Could do with a hug
I am very sorry all sparkers, having come back on here I realized that over the last few years I only ever come on here when I need support,so after this post I am making it my mission to do two blogs a month, regardless, and reply to all the l... Read more
Please Read This.
Tonight I am home alone with my 9 month old baby. Her dad, my husband, is in hospital. Last week, after pressure from me, he signed up with a trainer. He is a friend’s husband, well known, very well respected and last Tuesday J had his first ... Read more
Week 3 BNN
Week three of BNN,
This was week three of Buy Nothing New Year and we’re making the most of it. Saturday we went to an animal park and today we went to the local theme/adventure/waterpark. After we got a discount by booking tickets online firs... Read more
W2 BNN and 1st post-baby 10km
Today was my first 10km race since falling pregnant. I will admit to doing nowhere near enough training, and would probably have been fitter even just a... Read more
Feeling the effects- a good start to the week
Today I went for a walk when I got up. Despite the temperature, despite being up all night with my baby, I wanted to get up and do a walk, and I felt great. I'm feeling so much less bloated and so much more positive within myself. Why do I ever ... Read more
Week one of BNN
So this week has been full of ups and downs. I have been down, my weight is still up. 😞. After getting back from an amazing weekend in Chiang Mai, my darling baby has transformed into a temper-tantruming monster these last few ... Read more
This year's about to get really interesting.
So far in 2015 I have had my first baby, published my first novel, my husband has taken a promotion and we are about to move flats. Apparently that is not enough for me!
This new flat will be a downsize, which we are doing for both logistical... Read more
Even a run didn't help today :(
Alas, I'm in a slump and even a run on the treadmill didn't help tonight. On the plus side I can't remember when I last had a bout of feeling down, certainly not since my baby arrived.
We had a picnic planned with some of my husbands colleagues... Read more
Last week I was increasingly upset by the actions of rude strangers. I found all my thoughts focussed on them and it made me view every person as a potentially negative encounter. So, in order to balance this I have started jotting down the kind... Read more
My book is out! Thank you spark friends.
I am so proud. It has been such a battle, with moving country, gaining the weight, loosing the weight, getting pregnant, gaining a lot more weight! having a beautiful baby girl, (caring a little bit less about weight)
But it is done and it is... Read more
Ups and downs
So it's been a while! Life is rather different with a baby! Am back in the habit of running 4 times a week, and my fitness has improved so much but I sense it's going to take w... Read more
I'm a mummy!
Last week, over a week over due, my beautiful, beautiful little girl arrived. She is super strong - she could life her head as soon as she came out, to the amazement of the midwives, and has been rolling from her front to her back since she was ... Read more
Grrh! Why do I let the cycle start?
Three days of bad eating and I can feel it everywhere. I have the excuses ready before i've even reached for the chocolate - this is the last one, I just need to get it out the house, i need the quick energy burst. It's rubbish! Do i feel energi... Read more
I love my bump
I was so panicked before i got pregnant that I'd hate the weight gain, and to honest there has been a fair bit of that too, but for the majority of the time, I love my bump! I can't even imagine how much I'm going to love what's inside!... Read more
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I’m sorry, is this body yours or mine?
So I have now hit the sixth months mark in my first pregnancy. After an extremely sickly start, in which kettle chips and spaghetti hoops were the only things to satiate the nausea, I am now back on track, swimming five times a week and cooking ... Read more