I've been doing the 5-2 diet for seven weeks now. It's been reasonably effective, I have lost 4 ibs despite eating my usual 'shed loads of food' on the non fast days. This is good, and now I'm only 4 ibs off my target weight of 9 stone. I find it easy to be positive, joyous even, about the 5-2 diet on days when I'm not fasting. Fast days though, I won't lie, they are a challenge. So for those Read More.
I recently read the following post on one of my favourite blogs, Thinly Spread. I really admire Christine and her commitment to ethical blogging. I too am passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle and supporting companies with good ethical practises. I've boycotted Nestle since my teens. I've chosen to do this because of their continuing aggressive marketing of formula milk in countries where Read More.
Wonder Girl truelly loves her cuddly toys. One of her favourite games involves lining them up, reading them a story and feeding them play food. So for her second birthday I decided a teddy bear's picnic was the ideal theme. We'd planned to hold the party in park, with a gazebo to decorate.The British weather had other ideas and it was raining so we decided to hold it at home instead. Purpledad Read More.
Wonder Girl turned two today. She is an amazing little girl. Sweet, caring, and determined with (luckily for her since she has me for a mother) a fabulous sense of humour.
I love the beach. It's literally my favourite place in the whole wide world. My most local beach is Weston Super Mare. Known endearingly as Weston Super Mud for it's lack of actual sea. It's lovely if you like amusement arcades, fun fair and donkey rides but I prefer my beaches more au natural. Think miles and miles of naked sand and sea. This year I intend to find such a beach, and spend more time Read More.
Recently we discovered that our local cinema offers showings of children's films on weekend mornings for only £1.50 per ticket. Since it would normally cost us over £40 to all go to the cinema this is an absolute bargain. The other (less obvious) advantage to the cheap kid's showings is that the cinema is full of the worlds worst cinema attendees. Yes I'm talking about children, not generally Read More.
Recently I read about a family who chose to raise their child as gender neutral to avoid stereotyping. They have since revealed that their child is a boy since it became hard to conceal his gender once he started primary school. Apparently he still wears boy's and girl's clothing and enjoys playing with lego and dolls. This article leads me to questioning my own parenting and whether I have forced Read More.