Saturday 29 March 2008

Earth Hour & Ticking Clocks

Tonight, Earth Hour is inviting people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour from 8pm until 9pm in their local time zone. Cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv are holding events to show their commitment to energy conservation. I shall be turning off my lights too. If you want to calculate your carbon footprint here and find out other useful information too.

Also tonight, don't forget to put your clocks forward one hour - finally, lighter evenings - it will mean less sleep but who cares if it will help us feel that Summer is around the corner. Okay, it maybe several months away yet but I think that this miserable, wet Winter has lasted long enough and I for one can't wait.

Talking of Summer and having caught sight of my frightening self in a full length mirror this morning - a sight to terrorise even the hardened of souls - and also nearly dying of lack of breath on the eighth floor of a multi-storey car park yesterday when I still had to go up another flight, I have to put in some serious thought to a gentle (nay maybe a tad rigorous) routine of healthier eating and certainly more exercise if I am to survive the Race For Life 5m distance. I shall be honest here and admit that a flight isn't as bad as it seems as they were only about 10 steps each and my daughter is still giggling at my horrendous display of complete lack of fitness.

Having S-S#1 to stay for just over a week and therefore having an excuse to eat out more often than usual, with the additional calorific overload due to chocolate Easter eggs, I am truly turning into a fair likeness of Moby Dick. I need to take action, now.

Just a quick congratulations too to my step-brother A and his new fiancee K who got engaged in South Africa whilst on holiday yesterday. So thrilled for them both, they make a great couple. X


Casdok said...

Congratulations step brother!!

I refuse to look in full length mirrors!!!

Yes i will be turning my lights out tonight and the clocks forward!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

casdok - thanks.

I should really take my full lenght mirror off my wardrobe door. I always get a fright when I catch sight of myself. I'm sure I'm only 30 and size 10.

Anonymous said...

S-S#1? Never had a codename before!

Thanks for a great week, see you in 2 weeks

S-S#1 (Hah!)

Karen said...

Time to get the candles out this evening I think!

Walking the dog does wonders for my fitness levels, I don't really do any other form of exercise (maybe dancing round the living room!) We realised recently that I've actually got more stamina than my daughter. Mind you, she's got better legs. Can't win 'em all I suppose :o)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

monday sleeper - it was fun having you here, glad you had a good time. See you soon.

karen - I think my problem is that R walks the dog on a daily basis and I do at the weekends, so I shall have to take Grumpy out far more from now on.

HelenMWalters said...

Ah yes, healthy eating, fitness and all that. I so need to do something about it rather than just sitting around feeling guilty!

Jen said...

I accidentally looked at myself in just my undies last week. Oh, good God. Am going to ask my lovely boss if I can start work at 9.30 instead of 9 to allow for strenuous dog-walking every morning.

It's cruel how it just creeps on, isn't it?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - I usually feel guilty then try and make myself feel better by eating something. Not the way to go.

spiralskies - I hope you boss does let you start work later, what a great idea.

It is cruel, I've no idea when I turned into ths blimp.

Anonymous said...

I dont look in full length mirrors as am always dissapointed! I wonder what happened to that fit toned girl when I look and see pure utter flab.
I did my bit for earth day! but forgot about clocks today so ended up so behind with everything! Ironed so many clothesm in record time that I had steam coming out of my hair!

Lane Mathias said...

Yay, lighter evenings. I spent the evening digging the veg patch. Does that count as exercise? I'll be paying for such foolishness tomorrow:-)