#TuesdayTreasures 10/01/2017

Ahoy Matey! Welcome Aboard #TuesdayTreasures Welcome to this weeks #TuesdayTreasures blog linky with myself and the lovely Angela from Adventures In Websterland. #TuesdayTreasures is for bloggers from all walks of life, whether you are a parenting, lifestyle or any other type of blogger you are welcome to join in and to share your posts new and old. The Blog With The Booty Each week one post which has been added to the #TuesdayTreasures linky is selected by both Angela and myself to share with you all resulting in two winning posts (a winner is chosen by each of us). This week I was really moved by Anne from Raisie Bay‘s post ‘One Year Later‘. Unfortunately, we are not able to predict the future, we simply do not know what is around the corner and if you could find out, would you want to? Life can change is a second and we have very little control upon our future. Anne from Raisie Bay woke on New Years Day 2016 with pins and needles which no matter how hard she tried she couldn’t rid herself of. After a trip to hospital, a terrifying MRI and many more tests Anne discovered that she had succumbed to Transverse Myelitis, a rare condition which few sufferers… View Post

#LivingArrows – A Snapchat Special 2/52 (2017)

Welcome to my second #LivingArrows post of 2017, a Snapchat Special filled with fun and filters. As you will probably be aware I like to use social media, I am on almost every platform you can imagine and to add to this have recently joined the strange World of Snapchat. I am not entirely sure what I am doing with Snapchat just yet but give me time and as with most things, I will figure it out. I have however managed to find the hilarious photo filters and made some use of them. If you fancy adding me on Snapchat then my username is RachelSwirl, I will be keeping a ‘story’ and all that malarkey given time. For the meantime here is a photo that I shot of the kids a few weeks ago, it is one of my favourite Snapchat photos that I’ve taken so far. My Two Little Dears… Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

#MySundayPhoto – Sandy Silhouettes

It’s Sunday, the weekend is officially over and yet I feel like it barely began. We have just and so got back into some kind of a routine and already both Paul and I feel utterly shattered. It’ll be an early night for both of us tonight I think, I for one need to catch up on some serious beauty sleep! I read a meme earlier on Facebook which said “Parenting is like a walk in the park, JURASSIC PARK” and I totally agree, kids somehow mange to knock the stuffing out of us. If we aren’t running around after them then we are busy tidying away their many toys, helping them with their homework, feeding them, bathing them, reading to them, begging them to go to sleep or simply just sitting with them hoping Peppa the sodding Pig might allow us two minutes rest bite. On top of all that there’s work, appointments, chores and life in general which as a parent is never dull. Come Sunday night you are left feeling like an old sock which fell from the laundry basket. Make of that what you will… Here’s a photo I snapped earlier this week when we all had a little more… View Post

#LittleLoves – Bridget, Babies, Brides, Boots and Blog On

Welcome to my first #LittleLoves post for 2017, it’s been an eventful week filled with lots to love so here goes… Read I began reading , ‘Bridget Jones Baby The Diaries‘, one of my many Christmas gifts from Paul. I have already read the previous three Bridget Jones novels from Helen Fielding all of which I greatly enjoyed. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from her latest release considering how far afield the film seemed to be from her previous book ‘Mad About The Boy‘. Firstly, Mark Darcy is back from the dead so it seems considering the storyline from ‘Mad About The Boy’ and he’s out to win Bridget all over again. Secondly, Bridget is now broody and as you can guess from the title she does indeed end up ‘with baby’. In a nutshell, this book covers the storyline from the recent film ‘Bridget Jones Baby‘ with a few added extras. I haven’t finished reading it all but I have got through a fair chunk of the book and am enjoying every page. Watched With it being New Year Eastenders had to up the ante, killing two of their long-running characters Ronnie and Roxy. As we all know, a wedding will never go… View Post

R&R (Routine & Relax) 

As of today we finally got back into some kind of routine. J started back at school yesterday but as it was E’s day off from nursery we went to the local Tots group, had a brew and caught up with some friends. I managed to get a few things done but it wasn’t ‘normal routine’ as such. It was only this morning when E returned to Nursery that I finally got back into a routine of having some time alone. It was great to catch up on the chores and to take stock following the Christmas break. I got the children ready for school/ nursery then pottered about cleaning up and tidying away. I then decided to head back to bed for an hours kip without any interruption. It was bliss! I woke feeling refreshed, jumped in the shower and then set about getting ready in a leisurely manner. I usually throw my makeup on slap dash, grab some random clothes and get ready in as little time as humanly possible. Today however I sat at my new dressing table and took my time to straighten and style my hair, apply my makeup and chose some jewellery to accessorise my… View Post

A New Year, A New Me – My Weight Loss Mission

The New Year has arrived and with it I’d like to work upon a ‘new me’. Since having the children I have piled on the pounds and quite frankly I am fed up of being the size that I am. Each and every morning I dread having to get dressed simply because I hate how my clothes feel tight and look far from flattering. I have spent the past year or two dressing in over sized cardigans, swing dresses and anything ‘floaty’ to cover the flab. A New Year, A New Me It is high time I did something about my weight issues and what better way to fight the flab than to kick start the new year with a diet? As of tonight I will be rejoining my local Slimming World group in an attempt to shed some pounds and regain some self-confidence. Shortly after enquiring as and when my local Slimming World meetings currently run my good friend M contacted me through Facebook to let me know that she too will be joining. We have decided to go together to keep each other company and for moral support. Here’s hoping that together both M and I can lose a little… View Post