Sick Day

I remember a time when people used to pretend to be sick in order to get a day off work or school.  Now, however, it would seem that people are pretending to be well in order to go to work or school.  It’s a bizarre new phenomenon and one I struggle to understand.  I mean…

Directional Dyslexia

Over the summer there have been quite a few rows and arguments in my little world.  Not vicious angry ones mind you, but good-natured, friendly ones, if there is such a thing.  I have stayed well away from them; have tried my best to remain impartial and removed as I have no advice to offer,…

So Long September

Hallelujah it’s finally over and October is upon us once more.  The evenings are drawing in, the mornings are darker and the smell of the fallen leaves and the cold air is positively refreshing.  Plus, more importantly, Sugar Free September is behind me.  And the results are in.  Do I weigh any less?  Absolutely not. …

Hiatus from Sugar Free September

I have to confess the cake was divine.  There was chocolate everywhere, sweets galore and biscuits aplenty.  It was the ultimate in chocolate biscuit cakes made by the fair tender hands of my beautifully talented 17 year old daughter, iced and assembled by my good self and devoured by the whole family.  I had been…

Progress on #SugarFreeSeptember

So here we are nearly two weeks into #SugarFree September and I have to report I have been quite well behaved.  Despite a leaving party in work where there were sweets on every desk, at every corner and at every opportunity not one little jelly bean passed my lips.  I know.  I’m rather amazed myself…

Sugar Free September

  The kids are back to school.  The training sessions have resumed.  Life is very quickly getting back to its crazy and frantic normality after a long, hot and lazy summer.  So what better time to choose to go cold turkey on my drug of choice, my own personal poison than the start of term? …