Kelly Michelle’s Diary Week 3, 2017

Weight: 97.0 kgs

“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”  – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 3, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

Woohoo…I’ve lost a tiny bit of weight again…all that soup for lunch is working wonders and finally my IBS has started to settle which is blooming amazing!

Shake Your Booty

This week was a bit pants exercise wise, I’ve felt really exhausted all week…so I was snuggled up in bed at 8.30pm most nights…and fast asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow!  Weirdo I know but when you body is craving sleep, you have to give in.

What I’m Up Too…

As I said earlier, I’ve struggled this week with exhaustion so I haven’t done much at all which is fine…we all have weeks like this.

G and I booked a flight to Moscow for April last Sunday which we are excited about (well maybe I am…G is like yeah whatever!  If you know any firms that organise a Russian visa that you would recommend please let me know.)…we both thought that after Easter was a good time for both of us as we would have all the operations out of the way.  As we were using our companion voucher flight, G was like…let’s hope we don’t have to cancel this flight as British Airways makes so much out of us due to cancelling our flights (Peru and China springs to mind!)...what could go wrong!?!?!

Roll around Tuesday and I have my follow up appointment at the Women’s Clinic at Luton & Dunstable Hospital (highly recommend the folks here…avoid Bedford Hospital Women’s Clinic like the plague if you can!) and expecting to be chucked back on some hormone pills she informs me that they are going to operate on my fibroid as it needs to be removed (and it should have been removed 2 years ago due to the type of fibroid and location!)…I wasn’t expecting that…hence there were happy tears, me forgetting to ask sensible questions about the operation (I’m a complete egg!) and leaving thinking, oh my goodness I’m going to have normal periods again (2 week long periods aren’t fun folks!).  

BUT…so I’m talking to G as I leave the hospital and he was delighted that they are finally going to operate…slight problem is that my operation is around April / May time…I don’t have a date confirmed as yet but G and I were just in fits of giggles as well know what will happen…BA will make a few bob out of us AGAIN…we have our fingers crossed that the date is in early April or in May…time will tell.  But totally excited about the operation and don’t care about missing a holiday if it means things get back to normal down below!

Yesterday, Rachel and I headed into London for afternoon tea at The Berkeley…we are both a bit frugal at the moment however we both agreed that the afternoon tea was totally overpriced for the quality and quantity…the company was fabulous of course, I love a good old chin wag with Rachel.  I will write up a review at a later date.

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 3, 2017

Blog Reading

To be fair, I haven’t done a huge amount of blog reading apart from favourite go to blogs that I read every week but this week three posts really caught my eye in my Bloglovin’ feed as they were all in reference to blogging and I thought I would share them.

The first one is from Lorna, Literally and this is a new blog for me but she got me hooked in one simple post – “The Loss of the Relatable Blogger”….everything and I mean EVERYTHING is right on point and I’ve muttered a number of these points to myself for the past year or so about these luxury fuelled lifestyles which I’m sure most of the bloggers could never afford if they weren’t provided a complimentary invitation (and why I’ve avoided the word luxury on the blog recently as it feels dirty now and as someone said to me recently…boring…yeap!) …I often wonder how this is affecting their younger audiences and their expectations in life…do you think of your readers when you write a blog post?!  I do struggle to relate to a number of blogs these days; I really really struggle to connect with blogs where the blogger is full time or if there is a lot of complimentary posts hence I can’t relate to them in any shape or form…sorry!  It’s probably the best blog post I’ve read in a long time so make sure you take the time to read it!

Amber from Forever Amber is one of my favourite bloggers – I can totally relate to her and she’s a great babbler and I love that as a reader!  In 2016 she made some blogging predictions for the year ahead so she revisited these and then thought about where blogging is heading in 2017…give them a read as I found it quite interesting especially her comments about seeing bloggers moving away from their blogs to concentrate on their social media accounts which I think we are already seeing.

Geneva from A Pair & A Spare also wrote an interesting post about why you should start or breathe life back into your blog and her reasonings for this.  For me, this is now my focus…I’ve let go the tedious world of social media to concentrate on my blog and I’m enjoying it so much more (I’ve also not bothered much on instagram this week and guess what, my hands haven’t fallen off…I’ve had pins and needles a few times though!  Twitter is gone and it will take a lot to get me back!).  A blog is where you can be uniquely yourself as Geneva points out in this post, unfortunately there isn’t this opportunity so much on instagram these days especially as a number of accounts are almost carbon copies of each other…one word = boring!

Anyway enough of my babbling…time for a shower!


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  1. January 22, 2017 / 1:30 PM

    Just read that post you linked “The Loss of the Relatable Blogger”. This resonates with me as well – I’ve been moving away from following full-time bloggers as I generally find that I’m unable to relate to the lifestyle they portray. I mean good on them for taking advantage of those opportunities but I much prefer reading blogs written by people who live a life that’s more like my own (working full time and blogging on the side as a hobby).
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    • January 22, 2017 / 4:14 PM

      Exactly Stacey! I’m with you – good on them for going full time but in the real world it’s very different and I can’t relate to them at all these days xx

  2. January 22, 2017 / 1:32 PM

    Hoping you get on that there plane to Russia as planned! I also have a challenge, after the over-priced afternoon tea… I think it is time for baking to commence – I can imagine if you set out and prepared your own afternoon tea it would tick all the boxes! x
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    • January 22, 2017 / 4:15 PM

      I’ve actually got 16 kgs of gluten free flour and have taken up baking again so watch this space

  3. January 22, 2017 / 9:51 PM

    How exciting to be going to Russia! I hope that you make it, and that you love it while you’re there. It’s another Marmite destination in my experience! For the visa, I’ve used Scott’s Visas since the ’90s for my time in Russia and they’ve been reliable and cost effective. I definitely recommend them.

    So sad not to have made afternoon tea yesterday. look forward to reading the review on that soon and hopefully we’ll meet another time. x
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    • January 24, 2017 / 8:40 PM

      It was so sad that you couldn’t make it as we both so wanted to meet you! We will have to get another date into the diary soon as we are pretty desperate to meet you.
      Ohhh thank you for the tip re Scott’s – I was hoping I could have picked your brain over afternoon tea! I hope we do as well, I’ve visited St Petersburg before but have really wanted to visit Moscow so have my fingers and toes crossed. xx

    • January 24, 2017 / 8:38 PM

      It so wasn’t!
      I would love a local frugal meet up hehe! They are right up your alley, hope you enjoy xx