Wednesday, 27 January 2010


Oh dear, it never rains but it pours as the saying goes. Last week the clutch went on the car, this week the fuel pumps gone! Talk about being in financial shit especially seeing as the car tax and M.O.T is due in a few weeks . Oh well, such is life huh!
I would consider selling Him Indoors but I would probably have to give a refund as he would be brought back as faulty goods hahaha

Monday, 25 January 2010

Quiet weekend

We had a nice relaxing weekend. My sleeping patterns are much better now although still waking up very early in the mornings but feeling much more rested.
My diet / healthy eating plan is going very well so far and I am getting used to eating porridge made with water for breakfast. I put a sliced banana into it to brighten it up a bit lol. It's a bit of a bind weighing food but if it's going to make me lose weight than it's worth it. I guess after a while it will become second nature.
I'm not morbidly obese but carrying at least 28lbs too much fat.  I have really good skin and a bit of fat is a great wrinkle filler on the face.............lets hope the weight loss dont mega age me hahaha
The twins are off school today as they have sore throats. I hope it does not develope into anything worse!

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Slept better

Slept better last night. I think it was due to being more active as I did lots of walking.
I rejoined Weight Watchers yesterday to find that I had put on all the weight I previously lost and also a few extra pounds. This time I am really going to buckle down and get rid of the weight. It's all down to making good food choices and portion size. This morning I had porridge made with water and a sliced banana added. It tasted nice and was filling so lets see shall we lol.
The skies are grey again today with drizzle and a light mist, about right for January.
Hope everyone has a nice day!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Up early again

Went to bed at 12.30am and was awake by 5.30am and I feel really tired and worn out. Didn't help as I woke up with a nasty headache too. It's rare for me to get headaches as well.
I am going to go back to Weight Watchers today. I put several pounds on over the festive period and unfortuantely I am one of those people who need acountability when losing weight!

Thursday, 21 January 2010


My Hyacinths are starting to colour up nicely. It's the first time I have tried growing them. I wonder if the bulbs could be dried out and reused next year? They look rather stumpy though lol

Got the car back!

Slept better last night but still getting up at stupid o'clock. More time to indulge on hobbies after the housework is done then I guess lol.
On a real good note, we got the car back last night all fixed. We are going to have to tighten our belts for a month or two as we also have the car tax and MOT due soon too. It is so expensive to run a car but where we live, it's easier to have one as we don't live on a very good bus route and taxi-ing everywhere is just as expensive. Plus Him Indoors needs it to get to and fro work.
The weather is just as miserable and the skies are grey. At least the snow is gone although I did enjoy looking at the white landscapes.
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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Sleeping Patterns.

Got up at 7am this morning, better than the 6am of late. My sleeping patterns are all over the place at the moment. Some nights I don't sleep at all. Hmmm it's doing my head in. It wouldnt be so bad if I was getting 8 hours sleep but it's around 5 to 6 hours. I do need 8 hours to feel refreshed. Sometimnes it's only been 3 to 4 hours sleep. Maybe it's an age thing lol.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Going to be a grandma again twice over!

I am so excited as my oldest child Rebecca (Becky) is having her first child at 27 with her partner Michael and my second oldest child Benjamin (Ben or Benny as I call him lol)  who is 25, is expecting his first one with his partner Sarah. Both are due in around July. I've known for a few weeks but they both wanted to get past the safe period of 12 weeks before generally announcing it.

It come's in threes

Yes breakdowns and things needing replacing certainly come along in threes and right after Christmas as well. First of all the clutch went on our car, a Citreon Saxo, so looking between £200 to £300 for that. It is being repaired this week. Secondly, my couch finally gave up the ghost and the supporting wood in the seat bit broke when Him Indoors went to get off it it on Saturday. We knew it wouldn't last forever but I was hoping for a bit longer. So I ordered a new two and three seater set off my catalogue. Not too bad as it is interest free for two years. Besides I am secretly happy as it will be the very first suite that I ever ever had from brand new lol.
Thirdly is my tumble dryer. It hasn't exactly broke down but it is one with a hose on it and I have to have the back door open when I use it and in this weather it's way too cold for that.  If I don't have the door open, condensation builds up way too badly even with the kitchen fan on and I really don't want to entice dampness. So I got a condensor one coming off the catalogue too which was in a sale. Thank gawd for catalogues is what I say lol.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Snowed in.

It's been a while since I last blogged. I think I needed a break as I was finding it hard to write about things. i don't know why...........blogging block maybe? lol.
We are well and truly snowed in. I am beginging to worry as I need groceries. We are not starving but just running out of daily essentials. The clutch on the car has gone and we cant afford to repair it until the end of the month, so I ordered my grocerys online via Tesco. The snow was eleviating until today and it is coming down quite heavily. The grocerys are due to be delivered Friday but I can't see it happening.
The dogs, Lindita and Lupi, have certainly been feeling the cold. I took this this morning. They are snuggled under the radiator which was on. They are not daft lol. Lindita loves running around in the snow but Lupi hates it and I have to force him outside and he digs he paws in so I have to gently push him out the back door lol.
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