Week 4: Word of the Week – “Socko”

It’s week 4 of challenge #53. This one made me think of my time living in Australia. Knowing the Australians’ innate ability to streamline a word to it’s shortest form whilst sticking an ‘o’ on the end, my immediate thought was it was Aussie slang for a game of soccer. But alas, I was wrong…

The Chocolate Cake Hangover

Last night I had a little visitor. Perched on my shoulder, he whispered sinful nothings into my ear. I have non-affectionately named him the ‘Chocolate Cake Devil’ and in the weak moments of a late Sunday evening, his words of sabotaged encouragement did evil and I caved in. ‘Just one little forkful won’t hurt’. ‘Go…

1979 – A Year of Classics – Challenge #99

Now this post is going to give my age away. Shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone that next year is the big ’40’! That can be our little secret. So there I was, thinking this challenge would open my mind to a traditional and magical cinematic experience from an unknown age. Turns out I couldn’t have been…

Week 3: Word of the Week – “Noosphere”

Here we go, it’s week 3 of Challenge #53 and it appears I have a thing for ‘oo’ sounding words ….. Noosphere The part of the biosphere occupied by thinking humanity. Any the wiser? No me neither. A concept that emerged in the early 20th Century, the definition goes on …. (With reference to the…

The Strange Symptoms Continue

Peering at me through quizzical eyes, after my third affirmation that there is no wine in the house, eventual realisation mists over her irises – I am actually being serious. A Friday night of socialising, after a long week of work, and I’m not drinking. Thankful for supportive friends, if there had been wine in…

Word of the Week – “Looky-loo”

It’s week two of me learning a new word every week (Challenge #53). This weeks one popped up in my email and jumped out at me. I couldn’t help wonder what a ‘Looky-loo’ was. Could it be a peeping tom, or a toilet with no doors?! No, probably not, but for those of you who…

A Voice from the Other Side – Challenge #74

Scrabbling around for my vibrating mobile, whilst Mr T rings me in a rescue attempt to locate my frustratingly silent phone, I have a thought. I’m drawn back to the words of the medium, telling me that Dad likes to move things to let me know he’s near. Finally, I legitimately have someone to blame…

Doctor, Doctor – Something Strange is Happening to me

1 week into my 8 Week Whole Body Makeover, something very strange is happening to me. Off I trotted on a kebab run errand for Mr T, willing my willpower not to fail me. As I stood amidst the luscious greasy meat smells of the kebab shop, I suddenly realised something. I had no desire…

Word of the Week – “Salubrious”

Challenge #53 calls for me to expand my vocabulary and learn a new word every week. I recently stumbled upon my husbands Twitter bio, where he described being married to the ‘Salubrious Mrs T’! I quite liked how it rolls off of the tongue, but knowing my husbands penchant for compliments, he could well be…

8 Week Whole Body Makeover

I’d been so good since Christmas. The gym had been beckoning me at the break of dawn and my body was on a journey to feeling happier, healthier, lighter and more toned. Then, about a month ago, the self sabotage gene kicked in – the little devil in my head spurring me on to snooze…