Posted in May 2011

Julie’s 50th Birthday

Julie’s 50th Birthday

Happy 50th Birthday Julie. You’d never believe my beautiful sister turned 50 the other day, not only does she only look about 40 but she acts and behaves like a child most of the time bringing joy, laughter (and sometimes embarrassment!) to those around her. Julie is possibly the most down-to-earth person you’d ever meet, … Continue reading

Farley Mount & Abbey Grounds

Farley Mount & Abbey Grounds

We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country with so many lovely and fun places to visit. Two locations spring to mind, both are free of charge which almost guarantees a fantastic day out. The Forestry Commission have gained Lottery Funding to develop areas of well being and recreation … Continue reading

Paultons Park

Paultons Park

As a child I never really went to theme parks – maybe they hadn’t been invented back then. The thought of visiting a theme park BC (before children) was possibly as appealing as a short family break at Butlins. The funny thing is we ARE going to Butlins later on in the year and even … Continue reading

Muffin Top Challenge ii – Wk2

Muffin Top Challenge ii – Wk2

It has been a tough week, no carbs, no alcohol, no fruit, no wheat, no cereals, no sugar – just industrial amounts of meat, cheese and veg (plus about 6 supplement tablets a day) and gallons of water. When you need to avoid all the goodies they seem to be everywhere, people offering you homemade … Continue reading

Muffin Top Challenge – Wk7

So, Monday 23rd May, week seven progress……………. You may have noticed that there was no week 6, that’s because there was just nothing ‘positive’ to write about. After my knees started to play up I just seemed to give up on my Muffin Top Challenge.  I’ve had zero motivation to exercise and turned to eating … Continue reading

Muffin Top Challenge ii – Wk1

Muffin Top Challenge ii – Wk1

Welcome to the re-launch of my Muffin Top Challenge. Having identified reasons behind my eating habits and listened to God’s warning of the Devils devious lies (see Muffin Top Challenge – Wk7), I’m hoping that following a proper programme will be what I need to keep me on track.  So, I am using Neris and … Continue reading

Charlotte’s 1st day at pre-school

Charlotte’s 1st day at pre-school

It’s arrived, the big day! My little girl is growing up and we are entering a new ‘season’ of our lives. I am excited, nervous, scared, proud…..and a little sad. My heart is bursting with joy but it hurts too. I hope I’ve provided her with all the things she will need to do well; … Continue reading

5 answers to prayer

5 answers to prayer

I can not find the words to describe the blessing that have been poured out on me, I feel a little like Elizabeth (John the Baptist’s mother). (Luke 1) Elizabeth said,25 “Look what the Lord has done for me! My people were ashamed of me, but now the Lord has taken away that shame.” Elizabeth’s … Continue reading

Muffin Top Challenge – Wk5

So, Monday 9th May, week five progress……………. These are the goals I set at the start of my Muffin Top Challenge, my progress for this week is in red. 1. Exercise EVERYDAY: Jog/Workout DVD/Brisk buggy walk/Bike Ride/Trampolining (housework DOES NOT count) Failed – Much better this week, I’ve discovered Parkrun Events, which means I can … Continue reading

House Build – Shower Room Completed

House Build – Shower Room Completed

Jez was very patient letting the children help him with the shower room. Especially after Charlotte had ‘helped Daddy’ by removing all the tile spacers with a pair of pliers last week! And here it is, I love it and even treated myself to some Molton Brown (which of course I’ll refill with shops ownbrand … Continue reading

Muffin Top Challenge – Wk4

So, Monday 2nd May, week four progress……………. These are the goals I set at the start of my Muffin Top Challenge, my progress for this week is in red. 1. Exercise EVERYDAY: Jog/Workout DVD/Brisk buggy walk/Bike Ride/Trampolining (housework DOES NOT count) Failed – Completely rubbish AGAIN this week, look so fat, haven’t lost any weight … Continue reading