I finally made contact with my daughter in Canada

I got up this morning all excited, hoping that the postman had delivered my Canon Powershot S95. I needn't have got my hopes up because he hadn't. That'll teach me to be a cheapskate then, and not select the 'express delivery' option whilst purchasing online. It's hard to recover from an anti-climax like that, but then something happened that instantly cheered me up. My computer was buzzing with the sound of an incoming skype call. It was Izzy, aka The Ginger Peril, ringing from Canada, where she was three days into a skiing holiday with her Dad, Steve. ...more

Forums? What are they good for? Absolutely everything!

I am going to tell you something that I have realised over the last week; it is quite challenging doing a photo-blog without a camera of any sort. Even with my 'can do' attitude, I must admit I'm struggling a bit after killing my iPhone.  So today I was thinking to myself, 'look gal, there's only so long that you can sustain a photo-blog that is based on nicking other people's internet images.' 'Good point, well made,' I replied to myself. And at that moment, I decided that I needed to splash out on an emergency gadget.  ...more

OMG! Yeh, your iPhone definitely counts. It is an uber-gadget!

Annie (Lady M) x


And the winner is ..........

Hurray! I had being trying to get hold of my illusive chum, Clare, from the blog 'Yes, His Name is Gary', so that she could judge the caption competition. And yesterday I finally succeeded. Turns out that she had been catching rays and quaffing cocktails by her Florida pool. And then in order to destress, she went and had her nails done again. Workshy wombat. And in case you were wondering who she is, I have included a photograph for you. ...more

In Search of an Irishman on St. Paddy's Day

In Search of an Irishman on St....more

Hash Wednesday

...Yes, you read that right.  At the University of Illinois, we celebrated Hash Wednesday.  Because of the inclement weather of east central Illinois, Hash Wednesday was later in the spring semester, when it was sunny and warmer, usually after spring break and a few weeks before finals.  For one day, every spring the main quadrangle would secede from the nation and become its own country…where smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol was legal…for all ages....ContinueLanita Moss ...more

The other side of the story: Why Men Should be Depressed

 For all of the benefits of being a man, there are certainly some drawbacks......more

Two Bobble Heads and One Rumpus Injury in the Bahamas

The second morning of our cruise  I woke up at six in the morning! Ready for my run! I ran up the steps to the track! Only to gaze at the beautiful sunrise over Coco Cay. It was the perfect start to my relaxing day and it was dream not to run on the icy streets of Edmonton. It was only after my delightful warm sweaty run - I ran back to the room and wrestled Mr. MBA out of bed! "We're here! We're here get up!" "It's seven!" "So! Get up!...more

Use Humor to Tackle This Big Adventure

As a personal trainer, let me say something shocking: Exercise doesn’t sound like fun. It sounds like prescription medicine, or some mystical elixir of life, conjured up only through the little-known dark arts of alchemy. If only it were that simple. If only magic could get thee to the gym. ...more

I could have written these words... "
As a personal trainer, let me say something shocking: ...more

No More Blueberries. Ever.

I should have known that I had not given birth to a little lady. I should have known when, at less than a week old on the changing table, legs held high in my hands, she fired a torrent of liquid newborn crap like a canon across a dresser and down a wall.I should have known....more

We've always had a video monitor for her room, but it captures her bed. I'm seriously ...more

Pounds and Time...It is All so Confusing

I recently returned from traveling and can’t seem to shake a problem I had with the airlines on the weight of my luggage.  I am amazed and somewhat ashamed at how much stuff I took with me, but to defend myself, I was packing to be gone three weeks! How did the nomadic people do it?  Traveling from place to place with all their belongings and no suitcases?  I wish I knew one to interview!  I just know it would have made a difference in the w...more