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Tuesday, November 25, 2014



Happy Thanksgiving my American Spark Pals- we don't do Thanksgiving here in the UK............but that doesn't mean I am not THANKFUL for your friendship..........amongst other things emoticon

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SHAWFAN 11/26/2014 7:17AM

    emoticon Caz. I'm thankful for your friendship also. And for your support. emoticon emoticon

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BEFIT014 11/26/2014 4:43AM

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JUDY1676 11/26/2014 12:50AM

    Love the pic! And yes, one doesn't have to celebrate Thanksgiving to be thankful for friends and SO many things! emoticon

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DEE107 11/26/2014 12:12AM

    thank you my friend

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/25/2014 9:03PM

    Awww.... You are so sweet! Your picture you posted is too cute! I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Hugs and love,
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TRAVELGRRL 11/25/2014 6:49PM

    CUTE photo! I think we ALL have a lot to be thankful for here on Spark!

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LKWQUILTER 11/25/2014 6:42PM

    Thanks for the holiday wishes Caz. Love your turkey lamp. LOL

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JOYINKY 11/25/2014 6:16PM

    Smiles and hugs.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/25/2014 6:10PM

    emoticon for your friendship, comments and support especially your prayers recently. Love this.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/25/2014 5:46PM

  emoticon Caz...........
I think that you already know how THANKFUL I am for your friendship, but I will say it again just in case. emoticon

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GABY1948 11/25/2014 4:51PM

    LOVE this! AND a BIG emoticon to you...you are one of the things I am thankful for!

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LIMOM2TWINS 11/25/2014 4:33PM

    emoticon love it!! & thank you same to you!!



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FORZACHANDMATT 11/25/2014 4:08PM

    AWWW - that's so nice

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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2014 4:05PM

    Sweetie, your friendship is a treasure to me too!

Now . . . off to find that turkey!

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AKELAZ 11/25/2014 3:52PM

    Me too - VERY thankful for US friendship here on the site.Thanks for saying what I should say more often.
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Gorleston is prepping for Winter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quiet day here, looking forward to my walk, must remember to take my phone to take come pics for you guys!!
The beach is being prepped for winter now, the paddling pool has been emptied and the weather boards are up on the railings- the local council works so hard here, and JayJay's is closing on 1st December for renovations to open again just before Christmas when the tourists flock again.
Really looking forward to Boxing Day in there again this year- management put on a free spread for all the customers to thank them for their custom over the year, a great gathering of the locals emoticon

  
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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/25/2014 6:11PM

    emoticon Looking forward to the pictures.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/25/2014 5:44PM

  What a GRAND place you have chosen to live!!!!! And I know from your blogs that you are thoroughly enjoying all of it.
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AKELAZ 11/25/2014 3:49PM

    Sounds good - customer care is everything. Glad they're taking care of you stalwarts! emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 11/25/2014 2:27PM

    Wonderful!

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LKWQUILTER 11/25/2014 1:58PM

    Have a super great day.

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JUDY1676 11/25/2014 12:13PM

    Not too many businesses do something like that-- they just want the money to roll in!
Enjoy your walk! emoticon

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GABY1948 11/25/2014 10:59AM

    Can't wait for the pics! Have a great day! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/25/2014 10:16AM

    Have a wonderful walk on the beach! I can't wait to see your pictures! I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!
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MARITIMER3 11/25/2014 9:42AM

    What a nice thing for Jay-Jay's to do. Hope the computer problems get fixed soon.

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JOYINKY 11/25/2014 7:49AM

    Enjoy your day; looking forward to the pictures!

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SHAWFAN 11/25/2014 7:45AM

    Looking forward to the pictures, Caz! Enjoy your day. emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 11/25/2014 7:29AM

    Enjoy your walk; looking forward to the pictures! I think the quiet, simple, beautiful moments are the best, don't don't you?

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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2014 6:47AM

    I remember being in London on Boxing Day in 1976. OMG! The crowds!

Have a great Tuesday.

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 11/25/2014 6:32AM

    Have a great day...Caz

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IMEMINE1 11/25/2014 5:25AM

    You are very lucky to have such a great place to live. I am happy for you. emoticon I enjoy your blogs everyday. emoticon for sharing.

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LEXIE63 11/25/2014 5:24AM

    Terrific to see customer loyalty rewarded like that. Does the heart good to know that customer service is still alive and kicking - at least in some places. :-)


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LIBELULITA 11/25/2014 5:10AM

    I miss Christmas in the UK...you've got me all sentimental! emoticon

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BEFIT014 11/25/2014 4:40AM

    I love pix of the shore!

Have a good day, Caz!

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MRS.DOYLE 11/25/2014 3:54AM

    I never knew about weather boards on railings. I must pay on out of season visit to the south coast to see what happens there.

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BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Monday, November 24, 2014

Glorious morning here but frosty, this morning's walk will be bracing LOL.
The Gas Board are coming today to install new smart meters for both gas and electric which will mean no more meter readings and we'll have a gadget to help us keep an idea on our usage.We had one at our old place and it certainly reminds you to turn off lights, turn the heating down a notch..............

Have a good week all emoticon

  
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AKELAZ 11/25/2014 3:47PM

    Have fun with the gadget - sounds really useful. emoticon

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IMEMINE1 11/25/2014 5:14AM

    Sounds like a good thing to have. emoticon

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DEE107 11/25/2014 12:14AM

    its 59 here and wet hope you have a good day

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LKWQUILTER 11/24/2014 10:33PM

    It is warmer here today but temps are suppose to drop again tomorrow. One day it is hot and the next need all the sweaters, coats, etc. that you can add on. Have a good day Caz.

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DESERTDREAMERS 11/24/2014 8:52PM

    Brr, cold! I'm sitting in my recliner wearing 2 shirts, a cover over me, and I'm still cold - think I need a sweater (jumper?)

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ALIIDA 11/24/2014 7:45PM

    Great for the environment and the budget! emoticon

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JUDY1676 11/24/2014 7:37PM

    Yup-- it's brrrrr here, too! emoticon
You have a great week, too!

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PATRICIAANN46 11/24/2014 5:07PM

  Hi Caz.........
Smart meters ARE such a good idea. Anything that helps with energy conservation is good for all of us.
We are in the middle of a snow-storm right now. I am hoping that it lets up for a bit tomorrow so that I can get to the grocery store. I am in charge of the pies for Thanksgiving and still have a few ingredients to pick up.
Take care......... emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/24/2014 4:34PM

    I could use that at my house. we just had the guy come fix our pellet stove or so my husband thought had to pay 150 for the guy to clean it . that was all that was needed . same as last year. I love throwing money out the window husband said I watched him this time and I know what to do same thing he said last year, but alas we have heat we use it the pellet stove instead of the oil furnace oil is so expensive.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/24/2014 4:02PM

    Have a great week too Caz. It is cold here too.

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TRAVELGRRL 11/24/2014 3:38PM

    I have not heard of a smart meter, but we have a gizmo on our heat pump that reduces are use by 50% during peak demand times. In return the electric company sends us a check every 6 months. Honestly, I haven't ever noticed the difference!

STAY WARM!!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/24/2014 2:28PM

    I hope you have a wonderful walk... bundle up and stay warm! I have never heard of a "new smart meter." I'm going to have to check that out! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs and love,
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MRS.DOYLE 11/24/2014 2:14PM

    Smart meters are a great idea. I borrowed an early version that spun around like crazy when the tumble drier was on. Unfortunately I am the only person in the house who took any notice of it. Hey ho. We don't have the properly installed versions, though I think we will all get them eventually.

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SHAWFAN 11/24/2014 11:39AM

    Sounds like a good thing to have. I've not heard of it over here, but then I'm a fanatic about leaving lights off, where my family is not.
Have a great day, Caz! emoticon

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MARITIMER3 11/24/2014 10:57AM

    Good idea. We don't have smart metres here yet, but do have a programmable thermostat and are careful with lights, etc.

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GABY1948 11/24/2014 8:58AM

    Yeah, we are cold too! I am a fanatic about lights and heat so anything that makes it easier (before seeing the bill would be GREAT!

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RAINBOWCHOC 11/24/2014 8:55AM

    I've been missing your blogs....must have run out of reminders at HQ!
Glad all is well in Sunny Norfolk, sunny in Kent too.

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JOYINKY 11/24/2014 8:35AM

    Braced here too; but it's the wind! 40-50 mph gusts! May keep me in, we'll see if it calms down. Rain foiled our walk yesterday but I was so worn out from a busy week that I really needed the down time. So, all is well. Busy week ahead too; having to pace myself. Enjoy your day!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/24/2014 7:35AM

    Have a great Monday!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/24/2014 7:35AM

    Have a great Monday!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 11/24/2014 6:17AM

    Stay warm girl....

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BEFIT014 11/24/2014 5:37AM

    Think warm thoughts, Caz!

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TWEETYKC00 11/24/2014 5:05AM

    Hope you can keep warm.

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LEXIE63 11/24/2014 3:33AM

    That reminds me....
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Have yet to arrange that for my place. :-)

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We can do it

Monday, November 24, 2014

I've read a few blogs this morning from Spark Pals feeling less than motivated.

Girls, we all have days like this emoticon read this and it makes a great deal of sense, certainly spurs me on..............have a read emoticon


www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st=3_ways_to_get_back_on_track_during_
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LKWQUILTER 11/24/2014 10:32PM

    Thanks Caz.

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DESERTDREAMERS 11/24/2014 8:55PM

    Had to make myself get up and out with the pups today, but I'm glad I did. The fluffies love the nippy weather - the little weasel rode inside my jacket 30 minutes out of the 105 we walked.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/24/2014 4:53PM

  emoticon Caz..............Great Advice.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/24/2014 4:29PM

    thanks caz that was lovely every little bit we do goes a long way hugs for thinking of us

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/24/2014 4:04PM

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MARITIMER3 11/24/2014 10:56AM

    Very true... just do it!

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/24/2014 10:34AM

    I've definitely had some of those days lately - thanks for the motivation

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JOYINKY 11/24/2014 8:31AM

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BEFIT014 11/24/2014 5:40AM

    emoticon Thanks for that one! I've been SO off track for almost a week now and finally got myself straightened out on Friday! Let's hope it keeps going with the holidays fast approaching!

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IMEMINE1 11/24/2014 5:20AM

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LEXIE63 11/24/2014 3:30AM

    Like you say, we all have days and even patches of days like that. This weather doesn't help. *grouch*
I would add to the food thing that to bulk-cook the healthy meals and freeze the rest means that on an off day, you have something easy to reach for that only needs defrosting and heating up, and much as I loathe the laziness of it, on days like that the pack of pre-prepared veg that just needs pouring into a pot and cooking through (peeled and chopped carrots, pre-peeled sprouts, etc) are a real help too. :-)
You can also buy lovely fish fillets that grill beautifully from frozen in ten minutes, or can be wrapped in foil and oven baked in the time it takes your veggies to cook. Buy small potatoes, pierce with a fork and microwave for a minute then put them in the oven with the fish - whole - for mini bakers as well.

Plenty of easy healthy food out there for your off days, with a little advanced preparation on your good days. :-)

As for exercise... Computer games! Bored of actual exercise? Try Wii Just Dance, or Sports Resort, or similar for Xbox. Why should the kids have all the fun? You will move, get exercise and have fun. What more do you need?
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A girl's gotta preen herself from time to time LOL

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Well it's raining (there's a surprise.....although that said the last couple of days have been good) and I wanted to finish in the garden. No matter. Might have a pamper day after my workout emoticon

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 11/24/2014 4:27PM

    awesome never thought of that a pamper day how lovely you deserve it my friend

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ALIIDA 11/23/2014 11:37PM

    Do have a pamper day - great idea!

(My brother is in Norfolk visiting my aunt, but due to go back home around now.)

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IDLETYME 11/23/2014 7:43AM

    A pamper day is great - enjoy! emoticon

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DEE107 11/23/2014 12:13AM

    have a good day

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MARITIMER3 11/22/2014 9:05PM

    I would love a pamper day!

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PATRICIAANN46 11/22/2014 8:17PM

  That sounds like a GREAT idea!!! Hope you enjoyed it.......... emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 11/22/2014 4:47PM

    Yeah! Go for a good pamper session

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/22/2014 3:14PM

    It is good to pamper yourself every now and then. emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 11/22/2014 12:09PM

    Hope you had a good day, wet wet wet here to

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TRAVELGRRL 11/22/2014 11:35AM

    I resubscribed to your blog YESTERDAY and today...found it back in my UNSUBSCRIBED list with no email!! This is making me mad!!

Raining here, too. Was going to walk 9 miles but only did 3.5. Now I need some quality time with my treadmill, but I doubt I'll 5.5 to make up the deficit!!!

Enjoy your day!!!


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FORZACHANDMATT 11/22/2014 11:03AM

    Good for you!

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HEALTHY4ME 11/22/2014 11:00AM

    I was debating going to get my hair washed and French braided before surgery. Amazingly dil is a hair dresser and can't braid well. She was so shocked that I can braid my own hair, I can do a French braid but it is pretty loose. Anyway that and thinking I may go for a massage next week.

Enjoy your day.... we all do deserve it, must convince myself I am worth the spending!


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JUDY1676 11/22/2014 9:56AM

    Hope you're enjoying your pampering day! emoticon

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JOYINKY 11/22/2014 9:44AM

    Pampering is good; enjoy! Warm and rain predicted here for the weekend too; but clear so far. Hope to at least get in a good walk before it hits. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/22/2014 9:32AM

    Enjoy your pampering your self today! You deserve it! I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of lots of love and happiness!
Hugs and love,
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SHAWFAN 11/22/2014 8:51AM

    Enjoy the pampering! I'm going to enjoy mine also today. emoticon

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 11/22/2014 8:48AM

    Enjoy...

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1CRAZYDOG 11/22/2014 6:48AM

    Enjoy your pampering! HUGS

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KRISZTA11 11/22/2014 5:19AM

    Enjoy your pamper day!
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IMEMINE1 11/22/2014 5:12AM

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AKELAZ 11/22/2014 4:58AM

    Pampering is always good - enjoy my dear !

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BEFIT014 11/22/2014 4:24AM

    Ooh, sounds wonderful!

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