So as you were all aware I have joined Slimming World for the millionth time and I am determined this time to make sure I stay in plan……

Week 1 = Failure.

Everyone knows  I love a Friday after work pub session but this week I was determined that I was swapping the fizz for a focused dieting weekend.

Well that went totally to pot. I had a 5 minute conversation with the other half at 4.35pm on Friday, 5.10pm I was in the pub sinking a glass of Pinot a large glass…. followed by another large glass and another and another, then a jaeger then a vodka and diet coke (pat myself on the back)… Absolutely hopeless.

Totally deflated when I got up on Saturday and with horrendous hangover kicking in, I needed to raid the fridge, so with as stumbled in to the kitchen opened the fridge, really wanted a bacon sandwich, but settled for a syn free brunch – Cajun Chicken, Orzo Pasta Salad, Spinach and Celery!


Headed back to bed for 3 hours of pure Disney and a snooze!

Dinner time was another success – Slab of meat and some veggies! – Still trying to cancel out the wine from Friday…



Couple of great films we watched and would recommend – Passengers and Hidden Figures. Brilliant films, really good watch. I don’t do scifi, aliens, ufos but this time I was impressed and Hidden Figures based on a true story – 10/10

Hidden Figures  watch the trailer
Passengers Trailer

Sunday is meant to be a day of rest, not for me.. Up early, breakfast cooked, washing done, food shop and dinner done.  I am not a massive fan of Sunday Dinner, I always cook it and when it comes to eating it, two mouthfuls and I am done. So I went for lamb cutlets, Moroccan spices cauli couscous and mint raita salad…. Bloody Marvellous!


I will pop the recipe on another post so you can try it for yourself.

SO now time to chill. Ready for another working week and another weekend on the pop – celebrating one of my favourites birthdays. Cant wait for a day with the girlies!

Have a lovely evening.. ❤




I ho I ho, it’s off to work I go!

Day 1 back at work = done! 

To be honest it wasn’t so bad, I think the 13 hours sleep 😴 helped a lot.

After arriving home yesterday I was absolutely shattered, whipped up a lasagna and then got my jammas on, was in bed for 7. 

After I had caught up with Apple Tree Yard, The Moorside. What two great programmes! Loved them both definitely worth a watch. 

So waking up to a quite a mild morning wasn’t to much of a bad start to the day. I was expecting rain, minus cold and ice, so was surprised but definitely not show off your brown legs weather 😩

Tonight it’s going to be the same,put a slimming world stew in the slow cooker this morning which was lovely to know I didn’t have to cook when I got home from work.

Cases are still full of dirty washing, wet swimming costumes and sand but that can wait for the weekend, I am not even attempting to sort that out. Isn’t that the worst job in the world, the unpacking and the mountain of washing that you have to do, I hardly wore half the things I took but I am that bone idol I’ll wash the lot so I can throw it in all together!! Hahaha! 

Anyway back to the stew!

So easy to make!

Braising steak, two leeks, onion, carrots, parsnips and a handful of new potatoes, beef stock cube, salt and pepper, loads of Worcester sauce, mustard powder and some parsley! 

Bung it in the slow cooker, turn it on low and leave till got home from work! Easy and syn free!

Had it with mash and some cabbage and broccoli, nice to get some greens after two weeks off…

Bed time for me and I’ll speak to you all tomorrow! ✌🏻