Friday, 4 January 2008

Hacking it

Look at this! Look! I am a columnist! Practically a journalist! Columnist for Bridalwave, that sounds good, doesn't it? I am now a bit worried that photo makes me look like I've got a pinhead but never mind. And yes...ahem...the column is recycled from a blog post right here wot I wrote earlier, well spotted. But from next month it will be all brand new exciting stuff about...well, me, basically. Getting married and that. Blimey. Better start doing some exciting wedding things to put in there, fast.

It has been a breathless morning all in all. Straight after the hideous swearing-under-breath school run (thank Gawd it's the weekend tomorrow) I went to the gym-round-the-corner for the first time. I decided I had better start walking the walk or rather panting on the treadmill of this new year's resolution so promptly signed me and h-t-b up as members. Eek! I've gone and booked myself an induction next Wednesday and everything. Keen, eh?

Even keener, when I was purchasing Betty Mark 2 from the charity shop the other day, I picked up Patsy Palmer's Urban Dance Workout for 50p as well (full of bargains, that shop) and did it in the living room just now while the house was empty. Get me, eh. I am knackered now and ready for a lie-down but it's playgroup kicking out time soon so am having a rest in my office instead. I am shockingly unco-ordinated, I hope none of the neighbours caught a glimpse of me puffing my way through box steps and heel digs.
Right. Too tired to type any more. Have a good weekend. zzzzz...

18 comments:

Kate.Kingsley said...

Congrats on the Bridalwave column, that's brilliant ~ I used that website rather a lot in the run up to my wedding, its full of useful links and stuff.

And I am sure that in planning your wedding you will have a multitude of annecdotes for a column ~ especially once everyone you know starts offering helpful "advice" and assigning themselves unwarranted roles in the general organisation of everything!

Sarah*G* said...

Congrats on the column for Bridalwave. I so loved planning my wedding. *sigh* I miss the days of trying on dress after dress after dress....

Enjoy the planning as the day will go by so quickly and your face will ache from all the smiling! :)

CTaylor said...

Congrats on the column. You look great in the photo and I'm sure you'll have tons of readers.

Well done on signing up for the gym. So far my new year's resolution to lose my writer's bum has involved sitting on my exercise bike for thirty minutes and pedalling whilst watching TV (sounds great but shame about the enormous pile of chocolate cornflake cakes I'd eaten first!)

SpiralSkies said...

Wowee, a column? That's fab!

I quite like naff old exercise videos - the Jane Fonda workout is a riot after a night in the pub.

(Had to adopt my SpiralSkies alter ego as there were so many 'Jens' in Blogland, I wasn't sure which one I was...)

Lucy Diamond said...

Hi Kate - yes, I'm sure you're right. I'm getting enough 'advice' from my own kids who are very keen to involve themselves as much as possible...hmmmm...

Hi Sarah G - I am looking forward to the trying on dresses bit - have already roped my sisters in to help with that. The rest of it though... I don't know where to start. Must study Bridalwave immediately!

Hi Cally - 30 minutes of pedalling sounds pretty damn good to me, although I am still aching after Patsy and all that dancing, so wouldn't fancy it myself right now. But well done!

Hi Spiralskies/the loveliest Jen of blogland - ooh, I remember that Jane Fonda one. My mum had the double LP. Everytime I hear the song 'Can You Feel It' I think of Jane encouraging me to 'go for the burn'...ouch. Never tried it after the pub though - sounds much more of a laugh!

Lane said...

That's no pin-head! You look lovely, you columnist you. Congratulations!

When's the big day by the way??

Well done on the gym and jigging.
My exercise regime involves sliding the mouse with my right hand whilst simultaneously lifting a mug with my left. Sometimes I dunk hob nobs too:-)

Lucy Diamond said...

Thanks Lane! The big day is at the end of August so thre's oh, aaaaages to get everything sorted...ahem...must start soon or the time will have passed before I know it!
Obviously come september I will flinging away the gym stuff and back on a regime very similar to yours...looking forward to it already! :)

Leigh said...

Loved the column - I did hand-to-mouth-gasping and all, as though it were a surprise...ha ha ha! I'm such a mush for romance!

What's the matter with the photo? It's great! Any time you really want to look bad you can borrow my nose.

Lucy Diamond said...

Hand-to-mouth gasping...excellent! Glad to hear it - just what I wanted. Cheers Leigh! Have a good weekend x

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Woo get YOU you big posh columnist! *tugs forelock in awe* Do please post links to your columns on your blog, because I'm not a Bridalwave reader (and don't expect to be getting married, any time, ever) but I don't want to miss them.

Pacha said...

Brilliant news about the column and I read the article again and cried and got goosebumps etc... all over again! Can't wait for the next installment.

Good luck with the keep fit business. I should do something about fitness too. But I was thinking something less active...like...I don't know Yoga or something.

And that is a lovely photo...

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations! Love the photo, and even your pen name seems perfect for that column!

JJ said...

Oooh, exciting stuff. Just to echo Zinnia please post links to it each time you write ... because I think husband might wonder why I'm looking at Bridalwaves otherwise.
JJx

It will be all write said...

Fantastic news ! Hubbie to be's proposal has been the start of things to come. I love weddings.

Hope you had a great Christmas and you all enjoyed yourselves.

X

Flowerpot said...

well done on getting the column - how did that come about?!

dulwichmum said...

Lucy darling I too am on a diet! I told our new au pair that I had lost some weight this morning and she spent over an hour on her hands and knees in the kitchen(that girl is far too slim for my liking) before I realised that she was looking for the "pounds" I had lost! Bless.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Ooh, a column. How exciting. Something I wouldn't mind myself one day. When I finally get organised. Perhaps in a hundred years.

You have reminded me to get myself down to the gym. I am a member. I have to keep reminding myself of that.

Crystal xx

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh! So many nice comments, thanks all of you.
Zinnia - I will definitely flag up Feb's column... cheers for asking, now I can pretend I'm not REALLY showing off and trumpet-blowing, just passing on info!

Hi Pacha, oh crying and goosebumps, that's a GOOD reaction! Hope the yoga goes well..I am still aching after the Patsy malarkey on Friday. Not the sporty kind, me.

Hello Alyssa! Thank you for your nice words!

JJ, I wouldn't dream of putting suspicious thoughts in your husband's head - I will definitely let you know when the next column comes in (blimey I am getting a bit big-headed with all this you know, please rein me in if I get too much)

Hello IWBAW! Hope you had a good Christmas too. I love weddings too...not the organising bit though...

Hello Flowerpot - the lovely Keris asked me to write the Bridalwave blog. (we like Keris!)

DulwichMum...bless that au pair and her dimness - and congrats on the weight loss. Gawd I'm bored with my diet already. Ssssh. Don't tell anyone.

Hello Crystal - I've got my gym induction thingy on Wednesday and all of a sudden, it feels like a very BAD idea...