Last month, G and I took a jolly little road trip around Cornwall…there were only two places that were set in stone that we wanted to visit and the rest of the time it was just wherever we fancied and a few naps in-between as we were on holiday after all and napping is compulsory…the salty air works wonders for insomnia, trust me.

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

So without further ado here is what we managed to visit during our road trip around Cornwall…drum roll please…

Eden Project

This was sitting on G’s bucket list for ages, apparently he saw a TV documentary on the Eden Project a number of years ago and wanted to visit.  After checking out the visitor information I worked out that entrance was £27.50 per person so I found a cheap way of visiting…my frugal tendencies are showing and I’m not sorry (find out how to do the same in the travel tip section below…I’m going to make you scroll baby, right to the end).

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

The Eden Project is a great place to visit to learn more about the environment, plants and how we all need to work together to live on this planet….I’ve really taken to gardening this year and have made sure that most of our plants feed the local bees as without bees we can’t exist…get rid of those succulents and start planting flowers folks!

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

I’m in total two minds about the Eden Project and will do a post later on due to the reasons why…but it’s amazing to see the changes from my first visit to the Eden Project so many moons ago.

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

Port Isaac

I’m a big fan of Doc Martin…strangely G is very similar to the Doc in personality and mannerisms, his Mum and even G agrees with this statement…his matter of fact nature does make me laugh and roll my eyes.

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

Visiting Port Isaac was on my bucket list and it didn’t disappoint; you will need to walk down and back up a rather large hill to get into the fishing village but it’s totally worth it.  I loved this little fishing village as it’s not as touristy as I imagined it was going to be and it wasn’t overcrowded which was a right old blessing on the day we visited.

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

Charlestown

I’ve never watched Poldark however Charlestown is used in filming due to its small historic port so it’s becoming a hot little tourist destination in Cornwall…plus it’s rather cute hence why we visited.

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

The village is rather small however it’s a tad bit more touristy that Port Isaac with a few restaurants, an antique shop and little galleries to enjoy a spot of shopping here and there.

G sat down and watched the RNLI rescue two teenagers that managed to get stuck on the rocks during high tide while I photographed the tall ship and colourful houses…that’s how we roll in our house.

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

Mevagissey

Now this was high on my list and we ventured to Mevagissey on the Sunday which was our first big mistake…second was visiting this part of the world during the British school holidays…we drove through the town and stopped further around the coast for a drink by the seaside. Hopefully we will venture back as it looked like a lovely spot to visit and I was actually looking at staying here but thankfully I booked a much quieter location.

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

^^Cornish Tight Squeezes!  The smaller the car, the better

Travel Tips for Road Trip Around Cornwall

  • When choosing where you want to visit, make sure you check out the route that is on offer as you don’t want to take tiny country roads especially if you’re a nervous driving…some of the country lanes around Cornwall are pretty hairy for the most experienced of drivers.
  • A little car is better than a huge beast of a vehicle as the roads through some villages are pretty narrow…and for parking!
  • Cornwall is a rather large county so focus on a particular area and explore that area in detail rather than spending ages sitting inside of your car.
  • We stayed at a great little B&B and the owners were super lovely and it was in a very convenient location for our travels…Cornwall is all about great hospitality so make sure you try and support local business folks while in the area.  Check out www.booking.com for all your accommodation needs in Cornwall…there is something for everyone’s budget or taste.
  • If you want to keep your accommodation costs down then I would avoid travelling through July and August as it’s school holiday time here in the UK so prices sky rocket.
  • There are a number of National Trust and Historic Houses to check out in Cornwall…why not check out this post on Which British Heritage Pass you should buy for you and your family.
  • If you are looking for a load of tips on Cornwall then I would suggest checking out Anna’a blog;  Anna’s Cornwall Directory post is a great starting point and she will point you in the direction of some right old gems.
  •  Gluten free in Cornwall is easy peasy; I had no problems anywhere which makes travelling gluten free stress free…I even found a gluten free Cornish Pasty in Port Isaac (well it was a Pasty Pie however I couldn’t eat it as it was laden with onions…onions and I aren’t friends).  Just google “Gluten Free Cornwall” and there are bajillion recommendations for you to try.
  • You can book your tickets in advance to get a cheaper entrance price into the Eden Project however if you buy the May Gardeners’ World magazine you will be able to gain 2 for 1 entry saving you a massive £27.50 at the Eden Project alone!  The magazine is only £5.99 and there a number of discounts on offer for gardens around the UK…Kew Gardens is also included in the 2 for 1 offer however not during in July and August.

Where are your favourite places to visit on your road trip around Cornwall?

England Travel Inspiration - Our Road Trip Around Cornwall visiting my bucket list destinations for fans of Doc Martin, Poldark and Garden Lovers. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Cornwall like Port Isaac and Charlestown which makes it hard to choose just a few spots to visit for a long weekend. Pop on over to read my Cornwall travel tips and a great little B&B in a nifty location for road trips.

xx

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Weight: 94.7 kgs

“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.” – Jane Austen, Emma

My Life Goal, ze Weight

So a little decrease which is always a good thing; I’m trying to get my eating under control again this week but had a serious case of the munchies…the weight loss is obviously from when I had my colonoscopy last week.

Shake Your Booty

I finally managed to do some exercise towards the latter end of the week as I was still suffering from really bad stomach and back aches after the colonoscopy…never had the pain last for a week before but hey ho, these things happen.  So have started walking again on the treadmill along with doing a bit of yoga and kettle bells here and there when I’ve felt the need to sweat out a chocolate bar or two.

What I’m Up Too…

CLEANING…yes with capital letters…my family arrive this Friday and our house is a pigsty even though I feel like I’m constantly cleaning every day…for all those folks out there that want a bigger home…you don’t as there is just more rooms to clean…two bathrooms, two lounges, three bedrooms…it’s a never ending battle.  I am quite prepared at the moment to check G into the Holiday Inn on the bypass as he shreds paper, plastic and dirt whenever he moves around the house…just so that I can keep the house clean for a week.  Of course, I’m Little Miss Tidy…coughs..NOT!

I managed to do my first proper, proper working week where I worked more than my 37 hours…first time since May…I may have spent Saturday in bed napping to recover though but I do feel like I’m properly on the mend again which is good.

On Friday, I decided to cut off all my hair…well I made the decision and then Nicole did the snipping and I love it!  Weirdly I feel more confident all of a sudden…do women hide behind long hair?  I felt like I’ve done this for a while…hiding…and thinking that to be a women you need to have long hair…you don’t.  Thankfully Nicole is brilliant and I haven’t gone way out short short…yet…we are going to go a bit shorter on each visit which I think is the best way if you’re experimenting with short hair.

Tales from our garden; so there is a lady at work that is a veggie…I took her in a couple of yellow tomatoes and courgettes from our garden.  We had a giggle as she asked me where she needed to insert the batteries into the courgette (apparently it reminder her of a vibrator) and that the little yellow tomatoes reminded her of butt plugs…this is the lady that showed me a video on her phone of a man and a vacuum cleaner having fun together…it took me 30 seconds to work out what I was watching.  She has a dirtier mind than me and that is saying something!  At least we have a lot of giggles in the office…and that makes the day go faster.

Oh…we have loads of frogs in our garden…and we don’t have a pond.  I’m not a fan of frogs and I almost stood on one yesterday while watering the garden.  G thinks its funny when I rush inside and lock all the doors and windows…apparently the frog is more scared of me but in all honestly…I’m pretty afraid of these frogs.

Back to cleaning…the bedrooms are all tidy…now the lounges and the kitchen…urgh!  Maybe I should just wait for the cleaning fairy to turn up on Friday…hmmm.

Anyway enough of my babbling, I hope everyone had a really lovely week!

xx

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Well, Well, Wells…I’ve finally ticked you off my UK bucket list!  Now this is going to be a pretty short post without a million photos as per the norm as it was raining St Bernards and rather fat cats on the day we went exploring Wells in Somerset.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

Years ago, G and I had ventured down to Somerset for the most random reason of picking up some dive equipment for his hobby (not mine…you ain’t getting me diving especially after G is no longer allowed to dive after suffering from the Bends at a cost of £100,000…I won’t be diving EVER but I digress)…I had the option of visiting Cheddar or Wells and picked Cheddar…while it was nice and I did gobble down a Cheddar Cheese sandwich in Cheddar (another tick off the ol’ UK bucket list) I felt a tad disappointed.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

^^The cheddar cheese sarnie at Cheddar from pre-blog and pre-gluten free days…and a load less megapixels!

G’s mum told me when we returned that I would have loved Wells so I added it onto my UK bucket list vowing to return…and finally we did as we made a pit stop on our way down to Cornwall.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

My first stop was to browse the market …for some reason I didn’t snap a photo of the market but holy moly the market is really really grand and there were loads of things I really badly wanted…I’m trying to be frugal and break my bad spending habits so I went off to visit the cathedral instead of flashing the cash…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…ironically walking underneath the Penniless Porch…I’m not penniless but this did make me giggle as I was trying to avoid shopping in the market.

Wells Cathedral operates on a donation entrance fee so even though you aren’t obliged to pay (I always do)...I’ve seen folks refuse to pay and then get that look…to be honest I’m to scared not to pay as I feel like I’m tempting fate and going to piss off God, so I pay the donation…for some reason she put me through as a concession…I have aged by about 20 years in the past few months but hey ho…I’m pretty sure God wanted me to have that additional £1.00 for not spending a penny in the market.

Anyway I have digressed again…the Cathedral has the most stunning detail on the exterior but inside it is rather simple…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…now there is nothing wrong with simple as it was rather beautiful and I just loved the simplicity and calmness to the interior…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…my photo doesn’t do the stained windows justice…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…this was my favourite spot inside the cathedral…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…and check out that ceiling…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…overall a 10/10 Cathedral!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

^^the cathedral is huge compared to the little touristy ants in front of the building

Now there was a spot I really was keen to visit and that was Vicar’s Close…probably the most photogenic spot in the whole of Wells (albeit possibly more photogenic without the car…it reminded me of the Banana Mobile at Arlington Row in Bibury!)

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…G’s mum even told me to visit due to the doors…it’s a must see and on the day we visited, G and I were the only ones there.

The cathedral with a few of the cute little homes in Vicar’s Close.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

^^Love it when you can squeeze in a chunky cathedral!

Honestly I may have taken more photos of Vicar’s Close than the rest of Wells…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…oh well…it’s not a bad spot to go snap happy!

We went off for another little wander around The Bishop’s Palace but only got as far as the Moat…those St Bernards were howling and my sensible shoes were getting drenched…I saw a groom running off to his wedding, I’m not sure if this is a good sign of things to come for his marriage?!?…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

…but alas I did find a pretty door in Wells…in the rain.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

Unfortunately the parking metre was calling our name…so we toddled off and joined the puddle jumping Olympics where we should have won a gold medal or two for our jumping skills…grabbing the car without even stopping for a slice of cake and a cuppa…we were having an off day as we always eat cake!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

Somerset, I’m not done with you yet…I picked up a few tourist brochures and realised there is so much more to offer in this county than the smallest city in the England and a Cheddar cheese sarnie…I’ll be back.  Sorry…I thought I wouldn’t rabbit on much and only had 5 or 6 photos to share!

Travel Tips for Exploring Wells, Somerset

  • There are a number of spots for parking in the city; we managed to nab a spot in the town centre for our little wander around.
  • You can catch a train from London for a day trip – check out www.thetrainline.com for more train time details and tickets.
  • There is a small entrance fee / donation to enter Wells Cathedral which helps with the upkeep for the building – adults £6pp.
  • The picturesque street in Wells is Vicar’s Close and it’s just a short skip and hop from Wells Cathedral.
  • We didn’t have a chance to visit The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens as the weather was rather pants on the day we visited…it was perfect if you were a duck!  Adult ticket price is £7.25pp.
  • If you do have a car then make sure to check out the Kilver Court Designer Outlet Village as they have a lovely Mulberry shop there to browse.
  • Fancy staying a night then why not check out booking.com for accommodation deals.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Wells, Somerset. I managed to tick off England's smallest city from my UK bucket list. Home to a beautiful cathedral and a Palace; this tiny city is a perfect day trip from London. Pop over to the blog to see my travel tips and more photos of Wells.

xx

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Weight: 95.4 kgs

“And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess? I pity you. I thought you cleverer; for depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it.” – Jane Austen, Emma

My Life Goal, ze Weight

So a slight increase but this is to be expected as my colon took a large hit during the week and hasn’t settled.

Shake Your Booty

No exercise unfortunately…I had a colonoscopy on Wednesday which has put me out of action for most of the week.

What I’m Up Too…

So I had my second colonoscopy in 6 months on Wednesday and it didn’t go well for a number of reasons…

  • The laxative didn’t work well…I much prefer Moviprep but they still went ahead as the colon was relatively clear
  • The only vein they could find just didn’t want a date with a needle even after they tried for two minutes to wiggle it around…I’m not great with needles and ended up with an inch high bump on my hand and a huge bruise
  • So no sedative due to the vein issue and only gas…honestly gas is shit…I possibly may have gassed myself to sleep at one point
  • We thought it would be relatively clear in my colon as I had 14 polyps removed at the end of January so we didn’t expect to find anything…yes famous last word…9 polyps later and there is talk of a colonoscopy every 3-6 months now as I’m a polyp factory.  One polyp was bloody painful to be removed hence the nurse grabbed my hand before they removed it…that was all the warning I needed that it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park…normally you can’t feel them bar a little tickle but holy fuck that one was a tug and a half.
  • There were times that the gas didn’t touch the side of the pain…I was told to try and pass some of the wind that they were blowing inside me to help relieve the pain during the colonoscopy…my response had them all laughing…trust me, trying to release the wind while you have a camera stuck up your arse isn’t easy…they may have been told this with a few fucks thrown in for good measure.
  • We found out why I ended up in hospital in May…there was an infection in my colon and I was diagnosed with another colon disease…we are up to 3 so far…my colon is cooking with gas at the moment!!
  • I may have won the badge for most annoying patient as I kept asking – how much longer? are we there yet, have you reached the end of my colon?…I was on repeat FOR OVER AN HOUR!

All in all…it was a pretty shit day and we had to travel down to St Marks Hospital in London which specialises in Colon Cancer research / treatment for the colonoscopy as they now look after all my colon care…it was a nervous trip down from Bedford to London and once we arrived, G decided to fluff around in the carpark…he got an earful as I needed the loo urgently.  Thankfully I can have all my future colonoscopies in Bedford…fingers crossed that this is going to be allowed still.

We stopped off at Hatfield on the way home and I bought myself a pair of cropped jeans from Jaeger at their discount store…it was my treat after the horrendous colonoscopy…

…and then I bought myself some flowers from a great little spot in Blunham for £2 a bunch…honestly best place to buy flowers from as they are all grown locally.  The big purple flower is from my garden…I had to pick it as it was rather windy on Wednesday.  Excuse the dusty table.

So today I’ve painted the chimney in the back lounge dark red…I cursed myself as I was painting as painting dark colours ain’t easy and that was only the first coat…second coat and more cursing will happen tomorrow morning.  The joys of sitting at home for over a month on sick leave is now I want the whole house to be repainted…slowly getting the house all sorted room by room.

I’m looking forward to a relatively quiet and normal week next week…bring it on!!

I read a really interesting article about influencers on social media this week – the difference between Convertors vs Brand Builders…it’s an interesting read if you’re into social media and or just want a snoop about a few really big influencers and which category they fall into.

Anna linked up to this great British Airways article and where the airline is going wrong and it’s spot on…the number of comments just backs up the article.  BA unfortunately are pretty crap at the moment and they really do need a change of leadership before they go tits up.

Anyway enough of my babbling, I hope everyone had a really lovely week!

xx

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Weight: 95.1 kgs

“Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief.” – Jane Austen, Emma

My Life Goal, ze Weight

So a little gain this week…two words…holiday eating!

Shake Your Booty

I’ve not done too much proper exercise this week but we did walk around tiny little Cornish villages and that wore me out somewhat earlier in the week…and I’ve done a lot of DIY stuff in the house this week, so much so I was in bed till after midday today as the electric sander was hard work yesterday…a giant girls blouse right here folks!

What I’m Up Too…

We had a lovely time visiting Wells in Somerset and a few little villages in Cornwall but I’ve remembered why I didn’t enjoy Cornwall the first time around…school holidays…next time we will visit when it isn’t packed with kids EVERYWHERE…the locals were complaining that it now takes them 30 minutes to get to work rather than 10 minutes.

England Travel Inspiration - Doc Martin village, Port Isaac in Cornwall

We visited Port Isaac and Charlestown which were both beautiful…I’m thankful that G did all the driving during our holiday as it was a long driveeeeee.  I really enjoyed our staycation in Cornwall and I’m glad that I revisited…thank you Anna for all the tips on your blog.

It’s Month End this week but am out of the office for 2.5 days for another procedure down in London; fun times ahead!  Poor G has to drive me down to London for a 9am appointment…bless his little cotton socks…I will need to make him a cake as a thank you.

I managed to complete half of my personal To-Do list this week which is great news…normally I write one and then forget that I’ve written a list…Dory Brain but at least I remembered I have one this week…woohoo!

I’m trying to remember the other gossip I was going to share but have forgotten…drats!

Anyway enough of my babbling, I hope everyone had a really lovely week!

xx

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