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Blog Profile / The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl


URL :http://www.dietgirl.org/
Filed Under:Health / Weight Loss
Posts on Regator:484
Posts / Week:1.4
Archived Since:May 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The many inboxes of David

I recently discovered something fascinating about my father-in-law David: he has six email addresses. He’s been retired for a few years now and has a lot of hobbies. And he likes to keep his emails relating to these hobbies completely segregated. So he has: one email account for family correspondence, one for online shopping, one for Read More

Everyday Life: October 2014

October started out with a visit to Italy. First I stayed with Julia for an Up & Running workathon. This included a wee photo shoot to redo all the photos and videos in our running courses. I’ve been busting to get them done professionally for years. Most of the originals were clumsily shot on my old iPhone 3 in the Read More

The other Mrs Reid

Growing up in rural Oz through the 80s and 90s, I didn’t know any other Shauna’s. I thought my name was daggy and annoying. I longed to be a Jenny, Tracy or Melissa and be spared the indignity of being nicknamed “Shauny Prawn”. But thanks to the invention of the internet I now know there’s twenty gazillion fellow Shauna’s, and many Read More

Hairdresser, cook or cleaner?

I was struggling to get to sleep last night so I passed the time by pondering a very deep question: If given the choice of a weekly visit from a hairdresser, cook or cleaner, which would I take? Sleep grew even more elusive as I got carried away with the terms and conditions of this fantasy scenario (kind of Read More

Everyday Life: September 2014

Just to clarify, we haven’t moved again – the Brown House was our house in Dunfermline. We rented it out the past year then decided to sell. We’re still in Inverness in the same rental place, where the awesome Neighbour Cat still sneaks through the bathroom window and falls asleep in random places. Catching up on September… it was one Read More

Farewell to the Brown House

Last Friday we handed the keys of the Brown House to its new owners. After very smelly beginnings we loved that place in all its 1970s glory. But much has changed since 2009 so it was time to pass the brown baton. Apparently the new owners plan to do all the Someday things – replace the aged kitchen, bathroom, stairs… and put Read More

Scotland dot jock

I’ve never written about politics in 14 years of this blog but thought tonight would be a good time to wade in, while snotty and half delirious with a cold. Next Thursday September 18 is the Scottish Independence Referendum. I don’t know if there’s much chat outside the UK, so to summarise: we will be voting Yes or Read More

Everyday Life: August 2014

August was a funny old month. Lots of work, yet lots of laziness and idle browsing of #gelato on Instagram! Daily braindump. I don’t think I’ve ever said the word “yikes” out loud, but it appeared. What’s next? Jeepers! Spontaneous stop to watch these seals lounging around… It was hilarious seeing them scuttle off as the Read More

Up & Running September winners

Thanks for all your giveaway comments! If you missed out but would like to join us next week, you can use the code TEATIME at checkout for 20% off until Monday. This discount also applies to Up & Moving, which is a great course for beginners and walkers (I finally finished my redo of the course… the six weeks Read More

Win a spot on the September Up & Running 5k or 10k course

Following on from the Robert Plant post, who would you invite round for tea? Yep, it’s nosy question time again! We’ve just opened up registration for the last Up & Running courses for 2014, thus I’m making last attempt to lure you into our international running club. Show More Summary

Come over for your tea, Robert Plant

Do you think Robert Plant ever Googles himself? I bet he doesn’t because he’s Robert Plant. He’s quietly aware that he’s magnificient and has no need to click through to the 25,675th page of search results to find some random loon banging on, ROBERT PLANT IS MAGNIFICENT. But I’m going to do it anyway. Last night I was re-watching his Read More

Everyday Life: July 2014

We went down to Dunfermline to visit the in-laws and I spent the whole weekend sneezing and crying. Good ol’ Fife pollen. We got the royal tour of the allotment… It’s unrecognisable from the weedy wasteland we inherited back in 2011....Show More Summary

Pool party

This is crumbling beauty is Tarlair Swimming Pool in Macduff, Aberdeenshire. It was built in the 1930s in Art Deco style and is one of only three surviving outdoor seaside pools in Scotland. The pool’s outer wall was designed to be fractionally below high-tide level, so the waves could roll in over the edge, refilling it Read More

Life: you’re doing it all wrong

Do you ever have those grumpy, paranoid weeks where you feel like you’re the most incompetent person on the planet? That you have nothing of interest to offer and you’ll soon be living in a cardboard box? I’m sure studies have found this phenomenon is 73% more common amongst the self-employed, as there’s no one around to Read More

Thank you, Cat People

… for your fab and funny comments on the last post. I learned a lot, too. Who knew there were microchipped cat flaps that only let in the right cat? I think the cat must have sensed all the adoration coming its way as he’s been extra aloof this week. No interest in affection; too Read More

The borrowed cat

I’ve fallen for the cat next door. Until now I never understood Cat People. What is the point of cats? They’re so indifferent to you. They don’t seem to care if you’re alive or dead, as long as they’re being fed. But then the black and white fluffball above moved in to the little house Read More

Everyday Life: June 2014

While the whole melanoma thing was going down I kept thinking, I mustn’t forget how this feels once I get through it. How life got vivid and simple, every detail amplified and important. How I felt present and appreciative and determined to send postcards to my grandparents more often. It was like when I started going out with Gareth and Read More

Cape Wrath + the remotest public toilet in mainland Britain

The third day of Northern Jaunt consisted of exploring the fluffy edges of the west coast. For such a relatively small area – at some points we were barely 60 miles from Inverness – the contrasts in the landscape were mind-boggling. First we headed north from Kinlochewe, along Loch Maree then around the coast to Poolewe then Read More

Escape to the north

Last week Gareth and I went on a four-day jaunt around Skye and north-west Scotland. We lucked out with 75% blue skies. Between this trip and Islay last July, I feel like I’ve used up my Good Scotland Weather allowance for life! I don’t know what possessed us to plan 850 miles of driving in such Read More

A very small shark bit my arm – Part 3

Continued from Part 2 This is typed up stuff from my journal. It took a week of voice dictation bumblings before I remembered… hey, you have one good hand and a selection of PENS! Waiting – Week 2 If you tell people you’re sensitive to the sun they kind of roll their eyes as though you said, Read More

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