Posted in October 2013

What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?


We are shortly going to enter our Halloween party at home but I have just a few minute to acknowledge my reasons to be cheerful. 1. We were away in London at the weekend watching my youngest son do his filming for a Tesco Christmas advertisement. We have enjoyed this whole process very much as … Continue reading

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Pumpkin soup – Halloween recipe


Serves: 10-12 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 24 minutes Ingredients 2-3 tbsps of olive oil 2kgs pumpkin, peeled and chopped into approx 2.5cm chunks 1.2ltrs fresh carrot juice or water 2 Knorr Vegetable Stock Pots 50g finely grated Parmesan cheese 100ml double cream Black pepper Serve with: Freshly grated Parmesan to sprinkle over the … Continue reading

Struggling a bit


I am struggling a bit. Daily life consists now of me trawling job sites and helping my husband with application forms. It gets tedious especially with no job in sight yet. You can’t take a day off from it because it is sod’s law that will be the day that the right job appears somewhere. … Continue reading

Halloween the affordable and easy way.


Trick or treat? Here is the trick to having Halloween treats for your children on a budget. We visited Poundland and it is an amazing one-stop shop for all your Halloween must-haves. Even better, it is so easy to work out what you are spending with everything costing just one pound. My children loved buying … Continue reading

The result you have been waiting for!


I swear I get Julian Clary. The other night he went on about being self-absorbed and I fall into that too often perhaps. So here goes, THE RESULT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! I GOT THE ALL CLEAR AT THE BREAST CARE CLINIC! I am very tired which I guess is just the huge … Continue reading

About tomorrow’s appointment


I have an appointment at the breast clinic tomorrow. I have done so well over the last 2 weeks at staying positive and keeping things in perspective I think. Now, I have mixed emotions. On the one hand, I am relieved the appointment came through and I did not have to chase it up. I … Continue reading

What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?


What  a day!  So busy with job forms, business planning, school runs and assemblies, supporting friends and even a little naughtiness. So I am very late to write down my reasons to be cheerful. 1.  I am reaching out to people and explaining that I need to start bringing some more money in to the … Continue reading