Mum and me at 53!

Mother and daughter compare notes at the same age

At the age of 53 During Christmas celebrations a few years ago, I took some time to sit and compare notes with my mother - on our different lives at the age of 53. My mother was 75 at the time, but she's always looked years younger. I am selfishly hoping that she has passed …

5 good reasons to run early in the morning

Welcome to week 6! Monday mornings can be quite hard to get up & go running but I have managed to do it now for 6 weeks.  It's not pretty I can assure you!! This morning I realised that I actually love my 6.30am runs. Here are my top five reasons: 1. There are no …

Birthday girl

Debbie birthday

Today is my 53rd birthday! I can honestly say that I am probably in the best shape that I have been for many years.  I'm also more confident, happier with my body, I am fitter, healthier and feeling much more in control of my life. It has been quite a while since I posted in my blog …

Riding along on my pushbike…ooh,ooh, ahh

Warning:  The contents of this post may offend some people. All views are my own and I make no apologies. My bike riding credentials I have always been a bike rider.  One of the best memories from my childhood involved us getting new bikes one year for Christmas. We have a family photo somewhere of the …

Mother & daughter at 30 (and a bit)

In the vortex at Doctor Who experience

Comparing our lives at 30 and a bit Back in 2013, while Melanie was home in Australia for a quick 10 day visit we took the opportunity to discuss our lives at the same age as she is now - 30 and a half. As this picture from mid 1991 shows, I was a mother …

Week 1: done & dusted – only 11 more to go!

Well week one is done & dusted and what a week it's been. I started well prepared but still found it all a bit overwhelming and I only have myself (and husband) at home to think about!  I feel for busy parents who are trying to do this and keep their families functioning.  It all …

Pressure’s on!!

I'm feeling the pressure!  Organising all my meals, trying to get the exercises right, finding time, making time, reading everything, recording everything I eat, calories burnt, first weigh in ......I know I'll be fine in a week or so. I do like to be organised so that helps.My weigh in was OK - 100g down …

The beginning…

Today was Day 1. Although the weeks of pre-season activities have helped get my head into the right mind set, it was still a big day. I had a huge weekend cycling with friends and on Saturday alone my heart rate monitor told me that I had burnt 1432 calories!!  We did ride for most of …

Out for a run!

Why do I have great ideas for my blog while I'm out walking/running but when I come home I don't remember any of them??I had a lovely 5k walk/run tonight in the coolness after what turned out to be quite a hot day.  I scored a trifecta - which was quite fitting seeing as though it …

Starting to hatch

Fitness test - done ✔️ Before photos taken - but definitely not ready to share them just yet⁉️ I've also looked at the exercise & meal plans for the first week - I think I can manage it😁 Must admit that I'm not looking forward to the measurement task but can see why we need …

My 12wbt journey has started

I joined the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation in early October. I signed up online, paid my money and jumped right into the forum,  after a bit of looking around the site and getting my bearings. I had missed a few of the early warm up challenges but still read through them and got …

Starting out – Debbie’s Daughter

My clever daughter is now blogging as well!

Debbie's Daughter Photography - Travel & other Musings

So it’s been two weeks since I started my long running dream of creating my own little business. And what a 2 weeks they have been!

But to start I guess I should go back to the beginning which starts with my wonderful Dad- Grant. Thinking about it I probably should have called it Grant’s Daughter Photography as he was the one that introduced me to taking pictures. Always looking for a great shot, looking for good angles or scenes, catching people unaware (not in a paparazzi kind of way) and documenting our lives one photograph at a time.  He would often turn our laundry into a dark room and set up all the equipment and chemicals for us to develop, amend and edit photos. I loved it and still do.  My childhood home is FULL of photos, albums and photo books. It’s what I’ve been brought up and something…

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things I just don’t get

Walking in the bush is very therapeutic I've decided. Despite not wanting to go out for a walk I needed to get up my 10000 steps for the day, so I forced myself to go, feeling slow & generally out of sorts. I let my body set the pace & just wandered the track instead …

Randomness

I had another great idea while I was out wunning/ralking today. It seems to be when I have all my creative thoughts these days. I was thinking what a good idea it would be if some clever geeky person made an app that could sinc my brain to my iPhone so that my thoughts could …