Places to go; Things to see

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Busy, busy, busy...

All right so I have been continually slack on the blogging and for that I do apologise, but in my own selfish way, I do have good reasons.

I have been busy planning the trip of a lifetime :o) At least my trip of a lifetime.

So here is a basic run down of things as they stand:
  • Wed 05 Oct: Leave Australia!!!!!! (Can you tell that I am excited about this; it is a first for me)
  • We fly into Kuala Lumpur for one night, we'll be doing a Batu Cave Tour and general sight seeing of a busy city
  • Fly from there to Paris!!! Arrive at about 9:30am and then make our way directly to London!!!
  • Spend a night in London before picking up a car - Yes people I will be driving in the UK. You better get off the roads :o)
  • From there we will be driving to Edinburgh, stopping for a night along the way and where ever else takes our fancy.
  • 4 nights in an Edinburgh B&B; so that we can explore the city and do day trips to Loch Ness and other great tourist trap sites :o)
  • Then back to London, again with a night stop over on the way and once there we will hand back the car - don't need that in London - I'm not that crazy.
  • 9 nights in a London B&B, here we will be doing the London Eye, lots and lots of touristy things, day trips to Bath and Stonehenge.
  • Then we have a very early flight from Gatwick to Marseilles (bus transfer will be leaving London at 4:00am - don't know what I was thing when I booked a 6:40 flight)
  • Then we will pick up another car for 4 nights in Avignon. I want to visit all the Roman sites in this area of France and enjoy the scenery.
  • Train to Paris where we will spend our last 8 nights. Here is where I want to get lost looking through the Louver, have lunch under the Eiffel Tower and cruise down the Seine.
  • We will also visit Disneyland!!!!! Can't wait for this one :o)
  • Unfortunately; after all this we do have to leave :(
  • We'll be flying home, again via a nights stay in Kuala Lumpur, this time we have a visit to an Elephant Sanctuary - we will be able to feed them and help bath them - sounds smelly but a lot of fun!
  • And after all this I will arrive back home on Monday 07 November!!!!
With such a long holiday I could put my girls Charlie Brown (cat) and Blondie (dog) in care, so I have asked a friend from work to house sit for me. She has a house mate, so it's not like her house will be left unattended. This way she will be able to feed them and offer some loving attention to my baby girls. And Blondie will still be able to have her doggy day care days with out interruption and won't go insane from being in a kennel for so long. the last time she was in for a week and it took her weeks to get over it and be able to handle a day of doggy day care with nearly dying from exhaustion at the end of it.

I am very excited.


Saturday, September 10, 2011


I spent 5 months in denial about being too tight. I finally went back to my surgeon yesterday for a small unfill and already I do feel relief.

By the way in the last five months I have only lost 7kg (15lb), I am hoping the unfill will allow me to lose that much in a month or two. The difference between being too tight and just right is small, but the difference in what we can eat is very big. I wasn't loosing a lot of weight because I couldn't eat very much of the right stuff, so I was eating a lot of the slider foods.

So I finally took a small step towards helping put all my other steps together.

My walks are going well. At least an hour on three nights this week. Thursday and Friday were a bust, but that was due to an eye appointment on Thursday and my unfill on Friday. But tomorrow I have swimming so that will be another good workout for me.

And the holiday planning is moving along. I have taken some or your advice and reduced the number of moves we are going to be making. I just don't think the many moves are going to do me any good, especially as this is my first trip overseas and I want to more of them, so I don't want to scare myself off :o)

I'm off for another night. Hope everyone is safe and well.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lost again

So I know that I have been gone for a while and for that I have no excuses.

I just have not been able to work up the energy to post lately.

I know the reason behind it…. Not loosing weight!!!!!!

What do I have to do? 

Well, I know I could start eating healthy food again, and start exercising more than once a week. But that would the sensible plan of attack to get the show back on the road. Me, I just keep thinking that I need to do something about it to get myself back on track and THEN NEVER FOLLOW THROUGH. 

Here are the good things I am doing:

I am swimming every Sunday morning. That is fun; it’s even in with a squad, so it’s planned training sessions with a coach and everything. I am in the beginners lane and it is a push for me to get through the session, but I am enjoying it and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. I joined with a few friends from work, so we are currently keeping each other motivated. I am even enjoying the early Sunday mornings – training begins at 7:30 and will soon be starting at 7am as our winter is all but over.

I have also started after work walks with another co-worker. She is on her own ‘get healthy’ plan and so we are trying to help each other out. The plan is to walk every other night after work for 1 hour, and it will be walks around and along the Brisbane River; so they should be good. I will endeavour to keep you posted on how that goes. So far they have been lovely and very energetic.

These are the small steps that are doing me good. I just have a problem with putting all the small steps together so that they gather momentum into bigger steps that get me to my goal.

I know I have said it before, that I need to be focused and get on track, so I am going to stop saying it. I get a little tired of letting myself down and when I do, I usually go back a few steps while in a pit of depression. I am going to try and just get back to focusing on one day at a time.

In other news on me; there is only about 5 weeks until I fly off to Paris and I have to admit I am getting a little nervous. The planning and organising is no where near done. I keep thinking I may need to simplify the trip a bit and not have so many stops. I don’t want to be changing hotels every day, and where possible I really want to stay in B & B’s, so they need at least 3 nights to be booked as a lot don’t do shorter stays. Which actually suits our plans, but then I get to wondering if the places that we want to stay; are they going to be easy to get everywhere else?

Basically, my mind doesn’t stop changing about the plans and so nothing is ready to be finalised. What I need to do is just book and pay for it as I think of it and then I can’t change my mind :o)

So there you have it, not a lot has changed.  I am so boring :o) I need more hours in the day to get everything done that I want to, but there aren't, so I need to get more organised. Famous last words!!