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Don’t Panic

I am typing this whilst listening to the frantic pounding of the keyboard and the rattle of the mint tin as The Husband frantically consults with Prof Google trying to find a solution to the non-working coffee machine.  This is afterI had suggested that he shut the machine…

Paris – day one

We finally arrived in Paris yesterday after a crappy flight from Abu Dhabi (note to self: avoid flying economy in future). All i can say about the second leg of the flight was thank god we’ve both lost 30kg each as if we had another ounce on us…

Au revoir

After almost 10 years of marriage we are finally off to Paris for our honeymoon. I’m plotzing – I’m so excited!. Posted with Blogsy…

Lost dance, found again

A few weeks ago I was listening to a radio interview – can't remember the name of the rock star that was being interviewed, but apparently, like so many rock stars, he went through a period of substance abuse etc, etc. While he was playing at a less…

I should have my head examined

I have gone to the shopping mall twice in the last two days. Yesterday it took me 30 minutes to get into the centre, and then another 10 minutes to find a parking spot. Today it only took me 15 minutes to get in.  Some days I long for…

Respect

The following words come from my son-in-law (with whom, those who know me will confirm, I have had a less than smooth relationship).  In this instance however, he has put forth a thought provoking without being inflammatory concept which is worthy of consideration. "THE 4th “R…

The Holidays & in-laws

It is the holidays. The shops are full of things we really don't need and usually don't want, but will buy anyway. The husband is the hardest of all people to buy for – rarely does he give a hint of what he would like to…

It all started with a spring roll

On Friday I was struck by a craving for a spring roll. You know the kind, full of deep fried badness from the corner chinese takeaway shop. I decided to employ the distraction strategy – I cleaned the spare bedroom. Then I cleaned the bathroom. I am not talking the…

yea, whatever (mired in sloth)

On Aug 31, 2011 I attended my first Weight Watchers @ Work meeting. Since then I've lost 27.1 kg. I'd like to loose 10 kg more …we will see how we go.  When I first joined WW I thought "Oh, great – I…

Things I Should Do (but probably won’t anytime soon)

re-design this blog. It's getting a bit stale.  rethink the content of this blog, which is also getting stale.  Try to figure out a way to tell one of my siblings that maybe if he got off his arse and went to visit our mother…