Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Resistance is Futile

I've been doing quite well with this....yep, no clothes, shoes or bag purchases since the beginning of January. OK, I did buy a top in Next but it was only £7 and it didn't lead into a mad shopping spiral. I have bought a few books and CDs, but on the whole, I think I deserve a pat on the back. *pat*pat*

However, the last few months abstinence have cleared any queasiness I felt after gorging on Christmas presents and January sales. Shop windows are starting to look interesting again. I must avoid my favourite hunting grounds until the feeling passes.


(I seem to go through this every year! Last year I cracked on May 5th Hahahaha...Am I destined to repeat myself?)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

M&S panties and other exotic goods

The weather has been luver-ly....warm and sunny. I've lived in England for too long : I'm blogging about the weather hahaaha.

So, what have I been up to lately? Relatives have been visiting and I have been busy doing stuff like:
  1. frantic pre-visit flat cleaning;
  2. stocking up on yoghurts, smoked mackerel and other food that Mr K-E and I never usually buy, but that people from Brunei seem to love;
  3. doing the rounds of Debenhams, Marks and Spencer etc etc. Plus, adding the fun of buying clothes in cheapo places like Primark and supermarkets.
Forget the museums and galleries. A visit to London is all about the Clarks factory shop, M&S panties and lunch at Nando's.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Preparing for a Siege

The news in the UK is full of credit crunches and house price collapses. If I were a nervous type of person, I would be scared but to be frank, I've gone past the point of paying attention to the scare-mongering newspapers.

Let focus on something much more important. For example, my weight. Aaaarrrgggghhhhhh!

I saw some photos of myself lately and boy, I had better get myself down to the gym. I'm eating like a marathon runner but living like a bear in hibernation. If the Japanese ever invade London (as my grandmother used to say), I'll be OK because of all my fat reserves : I don't think that will be happening soon, do you?

Is it just my family, or Chinese people, or people in SE Asia or wherever; we have this "siege mentality" that we have to stock up with lots of food and water, the fridge, freezer and cupboards should be bursting with food, because hey you never know whats going to happen and you'll be thankful that you have those 100 packets of instant noodles.

I don't know what this has to do with my expanding waistline but there must a connection somewhere. Yes, I know; eat less, do more. *sigh*

Monday, April 07, 2008

I'm confused.....

The weather has been completely nuts lately. Warm and sunny - then on Sunday - frickin' snow. Proper snow too, enough for snowmen, which in Central London is generally enough to have a public holiday declared.

*yawn* it's bedtime.

Will blog when I have more energy.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Quick Note

Sorry I haven't written lately - just a quick note to say I've been tied up with other stuff going on in my life. Nothing that exciting, just more work stuff and I will hopefully get back in the swing of things in a week or three. Anyway, I've heard some great news, but it's not my news really so can't share. See you guys later.