thoughts and things


Thinking Slimmer, Sacking Sugar #slimpod

As long term readers are aware, I have been on a mission to lose weight for just over a year now. I wrote this post about how I felt at the time, and in a  year I have lost 16 pounds. Not as much as […]

My Week

My Week So this week has been mostly occupied with work and seeing my Dad. He was admitted this week due to dehydration and side effects of the chemotherapy. He had started some palliative chemo to give him some extra time, but has spent the […]

A Trip to Brighton with Travelodge #Bloggerlodge

We were really lucky when Travelodge offered us a 2 night stay in a family room in Brighton, to review their newly updated rooms. Brighton is a lovely city and as we have family living there, we thought it was a great chance to take […]

My Spa Day Experience – The Salt Scrub

I had never attended a spa day before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. This weekend I was on a spa day as it was for my sisters’ birthday.  Paper knickers, foil and chanting monks…..see what happened when I went for a Salt Glow […]

Fish Fingers and Facetime Heartbreak

They told us in the most technologically advanced way they could, via Facetime. I was actually impressed. This was the only time my Mum has managed to Facetime us herself straight off. I wonder if anyone else has used their ipads in this way. However […]

Plus Size for Beginners

If you’re new to Plus-Size, or just wondered what was within the flowery section at the back of the shop with this name, then this very much tongue-in-cheek guide is for you. 1. The plus-size department is seperated from the ‘normal’ clothes, usually at the […]

Phobias and funny things about me…. 

Ok. So I guess everyone ‘s a little weird, right? I mean, we all have our little things about us, that makes us who we are.  I don’t really know why I am writing this. I thought it would be a crazy good idea to […]

8 truths about nursery

For anyone not aquainted with a nursery, these 8 truths may help you to fit right in when your child starts…. 1. You can never just ‘drop off’ your child….it takes at least 10 minutes and even then you have to crowbar your child off […]

How do you do it? The Life of a (full-time) Working Mum

One of those questions which makes you wonder why they’ve asked it….   Recently I have had a similar conversation with several people at work. They ask me how I am doing, I usually say busy, and tired, they ask me how many days I […]

Stress eating – a poem

Costa Skinny Latte and a Full fat Muffin A fruity flapjack fits the Bill and I’m not bluffing a diet coke or two and a rich tea if it is there by the time the birthday cakes arrived I’m starting not to care you have […]