11 January 2010 – day two and Pump it Up torture

They make it look so easy

They make it look so easy

Day two of the Big Push for Turkey and I started off with some Wii Fit. One advantage of not having to be at work until nine thirty is time in the morning to exercise, I can get it over with while I’m still half asleep which takes the pain out of it a little. Continue reading

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January 10 2010 – the Big Push for Turkey

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So, day one of The Big Push for Turkey. I broke out the Wii Fit this morning, it has hardly been used since Christmas, mostly because I couldn’t forgive it for making me weigh myself in front of Commando and for telling me I’d put on fifteen bloody pounds. To be honest I’m still not happy with it. Today it told me I’ve out on another three pounds since then, back to eleven thirteen. How come it’s so easy to put it on and so hard to get it off? Continue reading

9 January 2010 – Last Cake Day

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Good news today. I met Mac in town for a coffee and he and Joe got engaged over Christmas. Now if only they can stop falling out with each other, splitting up and getting back together until the wedding. Mac was proudly showing off his platinum ring with a sparkling diamond, not as girly as it sounds, more like a wedding band really. Of course he wanted to celebrate with cake. This is going to be my last cake day though. The big push for Turkey in May starts tomorrow. My fiftieth birthday is going to be spent on a beach, in a bikini drinking champagne and I’d prefer it if the rest of the people on the beach didn’t think a whale had washed up. Continue reading

8 January 2010 – unexpected winter sports

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Yesterday was a lovely lazy day but today I had to go up the Big Hill. We were running out of food and had no milk left at all. Mini Commando came up with me and it was hard going. There were still a few abandoned cars on the hill and the snow has frozen over now so it’s treacherous. Going up a steep hill makes it doubly so. Mini Commando and I slipped and slid, we hung onto walls and fences, we grabbed each other and almost both fell in a heap but, somehow, we made it to the top, out of breath and red in the face but giggling a bit at the adventure. There’s something about snow that brings out the kid in all of us and we did have a tiny snowball fight at the top of the hill. Mini Commando won because, as he put it, “you throw like a girl mum.” Continue reading

7 January 2010 – snow day part two!

Not really the weather for going out in the garden

Not really the weather for going out in the garden

The snow kept falling on and off until early evening yesterday. It only stopped when the temperature dropped drastically at about four o’clock, then things started to ice over. The TV news was full of ice warnings and people were told to stay indoors. Commando phoned his manager and was told not to come in because the roads were blocked. This morning I had a text from Primo to say the office was closed so not to bother going in. This is turning out to be rather a good week, if you don’t count the horrible journey home on Tuesday night. Continue reading

6 January 2010 – snow day!

Problem opening the gym door

Problem opening the gym door

It snowed all night and this morning it was so deep I couldn’t even open the gym door. There was a drift about a foot deep against the glass. On the news they were saying more than six inches of snow had fallen overnight and snow plows had been out. I didn’t even know we had snow plows in Hampshire, it’s not as if we get snow like this very often. There was a text on my phone from Rae, sent at three in the morning to say she’d just got in safely which was a relief. Continue reading

5 January 2010 – trapped in a blizzard

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I struggled across the road

Global warming, what global warming? The snow started to fall at some point this afternoon. When you’re talking on the phone and staring at a succession of screens you tend to block out what’s going on around you so no one really noticed until it was quite a blizzard. By six o’clock we couldn’t actually see out at all. The outside world was a wall of white, as if someone had sneaked up a ladder and covered all the windows with paper. Then Karen Sidebottom, the CCM, walked round all the teams and told us to log off and go home while we could still get out of the building. The call centre was closing. Continue reading

4 January 2010 – temptation and festive fatty prejudice

Incriminating pile of wrappers

Incriminating pile of wrappers

Thankfully all the sweets in the office have disappeared. This means there is less chance to eat rubbish during the ten hours of the day I’m chained to my headset. Unfortunately the sweets at home seem to be hanging about a little longer, not to mention biscuits, mince pies and assorted other bits of Christmas leftover junk. Considering I bought so much less this year I don’t understand why it seems to be lasting so long. Maybe Commando had another tin stashed away and he’s secretly refilling this one when I’m at the office. Continue reading