Posted in July 2013

Wobbles Wednesday


I am moving Wobbles Wednesday to my old blog. For those who don’t know, Wobbles Wednesday is about mums sharing their weight loss journeys and giving each other support and tips along the way. How are you getting on? I have had a better week eating far healthier food and certainly not over-eating in a … Continue reading

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Husband falls over large dog


My husband took the dog out for a walk late on Sunday evening.   Weirdly, before he went out, I said “I don’t think you should go”.  He asked why and I could not explain so off he went. About 30 minutes later, he returned in a lot of pain after a fall.  His arm … Continue reading

Big Night In with the family


It is all too easy to get stuck in a rut at home.  Too many evenings watching television or playing on video games when with a little imagination you can have so much more fun. We were challenged by MoneySupermarket to have a Big Night In. We started by buying some pizza bases and a … Continue reading

How important is me time?


My husband has taken my 3 children to the cinema this afternoon. I love them all loads so why do I cherish me-time which is in short supply during the school holidays? It is not that I will do anything spectacular with my time alone. I have steamed my kitchen floor in a fashion. I … Continue reading

Why do I feel sorry for Kate?


So the Royal Baby is imminent and I am so pleased I am this Kate and not that one. When I had my first child, it was all about the baby, myself and my partner.  The only other people involved in my labour were the amazing midwives and they backed off where possible. I loved … Continue reading

Easy vegetable tart recipe


This classic dish combines fresh and colourful vegetables, a creamy filling and a delicious sauce that makes for a splendid supper to enjoy outside on a warm summer evening! Vegetable Tart Serves 4 – 6 Level of difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 35 to 40 minutes Ingredients Butter for greasing 1 sheet of puff pastry 1-2 … Continue reading

Too hot to handle


Can I put on record that I hate this heatwave? I have never liked extreme temperatures and the UK does not cope with them well either. With children only doing play stuff at school, can’t we just keep them off now with the Summer holidays so close? Am I alone in just wanting to see … Continue reading

Hospitals and special measures


Have you seen in the news how some hospitals are now under special measures? Last year when my Dad got ill, the GP sent him to sit in Accident and Emergency at one of those hospitals. He was there for hours on end aged 85 and struggling with his health. I know resources are limited … Continue reading

Making a house a home


What is it that makes a house a home? Family matters together with love, laughter and the making of memories. I am not the most materialistic person in the world.  Looking around my home, the items in it are very much to my quirky taste. There is no doubt that I take the lead when … Continue reading