Thursday, 30 December 2010

Last blog of the year

Well tomorrow is going to be a very busy day as it is the first Birthday of my baby girl Princess Grandaughter Lilybelle. She is the most wonderful thing that has happened to me since the births of Caden and Colby, and she really is the most amazing baby girl I've seen since my Daughter Natalie was born almost 24 years ago. Barring any major catastrophies (like what happened exactly 3 years ago) my next blog will be sent from Lanzarote where it is currently hot and sunny all day as my tired old body is in desperate need of some sleeping in the sunshine therapy. So I will wish you all a very happy, prosperous and peaceful New Year and leave you with a picture of Colby holding hands with Lilybelle to put a smile on your face.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

As the end of the year approaches...

Just over 2 days left of 2010, where did the year go? I hope that you have as many good memories of the year as I have, it has been an exciting and rewarding year with only a few notably disappointing things happening, and I am always quick to get over disappointments and forgive those that have caused them and let me down. As I always say, learn a lesson and move on, for life is far too short to do anything else. Rebound training is complete and now I'm just doing some wind down work before flying out to Lanzarote on Saturday for a long holiday, sitting in the sun with a cold drink and the occasional Cuban cigar, doing some new writing. Here's Caden, who is getting so big, these days he likes to be a Ninja Turtle, he's so lovely!

Monday, 27 December 2010

The season of good cheer!

How was your Christmas then? Good I hope, mine was the best I've had for a very very long time. This year, I decided not to hang out with the Grinch for a change, but instead, to make sure that I spent some time with all of the people that I love the most, and more importantly, forgive and forget about all the bad stuff that goes on in day to day life. Who knew that doing that would be far more fun than stealing toys in Whoville? We live and learn! I wasn't forced to eat vegetables with my Christmas dinner, which was heaven, and everyone was brilliant, especially the Grandchildren of course. Lilybelle had a bad ear infection so wasn't at her best, yet despite that she stole the whole show, she is so gorgeous. Here she is having a cuddle with me just after waking up.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Only one more sleep!

Well it's that time of year again, it seems to have come round so soon, it must be true what they say, as you get older time passes quicker! Anyway, I'm pretty organised this year, I hope that you are too, despite this weather that seems to make everything so difficult. I've managed to get Steve to upload the pictures from the last two shows, look in the gallery pages, I hope that you like them. My gorgeous baby Grandson, Colby, has been unwell for the last couple of days but he is all better now as you can see from the picture, that's his special smile that he gives me when we are having a cuddle, he's such a beautiful baby boy. OK, all that remains then is for me to wish everyone that reads this the happiest Christmas ever!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Driving me crazy!!!!

What do you hate the most about all of this snow? Me, I am just so fed up with people on the roads driving without adequate vehicles or adequate skills. Why would you even go out if you are going to drive in the middle of the road at 10 mph holding up everyone else? So if you see my truck overtaking you with me hurling abuse at you, don't say you weren't warned! See? I moan even when I'm not dieting, although after putting on 2 stone in 12 days after the Mr. Universe I have cleaned up my diet, even though this was made very difficult when my cleaning lady bought me in the best home made shortbread I've ever tasted, for Christmas, it was so lovely it was gone in just 2 days! Here's a gorgeous pic from the Christening, yes I am very proud of Steve, Amy & Lilybelle!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Christening Lilybelle

Since my last blog I've had several crap days, all I will say is that there is nothing worse than when you find out that someone you love has been lying and deceiving you. So the Christening of my one and only baby girl Princess yesterday was very welcome and the whole thing was brilliant. Lilybelle was absolutely gorgeous and incredibly well behaved despite being the centre of attention and having a very busy time. I know that I am biased but she really is the most amazing little girl I've ever seen, so much so that she makes me want more kids of my own! She was a bit fed up by the time it came to photos but she still gave her fat old Granddad a big cuddle, which made my whole day!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Loving the rebound

The perfect recipe for rebound training is to train hard & heavy whilst getting extra sleep and of course, as much food as you can eat. However, I think that I may be overdoing it. Im sleeping about 10 hours out of every 24, eating 9 times a day and lifting weights that I havent lifted since I can't remember when. The result? Well I weighed in for the universe 10 days ago at 17 stone exactly and now my current weight is a fraction under 19 stone! I will start to wind it down at the end of next week and start thinking about some winter sun, which will be exactly what the body needs. The new galleries wont be on here until about this time next week as Steve is busy organising Lilybelles Christening this weekend, which I'm really looking forward to! Here's another universe pic.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Even colder???

So we didn't win the world cup bid, are you surprised? Everyone hates us don't they? It's just like the Eurovision song contest all over again! And as the nations students prepare to spit their collective dummies again can I just say on behalf of we taxpayers that no matter how many toys you lot throw out of your pram we are not paying for your university booze and drugs! If you don't like it, do something really radical like getting a job! Ok, rant over, back to bodybuilding. Steve is updating the website today and next week there will be two new galleries (hopefully). Meanwhile here's a pic from the universe of me with the winner and the guy who came third. In the middle of prejudging we were relaxing and chatting, what an experience!