Sunday, 25 March 2007
Day 73 -28 Here comes the sun!
Dolly Parton was fab last night! I'm not a big Country fan or anything although do like all sorts of music and, with an Irish husband, have to have a certain amount of tolerance for it! I was keen to see her though as she's such a phenomenon! She didn't disappoint. She was such a larger than life character it almost felt as though she wasn't real even though I could see her tiny slim little form on stage in front of me - a most surreal expreience. Of all the live acts I've seen she was the most human and most impressive - even though I wouldn't say her music is my favourite. Her voice is amazing though - really powerful yet pure and the range from full bodied stuff to barely whispering was brilliant.
Anyway we had a good night but I had to drag D home when I crashed at midnight (actually 1am due to the clocks going forward). Why is it that men always want that last pint?? Why can't they see that the evening is over and it would bebetter to end it standing?! Still, it was easier to leave than usual so maybe the training is working!
I've had a really busy day today. Was up early to go for a run with Shelley and actually got there but she cancelled so I gratefully seized on the excuse and came home to catch up with ebay and chores before french. To be honest, after my mega run yesterday I wasn't really looking forward to it and was only going because I'd made an arrangment. Phew!
Then, off to my French tuition. Definitely making progress which is good as we're off to Limoges for the weekend next week! I hope I can manage to book hotel rooms and meals etc. The most useful phrase I've learned so far is " je suis en regime" meaning (you've guessed it) "I'm on a diet"!
Back from french and straight out to meet my friend Jenny and her kids. It was a lovely afternoon and we went for a walk along a stream in Hayfield. Very pretty and relaxed. The kids love Shelagh and she is getting better at paying attention to them. Having not been brought up with kids she is a bit nervous of them (doesn't help that our friends' child (who was old enough to know better) used to bash her across the nose and then they'd wonder why Shelagh growled at her)! Nightmare. Anyway, these kids are great with her and today they really seemed to be playing well together chasing sticks and paddling in the stream in their wellies- idyllic stuff.
Now I'm home, checking on the blogs and running a bath for when D's supper of gammon, egg and chips is ready!! Don't want to have to witness or smell that so the vanilla flavour candles will be out in force!
It's been a good weekend: targets for next week?
Apply for a remortgage so we can get cracking on the loft conversion (all part of the moving to France plan). I have my blood presure check up so hopefully I will be able to look into restarting personal training. The jogging is great but I want to tone up as well. Want to get my arms and bum in good shape!
Then - we're off to La Belle France for the weekend - weird thinking that I won't be able to have any of the normal food goodies I associate with France but it should be good anyway and great to spend time with D away from chores etc.
Have a good 'un and keep on keeping on!!