Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter Optimism!

Hope you enjoying the Easter break!  Such a wonderful time of year with all the spring flowers and shrubs coming into their own.
The blossom on our tree is in all its glory and is so uplifting and provides for an extra impetus to get out there and get on with some gardening!!

When I was working I used to look forward to the public holidays as you knew that just about everyone else was also not at the workplace……and therefore you could fully relax as the chances of "issues"  arising would be seriously diminished!!!

Now I am retired the changes in the days are quite subtle…in many ways everyday is a holiday as you can do whatever you want when you want….you are in control within reason!

Easter does tend to make you indulge more than you would - eggs, sweets and extra food.  Visiting our supermarket before the break was quite enlightening - almost a siege mentality!  The quantities people were buying were incredible, almost as if we have been programmed to equate the holiday with volume.

So if you have been one of those who have "gone the extra mile" maybe time to get back on track.  Good to have these moments but it is long term indulgence which does the damage.  So back to normal portions and a general awareness of the healthy foods and the calories!!

So enjoy Easter Monday and will be coming back with thoughts around us mature ladies getting in shape for the summer !!!


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Easter Saturday we went to see "Good People" with Imelda Staunton at the Noel Coward Theatre, St Martins Lane, London. We didn't know what to expect …billed as a comedy - we would say it did have comedic moments but there were some quite serious aspects which we all found quite thought provoking.  All the cast were excellent.  Imelda Staunton was particularly superb and so believable ……reminds me of the quote from Joan Collins when someone praised her for her performance and she said something to the effect…."Its called acting, darling!"

Really recommend - it only has a short run so need to book quickly!

http://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/Tickets/GoodPeople/GoodPeople.asp