Halfway through #SugarFreeFeb

I am halfway through sugar free Feb and still going strong(ish).  Well there have been a few bends in the rule in my mind. 

During the half term holidays, we went out to eat and apart from water there is nothing else really to drink.  The one time when we were out, I had diet Pepsi as that was the only sugar free soft drink available.  Another day I had crisps but I don’t want to stop eating chocolates and biscuits and start bingeing on crisps. I’m trying to cut out all junk food in the process and eat more fruits which although is still sweet, it’s so much healthier. I do seem to be eating more toast with butter in the morning. I’m not 100% sure why. I guess I’m trying to make the gap from breakfast to lunch last longer so I don’t get tempted by biscuits in between. Continue reading “Halfway through #SugarFreeFeb”

Why do people blog?

I have been thinking about my blogging journey and looking at how I want my blog to develop. This got me looking at lots of other different blogs. So far, I have found about five different types of blogs.


1.       To record their life

2.       To raise awareness for a cause  Continue reading “Why do people blog?”

A Sugar Free Month

It’s Wednesday, the last day of January and I am currently in process of gorging all the chocolates and sweet treats and drinking as many sugary coffees as I can before I start my sugar free February. Part of me is wondering why I am doing it but then another part of me knows all the benefits of cutting down on sugar at least.

It’s only 28 days. I managed to control my diet when I had gestational diabetes with my second daughter – that was hard. I almost wished they had given me tablets as I felt that would have been easier to deal with rather than having to resist temptation every day for at least 6 months. So, in comparison 28 days should be really easy. When I was younger and had more will power, I used to fast every week – partly religious and partly diet reasons. Since having kids though, I feel like my will power has completely gone. I can fast once a week, for a week before I give up. Continue reading “A Sugar Free Month”

How to make your own personalised party bags

This blog is a slight detour from my usual blogs. I love personalised party boxes and bags and I love making things like this. Usually, though I never fell that I have enough time.

However, recently, for my daughter’s birthday party I was looking at party bags and boxes. I wanted something personalised but everything I looked at was not quite right. Continue reading “How to make your own personalised party bags”

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

Hands Free Mama is an amazing book and Rachel has a way of writing which is very emotional and very raw.   The book starts with turning off your gadgets so you can spend more time with your children and partner.  However, it goes into more depth and just turning off your mobile phone is not enough, you need to connect and be present for your kids. Continue reading “Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford”

My day as a list

Thought I would try something different and write out my day as a list.  Yesterday was a particularly unproductive day and I felt very frustrated by not getting a lot done.  Tuesday on the other hand had been a really good day. I had managed to complete a few tax returns. Anyway, this was my day yesterday:

  • Press snooze
  • Wake up
  • Shower
  • Quickly get ready
  • Wake up the girls

Continue reading “My day as a list”

Accounting for bloggers – Part 1

Accounting for bloggers is a four part email series.  This first post gives you an idea of what the email series will be about and starts by looking at allowable expenses.

Whether you have just started blogging or you have been blogging for a while, one of the things that you might need to think about is money.  This four part series will look into how you can start getting organised and be prepared for any tax liabilities. Continue reading “Accounting for bloggers – Part 1”