28th July 2015
You are what you eat, so don't be cheap, easy or fake!
Every morning I listen to Radio 2 and every day they have a Pause For Thought which yesterday really changed the course of my day, this was what Brian D'Arcy read out;
Or you can listen to him on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4qdn
Chris Evans said "You love your job don't you, it's a vocation isn't it", he replied;
It's a vocation and vocations lead to vacations!
The summers I remember most fondly were times of holidays, holy days and happy days. “We’re all going on our summer holidays” sang Cliff, “Eat, drink and enjoy the fruit of your work for these are gifts from God” said the Bible.
Everyone should take a break even if it’s only for a day. That break becomes a line in the sand separating the past from the future.
This summer I’ve begun to realise what a fool I am. I get so involved trying to do good that I convince myself the world would grind to a halt if I stopped. That’s complete nonsense and worse still it's arrogant too. The truth is that if I died today the world wouldn’t miss a beat.
It’s not that I or you don’t matter; we do. It’s just that our jobs, our families, our friends need us when we are around but learn to thrive even more when we’re not.
I should be sensible enough to know I need a break, a time when I neither think of problems nor search for solutions.
So I suggest to you on these summer days, forget about buying things and instead buy experiences. You have enough new clothes already and you don’t really need a new telly. Far better to buy a ticket for a show or enjoy a good meal with your family instead. By all means do what you have to but then do what you like to do.
Spend more time in the company of people you like. Take a break from computers and phones and talk to real people. Help others. As most self-help programmes tell us: you have to give it away to keep it.
Summer is when you realise that friendships are precious. The friend who sits with us and doesn’t feel compelled to fix us, to cure us or even ask what’s wrong, is worth their weight in gold.
I love Holiday because it's when the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time at all.
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I stopped to listen and totally agreed, spending time with those you love is truly one of the most important things you can do, which is why mom and I spent yesterday together, went for a bit of a drive and I watched her eat a cream tea whilst I sat with my coffee. We sat outside in strong winds because she won't go anywhere without the dog ;-) but that's okay because Alfie is her family too, he's as important to her as I am, so that's what we do.
I love my job and I haven't had a been away on holiday for over a year now, but that doesn't mean I don't take time out for me and mine, that's why I have my garden, it's why I sit round chilling in my pj's when I feel the need. It's why I totally enjoyed my week off at Christmas just chilling and watching tv with my mom, yeah the time I enjoy wasting is never wasted time.
Make sure you take time for you and yours, you just never know what's round the corner and I heard some very sad news yesterday to re-affirm that.
Anyway changing the subject, mom might have enjoyed an afternoon tea but I'd already eaten and can recommend this delicious breakfast;
6pp bacon and mushroom on multiseed flatbread. These flatbreads are only 3pp each and really good.
Then for tea we had 14pp southern style chicken & mushroom nuggets, corn on the cob, courgette & actifry chips. The Colman's packet mix is 4pp, and I used half chicken pieces and half mushrooms, it worked nicely and again I'd recommend it.
I did a lot yesterday really for my lazy day, took Alfie back to the vets on the morning, he's still not right so a bit of medication and we're going back Friday. He was so funny, after she'd examined him, he barked and barked at her, proper telling her off he was, she was very impressed with his bark ;)
I also stood ironing last night, haven't done that for a long time, so now I have lots of dresses ready to wear, it's like having a new wardrobe full of clothes ;) I did go to bed a tired lady!
However the local foxes woke me up at 4am, there was at least two of them next door, so me and Alfie weren't impressed having our sleep interrupted, I did manage to snooze back until 5 thankfully and now I'm going to get ready for my weighing week, I was really impressed with the weight loss in my meetings last week, 418lb which considering so many were on their summer holidays was just incredible, here's to another great week!
Have a fab day BeYOUtiful.