Summer is here…


What a fantastic weekend! The weather was amazing, clear sunny days full of sunshine with a light breeze. I spent the weekend full of plans with family.

On Saturday I was lucky enough to win a couple of tickets to attend the Sewing for Pleasure and Hobbycraft Show at the NEC courtesy of Making Magazine. Both Mom and I love the show so put the tickets to good use and went along. We both had a budget to stick to so couldn’t spend vast amounts but enjoyed looking round the hundreds of stalls showcasing fabrics, sewing machines, cross stitch, embroidery kits and paper crafts, picking up ideas and planning future makes.

I bought a couple of bits including some beautiful red polka dot fabric, some cute aqua flowery fabric, a handful of gorgeous ribbons (courtesy of my Mom, thanks Mom), some Owl charms and a Prima goody bag. I was looking out for some Portobello Road paper craft stuff but didn’t see much on offer at all.

After the show, I caught the train back to my in-laws where I enjoyed spending time with my hubby’s family and we enjoyed the first barbeque of the year. I didn’t point the food on Saturday night but did track it so I know exactly what I had. Nothing beats a proper sausage or burger cooked on the barbeque. The low fat ones are awful compared to proper ‘full fat’ sausages.

As the good weather was set to continue into Sunday, hubby and I decided to take the dog over Cannock Chase. It’s a beautiful area to walk through so we grabbed the OS map and planned a route. It also doubled up as a practice route for hubby’s school Duke of Edinburgh walks.

Here are a couple of pictures which actually don’t do the landscape any justice. It was beautiful over there.

We clocked up 14 kilometres which is over 8.6 mile so that will definitely help offset the barbeque food. After we had completed the walk, we called in at my Sisters house on the way home and was treated to Sunday dinner and spent a couple of hours with my nephew which was great. I’m pleased that I was on track completely yesterday. All food and drink tracked and pointed in my WW journal so I’m back on track and it feels good.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post, I was feeling really down and I really do believe that fatty foods do have additives in them that make you crave it more once your body has had the initial hit. I appreciate every single comment you let me so thank you very much. {sig}

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