Spoof Diet sheet (aka excuses to eat)

I put a little aside in an earlier post about broken biscuits not having any calories as they’d leaked out during breakage.
Bernadette  came up with eating biscuits standing up as it reduced the calories, to which I suggested that worked because it meant they had further to travel and thus got weaker on the way down.

This has opened up a whole new page in the Diet Rule Book, and I’d welcome your comments about things you’ve heard, tried, and plain laughed at in the world of calorie counting and weight control.

Please note:
This is a humorous post,  and should not be confused with or taken as healthy eating advice.
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Book Review: Cathy Kelly, Between Sisters

This was one of my £10 dash gifts from Hubby, and I finished it last night.
Lately, I haven’t been up to reading much, but with tiredness creeping in as it has, it’s been nice to curl up with the dog and a book until I feel dopey enough to close my eyes and drop off.
cathy-kelly-bookWhilst I would not put this as one of her best, it was an enjoyable read, especially at bedtime.

The story is of two sisters abandoned by their mother at a young age.
Their father is extremely bitter, and the three move in with his mother who looks after them all.
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Twittering Tale #13 – 17 January 2017: The Race

I’m still trying to vary my blog content and have found another challenge which popped up in my reader via Michael.

Check out the site below if you want to join in too.


About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a prompt photo, and your mission is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less.

If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing us a new prompt.  Have Fun!

Get set………..
Pen’n’pad versus ipad.

(60 characters)


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Dessert Course: Weigh In Result Week Five

Week five already and counting, even if I’ve been off plan this week and will be until the 26th.
To be honest, I am finding it harder NOW than when I first started, as I’m not sure if it’s me, my meds or the radiotherapy that’s making me feel hungry all the time.

I am still keeping a food diary, and being brutally honest in it, so I can see those extra syns flooding creeping in instead of a proper meal.
I have breakfast as normal, and a cooked meal during the day, but by evening I just want to snack, and that, for anyone trying to control their weight, can be a killer.
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Parcel Delivery

I owned up the other day to purchasing some biscuits from the Opposition and was short changed so wrote off to complain.
I received a letter on Friday to thank me for my time, accept their apologies and to advise me there was a package in the post under separate cover.

This arrived today:
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You can see from the size of my cooker and microwave it was quite a big parcel.
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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Animals

A new photo challenge for me as discovered at Jansenphoto: Dutch goes the Photo.
As this week’s subject is Animals, how could I resist?

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

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Weddings of Yesteryear

Most people love the thought of a wedding.
Such a happy occasion, bridesmaids, little page boys and flower girls, a chance for distant relatives to get together in celebration and to welcome the latest addition to the family.

royalsIt is also a major headache, especially if you are paying for your own and have divided loyalties, divorced parents and estranged siblings.
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