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Tuesday, 26 February 2008

And it all goes on....

Well my weight watchers saga continues. I put on 3lbs 2 weeks ago and I was a stay the same this week. Which is rubbish as I want to lose that three again so I'm back at the stone lost. This being said I'm downing a bottle of wine just now as I feel I'm stressed, Not for any real reason but for the reason of not having a job or finding one.
So I decided that I would try core this week to see how I do on that. I got told off on the message boards yesterday as I was hungry between brekkie and lunch and was told I shouldn't be if I am eating properly. In saying that the menu was pretty good:
Breakfast: 2 Ryvitas with tom sauce, 2 turkey rashers and egg
Snack: Carrot Juice
Lunch: Potato and Leek Soup with a sweetcorn salad
Dinner: Chicken Stir Fry

And today was:
Breakfast: Potato Hash with ham.
Lunch: Beans on Toast (4 points)
Dinner: Homemade crustless quiche with salad

Of course yes yes yes I am pointing the wine at 7.5points. Tomorrow is badminton night so one and half hours of running around like a headless chicken. Well less of the running around, my head says run, but my legs don't move! But either way its exercise of some sort.

I need to get my butt into gear and get the stuff I don't want on ebay to see if some other poor soul wants any of it at all. Need to weigh all of it first though so I don't get copped out this time like the last. I put stuff on but didn't charge enough postage. So I didn't make any profit at all. Stupid me!

Oh well let you know how it goes.

Loz x

Monday, 18 February 2008

The Council Saga Continues!

If any of you have read my blog you will know what I am on about. If not heres the gist.
I live in a street which is a culdesac of 13 houses. We have a problem with the parking situation as in there isn't enough for everyone. The council sent us a letter through saying that there were concerns with parking over driveways and that they were putting in access protection markings, you know, those pointless little lines across the drives. Ok ok, guaranteed if you can't see the drive properly I think they are fine, but you can. There aren't any blind spots, or trees, etc. The problem is that in between all the drives there are little grassy knolls that you can't play on, they are too small, they do nothing, bar, if there isn't any space on the road, you park on them. It isn't the cars causing problems or the drives, it is the lack of parking.

So I sent out feedback forms to my neighbours seeing what they thought of the situation seeing as the council haven't offered any practical advice so far. The general consensus is that what the council is doing is a waste of time and money. People know where the driveways are as they are defined by a different tarmac between the grassy knolls. Everyone thinks, take out the grass put in parking bays, that will ease it up.
I was out there at midnight the other day, measuring up seeing what could be done, I worked out that you could easily put in about 14 parking spots.
Now here are the figures, 13 houses in the estate, 8 have driveways, 5 don't. Now even if each house just has one car, there are only 2 proper street parking bits in the street, so three people still don't have spaces. Now add in that not every house just has one car, there just aren't enough spaces just now.

So I phoned the council to get them to phone me back, and this, Scott Blyth just says no they can't do it as it is a local aminity.....it isn't, you can't use it, we have a forrest out the back and if you want a grassy area we have gardens or a large park up the road. Then was told that you can't park on the grass, park elsewhere. Our car has been broken into else where and who really wants to park their car away from their house or street. Security, what if you are disabled in some way. Also, you park in another street, it has a knock on effect, we take their parking then they get angry and so forth. I was then told that the houses and streets were built in the 50s and they weren't meant for cars. I don't care! This is the 00s now. We are supposed to be doing things for today. Ok, there weren't many cars then and if you had one you were fortunate, but now we have them. I was then told oh well you don't need cars, its our job to get people on transport etc. Well we do need the cars. The transport from Kelty is so expensive and so unregular and hardly goes anywhere, people need the cars to get to work, and more and more people are working further a field now. Now one of our neighbours has 3 cars. Thats not their fault. Children are staying on longer at home with parents because of living prices so they have a car and work further away, it isn't their fault.
Now looking around Kelty other houses of the same decade have parking. It looks like wedges have been taken out the greenery and bays have been put in. New houses are getting built all the time. They either have a drive way and if they don't they usually have parking bays. Is this too much to ask?!

So I was told that nothing could be done. So I'm going to go to my local councillor for the next course of action. If this Scott Blyth thinks that because he has said no that I'm going to stop then he has another thing coming. He has put a bee in my bonnet and it ain't going away!

Do you think I am being unreasonable at all? What do you think about the situation?

Sorry for going on and on, just needed to get it off my chest.

Eating is going ok. Changed lunch a bit as the sausages needed eating so instead of ham I had Sausage in the pittas.. Yum Yum. Had about 1 litre of squash so far, so Im on track for my water today. Had a look at the jobs today and I have to say there isn't much there today so I'll check again tomorrow.


Sorry sorry sorry for not updating this sooner, here is my new graph, I had lost a stone until this week where I put on 3lbs. I know exactly where I have gone wrong. I just had an extreme craving for Bourbon biscuits.....come on you know how good they taste. So X amount of them later, plus a great dinner for my Grandpa's 77th birthday, I can understand why it has gone on.

Hopefully I'll be back on track and busier this week. Jason has now started his new job as from today so I need to fill my days doing something, so today it is washing and tidying some of the rooms and maybe going for a walk......and of course still looking for a job! Geez I'm going to be busy.

Today is definitely going to be better. Breakfast was porridge with skimmed milk and some raisins, lunch is going to be some carrot and corriander soup and a ham pitta, and for dinner I think bacon and cheese quiche with a green salad. I know for a fact I need to up my intake of liquids. I definitely don't drink enough throughout the day and I think that is also why my skin is so bad just now. Its spotty as hell just now and its just not budging. I've just had a green tea and I want to have another 2 today along with my 2 litres of water/squash.

Just had a response back from someone in my street to. We all got a letter through from the council saying that there was concern with parking over driveways and they were going to put in access protection markings (those lil white lines). Now just to fill you in. I live in a cul de sac of 13 terraced houses and parking is rediculous!!! 5 of the houses don't have driveways and a lot of houses have more than one car. The drives aren't the problem, the cars aren't a problem, its the stupid bits of grass inbetween all the drives that are causing the problems.
So I wrote a letter to all the people in the street to ask for their feedback, and so far I have had 3 people which isn't a lot but its a start. We are all of the same thinking that the grass is stupid, the lines are a waste of time, and the grass should be taken out and parking spaces should be put in. I mean, I worked out there could be about 14 spaces which is more than enough. We currently have to park on one of the bits of grass as come 6pm there is no parking on the street. This said piece of grass is now more like a muddy swamp because of this.

Well, I phoned the council and got the persons PA or whatever as he was out on site somewhere. They basically said that we shouldn't have parked on the grass (where else are we supposed to park.....HOVER!!!!) stated that they should take out the grass as the lines are a waste and was then told that when these streets were built in the 50s they weren't meant for the cars today......I DONT CARE!!! We are talking about now! not then! Grrrr, sorry the council just annoys me so much at times with their lack of common sense.

Well that is my rant done now. Just fed the tortoise. Shes now 3 and still addicted to cucumber, like I am to chocolate. The rabbit is doing fine too. Luci (Lucifer) has now got the fur back that he lost on his neck. It is shorter than the rest but it looks so much better. And the hamster.....well Kara smells quite bad just now, but she isn't my territory, thats Jasons baby so he can deal with her.

Oh well, off to get my squash, I'll babble on more later.

Loz x