Year 2018 So Far

The year so far……….

  Poorly Me Again I seem to be apologising for lack of posts, this year has been a struggle this year so far.  January and was a horrible month………….as I put in my last post I got the flu on New Year’s Eve, finally perked up when I wrote my last post, but really only […]

Happy new-year 2018

Happy new year 2018 and goals

Well this may seem like a really late post, but I have been laid up with really bad flu since new years eve.  It was my daughters 18th Birthday on New years eve and its almost like my body waited until the end of her birthday, and then to stop working for a couple of […]

Luna aged 1

Luna’s 1st Birthday

Quick update post as little Luna our Jack Chi puppy has turned one this week. We got Luna in February when she was just 8 weeks old. She has changed a lot in that time, but we just can’t imagine our home or life without her now. Some pics to show how much she has […]

Trip to Birmingham German Christmas Markets

So finally a new blog post.  Sorry for not posting in a while but work and life generally is fairly crazy at the moment.  I am just starting to take some well earned leave so hopefully I will be able to get blogging again!!!  This post is about our visit to the German Christmas Market. […]

Halloween Beetroot cupcakes 2

Another busy week…. cake recipe for halloween

Another crazy busy week.  Work is still mad which resulted in long days, so no running or gym for me again.  I managed to book Thursday and Friday off so I could spend a little bit of the half term holidays with Eddie and the kids. And it was Halloween in my house…… Thursday We […]

Grantham Gingerbreads

Ilkeston Fair and Grantham Gingerbreads

Being from Nottingham and now living in Ilkeston October can only mean one thing – fair season.  Goose fair is normally the first Weds-Sunday in October and then the Ilkeston fair is the third week (always 2 weeks after Goose-fair). These days I do not tend to bother with the Goose-fair, although its one of […]

Healthy Pizza – A guest post by Ewan Buda

My son who is 12 years old has been given a project to do at school.  He has had to come up with a healthy recipe and present it in an innovative way.  I thought it would be nice for him to takeover and post a page on the website, so here it is……………   […]

New Hobbies - Sewing pieces

New hobby – sewing and singing

  A new hobby?? …………. I have been working long hours and lots of work and no play make for an unhappy Julie.  So I decided to shake things up a little!  This post is about a new hobby or two that I have tried……   New Hobby 1 – Singing I love singing – […]

Robin Hood Half - after massage

Half marathon update – I did it!!!!!

  Well the day was finally here.  The Robin Hood Half Marathon 2017.  Since my last post here, training has been up and down – more down than up really.  I managed to get up to 8.5 miles in training, but then in the last month have only ran 2 miles.  I had a pain […]

New Forest Open top bus tour

New Forest Part two

Here is part two from our family holiday to the New Forest. New Forest Open Top Bus Tour The open top bus tour stopped on our caravan site.  It cost £38 for all of us (and Luna was free). There are 3 loops, Green, Red and Blue; as the ticket covers all routes and you […]