Happy New Year !!! …..

LOL how long can we keep saying this for … Happy New Year to all fellow bloggers 🙂

Well what’s the saying ”best laid plans” ….

I do have plans to blog regularly and build up a schedule and hopefully in turn build up my followers, if I can do this for a year I am thinking about venturing into the world of vlogging 🙂

But I just can’t get my act together …. life just keeps happening and getting in the way.

Ok so quick recap ..

Weight loss journey is still happening overall a gain over Christmas and new year but this last weigh in has got me back to pre.christmas weight so now I’m hitting the plan hard …batch cooking, food logging, meal planning and something I learnt about today is Syn bags. So will be researching low syn treats and making up little bags containing between 10 – 15 syns so much easier to grab and snack 🙂

weigh day menu

Due date for my second granddaughter is getting so very close and excitement is building, 35 days till due date. LOL even I have joined in with the nesting bug and helping Maya with the sorting, revamping and clearing of their small flat in preparation for her little family to return. This weekend also marks the 2nd birthday of my gorgeous No.1 granddaughter Ruby … the love of my life xx


This last weekend Hubbs and I spent a little time repairing the greenhouse and as the weather improves I’ll get out there and start a massive clean up in preparation for the new growing season. So looking forward to seeing my new bird house installed onto the side of the shed adding another feeding station for the birds to visit.

feeding station No.2

So that is where I’m at … still itching to spend sometime in my sewing space got a huge list of projects to do, which grows daily. Blankets and mini quilts for new baby, pegs bags, soup bowls holders ….. and so much more.

My camera has yet to venture out of its bag as yet this year … but a few photo opportunities in the very near future.

Work is great, growing more confident on a daily basis and learning so much as I go.

That’s it …. a bit of a slow start to the year but all in construction 🙂

Back to work after being an 'at home mum' · grandparents · Healthy eating · life changes

Round up of 2017

Firstly a quick follow-up from my last blog ….

I continue to try and be more aware of my mood on a daily basis …work is keeping me busy so the majority of the time I’m keeping to busy to think. I continue to try and forward plan especially when it comes to cooking my meals and fitting in the odd household chore.

This in turn is helping with my weight loss and again that is a great mood boost. Loosing 10.5lb in 9wks 🙂 I’m happy with that. One of the items I hope to feature more in my blogs in the coming year will be my weight loss journey including my favourite recipes, weight updates and any hints or tips I find that work for me.

Spag bol & Curry mince

Well that last week of annual leave flew by an in fact I got very little of the things I wanted to do .. done :-/
but not going to stress over it .. life just sometimes gets in the way of things.

So a quick look over 2017 …. what have I achieved ….

I suppose the biggest achievement has been my registered nurse qualification quickly followed by a job that I really enjoy. At my age the last thing I want is a fantastic promotion chasing career, more of a job that I can grow into and just get better at. I love to share my knowledge and ideals of caring for people so look forward to working with others to do that.

Because of the two job moves there just didn’t seem to be the right time available to do the travelling I had hoped and I still have the chore of sorting out passports for both Hubbs and I which will enable to achieved that travel. So adding that to the top of my list of ”TO DO’s’ for the New Year. Instead we have managed to make a start on the new restyling of our home and garden which will be continued into next year.

Watch my garden grow 🙂

Travel …that will happen in 2018 …. any suggestions where to go ?? Never flown before and not good with too much sunshine and heat ?


Going to leave this Blog entry here and



See you soon xx