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
Making a display board

Making a display board

I wrote a little bit about how I've changed job recently; going from working in a dental surgery to now working in a hotel - a huge change and a steep learning curve! (more…)
Finding plus size swimwear

Finding plus size swimwear

I've not been abroad in years - and in that time I've gained four stone and had a c-section.  When I received an invite to a hen weekend in Spain this weekend I was excited - four days of sun,...Read More
Supplements from Care

Supplements from Care

The shops are full of health food and supplements these days - as much as we try to eat a balanced diet it's tricky to get a little bit of everything we need. (more…)
Japanese BBQ cooking with Yutaka

Japanese BBQ cooking with Yutaka

I love cooking - Mexican, Italian, Greek,Chinese - I'm a huge foodie and my ultimate dream is to run my own kitchen.  When Yutaka sent me some cooking ingredients to try I was intrigued - I've never tried let alone...Read More
#MySkinAndMe: Solving my skin problems

#MySkinAndMe: Solving my skin problems

My skin(especially the skin on my face) has been problematic since my teens - I developed cystic acne aged 17 and it didn't disappear until after I had my son age 29. Until recently I'd not really looked after my...Read More
Review: NutreeLife

Review: NutreeLife

I've been veggie for well over a year now; and I'm really trying to get my diet more balanced - which means finding more protein in the food that I eat. (more…)
Dear sodding Diary: a lonely kind of day

Dear sodding Diary: a lonely kind of day

Tuesday 14th August 2018 Dear sodding Diary, Today started with the decision to step on the scales and weigh myself.  And it was horrific. 16 stones and 10 pounds.  Jesus.  I weighed 15st 10lbs when we went on holiday on...Read More
Summer holidays week 3: I’m skint

Summer holidays week 3: I’m skint

We have so far survived three weeks of the summer holidays, we are half way - huzzah.  So far we have found our new favourite messy play group, had the chickenpox that didn't turn out to be the chickenpox, fallen...Read More