May Half term 

Waking up on Tuesday was even better this week knowing there was no work or school. We didn’t have a lot planned. Lauren had revision to do and Alexander had planned his week around his Xbox!

  Tuesday saw Lauren and I meeting up with my sister in law. We went to Southampton for a little bit of shopping. Lauren wanted to visit John Lewis and buy her make up for her prom. We had a cheeky Nandos which was delicious!!
On Wednesday Lauren and Alexander had their own plans, so I met up with my Mum and took her dog for a lovely long walk. It saved me running that night!

Rosie the cat enjoyed the lovely weather on Wednesday. She spent most of the day outside, bless her. 

  On Thursday we went into Poole for a look round mine and Lauren’s favourite shop (Lush)! Alexander ventured out as well. We had a lovely morning, we ended up on Poole Quay, where we sat and had some chips and looked at all the very expensive boats! In the evening, Lauren and I had a walk round Upton country park. I’ve been struggling with my running lately, I’ve been finding it really boring. So Lauren and I walked the route I normally run. 

  On Friday, my sister Becky came down for the day. Apart from the terrible weather we had a great day. The sun actually shone when we took her dog Roary for a walk. We finished off the afternoon with a yummy ice cream. 

  Saturday meant an early morning due to Lauren working. This gave me a good reason to go out for a run. The weather was lovely and sunny and the views were amazing!  



My favourite photo of the week.

 Summer is definitely on the way! Rosie  is a fair weather cat and when the weather starts warming up she’ll spend all day outside. Today she found a new place to relax in, underneath the Hydrangea bush. Fingers crossed the warm weather continues!!

My disappearing enthusiasm.

Over the last few months, I’ve written a couple of posts about my running. I don’t know why, just lately I’ve been finding it really boring. I think it’s the route. I have a few different ones that I run, Poole park, Upton country park and a 5km road one. 

Tonight I decided to just run the road route, disappointingly I found it so boring, a route that I can normally run comfortably was a struggle and I was bored! I think the main problem is I have nobody to run with. When I ran with my sister it was so enjoyable.

This got me thinking. What about a little change. So I’ve decided to try swimming as well. Running on a Monday and swimming on a Wednesday. 

I really need to keep active, I’ve come along way since the time I was 11 1/2 stone!!

If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them! 


The A to Z of me!

So…. I’ve been tagged by the lovely Sammy from Seize each day, to write my A-Z of me!! I apologise for a couple of lame answers!!

A. My gorgeous son Alexander

B. My Mum’s lovely dog Bonnie.
C. As most of my friends know I’m slightly obsessed with cats!
D. If my husband would let me, I’d definitely have a dog!
E. One of my favourite types of food is eggs. I’m the only one in my family who likes them and get moaned at bitterly for eating them!
F. I adore spending time with all of my family and can’t think of anything else better.
G. I’m lucky to have some great girlfriends who I can rely upon for advice.
H. My adorable cat Harry. He’s as mad as a box of frogs!
I. Instagram is my favourite social media.
J. Joking around. I love having a laugh with my friends and family.
K. My kids are the best thing that ever happened to me.
L. For my beautiful daughter Lauren.
M. Married life is the best. My husband means the world to me.
N. My sister Nicky  is the eldest and use to be my running buddy until an injury made her stop.
O. October probably is my least favourite month, due to the clocks going back an hour and the dark evenings.
P. My parents and my in laws.
Q. I love the Queen and the royal family.
R. Is for running. I’ve been running for over 6 months now and enjoy it a lot.
S. This September I will have been married for 19 years!
T. My twin sister Becky who means the world to me.
U. I hate getting caught out in the rain. So always carry an umbrella.
V. My Mum’s name is Valerie and she’s the best!
W. I know it sounds mad but I love my work and look forward to going there everyday!
X. Xmas (lame I know!) one of my favourite times of the year.
Y. Yellow is one of my favourite colours. It reminds me of spring and my favourite flower daffodils.
Z. Lauren’s best friend is called Zara. Her mum Anne is one of my closest friends. We met at toddler group when the girls were one.
Now it’s my turn to tag a couple of my fellow bloggers  Cheryl Mum of 5 and also Williams world if you fancy a go!

Liebster award


I’ve been nominated by the lovely Diary of an unexpectant mother. So here are my answers to her questions

1. Tea, coffee or hot chocolate, and how do you take it?
Hot chocolate
2. What is your favourite room in the house?
The lounge, it’s the tidiest!!
3. What’s your guilty pleasure?
A TV program called 19 kids and counting.
4. As a child, what did you want to be ‘when you grow up’?
A teacher or hairdresser.
5. What do you want to be ‘when you grow up’ now?
Probably to win the lottery and give up work completely!
6. What is your ultimate comfort food?
7. Do you feel like a grown up? If so when did you feel you’d reached ‘grown up’ status?.
I think I feel grown up, probably when I turned 40!
8. Night in or night out? 
Night in.
9. Cats or dogs?
10. What’s your favourite household chore?
The washing.
11. Name a song lyric you’ve misheard but were convinced you were right
Not sure!! 

Right so now it’s my turn! Here are the rules:

1. Acknowledge and thank the blog who nominated you.

2. Look for an award image that you like, and post it on your blog.

3.  Answer the 11 questions asked by the person/blog who nominated you.

4. Nominate 11 blogs

5. Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.

6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

I nominate the following blogs

1. Red or white wine?

2. Was the dress white and gold or blue and black?

3. Favourite time of the day?

4. Favourite colour?

5. Last film you saw at the cinema?
6. Coke or Pepsi?
7. Guilty pleasure?
8. Earliest childhood memory?
9. Facebook or Twitter?
10. Favourite book as a child?
11. Why did you start blogging?

My Husband 

 I never really say a lot about my Husband Michael, so I thought I’d dedicate this post to him!!

This year we’ve been married for 19 years and I can honestly say he’s the best thing that ever happened to me! He’s the most loyal and caring person I know.

Don’t get me wrong he can annoy the life out of me some days!!

Now that Lauren and Alexander are older, it’s lovely that we have more time to ourselves. In fact we’re going away for a weekend by ourselves soon, something we haven’t done in along time.

I really couldn’t imagine my life without him. He makes me laugh, he runs me a bath, he makes me a hot water bottle and even washes up! I really can’t put into words how much I love him. 

So here’s to another 19 years!