With the recent cold weather the days have been long and the nights even longer; and with my anxiety a little on the rotten side at present I’ve been putting some extra effort into the little things that make me happy. Continue reading “Cosy nights in on a budget”
I love cars. Cars have always been my pride and joy and in my late teens and early twenties I took great pride in keeping my car clean and tidy.
And then I found myself pregnant and not looking forward to the prospect of packing a huge travel system into a small hatchback. Continue reading “Finding the perfect family car”
A year ago today I became a blogger!
And what a year it’s been.
This blog may just look like a bunch of (often badly written) articles on various different things, but it’s grown into a huge part of my life.
I’ve pushed my own social boundaries and attended events. I’ve met lots of lovely people, and have even made some blog buddies.
I’ve reached out and helped people who have felt how I’ve felt; and other people have reached out and helped me.
I found myself recently thinking about where I am and the direction my blog is heading in; and it made me read back over my first few posts.
I needed someone to talk to. I needed somewhere to vent and I wanted to be able to reach out and help people while helping myself.
I thought no one would ever read my blog. I thought no one would ever be interested or understand.
And here I am – pushing 5,000 followers on Twitter, 1,000 on Instagram and a handful on Facebook.
I’ve made friends with bloggers, who help me more than they will ever know – the support and encouragement is overwhelming.
I’ve made friends with non-bloggers – people who have heard of me or found me by chance.
There have been negatives – I’ve had nasty comments from other bloggers and I’ve had my fair share of trolls. In all honestly, the negativity has made me stronger and I couldn’t really give a shit.
I pushed myself to my limits and took myself off to London, alone, and came home with a huge sense of pride (and a new iPhone).
And most of all I’ve been able to indulge my love of writing – I’ve got a few things in the pipeline that I never imagined would be possible, and blogging has given me the confidence to do those things.
So, Happy Birthday Pass the Prosecco Please – totally not just a blog, you’ve changed my life. And a huge thank you to my beautiful followers and fellow bloggers who have laughed, cried and got pissed with me.
I’ve been quiet again on the blog front, for no real reason apart from I’m really trying to focus on getting my head in a good place.
Plus I feel like I’ve lost my mojo yet again – I lost focus and seem to have got lost in a world I can’t keep up with.
So I’m going back to basics and writing from the head and heart, and taking a break of sorts until the new year.
I’ll still be here and around on social media – just not as much.
I’m so rubbish at these weekly updates – but it’s been an awesome week after a few up and down ones where I’ve struggled to get my head back into the game.
So I decided last week to really try and stay on plan and do the best I could – I also took advice from my consultant who very wisely said that 7 days is a long time, and to think about the week as 21 meals; which really resonated with me. Continue reading “Week 14 – Slimming World & weight loss update”
Every year I seem to end up visiting Santa multiple times and this year is no exception – we had visited Polhill last year with some mummy and baby friends and we decided to do the same this year and make it a tradition. Continue reading “Santa’s Grotto – Polhill Garden Centre Sevenoaks Christmas 2017”