Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow.
The past post on women generated numerous comments, emails and there was a wee bit of controversy.
The blog posts here in The Humble Bungalow are varied and focus on
beauty, joy, cooking, home keeping
the mood here is peaceful and calm.
This week has been a busy one and I have done a little "fluffing" in our home.
Scented candles and fresh flowers are two of my favourite affordable luxuries.
Its the little things that make life at home more enjoyable.
Flowers and fragrance
light and warmth.
Time for a cup of Tea
decaf Yorkshire blend is my daily brew.
I enjoy sipping from a pretty mug like this one from Emma Bridgewater.
Snowdrops are dainty, sweet and we have planted then in our garden.
Yes that IS snow...
it was falling most of the day.
The black mondo grass is peeking through the blanket of snow.
You may be surprised to hear
I've taken the plunge and joined a gym.
Dominique, a reader of my blog,
emailed me and suggested this particular gym
I am very grateful.
The gym is for the over 55 group and located not too far from The Humble Bungalow.
A personal trainer is teaching me how to use the equipment and is assessing my levels and recommending how long and at what levels I need to be working.
I have worked out 3 times this week and my muscles are slightly tender.
It feels good to be actively working out to change my shape.
I have come to the gym somewhat reluctantly...
I was hoping not to pay for fitness but I have not had much success recently with my walking.
The weather has kept me indoors more often and I have gained weight.
The weight training should speed up my metabolism and I am hopeful that the scale will reflect all my efforts in due course.
The trainer told me to stay off my scale for the first month...
muscle weighs more than fat and she does not want me to get discouraged.
My goal is to go to the gym 2-3 times a week.
The people are friendly and the staff are knowledgable.
The space is clean and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed.
After my work out I went to the mall and bought a new bra, two magazines and a new mascara.
My mascara had passed its use by date and I thought I would try a less expensive brand but I still want to use one that is free of nasty ingredients.
Physician's Formula makes this one so I will test it out and see if it delivers on the promise of fuller lashes.
My workout has left me feeling weary tonight and I am happy to relax on the sofa and watch some TV with my husband.
I have a question for you...
It is my hope that you can help me find a perfect
or close to perfect
basic white Tee shirt.
I want one that is simple and very plain
no logos or writing or pattern on the front
in a cotton that has some weight to it
so it does not cling.
I have spent so much time trying to find one in the local shops
so far I have come up empty handed...
it should be easy to find
I am not sure why I am having such trouble.
So I figured you might have the answer and be able to steer me in the right direction...
Thank you for dropping by and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~