Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Wednesday and our Third Canniversary

Oh my God its close to pleasant outside today. I simply HAD to get out there for a walk at lunchtime and although the wind was a little brutal at times, it was almost mellow March Nova Scotia weather. I have to add Nova Scotia weather because its like night and day compared to pleasant March UK weather which would be in the teens centigrade, flowers blooming and birds singing vigorously but I digress there….
March in Nova Scotia:
March in England:
The clocks went back at the weekend and we were plunged into darkness at my usual wake up time of 6am on the Monday morning and for some reason, I simply was not expecting it and it hit me hard. I was getting a little used to waking up to actual daylight and then lovely light through the blinds at 6.45am when I would go up for my shower. And all that was gone and we were back in darkness and it put me completely out of sorts.

Of course all this actually took effect on the Sunday but I was blissfully unaware as I got up so late and a little hungover from the red wine and cards late night of the night before. So the day just felt rushed with the loss of the hour. Anyway Monday wasn’t so good, I had to drag myself out of my funk about the dark morning, and I had to do it fast!
Its actually our Third Caniversary today, this time 3 years ago we arrived and it was exactly the same - from pretty bluebell woods to what was like the frozen tundra. Happy Canniversary to us!!!

I have just read online about Kim Kardashian dropping her Blackberry on the way to the gym, good old Daily Mail bringing us that very important world news. But I did read it because actually the Kardashians are my guilty pleasure and what sneaky advertising for the ailing Blackberry brand. I am not sure if they would be pleased or not…

I haven’t watched the show for a while! I need to put that right, I might start tonight. I love that they are not skinny women and they show off their assets in the face of all that ridicule and theres plenty of it after all (ridicule I mean) but they are also terrible females and their priorities are so way out from what mine and most peoples are, it’s a little like “real life” Dynasty. Always puts me in a good mood.

That and rodeo girls, what a show, what a bunch of diva badass riders with major drama, love it. Must get some more of that back in my life before the heat hits, the TV goes off, the pool is opened and my evenings consist of being outdoors again…..




Friday, 7 March 2014

What I am up to

I just had the best birthday but I shall leave that for another post. Right now I am dragging myself through minus 27 in the wind chill temperatures and it feels like Spring will never ever show its face and at the same time having to read on Facebook about how it will be 16C in the UK this weekend - pffft!

So in an effort to get through these cold hideous and endless months of January through to April without benefit of a trip down South, I managed to watch the entire Series 1 of Pan Am on Netflix and what a series!!! I am beside myself that theres only one series, they canned it so there is no more in existence - WTH?!!!

I am living in hope that my running is getting back on track, today I ran 3km with hills and some of it was hard, it was also outside and I did it in celebration of our temperature of 1C today. The wind was icy but once I got into it, it was do-able and last weekend I managed a 4km track. It wasn't too too hard, it was definitely achievable but not easy as such. I hope to do it again this weekend, and a bike ride. I want to get on my bike again, damn this weather!

I am starting to sound obsessed with the temperatures here.

The girls started spring break this week and thank God we are not yet into the years of teen spring break and spring break trips that I can then worry about. We started the break in style with dinner at Pizza Delight last night where Chloe announced that it reminded her of Olive Garden - ah Olive Garden and Florida,... how I miss thee. She says their garlic mash potato rocks.

In my lost moments after I watched the last Pan Am I wondered around Netflix in a berefit fashion and found a series called Happy Endings. Its amusing. I like the title, I like the word Happy.

The weekend there is too much drinking planned for two nights in a row but who cares, its the weekend, wine is meant to be in that picture, oh and coconut shrimp, that's planned too. I feel the need for it!

Still haven't been skiing yet this season gggggrrrrrrrrr