WIN – an Elf for Christmas

WIN – an Elf for Christmas

Okay so I appreciate it's October - but how many of us parental-types start thinking about Christmas around now?  I mean, I know there are some that have more than likely bought and wrapped every present by March but I'm...Read More
PCOS: life after laparoscopy

PCOS: life after laparoscopy

I've written about PCOS before and it's something that has continued to cause problems for a long time. PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a condition that affects the ovaries.  Not to be confused with PCO(Polycystic Ovaries), which is cysts on the...Read More
Review: Smashers Series 2 Gross 3 pack

Review: Smashers Series 2 Gross 3 pack

The Summer has long gone(although it's still been rather warm) and we are slipping into Autumn.  Christmas will be here before we know if and I've already started looking for presents, especially for the boy. He's hit an age where...Read More
DAODS Presents… Top Hat

DAODS Presents… Top Hat

After last week's trip to Dartford to see Dirty Dancing I've been in a musical daydream ever since; listening to the soundtrack on repeat and indulging in Evita, Cats, Les Miserables and more. (more…)
What’s going on? Surgery nerves

What’s going on? Surgery nerves

I've not written in a while - life has been a little hectic, my mood a little low and I've been guilty of just shutting down and not talking about things, which isn't good. Health wise things have been up...Read More
Review & WIN: LeapFrog LeapStart 3D!

Review & WIN: LeapFrog LeapStart 3D!

The new preschool year has started and with only a year left until primary school I'm keen to try and encourage the boy to channel his incredibly strong will and apply it to reading and learning.  I mean I'm not...Read More
Holiday goals: next year?

Holiday goals: next year?

I am really lucky to have been on holiday once a year; we had a lovely week in Cornwall this year, Dorset last year and we have family on the Isle of Wight which always feels like a mini break...Read More
Dear sodding Diary: I’m a mardy arse

Dear sodding Diary: I’m a mardy arse

Thursday 6th September 2018 Dear sodding Diary, I've not written in a while; life has been a bit busy and, well, I couldn't really be arsed.  Diet wise, you know those last few posts I wrote about clean eating and...Read More
Between the covers: Daisy Belle by Caitlin Davies

Between the covers: Daisy Belle by Caitlin Davies

Another week, another book - and this one was the one I've been itching to read for ages because it's so different! I give you Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World by Caitlin Davies. (more…)
Starting Keto: week one plans

Starting Keto: week one plans

Yesterday I wrote about my reasons for going keto and I'm now on day one - I'll update at the end of the week on how it's going; however I wanted to write a little bit about meal planning and essentials....Read More
I’m going Keto… argh!

I’m going Keto… argh!

I stand before you, dear reader, as a fat mum of one who has attempted just about every diet going.  I've tried calorie counting, Weight Watchers, Slimming World, shakes and all sorts. And I'm still fat.  Not quite as fat...Read More