I really don't know where the past couple of weeks have vanished to?
Spending time with the family has taken priority and Ive grabbed snatched moments as and when I can to enjoy a little scrapping. I love how I can submerge myself in a pile of product and let it wash away the cares of the world - even if it is just for a couple of hours, its a perfect escape from the other goings on in my life at the moment.
The apperance of snow kinda slowed things down for us here too - we lost power and became isolated in the village for 4 days!!
January 1st saw the start of my new "get fit" regime and I can happily report that I have lost a whopping 10lbs since I began cutting out the junk and exercising more. Ive been walking LOTS and last weekend enjoyed two, four mile hikes across the beach - which was really tough but a great way to clear the mind and let go of the fuzziness that's been filling my head just lately.
I'm feeling "alive" again and am determined to stick to my new way of life - eating healthy, exercising more and just generally taking care of me......if there is one thing Ive learnt over the past week or so is that - we only get one shot at life.
I was shocked to discover that the average life expectancy in the UK is 79 yrs 3 months - I'm over halfway already and I want to enjoy what time Ive got left! With a history of all sorts of aliments in my family, which have taken many far too early, I want to give me body the best chance it has to live as long as possible -no more junk for me that's for sure :D
Its been ages since I last blogged that I didn't get to upload the adventure Hubs and I experienced in the snow.
A friend of ours was cycling when we met up with him on one of our afternoon walks - we chatted for a few minutes and then he was on his way - 30 minutes later, in a rather isolated spot, we came upon our friend again - only this time he was laying on an 8inch mattress of compacted snow and ice!
Hubs and I dashed to his aid as it was pretty obvious he was in trouble and needed medical help fast....we dialled 999 and as we did the heavens opened and more snow began to fall - the winds began to blast us with an icy chill and soon we found ourselves in a blizzard!
The roads had been closed days earlier by the local boys in blue, as they were impassable by anything other than a 4x4.....so how the heck was an Ambulance going to make it??? They tried but couldn't get to us - and eventually after what felt like forever, the Search and Rescue guys saved the day :D
Our buddie sustained a fractured pelvis and hip and is now on the slow road to recovery.....to quote the Paramedic " What kind of nutter goes cycling in the snow???".
And finally - I begin my journey this evening to head for the warmer climate of California, as I'm off to CHA. If you are attending then please do pop by the Prima booth and say hi - it'd be great to see you.
Check back over the next week as I'll be updating daily with images of the show.
Have fun and thanks for dropping by.