google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: 2011-11-27

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Warring with my Waistline

(Warning - I'm not always 'PC', sorry about that)
Well, it's Saturday again, a day of rest, a day of good solid eating and a decidedly perfect day to break into my chocolate stash. Well, not anymore. The reason is I don't have one. Yes you heard right. I have diced all of the decidedly wicked food in my fridge for the waistline friendly, taste bud testing, merits of healthy eating.
As you can tell I'm not a fan. I'd much prefer to pick up a burger and fries on the way home than figure out the difference between flambeing and frying. Most of the time I simply look at the utensils in my kitchen draw and wonder what else I could do with them besides cooking. Again ... not any more.
So, in light of an earlier post where I kept talking about my third leg (long story, check out the link), I decided I'd better do something about this seriously unhealthy venture. Granted, I'm not fat. I didn't sink the titanic and I don't need a forklift to get to and from work.
But I'm also not like this either;

Anyway, I'm going to be. This is me in about a week's time.

So, due to this decidedly healthy turn, I've taken on this 21 day diet which basically means all I eat is well ... not much. And so far I've come to a few startling conclusions.
1. I bloody hate cucumbers - If I have to eat another one, I'm probably going to do it, but I'm going to bitch and moan about it the entire time.
2. Low calories equals low energy - Goodbye sex life.
3. Eating a piece of fruit is not the same as a piece of chocolate. I don't care if they both contain sugars. One tastes like heaven and the other tastes comparatively like poo.
4. My spice rack now looks like I actually know what to do with it.
5. I am hungry all of the time.
And with that, I have also clearly uncovered the true purpose behind all diets. It's not about losing weight at all, or getting 'healthy' as the skinny people like to say. It's about being so damn hungry that eventually you cave, grab a carving knife, and eat your own cellulitey body parts just to satisfy the cravings!
So I bid you goodbye, leaving you with the thought that while I may look like Cindy Crawford in a week, I may also be lunch if the hunger does not desist.
Have a good one, I'll keep you posted.

Kristy :)

Friday, 2 December 2011

Follow Friday #9

Happy Friday everyone!
Yes, it’s that time of week again where bloggers unite to participate in the Follow Friday venture. The idea behind #FF is to promote traffic to your own blog, make new friends with other like-minded bloggers and discuss new and interesting topics each week.
Participating is simple. First you need to follow my blog because I’m totally awesome, then you can follow me on Twitter @kristyberridge (actually you don’t have to do this, it’s wishful thinking), but do follow my blog or assassins will get you …
Then you must follow our illustrious hosts Rachel of and Alison of If you want more details on how to enter your own blog in the follow and hop, all directions are on their webpages
Now, once you’ve followed, check out my answer to this week’s questions and don’t forget to leave a comment so I can do the right thing and follow you back!

Now to this week's question: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!

My answer is pretty simple. I hate the foretelling of weak and useless women. I personally have never met one yet. We all have spunk and uniqueness, our own way of taking charge of life whether emotionally, physically or spiritually. To read about a woman stumbling over herself, demeaned by those around her and simply accepting it as true makes my blood boil. No matter the plot or the circumstance, inside we are all strong, beautiful and ever evolving. To not see that in at least some written word can be deeply disappointing from a reader perspective.
Ooh, I also hate reading sex scenes that throw in words like turgid, opening tulip, quivering member and soft center  I know you're trying not to say Penis or Vagina, but bloody hell, stop picking on nature and one-eyed snakes.
Have a good one everyone and happy #ff!

Kristy :)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

November Follower Frenzy Results!

I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway. Thanks to your support I have gained over 700 views of the blog in the last two weeks alone, 30 new followers on the blog and a whopping 48 new Twitter followers!
You guys rock!
Now. Down to business.
As you know, I'm giving away an autographed copy of my novel The Hunted, the very first in a series of five. There will also be a custom designed Hunted T-shirt, which I myself wear not only for promotion, but out and about. It's pretty damn cool if I do say so myself.
So, without any more stall tactics, the winner is:

Braiden Asciak - otherwise known as '@livin_thru-arts' on Twitter!

Yay you! Now once you're finished, write an excellent review or bad karma will slap you in the face! (Kidding ... okay, maybe it will just a little bit.)

Anyway, I also wanted to give a massive shout out to:

DeAnna Schultz '@SacredmOOn1', Kelly Mills '@Kellym2372' and Tracey Spiteri '@YABookAddict'

Not only did you tweet more often than I did, you re-tweeted on a regular basis. Now you obviously missed out on the T-shirt, but I'll be sending you a signed copy of the book anyway, mostly because you are awesome and put so much effort into helping me out. How can I not thank you with what you worked so hard to attain?
Have a good one everyone, and I'll be in contact with the winners very shortly for your particulars!

Kristy :)