gorge. I always run here and sore foot or not I was determined to run. It hurt like hell afterwards but was definitely well worth the pain!!
Friday, November 16, 2007
On the left- a cottage in Cambridge area. Lots of these everywhere! 10 mins outside a big industrial town and you come across these really quaint villages
Below- the park where we scattered half of our parents ashes. We grew up in Wales ( I was only 5 when we left) and apparently we used to go to this beautiful park. Mum's wish was to be scattered here so this prompted the trip. Both parents died within 8 days of each other over Christmas 2005 and so it seemed fitting to scatter both their ashes here. ( still got half of them in Australia) A very moving event and a feeling of completion to some extent.
Can't resist the horses can I? This is the post being delivered daily to Buckingham Palace. All this pomp and ceremony!!!
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
1. Mother- in - law is now out of hospital
2. Dog has been vaccinated for his trip to the kennels ( and he was SUCH a good boy:)))
3. We have our 'Return Entry Visas' so us aliens can actually come back to Aus!
4. I've had a haircut
5. My phone is now on international roaming
6. I've requested a new credit card as my old one looks as though it is about to die
phew....there are still heaps of things to do though- wax, pedicure (lol- we are baring out toes at the end of the trip in sunny Port Douglas), car hire, insurance etc etc etc.
Sometimes the list looks endless!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Had a great workout yesterday and now I'm paying for it! Every part of me hurts!! Yeah- even that damned foot!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Jobs I’ve Held: Personal trainer, teacher, fruit picker, factory worker, car washer
.Movies I Can Watch Over & Over: Pretty Woman, Somewhere in Time, Love Actually, Dirty Dancing
My Guilty Pleasures: Drinking coffee , eating choc chip muffin and reading in a shopping centre, drinking coffee, eating cookies and reading at McDonalds, sitting and eating ( while reading) Darrell Lea liquorice allsorts- and so the list goes on!!! oops...forgot the smarties!!
Places I have lived: Wales, Melbourne
Shows I enjoy: House, Boston Legal, (very softly.....Idol) and (very very softly...Model - or something like that- the creepy American show with whatshername choosing a top model
.Places I Have Been on Holiday: All states, Port Douglas, Apollo Bay (Vic) New Zealand, Britain, Austria, Prague, USA and Canada
Favorite Foods: Chocolate and liquorice
Websites I Visit Daily: I don't daily
Body Parts I Have Injured: all those running bits- knees, feet, etc. Nothing else of major proportions
.Awards I’ve Won: Under 17 athletics, ummmm...don't think anything else
Nicknames You’ve Been Called: lindy, linna and linny ( by my mum)
People to tag- come on-- take up the challenge!!!!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
As to fitness this past week- well it's been zilch! And that's all I can say about that.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
In all- it was a good afternoon. Lots of kids, food, drink and nice people.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Phew- feels heaps better now. I'll keep icing and stretching and going easy on it until the frustration builds again!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
1. I was born in Wales and came out here when Iwas 5.
2. I have 2 sisters and am the youngest.
3. I have been mad on horses since I was about 8 but didn't get one til I was 22.
4. I met my husband when I was 15- we got married when I was 21.
5. We want to move to northern qld for at least a year- he would like it to be forever!
6. We have two children and two little granddaughters- all of which would make moving away forever really hard to do- if not impossible
7. This is the best time in my life- so far
I think most other people on here have been tagged so I'll just leave it at that!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Oh dear! Let loose in the bookshop again! This time this post is for my sister Judy who reads this just to see what I'm up to!
Ok Judy - what is the capital of
Ethiopia? Angola? Madagascar? and Congo? lol
Email me your answers!
this harks back to our childhood when we shared a bedroom and a wall chart of the world, flags and capital cities. We used to test each others knowledge of capital cities just before we went to sleep. lol
Friday, June 08, 2007
Two Borders book vouchers for my birthday = SIX BOOKS??????? Not likely!! This is what happens- I tootle into borders grasping my vouchers in my hot little hands and there I am confronted by an array of books that I HAVE to have! So- the book vouchers have lured me in and now I am a captive but much poorer audience! lol
Can you notice a 'theme' here- apart from the obvious outsider on the right!
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday etc etc etc!!
Had a lovely day today ( the day before my birthday- it is really on friday 1st day of winter!)
Met my two sisters for lunch and look at all the goodies I got! A definite horsey theme occuring here! Notice the liquorice allsorts while you can- they won't last!
I am now the grand old age of 55!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Went to the physio today about my foot. He told me to swim! I moaned and told him I find it tooooooo hard. He looked at me squarely and said he wasn't giving any sympathy and to wear the longer flippers so I could do more lengths! All I wanted was for him to cluck sympathetically and offer me a cup of tea! Fat chance!!!
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Day 1 is over for this challenge and I achieved the exercise part of it- the eating part we won't discuss at the moment!!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Okay- Day 1 starts tomorrow! lol- heard that before!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Had the best morning today. I do a regular computer class and , at the moment, am struggling through Excel. It was assessment time and I actually was able to create a formula!!! YAAAAAHHHHHH ME!!! I am so bad at mathematical things so this was a real coup!
For anyone who reads the Womens fitness and health magazine- debstar and I crack a mention in it too! Our pearls of wisdom are sprouted on page 66!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
This is what is going to grace our lounge room once we work out how to assemble it! As I can't run at the moment and am therefore having panic attacks at getting too fat- we decided that maybe an exercise bike was the way to go. The only prob is - I'm totally crap at bike riding- whether it be stationary or moving. I struggle at the gym to do 20 mins ( the other day there was a program about how to catch a guy- so I lasted 30 mins on that occasion) Anyway I'll try and build up some cycling fitness. I fitness is very activity specific. I swim for 300 meters and I'm totally wrecked. I could run ( when I had two good feet) for 10km and still look for more. I cycle for 5km and I think I've just about done a marathon!! The main challenge with this bike will definitely be the assembling- should be in for an interesting few days!! Might learn some new words.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Did an extremely decadent thing on Friday- went to the movies at 10.40AM!!! Had an offer from my middle sister that was too good to refuse. So- the three of us ( and one other fellow morning movie goer) saw the 'History Boys'. Not a movie I probably would have chosen to see- but I just loved it. Not the usual glitzy hollywood hype- more alternative I guess. Would thoroughly recommend it.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
We are also starting the 12 week challenge at the gym this week - I think. Should be a good week!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I have since calmed down, made some more soup on site, done my swim and booked the car in for a steam clean on Monday. I;ve also vacuumed it and scooped some more and it now looks vaguely like a car again. Oh.... and by the way......the smarties were delicious!!!
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Spent some part of today doing house work. A deadly task but unfortunately very necessary. So.... you may be wondering where this charming display comes in??? Well......in tidying the kitchen bench I came across another box of horse goodies that I hadn't put away. It was BEGGING to be played with!!!! The jumps are the latest addition, only I couldn't play with just the jumps so the horses had to come out, plus the fencing and finally the dressage ring. Then hubby got into the act and was flying around the jumps!!! Needless to say the house is still in a mess!
Friday, April 20, 2007
NOW- I've discovered a great help- VALERIAN- herbal rememdy which aides sleep and relaxation. Getting much better sleep and feeling better for it.
Hahaha- this is such a boring entry- you probably won't need the valerian after looking at it!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
whoooowhooooo! The second pic of my time on the Gold Coast. At this rate I'll have posted them all by Christmas! If you've checked out debstars blog you'll will now realise that I'm not the only one who can do two things at once!!. She got me standing here and then told me what I was doing!
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
This is my reliving my childhood fantasies!!! Went away on the weekend and saw a wonderful equestrian display. Couldn't resist so bought the horse, rider, fences and accessories. Don't ask me what I'm going to do with all this but maybe a display like you have model railways?
I sent a similar pic to a friend who thought it was ME on the horse and that I'd done a spot of riding on this weekend!! Perhaps she needs glasses!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Damn it!! Why didn't anyone tell me that gardening is just like house work!!! As soon as you do it someone comes along and undoes it! First it was the dog deciding that what I actually had done was create a nice clear place for him to lie in all this heat. Then the birds decide that I've raked the leaves so they can then have a playground in them. And now all the weeds are having a field day growing back again!!! Perhaps I should concrete it all and paint it green!! Grrrr.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
This week I start the gym shifts without shadowing anyone- that's right- all on my own ( with the other staff around of course!) On one hand I'm really looking forward to it but there's also the part that says- new things- terror!!! lol