Denise stood in her kitchen and looked at the table. She well remembered the first time she excitedly came into the kitchen through the door on the side. 33 years ago today. With her young husband and two young children. Full of hope and anticipation. Her daughter, Sunshine was one and her son,Bloggerman was three. It was not … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2012
LIFE IS A JOURNEY
The travel bug struck me late in life. Not for me the student rovings on international trains, backpacking or hostels. I was a working class girl who neither had the desire, experience or opportunity to travel in my youth. Then chronic homesickness, that painful yearning for the familiarity of my own bed whenever I left … Continue reading
LONG QT….my ticking time bomb!
The first time it happened, 35 years ago, Bloggerman was two and a half years old. He ran off with excitement at a fairground at a holiday camp and suddenly disappeared in the crowd.. Later we found that he had collapsed in front of the roundabout and the Fair man, thinking he was dead, in panic, had picked up his … Continue reading
THE PRODIGAL SON RETURNS,.. KILL THE FATTED CALF!
The Christian parable of the Prodigal son, explains …a man had two sons. The younger one took his inheritance and went off to squander it and was lost. The other stayed at home to help his father. One day the younger son returned, broke and repentant and the father called for the “fatted cow” … Continue reading
EUREKA! "We don’t stop playing becuase we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing…
……this is the motto written above the entrance to the National Children’s museum at Halifax. A wonderful interactive world of games, wonder and exploration. Which is not only entertaining for children but for their carers also. Once you have paid the modest entrance fee, this enables you to visit again free for the next year….a very good deal. …My daughter and … Continue reading
EAT, FAST AND LIVE LONG….or more about fasting.
Fascination Horizon programme about aging and the benefits of fasting last night. The Presenter Michael Mosley, looked at the research around longevity and discovered it is all about genes and diet. You can’t do anything about genes but you can adapt your diet. Amazingly he discovered that during the great depression, when people were restricted for food, life expectancy increased by 6 years First he looked … Continue reading
FASTING FOR RAMADAN
0430h. Saturday 4th august 2012. I am joining my Muslim friends today, fasting for Ramadan and will join them to break the fast around 9pm this evening. I have dragged myself out of bed, before the sun rises to eat Suhoor, ..a meal of oats, nuts and banana, egg and turkey rashers and yoghurt with peaches, … Continue reading
NO TIME FOR BLOGGING…
……because I am totally hooked on the London 2012 Olympics. Usually I am a total sportphobe, I find any kind of competitiveness, distasteful and cannot stand the sound of sport commentary. I tried to time my last Paris trip so I would be out of the country,because I have been dreading this for years. Of course I mistimed the trip and … Continue reading
THIS WEEKS FAVOURITE MEALS
Home made bacon chilli cheeseburgers, chips and slaw I love this meal. A slimming world recipe that is better than the real thing. Home made beefburgers are so much nicer than those bought in burger bars and so easy to make. You will never eat a McDonalds again! To make 4 burgers. 500g low fat minced beef. … Continue reading