Sunday, February 17, 2013
Sounds contrary but then the why is more understandable than you might think.
The big problem with being trapped in it car is that the electrics can fail at any given time. With most newer car models being all electric, you can easily find yourself trapped in a car you thought was a safe place to be!
If the electrics go, or the battery dies, then your main means of escape - the windows and sun roof - become shut tight! And before you can muster enough swear words to compensate, you're trapped inside a big metal box.
So in case of flooding- if you find yourself trapped in a car, open the windows (at least 6 inches to give you chance to push them open) so that you can get out alive and well should you need to!
And don't forget a spare pair of Wellington boots just in case.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Since we've fitted our kitchen, I must say I do like my tall larder cupboards. Even at 3am when I was fitting all the drawers in time for Christmas, I was like a giddy school girl. "I can pull the drawer out and see all my baking products! Ha ha!" Very sad. Although you have to give me some credit as I had been cooking in a little space in the utility room on a camping stove for five months.
So hearing the news of thick, thick snow arriving on our shores, surely this is the perfect time to test out my new, aptly named Apocalypse Larder. I hit the shops yesterday and stocked up on the essentials (it was a lot busier than usual too) just in case we can't leave the house for a day or two. We wouldn't want to starve now would we?!
I've got plenty of flour and yeast to bake lots of bread. I've also been stocking up on four packs of tinned plum tomatoes when they are half price, cos you can never have enough tomatoes can you? Anyway, it's full as you can see. I think we might survive this snow.
Now I'm waiting. There's some old snow on the ground, but no blizzards yet. I can even still open the front door.
How do you prepare? Or do you just ride it out?
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
So I've been back to bootcamp. But this time - it's very, very cold. We've been working hard. Lots of reps of all the old favourites like press-ups, squats, lunges, burpees (hate them), sit-ups - you know the kind of thing. We also do a lot of kettlebell work and bicep curls with dumb bells. Now being a lady, I'm beginning to worry that I'm starting to Hulk-out a bit. My shoulders are big enough as they are, but they are getting even bigger!
I was watching Lawless yesterday and started to think I was beginning to look like I had Tom Hardy's shoulders!
So, this is a insight into how Tom Hardy gained three stone (42lbs) in muscle for his role in Bronson. No gym required, as they based all the training on the fact that Charles Bronson was in solitary confinement for most of his prison sentence. If you want big and bulk, this one could be for you.
I think I will forget this January beach body workout, I want to look like a psychopath! Now that would scare a zombie off for sure (or I could just pull its head off).
Thursday, May 31, 2012
So, last Tuesday I was declared fit to start exercising again - 12 weeks after my operation. And I'm not one to give up easily, so off I went to bootcamp again to get my fitness back up to scratch. And it's like starting all over again (I have eaten quite a lot of cookies).
But you don't need much more motivation than the reports coming from Miami about the flesh eating dude that was shot, then shot some more to stop him in his hungry ways. Is this the start of the zombie apocalypse? Whatever it is, it's making me a little nervous. Should I start buying slightly more food to stock up - just in case? Should we start sharpening our tools and fortifying the house? I do know that I need to run a bit faster and strengthen those flabby arms to the point where I become a neck snapping power house.
Whatever happens, it would be somewhat embarrassing if those dead zombies do start wandering the earth, I'd have to answer my own blogging question: Am I Zombie Fit? No. Very embarrassing indeed. Better to be safe than sorry.
Can zombies type?
There's some crazy stuff going on at the moment. Not only has Miami had its first flesh-eating episode, other strange stuff has been going off too. Check out this post from Dread Central:
Have you heard any crazy or weird stuff recently? We need to keep up with these reports so we can be prepared! Remember: don't become zombie fodder!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
WARNING! Never trust a naked in the street!
Yikes! It's already started. Read this report from the Huffington Post. Naked man? Eating another man's face? In broad daylight? And continues to eat after being shot? All the ingredients for a zombie attack.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I'm writing this from my sick bed (well, hospital bed), with a big old bandage around my new and improved left foot.
In my quest to become zombie fit, I thought it would be advantageous to get all my physical weaknesses sorted out before the onslaught of the undead. Although if they appeared now I wouldn't be much good!
I've suffered from bunions for as long as I can remember. At the tender age of ten years-old, I had both feet operated on to correct my prematurely Old Lady Foot (OLF) condition. The right foot worked but my left foot was left with very much the same OLF I started with.
Fast forward 25 years and here I am - with my new left foot! I must say the staff at Park House, Nottingham were absolutely super! They run a very slick operation there - the NHS at it's very finest!
The whole operation was conducted under local anesthetic. I was really nervous about this factor, but preferred this option due to all the risks with general anesthetics. Once all the injections were done, I just had to wait for it all the kick in and have a truly numb foot.
Once I was in the operating theatre, a screen was erected and the surgeons got to work on giving me a beautiful new foot. I heard the sizzle of my flesh being cut and the vibration of the power tools sawing through the bones in my foot. After feeling the initial sawing (only the vibration), the rest of the op was fine. I was shown my stitched up foot (good looking!) and then bandaged up.
It's now day two, and I must say it was very painful as the anesthetic wore off last night. I think your brain needs time to adjust to pain and the sudden lack of numbness was a bit of a shock. Luckily I took some hefty pain killers and managed to get some sleep.
So, come the zombie apocalypse, I should have a foot good enough to walk, run or hike away from those beasts! And a foot that will hopefully keep me walking until I'm a very old dear! Failing that, I could use this leg as a weapon to club those nasty zombies in the face (if it didn't hurt so much!). Am I zombie fit? Getting there!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
|Just looked in the mirror.|
|This isn't my hand - my fingers are a lot fatter.|
|This is me... just as myself!|
I'm the lady having her lunch and my sister just happened to come along too for some kissing action!! We had a blast of a day, even though it was freezing cold, but a great experience all the same.
Hope you enjoy it!