Day 1 #ginmovechallenge

So it’s time for me to challenge myself again.  Back in April, Dave (my husband) and I did a health challenge to help us loose weight and see who could loose the most body fat (by %).  Dave won and I came in third.  Since then I have lost over 16 lbs and I feel great.

For the last couple of years I have consistently been going to different exercise classes 3 to 4 times a week at Freestone Recreation Center here in Gilbert, AZ.  I love their instructors, and I really enjoy working out in a class environment.  You get to know the other ladies (and men) and support each other.  And I get accountability to go, which I totally need. Read More

It’s been way over a year since I became 40 and as you can see I did not totally complete my 40 before 40 list. 🙁 But I am not deterred, once day I will finish them all.

A couple of weeks ago we had friends visit from England.  While the boys were off playing foot golf (yes, that is playing golf with a football (soccer) ball Kay & I decide to give paddle boarding a try at Tempe Town Lake. Read More

I Voted Today

Today after very little sleep I have woken up sad, disappointed but most of all scared.  Not because a Republican won, but because the man that will be the next president of the United States of America does not seem to value all people, regardless of race, religion or gender. He has ignited hatred and bigotry and that is not the person I want for my president.

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10 Years From England to the USA

Ten years ago we landed in Phoenix to start our new life in the USA. We had no idea what life would be like, we just had this idea of what we wanted – a better quality of life and one where could spend more time together and enjoy life to its fullest. Read More

Old Building

Whenever I see an old abandon building I always wondered what stories it could tell, who lived there, who built it, what was life like.  Living in the West there are lots of old mining towns with abandoned buildings from an era gone past. Read More

Ginnie is 40

One of the things about turning 40 is that is makes you think about the life you have lead so far. Have I made the most of it? Do I have any regrets? What’s next?… Read More


For quite a few years now we have had a lovely DSLR camera with great lens etc but have never really learnt how to use it properly hence having a photography lesson was one of the things I wanted to achieve this year.

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My very talented sister Maria who lives in Argentina makes a number of circus toys for children and adults and when I was there a couple of years ago she gave me a set of Swing Cintas.  I promised that I would learn how to use them and make a video for her. Read More

Having never been  runner when I lived in England I wanted to run 5k when I was there visiting my family and friends.

I was staying at my aunt’s house which is located in one of the many hilly areas of Bath, not far from where I lived the first year of my life in England back in 1993/94. Read More

I am quite an adventurous eater, I will always try something once.  So when it came to this challenge I had difficulty finding something new to eat, a search of local restaurants in the Phoenix area did not turn up much.

But in April when I was in England visiting family and friends my lovely friend Anelia took me out to lunch at this fabulous restaurant called The Pig Near Bath. The location is just stunning and so was the restaurant.  All the food is sourced from local producers within a 25 miles radius of the restaurant. Read More

On March 21 we attend A Night at the Museum, a fundraiser for our local Gilbert Historical Museum.  It’s a lovely museum depicting the history of Gilbert.  We worked with them to develop their website a few years back and have help out when needed since then.  This year we took Sally & Iris who were staying with us and our good friends Lionel & Cathy.

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Living in Arizona with the beautiful weather that we have, we see lots of people out on motorbikes. I always imagine how great it must be to experience the open road on the back of a bike.

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