Hey Sweaty Betty, by Audrey Boss

Hey Sweaty Betty, Your January catalogue just dropped through my mailbox. I find it offensive that you are urging women to get their "new year, new youlook'" sorted. As if this were a thing. As if a pair of £90 "bum sculpting ssuperhero" leggings that will 'stand out in the studio' will make a difference … Continue reading Hey Sweaty Betty, by Audrey Boss

The February Instagram Challenge…

As many of you will know, I'm trying to challenge myself at a realistic level every day. It means that I can achieve and maintain something - which is always important for morale. Here are the results of my February Instagram Challenge... Day 1 - 'Drink' Cheers! Champagne drunk from a coupe seems to taste … Continue reading The February Instagram Challenge…

When you lose your va va voom…

A lot of things have happened lately that have affected the way I interact with the world. Many of my regular readers will know that I have been ill for a while. It's a bore for everyone concerned - it's tiring and demotivating and makes me listless and incapable of focusing. My energy levels rise … Continue reading When you lose your va va voom…

How to be a glamorous patient

I've been very quiet for a week. On the 26th of October, I have to go into hospital for a short outpatient surgery. It doesn't take long and I can be discharged on the same day but it's taking its toll on me. After around eighteen months of frankly unpalatable symptoms, I'm going to have … Continue reading How to be a glamorous patient

Day 12 of the Blogtober Challenge – my favourite resource…and how I’ve grown since I started blogging

I started blogging because I became isolated after having my first baby. I was content to live in a state of 'shut in-ness' for almost two years after my eldest daughter was born but I realised that I didn't want my life to be held on hiatus until my kids left for college pretty quickly … Continue reading Day 12 of the Blogtober Challenge – my favourite resource…and how I’ve grown since I started blogging

My favourite product – Day 10 of the Blogtober Challenge

Well, you all know what my everyday essentials are so I've decided to review something that's a real treat to myself. My review is slightly biased. It's a product that I use nearly daily. I'm very familiar with it. I buy it again and again. In short, it's kind of a 'go to' for me. … Continue reading My favourite product – Day 10 of the Blogtober Challenge

Day 3 of the Blogtober Challenge – my everyday essentials

I honestly don't know where to start here - this title has certainly making me question my definition of the word 'essential'! I condensed the list down to the things I need to keep the me sane and alive, in the end. Starting at the beginning of day, I have to have my glasses - … Continue reading Day 3 of the Blogtober Challenge – my everyday essentials

Day 1 of the Blogtober Challenge – Five(ish) things about me

This month I'm participating in the Blogtober Challenge and will be posting daily so watch out for more regular updates. Today my challenge is 'Five - ten things about you'. I'm very much in favour of navel gazing if there's a self-improvement angle involved - otherwise, I have a tendency to just self-indulge. This first … Continue reading Day 1 of the Blogtober Challenge – Five(ish) things about me

Natural birth and breastfeeding? Well done – but I don’t care…

I'm going to put my cards on the table here. I gave birth to two daughters 'naturally' - in, by far, the most physically destructive and traumatic experiences of my life. I nearly drowned to death when I was 16 so I feel qualified to complain...before anyone asks for my C.V. Then I breastfed and … Continue reading Natural birth and breastfeeding? Well done – but I don’t care…