Tuesday, April 29, 2008

So cute!


And I managed 30 minutes of Wii Fit today in my lunch break, although we won't mention the paltry 15 minutes I did yesterday...

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Managed to add 34 minutes to my FitCash total this morning including 808 spins on the hulahoop in Super Hula Hoop! Enjoyed a long jog around Wiifitty island (the highlight of which was a Mii version of Alex overtaking me and then tripping over and falling on his face!)

Wondering if I'll be able to keep it up when I have to go to work afterwards and hoping to see some improvement soon. So far I have put on weight each day but I think this is down to my changing outfits more than anything else. I have now been scientific about it and established the weight of my boxers, shorts and t-shirt are 1 lb. Super!

K has outperformed me on a number of activities still (ski jump being a sore point) so I need to focus on those. Really don't like the muscle work out ones but I am starting to include them in the mix each day...hopefully we'll see an improvement over yesterday's scolding by the trainer when I stopped doing press ups half way through!

On a positive note I can feel its effect on my body and I slept straight through last night despite there being a number of feeds!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Will it work?

I'm hoping so...

My aim is to lose a stone and a bit in 3 months...thats about 2 lbs every fortnight.

Of course I'm talking about Wii Fit! The problem is its day 2 and I can't be arsed to go down stairs and get on the thing!

Edit: Just done 30 minutes on it. Strangely addictive quality...just wanted to breech the 30 minute mark. Hopefully it will continue!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Say "Cheese"


Definite social smiling...hooray!

Now if only we could get a buyer for our house.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz Pt 2

And now its Friday.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I knew housemoving was going to be stressful but I hadn't counted on the insomnia setting in this early!

From K's blog you may see that we've put an offer in on our Midlands house (which has been accepted) but because we haven't sold ours yet they are still taking viewings. I'm now paranoid someone else is going to view it and fall it love with it like we have!

We've had one viewing so far and still not heard any feedback. At this point I'm thinking about raiding the piggy bank to see what we can do to speed it along. I think ultimately its going to come down to price but a tiny part of me worries that no-one will want to buy our house at any price!

Anyone out there want to buy a lovely 3 bed mid terrace conveniently located to the centre of Ipswich?

P.S. Z has been asleep for nearly 4 hours now! (And yes he is still breathing!)

Sunday, April 20, 2008


He's only 6 weeks but he's already big enough to kick me out of bed!


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Z's big Midlands Adventure!

If its not been clear so far with my posts having a baby is a life changing experience! I spent some time away this week (as detailed in K's blog but I'm not sure I like being referred to as a cat or my family as mice!) and it was strange. On the one hand I missed them both a lot but also I liked not having to think about anyone but myself (how selfish!) and then the guilt at liking not having to think about anyone else!

I practically flew home from Fleet after my meeting...it only took 2 hours 10 minutes!!! It must be a record! (Well for me anyway!)

The last couple of days can only be considered a success. Z was a bit of a pain trying to go to sleep last night at Mum's (we reckon unfamiliar surroundings and a very hot living room) but managed to sleep for 4 and a half hours straight (another new record!) and then slept for 5 hours in the day! (Will wonders never cease!?!?)

We did manage to see a number of houses...

Great garden, noisy road, smelly and a potential road widening of the M1 that might cause future prices to plummet.

Tiny kitchen, 1 room pretending to be 2 on the particulars, lovely upstairs decor, throat closing combination of cat hair and air freshener.

Nice village, on A6, no parking at all, wet dog, no bathroom, dirty, smelly, under East Midlands flight path, rooms much smaller in the flesh.

Very helpful agent, last minute viewing, lovely interior, noisy road, second viewing with mum in tow, smallish kitchen, flexible options for living, would make an offer if not for...

Nice family, kitchen to die for, smallish outdoor space, no off road parking, big rooms, 2 toilets, good location, underfloor heating in bathroom, offer being made by us on Monday!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Under duress

I'm updating my blog because K wants to read it. Not sure I've got much tp blog about but there you go.

Been an interesting couple of weeks and the weekend promises to be a challenge too. We're going to look at houses in Long Eaton & Kegworth tomorrow and we have to get up, dressed and out by 9 and then hope Z doesn't cause a super fuss on the way there. He was as good as gold this morning but has done nothing but cry and eat this afternoon/evening. He's finally asleep and we even managed to wash his hair without any complaints.

There's been plenty of gaming undertaken too. Shadows Over Camelot saw some action (and we actually managed to win!) Hopefully adding the possibility of a traitor in the midst will spice things up even more! Hive and Mr. Jack are two good 2 player games as well. K has been playing a lot of Professor Layton and the Curious Village and I've restarted Pokemon Diamond and I'm determined to finish it this time. We've also been playing a lot of Mario Kart Wii (although K does get a little frustrated)

Also this is far too addictive/cute...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Double Dactyl overload

After reading Alex's efforts here and here, K became obsessed and made up her own (later fixed here).

Well blow me if I didn't wake up thinking about them too! I was forced to get up to find a pencil and write it down...not sure if its entirely correct but I like it anyway..

Goo-gily, gar-gily
Kathy the Beagle Brown
At feeeding and changing
She's not a twit

With much admiration
Her husband declareth
"You are a hit!"

If you were down with the 'yoof' you could swap the 4th line for 'She is "The Shit"' and it would still make sense.

Now...what else could I write a double dactyl about....

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Baby Elephant!

K is taking every opportunity to use the very local children's centres to get the little super star weighed!

He's now 5.16 kg (which in baby weight is 11.4 pounds!) That means he's put on 3 pounds in 4 weeks! He's huge....and consequently has outgrown his size 1 nappies and some sleepsuits/vests have already been consigned to the 'too small/save for next baby(!)' box.

Still getting through the tiredness at the moment and wasn't sure how good a host I was when Paul & Alex visited yesterday. We had a great catch up and Zachary was relatively well behaved, although he did get a bit hot and fidgety!

We also took the 'don't change him unless he's distressed about it' thing too far yesterday and ended up with a-poo-coming-out-the-back-of-his-nappy-while-K-was-feeding-him-in-our-bed-at-2am-this
morning incident. Deep joy!