Posted on October 2, 2013 by pamiejane
Summer is coming and this year I might have a bit more time to do the beach thing. With that in mind I have decided to cut down on the junk food – I am not going to say I want to be bikini ready as I very rarely do bikini’s but I would not mind getting back into the same shape as I was December last year (Click for bikini photos from then). Also with the Dryland Traverse coming up on 5 weeks being a couple of kilograms lighter might make quite a difference!
So, I was about to tell Mr OL my plan and I started with…..“I stood on the scale this morning”
Little OL, who was close by and overheard, piped up “Mommy did you cry?”
I nearly did, with laughter, after that comment!
It took me a couple of seconds to realise that she thought I had hurt my foot by standing on something.
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Posted on September 13, 2013 by pamiejane
So my brainwashing plans are not working so well……
It is 4 (and a half) months to go before Little OL turns 4 and she has decided that she no long wants an airplane party! Hmph…… That is itself is not too much of a problem. I am adaptable (kind off) but she wants a Teddy Bear party!!! She’s had a Teddy Bear party! Her second Birthday Party was a Teddy Bear’s Picnic party.
I guess I should be flattered – she liked it so much she wants it again! But somehow I suspect it is less to do with her remembering her party and more to do with the fact that Door Stop (her teddy bear) never leaves her side.
In the background is a work in progress painting of Little OL and Door Stop, from a photo taken just before she turned 2.
So it looks like we are going to compromise, a Teddy Bear in Airplane Party it is going to be (for now at least). Very cute idea actually. I have started pinning stuff.
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Posted on August 30, 2013 by pamiejane
I have had this blog for 5 years – wow time has flown. Before I started here I had an iBlog account for a short while as well.
Over the years my blog has changed quite bit. It has gone from being mostly about Ironman training to a real mix up of stuff, Ordinary Life stuff! I have had a baby, I have started baking and icing cookies, I have shown you all some of my paintings and sketches, I have started a new business – SA Medal Hangers. And very importantly I have made some great friends!
Thank you all so much for joining me on this journey, I am thoroughly enjoying it!
Here is the link to my first post – published on the 1st September 2008
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Posted on July 8, 2013 by pamiejane
My weekend away was fantastic and exactly what I needed.
I ate some more
I went shopping at a farmers market (for food) If you are ever in the Garden Route on a Saturday morning head to the Wild Oats Farmer’s Market outside Sedgefield! LOVE IT!
I ate even more
And I even drew a little while everyone else was running.
It was quite weird to sit and draw in a really crowded area. I have not done this in a while and at first was a bit nervous but soon blocked out all the people around me and just concentrated. At one point a man behind me did call over his kids to come and have a look but I was too scared to turn around and speak to them, so I just pretended I hear nothing…….. They where very respectful and quiet and I am not sure how long they were there. Once I concentrate on something I do tend to block out the world. This I really needed to concentrate on as the people kept moving…….
I might never run the Knysna Marathon again, this was so much fun… (just kidding) I did miss the fact that I was not running.
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Posted on February 14, 2013 by pamiejane
When we arrived at work today each one of us found this waiting for us on our desks. One of the many benefits of working for a small company.
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Posted on February 11, 2013 by pamiejane
FBC – Death Row Meal
Firstly I am going to change the name of the challenge for today from “Death Row Meal” to “Last Meal”. For some reason the thought of sitting on Death Row freaks me out a whole lot more than actually dying. Something to do with the “how did I get into that position” I mean seriously – what do you need to do to get to death row, or if you did nothing, imagine the panic, the continual need to be proven innocent, the angst, the anger, hatred, the emotional turmoil. The judicial system has failed you, and generally it would take years. Nope, I am not going there
So – FBC – Last Meal.
For my last meal I would like something that I actually have quite often – a rare steak, done on an open fire. It must be thick and well aged. It must be a deep red colour with a little bit of marbling. Yes, I am fussy when it comes to my steak. It must NOT have basting sauce on it; actually they must just ask Mr OL to cook it on the fire. I am not 100% sure what he puts on it but he does it best.
To go with my steak I would like medium cut crispy chips. Soft and fluffy on the inside with crispy bits breaking off on the outside. No salad, no veggies – nothing to complicate matters. Just chips and steak! Just give me that, with a bit of salt from grinder.
I don’t even need starters or desserts, totally unnecessary! But if we are going to go there, then a Carpaccio for starters, or a Steak Tartare (yes I have a thing for raw meat) and for dessert a Crème Brulee.
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