• Sometimes you do have to “give in”* to stop craving sweet stuff so much. Because the more you deny yourself, the more you want it: it’s a paradox. You can’t win.

    Also – in the end – hunger and needing to eat outweighs the diet. Not many people can be without food for too long. And if they say they do, they could be anorexic: or may be telling you…[Read more]

  • And springtime is a great time to declutter! Bin bags here I come! And I will be left in a clutter-free, pristine apartment. PLUS I will be having a new carpet put in and a new bathroom floor laid down. Next year it is the turn of my mattress! It’s all new stuff ahead.

    A change always does one good.

  • I’ve been around cats: and love them. But – when angered or hungry – they are vicious. Their claws sharpen and their fur rises. You don’t want to anger a cat: let alone eat your picnic in their territory. Even small cats can make nasty foes.

    Those tourists in the Netherlands had a lucky escape.

  • Thank you, Rebecca. I will try to take your advice. Because of my phone format, I would have to digitally block it. I can’t just take it off the hook. I haven’t done this because I am scared of making an error and blocking the phone altogether. I do miss the old phones, when you could just take it off the hook. It IS something I will do, Rebecca:…[Read more]

  • I am trying to get through a book, but keep being interrupted. I either have to talk to someone on the phone/prepare food/do chores… the list goes on.

    I’d love to finish reading my book this afternoon, though: I’ll simply have to put other activities on hold. It is frustrating – sometimes – to not have time to myself. And the phone doesn’t seem…[Read more]

  • This is my bucket list:

    1. Go on bus fortnightly into town and meet with bestie
    2. Attend part-time higher English course/September 2021-2022
    3. Go to the Chinese supermarket
    4. Go to aqua-fit with a good friend
    5. Go to Waitrose cafe monthly
    6. Go to Oxford with my friend Nick and my sister
    7. Meet up in town with Nick/on the bus
    8. Have my hair cut

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  • I have learnt today that I love Google email! I can’t disclose my email address, but now love its format and its design. Plus, it isn’t a common username [for the email].

    If you are able, definitely sign up for Google email. It takes a bit of practice to navigate it, but once you’re used to it, you find it so easy to use.

    I know I sound like an…[Read more]

  • I actually bruised at my last blood test. But the nurse did an excellent job: I only felt a prick and that was it. I wouldn’t sign up for regular blood tests, but am glad I had it over and done with.

  • I’ve gone without chocolate for a week now: and I am feeling the cravings. Perhaps I should inhale chocolate?* I really am craving crisps and mini cakes, too. I am sure I’ll survive, but I definitely am suffering food cravings. Perhaps a little of what I fancy would stop these food urges? I do think it important to eat right, though: I wouldn’t…[Read more]

  • I am sorry to hear about your mum, SpinningJen. It’s a hard time.

    I have brewed myself a cup of coffee. I have put on a load of laundry and am airing out my apartment. I shall shower later this morning. I am just pottering about, really.

    I had a busy day yesterday: I arranged two vases of flowers at the house. I also helped cook dinner: it took…[Read more]

  • KitKatKitty replied to the topic Always Vaguely Ill in the forum Health & Diet 10 months ago

    I’m feeling better today: I had a nap in the late afternoon and woke up refreshed. A good sleep always helps. AND my headache is gone, which is wonderful. I am also glad it’ll be springtime soon: I am very much looking forward to the warmer months.

  • I’ve squeezed in my volunteering already, so I’m debating watching TV tonight or seeing if I can get some writing energy going. I have a lot to type from earlier in the year when I had just grabbed a notebook and pen, so maybe reviewing those notes will help.

    Writing is a wonderful way to express your ideas, thoughts, imagination, emotions, fru…[Read more]

  • I finished reading Agatha Christie’s “The Seven Dials Mystery”. Agatha had me surprised with the way the story progressed and with the ending. I could NOT have predicted the story at all and the way the story ended.

    Agatha Christie had been a genius. 10/10 with this book.

  • KitKatKitty replied to the topic Always Vaguely Ill in the forum Health & Diet 10 months ago

    Same again today.

  • I have felt a little ill today, but still was able to do all of the cleaning. BUT last night I found a bug in my hallway: I got seriously freaked out. So I crushed it in tissue and threw out the tissue as was. I did not even put the tissue in actual bin, I was so scared. I thought I wouldn’t be able to sleep out of more such bugs getting into my…[Read more]

  • It’s good to get the housework done, Rebecca. I don’t live in a house – and never will – but I am still the goddess of cleanliness.

    1. I keep on top of the laundry
    2. I hoover 3 to 4 time a week
    3. I take out the rubbish & recycling regularly
    4. I clean my bathroom twice a week
    5. I clean my kitchen twice a week
    6. I wash up dirty crockery daily
    7. I…

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  • KitKatKitty replied to the topic Always Vaguely Ill in the forum Health & Diet 10 months ago

    I still feel ill: I have a headache and feel nauseous.

    Not great.

  • I finished reading “The Great Gatsby” last night. I have read it once or twice now and it just gets better!

    We see Gatsby through the eyes of Nick – the narrator – rather than from the perspective of Gatsby. This makes the perception of Gatsby biased. We don’t hear directly what criminal activities he gets up to, but we get a lot hints.

    It is a…[Read more]

  • ATM I am reading “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    I am on the first chapter: it’s fabulous! I love how easy it is to read and understand. It is an incredibly interesting story to read and so well written. F. Scott Fitzgerald really knew his English. No wonder the book is famous and has been made into film.

    I went to the library…[Read more]

  • U2 are BRILIANT. I even wrote a biographical poem called “U2 Legends Of Rock”, which you can read here:

    I love watching U2 videos on YouTube and listening to their albums on CD. I also love their interviews on YouTube. However, one of their documentaries “Outside it’s America” has been deleted…[Read more]

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