Wednesday, February 24, 2010


It seems that for the first time in a long time I am lost for words about what to blog. Since my life no longer revolves around eating and training and being obsessed with my body and weight it's sometimes hard to write about my life. With so many wonderful things happening I can't pin point just one topic.

My Mum faired really well with her first treatment and although I didn't need to be there to look after her as such as she wasn't violently ill like I had suspected she did say that she was really glad that I was there. Just having someone else in the house made a huge difference to her. I heard that 50% of healing came from medicine and the other 50% from a positive attitude from those sick and the people around them. And from my own experience I can totally understand and believe this. I head back down again in two weeks time for the next treatment.

Our trip is still coming together slowly but surely with our deposits for Bali, London and the Cotswalds being made on Monday. I'm not sure what our next decisions are as hubby and I haven't had time yet to sit down and plan our next move.

My book is still in the hands of my writing mentor and I'm eagerly awaiting her reply to hear what she thinks. Book 2 is coming together beautifully. Just as with Book 1 everything seems to be falling into place.

I made a call over the weekend to head back to the gym and crank up the exercise a little bit more now that I've recovered somewhat, feeling on an even keel and nice and balanced mentally, physically and spiritually, and thinking and feeling absolutely bloody awesome.

Still lovin' my training with the Mattstar and looking forward (or maybe not) to tomorrow's deadlifting session. As much as I totally love it I still get scared and very nervous. Matt says it's because I care.

Love going to my French lessons every Tuesday even if it is quite hard to learn and remember. Why can't the whole world just speak one language - English? I'm sure once I'm immersed it'll be easier as I won't have the choice which one to speak.

Well, maybe I wasn't so lost for words afterall. Over and out till next time.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Tomorrow my mum starts her chemotherapy treatment. I am flying down today to spend the next week with her and look after her. She is positive and says she is not going to be sick. If only this were true but I will not be the one to burst her bubble. I will be there for her, to soothe her, to comfort her, to hold her, to cry with her, to feed her, to shave her head when her hair starts to fall out and I will laugh with her, take her mind off it, encourage her, love her, and just simply be there for her. I don't know what this ride has in store for her, let alone me and my sister but we will make it through - we always do!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


My creativity in writing about my life is continuing. Book 1 is finished, has been passed onto my writing mentor which will entail an all over read, many times, to see the senses in it, the flows, the dead ends, the rich bits, the not fully explained yet bits, the too much (although can there every be too much?) She'll compare how it is to how I wanted it to be making notes for me to consider and then make changes if I think they are a good idea.

It will still need an edit after this stage is passed for grammar and spelling. She's reading for sense only - following along with what I have said is important to me in this project.

And then on my way to French class today I had a vision for another book. And hence Book 2 is now a work in progress. This book will be finished before we go away then it'll be onto book 3, our overseas adventures, if the cogs are still turning with thoughts, excitement and enthusiasm.

A new career? Maybe!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Leaving London, we pick up our hire car, and head to our home for 5 weeks. Carol Cottage is located in the beautiful town of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. Our home here is but a short walk from the main street where The Market Hall is located which provides shelter for local produce market traders. We are also situated within easy walking distance to a number of good walks which are located in and around the area. I'm hoping that life in the cotswolds is everything I have imagined. And I dare say that pint or two along with the bangers and mash will be a sure thing since we are located just a few minutes walk away from the pub.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


After three luxurious weeks in Bali we'll be heading to London and staying at the Thistle Marble Arch for 5 nights. We'll actually do the touristy thing here seeing sights such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Madame Tussauds and London Eye. We opted for hotel style accomodation here rather than an apartment as it was cheaper including breakfast daily. I figure we'll be out all day so it really doesn't matter too much where we stay as long as we've got a bed to sleep in and shower to freshen up. From here we'll pick up our hire car, and head to our village to settle in for five weeks.