December 17, 2012
When we start to get cold and damp and wet and the days get shorter and shorter here in the UK I start to think of warmer places like Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Queenslanders will be in the heat of summer getting about in their sunnies, shorts and tee shirts, skimpy summer dresses and their togs (thats Kiwi for swimmers, or bathing costumes if you want to be very pom)
At this time of the year I remember, (yes, I can’t go without saying this which rather dates me) I remember getting up in the weekend mornings, scrambling into my bikini and having a dip in the pool in the garden before getting breakfast going. What a great way to wake up and shower! The warmth dried me and I spent the rest of the weekend similarly attired just putting on a pair thongs, (flipflops to you here) and some shorts to go shopping.
I remember, too, on weekdays walking to, and along, the beach, finishing off with a quick swim, and walking home before changing and driving to work. How nice is that! Oh, for some Queensland sunshine and sea!
Actually, I will be thinking of Brisbane and the Sunshine coast more after the build up to Christmas because Christmas is very much an English thing and I enjoy that here. More on that in another blog. Needless to say that even after 10 years away I miss the warmth of the Sunshine Coast, and to be specific Mooloolaba and Nambour.
December 16, 2012
Christmas time is party time there is no denying this. All the work parties, the catchup with friends dinner parties, the club parties, the pre-christmas parties, the post-christmas parties, New Years eve parties, and so it goes on. Food and drink and drink and food and more of the same, and so it goes on!
Now people who are worried about their weight do worry at this time of the year. They know that food and drink is about and it smells so good, it looks so good, and it tastes so good. How can they take care and not over do it? Will they be miserable and stay at home? Or will they got out have fun, ignore the consequences, and go into repair damage afterwards in January?
Well, that’s their choice. Whatever happens Christmas time should be fun. The main fun about Christmas is catching up with friends and partying. That doesn’t have to mean lots of food and drink. Honestly, who wants to wake up the next day not remembering what happened and feeling ill and awful? Who wants to waste half a day in bed getting over it? This should be a fun time. Go out and have fun. Don’t deny yourself food or drink but on the other hand just be aware of it, remember your limits, and don’t over do it. This way you can enjoy everything and everybody, every time.
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