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  1. The Day the Earth Shook.

    Christchurch Earthquake Map

    It’s 04:35am on Saturday 4th September 2010 and I am fast asleep in bed with Zulu the cat curled up beside me.

    A loud rumbling wakes me, Zulu leaps from the bed and scurries under it. The room begins to shake. “Oh, it’s just an earthquake”, I think. I’m still lying in bed trying to process this, as the room shudders more violently. “Gosh, it seems like a big one, perhaps I should move to the doorway”. The movement is now so violent I can’t ...
  2. Weight Watchers Journey

    Ten weeks ago I started Weight Watchers Online.

    I've just reached my first mini goal of losing 5kg (that's 11lbs for you American folk ).

    I can now get into a pair of trousers that I brought via the internet but were too small once I tried them on. Needless to say I feel much better about myself but I still have a long way to go.

    My biggest problem is alcohol. I love my beer and wine (some of those in chat can attest to this ). I allow myself a ...
  3. What a day!!!

    The day started fine, woke late after staying up and watching TMC semis. Didn't have to work today so that was a bonus.

    Hubby got me to put a document I'd made with a custom header on his PC. I used my portable flash-stick.

    I noticed the windows update icon and clicked to see what needed to be done. It was Service Pack 3 - I installed this on my PC weeks ago,
    So I figured I'd go ahead and install the update. It took a while but finally asked to be restarted. ...