This is for my Mum, the one who once thought the cous~cous was brown sugar and proceeded to sprinkle it on to her porridge!! That is something that always make me giggle.
She has the strength of many but carries it silently, she’s the quiet one in a busy and sometimes loud family.
She will protect her love ones fiercely at all times.
She will do anything at a moments notice~whip up a shepherds pie (always will be my favourite!)
Or produce some jam tarts without blinking an eye.
Whatever you need she’s either got it to hand or will get it/do it for you.
The love she has always so willingly shared with us through the years (and I’m willing to bet those teenage years where damn tough!!)
She now shares equally with her grandchildren and the pride and love she feels for them shines brightly from her smile.
Mum I know I don’t tell you enough how wonderful you really are or how much we all love you, but please know that it’s so very true. So today and everyday here’s to you Mum,I love you lots, we all do.
Happy Mother’s Day.❤️
It’s no secret that I am on a forever diet promising myself I’ll be good tomorrow or start again on Monday.
Generally these days never come and I end up eating the wrong things and then wishing I hadn’t!
I’ve started walking to work each day and using my Fitbit more which is helping to motivate me~now if someone could motivate me to stop eating chocolate aswell that would be marvellous!
This last week or so I’ve been having a huge clear out and de~clutter at home which is much needed.
Whilst doing so I have come across old photographs and apart from being shocked at how young I looked back then a few other things have caught my attention, mainly the way I looked over the years. In the photos I can see how I was slimmer at times and also bigger too. I looked at those photos and thought wow I wish I looked like that now and also oh my goodness I’m glad I don’t look like that now.
So this morning as I was getting dressed I stopped and paused, usually I avoid the mirror like the plague but today I looked and thought to myself ‘do you know what? This body has had 3 babies inside it, (sadly only delivered 2)
It’s had three major operations over the course of a one year period, and dealt with the inevitable ups and downs of life’.
It may not be perfect to look at but I’m healthy and I’m happy.
I know what I need to eat and what I need to do to lose that weight and tone up and I like to think that one day I will find myself more at ease with my body.
But for now~I’ll try and make the most of what I’ve got after all it’s not so bad, and it deserves looking after, however I can’t promise to stop eating chocolate or of course my favourite cherry bakewells, I’ll try and give it more water and less coffee well ok lets be realistic not less coffee but maybe the same amount of water to keep things balanced!
Happy Friday everyone.❤️x
So far today is going something like this~writing and then accidentally deleting a guest post all about the story of my blog so far.
Deciding that in my ongoing effort to organise at least one part of my life~getting the single bed frame out of the garage unaided whilst avoiding possible mice would be easy (it wasn’t!)
Having a meltdown outside Greggs because my boy decided that the ‘chicken bake’ he wanted to try somehow contained cheese (it didn’t) and nearly losing the plot because he didn’t believe me.
Almost crying when I realised that my girl had made me a coffee which I promptly forgot to drink, cold coffee is no laughing matter in this house especially when your nearly out of milk!
That pretty much sums up my Saturday, except I should add that we did manage a nice walk along the seafront, it was cold and the attitude from my lovely teenage daughter was certainly making its presence felt but it was definitely needed and certainly blew the cobwebs away.( the walk, not her attitude!)
All in all it’s been a good day besides the melt down but let’s face it I think we are all entitled to those and don’t they just go hand in hand with family life sometimes.❤️x