Thursday, 21 March 2013

Sometimes you get what you deserve, sometimes you really don't.

 I received some news recently that left me quite shaken.  It also, as so often sad news does, left me questioning the priorities in my life and the general worthiness of it.

When you realise someone is slipping away from you, you appreciate them in a whole new way. The effects they have had on you. The effects they have had on others.  The unthinkable loss in many peoples hearts and mind.

This loss will be much more for my mum.  A friend who has helped her grow and become more independent than I recall as a child.   A friend who has made my relationship with my mother closer.  She will be missed more than we can currently imagine and I can only hope that before that day comes their will be gin and tonic, laughter and hugs and as little suffering as possible.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

I have just one problem with the gym. ..

 I hate it. Simple.

Sure I wouldn't mind to lose some weight, tone up, have more energy.
But really, I hate the gym.

 My plan to get into the habit before starting my new job really didn't work. Primarily because I was going during the day.  It was quiet. Now I have to go after work.  It is busy.   Very busy. Getting a locker is bad enough, trust me you can have that one, I'd rather not.

And the posers.   Euhh the posers. I wobble away too embarrassed to do all the thing my trainer told me to.

Sure no one is actually looking at me. But it feels like it.

But hey, I went.  That's definitely a step in the right direction.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

The best things in life.

I've been on a whirlwind of experiences lately.  Starting Starting with Berlin,  which was beautiful but cold, we then spent last weekend at The Langham.  What a spectacular hotel.  The room. The service.  The food.  Oh the food

 It was our anniversary.  Our 3rd..

 I will always acknowledge that we are lucky to be able to afford the things we can in life.  I know we are.   I work hard.   I live within my my means.  I have learnt.  But the Langham.   That was something else.

Every penny I paid for it went to charity, my justifiable expense!  It wasn't cheap but oh was it worth it.  I am love the little touches, the turn down, the chocolate, the bath, oh the bath.   When I booked they asked (good old telephone) why we were going.  Pleasure,  not business and most importantly, our anniversary.