Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Random things.....

This is going to be a totally disconnected post about random things that have happened lately.

First of all............

I'm on a diet

But doesn't my lunch look yummy?

And HUGE?

(This is today's scrumminess)


And the diet has really worked as I have lost 12 1/2 lbs in just 4 weeks

shame there a eleventyhundred more pounds still to be lost :o(

Another recent event (as in, yesterday) is that Fred has now moved up to the Junior School


which seems really strange as he's "my baby" and surely can't be old enough for Juniors?


Good job he really loves it already and is very happy to be at school with Daisy again.

And Dot was very happy as she didn't have to start school yesterday until 11.15!

But she is less happy today as she has been off poorly with a streaming cold (but fortunately no sign of any piggy tail!!!) And yes, I really mean that she was unhappy to miss school! That's my girl!

On the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August we travelled our furthest from home in the last 7 weeks and went the 70 miles to Holy Island.


where they were having a Viking exhibition in the Priory grounds

(although we were too tight-fisted/broke to pay the entry fees and so watched from the cliff tops!)

Amazingly we actually bumped into one of my brothers on the island! I had forgotten that they were having a holiday up there over the weekend. It was lovely to see him and his family, especially as we haven't seen them for a while.

We had lots of fun walking round the island, being shot at by the children,

being taller than the castle,

and lolling about on the boat-launching-thingummy

before bumping into my brother again and going off for a cup of tea!

Meanwhile the allotment has been badly neglected this summer as the Little Lockets have pretty much refused to go anymore! So I have one nice photo for you........

and one awful one that shows just how bad it is looking at the moment :o(

I'm feeling completely overwhelmed by it all again. Stupidly I think I prefer it when it is barren and empty - at least then the weeds are manageable!!! ;o)

But I am going to leave you today with a beautiful photo of a different subject matter entirely.....


I just love this sandy-I'm-wearing-my-brand-new-beret-on-the-beach-girl photo!

28 comments:

Gina said...

Lovely random things and an especially lovely beach girl!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

The lunch looks scrumptious! Any chance you'll share the name of your diet... :o)

Ali said...

Oh, if only I could loose weight fast like that. But I am allergic to diets. And greedy. Though that portion of yours looks fine on that account!

And I love your photos of your kids - the whole lot of you are just so... smiley!

Sarahs Home said...

Lovely post Mrs Locket..
I have lost my blogging mojo recently but really must do another post soon.

S x

Lina said...

Random posts are often the most revealing and interesting I think. Love the pictures of your outing. Good luck with the "dog" !!!

Helen said...

She's sooh beautiful Lucy. Well done with the diet, when do you start your new dog?
Love Helen x

philippa said...

Lucy

Thanks for popping by my blog! Glad that Amy made it up to Newcastle, was that in Bainbridges or is there another fabric shop up there that I don't know about?

Fab photographs. Made me quiet home sick!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Eleventy Hundred? Is that alot or not alot?! ;) I too could do well to eat lovely salads like that too. Maybe we should all concentrate on losing eleventy hundred pounds... or in my case... kilos! Gorgeous beach girl photo!! Poor allotment... that's what mine would look like!

Kitty said...

I am a big fan of the random post. So big I may need to go on that diet too. My stomach appears to think it belongs to a 6 months pregnant woman, rather than me. How'd you lose the weight?! x

Moogsmum said...

Congrats on the weight loss Locket! Can't believe you're beating me already....and eating such mahoosive lunches!!!

Gorgeous not-so-little-anymore-Locket photos. Fred looks very smart in his new uniform :)

xxx

Suzie Sews said...

fab to catch up with your goings on. Aw my wee one became a junior too, how did that happen???

ladydi said...

Good job on the diet, especially with all the birthdays! Your outing looks like lots of fun, but you do know that while we love family photos we are waiting to see our own clever Lucy. :>}

rachelmp said...

Well done with the diet Lucy! Oh, and the kids, so grown up. I have a few kids who would be very jealous of the Viking demonstrations .. Fun!

Leah said...

Congratulations on the weight loss.

I need to buckle down and start on the salads too. But from next Monday I have 12 weeks to swim the equivalent of the English Channel!!

Love the pics of the trio dressed for school.

My DD started Reception today and DS starts 6th Form College tomorrow :o

est said...

love your homemade mmmm~ salad!! :)` and thats sure a great loss improvement!! :) keep it going!

wonderwoman said...

well done on the diet, thats fantastic!
lovely pics, especially the last one!

x

French Knots said...

As you are so good at loosing weight could you borrow my body and slim it down by a stone or four please?! Sadly my ' I'm pregnant so have to eat chocolate' approach has continued so I still look pregnant even though the little chap is four months old!
Lovely family pictures.x

Thimbleanna said...

Congrats on the weight loss Ms. Lucy -- job well done! It looks like you had a great trip -- the scenery is amazing. And wow -- another school year -- the kids all look so cute!

Vale said...

Everything is lovely and... I'm ond diet too... I started the diet on july, 14th, and I lost 5 kg now, but the way is quite long... I understand you!!!!!
Kisses, Valeria

twiggypeasticks said...

She looks so lovely. I'm on a diet too, don't tell anyone that Nana Twiggy brought fish and chips round for dinner will you :) I LOVE Holy Island, must pay a visit soon, I think Twiglet would love it too. My baby started full time school last week - sigh, where does the time go ?
twiggy x

Jackie said...

I need more deatil on the lunch ingredients please.It does indeed look yummy and I am so sick of fish....

joanie said...

Wow, sounds like a very successful diet indeed, well done you!
I love how happy your children always seem to be photographed. And that last one is a real cutie :)

periwinkle said...

well done on the diet Lucy, are you doing it with a club or just by yourself? Holy Island looked just great... and your little beach girl looks so pretty :-)

Jane said...

Hi Lucy, Its lovely to catch up on your news. Congratulations to you on your new job, I do hope you will have a happy time there. Beautiful photos of your hols and sewing. Hopefully I will get back to blogging this weekend. Jane x

Karens Hopes said...

Well done on your diet, something I'll have to thnk about soon.
Love your pictures of Holy Island (one of my fave places) the pic with your family in is great.
Keep up the good work.
Karen

Michaela said...

Yes, well, I've started Slimming World now too, so you'll have more competition on the weight loss front! That's a great idea to share your meal pictures - when do we see the chocolate cakes?

Fab news on the weight loss front - I only hope I can do half as well.

(You have made some very gorgeous children there Mrs L)

Vale said...

Hi Lucy, I have a new swap on my blog, I will be very happy if you joint it!
Hugs, Valeria

Leanne said...

Congrats on the weight lose I too am back on the diet round about. Holy Island looks so lovely love the shot of the lobster pots.