Yearly Archives

2014

    In 4 months time, you’ll be glad you started..

    30/12/2014

    Four months ago, I stepped in to my local Slimming World class feeling fat, ugly and feeling like I’d lost my confidence in life. I felt awkward around people and worried that people didn’t want to associate or befriend me because of what I looked like. Four months on, although I’m still not as confident as I can be, I feel proud of what I have achieved. Four months on, it feels as if the ‘real’ Emma who has been hidden for such a long time in baggy tops, plus sized jeans and ugly bras is starting to emerge from the fog.

    Tonight at weigh in, I gained for the first time in 21 weeks. I gained 4.5lbs and it hurt.

    gain week 21

    Following my last Christmas party with family on Saturday, I started Sunday on the new Extra Easy SP plan determined to limit the damage of 4 days off plan and three days on I am still 4.5lb heavier! Thank goodness I got straight back on track. I would have hated to see the damage of a whole week off plan! Continue Reading

  • All aboard the Santa Special at Chasewater Railway

    Today, hubby and I took Little Mr to Chasewater Railway which is a light railway over in Staffordshire. I’m really fond of Chasewater, a Country Park with a reservoir, as it’s near where my…

    23/12/2014
  • Celebrating a Swedish Christmas

    I was recently challenged by ICE International Currency Exchange to come up with a Christmas bundle of items, ideas and products that represent a given country. I was given the country Sweden so I was…

    23/12/2014
  • Christmas stocking filler ideas for blokes

    Every Christmas, my hubby and I like to fill a stocking for each other and leave it by the fireplace on Christmas Eve. I love filling a woolen stocking full of treats for my…

    22/12/2014
  • Little Mr at 22 months..

    To my gorgeous Little Mr, This month you are 22 months old and in a few short days, we’ll be celebrating your second ever Christmas. You are so excited. You helped us pick out the…

    21/12/2014
  • Little Mr’s First Haircut

    Last Saturday was a sad day for me. It was time to take Little Mr at the tender age of 22 months, to get his hair cut for the first ever time. We had…

    20/12/2014
  • Review: Braun ThermoScan 7 with Age Precision IRT6520

    When a little one is poorly with a temperature, it can be a very worrying time for parents. Braun have recently launched their new ThermoScan 7 with Age Precision IRT6520 which aims to reassure panicked…

    19/12/2014