Sunday, 8 January 2012

Expulsion of the Old!

This isn't as bad as it sounds. I am not expelling people that I have known for a while nor am I going on a geriatric rampage. I am purely de-cluttering.  So far today I have managed to bag up 4 bags of clothes and 2 bags of bedding.  When I say bag it is more of a sack and they are heavy... Very heavy... Carting them off to the charity shops will certainly aid in my quest for the ever improved arms.  I am going for the arms of one of the below.

OK, didn't mean to fully take inspiration from Twilight actors that is just the way it happened.  Saying that, if I went the whole hog the chest and thighs of Ben Cohen wouldn't go a miss either

Anyway, side tracked, only I can link in sexy men with de-cluttering of a wardrobe!

Today clothes and bedding, tomorrow CD and DVD's.  I will see if the little music magpie will take any.  I may get a whole 50p back.

What else has been happening in my life in the past week.  Well, no smokes, cut down coffee to about 1 cup a day.. Sometimes I have none and them I also have the every depressing diet.  Believe me I am like a bear with a sore head.  I am starting to think that maybe the diet isn't the way to go.  If I want muscle mass etc I think the exercise needs to improve not cut down on the amount I eat.  As my knee is still knackered running is still out.  The problem with a knee without it's own shock absorber is that it is very difficult to do any exercises that require bending of the knee.  Maybe I will become top heavy and one of these people that walk around like a Neanderthal that can't put his arms by his side.  I have to get something done before my trip to Estonia in July...

Aaaaaaaaanywho, I have had a sufficient rest and now will get back to the clutter obliteration.   Next blog I feel a set of challenges coming on...

Till then

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

It's about time

Hello soldier! How goes the war?

I thought since I haven't updated this since..... oh about July it was about time I did.  Funny thing, nothing spectacular has actually happened to me in all this time.  I've been to Estonia which was amazing, I've had a birthday, a Christmas and survived another New Year.  Apart from that, nothing. Still single, still moaning and still need to do more exercise.  I am finding that the Xbox Kinect is actually great fun to keep one fit and some of the games are hysterically funny.  Problem is it works both ways.  Now, with enhanced voice features you don't even need to get off the sofa to get the remote.  Everything can be voice activated.  Now to get me a nice houseboy to wheel me around I need never move again.

New Year, new phone.  I am quite excited about receiving my new Windows 7 phone tomorrow.  A nice Nokia Lumia 800.  Whilst I do love the iPhone, I fancied a change and I do like Nokia.

I am sure after 24 months I will want the all new all singing and dancing iPhone but for now I am happy.

So what does 2012 mean for me.  Well a couple of things.  I don't make New Year resolutions anymore (with the exception of 1, that the participant of will know about).  What is the point in setting yourself up for a fall.  How many people actually manage to keep to their resolutions throughout the year?  I am not going to set myself up for disappointment and upset this year so will do things as and when I feel it is right.  This is not me being a defeatest, more of a realist.

So things to look forward to and to try and do:
  • Visit my very good friend in Estonia at least twice this year
  • Go on holiday for a trip round Wales with fantastic friends
  • Meet up with a load of people met through Facebook.  Cracking fellows all of them
  • Partake in more Spook hunts. (very nearly typed Spock hunts then)
  • Drink less coffee (this will be a killer)
  • Use the Xbox Kinect as more of a fitness tool and not a voice activated remote.
  • Blog/Vlog more

There are probably many other things to say and do but baby steps.

So for the moment I am going to sign off and dream of hairy chested men and romance.

Adios  y'all