Weighed in at group today and I lost half a pound, which means I'm now just 4.5lbs away from my target and have lost 3 st 9.5lbs by following the Slimming World plan. To be this close to target is mind boggling... and actually, it's starting to get a bit scary. It's easy when you've … Continue reading Getting closer… A Slimming World update
School holidays in this house means a trip to a theme park! We are really lucky to live in the Midlands because there’s so many to choose from. This holiday, we chose Twin Lakes near Melton Mowbray. It takes us a leisurely 40 minute drive through beautiful Leicestershire countryside to get to there and when … Continue reading Twin Lakes: our review (belated!)
Things at home - and by that I mean family life in general, both my immediate unit of four and my wider family - have been quite tough recently. Obviously, as I've blogged about before, Mr J is going to be made redundant this year (probably the summer but still no definite timings as yet) … Continue reading Tough times
We've been hearing great things about Mountsorrel Railway and the Granite Cafe so Mr J and I decided to try it for ourselves this morning. The early morning sunshine we had for the school run had sadly disappeared by the time we made the short trip to Mountsorrel but it wasn't too cold for the … Continue reading Mountsorrel Railway – our review
Somehow our darling Biggest is going to be five on Sunday. I have no idea how this happened. It seems just moments ago that she was conceived (in Hamburg FYI), we were seeing her on the ultrasound screen, she was causing me sickness, she was born, she was teething, she was keeping us awake (oh, … Continue reading It’s biggest’s birthday weekend!
I was very interested to hear the government is bringing in sex education for primary school kids. At first, I thought "OMG, I have a four year old, I don't want her to know about that just yet, thank you very much!" (Reading more about it, though, it's obviously not going to be full on sex … Continue reading Let’s talk about sex, baby
Short post tonight. On this day three years ago, I started to miscarry our much wanted baby. The pain and heartache may not be as raw as it was on that rainy, windy day but it is still sore when I think (as I often do) about those dark, desperately sorrowful hours when I knew … Continue reading Never forgotten