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The winterless north - holiday continued.
Sunday, May 22, 2016      10 comments

It's raining and I have spent the weekend reading John Le Carre's Smiley's People trilogy. It's hard to remember that hardly a month ago we were swimming in the sea. Last holiday blog we had made it to beautiful Ahipara at the base of 90 M... Read more
The world of sleep
Thursday, May 19, 2016      8 comments

My challenge this month is to improve my sleep and I am so pleased I started. It has surprised me how readily I have taken to more sleep. The last few nights I've woken in the small hours, and whereas in the past I would accept that it was all... Read more
How Fifi found her FitBit
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      17 comments

I got in touch with the FitBit folk. They suggested I try to sync my FitBit down in the garden. So I went down to where I thought I had lost it, and Lo, it tried to sync to my iPhone. I knew it was somewhere nearby, but where? Three huge fa... Read more
FitBit woes
Sunday, May 15, 2016      19 comments

You know Fifi loves her FitBit, right? Well, yesterday whilst gardening, the FitBit came undone. I looked for it as soon as I noticed it, but it's hard to see a black FitBit amongst the ivy and other major green debris we were taking to the ... Read more
Feeble Beck Check
Saturday, May 14, 2016      12 comments

I am off to a slow start on the Beck Check committment but I know it will gain traction if I just hang in there. So here is my feeble Beck Check number two. I have sat to eat nearly every time. I have planned my meals 60% of the time. DH ... Read more
A good rub down helps this stress bunny
Friday, May 13, 2016      15 comments

I was a bit stiff after my Thursday pool session, in a good way. I love that creaky feeling the day after an exercise session. Yesterday I had a Bowen Therapy session scheduled, to help me cope with some physical problems I am having at work. ... Read more
An old friend
Thursday, May 12, 2016      12 comments

Thursday night is ladies' night at the programmes pool. It's a warm pool used for swimming lessons. It has just one lane, and you sure need it, because it is full of women and children behaving randomly as they enjoy the pool away from the male ... Read more
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      11 comments

Even though it is early in the morning, I had eight hours sleep last night. This is pretty much unheard of for me. How did I do it? I simply went to bed very early. I was exhausted from work. On getting home, did ten minutes on my mini tra... Read more
Busy busy check in
Monday, May 09, 2016      13 comments

I've been so busy! I just spent some time catching up on blogs. Still haven't got round everyone yet. I'm still here, but too busy to blog on work days, and a lot of my days are work days at the moment. The new tenants are camping in the fl... Read more
A Northern holiday continued
Sunday, May 08, 2016      11 comments

Do you feel like a virtual break in New Zealand? Last post about our northern holiday we were in Kerikeri, one of the country's earliest sites of European settlement. There's a 5 minute talk on the Mission settlement at: Read more
A rude awakening
Friday, May 06, 2016      11 comments

I woke early with cramp, ouchy! I was so sleepy last night, I went to bed early without my Mg citrate drink. Must remember to take it regardless because this is the first time I've had cramp this week. Sleep focus this week has been sporadic ... Read more
Sleep and swimsuit fatigue
Monday, May 02, 2016      12 comments

My sleep challenge has got off to a slow start. After beginning early, I've had two anomalous nights. On one, we had guests which made for a long night, didn't get to bed until late and the wine I drank made for a less than optimal sleep. Then l... Read more
Kerikeri continued
Sunday, May 01, 2016      11 comments

Last holiday blog was our first day at Kerikeri on the beginning of our northern holiday. The next day, in the warm rain, we visited the Kerikeri Mission Station. ... Read more
Snoozing to lose it in May
Saturday, April 30, 2016      14 comments

How did you sleep last night, Sparkies? I started my sleep challenge early last night, and went to bed at 10 pm. Slept wonderfully until 4.30 and that's OK, I consider 6 hours plenty though I'd like to get a consistent 7. Watermellen menti... Read more
Planning for next month
Friday, April 29, 2016      10 comments

It's the last day of the month and I am contemplating new steps for May. Overworked Janet has been Behaving in April but I've been holidaying, zooming around the country side. I needed that break, for sure, and have come back refreshed, and stil... Read more

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