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Still feeling a bit rough

Thursday, December 04, 2014

I did a fast of sorts yesterday, 600 calories. I had a couple of lovely hot chocs, the options ones, which was nice. I didn't quite mean to fast but felt so rubbish that I just didn't feel much like eating. I've been much more eaty today.

I've been grooming today, dog walking today and in the Norwich Guitar Academy office. Busy busy. I managed to remember to get the new dog tags made too, as well as getting some new puppy food for the wee man and a good walk with our own dogs.

The evening has been very flumpy, bums on sofa and watching the TV. Kenn is thrilled as he went to Aldi for some bread and milk and came back with a ski jacket for a mere twenty quid. He got bread and milk too, which makes a change. Did you know that Aldi sell acoustic guitars!! Not about to buy one but I was quite surprised.

Off to bed now. Not sure if I'll get any sleep but I'll give it a go.


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MARGOH12 12/5/2014 1:30PM

    Hope you feel better soon. How is the puppy settling in?

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BRANDI1809 12/5/2014 5:55AM

    Get back to normality healthwise soon. I think it's affecting you so much because of all the upheaval you've had in the recent months.

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KAYDE53 12/4/2014 9:39PM

    You never know what you'll find at Aldi's. What is your new dog, mix or what? Both of my seniors have passed and going to start looking.

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I have a cold

Monday, December 01, 2014

I am tucked under the duvet. I have been out dog walking but have felt as rough as anything for a few days now. My throat hurt, my neck glands ache and it's a fast day as well.
I am seriously considering abandoning the whole fast thing today and having toast instead. I'll try some soup first though and see how it goes.

I've been in the spare room and taught myself Venus, the Shocking Blue song. I've been looking at Nowhere Man - The Beatles too. It's cheered me up. Back to the Clapton and the Fleetwood Mac homework later but my hands are cold so not just yet. Actually I am cold, despite having a big jumper on, being under the duvet and we have the heating on.

I shall go now, in case the cold virus can be transmitted by Spark.
Chat soon

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BRANDI1809 12/2/2014 6:31AM

    Hope you feel better soon, but make sure you get enough liquids & nutrition down you, my 'cold' took 3 weeks to clear up.. You can go back to the Fasting thing once you are back to full health.

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KAYDE53 12/1/2014 8:06PM

    I had a virus too, but it was the other way stomach cramps & diarrhea, yeah!! Take care so you can get back to your guitar!! emoticon

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VEG954 12/1/2014 5:12PM

  You are too funny!
Take care of yourself and get lots of fluids and rest.

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Riding today. Yay!

Monday, November 24, 2014

What a busy old day I have had.
I got 20 minutes of guitar practice in before work. I worked from 9am to 10.45am, building a database for Norwich Guitar Academy. Then walked my dogs, then I got on my lovely Giant Defy and rode to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital to meet Ken from dialysis.
I had been riding from home through West Earlham and on to Eaton. I often follow the cyclepath to the A140 and have a scary couple of hundred yards before looping to the hospital via Keswick. It's a pretty ride but I didn't fancy it today. That cyclepath is really slippery with leaves. Today I rode through Bowthorpe and then on to Bawburgh, a pretty village just outside Norwich. From there I just turned back to Norwich and headed to the hospital. I got there dead early so I did a nice little 2 mile loop along the Colney Lane, to the top of Cringleford and then back via the Round House Road route. Just 8.54 miles in an impossibly slow 42 minutes but then I'm not as fit as I ought to be at this time of the year. I've been lazy you see.

After all that, I walked 2 dogs for clients, separately. Neither dog likes others. Back to the NGA office for a quick campfire with Leigh (The boss) then home for another hour or so on the database before walking, more guitar practice, sticking up shelves and cooking tea.

Happily I am now curled up on the sofa having had a nice chilli con carne with some strawberries for pudding. It's a fast day today and I have another 100 calories if I want to. I've got the hang of this 5:2 malarkey now. I don't seem to be any lighter but my clothes have grown so I must be doing something right.

We are hoping for a ride tomorrow. It's not going to rain until the afternoon, according to the BBC so I'm hoping for a quick 10 miles or so.

Off for an early night with a DVD whilst being under the duvet. I feel less hungry in bed, plus is saves on heating the flat.


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BRANDI1809 11/25/2014 7:17AM

    You always describe your rides & days so vividly. Thanks for sharing.

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KAYDE53 11/24/2014 11:54PM

    Sounds like a good ride to me. Well done.

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BACCAGIRL 11/24/2014 6:43PM

    Your day was chock full and let me say Bravo! I admire your guitar practice schedule and am trying to find that sort of dedication in my voice lesson practice time. Your ride time? Commendable! You ,ay have been slower but as you said, you had walked 2 dogs separately, been extremely busy and been trying to fit in your ride and kill time! Don't be to down on yourself: with days like today happening you will be back to a speedy time in a heartbeat!

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BEATTYN1 11/24/2014 4:44PM

    I like the way you describe your day. And I am inspired by your practicing your guitar in the morning before work. Good luck!

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CALGIRL80 11/24/2014 3:53PM

  Way to get a ride it. It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you are out there!

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Flumpy Fast Day

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fast Day Friday today. I've had a lazy day as well. I've played a bit of guitar - not nearly enough though. I've done a bit of Guitar Academy work, done a bit of my dog grooming work - I'll do my online tax return this weekend. I should have done it in April but I am seriously lazy and unmotivated.
Dogs have been walked, salad eaten, tv watched and not a lot else really.

I had a really rough night. Yesterday evening I scratched my right wrist really deeply - not deeply enough for stitches - and it was very painful. It kept me awake with a burning sensation. I showered it in the end and put some propolis creme on, which helped no end. The wrist is a bit bruised around the cut (which is only about 2" long, so I'm just making a fuss really). Playing guitar causes pain so lesson is going to be interesting,to say the least.

Hopefully a better day tomorrow.
Keep on sparking

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KAYDE53 11/21/2014 11:16PM

    Ouch, take care!

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Busy work day. No cycling :-(

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Busy busy day with no cycling involved, but I have stayed within my calorie range so pretty chuffed with that.

I groomed a Labradoodle and a Lhasa today. I don't do much grooming now as my wrist is not up to it but I have retained a few customers to keep my hand in. My passions lie with Norwich Guitar Academy nowadays. I have been to work there today and have typed for England, sorted out emails, taken possession of my new (to me) works iPhone emoticon

I have an awesome new job. More than a glorified receptionist, honest. I get to talk guitar with other guitar minded people, whether they be total beginners, parent's of pupils, or darn near professionals. It's brilliant. I chat with schools, teachers, pupils, distributors and all sorts.

I am spending the evening, getting to grips with my new phone. It doesn't appear to be as helpful as my Samsung (own personal phone) so I am wondering what all the fuss is about to be honest, but I'm sure it will be fine.

Yesterday was a fast day, as I'm following the 5:2 way of eating. I don't seem any lighter but my clothes are bigger so I'm happy.

Pic of the new puppy on my photos on my sparkpage. He's called Toffee, named after another Toffee who was my Greyhound who died 2010. Like the original Toffee, this Toffee is a dark brindle but has cream, freckled front legs. He's 2/3 Saluki, 1/3 Greyhound and was bought from travellers who were about to move off - without taking him, the runt of the litter, with them. We got there in the nick of time as he probably wouldn't have lived the night out as he was small, weedy and weighed less than 2kg. Nearly 7 weeks on, he's a boisterous PITA but full of love and cuddles. I adore him and he is a right Mummy's boy. He's about 16 weeks old now, currently chewing his cuddly squeaky fluffy rat toy that he takes everywhere.

I am off to start a guitar blog. This working for a living is hard work!! emoticon I can do the 'non office' type stuff at my convenience and as there is nothing on the TV...


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BRANDI1809 11/21/2014 10:20AM

    Love Toffee he's so cute.

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VEG954 11/20/2014 5:55PM

  Nice to see you blogging again.

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