Monday, 20 October 2014

EARLY BIRD OFFER #5

Here is our fifth and penultimate 'EARLY BIRD' offer to kick start your Christmas shopping and save you some money at the same time. As before, this offer will last a week before we introduce the next (final offer). This item will not be at such a low price again this side of Christmas, so it is worth buying whilst the offer is on.


This week we are offering our very popular Range of Notebooks, all with 

50% off 


There are 18 designs to choose from, in a variety of sizes.


 These fabulous Trio sets for either Girl or Boy are just £4.00 each!
Set includes an A4, A5 and A6 notebook


Our super A6 Mini notebooks can be bought individually for a ridiculous 97p
 or as a pair at only £1.75


 Our A5 Notebooks are just £1.47


 and our Big Books a steal at just £2.25

Remember Offer ends at midnight, Saturday 25th October so you have a week to shop. 
Please spread the word and



Friday, 17 October 2014

My little success!


5 weeks ago as a bag full of nerves, anticipation and determination, I walked into our local Slimming World Group on my own. I had been inspired by 2 people - a family friend who has lost 5 stone and a friend who has lost over 4 stone in a year. Her Instagram feed was full of real, good, healthy food and I thought to myself, if you can eat all that and lose weight I am going to give it a go.


As you may know I occasionally chat about my struggles with the pounds. As I mentioned only recently, I lost 3 stone on my own 2 years ago but half of it slowly crept back on and despite my various attempts to tackle it on my own, it just wasn't happening this time, so I needed some extra help and support.


By week 2 I achieved my 1/2 stone Award ....... 


and got Slimmer of the Week, 
which was just the thing I needed to keep me motivated.


I've bought a White Stuff Jacket, something I could never do before as the sizes are on the smaller size. I can't do it up YET! but it's another thing to motivate me further. 


I'm back to my daily walks around the park, come rain or shine and I'm eating loads and I mean loads of good, healthy food





 

Today I achieved my 1 Stone Award.
Today 5 weeks on, I am a Stone and 1/2 a pound lighter.
I feel very chuffed and determined to go a lot further. I have set a goal and I will just see how I far I go. I'm loving the plan and can see exactly how it works. I can eat loads and have not once felt hungry, quite the opposite, I sometimes wonder how I can eat so much and still lose weight. For me now, at this moment, it's working. I do worry it may suddenly stop and I won't know why but I will give it my best shot and see how far I can go!

Thank You Slimming World

Monday, 13 October 2014

4 hours and 25 years of catching up later!


I had quite a special outing this weekend, a mini reunion with 3 of my old school friends, two of which I haven't seen for 25 years!!


We choose The Old Spot Inn in Dursley, Gloucestershire as the half way point and whilst sat in the foggy car park waiting, I was excited and nervous in equal measures.


However, there was no need to be nervous at all and within minutes it was like it was only yesterday that we'ed last seen each other. Of course the next 4 hours were filled with reminiscing, catching up and the dreaded old photo's came out to haunt us - look at the HAIR!!!!!! I now know why I have it so short!


I don't think we've aged too badly!
It was brilliant to get together and we all left vowing to do it again soon.
Very soon!!

EARLY BIRD OFFER #4


 Here is our fourth  'EARLY BIRD' offer to kick start your Christmas shopping and save you some money at the same time. As before, this offer will last a week before we introduce the next. This item will not be at such a low price again this side of Christmas, so it is worth buying whilst the offer is on.


This week we are offering our very popular Place Setting Cards with 

50% off 



Offer ends at midnight, Saturday 18th October so you have a week to shop. 
Please spread the word and


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

How is it......


 ...... the 8th of October already?


Before you know it, it'll be Halloween but we're ready for it however quickly it sneaks up on us.


More of my time is being spent indoors - I really need to start redecorating. We have lived here now permanently for 6 years and things are shouting 'Paint Me!' This is the longest we've lived anywhere and I am still itching for a new project rather than re-decorate here.


Don't get me wrong I love this house but it is becoming smaller as the children are growing and there are one or two things about living here that I would really like to change but can't. It won't happen in the immediate future but I do love to have a nosey around Right Move on a pretty much daily basis! LOL!


I'm not liking the gloomy, chilly mornings - takes me a while to get going when it's like this. The heating has gone on for an hour in the morning and an hour at night, just to knock off the chill.


We've had our first rain in what seems like ages. The winds have picked up and there's a sudden chill in the air - loads of leaves were blown down just the other day. 


I'm still walking daily, I'll get speedier as it gets colder, well that's the plan!


I'm still being good #healthyme I made this pizza for lunch using a Weight Watcher's wrap as the base - it was really nice and was perfect for lunch. I'm still pretty focused about things at the moment, long may it continue - Instagram and Pinterest are proving to be huge sources of inspiration and ideas this time around.


 Lots of Christmas prep continues behind the scenes at dots and spots - Christmas Card orders are now coming in on a daily basis from some very organised customers.


Remember there's 50% off our Advent Calendars until midnight on Saturday - 
not many more EARLY BIRD OFFERS to go so catch it whilst you can.



Sunday, 5 October 2014

EARLY BIRD OFFER #3

 Here is our third 'EARLY BIRD' offer to kick start your Christmas shopping and save you some money at the same time. As before, this offer will last a week before we introduce the next. This item will not be at such a low price again this side of Christmas, so it is worth buying whilst the offer is on.


This week we are offering our fabulous Advent Calendar with 

50% off 




Offer ends at midnight, Saturday 11th October so you have a week to shop. 
Please spread the word and


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Hello October


So it's farewell to September and Hello! to October.


It feels like Autumn now, misty mornings with a little chill in the air first thing but


you could still mistake it for Summer with the wonderful warm, sunny days we have been enjoying. Sadly I think things are set to change over the weekend. I sort of feel ready for it but have loved every minute of the extra sunshine.


So much so that I bunked off for the day yesterday to 'make the most of it' and headed over to Bath. It was glorious and I certainly enjoyed my coffee sat outside in the sunshine.
  

I have started to get into more Autumn'y' foods - roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Soup


and mushrooms are often on the menu.


I even made these delicious pancakes with oats rather than flour. I am being really good and focused at the moment. I will let you know how I'm getting on in a few weeks, as I really want to do it this time! As you may know if you have been reading my blog for a while, 2 years ago I lost 3 stone, slowly over the following year a stone crept back on and the last 6 months have been rubbish so with half my original good work lost, it's back to it with determination! I think I've found a way that works for me and as I said will share it with you in a few weeks if I continue to make progress!


dots and spots is busy - Christmas orders are already coming in and my attention  is turning to full on Christmas prep.


Remember our EARLY BIRD OFFER - 50% off all our Christmas Cards.
Offer ends midnight on Saturday the 4th of October