12 Mother’s Days Without a Mother

I wrote this blog post a month ago. I’ve sat on it for that long because I wondered whether I just needed to write it as a form of catharsis, and then I could file this draft alongside other such ‘gems’ as ‘My Favourite Knickers’ and ‘7 Things to do With a Potato.’...

Healthy Lifestyle Update – Week 63 (Meh)

Well hello again, is it that time already? I know you guys obviously don’t live for my weekly healthy lifestyle update (but you totally should) but as I’ve been writing them for 62 weeks, there’s no point in stopping now!   So, let’s get into it.   I’ve had...

My Top 5 Tips For Coping With Gymtimidation

I love going to the gym, as you’ve probably noticed, but it’s because of how I feel afterwards. The endorphins flying around my body make me think I’m KING OF THE BLOODY WORLD, but whilst I’m there, nope, not so much a fan … and here’s why in one (possibly made-up...

The Day a Strawberry Tart Tried to Killed Me

Slightly ridiculous blog post title, granted, but the story of ‘How a strawberry tart tried to kill me’ is a story that needs to be told. It’s not, but I’m going to tell it anyway.     I had a lovely evening in London yesterday. I...

When Online Shopping Goes Wrong

Take a look at this photo. It’s ridiculous isn’t it? Feel free to laugh though – I did … after I cried a bit and then got annoyed that is. This is a classic example of when online shopping goes wrong.     It’s a size 16 dress from Boohoo.com. I had been...

Give It Up For Lent

The longest relationships I’ve ever had, apart from family ones, have all been with food or drink, which probably explains a lot. I think I was born with a sweet tooth and some 40 or so years later, I still have it… there’s just been a shift in the balance of power –...

Why Finding Your Tribe Is So Important

I alluded to something in last week’s Healthy Lifestyle update that was about surrounding yourself with like-minded people. Your tribe if you will. (And I will, thanks!) I think this is especially pertinent when you’re trying to keep fit and/or lose weight because...

Healthy Lifestyle Update – Week 60 (BIG-ish news)

Time for this week’s healthy lifestyle update and I must just say that this week was rather … interesting. Ahem. Because … and it’s no big deal because it’s very early days, but I’ve started seeing someone. As in *gasp* a new man friend.   Yes, I didn’t think the...

A Fabulous Day on Board P&O Cruises’ Ventura

When your day starts with a driver and a Mercedes picking you up from home, you know it’s going to be a good day. It’s never happened before, and no doubt, it will never happen again, but I’m going to bathe in how my neighbours’ curtains were all twitching for years!...

Millets Men & Women Jackets Review

As you know, I’m a regular gym-goer (gym-doer?), and as it’s not too far away from where I live, I like to walk there. I noticed last night that at 5pm it was still light, which gives me hope that summer isn’t too far away. It was also noticeably less cold though, and...