Weight: 94.7 kgs

“Time did not compose her” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 24, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

A slight increase which I don’t mind about; I’m eating more which is good thing as it gives me more energy.

Shake Your Booty

I’m feeling a tad more active with each day; I managed to do 20 minutes of yoga on Friday and 20 minutes walking on the treadmill yesterday…slowly…but it was good to be able to get moving again even if it was slowly.

What I’m Up Too…

I went back to work on Tuesday after over a month off, I was excited to be going back to work (weirdo I know!)…first stop was seeing the company doctor who then recommended I work from home for the next two weeks doing half days…I’m sick of our house at the moment so I felt like I was getting banished back to my little tower…but then realised that driving and work was just going to wear me out pronto…which it did…along with suffering from a total lack of concentration.  I’ll get there, baby steps and realising what I am currently capable of which isn’t a lot!

I had a blog post which I thought I had scheduled to go out during the week…it was finished but I had forgotten to schedule it…doh…concentration levels are appalling.

Work then told me to have Friday off as part of my phased return…which was then promptly used to get a MOT for my car which was due *coughs* in April…seriously, where was my letter to remind me!  Dropped the car off, gave him my keys…walked out of the workshop…walked back in a minute later after realising my house keys were on the keyring…such a wally with a capital W!

G’s mum took me out the yesterday afternoon to visit a pretty little garden in Silsoe, Bedfordshire…it was a thatched cottage with the most beautiful little garden which was open as part of the National Garden Scheme which is a charity run event that raises money for various nursing charities and it’s celebrating it’s 90th anniversary this year…you can check out what gardens are open in your area here

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 24, 2017

…and most will have cakes to snack on as well…pretty roses, gluten free cake and a lady playing a harp in the garden…all very English I must say!

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 24, 2017

^^My Boden dress that matched the floral tablecloth rather well and let me fit in a piece of gluten free cake with ease!

Anyway enough of my babbling…time for lunch.

xx

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Weight: 94.3 kgs

“It was a delightful visit; perfect, in being much too short.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 23, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

Another decrease of the old weight which I’m not complaining out…my weight was even lower again late last week…unfortunately my GP is now worried about why I’m losing so much weight so quickly, apparently it is to much even after an operation.

Shake Your Booty

No exercise at all…maybe this week…maybe not.

What I’m Up Too…

Obviously I’m late with my weekly diary blog post…I didn’t lose any sleep over it!

Last year was shit and writing a blog post just didn’t come naturally to me so I parked the blog bar my weekly diary posts (these are posts I write for myself) and a few travel posts in between when I felt inspired which didn’t happen often…the same thing has happened in 2017.

The past few mornings I’ve woken up actually feeling refreshed…and that’s not a word I use often…I normally wake up feeling nauseous and suffering from serious brain fog and that’s how I tackle the day in that state…needless to say I take a no prisoners approach to my day.

This week I’ve learnt what is causing the constant nausea…my colon…once you know, things get a little less stressful and I’m thankful that my colon and I are going to be looked after by a great team at St Marks Hospital in London going forward that specialise in genetic colon diseases.  I get to have another colonoscopy very soon…two in a year…unfortunately I am showing colon cancer symptoms again.

Health is so important and when it starts slipping away you do lose part of yourself…I lost my confidence as my periods were so heavy I couldn’t live my life the way I wanted to anymore…2 operations in 2017 later and I’m free of fibroids; I thought I was going crazy as GP’s kept telling me things were all in my head which they weren’t and I lost my ability to really give a shit about people and life in general and that’s a really horrible feeling to have…nothing worse than disliking people as their life looks just to “easy” from the outside.

Tomorrow I am back to work after over a month off on sick leave…it’s a weird feeling to think I’m going back to work now…I don’t feel like I’ve had over 4 weeks off but I have…it feels like I have blinked and lost a few weeks somewhere.

Moral of the Story – Health is Wealth!

Anyway enough of my babbling…time for dinner.

xx

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After falling in love with the pargetting in Saffron Walden and doing a bit of research, I decided a little road trip exploring Clare in Suffolk was in order.  It did help that someone on instagram told me to visit Clare as I would love the village…and they weren’t wrong at all!

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

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Suffolk as a county isn’t far from Bedfordshire so I could visit three little villages in a day starting with Clare.

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After a drive through some very narrow little country lanes where I’m pretty sure my bikini line got a trim or two…I needed a wee and a piece of cake so I found myself a little tea shop to settle into.

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

The cake wasn’t the best I’ve ever had (it was a little dense for my liking) but still very tasty; the service was sweet and the hot chocolate laden down with a million marshmallows (just the way a hot chocolate should be presented…I suffer from marshmallow rage if there isn’t enough!) and the loo were the bees knees.

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

Fuelled up, shoe laces tied, flowers located and shoefie taken…

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…I went out in search of some pargetting and found the most famous house in Clare…aka the Custard Creme Biscuit House…

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…okay not it’s official name but it bloody well should be!  Anyone craving a Custard Creme biscuit now?  And yes that is a graveyard right in front of the house as well.

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

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A graveyard must mean there is a church close by….

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…there you go now!

The village is rather quaint with a number of little independent shops so you can wander around peacefully window shopping…

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

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…or maybe do a bit of antique shopping…

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…this place was amazing, there was so much I wanted to take home…I had to remind myself that I can’t fit a 3 piece lounge suite in a Fiat 500…in my mind I could…then my mind got distracted by gluten free cake which they were serving in the cafe inside the antique centre…I didn’t have a slice but it did look bloody tasty…gluten free salted caramel cake…I’m drooling as I write this!

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You know I love a castle or ten and Clare is home to a castle…or remains of one…

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…which means you can climb to the top of it and get amazing 360 degree views of the town and surrounding countryside.

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It was at this point that I realised that I really love Suffolk a lot…the colours, the friendly locals and just how I feel totally calm while visiting Suffolk…it’s very different to the honeycomb villages of the Cotswolds which I find a tad too touristy and a bit beige.

Next stop was to take a snap of a car…you know, a little oh lala car in Clare…

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…I crossed the bridge and ended up in the Priory…

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…a peaceful little spot…

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…which you enter through a private gate and go in search of some Earls, a Duchess and a Countess or two (relatives of King Richard III and Queen Anne Neville) that are buried within the grounds.

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

I think this sign clarifies quite well who is buried within the grounds of the old priory with dates for all those history buffs out there!

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You know I can’t help myself…I took a few photos of some pretty cute little doors…

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

…told you they were cute!

Wandering around Clare in search of the pargetting which I finally stumbled on…

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

…it was very beautiful, not as much as Saffron Walden but still impressive for pargetting lovers.

There of course was a number of wobbly houses…

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

…it wouldn’t be Suffolk without a wobbly house or two!

Just take a wander around Clare, it’s a magical little place that will leave you enchanted.

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England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

I really enjoyed my day trip to Clare in Suffolk…the county is a colourful and much cheaper alternative to the Cotswolds.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

Travel Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Day Trip Exploring Clare, Suffolk

  • There is a car park by the castle and antique centre which you will need to pay for however you can park on the outskirts of town and walk in which is what I did and it took less than 5 minutes to walk in.
  • There are a few little tea rooms offering gluten free snacks in Clare, I visited Honey Hill Cafe which also do afternoon tea if you need an afternoon tipple.
  • If you want to walk to the top of the castle then sensible shoes are a must!
  • There is no charge for the castle or the priory and both offer lovely spots of a picnic
  • If you love pargetting as much as I do then I would highly recommend Saffron Walden for a visit as I think it’s the best spot for pargetting in England.  Nethergate Street is where you will find most of the pargetting…the Custard Creme Biscuit house is found by the church in the middle of the village.
  • If you plan to do a Road Trip to Suffolk then why not read my Chocolate Box Suffolk Villages Travel Guide that offers a complete itinerary of places to visit for a weekend or longer including Clare and Lavenham which is a must visit for Harry Potter fans.
  • Clare is apparently a village however folks do call it the smallest town in Suffolk…who really knows.  The folks are so sweet and I had a lovely chat with a few locals on my visit who stopped me and asked what bought me to Clare.

England Travel Inspiration - Exploring Clare, A Sweet Chocolate Box Village in Suffolk. Suffolk is a great destination for a day trip from London when you are next in England on vacation. There are so many beautiful destinations to discover including this gorgeous village in the English countryside. Click the link to read more Clare Travel Tips including what to see, where to eat and where to shop AND a very helpful full itinerary for a weekend trip to this county.

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Weight: 95.1 kgs

“You have another long walk before you.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 22, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

A slight decrease this week which I suppose is to do with the fasting from the operation and just feeling a bit out of sorts when it comes to food overall (I really could do with eating some liquorice all sorts to fix my out of sorts problem but they aren’t gluten free!)…all I fancy eating is ice and ice blocks…and curly wurlys!

Shake Your Booty

No exercise at all, my joints especially my knees and hips are giving me such grief and this could be to do with the iron deficiency…I’m meant to be resting which includes no exercise…I’m gazing at my treadmill thinking I really want to turn you on…that’s how bored I am!

What I’m Up Too…

Nothing…getting told off by everyone for not resting…getting pissed off at everyone as they keep asking me how I am…how the fuck do you think I am…I’m stuck inside, can’t move very fast, have a throbbing headache, feel like someone has punched me in the uterus and I’m fucking still bleeding!!!!!!!!!!!!

So yeah, in a really lovely mood…can you tell?!?  Not sleeping very well isn’t helping either…I would love to be sitting outside in the sunshine however I constantly overheat when I come in contact with the sun and then start to bleed heavily…thankfully some cooler weather has arrived as warm weather when you’re feeling really sick just makes you feel even worse.

I’ve tried to colour in…had a tantrum with myself as I got bored…tried to read a book…can’t get past two pages as my concentration levels are fully out of whack…have managed to watch a few dvds this weekend which is the best I can do…but am over dvds now.  A work friend suggested crochet…I don’t think I’m a crochet kind of girl myself but never say never.

I did have my operation to remove all my fibroids on Tuesday so I’m now officially fibroid free for the first time in 7 years; thankfully I didn’t bleed while they were doing all the prep work prior to the operation…got into the theatre to have the General and boom, I flood.  I went to sleep not knowing if they would carry out the operation or not, thankfully Neela did…and I’m now the proud owner of a coil for 6 months which will hopefully stop the cells from growing back in the short term…fingers crossed.

G and I are taking a lovely road trip to St Mark’s Hospital in London tomorrow for my first visit to see a specialist about my dodgy colon…if she asks for blood, I will be putting my hand up and asking for some myself…the professor that I’m seeing specialises in rare genetic colon diseases so hopefully she will be able to get to the bottom of my 14 polyps that they removed in January…excuse the pun!

I’m super ready for a holiday or even to just go back to work…which should be Tuesday but as G has told me…that isn’t very likely in my current state.

I think it’s safe to say that I’m going around the bend with boredom!

Before my hair cut on Friday I decided to have a pedicure (I normally have one every fortnight) but haven’t had one lately due to the hospital visits (no nail polish allowed!)...so I thought this would be a nice treat…wrong…firstly I wore a skirt…pedicures and skirts are not a good mixture…to be honest, after fretting for a few moments that I was flashing everyone, I decided that enough people had seen my fanny on Tuesday so why not add a few more to the Kelly Fanny Clan on the Friday!  You do use your stomach muscles when having a pedicure…I’m not sure why but I do…it really wasn’t as relaxing as I thought it was going to be but silver lining, my toes look respectable and pretty again.

I will point out that this post has taken two days to write…I’m off to hit my head against a pretty grey wall!

Sharing is Caring…

I thought I would share a few things as this post is becoming a right old pity party to say the least.

This post made me chuckle…probably the title really…“Exposing the Instagram Mafia”…it’s actually about the instagram comment pods and how they are trying to boost engagement however what they are creating is fake engagement…just not purchased fake engagement…at the end of the day, fake engagement is fake engagement, purchased or not!  To be fair, I’m totally over the bull shit that is instagram and am just waiting until the new platform comes along which it will do shortly.

This article also made me laugh…it would be something I would do…coffee shop rage at it’s finest!  The comments are pretty hilarious as well…almost as good as the Daily Mail commenters to be honest.

Then my little sister Lisa sent me this link with audio from New Zealand…when overseas scammers accidentally call the New Zealand Police…it’s quite funny to listen to, G and I were in giggles…I love his kiwi accent as well.

Anyway enough of my babbling…I’m going to sit and stare into space again.

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Weight: 96.0 kgs

“The hair was curled, and the maid sent away, and Emma sat down to think and be miserable.” – Jane Austen, Emma

My Life Goal, ze Weight

No change which is a good thing; especially as I’m craving sugar and salt by the bucketload.

Shake Your Booty

I managed to escape prison aka our house and went for a walk on Thursday and Friday without any adult supervision which was a fabulous feeling!  I did feel rather faint at times but I needed to go for a walk to get some fresh air and a bit of exercise….I just didn’t enjoy the pins and needles in my toes and fingers when I was walking…urgh!  At one point on Friday, I was overtaken by an old granny…I really wanted to cry.

What I’m Up Too…

G and I went into London yesterday for afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel which was lovely…I will try and do a new review to show you all the yummy details but let’s just say I wasn’t disappointed with the food.  If you can’t wait then check out Mrs D’s recent review here.

We normally do a bit of shopping and go to The Connaught for a drink however on this occasion it was just a one stop affair – afternoon tea and then home again.

I decided that I needed to dye my eyebrows…not to be one of those trendy birds but just because I could see a few too many white hairs for my liking so decided to jazz things up slightly…I sent mum and dad a photo while I was waiting with the dye on…and I received a little snapshot back…

…I was in fits of giggles!  We are a completely normal family…now I just need to work on my mo!

So I have my operation on Tuesday (well fingers crossed…I still have a light period…blood = no operation!); I managed to have my pre-op blood test on Friday which was a right old ordeal…the first vein collapsed and the second time she had to jiggle the needle to get it into the vein…apparently I had to relax…there were tears, her colleague came in to see if she could help and well in the end G taped my mouth closed…I wish I was joking but I’m not…then G had to hold my hand as we walked back to the car as I thought I was about to faint.  They finally got the blood so that’s the main thing.  Feel sorry for the person who will be stabbing me on Tuesday…I think it’s fair to say my body and mind are a little bit over needles now.

If you are looking at doing a bit of online shopping this weekend and are in need of some more avios then I would highly recommend checking out the British Airways Gate 365 shop as there are some really good avios deals going on this bank holiday weekend i.e. ASOS 12 avios per £1 spent,  Selfridges up to 18 avios per £1, M&S 12 avios per £1 spent and Boden 9 avios per £1 spent…to name just a few.

Anyway enough of my babbling…I’m going to do a bit of colouring in, hopefully I can stay within the lines.

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