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The gym is a serious business!

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Hello everyone and don't worry I will have some pictures and more blog entries later on this week. Well maybe next week, but sometime soon.

I have been having this Gym issue for the longest of time and as a good Taurus, it takes me a little time to get my thoughts together as to not offend anyone. This posting is to vent and inform.

I go to a Gym, name withheld , and I am amazed at the things that I am a witness to. I think that people believe that because they pay for a membership they have the right to own the place, to be rude and to not clean after themselves. Some people actually have a routine and God forbid that you interrupt the routine because you happened to be there a little early that day. Please choose a comfortable and clean outfit for the gym and for Pete's sake leave something to the imagination, sometimes your clothes are just too innapropriate.

Now I have what I believe is important do s and don't s for the Gym.


1. Don't spend more than 30 minutes at the …

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 06

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Here I finished my Santa's hat and my scarf. I get a lot of compliments on my hat and scarf making. I will be having more pictures and more things to say later on this week.

My tree is finally up and lit and just below you will see other decorations that I was working on. I was able to finish two beautiful Christmas Stockings in time and hung them on the fireplace.


Here is another picture of the tree as I was finishing it up. and following you will find the MEME from http://bamboohooking.blogspot.com/ aka Jaye aka "Adventures of Crochet Hookery"


If you wish to participate in this MEME, the considered yourself tagged if you leave a comment. Sneaky I know, but I will leave it up to you to join in the fun. I decided to do this MEME because it allow me to share something with you and to think. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your reading!

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1. Egg Nog, Mulled Cider, or Hot Chocolate?

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London 2006 Part Four, The end

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Our fourth and last day was exceptional, but we had to pick were we wanted to go. We slept late, so we got up late. Across the street from the hotel is a Donut-Coffee shop. We have gone there the day before and had a nice Latte with a Ham and Cheese Croissant-Sandwich. So here we were again for another round at a local coffee shop.

Amazingly that day, we saw something we thought was embarassing to say the least. An american was being rude to a Money Exchange Teller, because he did not want to be charged to buy dollars. To make a long story short what a scene. For Americans to travel to England is not cheap, the dollar was at an old time low almost 50 cents it's value against the English Pound. Imagine to travel across the World, all this way, from United States of America to be so rude, and a jerk, it takes a lack of class, what a waste of airplane space. We decided to go to the coffee shop ahead of schedule and then come back. The Tellerwent out of his way, to give us the change w…

London 2006 Part Three

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This is the longest day in our trip. It is also the day we get to get up very early. It is not fun to get up this early, but the day is full of exciting adventures. From the hotel we were driven to Victoria Coach Station where our tour will be departing from.

The Bus was big, but no bathrooms on these buses. Talking about bathrooms, in London , theyare properly called toilets, and they all seem to be at the basement level almost everywhere we went.

Here you will find that Michael ushers you toward Windsor Castle. The British Royal Family is not present at this time.


Our guide told us that when the Royal Family is in the Castle there is a special flag that flies and alerts the Tour Guides of their presence.

We have not gotten to the main Castle yet, but inside the Castle we saw a collection of personal photographs from the Queen's family and some drawings from the personal collections of the royal family, from Da Vinci and Michael Angelo. Now that to me was worth the trip, to see the h…

London 2006 Part Two

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The next day was not a bad day at all. Even if it was a business trip for my partner, we were able to do some sightseeing. Believe it or not, this is a statue to Florence Nightingale, we found this on our way to the Waterloo train station. The day was a little misty, but no heavy rain so far. There were steps and historic buildings along the way. There is not enough space here to tell it all, but a sinapse of what we saw.





During our walk towards the Train station we saw one of the oldest parks in London, St. James Park. St. James's Park is one of the Royal Parks of London in the City of Westminster, London, just east of Buckingham Palace and west of Whitehall and Downing Street. The St James's area, including St. James's Palace, is just to the north. It is 23 hectares (58 acres) in size. It is bounded by The Mall to the north, Horse Guards to the east, and Birdcage Walk to the south. The park has a small lake, St James's Park Lake, with two islands, Duck Island (named f…