Prosecco, Cake and a Plan

It was my birthday last Friday (you don’t have to sing). My running partner came around for Prosecco and cake with her daughters. She has three daughters but one was sulking.

I’m not a great birthday fan but it appears other people are, so the Princess made a Tiramasu cake. I was surrounded by females, cake and Prosecco what was there not to enjoy.  But as I get older I feel I am becoming Mr Hector

I have made changes post-birthday, probably due to the Achilles injury and the fact that I am getting fat from inactivity.

The plan is to arise at 6 am, no matter what, this is the key. I can have two hours to myself I cycle mostly (there is no traffic at 6 am) although I don’t like cycling, so I try a 5k jog now and again but the Achilles swells up! It’s been three months now. I believe it’s time it got over itself! And of course, I get quality time with Adriene or as Gillian (I’m bored with the Princess title) says, ‘That woman.’  I am rather enjoying the Yoga.

Stop drinking… hmm this is going to be hard because as you know I do love a glass (or bottle) of Red wine and the occasional gin and tonic – usually when the red wine runs out. So, I ditched that idea in favour of other cuts. I am cutting out cake and chocolate, biscuits went some time ago!

Curiously I stuck this into Grammarly and it states, I quote:

“Your text is likely to be understood by a reader who has at least a 7th-grade education (age 12) and should be easy for most adults to read.” Now you can take that whichever way you like, I guess. πŸ˜‚

Happy trails 😍

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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59 Responses to Prosecco, Cake and a Plan

  1. That Achilles thing sounds like a right pain. Stay healthy, Charlie.

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  2. Hahahaha.. I got up early this morning to go out and it was raining so just sat in bed with a good book and coffee..

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  3. Laleh Chini says:

    Happy birthday Charlie.

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  4. Oh no. No, no, no. You have a birthday, I’m singing. You can’t have a birthday and not have singing. I’m singing.

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  5. velmadunkin says:

    Happy birthday Charlie!!! Although I have to see I’m disappointed I wasn’t invited to share in some tiramisu and a glass of proseco. Yum. My favorite. Happy trails and sending good And happy vibes your way.

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  6. Invisibly Me says:

    I already got a sneak peak at the yogi in action on your social media, but my my, it sounds like you’re making quite a few changes in this get-fit-kick-ass post-birthday shake-up. That’s a lot of hyphens. Not sure this would even get a rating for 12 year olds. I don’t understand this ‘fat’ business. There’s nowt there. Anyway, I take my hat off to you because I could never give up chocolate. Cake is the inferior cousin to chocolate, so that I could live without. I think my eyes would fall out and my hair would go blue if I went into chocolate withdrawal though. Good luck on those 6am starts, I don’t know how appealing they’ll be in the winter though!
    You can do it, Charlie!

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    • Of course, you did, Caz. You can’t see the aft coz I was breathing in lol. The winter will be fine, the gym opens at 6:15 haha and its a six-minute walk but hopefully, I’ll be running by then so head torch and trackies xx

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  7. Your Achilles heel came at the same time as my fractured wrist.

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  8. The Hinoeuma says:

    La, la, la, la, la…happy birthday! I LOVE Tiramisu!

    So, do you SOUND like Mr. Hector? LOL! I had to get past the age of 30 to appreciate British humor.

    I haven’t seen 6:00am in four years. Is there not some kind of achilles support like an ankle brace? How about something from CopperFit or Tommy Copper?

    I love yoga.

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    • Mmmm my favourite cake and trifle, I do sometimes wonder if I should be Italian or Indian as they are always my first choice. The first thing I learned to cook when I was about 13 was curry and the second was Bolognese lol.
      “I’m just a big old hungry Hector,” haha.
      There is I have an Aircast ankle brace which cured Andy Murray but the damn lump won’t go down!
      I’ll check the Copper thing, I hadn’t thought of that they wear Copper bracelets for arthritis I think πŸ˜‰

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  9. Carolyn Page says:

    Okay, I’m happy to be 12! πŸ˜€ And I’m definitely going green with envy (to match your tee). 6am start; now you’re just showing off!
    And where’s the fat? Or are my eyes failing? Nope! No fat to be seen. But, don’t let that stop you.
    By the way, I’m loving your face hair. Is this to be the new look?
    And now to the really important part:
    I loved ‘that’ title, and now I will have to remember that it bores you. Oh, okay; Gillian it is.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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    • Haha, Carolyn, I’ve started waking up at 4:30 – 5:00 lately and just wanted to get up and get on, so I did a deal on 6:00 I blame the lack of alcohol πŸ˜‰
      It’s a paunch and a bit on the hips when I wear a belt lol.
      Yeah, the facial hair was leftover from Sooty and lockdown, but someone doesn’t like it haha.
      I was only bored with it that day lol, gotta remember, Gemini here so my tastes, loves and likes change more than the weather xx

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  10. Jay says:

    Happy birthday!!!
    Cake and champagne are made for each other.

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    • Thank you Jay, they most certainly are. Unless you’re a Supermodel, then apparently it’s Champagne and Coke lol. It is supposed to stop you eating and keep you slim, personally, I’d rather eat x


  11. Am I the only one looking at those photos and thinking of Ming the Merciless attending an exercise class?

    The average reading age of adults in the UK is nine, or eleven. The Sun’s reading age is 8, the Times is 12 and the Guardian is 14. It all depends on the statistics you use.

    I just checked my readability and it comes out as suitable for 11 to 12 year olds. Not bsure if this makes me a writer of great clarity or a simpleton with a computer…

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  12. kphoenix1 says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!

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  13. Belated Happy Birthday Charlie. πŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday!

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  15. Belated happy birthday (m late only by 4 days)….. wishing you all happiness and good health

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  16. Bhagyashree says:

    Belated Happy Birthday!
    Wow! Even Grammarly has a sense of humor these days. Now that’s called technological advancement πŸ˜›

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  17. InspiresN says:

    Belated Happy birthday Charlie !Lovely pictures and celebration . Tiramisu looks lovely as well . We made it for father’s day too.

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  18. kerbey says:

    Hope you had a great birthday. Do you really think you can nix chocolate? I have it daily, and don’t think I could pass it up. But I do keep running each morning, and pains do always pop up. Sorry about your Achilles. You look very fit!

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    • Thank you, Kerby. Chocolate isn’t too bad for me, it’s the red wine I have a problem with πŸ˜‚ Well done on the running πŸ₯³ I’m managing a 5km once a week but it’s a far cry from 40 miles a week πŸ₯΄x


  19. Forestwood says:

    Happy birthday. Yoga , prosecco, cake – sounds like my kind of celebration.

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  20. Happy belated birthday, Charlie! β˜•οΈπŸ‚πŸ’—β˜•οΈ

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