Weight: 94.9 kgs

“A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid! The proper sport of boys and girls, but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as any body else.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 29, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

The weight is all over the place along with the old hormones…I was up at 97 kilos mid week and dropped down to 94.9 by Friday.  One day my uterus will hopefully be normal again…or maybe I will spot a unicorn first…I’m putting my money on the unicorn!

Shake Your Booty

I’ve managed to do exercise every day bar Thursday evening which has really helped clear my head…even though I didn’t fancy doing any exercise when I first jumped on the the treadmill but felt loads better after finishing my walk.

What I’m Up Too…

I managed to do 4 full days at work this week and had to call in sick yesterday…I’m suffering from huge stabbing pains in my lower abdomen which is how they started right before I ended up in hospital back in May…I have my fingers crossed that they bugger off along with my 8 day period and that my memory will return soon as it’s currently a bit hit and miss.

As you read this, G and I should be on the way down to Cornwall on a mini little road trip (we may be still in bed also!)…we are going to stop off halfway for the night as we are thinking that the traffic is going to be pants as the schools are now officially out for most.  I’m looking forward to having a little trip away and to breathe in some salty sea air.

This week I picked my first tomatoes from the glass house and they’re amazing!  I’ve already managed to pick a number of courgettes and beautiful sweet peas so we seem to be on a role veggie wise.

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

xx

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Weight: 95.2 kgs

“You must be the best judge of your own happiness. If you prefer Mr. Martin to every other person; if you think him the most agreeable man you have ever been in company with, why should you hesitate?” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 28, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

So I’ve gone up again…it’s all hormonal weight again…10 days on, 10 days off…that’s the current uterus deal!

Shake Your Booty

I’m walking…walking…and walking again.  After suffering from a lot of PMS, I’ve found that exercise does clear my head so I’m trying to walk on the treadmill each night otherwise G suffers greatly due to my massive mood swings.

What I’m Up Too…

Yesterday I popped to Castle Ashby to check out their gardens and I wasn’t disappointed; they were lovely and a perfect picnic spot.  I still can’t get over how gorgeous the Orangery was…is it wrong that I want one for our house now…G has said no!

England Travel Inspiration - British Gardens, Castle Ashby Northamptonshire

Last night, G and I went out for dinner in Bedford and watched the amazing sunset over the river in the town centre…Santorini eat your heart out…

England Travel Inspiration - Bedford Town Centre, River and Swans

…there was a little swan traffic jam in front of the aptly named Swan Hotel.

England Travel Inspiration - Bedford Town Centre, River and Swans

^^The swans in Bedford are lethal…make sure you wear trainers as they will chase you!

I’m hoping my leave gets approved this week for the following week so G and I can pop off to Cornwall for a few days…G really wants to visit the Eden Project so fingers crossed.  We are still discussing our British Airways companion ticket…it’s a never ending battle…G wants to visit Salzburg…I don’t (I’ve visited 4 times already)…we will get somewhere before it expires.

I hope everyone had a really lovely week!

xx

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After spending some time in hospital and an operation fast approaching, I was in need of a much deserved treat so G and I popped down to London to enjoy a gluten free Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel.  This wasn’t my first visit to Brown’s…maybe my fourth or is it my fifth visit, I can’t remember.  I wanted to check that the gluten free Afternoon Tea on offer was just as good as I remembered it as I always recommend the hotel when asked for gluten free recommendations…spoiler alert…it was!

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Gluten Free Sandwiches

The gluten free sandwiches were served first and let’s just say the Coronation Chicken sarnie was out of this world…it even beat the egg sarnie which is my favourite.  I’m a traditionalist through and through and it was lovely to see the classic fillings served to perfection…the quality was perfect.

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Gluten Free Scones

You know I love a good gluten free scone and I can say with my hand on my heart that the gluten free scones at Brown’s Hotel passed my scone test with flying colours – they were easy to cut into (you aren’t required to take a chain saw to afternoon tea in your handbag thankfully), they aren’t rock hard…they were light as a feather (so no teeth will be lost!) and they were super yummy.

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

I was provided with a few scones however I couldn’t fit them all in my belly so I had to ask for a doggy bag…hello breakfast the following day!

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

^^^My scones dressed up to the nines!

Gluten Free Pastries

Gluten free pastries can be a bit repetitive with the trusty old macaron and panna cotta making an appearance at almost every gluten free afternoon…what I loved about the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel is the detail that has gone into making this one of the best in London…the variety of pastries on offer were outstanding…hello mini little gluten free cheesecake!

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

The pastries were all divine…not feeling 100%, G had a number of nibbles and he was well impressed with my gluten free offerings.

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Afternoon Tea for the Gluten Eating Monsters

As G was with me (we ventured into London without killing each other…apparently it was because I wasn’t frog marching him around London…he needs to take bigger strides!)…I have photos of the afternoon tea for the gluten eating monsters out there…G was rather spoilt as he didn’t have to share the stand with anyone else.

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

^^^My reflexes were a tad to slow so G had already munched through a few sarnies before I managed to snap a photo or two.

The very delicious looking scones and pastries…

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

…and we didn’t have to share clotted cream or jam which is fabulous due to cross contamination…I don’t like sharing my jam…I’m always asking for more jam before I’ve even started cutting into my scones.

Tea

I cheated and went for a peppermint tea *coughs* I was trying to be healthy…balancing out all that sugar.

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Atmosphere

The Tea Room is gorgeous; it was all dressed up for the Chelsea Garden Show with blooming flowers everywhere…we enjoyed the comfy high back chairs and the soft sounds of the piano.

Service

The service is 5 star as you would expect with lots of friendly chit chat however I did have to pour my own cup of tea on occasion…I know that sounds snobby however I do expect silver service for the price point they are charging.

We made the journey down to London as G and I both enjoy the tea that Brown’s Hotel use which you can buy however you can only buy in the hotel now…not online…yes they had plenty on stock a few days beforehand when I checked and they wouldn’t run out…famous last words…on our arrival they had sold out <insert eye roll>…so I’m sure we will be visiting again some time in the future!

Would I recommend the Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel, London – totally and it’s still in my top 5 places in London to visit for a gluten free afternoon.  A tad expensive however you are paying for a great quality afternoon tea and there are refills on offer as well – Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel starts at £55 per person and can be booked via this link.

London Travel Inspiration - Thinking of heading to London on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel, London; one of London's most luxurious and historical hotels...warning the images will make you drool! There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my blog www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

xx

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Weight: 94.9 kgs

“Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, and waste it’s fragrance on the desert air.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 27, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

Up we go again…to be fair I had a bad eating week as felt so hormonal but had totally no idea what I wanted to eat…honestly I’m sure I did something wrong in a past life to come back as a woman! G tells me that I’m carrying a lot of fluid which he is currently force feeding me as my blood pressure is low again <rolling my eyes over this development!>

Shake Your Booty

Monday started off well…Tuesday didn’t…Wednesday, well I can’t remember Wednesday…Thursday and Friday didn’t happen either.  A new week means I can start my treadmill romance again.

What I’m Up Too…

Nothing…seriously nothing…I had my hair cut and coloured and that was about it.

Going back to work for a full work didn’t go to plan either as I fainted twice <insert another eye rolling session please>…totally over it, just like you are probably over reading about it now…so had some tests done on Friday…now just waiting to see what my body is doing.

In my mind while I lie in bed getting frustrated with myself, I am planning little weekend trips away…at the moment G said it’s a no go STILL…so am waiting to go away with my folks…Dad is used to having his girls fainting and having to piggy back them across a city.

So I think it’s safe to say that I’m suffering from cabin fever and feeling sorry for myself.

I’ve managed to sort out another two drawers which I thought I had already cleared out and found 8 pairs of jeans that I can no longer fit…so they are going on eBay this week…8 pairs of jeans from my skinny bitch thigh days!!!  I did this cleanse while I was in a right old hormonal rage this morning…best time to cleanse your wardrobe as you seriously take no prisoners.  There were 3 pairs that I could fit…my fat fat fat fat jeans…my chest of drawers now has room in it after I purged more clothes.

I hope everyone had a really lovely week and is enjoying the sunshine!

xx

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