Making up for Lost Time ?>

Making up for Lost Time

I do apologise for my time away, life keeps interfering with regular blog posts. The thing about life? It can be scary. There was this enormous 7.8 earthquake centred off the coast of Culverden in New Zealand recently. That meant that the shake was felt in my neck of the woods, where now several buildings are going to be demolished. It put a dent in my holiday plans, that’s for sure. Our cinemas will be taken down, along with part…

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Completed! ?>

Completed!

It took quite some time, but a few weeks ago the bathroom renovation was finished. I should really have updated then, but funds were tight and frankly the hosting service I used wanted money. My bad! I kept letting life get in the way and now, I am back with photos! Loads and loads and loads of photos. Well actually, its more like a few photos since the bathroom isn’t that large. All right, all right, I admit it. It’s only three…

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It’s Finally Happening! ?>

It’s Finally Happening!

So I’ve been busy over the last few weeks, which is why I haven’t shared a blog post recently. There have been so many things going on! Aside  from winter arriving, there’s more exciting things in the works for my home. I finally get to renovate my bathroom to something that is much more suitable for me. Below are some photos of what my bathroom looks like now: Okay, so those fixtures are being taken out for the most part….

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The Belmont Regional Park ?>

The Belmont Regional Park

Its been a long, long week. I achieved my 10k steps, except for one day this week. I was a little disappointed but I figured as long as I did the same walk each day, it didn’t matter too much. Besides, I more than made up for missing a day on Friday, when I hit 14k steps. I couldn’t have been happier. Of course, this week’s been slow because not only am I down to the last bit of my…

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The Week in Review ?>

The Week in Review

Its been a long week. The bosses went on holiday on the Tuesday and they’re not coming back for a couple of weeks. What does this mean for me? I won’t be slacking off (unfortunately) but it means a whole lot less stress about the calls in queue and everyone is somewhat nicer to each other. I enjoy taking a variety of calls each day. Not one call is the same from call to call and is nearly always a…

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The Secret Life of a Call Centre Representative ?>

The Secret Life of a Call Centre Representative

Working at a Call Centre has its ups and downs.  On good days I don’t mind working there. My coworkers tend to make it all worthwhile, especially when your customers come out with gems. One such gem went a little differently from all my other calls. “I’ve got a unicorn in my backyard.” I couldn’t help myself. I burst out laughing. Probably shouldn’t have, since our calls are recorded. He went on to say, “Don’t laugh, I’m serious! I’m going to catch…

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My Fitness Journey ?>

My Fitness Journey

It started on the 28th of February, 2016. I wasn’t losing weight. I wasn’t gaining weight either. It started with an idea. What would motivate me to walk every day, seven days a week? I’d already tried the gym. But it was the same old tired excuse. I use public transport. I don’t drive. Going to the gym was out of my way, annoying and there were people there watching me exercise and I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t afford a…

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27 March 2016 ?>

27 March 2016

I shouldn’t have skipped a day of blogging, but I did. Apologies! But as a bonus, I’ll share some photos of my walk with you. So every day, I do a street walk and then do a return trip through Black Creek. Or sometimes I walk up Black Creek and do a street walk back, and I took some really cool photos I think you’ll enjoy. So that one is from up the other end of Black Creek. No, I…

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24th March 2016 ?>

24th March 2016

I’ve decided to treat my blog posts as a mixture of personal diaries and updates about my other hobbies. I do have other hobbies aside from losing weight, which is just the newest hobby out of at least two or three hobbies. I do like to write. Or I did enjoy writing. These blog posts are a way to write and keep that skill active. I figured that if I sat at my computer and typed up something, it counted towards my yearly word…

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23rd March 2016 ?>

23rd March 2016

My goal for 2016 was to: Lose weight Be healthy Part of that journey was to start walking. In February my brother kindly purchased a Fitbit Flex for me, thinking that it would give me the motivation to walk and lose some weight. My family wanted me to be healthy. They didn’t want me to turn out like my Grandmother, who can now barely walk because of her weight. I inherited her genes in that area. If I do not…

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