Can’t believe I finally managed to see all of my little ones within a week! Had a wonderful visit from my eldest and his family today. SO lovely to see them. Amigo III has shot up and turned into a little boy over the last ten months. He has lovely manners and a mop of curly, auburn hair. The little ones squealed with delight as they ran around the garden for hours on end. So lovely that we are coming out of this dreadful lockdown. Our shops are opening tomorrow and as I walked along the high street, I could see all the shopkeepers inside, stocking and painting. Sadly on Friday, 9th April – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died. A great Briton and colourful character, who often put his foot in it, but was always dutiful to Queen and country. He had such a twinkle in his (roving) eye and a passion for life; brilliant man. He almost made a century too – so a long life, well lived.
April is here. I love this month although it can be freezing or frazzling! I am doing well with my monthly goals but no real weight is going. This month I am going to : 1. Start exercising and walking much more. 2. Complete rough running orders for 2021 events. I finished my Think Pink Girl’s Medley today (it’s at the bottom and has a chunk of instrumental at the end as I am thinking to have a voice over here) and the score for, Courage. 3. Clear, clear, CLEAR more of my house. 4. Drop all sugar, although I still have some lovely Easter treats. 5. Attempt to ignore all stress intentionally caused by one certain individual. Just like in the fish world, there are those that live at the bottom of the tank and thrive on a diet of dirt.
In writing my monthly goals, I thought about my diet again and I do stick to a Mediterranean style diet most of the time, sort of. I am not in favour of fashionable vegan diets (if not chosen for health reasons), because I do worry about our health and our poor farmers! I get why some choose a vegetarian diet, but vegan? No eggs or dairy produce? Hens lay eggs without being harmed and surely cows aren’t too reluctant to provide us with milk? TV is full of ads encouraging us to ‘save our planet’ (CO2 emissions) and switch to plant-based fake milk – what about our dairy farmers? There was a vegan lady on tv who has 106 dogs, seriously! They live in semidetached stinking squalor. Poor dogs. Poor neighbours.
Saturday, was a day spent having my MOT at the hospital. No fun. Waiting for results will be even less so. I couldn’t even stop off at the shops or take anyone with me. Never mind – I consoled myself with online browsing during the long wait. I was also horrified to look down and notice a huge dollop of dried lasagne on the front of my trainer. Oh dear.