Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sheffield Wednesday

Yeah, I know most of you won't be bothered about reading this post but now, just before the game starts, I just wanted to record that thrill of excitement and anticipation. We've had a great start to the season - 6 games unbeaten - and for the first few years in a while, it is great being a Wednesday fan. We're doing it the right way too and everyone is pulling together.

Terrible for my diet as, despite various plans, I've just enjoyed 3 pints of Harvest Pale and a cooked breakfast.

Hey ho. We have toughest test of the season ahead of us - Nottingham Forest - but who knows?? 

We were chatting with some Forest fans in the pub before we left and it was just as it should be. Proper clubs, proper fans!

Come on you blue and white wizaaaards!!!!

Thursday, 28 August 2014


I just remembered what triggered my last departure from blogging!!

I had painstakingly tapped out a longish post on my phone then thought "some photos would be nice" then, in trying to find the photos, had lost the entire post.

Cue gnashing of teeth and snarling and "I'll do it later" and then nothing for 5 weeks.

I remembered this as I have just done The. Exact. Same. Thing. Again.

I'm very annoyed by this but, as you can see, am posting anyway. I'll try and remember the proper, positive, non-shouty post and re-type it soon. But, for the time being at least, I'm proving to myself that I do learn and can move on.

Snarls.....growls....going to lunch...a healthy one!!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The power of blogging

After I tapped out my last post, I was shamed into stepping on the know, walking the walk not just talking the talk and all that. Eeek. A most unwelcome number popped up. I'm treating it as a post Bank Holiday weekend blip.

However it did prompt me to do more walking of the walk so I dressed straight into running gear and, after some essential work stuff, I took myself and the dogs off for a short run! I think it's been 4 or 5 weeks since I last went running and it was initially very pleasant but soon after that very hard!

But another hoodoo has been busted. Blogging, scales and a run all in one morning. It's probably too soon to say "I'm back, baby" but I'm on my way.

Thanks for the comments and emails.


I appear to have had August off. Am I french I wonder? Did I pack up, leave Paris and head to the  ancestral village in the Auverne (with no broadband) to stuff my face and pick grapes for a month??

Well, not quite but it feels a bit like that.

The good news is that I have not been piling on the lbs during my 'hiatus'. The last time I braved the scales a few days ago, the damage was a solitary lb on.

The bad news is I have not been dropping any and exercise is sporadic so that's 5 weeks wasted. My pre-Christmas target drop will have to be revised upwards. Grrrr

I have been sleep walking along. Having a nice summer, yes but I could have been doing that AND dropping a few lbs as well.

So the weekly weigh-ins and more frequent blogging will be back and hopefully I can drop a stone before Christmas!!

I'm tapping this out on my phone in bed so it will not be a long post but I wanted to seize the moment. Speak soon.