Walk the Talk

I know I should lose weight, it’s a no brainer! I know how too, so it’s not hard. Yeah Right!

I make up my mind each day that today’s the day, then buy a biscuit for morning tea (AND eat the fruit that was planned). Its not hunger, it’s not obsession it’s more than that. I’m not lonely or depressed, I guess I’m a little foodaholic or smokoholic and don’t know how to fix that. I just need to get on with it, go to the gym and cut my plate in half. By the way, I’m not a little over weight but I’m also not a sitting down because I’m too fat to get up kind of fat. I’m 120kg but I play sport, I can walk 72 holes of golf in a weekend, I’m actually not to bad at it, but I’m fat and therefore could be better.

So I’ve definitely got a can do should do but don’t!


Success: A life lived to the full


Reflections of the Mountains

I enjoy life, so I’m trying to make the most of it. I’ll be the one in the purple hat slip sliding into the funeral parlour one day.  To have lived is to have had good times, to have survived the bad times, to have friends, to have eaten fabulous meals and seen fine sights. To this end I don’t spend a lot of time vacuuming, I chose to play golf, dig in the garden and read to my grandson. A life fully lived for me would be to have experienced new years eve in New York, to have visited Auschwitz to feel the spirit of those lost in war.  I’ll eat haggis in Scotland and drink fine wine in France. I’ll read as many books as I can and knit jerseys, crochet funky coloured blankets for friends and children of friends – hoping they carry them around till they are grownups.  I’ll have donated enough plasma (no whole blood anymore – damn malaria!) to save a hundred people’s lives, donated enough money to have made a difference to my chosen charities. I’ll have stories to tell and advice to dispense, I’ll be boring in my tales of golf courses played and will fill many scrapbooks with memories.  But for right now, I’ll copy this list of successes so that I can make sure the bucket list is being ticked off and added to regularly.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Green

As a golfer, I associate the word green with some of the beautiful golf courses I’ve been privileged to play on.  It also means I get to take photos of my other green favourite – trees.  The courses I’m sharing with you today are from top left: a rural course in Northland of New Zealand, Terrace Downs just (about an hour) outside of Christchurch – South Island, Millbrook in Autumn – Queenstown South Island, The Hills – Arrowtown South Island and finally Kapalua The Plantations in Hawaii.  All quite different, all very beautiful.  My game is sometimes distressing to my old brain but how can you not be invigorated and renewed when you walking in these green areas?