Wednesday, April 28

Hairy Sheep
Here is a very hairy sheep.
Muffins are lovely
I've got one in my tum
I'll have to go running later
Or it'll end up on my bum

Tuesday, April 27

I used to hate exercise, but now I love it! Here's why:
  • It makes you feel fab!
    All that talk of endorphins I've been hearing about is true. I feel happy, happy, happy all the time.
  • You get thinner
    Well, apparently - I can't see any signs of it so far, but maybe I should lay off the Chinese food and chocolate as well.
  • You sleep better
    I'm out like a light at 11, and feel refreshed when I wake at 7. Bliss! (Apart from when my next door neighbour comes home drunk like she did on Saturday, wailing a moving rendition of 'He Ain't Heavy' outside my bedroom window at 4am).
  • Your skin glows
    I don't even need blusher at the moment - and I'm one of the palest people ever, ever, ever.

Well, why are you still reading this? Get your Dunlops on and get exercising!

Monday, April 26

I had one of the loveliest weekends ever! It was so sunny and I did lots of lovely things that made me feel all relaxed and happy.

  • Went for an early morning run in the park
  • Had a lovely breakfast, while reading the Saturday Guardian
  • Went down to the Gower and wandered around a few breathtaking beaches
  • Stopped off in a cool country pub for a pint of Real Ale
  • Ate some Thai takeaway - and lots of raspberries
  • Went to the gym for a workout, swim, sauna and steam room session
  • Had a luxury picnic in the park, with loads of goodies from M&S
  • Watched Kill Bill 2, which is amazing and possibly my favourite Tarantino film
  • Bought some organic compost to plant my sunflower seeds in

For once, I feel happy even though it's Monday morning. Hurrah for sunshine and the simple things in life.

Friday, April 23

A poem I found, which makes me feel happy.

no alcohol, no weed, no cigarettes, no e's
no milk, no cheese, no eggs, no meat
just meditation & peace, good workout, good sleep
more sunshine, light breeze

Makes me want to be all clean living and cool, just wandering around on a beach in the sunshine munching on berries.
I'm Back!
Bit of a lack of blogging recently. I have been in Guatemala studying the Mayan ruins and visitng the place that the happy fair trade farmers grow the cocoa beans to make Green and Blacks Maya Gold (mmmmmmmmmmm!).

I've also been up to lots of other fun stuff too.
  • Running
    I've been doing this for about three weeks now, and I love it. It's so beautiful, running in the sunshine, next to the lake, jumping over ducks that waddle into my path. I've built up to 3 minutes running, 1 minute walking and I'm covering about 2.5 miles. I'm aiming for the London Marathon by 2006 (maybe).

  • Lovely and Healthy(ish) Cooking
    Martin Shaw, who used to be in The Professionals is a very good veggie cook. I've been making a lot of his recipes, and his wife's chocolate banana cake is especially nice. Well done, Mrs S!

    Also, check out this lush African Sweet Potato Stew - another new favourite.

  • Doing Musical Things
    On Wednesday I went to see the musical Taboo, which was very camp and entertaining. Not sure what Julian Clary was doing in it though, as he has absolutely zero singing and dancing skills.

    I've also booked tickets to see Keane and to go to the V Festival too, which I'm very excited about.

  • Reading Good Books
    Veronika Decides to Die is one of those amazing books that makes you think differently about the world. I'm now reading Memoirs of a Geisha, which is totally transports to you to another place and time. It's so good that I don't want to get off the train in the morning - I want to stay on and keep on reading.

  • Not Watching TV
    I've come to the conclusion that television is 99% rubbish, so I've stopped watching it most of the time. Instead, I've found time to read the newspaper, see friends, surf the web, paint, cook, listen to music, have long baths, watch films (like Shaun of the Dead, which is ace)... lots of things that are more constructive and interesting than porgrammes about debt collectors and DIY. Although I am still watching the two things I love - Jonathan Ross and Friends. And I'll watch Cutting It when that comes back on, and any good comedy too.

  • Making Poetry
    I've always wanted some magnetic fridge poetry, and have hoped every birthday and christmas that someone might buy it for me. But they never have. Boo.

    But a few days ago, I found it in a sale. So I bought it for myself. Yay.

    I've already had hours of fun with it, and have written a poem about my perfect day, and one for my gorgeous husband.

It's Friday afternoon, the sun is shining and I'm looking forward to a lovely weekend of doing lovely things.