Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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08/09/2012 at 10:51

Hello!  Crikey what a week that was - in a very good way.  New head is fantastic - wants me to be more involved, keeps his office door open, isn't afraid of meeting parents/pupils/neighbours all in all a complete change.  Really tiring though as he doesn't know any one at all so has to be "briefed" or shown where to go and meet them.  Still I'm sure he'll cotton on very quickly.

Party last weekend was ok but I didn't get to bed until 1.30 a.m. but still managed my 10 mile run later in the day.  Last one before GNR next weekend.  Just back from parkrun this morning and was flying until the third lap when period pain/cramps kicked in really badly.  Finished in 27.44 which is still a pb for me though!

Everyone here seems to be doing well.  Hope kc is ok - to settle in to school so well is a massive achievement for her isnt it. 

Looks like a lovely weekend ahead of us.  Have a 10k "race" tomorrow but I won't be racing just running.  I want to stay injury free and ready for next weekend

Shame to hear about the water melon I think it's one of my favourite fruits. Know what you mean about being taken short though I regularly have to take immodium before any long runs just in case

08/09/2012 at 10:55

What's your 10k trigger?  Only a week to GNR, where'd that time go?  Sounded a good and very positive start with your new Head too

Mum and chap gone out to a boot fair, they are obsessed with them.  Mr C taken little C to his new football team so enjoying some peace!  Well actually I'm taking up school trousers for Thursday! 

08/09/2012 at 22:20

Trigger glad to hear things are going well both at work and your running too 

Lol Cinders, adn don't forget to sew name tabs into everything - it will get lost and without a name tag you'll never see it again 

I've been to a fruit wholesalers in Brighton this morning - had to get up at 5.30 as it shuts at 8am   I met up with one of the girls doing the raw challenge then after we went to another girls house and she made loads of orange juice for us   Spent all afternoon digging the garden - bringing it down another level, boy that was hot out there!  Another nice one due tomorrow too, more digging and more factor 50 required 

09/09/2012 at 08:59

Morning!  Cinders the 10k is a local one - it's called the Mayors Fun run and also includes a 3k walk - it's at one of the local parks/estates here called Forty Hall.  Lovely countryside and a multi-terrain course so I'll have to watch my footing.  Looks like I'll need sunscreen out there too!

Forgot to mention yesterday that my son has an interview next Wednesday for an apprenticeship and it's in the field that he wants to train in.  Keep your fingers/toes crossed for me/him?    Things have been so much better since the flare up the other week - really not sure what got in to him - think he was just flexing his muscles and trying to prove something we already know - that he's 19 and free to come and go as he wants.  All we want is some respect.

Hope you all have fantastic weekends.  A 5.30 start is a bit too much for me Sunluvva but well done - I'm sure it was worth it if the prices you quoted a few pages back were good.  Hope you got to enjoy some of your peace and quiet Cinders? 

I plan to wallow in the sun when I get back - the ironing can wait until this evening!

09/09/2012 at 10:48

Go Trigger, hope it wasn't too hot this morning   Fingers crossed for your son's interview

Now that was an early start SL  Is the wholesaler a lot cheaper?  Guess the choice of fruit is better too.

It's certainly going to be a scorcher today


09/09/2012 at 12:20

Ditto the Go Trigger!  It sounds like good news about your new head too.

I had a lovely day yesterday. My choir sang in a concert comemmorating a tragic piece of WW11 history, but one of which Stoke people are justly proud.

To cut the story very short, in 1942 the Czech mining village of Lidice was singled out by the Nazis in reprisal for the assassination of one of their bigwigs. All the men were shot on the spot, the women and children sent to concentration camps with few survivors especially amongst the children, and the village was razed to the ground.

When news reached Stoke On Trent there started a Lidice Shall Lve campaign led by local miners who gave a week's wages as part of a fund raising effort. After the war the village was rebuilt using the money raised.

Last night's concert celebrated the 70th anniversary of the initial fund raising meeting, and it was extremely moving. There was a colliery brass band, and we sang English and Czech music. There were speeches including from the Mayor of Lidice who read a letter from the villagers to the people of Stoke on Trent.  Incredibly four survivors of the atrocity were present, and the evening ended with us singing the Czech and British national anthems.

There wasn't a dry eye in the house, and even though I'm a recent immigrant to these parts I felt immensly proud to take part.  Further details of the tragedy and local commemorations here

10/09/2012 at 10:05

That sounds like it was a beautiful and moving concert Yeo - I'd be useless at a thing like that, I cry at the tiniest emotional thing!

Trigger, the prices for the things I got were the same as at Tonbridge market but he only did expensive bananas - I don't need a box till next week though so I'll get them at Tonbridge. The main reason for going was the green coconuts and papaaya and they didn't have any left but he said I only had to ring the day before and he'll have them next time.  The girl I met there is coming to the market with me, she's in Hastings so less than an hour away then I'll treat her to a smoothie or OJ brekkie after   Once I do get the coconuts the next problem will be getting into them without spilling all the coco water - not an easy task without a machete 

Have a good time at Legoland Cinders - just saw it on fb 

I'm not liking the weather this morning - didn't it get cold suddenly yesterday evening, oh well, autumn will come whether I want it to or not and it will be followed by winter - why can't I hibernate like a bear 

Have a lovely day everyone - I've got to do my tax return now - what joy 


10/09/2012 at 14:33

I've just treated myself to one of these   The girl who invited us for brekky on Saturday had a Magimix with a citrus juicer - I was so impressed I bid for one on ebay but missed out.  It was old but still went for over 100 quid   I had a look around to see what other high wattage food processors there were and found this - it's even higher powered than the Magimix .  It'll be sooooo good not to get cramp when I'm juicing 20 oranges

10/09/2012 at 23:40

Cripes SL, cramp when juicing, sounds a workout!

Yeo, sounds very moving.  Such an awful story

How did you get on Trigger?

Legoland was fab, little C had a blast.  That's it now, school starts on Thursday.

Can't get the tennis on, seems Sky sports have the monoply but for me it's go Djokovic

11/09/2012 at 21:45

Blimey that was quick, my foodprocessor arrived this morning, I only ordered it yesterday lunchtime   I made 2 litres of orange juice in less than 10 minutes, it was sooooo easy compared to my other one.  I'll make a banana smoothie tomorrow and see how that goes.  

Pleased to say KC's had a great day today 10 out of 10 

Hope everyone else had a good day too x

11/09/2012 at 22:06

Wow, that was some fast delivery SL    Which food processor is it? 

Well done KC

Thomas surprised me today, said he wanted to make apple juice so we got our juicer out and made some.  Didn't like the sediment bit but thought it was ok!  Asked if he wanted to come jogging with mummy and he's keen for that too.  Good boy

Edited: 11/09/2012 at 22:07
12/09/2012 at 09:58

It's one of these Cinders

 Just made a banana/apricot/peach ice cream in it - 3 frozen 3 unfrozen nanas, about 8 frozen apricots and 3 peaches - heaven.  That and a honeydew melon add up to 1400 cals for brekkie so over half the necessary amount eaten by 10am.     I'm planning on leaving early to pick up KC from school and  taking the dogs with me  for a run.  I've got to have a massive clean up today so can't do it now and got the social worker coming tomorrow - I do wish they'd just sod off and let me get on with a normal life.    K'c not been so good this morning - hope she doesn't kick off at school again........   Hope you're all having a good day and enjoying the last of the sun if you've got it - we have now but it might rain this afternoon   
12/09/2012 at 11:59

That looks a neat bit of kit SL, have bookmarked it

So.............are we doing Beachy or not.  I've done nada training so not sure about it

I do have my Titsey form filled out to send off today

12/09/2012 at 12:47

Cinders - I really don't think I can do Beachy even walking.  I was in pain running around on the beach the other week and that was only 15 mins.  I was eating almost all cooked food a couple of months back and ended up with another crohns flare up.  I'm practically 100% now and start having my B12 jabs fortnightly from next week so I hope to get some energy and fitness back soon - but it won't be soon enough for Beachy.  Shall we have a look around and see if there's a 10k around the same date and do that instead?

Did I mention that I bumped into my raw running friend who lived in Thailand while I was at the market in Brighton.  He moved back the end of last year as his wifes parents were ill - dementia I think.  The kids love it so much they don't want to go back.  I might do a race with him later this year.  He's been eating more cooked (still vegan), rediscovered a drop of beer and put on a bit of weight but he's getting back into the raw food and running and has started updating his website.  I've had to tell him off as he forgets to add his food diary at the end of the day!

I forgot about that run, when is it?


12/09/2012 at 12:52

Titsey is the 14th October

Not sure I can walk Beachy either.  What do you think HTF?

12/09/2012 at 20:14

Titsey (snigger) would be a good alternative - at least it won't kill me!  HTF - what's your thoughts?

12/09/2012 at 21:19

I've just entered Titsey online 

12/09/2012 at 22:59

Yay SL   I sent off my form in the post today.  Has HTF entered?  Is ST doing it too?

Well the day will be here tomorrow, little C off to school.  Afternoon only. Dunno if I feel or   He's excited which is great.

13/09/2012 at 08:25


There's a chap asking for a Beachy place over in general.  I might mail and offer mine, really don't think I can do it. 

13/09/2012 at 17:22

ST's definitely doing it - that's how I found out about it.  Not sure if HTF's entered yet, I hope she does.  Can we transfer our Beachy places then -- I'm sure there'll be someone who wants mine, I'll have a look on Fetch too.

I saw the piccy of Thomas on fb, he looks all grown up in his uniform 

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