Friday, August 26, 2011

I seem to be back on the Fat Club track!

I went back to Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago after a whole summer of not really watching what I ate (or drank)!  Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to find I'd only gained 3.8lbs.  Then after being reasonably good last week I was horrified to gain 0.8lb..............I had a wobble on the scale and nearly cried, which has never happened to me before.  SO ANNOYED.

Anyway, school started this week, and I have walked to and from at least twice a day - and in the afternoon it's been over 100deg - and have got back into my gym routine and really tracked my food.  Which all resulted in a 2lb loss.  SO HAPPY!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This is why I love Twitter.....

I know there are alot of Twitter nay-sayers out there, but sometimes things happen on that microblogging site that are just brilliant.  A recent example is @Riotcleanup - an account created to help communities affected by the awful scenes in London come together to repair their boroughs.  Within hours they had thousands of followers and accounts for other cities affected had sprung up.  Social media at its finest.

Then tonight, I stumble across a tweet directing me to an account that is busy retweeting peoples dating nightmares.  This guy spent 3 hours or so recounting other peoples HYSTERICAL tales in 140 characters and less............it took on a life of his own, and in the process he gained hundreds of new followers.  This is why I love Twitter.

So, for your reading pleasure - especially if you need a giggle - here are the best of those nightmares - kindly collated by the man responsible!

Dating Nightmares - A Twitter Tale -

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer..........Part One

Where did the summer go?  it's August 14th and we only have one more week before school starts.  How did that happen?  Well, we've been super busy and have a had a really brilliant couple of months.

School finished on June 2nd (I think!) and we headed to the Texas coast of South Padre Island for 2 days by the sea.  It was a long drive, but completely worth it as we just relaxed by the hotel pool or on the beach and soaked up the sun.  It was the perfect start to the summer.


 Luke's first boogie boarding attempt


Port Isabel lighthouse


 Black Dragon - a fun way to see the bay.....and some dolphins!




The rest of June was spent playing with friends (both child and us adults!) and spending lots of time in the pool.  The Texas heat makes it difficult to have any motivation to do much else!  Chris was in California for 12 days with work and during this time Luke had his first cub scout event - the Space Derby.........we got the kit to build the rocket 2 1/2 days before the event, and here I owe a huge thanks to our friend Mike Huchko who stood in as Deputy Dad and built the blinking thing with Luke!

We celebrated July 4th with a pool party at house.  The irony of the Brits hosting on Independence Day was not lost on us......