Wednesday, 7 November 2007

look what I've got!

I started Weight Watchers in August, and have been doing quite well with my weight loss. On Monday I lost another 3 pounds, which makes a total of 1 stone, 5 and 1/2 pounds!!! (only another 2 and 1/2 stones to go!!!

But, I also got this award:

this means that I have now lost 10% of my starting weight!!!
I'm really pleased with myself.
I need some new, smaller, clothes, but am reluctant to buy any yet, coz they won't fit within a few months!!.

Monday, 5 November 2007

long time, no see!!!

hello to all my blogging pals!!! I've finally got something to say!!!
A few weeks ago, we decided to go to Alnwick Castle. It was a nice day out and here are a few pix:
Yesterday, we went back to Alnwick, but this time we went to Alnwick Gardens. It is owned and designed by The Duchess of Northumberland, and well worth a visit. Although there wasn't many flowers out, it is still a beautiful place. Also, because it was November, it was quiet.
Here are a few pix from yesterday:
this photo is of 'The Treehouse'. It holds a restaurant, bar and several nice places to just sit and chill.

We tried to go in the restaurant but it was fully booked. We will definately pay a visit in the future tho, as the idea of a meal beside a 'real' fire appeals!

A major feature of the Gardens, is 'The Grand Cascade'. Here is are a couple of photos:

the fountains do a different show every 30 minutes. these show two of the things they do.

there are also several other water features, some of which are good for taking 'arty' photos. here are a couple:
these are both Carl's attempts at 'photography' - not bad!!

(please note Daniel's new hand puppet - 'the Mole'. he said I had to let you know!!)

finally, there is also a 'Poison Garden'. This garden is kept behind locked gates, to stop people pinching plants. The garden contains everything from Cannabis to Rosemary, which apparently can be poisonous if eaten in great qualitities!
A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all!!
I think that's probably enough for this blog, sorry it went on abit, I'll try to do it more often in future! (yeah right, heard that one before!!!!)