Dryathlon day 19: Dance till you drop

After yesterday’s rather gloomy post I’m back on track today – quite literally! Part of our Saturday night pizza making routine – along with the wine – is listening to music. Dancing around the kitchen to some great dance tunes can really life the mood – even without the alcohol. So I’ve put together an…

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Dryathlon day 18: Cabin fever

I think I may be suffering from cabin fever.  After the jokey meths post frenzy of yesterday today I have been feeling more and more maudlin as the day has gone on. I’m fed up with the cold and realise that I have not been out of the village since Monday.  We have also lost…

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Dryathlon day 17: I demand to have some booze!

This evening I feel like just Withnail in the brilliant 1987 film Withnail and I.  As I sat in front of my  spaghetti and meat balls this evening wanted to shout: “I must have some booze.  I demand to have some booze!” That meal was just crying out for a glass of Chianti.  Of course…

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Dryathon day 16: Half way snow day!

Today was an official snow day!  It was rumoured that temperatures got down to minus 14 in the village last night which is pretty chilly to say the least.  Over 260 of the schools and colleges across Norfolk were closed so it meant a day off  for our two teenagers.  As I work from home…

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Dryathlon day 15: Snow joke!

I think it’s fair to say that Norfolk has been in the grip of arctic weather today! After more snow over night we woke up to about 3 inches of the white stuff which was not, much to the disappointment of the kids, enough to close their school and 6th form college! So it was…

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Dryathlon day 14: The depths of winter

We woke this morning to find a light sprinkling of snow on the ground but not enough to close any schools – much to my daughter’s disappointment – nor to hamper my morning walk!  Togged up in snow boots, leg warmers, woolly hat and my down jacket I set off with my friend Sue to…

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Dryathlon day 13: If you can’t drink it cook with it!

Blogging late again after a lovely relaxing Sunday.  I spent a lot of the afternoon in the kitchen cooking with my daughter.  I made pheasant cooked in red wine with spices and jumbo raisins and red cabbage with bacon with a splash of port.  Before you report me to the Dryathlon Police I can confirm…

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Dryathlon day 12: Zero percent

Well day 12 was one of those days where I didn’t get a chance to stop so the Blog remained unwritten – but don’t worry I haven’t slipped off the wagon! Saturday night was bound to be a bit of a test as it was our first social event  since New Year’s Eve.  Nothing epic…

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Dryathlon day 11: Let the endorphins flow!

Zumba class at Club La Santa 2011 – yes I’m in there somewhere! I have been on a bit of an exercise kick this week. As well as my 2 mile morning walks I have managed to go for a run, a swim, do a yoga class and a Zumba session! Who needs alcohol when…

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Dryathlon day 10: Crossed the bar

Twilight and the evening bell, And after it the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark For tho’ from out our bourne Of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar. Alfred Lord Tennyson…

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Dryathlon day 9: Marshmallows and memories

Above is my Cadbury’s low calorie hot chocolate with a bit of frothed skimmed milk topped with marshmallows.  Can you believe I’ve never had a hot chocolate with marshmallows before? It’s my daughters favourite tipple – although she also likes a generous squirting of cream along with the marshmallows too!  I did rather enjoy it…

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Dryathon day 8: Back on track

Over the Christmas holidays my early walking campaign came to an abrupt halt – in spite of the very best intentions! But today my son was back at 6th Form college and my daughter returned to  school, so it was thankfully back to the old routine. I have waxed lyrical on this Blog about my…

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