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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:25

oh no Caro you poor thing!!!

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Posted: 06/04/2014 at 23:46

Ohhh that's terrible JG!! I'd have been gutted if I'd done all that training!

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Posted: 04/04/2014 at 02:26

I'm terrible about taking M swimming - need to go more regularly. She is very confident and really enjoys it but because we don't do lessons at the moment we never get into the habit of going weekly. Well done Sophie!!!

23 degrees today - its April - this is crazy!!! Taking full advantage but it does feel very weird and I really feel for my parents as the farm is in major drought now!


Exciting re. your trip Ttid!! Who was it who said they might move to the States? TB? I lived away from my family for 8 years but at least one of my siblings lived in London for much of that time. I missed them a lot but was made easier by knowing we'd always move home at some point. Hubby told me yesterday he feels more like a NZ'er than a Brit now which was nice to hear! Means that he feels settled here despite the on-going job stuff!

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Posted: 01/04/2014 at 21:10

Arrrggghhh after 2 weeks of hubby not working, he went back to work yesterday (agency work) and he's hurt his back properly this time. I am really at a loss to know how to handle another setback. He is really low and its just blimmin awful. He now won't be able to do his day at his old job which he usually does on a Friday and we need the money - can't stress to him as there's noting he can do.

On the positive side (I need all the postives I can get) my jog to daycare and back with the buggy was good. Definitely feeling fitness returning.


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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:08

Glad you have an appointment sorted Brookie, sounds like its been a tough time ((())). I'm the last person who should give running advice but if you don't get injured currently I'd stick with the ain't broke idea. Esp as it sounds like running will help your frame of mind at the moment and embarking on something that could lead to short term injuries could be counter-productive to your overall well-being. WIll be interested to know some of the more knowledgeable ladies feedback though as I run like you do but get plenty of injuries! 

Caro I love your run pictures and descriptions - made me laugh! Also reminded me how much I miss Ikea!! Nothing like that here.

Lovely weekend at the farm and lots of wonderful time with my family as sis and her kids were staying as well. Back at easter so not too long.


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Posted: 27/03/2014 at 16:38
It's Friday here!!!!

Oh MM that is very very tough re the running and a double whammy with the work review. Does your boss socialise with CM's boss?! New job sounds like a great plan and as someone said it will be easier with recent experience under your belt! Take care of yourself xxxx
CM - look how many people it's taking to replace you!! If they're going to make you work til the end then treat it as a relax/destress time - do absolute minimum and be at home doing things for yourself as much as possible - you owe them nothing!!
Loving all the running view pics. I'm still not doing much but will try and take one on my daycare run route this morning to share.
Looked at a house yesterday and loved it - bank today to see what mortgage we'll get on my salary - not holding breath but if it's meant to be it will be!
Then it's off to the farm - yay!!!

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Posted: 26/03/2014 at 19:52

It is definitely almost Friday where I live!! And its a beautiful day here! We are having a glorious autumn!! Cool in the mornings then stunning warm days. Seriously dry though, I've give up planting anything in my garden until watering restrictions are lifted and my parents farm is still major drought!

I have a friend who is in her 50's and re-trained as a PT/pilates instructor. She's built up a fab business and a lot of our age and older women prefer her to someone younger who doesn't understand the challenges of exercise as you get older or after having children.

M was a 91st percentile baby TB - its great because even if they are off their food for a bit or sick, you're never really worried about their weight or if they're eating enough!

Off to the farm tomorrow for the weekend - can't wait!! Sister and her kids will be there also so will be lovely and a break from general job worries. Had a huge row with hubby - he is quite a tidy person and I'm not a slob but normal (I think!) and as he's at home too much he's being really pedantic about tidiness. I snapped and went off on one which seemed very out of proportion to the issue but was all my frustration boiling over. Bit part of the problem is I am used to having the house to myself when I'm working and having him home for the last 2 weeks has been so distracting!

Found a house we'd love to buy and can afford mortgage-wise but can't afford repayments until hubby is working fulltime - sigh!!! Sorry forgot I was planning on being more positive today!!! Right, best get stuck into work as have various jobs to fit into my day as well!

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Posted: 24/03/2014 at 02:29

So impressed with all of you doing Sport Relief Mile with your families - lots of lovely photos up there and awesome to think of how they will all grow up seeing sport and exercise as a normal and fun thing (hopefully!).

I'm trying to cut down sugar in my diet at the moment as have noticed that my jeans are definitely tight!! All it means is I think about sweets all blimmin day!!


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Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:46

I still mourn my loss of daytime nap Caro!!


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Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:49

Massage sounds great CC - I could do with one of those! I did some active isolated stretching once with a guy in London when I was trying to solve my ITB problem. Quite strange as it was in the basement of the running shop in Covent garden and it was like a funny little cellar that felt a bit like a torture chamber!

Oh no longer days for you guys = shorter days for me ( To be fair you probably need it more than I do at this point!!

Worrying a bit about hubby at the moment. His back is really bothering him (although he does moan a lot it must be sore) and he didn't hear back about a job he was put forward for and really wanted. Quietly worrying to myself about how long this job hunt will take. He will be awesome if someone would just look past his previous career and give him a chance. We are ok money-wise but its going to start effecting his motivation and self-esteem I think and no idea how long it might take. Wish I could just fix it but lie in bed worrying instead - not helpful!

No wee accidents since Tuesday and M is quite happy going to loo on her own etc (she was completely dry this morning) so after my wobble at the beginning of the week all seems to have gone fine. I'm sure we will get some more accidents but I'm really pleased with how painless it has been.

Haircut for me today - can't wait! Last haircut was terrible and have been annoyed with my hair ever since so have picked a smarter place and hoping the do a better job!

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