We had weather warnings out in the area yesterday warning of flooding - which never worries us as Oldham is on the top of a hill. But along with the rain came strong winds with gusts up to 80 mph. And being on top of a hill, we really felt them. Our Eucalyptus tree in the back yard was bending over double, luckily, poliphilo had chopped off the tallest branches or we might have brought the phone lines down too. I hate strong winds, so I got very little sleep, I don't know why I hate them but the noise of the wind in the chimney and booming down the street keep me awake. This morning it's quieted down a little - the gusts are futher apart! It's supposed to die down completely by tonight and then we just get more heavy rain. Ah well, at least we know that if we're ever flooded, there's not much of Enland left.
January 8th, 2005
I wanted to post some pictures today but I can't get rich text. When I click on it it changes screen but no icons appear at the top and if there's another way of doing it, I don't know it. Anyway, I'm feeling somewhat better today. Full of energy. I can't remember having this much energy for years. Here I am sat writing at half past ten in the evening. For the last few years I'd have been in bed for hours by now. poliphilo and I watched a couple of episodes of Dekalog - a Polish take on the Ten Commandments - interesting but not a lot of laughs. It was nice to spend an evening with him. Breakfast: 20 grams protein powder, 1 cup strawberries (tinned) Lunch: 4oz tuna steak in a hot tasting oil, salad & an apple Evening: 1 cup plain yogurt 2 half pears (tinned) and juice, 2 soya sausage links. 1 kiwi fruit Snack: 10g smoked salmon on 2 blackpepper oatcakes. 1 apple Drinks: 2 liters of iced water, 1/2 pint slimline tonic water, 2 herbal teas. I had the extra apple to try and knock me out of the zone slightly so that I can sleep, I'm so wired on this eating regime. I am also taking lots of supplements: Glucosamine, Vit B complex, Vit E, Omega 3 oils (should be 4 a day - I'm up to 3), Chromium, 5-htp (which is also an appetite suppressor as well as helpin with sleep problems) and Glucomannan - but not for long as I don't really think I need it - I'm getting plenty of fiber on this regime. This is as well as my prescription drugs. I'll probably rattle soon! lol