The Blog: The bra post was the most popular I’ve written and attracted many more responses that usual. I decided to use it as the basis of a letter to the Daily Mail and the day after I sent it I received an email from them asking for a photograph of me wearing the dress I’d bought for my daughter’s wedding. Two days after that, and much to my poor daughter’s mortification, there we were, heading up the letters section. Whilst I’m glad they took the issue seriously enough to print, I was less happy at the many changes they made to my text. There may be more to say on this subject soon. Watch this space!
The book: Getting there. My self imposed deadline of being ready to submit by 30th April is looming. 76,000 words written with around 5,000 to go.
The gym: Although in theory I attend three times a week, the reality is that it’s more often twice. I’m trying to improve. January = 9 visits. I’ve also attended two Mobility sessions (for core strengthening) but it’s not enough. Note to self –Must do better.
Slimming World: Having lost 4lb in the first weigh-in after New year’s Day, I aimed to lose a further pound a week in January. Actual losses by weigh-in on 29th January totalled six pounds. Now aiming for a further 9lb by the last weigh-in in March (8 weeks).
Weather: Cold and damp, cold and rainy or cold and snowy. Apart from a few sunny interludes January, as is so often the case, has been pretty horrible. I keep buying daffodils to remind me that spring is on the way.
Cramp update: When it’s bad, it’s very bad but fortunately hasn’t happened too often. Continuing with the four pronged attack – magnesium supplement, magnesium rich foods (e.g.bananas), Epsom salts baths (for the magnesium) and hot water bottles. There’s a heavy reliance here on magnesium so I really hope that is doing the trick!
New experience: Meeting the lovely Luca, my daughter’s rescue dog. I’ll visit again soon.
What I’ve been reading: Very little in fact. I’ve been concentrating on my writing, but I have just finished Robert Galbraith’s (JK Rowling) Career of Evil featuring private detective Cormoran Stike. Did you see the TV series Strike? I thought it excellent (as was the book). This book is the third in the series and she is promising at least six more.
What I’ve been cooking: Decided to save this for another day as there’s quite a lot to tell.
What have been your January highlights?