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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Le blog seems to be blooming with gardening posts lately and today isn’t any different!  A while back, G’s mum picked me up to visit a beautiful cottage in Silsoe, Bedfordshire which had an open garden as they were participating in the National Garden Scheme.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) is a charity that supports numerous nursing charities and this year they are celebrating it’s 90th anniversary.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

Having no idea on which garden we were going to visit…a little sign beckoned us in for a cuppa and cake…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…then there were squeals of delight as the property we were visited was a cute little thatched cottage…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…and you know how much I love a thatched cottage!

You pay a small entrance fee and can wander around the gardens…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…the front garden was laden with roses…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…a rainbow of colours with a dash of bunting as it’s not summer without some bunting hanging in the garden…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…and a vegetable garden of my dreams…seriously someone has a little bit of OCD…or maybe someone has a bit more gardening time on their hands than me!  Everything looked perfect!

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

I did spot a little bit of door porn…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…their front door is super adorable! Notice the initials on the post box…the Queen’s fathers.

Popping around to the back garden, I was truly blown away…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…how gorgeous is this garden…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…there were secret gardens to explore…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…behind the fish pond.

We sat down for a cuppa and a piece of cake…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…there was a HUGE cake selection and two gluten free options which is pretty amazing and I was super thankful…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…and we enjoyed a spot of people watching which was rather fun to see the variety of wannabe gardeners!  I may have had the biggest hat in the garden.

After that quick refuel, we went off to explore the summer house…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…I’m trying to convince G’s mum that we should paint her summer house in candy cane stripes (she’s not convinced as yet!)…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…and the glass house for a little snoop to see how they were growing their tomatoes (I’m trying to see what way is best for growing tomatoes…every day is a school day!).

I couldn’t resist this little gardening shoefie…

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

…I thought it was appropriate!

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

So there is a reason why there is a number of gardening posts recently on the blog; I was pretty sick in May more than most people realise or that I alluded to in my weekly diary posts…and I’m going in for another procedure next week.   When you are stuck inside for weeks on end trying to build up your strength, walking around a garden is a right little blessing…it took me two weeks of bed rest to actually be able to walk around this garden for over 30 minutes and I needed a big nap when I got home.

I’m not going to apologise for all the gardening blog posts…my blog changes with my own lifestyle and this is my life currently…I’m now a flower sniffer and I love it!

If you fancy a snoop through someones garden, then you can check out the National Garden Scheme website for gardens in your area…remember to take cash for entry and cake…and it’s all for charity hence it’s calorie free!

England Travel Inspiration - The National Garden Scheme, visiting Round Cottage in Silsoe - a beautiful English Garden that provides plenty of gardening inspiration. I left with many ideas for my own garden and also wanting a pond! This garden is a traditional English Cottage Garden at it's best! Pop over to the blog to see more photos from this gorgeous garden, the vegetable garden isn't to be missed.

xx

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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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