dieter
Diet
Personal Growth

Confessions of a serial dieter

My name is Georgie and I am a serial dieter. There you are. It’s out in the open. No hiding, no excuses and no more running away from the truth of the fact. Over the years I think I’ve tried them all. I’ve been a member at Slimming World more than a few times. I’ve tried […]

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poppy bloom
Reviews

Poppy Bloom – A Blog Tour

Poppy Bloom by Rebekah Dobson is the latest book to be hosted here on a blog tour, and I think it’s been my favourite book to read so far. It’s a dystopian novel based in America in 2035, in a world full of technology called Alex (how the author has got away with that name […]

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Family
Money

Free days out in Gloucestershire

Free days out in Gloucestershire are actually quite easy to find. I know that we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful county, which means that there are always plenty of opportunities to go out and explore. We love a free day out and the great thing about Gloucestershire is that there are […]

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self employed
Family
Money

Self Employed – My first day

I am now officially self employed after wanting to take the plunge for quite a while. Today has been my first day of working from home and it’s been lovely. I know it won’t always be plain sailing but if today isn’t anything to go by then it will be the best move I’ve ever […]

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xls
Diet
Reviews

XLS Nutrition Shake – My Review

I was given a tub of XLS Nutrition Shake to trial this week. It’s not exactly a secret that I am fat, and a bit of a serial dieter. I fell off the Slimming World bandwagon when I broke my foot and couldn’t drive to the class. Since then I’ve put on a lot of […]

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Family

Birthdays, cakes and parties

September is a month of birthdays in our family. We have quite a few of them. Lottie celebrates hers on the 11th, hubby has his on the 14th. Both of hubby’s parents celebrate theirs and so does my dad. It makes it a pretty busy month as well but it’s all fun! Lot’s of cakes, […]

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planning for christmas
Money

Planning for Christmas

Planning for Christmas I’m reluctant to write a post about Christmas when it is only September but we all know that December will soon be here. However, we all know that Christmas comes on December 25th every single year and by planning for Christmas early we can ease some of the financial burden that Christmas […]

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Reviews

Decree Absolute -A book tour review

Decree Absolute by Wendy Cooper is the latest book up for review on the blog. It’s not been the easiest book for me to read and review for a few reasons. Firstly, I’ll be honest, time to read is very limited at the moment so I’ve had to read the odd page here and there, […]

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budget supermarkets
Money
Reviews

Budget Supermarkets: Aldi v Lidl

The two main budget supermarkets in the UK are definitely Aldi and Lidl. We shop at them both on a regular basis, especially as they are the two closest supermarkets to our house. We have noticed a definite reduction in our food shopping costs since doing it, without it having any impact on the quality […]

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back to school
Family
Money

Back to School – How to make it cheaper

It’s hard to believe that the kids will go back to school next week. Another summer has flown by very quickly, probably because I’ve been off work as well. Back to school season can get very expensive though. New school uniform needs to be brought. School shoes need to be purchased and it all adds […]

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