Tuesday, 18 September 2018

THANK YOU



  I was scared when I wrote my last post that everyone would turn against me.

Since then I have received so many words of encouragement both here in the land, privately in emails  and also in private messages on face book from MY FRIENDS.  You all make me feel so loved and wanted, I really am grateful for all your friendship. So thank you one and all from the bottom of my heart!

 During the past week Bear and I have done a LOT  of talking about what happened,  I have listened and taken it all onboard. He is and  always has been  very protective of me, if someone hurts me you better run for them thar hills. We are not school girls standing around in the yard bullying the weaker ones, we are mature adults. How about we all act like that, if you have a problem with what I say or do please kindly message me to enquire why I did it.


Anyway we have decided moving forward with caution is the best way to go, as once bitten twice shy as the saying goes.


Some people come into our lives for a reason, some for a season and others a life time. Life is too precious, you never know what's going to happen tomorrow, lets make the most of it. I appreciate all the friendship I've found through blogging and would be sad to leave it behind.



Once again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Hugs Lindy and Bear xx

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

THE END

At least in Australia our judicial system gives us a fair trial before being found guilty. 'Innocent until proven guilty'. So I ask you fellow blogger friends to be the jury am I guilty of this crime or innocent.

Let me paint you a picture. For those of you who don't have a face book account you have your own page, a news feed and there is a right hand column.  On this right hand column it usually has advertising materials which fb thinks you are interested in according to your posts. Then there is a part in this column with suggestions of FRIENDS YOU MAY KNOW.

On a daily basis a particular name keeps popping up in this section of FRIENDS YOU MAY KNOW right. I had seen this person leaving comments on another fellow bloggers fb page and guessed by her terminology who she may be. So on the weekend I sent this  Jane Doe a PRIVATE INBOX MESSAGE, which she could only see no one else in face book land by the way, asking her if she was ABC?  I thought this was an innocent thing to do in my opinion anyway.

I thought I had become friends with Jane Doe before I went AWOL in the land and we had some good chats via email. Thinking this would be a nice way to get to know her more I jumped in  with my message. After a bit I thought oh maybe I should send her an email to which I did.

In the mean time a mutual friend blocked me on face book, not bothering to give me any chance to explain myself away. Just cut off my head, bam your gone. It took me a bit to realise as my phone told me she had sent a friend request which I thought very strange seeing I was her friend anyway. Usually if this happens the person has been hacked. So SHOCK HORROR I sent another PRIVATE INBOX MESSAGE to another mutual friend asking if this person had been hacked and explained the reason why. Then I went to find our mutual friend to  realise she had actually  blocked me.  Pfft!

At no time did I go onto this other persons face book page and check her friend list. As I said above Jane Does name kept coming up on the friends suggestion page.
So this other person has condemned me and sent me to be burnt at the stakes like an evil witch.  For anyone who truly knows me, they would know I would never hurt a fly. I am a person pleaser, not a trouble maker. I didn't think I was putting any of my fellow bloggers personal information out there for the world to see. Golly gosh I have blogger friends who call me Lindy in face book land. So go figure! don't you think this makes people question why I AM BEING CALLED LINDY

I am just over all this.  I was AWOL from the land as both Bear and I have been ill and I am in too much of a delicate state to deal with this.  Funny how on the 13th September  over here its RUOK day.  Well guess what no I am not ok, I am far from ok. 

So you can all continue on in the land without me. I am through and especially now I have been accused of doing something without being asked why in the first place.

Thank you to the true friends I have made in the past 3 years, I am going to miss you. 

GOOD BYE
p.s. if any other blogger friends want to unfriend or block me on fb go right ahead. 


Saturday, 1 September 2018

Hello from down under.



SPRING has sprung,  time to shake off those WINTER BLUES down under.  Bear and I are still plodding along taking one step forward - two steps back.  So we are not physically up to TTWD at the moment and it has slipped BIG TIME.  

You'll be surprised  to hear Lindy is not being a very good submissive at the moment. Hanging my head in shame here!  





Yes that's right you heard me correctly. I have been interrupting my HOH when he is speaking and changing the subject.  I was lectured on that the other week to repeat the same mistake yet again. OOPS! 

Bear reinjured himself recently doing the same exercise, so I threatened him by saying I'm going to put my DOMME hat on to give him a spanking.  He wasn't too pleased with this idea.




The other day we went to see Book Club, standing at the counter the girl asked if we have any pension or discounts. Bear was fiddling in his wallet trying to find his card to pay, so I told the girl we are seniors. This seemed to confuse Bear as then he started looking for our seniors cards to prove it although the girl didn't want them.  So of course Lindy received another lecture for not letting Bear handle it all.  OK going back in my shell now to hide.






The movie was fabulous by the way, had so many laughs. There were only 25 of us in the cinema 23 woman and two men.  The only other man besides Bear was a single man which surprised me. Bear said he sat there wondering if all the others had read the 50 Shades books. LOL!  On leaving the cinema we were just about to the exit when Bear gave me a swat,  I was hoping no one else noticed. Apart from this there hasn't been any spanky business which is driving me CRAZY!






So during my absence I have been pigging out so badly on cake and other yummy things. I need to set myself a spring challenge to get back on the straight and narrow. Our daughters wedding is just over a month away, so I desperately need to keep my weight down to fit my wedding outfit.  For my challenge I'm going to try my hardest to cut out sugar for September at least. It takes about 6 weeks to break a bad habit, by October I should be able to not have any cravings hopefully. Wish me luck!

So what's been happening around the land whilst I've been absent.  I tried to read Ronnie's post the other day to find I can't get into it.  I have been in touch with a few of your via fb and emails during this time. Sorry to those I haven't sent an email too recently.



Happy father's day to all the Dads celebrating tomorrow.  Hope you all have a nice relaxing day with your families.

Hugs Lindy xx

Monday, 16 July 2018

THREE YEARS OLD!




Guess who is turning three today?  Yes that's right DOWNUNDER DREAMING. Bear and Lindy are having their third blogiversary today, on July 16th, can you believe?

I haven't been around very much lately for a lot of reasons. Don't really want to go into it here though. Or else I will turn this into a sookie lala post and no body wants that I'm sure. 





We'd like to thank you all for being such wonderful, supportive friends for the past three years. Giving encouragement and advice along the way.  We have really enjoyed our time here.

A special thank you to the ones who have kept in touch via emails and face book to see how we are going.  I know I owe a few replies, I promise I will get around to it, just a lot on our plate right now.






Anyway lets get back on track its celebration time.  Lets party like there is no tomorrow, then party some more. 






Did I hear someone mention cake? Of course there will be cake and lots of it. Remember Bear loves to bake. 






So grab a glass of bubbly, a plate of cake and lets dance.




Cheers Bear and Lindy xx

Friday, 15 June 2018

FFF20


CLICKETY CLICK.......CLICKETY CLACK. The FFF train is speeding along the track.





As it pulls into station 2....0 there is a roar from the crowd to welcome everyone.

The contestants approach the judges desk to hand in their weekly reports. Jumping for joy they are all told the good news of their success during the week.

Then an announcement is heard from the station master ALL ABOARD!

Everyone scrambles back on excitedly heading towards the next station. When they look back to notice one contestant waving the train off with a sad look on her face.

She then turns into the out stretched arms of her wonderful man who exclaims
'You've tried your best darling, now its time to rest.'

They then walk off hand in hand into the beautiful sunset.





 Thank you so  much Fondles for inspiring us  to a healthier life style.  I've enjoyed every minute and loved learning new things along the way with all your links.




This is my time to hop off, maybe I will re-join further down the track, who knows.  Until then I wish you all the best of luck on your journeys towards a better you. 

Thank you
Hugs Lindy xx

Saturday, 9 June 2018

FFF 19, STILL GOING STRONG

FFF 19 CHECK IN

Still going strong after 19 weeks although hanging on by my finger nails this week. You see my Bear loves to bake, so I suggested he bake a cake for me to take to my Friday aqua class.  Trouble with this he baked TWO,  not just one BUT two experimental cakes during the week to perfect THE cake. Why is this trouble you may ask, he wanted me to be his taste tester.  So this week has involved way to much cake.

  NO MORE CAKE! 

Monday we went for our usual adventure interstate to shop as someone had broken the toilet. OOPS!  Maybe it was all that cake. LOL! We seem to be a target in South Australia for both  bag checks and drivers aiming for us on zebra crossings.  Standing in a long line of customers it always feels like they ask us only to search our bags.  Why on earth would we spend around $100 in your shop then steal an item, its pick on the Victorians, right!

 Monday I almost tripled my step count by the time we walked here, there and everywhere.

Tuesday was my usual aqua class

Wednesday I skipped tai chi for a meet up with my local photography friends.  We had a lovely day meeting firstly for lunch, then went to our botanical gardens to take photos. Ending our day in a different café for cake and tea.

Friday another aqua class where I took Bears cake which was a huge success. Yay!  Now the girls have asked for more. 

Bear bought a new flavour of chips for us to try. Smiths Chinese Peking Duck.  After a delicious dinner which my resident chef cooked, we ate these chips with a glass of wine. Obviously our stomachs are more delicate the older we age, as we were both so sick after them.  Today I'm veging out trying to recover. Will stick to plain chips from now on and only on special occasions.

Its a long weekend here as we celebrate the Queens birthday (Queen Victoria) apparently. Hopefully the weather stays nice as we're planning a picnic Monday. 

The scales have been good again going down a fraction, which makes me happy.

Have a good weekend everyone. 
Hugs Lindy xx

Friday, 1 June 2018

FFF 18

FFF18 CHECK IN

I usually try to have my FFF check in ready on a Thursday so I can post it Friday.  I think I blinked as I can't believe its  Friday already.  Guess that's what happens when you are busy, busy, busy.



Monday we went on a lovely picnic, then checked out the shops in a little town 75kms from here. It was a glorious day,  sunny blue skies with top temp reaching into the 20c/68f.   I managed to find my wedding outfit with a stamp of approval from my Bear. Also we did a lot of walking so my step count was good.  Oh yes almost forgot we had afternoon tea in a café, so once again Lindy ate cake. LOL! I couldn't resist the caramel slice as its the first one I've had since being coeliac.



You wouldn't believe it had been such a nice day Monday, when we woke up Tuesday to dismal grey skies, thunderstorms and strong winds. I was very tempted to stay home from my aqua class but I braved the elements to go.  Turned out to be a fun class, so I was happy I attended.

Wednesday was tai chi day.  I was very good as didn't go out for cake and coffee afterwards, can you believe. That day I was in and out all day. Firstly for a hair cut, home for lunch, then tai chi, after that Bear took me to buy some aqua shoes. So my step count was pretty good.

Thursday my step count is always up as we do the grocery shopping.

Bear is trying to practice making a good sponge cake for when our daughter comes to visit during the school holidays.  So he busied himself making one Thursday night for me to take to my aqua class Friday morning.  Unfortunately or maybe fortunately for me, the tins were too small.  The cake rose and spilled over the sides. So even though I couldn't take it along to my class it was most appreciated by me.  He has filled it with lemon curd and mascarpone, YUM!


Cake anyone?

Friday morning aqua class  was really good. As I don't start eating until around midday on my 16/8  IF diet, I was starving half way through  class.  Arrived home to find my Bear had prepared brunch for both of us.  My man  spoils me!

Total count this week 3 exercise classes.
Plenty of steps.
Decluttered  and cleaned the cupboard under the kitchen sink.
Scales went down around 1kg/ 2.2 pounds.

Despite eating cake all the exercising is helping me to lose weight.


Today is the first day of winter down under and boy did we know it. My phone told me it was 2.9c feels like 0.4c at 7am this morning.  I think we are in for a long, cold winter from the very start. Mother nature has been hormonal lately, think she has finally shown her true colours.  Hope you are all enjoying your warmer weather in the northern hemisphere.  Stay warm all my friends down under in Australia and New Zealand.

Have a good weekend.
Hugs Lindy xx

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