It’s my favourite time of the year

I bloody love September.  It’s my favourite month for the simple reason that there is so much to look forward to and it makes me happy.

I often wonder if I’m a seasonal depressive – the presence of screaming school children and hot weather in the summer holidays always pisses me off. Continue reading “It’s my favourite time of the year”

A letter to my blog(I’ve not lost the plot, promise)

My darling blog,

It’s your long lost mum here.  I’m so sorry I’ve neglected you – I’ve lost my way in the blogging world and it’s taken a near breakdown and a lot of stress to realise how much I love you and how much I miss the simple times.

Remember back in December when you were newborn?  I would sit and write whatever filled my head and there was no pressure.  We used to connect and I could tell you everything.

I could and would sit for hours and write whatever came out, and we created some masterpieces together.

Every Thursday and Friday I was so proud and excited to show you off in link-ups; and together we connected with other mums and dads and blog-babies and made friends.

But I lost my way.  People wanted to pay mummy to write for them and to publish sponsored posts on you.

Mummy greedily loved the money and the free shit and forgot the reason she started you.

You became a chore and I didn’t enjoy you anymore.  We fell out of love.

I started you, my darling Pass the Prosecco Please, as a place to vent my innermost thoughts and feelings and to do what I have always loved and enjoyed – writing.

I’ve become lost in a world of sponsored posts, statistics, SEO, and labels, and this is not who we are.

So, darling blog.  We are going back to basics.

Gone are the statistics and pressure.  No more freebies, reviews, sponsored posts.

We are going back to raw, unfiltered writing, and connecting with others across social media.

We are going to remember why we started this – and we are going back to it.

Lots of love,

Lisa x

Author/fatty/freelancer/mum/wife/arse-wiper

Motivacelet

I’m a sucker for Instagram shopping and I love to discover new and exciting things to try – much to the dismay of my bank balance.

I came across Motivacelet a little while back and love the idea- bracelets to count weight loss that are subtle but so pretty and you can use for a number of things.


It’s such a simple concept – you choose a bracelet and add counters per unit of weight you lose, and it can be your little secret or shown off to the world as you lose weight.


You don’t have to use it just for weight – why not count inches, centimetres, or anything you like.

I am pleased to say I have one of the beautiful Active bangles to give away to one lucky person – please see below to enter and good luck!

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Puppy problems & using Bidvine

As mentioned in previous blog posts we are now the stressed harassed proud owners of a six month old puppy and it seems she needs a little more training that we had first thought.

She knows that any toileting needs to happen in the garden and has just about cracked it but she gets really anxious whenever we leave the house and seems to be a little lazy when it comes to being bothered to go outside. Continue reading “Puppy problems & using Bidvine”