But so much has happened in the last few months that I want to continue doing this and its only by regularly posting that I can learn and develop this little teeny tiny blog into something a little more interesting
This post is going to be a bit of a photo dump to introduce important people in my life and a little snapshot of what I have been up to;
1 - The Other Half...the one who completes me
He works a different pattern to me so we often spend our days off apart. We had beautiful weather last week so met each other in a local country park when he finished work and sat on the beach having sausages cooked on a disposable BBQ, drinking a beer, before cycling home together...very simple, very cheap, but a lovely way to connect and just be.
2 - My niece E and nephew M
God love them, these are two beautiful children! E has just turned 3 and her favourite phase (other than "I is biiiiiiiig sister now!) is "What is called?" followed by a point to whatever object she's unsure of. Her equally cute baby brother M was born only a few weeks ago and he can melt your heart with one of his baby snuffles. Their parents are pretty awesome too, they are showing me the kind of parent I can only hope to become.
So recently we've had a busy, busy time of it. My cousin married in late April in Yorkshire and while it was freezing cold the dancing and champagne kept us warm. A lot of the decorations and little touches were crafted by family and friends - hopefully this picture will give a little sense of it -
This was followed by E's 3rd birthday and the birth of her baby brother 3 weeks later. All these parties and celebrating was not helping my fitness campaign so I'm back on the healthy eating and gym work...Sha'Bam has been my saviour - it's like Zumba on speed and lots of fun, I'm aiming for 8 hours of classes a week but seem stuck on 6-7 hours and while I'm not using My Fitness Pal app as much it has focused me to reduce my sugar intake. This blasted sugar is in everything - milk, yogurts, fruit...I figure fruit gives me more goodness than anything else so the fruit stays and the dairy has been replaced mostly with unsweetened soya...I'm topping up my calcium with a supplement until I can find alternative food items that are high calcium but low sugar - anyone with any ideas?!!
Quiet weekend coming up. The other half is on this last full weekend rotation so I'll either be sunbathing in the park or painting the bathroom - I'm hoping for sunshine, but preparing the room in case!!