Kelly Michelle’s Diary Week 26, 2016

Weight: 97.5 kgs

“How unfortunate, considering I have decided to loathe him for eternity”  – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 26

My Life Goal, ze Weight

Yeah I’ve gained a little…it wasn’t a good week!  I had a huge homemade meringue, strawberry, ice cream sundae with chocolate sauce every night last week as I was grrrring a lot about work…to relax I had to call in the big guns…Colin Firth jumping into a lake with a side of ice cream sundae…this did work and I highly recommend if you feel like you could kill someone with your bare hands!

Shake Your Booty

I’ve exercised a few times in the past week but have had to stop the 12 week challenge as my knees are killing me and clicking every time I take a step which sucks big time…no more squats for a little bit so started to do pilates again to give my knees time to recover.

What I’m Up Too…

After a pretty horrendous week at work thanks to a quarter end close that just didn’t want to play ball and left me feeling pretty disorganised and even grumpier than normal; it was fantastic to have something to really look forward too…Caprice cuddles!

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 26, 2016

I used to work at London Underground many years ago and gained two amazing friendships during this time so when Caprice popped up from South Africa we went carb loading in the form of afternoon tea (her other so called friends took her for bike rides…G does ask often how I end up with friends who all love exercising when I detest it so much…I’ve yet to find a credible answer other than I enjoy carb loading with them!)…if you want to know how much I love Caprice this is the answer…I slapped on concealer to cover the dark circles under the eyes…if I chuck on the concealer than you know you’ve made my christmas card list!

G was working in Cardiff last week which meant I had nobody to moan at all week and every time he’s away, there is always a problem with the house.  Thankfully this time that didn’t happen and I didn’t get a midnight visit from a mouse either…phew!

I almost killed his babies aka the tomato plants as I forgot to water them…so after my shower on Thursday night I suddenly remembered that I needed to go outside to water them…chucking on a rather short nightie, getting slightly distracted by twitter, I went out to feed his babies…half way through this exercise I realised I hadn’t chucked on any undies so if our neighbours had looked over into our back garden then they would have seen a rather big full moon!  Moral of the story…G is to pay someone to water his babies next time he goes away!

So after seeing Caprice in London on Friday (and this visit really made me grateful that I don’t live in London…honestly the manners of people in London are atrocious and don’t get me started on the traffic!)…I boarded a train to Cardiff to see G so we could drive back to Bedfordshire together the following day…I had a lot of pent up moaning to do on the car journey…then I realised if we left the M4 we could visit two places on my UK bucket list in Wiltshire so this perked me up a lot.

Saturday started with me visiting Cardiff Castle…castle vs breakfast…the castle won!

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 26, 2016

After leaving Cardiff we stopped off in Castle Combe and then ventured onto Lacock…we had many giggles over this…oh la lacock…Lafanny…Labottom…needless to say we were rather mature about it all.  Both villages were stunning and I’m sharing photos on instagram at the moment which you can see here.

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 26, 2016

This upcoming week…well I have work and no real plans…I’m actually enjoying only making plans with people that I really care about and want to spend time with plus it also means that I get some alone time to chill out.

I’ve thought long and hard about this blog lately and thought about deleting it as I just couldn’t focus on it…the bollocks that you should post consistently for your readers just doesn’t work in the real world if you hold down a full time job (and those posts make me feel rather like a failure) and when I woke up and smelled the blogging peonies, I realised that I’m not a blogger…I’m a person that writes a blog about my life and screw it, I will post whenever I fancy…I suddenly felt a lot less guilty about my lack of blog posts recently.

I’m slowly getting my mojo back…we all have good and bad days but that’s just life!  As I’ve said before, life isn’t all unicorns and rainbows but wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was.

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  1. July 3, 2016 / 8:25 PM

    Don’t stop the blog… Write it when you want and about what you want, I love it! Oh, and when Mr P is away as he always is that is the only time anytjting ever goes wrong at home… This week the cleaner lost the keys, fortunately no one else seems to have them…
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    • July 3, 2016 / 9:24 PM

      Awww thanks Anna, you’ve made my day! Why does this happen when the boys aren’t home to sort it all out…sometimes I feel like checking into the holiday inn on the bypass when G isn’t home hehe xx

  2. July 3, 2016 / 8:31 PM

    I’ve been the same with the posting, I’m no longer gonna stress about it, I blog for fun and if it is causing me stress then obviously not doing it right! Hope the work calms down for you soon!
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    • July 3, 2016 / 9:21 PM

      Exactly Jasmin, we blog for the same reason and I do feel guilty for not blogging more regularly but finding the time is hard these days so like you I’m not going to let it stress me out! Happy Sunday xx

  3. July 3, 2016 / 9:14 PM

    I can relate to the feeling of guilt due to lack of blog posts. I’ve got no posts scheduled on my own blog at the moment, I just haven’t had time to write anything due to having family and friends visiting from home and obviously balancing work on top of that as well. But spending time with them while I can is a lot more important than churning out a few blog posts! I’m glad you’ve decided to stick with the blog though and I’ll definitely keep reading your posts even if they aren’t as frequent as before xx
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    • July 3, 2016 / 9:20 PM

      Thanks Stacey and totally agree with you, family and friends are always more important than a blog any day of the week! Time is a luxury item for most people these days and will watch out for your next blog post as well xx

  4. July 4, 2016 / 2:47 PM

    Don’t stress if you post less often…real life takes over sometimes. I struggled for a really long time with not posting on the blog regularly after the kids were born and then bit later when I went back to work. I thought seriously about stopping altogether. But have only very recently gone past this. I’ve finally concluded I want to go back to the basics of why I started it; a tiny piece of cyberspace where I can put random places I find which do gluten free food (mainly gf pizza…!) in the hope it will help someone somewhere get a good meal one day.

    I hope that you do continue with the blog – it’s refreshing to read one with honest reviews, not full of freebies and some lovely places to stay / visit. Plus I am now looking at doors in a whole new way, thanks to you!
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    • July 4, 2016 / 7:44 PM

      Sian I love your comment and I’m giggling about the doors! I may as well just call my blog around the world in 80 doors as there are hardly any photos of shoes on my blog these days.
      Like you, I’m just getting back to basics as that was a fun time.

  5. July 5, 2016 / 1:38 PM

    “I’m a person that writes a blog about my life and screw it, I will post whenever I fancy…I suddenly felt a lot less guilty about my lack of blog posts recently.” Yes, yes, yes to this! I feel the same way about Instagram and people with fancy themes and regular posting schedules – my blog is a reflection of my life, it’s not perfect and sometimes it’s a bit messy but it’s mine and I love it <3 x
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    • July 5, 2016 / 8:50 PM

      Life is messy…just like my blog! Once you get over the blog guilt, it’s like a relief and you enjoy blogging again. I tried to keep up regular postings on Instagram but then I get hungry and forget all about it hehe. Welcome to the real life blogger cult Leanne! Xx