Tuesday, 30 June 2009

A spot of tennis?

It's been a very busy past few weeks, but not too busy to fit in some Wimbledon action last Monday. Dan and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and popped in to Wimbledon after work to catch some evening matches. Such a good atmosphere. We also hit up a cricket match the other month and seem to be making the rounds of British sporting establishments. Wonder what will be next...

Thursday, 18 June 2009

I LOVE my Abel and Cole weekly fruit and veg box. Every Tuesday morning it comes to our door and forms the basis of our meals for the rest of the week. It forces me to try new veg I've never tried before, like leeks and Jerusalem artichoke and this week, broad beans! Anyone else do a fruit and veg to the door scheme?

Monday, 15 June 2009

Literary pub

Dan took me to this pub, the Swan and Edgar, in Marylebone a few weeks ago. The walls are covered in books, as is the bar. I love it!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Bright and sunny

These three pictures made me happy today. I can't wait to live somewhere that we can decorate!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Pilates day one

I went to my first pilates class the other night and loved it! I don't want to speak too soon but I do think this exercise was created for me. My instructor didn't believe me when I said it was my first time and said I must have done itin a past life, which I took to be a compliment. And since compliments around me and anything sport related are few and far between, I'm happy.

Pilates is part of my goal this year for increased 'holistic health'. It's an exercise technique all about increasing core strength and bringing about better posture. I hate how it has a real 'yummy mummy' elitist reputation - probably because it's so freaking expensive. I hate when things that are good for you get elitist reputations, like organic food. Why is food that is produced the way food is intended to be only for middle-class people? Please.

So I was delighted to find a class at our local council gym for less than half the price of anywhere else. Who wants to pay £12/ $18 per class? Absolutely ridiculous. Anyway, now I need to keep going and not ride the high of what might well be beginners luck.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Penmanship practice

Yes, I did spend the whole summer before 8th grade perfecting my handwriting. I put a premium on good penmanship and yes, I do judge people by the way they write. But not too harshly, sometimes I scrawl too - but ONLY in a rush.

So when I do see good examples of handwriting I take notice. Maybe I'll spend this whole summer trying to write like this.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Take action on Sri Lanka

If you don't use the SuperBadger facebook application yet, now's the time to start. http://apps.facebook.com/superbadger/

We're badgering the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK to end the humanitarian crisis.

Families in northern Sri Lanka are suffering a humanitarian emergency. Currently they are trapped in camps and unable to return home.The camps are in an appalling condition and basic food, water, shelter and medical needs are severely lacking for the 250,000 Tamil people living there.

Doctors who have been working around the clock to meet the great need have now been detained by the government as a security threat.

Please badger the Sri Lankan government now. http://apps.facebook.com/superbadger/

The email address for the US Sri Lanka High Commission is slembassy@slembassyusa.org
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