Friday, May 6

Slimming World - Take Two - Week 10 - 14

I've said it time and time again, these weeks fly by. I'm finding it pretty good that this isn't such a battle anymore, the time slips by so it really does push you to make the most of every day and every meal. Again, I've lost 5lbs this month, which to be honest I'm pretty chuffed with seeing as April was a very busy month for me - I was out in London, girlie drinks and Chinese buffet, a meal out with El, Noah's birthday AND my birthday! But as well as that I've had a couple of non scale victories which I will share with you further down..

I'm the head chef in our house - despite Chris being a chef by trade, our kitchen is my kitchen. I totally understand the fact he doesn't particularly fancy cooking when he's been shipping out meals for 8/11 hours, near enough every day. In all honesty, it doesn't bother me too much as it gives me free reign over the meals and I can cook what fits well with the plan and also that they'll enjoy too! As previous, here's a few snaps of my meals over the last 4 weeks..

Tuesday, May 3

Paper Corner | March & April

So I missed last months Paper Corner post so I decided to combine both into one. These last few weeks, I have kept a firm step out of all stationery/book shops meaning no temptation -!
That being said, I have purchased a few books on my kindle! It's so bad of Amazon - they send me these emails saying '99p' '£1 books' etc and I feel compelled to have a tiny look and see what they have and before I know it, yup you've guess.. a few have been so damn easily transferred onto my electronic device! I was thinking of doing a 'what's on my kindle' post, if you're interested do let me know and it may take a feature next month :)

I've been a bit rubbish for social media and the likes just recently, but I have kept up my reading! I find it such a easy wind down activity when you're really not feeling much else - I have turned to Netflix too in the evenings (I love Spooks!).
I've read 4 books since February's post, so keeping up with my 2 books a month. It has been fitting around parenting a lot easier as when boys are playing nicely, or we're out in the garden, naptime etc it feels like there's no pressure, a chapter slips by quick otherwise you can pick up where you left off!
So starting back on what I read in March - At the end of the month I began reading what I didn't know at the time, was the second part to The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect. It took me some time to really get into this story as it was written very ridged, structurally. I found out later that, Don has a lack of interpersonal skills and hates to be touched. If I remember correctly he has a place on the autism spectrum. (Suddenly felt a lot easier to read - I had suspected but until known it's hard!)
Rosie, his beautiful wife drops the bomb that 'we're pregnant' and we follow the rather hilarious project of B.U.D (Baby Under Development) as Don prepares for fatherhood, with his personality. Once I actually got into the book and the style, I couldn't put it down and ended up finding myself giggling at his interpretations (not actual laughing at him but the findings within his situations). Disabilities are fascinating to learn and read about, and I find even more so when they're written as through their thought processes. I really want to get my hands on The Rosie Project and see how it all began!

Monday, May 2

Life Lately • All the little things

Well to say it's been some time, would be an understatement. I thought it was about time I wrote something (anything!) on this page on the internet, it's been too long and I honestly feel like I'm missing a huge chunk of our lives by not writing something down. But life, has really taken over recently! I've been busy just doing lots of little things and by the time I sit to think, I am usually too tired to really sit and think.

But I figured a update would be the best way to resolve some of this thinking issue, by just telling you a little about what we've been doing and sharing some of the pictures we've taken over this little while (my Instagram has even been a bit neglected!)

The last place we were was Freddie's Birthday - he turned 5, and is well over 5, I remember thinking in the middle of last month 'how has it been 4 weeks since his birthday?' simply as I was starting to make plans for our Noah who has turned 2 - I know - what's happened! I did however get round to writing their birthday letters. That's something that has really stuck with me, writing their letters on birthday eve, just to have a pounder over their life and our relationship over the last year; it changes ever so subtly - the underlying love for them never changes, but you notice different things and you notice how their personality brings a new aspect to your bond. So writing about their personality and things they've learnt, sharing a few photo's show all their growth - that's something that I want to remember above it all.