Archive for February, 2009

Sammy And Keith In Plymouth – The Adventure – Part 1

After an un-eventful washout Valentines weekend, I was glad to see Monday. I had completely forgotten to text a good friend and wish him well on his gig, which I felt terrible about, had slept through the postman knocking on the door (note to self, fix doorbell and stop sleeping all the time!) I finally arose on the Saturday to find a card saying a postie had tried to wake me, and had something for me. That something turned out to be flowers, and I soon figured who they were from as only a few people have my address.

So a manic morning at work and the time came to go pick up Sammy and Keith from the station. I arrived on time, no thanks to some traffic along the way and a quick detour to pick my flowers up from the post office and put some petrol in the beast that is my car. I quickly nipped into the shop at the station to grab a curly wurly, and no sooner had I opened it and taken my first bite and there were my new houseguests.

We arrived back at mine and a shy little Sammy met Monkey then ventured upstairs where I had placed a sign on the spare room saying ‘Sammy’s Room’ and had used my limited art skills to put some pictures on it too. I had spent most of Sunday afternoon filling my spare room with all things girlie and had blown up 10 balloons saying ‘7’ (as she turned the grand old age of 7 on Valentine’s Day) I also got her a few pressies (from Monkey of course) so she felt at home. I had even gone as far as putting the spare TV and a few video’s in there.

The fridge was brimming with a plethora of scrummy food and drink and for Tea (Dinner to some) Sammy helped make cheesy pasta and proper garlic bread from scratch! Yummy! A few games of hide and seek and chase the feather (for Monkey) and it was time for bed!

It’s A Boy!

No, not me you daft sods! I’m too young for babies! Plus I have Monkey…

My Brother and his missus, Steph finally found the sex of their unborn sprog, and it’s a boy! Hurrah!

Here are some pics;



The proud parents to be;


The Gym Experiment – Week 2 Results

Time to see what week 2 of the experiment has in store! Stupidly I fell asleep way before the designated measurement time, so I took them as soon as I got up and had a shower, so my hair was wet (added weight there!) Time taken 9am, 18th Feb 2008.

Results Compared to week 1
Weight (kg) – -2kg
Upper Arm (cm) – -1cm
Under Bust (cm) – -2cm
Bust (cm) – Same
Waist (cm) – -2cm
Hips (cm) – -Same
Thigh (cm) – -2cm
Calf (cm) – Same
Bum –4cm

I had expected less change as I haven’t been to the gym much this week! Added bonus!

Total Difference
Weight (kg) – -1kg
Upper Arm (cm) – -2cm
Under Bust (cm) – -2cm
Bust (cm) – Same
Waist (cm) – -6cm
Hips (cm) – -2cm
Thigh (cm) – -4cm
Calf (cm) – -2cm
Bum –4cm

Just to be scientific, the measurements were taken with the same tape measure, in the same places on my body, and I used the same weighing scales (although I’m convinced they are broken!)

Day 30 – Sunday Morning Body Jam

Saturday was mainly spent asleep or cleaning! Which was nice!

Sunday morning was another Body Jam session, and it was rammed in there! I found my regular spot in the back of the class and started to work it out! Yeah baby! Di changed some of the warm up tracks but as I am beginning to know all the tracks I didn’t look like an idiot and knew what to do! Some Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Usher tracks later and I was fully bopped out!

I came home and cleaned out the beast (my car) checked the oil, filled the water up etc etc! I’m such a mechanic! (NOT) and finished off preparing my house for the arrival of my house guests on Monday. I settled down to watch my regular sunday viewings and nodded off. Does a Sunday afternoon nap mean that even at my tender age of 23, I’m getting old? eek!


Day 29 – Body Jam

Friday saw another of my fave classes – Body Jam! I’m finally picking up the routines, which is nice! So I look less flaily and more red and sweaty at the back, but keeping in time! I actually really like this routine we are doing at the moment, it’s very Hip Hoppy! So I feel like I’m in an American hip hop film like save the last dance or step up (both excellent films I might add!)

I came home from a very energy fuelled Jam to start cleaning in preparation for the arrival of Keith and Sammy Bond. My house guests for the week!