Bringing up two boys of my own and spending time with my partner's two boys is a lovely way to see the brotherly bonds that kick in and grow, if connected by blood or not. When I fell pregnant with Kieran, Adam was 15 and completely horrified. It was awful, he simply did not … Continue reading Brothers
Even though my bulbs have had more ice than sunshine this year so far to raise their heads, and that we seen more snow this year so far than normal I have found myself walking around the clothes stores taking in the holiday clothes and looking at the kids cute swimming shorts rather than the … Continue reading Pack Your Bags!!
Tomorrow it’s two years since my dad died. It wasn’t an easy relationship from I was 8 years old after my mum died. Looking through some pics tonight I find a pic of me, a year or two down the line and I look so sad... This is when my stammer took hold. Parents must … Continue reading Time Heals….
Now this running lark is still happening. Yes, I am still at it. Mostly down to the great bunch of people at RunMiddlewich. It gets me a bit of time to myself, keeps me from hitting the size of a small elephant and keeps me up to date with all going on around town. Oh … Continue reading R.E.D. January….a great idea they said, and it is!
OK. You have decided what town you want to live in, its time to find your 'home'. We rented for a while to get the feel for the place, checked out the schools, have the little munchkin happily settled into nursery, got jobs nearby but also work from home a bit so space is getting … Continue reading House Hunting….
Lets not beat around the bush. Week 1 was not a breeze were I lost 9 pounds and feel like a new person. Week 1 was a steep learning curve of spending the first few days doing it all wrong and going to the pub and physically asking for a Slimline tonic with a slice … Continue reading Week 1…and no one was harmed in the process. Yet.
'Congratulations and the warmest of welcomes! You’re now a member of Slimming World Online – and your three month membership starts right here!' Ok the deed is done. Signed up, paid the bucks now time to check this out... So tonight I get to enjoy cooking again. I have always loved to cook but over … Continue reading Day 2….and we are off!!
I am sitting here at 11pm wondering wether or not to give this Slimming World lark a go. I need to shed a stone, maybe two. But I also need to change my habits. I am bad. I am a late night eater, I love coleslaw, my weekend cooked breakfasts and I don't do Diet … Continue reading Day One (can you feel the determination??..it’s in there somewhere)!!
This week, my three year old has had to stay home as he had managed to get a particularly bad dose of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. It started at the end of last week so over the weekend the worst of it presented. He was quite poorly on Monday this week so obviously it … Continue reading Are We There Yet?
I was never a 'Sports Mum', one of those ones that had to get up at 7am on a Saturday to stand by the football pitch or rugby field in minus five to watch my little cherub play for his school team or local town. My boy was an outdoors kid, loved our weekend camping … Continue reading Hitting Where It Hurts….