Friday, 30 December 2011
I got a food blender for my birthday today, and here is our first soup, potato and leek,and it's delicious ! I have had 54 happy birthday posts on Facebook too, I must be getting more popular the older I Get ! Breakfast was an omelette with onions in, and dinner was supposed to be a chicken breast, but Gabbots had sold out, so I had to have a chicken salad muffin, so ten syns, gutted ! We had a fantastic sleep last night, as I wasn't in work until late today, but it was weird, I felt a bit punch drunk for the first part of my shift, as if I was hungover, yet I haven't had a drink ( and the fridge is full) since Monday! I'm working tomorrow too 11 - 19.00 , so not sure about drinking then, probably not.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Started a hell of a lot better than yesterday ! The wife was on hand to toast me 2 wholemeal slices with a smattering of baked beans. For my dinner I had 2 chicken legs and some fruit.
We have just returned from the Curry Cottage where I have just had Garlic chicken starter ( free) and chicken tikka cooked in a tandor ( free) with a Jalfrezi sauce on .
I also had 3 poppadums, so I reckon that is 17 syns for the day, perfect !
I had a sweet little episode on my bus today too, an old man got on and gave me 2 sweets, I still have them ! I even avoided the complimentary chocolate with the bill, which Angie gladly wolfed !
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
My idea of breakfast cereal harks back to being a child, I could never, and still can't eat any sweetened cereal. Good old fashioned Cornflakes or Rice Crispies, just with milk, is fine for me. So - all the crap is there, except for a massive box of rice crispies, I am in luck! I get them out, peek into the box, and find a bag with shredded wheat in ! Now i'm pissed off ! On the breakfast bar is a packet of fresh muffins, so I check the syn value (8) and for a teaspoon of marg (2), and this will have to be breakfast. I toasted the muffin, and gingerly spread the marg. It was like trying to eat an old slipper! Prior to yesterday,the muffin would be awimming in marg ! So I ate half of one half of the muffin, then launched it into the bin.
On complaining to the mrs after she had finished work, she raised 3 good points.
The rice crispies were under the bag of shredded wheat, I could of drowned the muffin in baked beans (free) or scrambled a few eggs in the microwave ( free).
I then drove my bus for four and a half hours, then went to Gabbots farm, and got myself a chicken breast. It breaks my heart to remove the skin,but I did !
On finishing at 13.30, Angie knocked me up a baked beans omelette,which was ok, but next time, mine is going to be loaded with onions too.
Bugger me, this is a long post,it's dead on the interweb on every site I go on at the moment !
For tea we had boiled potatoes, fish in parsley sauce and peas, very filling.
We have just done a brisk walk , in the freezing cold too, first proper exercise for a while !
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
I am sat here at 6.10 wondering what I can have for breakfast,I seem toremember you can have lots of meat but swerve the bread! Angie thinks we are mad joining tonight, but hey ho, we will have a jump start on all the new members that will join next week, and even if we do falter this week (it's my birthday Friday, then new years eve) we will have all the resources to hand to start proper next Monday !
We have had the quietest Christmas ever, which was nice, but loads of food and chocolate and beer was still consumed!
Sunday, 25 December 2011
The weather is balmy at the moment, it's so mild. The chooks stopped laying last week when it was cold, but are back on stream now :-)
I'm off again tomorrow, then back to work until Sunday.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
So me and Angie are joining next week, as we are having a quiet Xmas .
Rob has assured me that this will be the last time I join a weight loss group!
So to celebrate I had a sausage dinner from the chippy!
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Well it's nearly Xmas , and me and Angie are both gutted about our
current weight, so SW here we come in the new year!
One of our chooks died yesterday, it was. baldy, the runt that always
got picked on.
The weather is really cold and we are being threatened with snow
but I hope it doesn't, we are off to see my eldest son and the grand kids
on Saturday, and he's well out in the sticks.
We had our works Xmas meal last Saturday, and this Sunday it's the
kids Christmas party, which is always a good laugh.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
I have had a nice free day out today, to Buxton and back via public transport,and I was so chuffed to find the bus goes right past my sons front door in new mills, so a bus ride and drink is in order before christmas 1
I have met a nice fella on FB who has lost ten stones and now runs his own SW group here in Ashton, so we are joining that straight after Christmas (again ! )
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Angie has won a family ticket to a carol concert in Manchester tomorrow,but im on a split, and won't finish in time.
I heard today I was going to go on split shifts in the new year, but one of my work colleagues is desperate to go on them, so i have let him have my place, the mrs ain't impressed though !!
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
It's starting to get very cold now, its 4c outside at the moment.
Monday, 7 November 2011
Angies phone charging lead. Had a bit of a family crisis too, but managed to sort it.
We were 3/4 of an hour late boarding, then sat there for another half an hour,waiting for a slot to take off.
The flight was laborious at four hours, and were dissapointed as we honestly thought we had booked in flight
meals, but they don't do them anymore ! No TV neither! Other than that the flight was fine.
Another regular stand about at baggage, then we were away.
The place is absolutley beautiful, and I am finding it quite amusing, as we are the youngest here,and with kids!
The pool is nice, and the girls were straight in. There is a nice bar too,and as it'sthe end of the season
burgers are down from 3.50 euro's to 2 euro's:-)
We managed to find the strip, and a cheap spar shop. We hada chinese, but i thought it was shie,but the others
liked it. Some confusion with what time it is, we actually went to bed at 8 last night, but it wasa really long
day. Angie was very poorly on the plane, and Alyssa looked like death warmed up at the resteraunt!
We have all had a good nights sleep,and now ready for our first full day.
Saturday, 5 November 2011
I had an incident on my bus yesterday, with the assistance of a competant person, who backed me into a railing ! The bus was only scuffed and an indicator lens cracked.
We had a near miss the other day, the chooks nearly went , but we have decided to persevere, if we can get through winter with them, summer will be a doddle !
Monday, 31 October 2011
To go before Lanzarote. Had a great Halloween party at one of our friends, but paid for it big style yesterday ! I was also shaken To the core by meeting our friend who used to sing on our karaoke, who has the terminal brain tumour. On one side he looks fine, but the other side of his head is stapled together, where they investigated and found they couldn't do anything for him. He is 26, I am so gutted.
Yesterday I caught up with an old friend I had not seen for 10 years, and the " wow you haven't changed a bit " tickled me, everyone says it to me, but I think i have changed loads !
On a split today, back at 14.30, so just doing a few chores at home.
Heres a pic from the party Saturday -
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
The chucks are doing fine, the ground is getting a bit firmer in the back garden too.
We are so chuffed with the hens, that troop back home to roost every night as it gets dark,they really are clever little creatures. Oh , the home leg means after Halloween, the clocks going back, and Bonfire night, we hit Lanzarote :-)
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Well no young uns at home last night, so we ventured out ! First to the Junction, which is on it's third owner since I have been going in, and then the Cantebury, where I used to DJ a lot, before the longstanding landlord left ,and it has opened and shut several since. It was the current keepers last night last night, and it was the busiest we have seen it for years ! Alas it has been bought by Asians, and is rumoured to become yet another curry house :-(
We were in for 11.30, but fired up choons on the laptop, and went to bed around 4 am ! I didnt get up until 14.15 today , the match had just started, and what a result !
Only 2 weeks now before we jet off to Lanzarote, really looking forward to it !
Thursday, 20 October 2011
I have at last got my laptop back, and got my large touch screen working too, so well happy !
Chickens are going from strength to strength, and were all present and correct this morning, after our first 2C night of the year.
On lates until Saturday, when Im on an early then off to see the mighty It Bites :-)
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
But life has hurtled on ! Work work work, and terrible weather, that is bringing everybody down. Chucks are doing fine, but making a real mess of the back garden, which is pissing the boss off a bit, but the free eggs are great !
Just got 2 more days now , then it's my long weekend off, we have a charity do to attend to on Saturday, and one of my sons with my grand kids are coming and staying over, it will be manic but fun. He is going through a bad patch at the mo, so we are offering him all the support we can .
Peter the Pacu continues to grow, and is now on 3 slices of ham per day ! I have learnt they like hot dogs, so will try him on them soon !
Angie blew me away last Sunday , we went up to a friends house to take some pictures of his new grandaughter, and she was like a proffesional ! Here's one pic.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Well it's been quiet but regular. I have been immersed in a new group on Facebook where you can buy and sell things locally, and it came up trumps the other day when I found a hen coop for £30! We got 6 rescued ex battery hens yesterday, and they are just tasting there first full day of total freedom. They are actually very moot, not at all like grumpy I had a few months ago, but im sure they will catch up.
Me and Angie had a fantastic night on friday, at one of our locals, we got up and sang, and it went down great, we both suffered yesterday though, and were both working !
Took this picture this morning, I think the barmy glorious weather we have had for a week is about to go !
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
So I woke up, realised it had all been a dream, but was gutted because the dream was so real. Then, after getting up, the mrs just mentions my childhood sweetheart had commented on my sisters birthday. When I say childhood I mean it, like 5 - 10 years old, but I suppose that was the first time I ever felt emotion for another female besides my mother, it was so innocent, and was never more than a peck here and there, but I suppose just for a moment I was reminded of childhood innocence which has long gone, but that knocked me for another six anyway !
Then - when I got to work , chatting to what I now know is a true friend,they remarked that they had noticed I had been quiet recently,and then went about readressing the thing that had been getting me down, told me a few home truths and made me feel much better !
To be honest, after doing 5 circulars this afternoon, it all seems like nothing now, but my head was really whirring this morning !
The other only thing of note today, a frail very elderley lady got on my bus In Stockport, struggled to get her pass out , and struggled to put it away. She then apologised saying " Sorry love , it's old age " I felt so sad for her I could of cried !
This was soon corrected though, when later on I had 3 elderly ladies screaming at me " where is the bus that should of been here at ten to ? " Bemused I asked a young lady behind them who go on after them , and the bus they were reffering too isnt even run by my bus company !! Guess I was in the wrong place at the wrong time , but it made me laugh !!
Thursday, 15 September 2011
The in-laws next door have just got back from their latest hols, and we are so chuffed that we will be embarking on one soon too ! 51 days to be exact ! I have just discovered the luxury lounge at the airport , and for £82 we can check in there 3 hours before our flight, with free food and drink. Very tempting !
Off to Glossop soon with work , then town on my 2nd half , so glad City played last night !!
Monday, 12 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
We have managed to pay for our holiday, so 8 weeks today we will be in Lansarote ;-)
I have just done a 3 mile walk, to try and undo the bad night !
Thursday, 8 September 2011
I also was a bit dissapointed in the fact I burnt nearly 400 calories in my last workout, but I can do that on a decent walk or bike ride, which is more fun , and free !
Elsewhere it looks like we can make the final payment for our holiday this November,so we are going to be taking a well earned break ! We neither have been to Lanzarote before, but it has to be better than here, and the more or less constant rain we have had for the last 3 months here !
My weight has not changed latley, im still 15-5, so thats not bad !
Friday, 2 September 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
And I'm working all of it, but hoping to attend our friends gig for a few hours after work tomorrow.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Well, 28th of July my last post, Doh ! There has been a big change since though,we attended a works trip to Chester . It was great, had a fantastic time, much cider was consumed,and an early night was had. it did not stop me feeling like shit the day after,and this got me thinking.
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
And 1.5 lbs lost , total of 8 in two weeks , got my first silver star of this campaign too !
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Monday, 13 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Well Here it is, my first video blog ! I watched a lot of before and after video's on youtube yesterday, It's very impressive! I have just done nearly a 3 miles walk in the freezing cold and windy and wet English weather!
You can see the walk here http://http://runkeeper.com/user/56980332/activity/39097729
Had a great night out last night, but feeling the worse for it today, but I didnt go over points, thats the main thing !
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Friday, 3 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Well I rejoined last night , on 42PPs a day at the moment, and pleasantly suprised about the 49 points you have to play with each week, thats 7 pints of cider to me ! Not at the moment though , I have just done day one of a 9 day continous stint, and i don't drink when im working the next day.
diet going fine at the moment, I had a boots shaper sweet chicken wrap for 7 points for my lunch.
Im just munching WW orange and lemon drops , so the weather forecast for here is windy later !
We are going out for a walk shortly , to get some exercise.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
I quite fancy giving the pro points system a go.
Im off today , then got 9 days in work on the trot , then my long weekend off. During that is my works summer disco, which involves beer and a free BBQ ! If I have all the relevant paperwork by then , at least I will be able to know the damage !
The weather here has been dire ,a mixture of rain and sunshine , but allegedly from tomorow on it should be nice and warm, but I suppose thats a bit like the 2 week drought we should of had , that never happened !
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
The weekend is indeed nearly here, but the weather is terrible !
I hope the weather bucks up soon.
Quite a few things happening to my poor step daughter at the moment , her partner has buggered off, leaving her pregnant, her cat got run over and killed , and thank god the little shit of a yorkshire terrier she had has been rehomed.
I lost my emergency tickets for work , so they are deduction £100 out of my wages next week , thats going to cripple us , but otherwise everythings fine !
Monday, 23 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
All was normal on the bus from Ashton To Manchester. then we caught a student special to the university. It was like a cattle train, with all sorts of weirdo's on it ! Particullaly of note was a woman selling a sob story to get on the bus for nothing.
The gig itself was brilliant , and I was gobsmacked when the band opened up with it's one only major hit, from 1986! I loved the new songs too. I finally got to meet a good electronic friend (Dena) personally for the first time.
I felt like a right gimp when I went to the bar whilst the band was doing their encore , they finished , the lights went up , the room emptied and there was just us two with full pints!
We were ushered out into the corridor, where we finished them. Oh I met neil and his daughter too, a very nice bloke ( Neil not his daughter ! )
We then heard a whisper that the band would be in Big Hands Bar, which is nearby. We had one in there, then it was time to go home , as I was working in the morning.
Outside we met Dena again , with John Beck. He remarked he liked my Stella shirt, but he preffered Carling ! I couldn't bring myself to tell him I had got it from my favourite pound shop In Manchester !!
Back onto the student special, and a foreign woman was running around the bus , handing out conspiracy leaflets. She then settled down opposite Angie , then poked her. I had never seen her turn so quickly, and the nutty woman soon left her alone!
To top of a good night , after getting off the bus in Ashton, going through the underpass that is known as p1ssy tunnel , we both did !
Thursday, 12 May 2011
To top this , next Saturday we will be attending my eldest stepsons (first marriage) wedding reception. I don't count him as a step relation, I was with him from birth until me and his mother went boom (around 8 years). But - heres the funny thing, I have never spoke to my ex inlaws since, and they are both going to be there. they both seperated years ago, but it's going to be like going through a time portal. I am not going to drink as I dont want them to think im a full time piss can !
Im getting a bit giddy too, we are off to see It Bites on Saturday Night, I can't Wait :-)
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
I have just realised I have had no alcohol for four days , and feel so much better for it !
We changed our holiday date yesterday , as we couldnt find the nearly three grand we needed by next week ! I know for a fact , this will be the last package holiday we will ever go on, until all the kids are grown up, for a 2 week holiday next year , its £5000, no way !
Jet 2 or eurocamps are the way to go !
The weather has now and well truley broken, no one is complaining though, we all need it !
Im also thinking about weight loss again , November is quite far away , and 2lbs a week could be mighty fine :-)
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
It's quite relaxing actually, afternoon kids out of school then rush hour, then it all calms down.
It brings issues though, on a normal day I can eat in town , but working late means returning to the depot for your break, to be presented with hot water and a microwave.
Last night i impressed myself by having 2 pot noodle wraps !
one good thing about working late, no beer ! Im on lates all week , i'm off Sunday but in work 04:50 monday so no beer on my day off ! All must be good for my weight !
the weather is still warm and windy, but apparently it's storms and rain by Saturday :-(
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
since then its been like a kindergarten here,with neighbours, relations and kids friends being here 24/7 !
Amongst all this the youngest has got a new baby rabbit , that spends more time in the house than the dog ! Meanwhile the older established rabbit is none too impressed, and we are having to keep them seperate at the moment !
On Saturday followed a major cleanup operation both in the house and on the grove, but it's a losing battle with the amount of people around. The baby rabbit must have brought most of the sawdust out of it's cage into our livingroom!
Sunday was pretty much the same, although the mrs persuaded me to sit down and watch BGT and then BGT2 which had both been recorded the night before!
Yesterday was a bit quieter, and we finally managed to find a nursery that we knew exsisted locally to us, that is indeed cheap as chips , so now all our boxes are filled, with petunia's , one surfina , lots of marigolds and labellia or however you spell it!
I have just got up,and the silence is deafaning ! Still, the spectre of work hangs over me , im on 3 o clock spare today, which means i may have to sit in the canteen for 8 hours , or someone might have ducked so i will do their duty !
I will upload a few pics now , in another post !
Friday, 29 April 2011
Pictures will follow i'm sure ! The bouncy castle has arrived, but not up at the moment as all the kids in the neighbourhood appeared when it did !
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
the two main features of the party is an outside gig I will be doing , and a bouncy castle. neither of these are compatible with water ! Also , our eldest has recieved news yesterday that he is to leave for the U.S of A sometime this week. He is going to coach footballers in michigan , as part of his Uni degree. but - he has a conventional tower PC, and I have a laptop. When he finished Uni for this term , we swapped so when the call came for America, he could take a PC with him.
My laptop though is the DJ pc, and by the looks of it wont be here Friday !
I can still do it with the tower , but it means all the gear will have to be in the house, which is not good !
Im on a semi late today , so usual loneliness as Angie worked last night and is now sleeping.
i know thats mushy , but nearly 7 years down the line, i still miss her !
I'm still glowing with a warmth inside me after this weekend though , seeing the gig and 2 dear friends i have not seen since 1996, and the beautiful pictures I took , which are now my desktop wallpaper !
I have also just read an article online , about a lady that has lost 8 stones over 5 years, just by eating sensibly , and it has reminded me that its only 20 months to me being 50 , and i would like to be slim by then, so a restart at slimmingworld would be in order, but im working lates this week and next , so can't make it.
Monday, 25 April 2011
This song is written by my friend Steve, the bass player , about his wifes brief encounter with Jehova's witnesses !
Oh Bugger It , here's a link to a lot of photo's I took that night !
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
I have a CPC course today at work, which is quite funny, I am going to be instructed on the training my employer has all ready given me when I started with them !
Nice litter earner for the gov and europe me thinks !
It's good friday tomorrow, not that I do religion , but it's nice to have a day off!
The kids are nearly through their first week off, and have been for walks , a picnic and after yesterday, the obligatory water fight !
The plan last night was to take in the film , then head into town and quaff a few ales before retiring, but when it had finished we both agreed to be sensible and return home , (must be getting old :-)
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Its great for the washing though , and the kids being off school.
I have a leisurley 3 days ahead of me, im off tomorrow, i have CPC training 8 - 4 in the classroom Thursday , then off Friday !
I must get my bike out later , and blow up the tyres, for a spin early tomorrow, then the inevitable sore butt because it's been ages since i rode it !