Sunday, 19 May 2013
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Following on from the Clean 9 Detox, I have continued on to a Nutri Lean programme. It lasts four weeks and you follow a 1500 calorie per day diet. Having never dieted before, I assumed this would be hard. In fact, it is ridiculously easy and I haven't even felt hungry once! I have even managed to have a glass of wine or two at the weekend. I am nearly three weeks into this programme and I have, in total, lost just over 11lbs. I am still in the same dress size (I don't imagine I will ever go into the size below as I have hips). I am far happier with how I look, the muffin top has disappeared, my tummy is nearly flat and I have lost four inches from my bottom! I now feel confident to wear tops which are more fitted and figure hugging. The kind of thing I would have worn before having children. Mainly, I wanted to weigh less than my husband (who is very slim). We are now exactly the same weight which has made me incredibly happy!
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
This week was the final week before my exams started and I have been anxiously revising. This year I have felt far more nervous about my exams, mainly because they count for so much. So I definitely haven't been the best company this week! My husband has been an absolute star, enabling me to revise at the weekends while he looks after the children. The girl had an argument with a gate and lost on Thursday. She ended up with a huge blue lump on her head. It still looks sore but doesn't bother her! On Friday I took the children to the local soft play area and we had a great time. It was the first time that the girl was totally able to do everything by herself. It was nice just to relax with them both.
So, here is what has made me happy this week:
So, here is what has made me happy this week:
Monday, 13 May 2013
With the weather finally warming up, and the rain hopefully staying at bay, it is time to get out and about with your children and their scooters and bikes. I have a great giveaway to win an accessory for your child's micro-scooter (it also fits some other brands of scooter), ours isn't a micro-scooter and it fitted. The zooter now retails at £14.95 and:
- Add some serious style to your scooter
- Doubles up as hand puppet when taken off scooter
- Features two side pockets for toys, drinks and snacks
- Reflective material for road safety
- Fits mini and maxi scooter
You can read my review here.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
As I have alluded to before, I have occasionally come across some very narrow-minded views. However, I was shocked when, at a toddler group the other week, I overheard two mums discussing what they would do if their children were gay. They were both speaking so negatively about it, suggesting their partners wouldn't be happy if their son or daughter were gay.
It got me thinking about the subject and I am glad to say that it wouldn't bother me in the slightest if either of my children are homosexual. I firmly believe that if they are, then they already are. There is nothing I could do, as one of the mums suggested, to 'change' whether or not they were gay. I don't see why, as their mother, their sexuality would makes a difference to how I feel about them. The insinuation was that they would somehow be disappointed with their children, which, to me, is nonsense!
Thursday, 9 May 2013
We were recently sent a Kids Bedset from The Bedding Company. It is a bedset made by Silentnight and includes a single quilt, waterproof mattress cover and pillow. I made a mistake and assumed it was for a toddler bed because it says that it is for your child's first bed. However, it is for a single bed. My son isn't quite into a single bed but, once we had bought a duvet cover, we managed to pop it on his toddler bed, with the end of the duvet tucked in at the end of his bed. In fact, I wish we had had this duvet throughout the winter because, at 6 tog, it is much warmer than his old duvet cover and I imagine it would have kept him nice and toasty!
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
The Photo Gallery - Week 141
For our family, weekends are usually spent at my Grandma's. She is in her eighties and runs a bed and breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales. She has the most fantastic view in the whole wide world and it gives me so much happiness to wake up and open the curtains. All year round it is stunning. There is nothing to spoil the view and it is breathtaking.
I love spending time in her garden and watching my children explore the same paths my sister and I used to when we were little!
This weekend we were sent a packet of Walkers Hoops and Crosses to review, along with a monkey, for my cheeky monkeys! The monkey was an instant hit. In fact, the boy took it to bed with him on the day we received it. We were sent the roast beef flavour. The crisps had a mixed reaction from our family. The boy and I were not so keen on them (but I don't like any beef flavour crisps). The girl and my husband both liked them!