Well time to catch up again I suppose. I haven't done all that much apart from the usual, shopping and dog walking though, so not a lot to say. The weather has been up and down, yesterday it poured with rain all afternoon, so Emma did't get a walk, but then it froze about 6.30. I walked to the meeting, wasn't getting the car out of the garage to spend 10 minutes de-icing it to come home like I did last week, besides I needed the exercise having been stuck in here all day. Today has been absolutely beautiful, not a cloud or breath of wind all day, but absolutely freezing, it hardly went above 2c, and still frost on my front grass all day.
I've been gradually getting some things back on my laptop, software etc and it's almost back to normal. I also plugged in my old hard drive from out of my old laptop as I couldn't remember what was on there, and was thrilled to find that I had at some time in the not too distant past, put on nearly all my music downloads and cds that I'd copied, and hundred and hundreds of photos all in neat little albums. I honestly don't remember doing it, I really am losing the plot I think! Anyhow I then off loaded all the photos that I currently have on my three memory cards out of my cameras, and I still have about 5gb of room left, so am so pleased that I actually bought that caddy thing last year.
Kate is back from her holiday in Spain, and brought me back a beautiful Spanish leather bag, just a small one, as she knows I don't really use a bag, it has a long strap on it or you can use it just as a clutch bag. Really nice, just need to go somewhere to use it now and then! Talking of which, I tried on a coat the other day, and it looked fabulous, though I say it myself, just a warm, dressy coat, and I really felt good in it, which is saying a lot for me, cos I nearly always hate seeing myself in mirrors nowadays. But I didn't buy it, because I would never need to wear that type of thing, well only once in a blue moon. Not the sort of coat to go shopping in or walking the dog, just for going out. I keep thinking about it though, and am so tempted, but it would be a waste of money, wouldn't it? Sigh.
Erm well, thats about it really, except for my trip out today. I haven't really been anywhere with Emma for ages, apart from the reservoirs, or the park, so I decided it was her turn today, so took her to Llansteffan (last time we went there was on her birthday) Of course everywhere is shut for the winter now, there were still a few people around though. We had a long walk all along the top of the dunes, then onto the sand (which was rock hard and frozen in places!) round the bay to the far beach and then up the cliff steps and along the top where the woody bit is and then back down. About 2 miles I reckon, so Emma is now knackered, but it was great to see her enjoying herself in the water, and having a good old huff round. We also had a McDonalds as a treat, I just had the Happy Meal though with 3 fish fingers and the tiny fries you get, with a coffee. It's only 460 cals for that, which is about what I would eat for a normal lunch at home, so don't feel at all guilty. I am keeping to under 1200 cals a day, so still have a large margin for my evening meal, yesterday it was only about 900, and I've now lost half a stone in 2 weeks, so am well chuffed. I can now get into my one size smaller jeans already. :)