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Thoughts of a middle age man…..1 January 2014

2014 has not started quite as I planned. Things started to go array when I tried to move the Pavlova I made from the baking tray to the serving plate, it just started to collapse. What to do, I placed that Pavlova in the fridge for Brian and I to scoff another day, and called him to buy me a Pavlova shell on the way home from work.

Off we went to Jo and Kate’s, what a lovely night, lasagna for dinner and Pavlova for dessert, great company, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. After dinner all bar me went for a dip in the pool, I do not do water. As a child a friend jumped on me when I was at the beach and I have had a fear of water ever since, I can’t swim and I never shall.

As the night wore on I could see that Brian’s back was playing up and I knew we would be home before midnight, sure enough the inevitable happened and while I was disappointed, in the end it all turned out for the best.

No sooner were we in the car and I started to get the most terrible stomach cramps, it was a long drive home. Everywhere I turned there were cars and pedestrians blocking my way and the cramps were getting worse.

We arrived home none to soon and I made  a dash for the toilet, and that is where I sayed for the next 30 minutes or so, I then collapsed on the lounge and drifted off to sleep. This morning the cramps and the diarrhea are gone and my weight is down to 95.5 kilograms. Every cloud does have a silver lining 🙂

Happy New Year!

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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..24 November 2013

The wedding Brian and I attended last night went very well, it was not big and splashy, but not quite small and intimate either. The ceremony was held in Veale Gardens, short and sweet like I think all wedding ceremonies should be, followed by the reception at Pavillion on the Park in the Terrace Room.

The canapes were delicious as was the entrée and dessert, however I was a little disappointed in my main, not that I think there was anything wrong with it, it was just not to my taste. The young man who waited our table all night did an exemplary job as I told him when we left.

It makes me laugh at so  many functions nowadays, the music that gets everyone up dancing is invariably from the 70s and 80s, very little modern stuff. It was not a late night for us, we don’t dance and the young ones, particularly the females, were starting to get messy so it was time to go.

This afternoon we had the entire family over for lunch to celebrate my birthday yesterday, what a lovely afternoon. They have all gone home now, the dishwasher is on and everything is back to normal. I guess that’s it for another year. I could do with a Papa nap but it is getting a bit late for that.

Leftovers for dinner, a bit of ironing, some television and an early night. What a life, wouldn’t change a thing.