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Microscooters are for grownups! 1

A little while ago Microscooters*  gave Blokey and I a scooter each. I take mine everywhere, including on holiday to France recently. I’ve been using it an awful lot on the school run, but also for things like popping to Co-Op for milk. My scooter has been very useful, and extra helpful when my bad knee is playing up. My right leg and knee are a lot weaker than the left, only about 30% of the strength according to gym equipment with weights or other gym machines that can measure your strength.   The idea was to have a scooter race on our wedding day, but after running a mile in heels my bad leg had given up on me. I cheated in that race, and stopped half way up the hill so I could limp back to the finish line. <more> So when we went to France recently I packed […]


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Kind things #BlogItForward 1

A few days ago I tidied up the garage, this reminded me my old bike was just collecting dust. We pumped up the tyres, gave it a bit of chain oil to make it usable and I wrote a note saying “free bike – needs TLC but works” then I left it outside. It wasn’t dumped, I could still see it from the garden. Hopefully the new owner will get a lot of mileage out of it.


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Ten things about me 2

About me, ten unusual things, that sounds easy enough? 1. I am ambidextrous. I can write with either hand, I do some things instinctively right handed, some left and certain things I have no preference at all. 2. I wrote in mirror writing before learning to write the normal way. My primary school teachers often marked my work with a mirror as I’d forget which direction was normal. 3. I can’t do forward rolls or anything like that but I can get my feet to my head. Not quite behind my head like some kind of yoga ninja, but I could (not that I want to) bite my toenails.


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A few healthy things – win 26

You might remember me saying that I am trying to be more healthy.  That I want to lose weight and be fitter? Well this week I’ve been mostly drinking More. I don’t mean drink more like too much and being desperate for a wee,  I mean More drinks. It’s a range of flavoured water with added vitamins.  It’s certainly an improvement on fizzy pop health wise,  and I don’t like tap water. I think I am More’s target audience – I want to be healthier but I’m fussy and don’t want it to taste like a diet item. If it’s flat and boring I won’t be drinking it! These are diet drinks though, as the blue one (get more vitamin A,  blackcurrant and blueberry flavour) is just 6 calories with zero sugar for a 500ml bottle. They cost about £1 to £1.50 depending on the shop and current offers. You […]


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Win – Girls night in 15

Staying in is the new going out apparently. I rarely go out at night myself, preferring a DVD at home on the sofa with my family and homemade popcorn. Yes, I’ve become a bit old and sensible. ·         ‘Blended’ and ‘The Other Woman’ on DVD. ·         A bingo board game. ·         4 face masks. ·         A £10 supermarket voucher for a shop of your choice. I’d suggest buying popcorn and sweets with the £10 and stick your feet up on the sofa with some mates. Maybe some mugs of hot chocolate and marshmallows.


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Hello Blog Camp 8

Right now I am sat in a session at Blog Camp. Sally opened with the title “Pro blogging is crap” which made me laugh.   Saying that really those 50 quid blog posts are under minimum wage when you factor in the blogging and photography and editing and administration and and and …. She’s right. It’s very low pay really, but I like it. I like meeting new people,  well I do and I don’t!  Most people are lovely but some are just so different from me I struggle to talk to them,  to relate.


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Dear stalkers 7

Why do I get stalkers?  I am that interesting weird unusual or do I have a post-it note stuck on me that says “stalk me”? I’ve been stalked before, more than once. This time I think it’s over. You see I have routines as a Mum, I can’t just not take Jen to primary school because of that man watching me. My house, despite being in a city, backs on to fields and a lovely view. Great, unless you’ve got an unwanted friend. Let me give him a fake name.  Carl. Each morning Carl is there, waiting, standing by a gateway between 2 fields,  looking directly towards my home, waiting,  checking his watch. I run at my  car, avoiding eye contact,  and lock the car doors when my hounds and little lad are in the car. I want to walk,  I didn’t feel safe walking, knowing I’m being watched. Since […]


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Breakfast in bed guide 1

The lovely folk at Roberts bakery sent some goodies to me for mother’s day breakfast in bed. I didn’t get breakfast in bed, as our friend came to stay from Friday to Sunday and I forgot he was coming. I am a bad friend, oops! I ate chocolates in bed though, that’s good too?


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#WinningWeekends (24 Oct) 5

It is nearly Halloween and bonfire night so Autumn is well underway now. For me it’s present buying time for Crimbo, so I enter far too any competitions in the darker evenings when window shopping. You never know, you might win a great gift for Granny or a perfect present for Papa. View image | gettyimages.com Anyways, if you haven’t been over to #WinningWeekends before it is a competitions linky. A list of blog based, open to the UK, competitions. I started this linky as I like competitions and know bloggers can get lots of new followers from competitions. As I am both a blogger and a comper I totally love anything to do with competitions and it is great fun when you win something you want. If you are a blogger, share your competition urls here. If you are a comper just get entering and winning things. Please note, the linky widget […]