The Weightloss Edit: Weekly Motivation & Meal Plan #2

Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I ma comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too.

Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I ma comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too. Continue reading “The Weightloss Edit: Weekly Motivation & Meal Plan #2”

Make Do And Mend: Has Parenting Made Me More Industrious?

Maybe I'm not alone in this, though? Maybe, in actual fact, I was just really dumb a couple of years ago and now I've caught up to the party?! Whatever the case, I'm embracing the make do and mend culture that UK austerity has reignited in society. Old bits of furniture to sand and paint? Yes please!

Today disaster struck. The washing machine broke. Well, I say the washing machine broke, what actually happened was I couldn’t get the damn door open! I could feel that the mechanism was the problem because all the tension in the handle had gone. My own tension was very much present, however, as I had a flashback to Wills opening and slamming the door repeatedly earlier in the day, and realised that this was probably his sodding fault. Continue reading “Make Do And Mend: Has Parenting Made Me More Industrious?”

The Weightloss Edit: Week 2

Welcome back to the Weightloss edit. A couple of weeks ago I decided that my health (and waistline) needed to seriously get back on track. Moving home was a big time and we cut corners with food, celebrated with food, and relaxed with food throughout! Last week I lost 2lbs (despite a whole load of chocolate falling into my mouth!) but this week's progress has been unexpectedly interrupted by an evil stomach bug of unknown origin.

Welcome back to the Weightloss edit. A couple of weeks ago I decided that my health (and waistline) needed to seriously get back on track. Moving home was a big time and we cut corners with food, celebrated with food, and relaxed with food throughout! Continue reading “The Weightloss Edit: Week 2”

Building A Pallet Bar: Gardening On A Budget

So there you have it! One garden pallet bar created with nearly all free wood, very little in the way of specialist knowledge, a can-do attitude, and this pair of hands!

I made some promises to some people around the time that we moved home just over a month ago. First, I promised my kids that I would build some stuff for them. Then I promised Mr C that I would build some stuff for him. Then I promised you guys that I would share my makes and how to’s. Well, I’m here with the first (almost) finished build in the shape of a garden pallet bar. Continue reading “Building A Pallet Bar: Gardening On A Budget”