Healthy Lifestyle Update – Week 73 (A Birthday Weekend)

Happy Bank Holiday woohoooo! And also, a very Happy Birthday to my lovely son Dexter, for he has officially turned into a teenager today – God help me. We’ve celebrated by having a low-fat Five Guys lunch *ahem*, and a wander around Bluewater. His choice, trust me, it wouldn’t be mine, but it’s been wonderful. […]

Healthy Lifestyle Update – Week 72 (EATING ALL THE CARBS)

When your week involves going to the launch of a restaurant and eating as many chicken wings as you like (and I’m not going to even mention the free bar), one can safely say that one’s diet has taken a bit of a hammering this week.   Look, I started out with good intentions, honest […]

Healthy Lifestyle Update – Week 66 (Medicinal Knickerbocker Glory)

How nice was it having a sunny weekend?! I can’t believe the difference it makes … I mean yes, I ‘may’ have a red semi-circle on my chest now where I didn’t ahem, cream up, but I promise to be more careful next time.   Ooh this week was a proper tale of two halves. […]

The Parenting Rage

    I can’t remember the last time I got The Rage. I am probably the most laidback parent I know, preferring a quiet life over one of turbulence. If there’s one thing my last relationship taught me it’s that I won’t live the rest of my life in an atmosphere of tension and discord.   […]

The Day I Joined a Cycling Club

  I took Dexter to school this morning as usual and got home at 9am. I sat down on my sofa, which seemed even more comfortable today, and had to make the decision whether I would stay at home and work all day (as usual), or … attend the organised bike ride I’d stupidly signed […]

New Cycling Kit – Activ88 @ FatFace

  If, like me, you only associate the brand FatFace with surfer dudes, you’re in for a surprise, because actually … turns out, they’re a whole lot more than that.   I think I’ve dismissed FatFace unfairly before, for that very reason – also because, as a bigger girl, I don’t want to go into […]


  It’s not often an advert gets my attention. But this one certainly did. It is awesome on so many levels that I just felt I had to share it.   It is produced by Sport England and is part of a campaign called THIS GIRL CAN.  (Follow the #ThisGirlCan hashtag on social media.) It’s […]