Hello and welcome to my blog. I've been getting some thoughts & feelings, exasperations and the odd happy moment down on the blog which helps my sanity and, I hope, provides a little entertaining read for you for a couple of minutes!

Right now I am mostly concentrating on getting through a rocky financial patch which I really hope will be cleared (all being well) by the end of Summer 2013. In the meantime I need to concentrate on continuing to do well in my "new" job (actually got it in Sept 2011 but it still feels new!) and living my life as frugally as possible.

Thanks for stopping by and if you leave me an encouraging comment, it'll make my day. :-)

Friday, 8 July 2011


Oh wow what a long week this has been...and I was only in work for 4 days of it!  So so glad it's finally the weekend.

I didn't watch my film tonight but I did have a chilled beer and watched some trashy TV which I enjoyed although one bit did make me cry....when I watched Super Size vs Super Skinny and they showed a woman in the states who was so so obese (morbidly) she needed six people to care for her and get her through a day.  She made a heartbreaking plea to the Super Sizer on the programme to do something about it now before it's too late and it just made me so sad for her.  At the end of the programme they said she'd sadly passed away two months after the filming.  I was really hoping she'd have lost some weight and brought her risk down but there was no happy ending.

Like a lot of things, this brought some perspective.  She'd said "If I was just fifty pounds overweight I'd run screaming to the gym...I'd go out for walks..." and such like.  Now I am not about to go out and join a gym but it did make me think about the simple pleasures she couldn't enjoy like a bike ride in the sunshine, a walk holding hands with a loved one after dinner watching the sun set or even just dancing around the living room to your favourite cd.   So sad - may she rest in peace.

Well tomorrow I plan to get up at a decent time and get out to search for a second hand bargain shirt before meeting my friend so it is off to bed for me now (let's just say I like my weekend lie ins and I can't - or shouldn't if I want to be productive - tomorrow!)

Good night and here's hoping for a good weekend for us all.



  1. Hi again,
    Hope you managed to find your bargain shirt today. You sound a lot more upbeat since I last called in. Like you say stories like that put life into perspective. A friend of ours was sadly widowed unexpectedly last weekend. He was only a young 56. Life does not seem fair at all. Live life for the moment. It's very easy just to live life at weekends. I always try to find something to love life for each day. Today was just doing a mundane task with my husband and daughter. Three of us together with the same aim.
    Love from Mum

  2. Hi Mum - thanks for posting, your comment about it being easy to just live life at the weekends gave me food for thought. You're so right.

    I was sorry to read about your friend at 56 being widowed recently. My condolences as that is terribly sad and way too young to lose your life partner.

    What are the things you enjoy doing Mum? I love to hear what other people do with their time no matter what as I gain inspiration from other people's stories.