Friday, 31 January 2020

Top 10 ridiculously awful creature movies

I have a slight tendency towards the truly awful films that are out there if they happen to in some way include any of the following creatures:

  • sharks
  • octopus
  • piranha
  • spiders
  • crocodiles   
  • snakes

If it bites, I will watch it. I can't help it - I blame growing up in the Jaws era!

So here are my Top 10 truly awful Creatures that bite films:

  • Malibu Shark Attack
  • Piranha
  • Shark Night
  • Anaconda
  • Sharknado
  • Arachnoquake
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • Sand Sharks
  • Mega Piranha
  • Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus

My Top 10 Quality Street

  • Caramel Swirl
  • The Purple One
  • Milk choc block
  • Orange cream
  • Strawberry delight
  • Toffee deluxe
  • Orange chocolate crunch
  • The green triangle
  • Toffee finger
  • Vanilla fudge

National Days for January - Today is National Backward Day

  • 1st - National Hangover Day
  • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
  • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
  • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
  • 5th - National Bird Day
  • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
  • 7th - National Tempura Day

  • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
  • 9th - National Apricot Day
  • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
  • 11th - National Milk Day
  • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
  • 13th - National Sticker Day
  • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

  • 15th - National Hat Day
  • 16th - National Nothing Day
  • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
  • 19th - National Popcorn Day
  • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
  • 21st - National Hugging Day

  • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
  • 23rd - National Pie Day
  • 24th - National Compliment Day
  • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
  • 26th - National Spouses Day
  • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
  • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

  • 29th - National Puzzle Day
  • 30th - National Croissant Day
  • 31st - National Backward Day

My Top 10 Thorntons Individual Chocolates

  • Champagne Truffles
  • Orange Crisp
  • Turkish Delight
  • Coffee Cream
  • Strawberry Dream
  • Brazil Nut
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Salted caramel praline
  • Sicilian Lemon Mousse
  • Raspberry Smoothie

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Mitform - Craft Stamper

Mitform - Craft Stamper

My Top 10 Classics to Read

  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  • The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jayne Austen
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S Lewis
  • Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

My Top 10 Chocolate Cake

  • Triple Chocolate sponge cake
  • Hot chocolate fudge cake
  • Chocolate cheesecake
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Chocolate buttermilk cake
  • Death by Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Malteser Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Mud Cake
  • Black Magic Chocolate Cake

National Days for January - Today is National Croissant Day

  • 1st - National Hangover Day
  • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
  • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
  • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
  • 5th - National Bird Day
  • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
  • 7th - National Tempura Day

  • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
  • 9th - National Apricot Day
  • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
  • 11th - National Milk Day
  • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
  • 13th - National Sticker Day
  • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

  • 15th - National Hat Day
  • 16th - National Nothing Day
  • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
  • 19th - National Popcorn Day
  • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
  • 21st - National Hugging Day

  • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
  • 23rd - National Pie Day
  • 24th - National Compliment Day
  • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
  • 26th - National Spouses Day
  • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
  • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

  • 29th - National Puzzle Day
  • 30th - National Croissant Day
  • 31st - National Backward Day

My Top 10 Cereal Bars




  • Cadbury Brunch Bar Chocolate Chip
  • Kellogg's Nutrigrain Breakfast Bakes Chocolate Chip
  • Kellogg's Special K Bar Hazelnut & Almond Bar
  • Nak'd Bar Cashew Cookie
  • Alpen Light Jaffa Cake Bar
  • Belvita Breakfast Biscuit Crunchy Chocolate Chip
  • Mr Kipling Orange & Cranberry Oat Bar
  • Go Ahead Fruit Bakes Strawberry
  • Kellogg's Rice Crispies Squares Rocky Road
  • Tracker Chocolate Chip Bar
  • Wednesday, 29 January 2020

    National Days for January - Today is National Puzzle Day

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Cars


  • Ford Ranger
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Range Rover Sport
  • BMW i8
  • Porsche Panamera
  • Nissan Navara
  • Mercedes AMG 
  • Hummer
  • Mitsubishi Barbarian or Warrior
  • Aston martin db9
  • My Top 10 Butters

    • Lurpak
    • Anchor
    • Countrylife
    • Kerrygold
    • Yeo Valley
    • Tesco Finest
    • Netherend Farmhouse
    • Rachel's organic
    • Waitrose West Country
    • President

    My Top 10 Bagels




  • Red Onion and Chive
  • Cinnamon and Raisin
  • Sesame seed
  • Poppy seed
  • Garlic
  • Plain and simple
  • Onion
  • Cheese
  • Jalapeno red pepper
  • Wholewheat
  • Tuesday, 28 January 2020

    Top 10 Oscar Winning Films

    I thought I would take a look back over previous Academy Award winning best films of all time.

    Here are my top 10:

    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 1975
    • The Silence of the Lambs - 1991
    • The Hurt Locker - 2009
    • Million Dollar Baby - 2004
    • The English Patient - 1996
    • Argo - 2012
    • American Beauty - 1999
    • Braveheart - 1995
    • A Beautiful Mind - 2001
    • No Country for Old Men - 2007
    You can see my movie reviews here

    My Top 10 Pies

    • Cheese & Onion Pie
    • Chicken & Mushroom Pie
    • Meat & Potato Pie
    • Cottage Pie
    • Chicken Balti Pie
    • Spinach and Cheese Filo Pie
    • Satay Chicken Pie
    • Chilli Pot Pie
    • Mexican beef and bean Pie
    • Leek, Cheese and Potato Pie

    National Days for January - Today is National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Buffet Foods

  • Cheese and onion quiche
  • Sausage rolls
  • Potato salad
  • Pizza slices
  • Potato Wedges
  • Chicken goujons
  • Garlic bread
  • Cheesy coleslaw
  • Pasta salad
  • Crisps and dips
  • Monday, 27 January 2020

    My Top 10 Magic Songs

    This is a very special, magical top 10 songs :

    • Queen - A Kind of Magic
    • Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
    • Take That - Could it Be Magic
    • Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
    • The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
    • ACDC - Spellbound
    • B.o.B - I've Got the Magic in Me
    • Coldplay - Magic
    • Little Mix - Black Magic
    • Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You

    National Days for January - Today is National Chocolate Cake Day

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Bread Loaves

    • Crusty white bloomer
    • Poppy seed bloomer
    • Tiger loaf
    • Tiger cheese bloomer
    • Wholemeal seeded loaf
    • Farmhouse white loaf
    • Walnut loaf
    • Multigrain farmhouse
    • Granary loaf
    • Rye bread loaf

    My Top 10 Salads

    • Thai chicken mango salad
    • Chicken tikka salad
    • Kaiso salad
    • Hot and spicy chicken with blue cheese
    • Greek salad
    • Warm Tofu chilli salad
    • Caesar salad
    • Waldorf salad
    • Summer chickpea salad
    • Mexican salad with tortilla croutons

    Sunday, 26 January 2020

    My Top 10 Jams

    • Strawberry
    • Raspberry
    • Apricot
    • Blackcurrant
    • Blueberry
    • Plum
    • Black Cherry
    • Pineapple
    • Apple and Blackcurrant
    • Rhubarb and ginger

    National Days for January - Today is National Spouses Day

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    Top 10 Running Songs




  • The Prodigy - Breathe
  • Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
  • Missy Elliott - Get Your Freak On
  • The Maccabees - Pelican
  • Duke Dumont - The Giver
  • Foo Fighters - The Pretender
  • Placebo - Nancy Boy
  • Rudimental - Not Giving In
  • Vance Joy - Riptide
  • Indiana - Solo Dancing
  • My Top 10 Marmite Foods

    • Marmite and cheese straws
    • Cheesy marmite muffins
    • Marmite roast potatoes
    • Cheese and marmite pull bread
    • Marmite and mozzarella flat bread
    • Marmite chicken
    • Cheddar and marmite scones
    • Marmite chips
    • Marmite spaghetti
    • Marmite popcorn

    Saturday, 25 January 2020

    National Days for January - Today is National Irish Coffee Day

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Egg Dishes


  • Omelette
  • Quiche
  • Frittata
  • Scotch Egg
  • Spanish Omelette
  • French Toast
  • Egg and cress sandwiches
  • Egg fried rice
  • Lemon meringue
  • Full english breakfast
  • My Top 10 Milkshake

    • Toblerone chocolate milkshake
    • Oreo biscuit milkshake
    • Dairy Milk milkshake
    • Cadbury creme egg milkshake
    • Lindt milkshake
    • Chocolate orange milkshake
    • Snickers milkshake
    • Nutella milkshake
    • Eton Mess milkshake
    • Galaxy milkshake

    Top 10 Oscar Winning Films

    I thought I would take a look back over previous Academy Award winning best films of all time.

    Here are my top 10:

    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 1975
    • The Silence of the Lambs - 1991
    • The Hurt Locker - 2009
    • Million Dollar Baby - 2004
    • The English Patient - 1996
    • Argo - 2012
    • American Beauty - 1999
    • Braveheart - 1995
    • A Beautiful Mind - 2001
    • No Country for Old Men - 2007
    You can see my movie reviews here

    Friday, 24 January 2020

    National Days for January - Today is National Compliment Day

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Chinese Takeaway

    • Chicken fried rice with curried sauce
    • Chicken chow mein
    • Prawn Crackers
    • Aromatic Crispy Duck
    • Chicken Curry
    • Beef with Black Bean Sauce
    • Sweet and sour chicken cantonese style
    • Lemon Chicken
    • Hong Kong Style Crispy Beef
    • Sweet and sour Chicken Balls

    All time Top 10 films


    Number 1: Shawshank Redemption
    Number 2: Goodfellas
    Number 3: The Shining
    Number 4: Basic Instinct
    Number 5: The Green Mile
    Number 6: Jaws
    Number 7: Heat
    Number 8: The English Patient
    Number 9: Casino
    Number 10: The Hurt Locker

    My Top 10 Omelettes

    • Cheese Omelette
    • Spinach, garlic and cream cheese
    • Chilli and Cheese
    • Soy chorizo and Cheddar
    • Mushrooms, bell peppers and cheese
    • Smoked mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, basil pesto
    • Potatoes and fenugreek, Indian-style
    • Sausage herby omelette
    • French omelette
    • Potato omelette

    Thursday, 23 January 2020

    My Top 10 Quorn

    • Quorn Swedish Style Meat Balls 
    • Quorn Thai Chicken Fillets
    • Quorn Chicken Enchilada
    • Quorn Southern Fried Chicken Bites
    • Quorn Steak Strips
    • Quorn Fajita Strips
    • Quorn Family Roast
    • Quorn Classic Burgers
    • Quorn Peppered Steaks
    • Quorn Cumberland Sausages

    National Days for January - Today is National Pie Day

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    Top 10 songs from '76

    • Candi Staton - Young Hearts
    • Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
    • Abba - Dancing Queen
    • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    • Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
    • Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together
    • Elton John & Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
    • Rod Stewart - Sailing
    • Barry White - You See The Trouble With Me
    • Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You 

    My Top 10 Sponge Cakes







  • Victoria sandwich
  • Lemon sponge
  • Chocolate sponge cake
  • Angel layer cake
  • Rainbow sponge
  • Coffee and walnut 
  • Red Velvet
  • White chocolate and strawberry
  • Coffee sponge
  • Vanilla sponge
  • Wednesday, 22 January 2020

    Top 10 song for a Sunset

    Here are my Top 10 songs for a Beautiful Sunset:
    • Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - George Michael and Elton John
    • Fields of Gold - Sting
    • Setting Sun - The Chemical Brothers
    • Staring at the Sun - U2
    • Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
    • Sun Goes Down - Robin Schulz
    • Setting Sun - Dirty Vegas
    • Sunset - Avalanche City
    • Sunset - The XX
    • When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys

    National Days for January - Today is National Blonde Brownie Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Doughnuts

    • Strawberry Jam Doughnuts
    • Milk Chocolate Ring Doughnuts
    • Lemon Curd Doughnuts
    • Chocolate filled Doughnuts
    • Strawberry Iced Doughnuts
    • Caramel Custard Doughnuts
    • Dairy Cream Doughnuts
    • Mini Sugared Doughnuts
    • Triple Chocolate Doughnuts
    • Blueberry Jam Doughnuts

    My Top 10 Cereals

    • Kelloggs Cornflakes
    • Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes
    • Weetabix Chocolate Cereal
    • Kelloggs Frosties
    • Kelloggs Rice Crispies
    • Kelloggs Coco Pops
    • Kelloggs Nut Clusters Chocolate Curls
    • Nestle Lion Cereal
    • Kelloggs Krave Chocolate Hazelnut
    • Nestle Honey Shreddies

    Tuesday, 21 January 2020

    Things to do in January

    Things to do in January:

    • Make some resolutions
    • Have a wardrobe clear out
    • Save some pennies
    • Get outdoors - go for walks
    • Get some pampering - nails, hot baths, hot chocolate
    • Cuddle up - perfect weather for staying indoors
    • Watch TV - great new TV start in January
    • Get over Christmas - its gone
    • Put your wellies on and get muddy
    • Clean your car
    • Book a holiday
    • Clean the house top to bottom
    • Get your 5 a day - fruit and veg
    • Detox
    • Get some exercise - join the gym or do it at home
    • Grab a bargain - fab sales this month!
    • Take some photos and start a calendar
    • Listen to some new music
    • Find a new hobby
    • Go to the cinema
    • Plant some spring bulbs
    • Cut the garden back

    Songs for January

    • Elton John - January
    • David Gray - January Rain
    • Disclosure - January
    • Barbara Dickson - January, February
    • Bucks Fizz - January's Gone
    • Tori Amos - Black-Dove (January)
    • Goo Goo Dolls - January Friend
    • Gilbert O'Sullivan - January Girl
    • Pilot - January
    • Bing Crosby - June in January

    My Top 10 Noodles

    • Beef in Black Bean noodles
    • Sweet and Sour chicken noodles
    • Spicy vegetable noodles
    • Garlic chicken and sesame noodles
    • Spicy mushroom noodles
    • Thai chicken noodles
    • Firecracker chicken noodles
    • Shredded chilli beef noodles
    • Chicken schezwan noodles
    • Ramen noodle salad

    National Days for January - Today is National Hugging Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Jelly Sweeties

    • Jelly Babies
    • Wine Gums
    • Haribo Hearts
    • Jelly Beans
    • Teddy Bears
    • Fizzy Cola Bears
    • Fried Eggs
    • Sour Apples
    • American Hard Gums
    • Strawberry Milkbottles

    Reasons to Diet #8 - I Am Too Hot



    Number 8 :

    When I am overweight in the summer when its warm, it makes me feel even more hot and uncomfortable. I lose weight to go on holiday abroad, and it feels so good being able to wear bikini's, shorts and skirts.

    Unfortunately, when I get home to the UK, I gain weight and then when it gets warm here, I am not able to wear my summer clothes. This is ridiculous. So I am changing the pattern this year and I am going to be slim for the summer here for once!!!

    I want to be cool, and look cool, not hot and uncomfortable!!!

    My Top 10 Favourite Foods

    • Chicken Fried Rice & curry sauce
    • Dynamite hot Chilli
    • Gourmet burgers
    • Mighty meat pizza
    • Lasagne
    • Stuffed vine leaves
    • Houmous and crisps
    • Chicken Tikka Massalla
    • Homemade soup and tiger bread
    • Spaghetti bolognese

    Thanks

    Thanks

    Monday, 20 January 2020

    National Days for January - Today is National Cheese Lover's Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Feel Good Songs

    • Nina Simone - Feeling Good
    • Pharell Williams - Happy
    • Elbow - One Day Like This
    • Ceelo Green - F**k You
    • ELO - Mr Blue Sky
    • U2 - Beautiful Day
    • REM - Shiny Happy People
    • The B52's - Love Shack
    • Robbie Williams - Angels
    • ACDC - Thunderstruck

    My Top 10 Cream Cakes


  • Chocolate Eclair
  • Cream Finger Doughnut
  • Fresh cream bramley apple turnover
  • Profiteroles
  • Fresh cream and jam scones
  • Fresh cream meringues
  • Victoria Sponge
  • Cream horn
  • Fresh cream chocolate roulade
  • Trifle
  • My Top 10 Starters

  • Garlic mushrooms
  • Spring rolls
  • Bruschetta
  • Pate and toast
  • Nachos
  • Bread board with butter and oils
  • Loaded potato skins
  • Poppadoms and chutneys
  • Chicken skewers
  • Bhajis and samosas
  • My Top 10 Teas

    • Yorkshire Tea
    • Peppermint Tea
    • Camomile & Honey Tea
    • Lemon & Ginger Tea
    • Green Tea & Lemon
    • Lemon Tea
    • Green Tea & Cranberry
    • Liquorice Tea
    • Nettle Tea
    • Red Berry Tea

    Reasons to Diet #7 - Mirror Issues



    Number 7:

    Ok so number 7 is a bit different. This reason is a bit of a phobia I seem to have developed. I have a real issue with facing the mirrors at the gym. When I am working certain exercises, I am supposed to check my technique in the mirror. Not me, no way, never!! I will face the other way, or if I have no choice, I will look anywhere but at that damn mirror!!

    In general mirrors are becoming a problem. I used to love getting ready to go out whereas now its an ordeal. Finally squeezing into something to "make do" then facing the inevitable disappointment in my reflection is dismal to say the least.

    So reason number 7 for sticking to my diet is to reach a weight where I am comfortable seeing myself in the mirror.

    Sunday, 19 January 2020

    My Top 10 Spud Fillings

    • Cheese and Onion
    • Veggie Curry
    • Cheese and Beans
    • Chick Pea Dahl
    • Chilli Con Carne
    • Sour Cream and Salsa
    • Feta, garlic and olives
    • Sausage and Cheese
    • BBQ Chicken
    • Cottage cheese and spring onion

    National Days for January - Today is National Popcorn Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Scary Films


    Number 1: The Shining
    Number 2: Salems Lot
    Number 3: 28 Days Later
    Number 4: Drag Me to Hell
    Number 5: Insidious
    Number 6: The Descent
    Number 7: Carrie
    Number 8: The Conjuring
    Number 9: Paranormal Activity
    Number 10: The Blair Witch

    Reasons to Diet #6 - Be Noticed for the Right Reasons




    Number 6:

    I want to be noticed for the right reasons!! I am fed up of walking into bars, restaurants, offices and feeling eyes on me - for all the wrong reasons! I want to be the person that gets looks in a good way. So that is my reason number 6!!

    My Top 10 Cous Cous

    • Moroccan spice
    • Lemon and Coriander
    • Chilli
    • Roasted Vegetables
    • Aromatic Thai
    • Chargrill Vegetables
    • Tomato and Garlic
    • Red Onion
    • Giant cous cous
    • Cous cous and feta

    Saturday, 18 January 2020

    National Days for January - Today is Winnie the Pooh Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Chip Shop dishes

    • Chips and Gravy
    • Fish Cake and Chips
    • Battered Cod and Chips
    • Chips and Curry
    • Sausage and Chips
    • Chips and Mushy Peas
    • Cheese and Onion Pie and Chips
    • Chips and Nuggets
    • Cheesy Chips
    • Chips in Pitta Bread

    My Top 10 Fruit Juice

    • Smooth orange
    • Apple
    • Cranberry
    • Tropical fruits
    • Cranberry and Raspberry
    • Apple and mango
    • Orange, mango and passionfruit
    • Red grape
    • Pomegranate & Blueberry
    • Cherry

    Top 10 first songs :)

    My other half's daughter asked me what sort of music I liked when I was young. When I stopped sobbing, having turned 40 a year or two back  -  I thought about it.

    Here are my top 10 songs from when I was mainly in single digits:

    • Summer Nights (yes from Grease!)
    • NKOTB - The Right Stuff
    • Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
    • Every Breath She Takes - The Police
    • Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
    • How Soon is Now - The Smiths
    • Push It - Salt N Pepa
    • Get into The Groove - Madonna
    • The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
    • True - Spandau Ballet
    Actually not the most embarrassing list (bar the odd one in there!). It was quite fun thinking back to come up with my top 10. 

    So what was the first song you really remember loving, and what is your top 10? 

    Reasons to Diet #5 - Confidence





    Number 5

    Number 5 on my list of reasons to stick to my diet is to have more confidence. When I gain weight, I feel self conscious, and horrible, and grumpy.

    When I lose some weight, I have more confidence, I feel happier and better. So that's reason number 5!

    Friday, 17 January 2020

    My Top 10 Best Beaches


    • Gran Canaria - Maspalomas
    • Fuerteventura - Correlejo
    • Mexico - Riviera Maya
    • Brittany, France - La Baule
    • Fiji - Natadola Beach
    • Lanzarote - Playa Del Carmen
    • Menorca - Arenal del Castell
    • Zante - shipwreck beach - Navagio beach
    • Mexico - Puerto Vallarta - Majahuitas beach
    • California - Coronado Beach


    Today is Hot Buttered Rum Day - National Days for January

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Chocolate Biscuits








  • Milk chocolate digestives
  • Chocolate hobnobs
  • Chocolate fingers
  • Jaffa cakes
  • Double choc crunch cream
  • Chocolate shortbread
  • Double chocolate cookie
  • Chocolate crunch
  • Chocolate dundee
  • Chocolate malted milk
  • My Top 10 Grilled Sandwiches

    • grilled mature cheddar cheese
    • sun dried tomato, pesto and spinach and cheese
    • blueberry and soft cheese
    • caramalised onion, mushroom and swiss cheese
    • sausage, pepper and cheese
    • pizza grilled cheese
    • chilli and cheese
    • egg, cheese and mushroom 
    • brie, apple and cranberry
    • bbq chicken and cheese

    My Top 10 Mexican

    • Tacos
    • Quesadillas
    • Burritos
    • Enchiladas
    • Frijoles
    • Churros
    • Tostadas
    • Taquitos
    • Chilli
    • Guacamole & Salsa

    Reasons to Diet #4 - Look Good at Work

    Working 9 to 5


    Number 4

    My reason number 4 for sticking to my diet is to look good at work. I am fed up of wearing the same old clothes every day. I want to be able to wear what I want to wear, not just black and grey.

    I want to be more stylish, more groomed, more put together. So my fourth reason is to look good at work.

    Thursday, 16 January 2020

    National Days for January - today is National Nothing Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Cocktails

    • Long Island Iced Tea
    • Margarita
    • Strawberry Daiquiri
    • Black Russian
    • Cosmopolitan
    • Vodka Martini
    • Tequila Sunrise
    • Champagne Cocktail
    • Mojito
    • Manhattan

    My Top 10 Shark Films

    • Jaws
    • Deep Blue Sea
    • The Shallows
    • Jaws 2
    • The Reef
    • Open Water
    • Bait
    • Shark Night
    • Jaws 3
    • Malibu Shark Attack

    My Top 10 Indian Snacks

    • Onion bhaji
    • Vegetable Samosa
    • Poppadoms
    • Mushroom Pakora
    • Bombay Potatoes
    • Chicken Tikka Pieces
    • Chicken Tikka Samosa
    • Meat Samosa
    • Mixed Pickles
    • Chicken Pakora

    Reasons to Diet #3 - Fit in my Clothes


    Number 3

    Reason number 3 to stick to my diet: To fit into all those lovely clothes in my wardrobe!!

    I have many items in my wardrobe that I can't currently wear. Some are mere pounds away from fitting, some I can barely get up to my knees!! Some do fit, but look awful because they fit in all the wrong places!!

    It would be lovely to open my wardrobe and just be able to select an item, knowing it will fit me. It would make packing for holiday a pleasure, not a challenge!!

    Wednesday, 15 January 2020

    Reasons to Diet #2 - I want to be a Size 10/12


    Number 2


    #Reason No 2 - I want to be a Size 10/12

    My intention to think of a reason every day to stick to my diet. 

    If I can keep this thought in mind for each whole day, I hope it will be enough to keep me motivated and inspired.

    Reason Number 2 is that I have reached a Size 12 once or twice, but never maintained it, and I need to be a bit smaller still. So size 10/12 is the goal. 

    My Top 10 Favourite Foods

    • Chicken Fried Rice & curry sauce
    • Dynamite hot Chilli
    • Gourmet burgers
    • Mighty meat pizza
    • Lasagne
    • Stuffed vine leaves
    • Houmous and crisps
    • Chicken Tikka Massalla
    • Homemade soup and tiger bread
    • Spaghetti bolognese

    My Top 10 Noodles


  • Beef in Black Bean noodles
  • Sweet and Sour chicken noodles
  • Spicy vegetable noodles
  • Garlic chicken and sesame noodles
  • Spicy mushroom noodles
  • Thai chicken noodles
  • Firecracker chicken noodles
  • Shredded chilli beef noodles
  • Chicken schezwan noodles
  • Ramen noodle salad
  • National Days for January - Today is National Hat Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Italian food

    • Crespelle ai Funghi e Ricotta - pancakes with cheese and mushrooms
    • Bruschetta
    • Gnocchi
    • Spaghetti Bolognese
    • Lasagne
    • Risotto
    • Pizza Quattro Formaggi
    • Antipasto
    • Ravioli
    • Garlic dough balls

    Tuesday, 14 January 2020

    Reason's to Diet #1 - Look Good in a Bikini



    Number 1


    #Reason No 1 - I want to look good in a bikini!! 

    This is my intention to think of a reason every day to stick to my diet. 

    If I can keep that thought in mind for each whole day, I hope it will be enough to keep me motivated and inspired. 

    My Wishlist

    Wishlist
    • Gardening tool belt
    • Secateurs
    • Garden trug
    • City Break
    • Loft conversion
    • Velux windows
    • Degree course
    • 4 man tent 
    • Apartment in Gran Canaria 
    • Apple TV 
    • Backless dress 
    • Ballet pumps 
    • Barbour Jacket 
    • Barefoot Sandals 
    • Bathroom 
    • Beach bag 
    • Bedding 
    • Bicycle 
    • Bikini 
    • Black Ugg Boots 
    • Body butter 
    • Campervan 
    • Caravan 
    • Carpet 
    • Chaise longue 
    • Champagne 
    • Chanel No 5 EDP 
    • Chanel tote 
    • Clarins Eau Dynamiste body lotion and body wash 
    • Clarins treatment 
    • Colouring fine point pens 
    • Comedian tickets / show 
    • Converse 
    • Corset 
    • Cottage break 
    • Courvoissier 
    • Crystal glasses 
    • Cuddly Toy 
    • Curtains - made to measure
    • Designer Watch 
    • Digital photo frame 
    • Dining Table 
    • Dress 
    • Egg Chair 
    • Elemis Cellular Recovery Capsules 
    • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 
    • Elemis treatment 
    • Faux fur jacket 
    • Festival tickets 
    • Garden statues 
    • Gas BBQ 
    • Gig tickets 
    • Great red lipstick 
    • Grieb and Benzinger watch 
    • Handbag 
    • hardbound notebook 
    • Hobbit house 
    • Holiday 
    • Hot Tub 
    • House extension 
    • Hunter Wellies 
    • J'adore EDP 
    • Jaguar 
    • Jeans 
    • Jodhpurs 
    • Land Rover 
    • Lawnmower 
    • Light fittings throughout 
    • Lingerie 
    • Luggage 
    • Lulu Guiness suitcase 
    • Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 
    • Manolo Blahniks 
    • Motorbike 
    • Motorhome 
    • New Kitchen 
    • Nutribullet 
    • NYC Trip 
    • Pandora charms 
    • Patio Heater 
    • Pearl necklace 
    • Pedicure 
    • Picnic Basket 
    • Pinot Grigio 
    • PJ's 
    • Plastering work 
    • Pop up tent 
    • Posh shower wash 
    • Range Cooker 
    • Range Rover 
    • Rattan furniture set 
    • Riding Boots 
    • Shoes 
    • Shower unit 
    • Slippers 
    • Solar lights 
    • Spa Break 
    • Spa facial 
    • Sport tops - Size M or 12/14 
    • Spray tan 
    • Stationery 
    • Stone bench 
    • Storm Lanterns 
    • Sunglasses 
    • Superdry fitted jumpers - hip length 
    • Swarovski Jewellery 
    • Tartan skirt 
    • Tefal Toast N Egg 
    • Treadmill 
    • Trip to Australia 
    • Tumble drier 
    • Veneers 
    • Vespa 
    • Vintage luxury chair 
    • Weekend away 
    • Wellies rack 
    • West end show 
    • Whiskey 
    • White suit jacket 
    • Wine Fridge 
    • Winter coat 
    • Yankee Candle 
    • Yo Sushi voucher/meal
    • Silver cutlery
    • Microwave
    • Cosmetic treatment
    • Expensive shampoo and conditioner
    • Wrought iron radiators
    • Diamond jewellery
    • Board games
    • Double Oven 
    • Roll top bath 
    • Electric shower 
    • Shower cubicle 
    • Sink drainer 
    • Kettle tap 
    • Slim Dishwasher 
    • Towel Radiator 
    • Underfloor heating 
    • Spa massage
    • Gold / Copper kitchen utensils
    • Copper saucepans
    • LED projector mobile
    • Water Feature
    • Table lamp
    • Floor lamp
    • Art - canvas
    • Gym bag and towel
    • Sink unit and drainer
    • New toilet and sink
    • Bathroom tiles
    • Kitchen tiles
    • Kitchen units
    • American fridge freezer
    • Flip flops
    • Wine rack
    • Craft Stuff
    • Dinner Set
    • Funky Socks
    • Honeymoon
    • Wedding Dress
    • Mitsubishi Barbarian
    • Nissan Navara
    • Wine subscription
    • 3D printer
    • Tunic dress
    • Fire Stick
    • Bali Beach Beds
    • Solar charger
    • Dog bed
    • Dog toys
    • Beach towels
    • Good scissors
    • Cami set
    • Playsuit
    • Inflatable drinks holder
    • Bling jewelled bikini
    • Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Hair Mist
    • Coco Mademoiselle Velvet Body Oil
    • Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Body Cream
    • Coco Mademoiselle Foaming Shower Gel
    • Chanel Le Lift Eye Cream
    • Segway
    • Sleepeezee mattress
    • Spin bike
    • Weight set
    • Cross trainer
    • Designer ladies tux
    • Tailored jacket
    • Silk shirt
    • Leather dining chairs
    • Slouchy jumper
    • Mascara
    • Kindle
    • TV - curved smart TV
    • Sound bar
    • Smart light bulbs
    • Smart electric hub
    • Tweezers
    • Baseball cap
    • Induction hob
    • Ankle bracelet
    • Beach holiday
    • Jo Malone Candle
    • Headphones
    • Lulu Guinness Handbag
    • Tweed jacket
    • Vintage bikini
    • Home cinema system
    • Red lipstick
    • Boots
    • Perfume
    • Wool coat
    • Swimming costume
    • Acrylic nail kit
    • Kitten heels
    • Side lights 
    • Anglepoise lamp
    • Pond plants
    • Duvet cover
    Pinterest Wishlist - click here 

    My Top 10 BBQ food

    • Chicken Satay
    • Beef Burger
    • Pork Sausages
    • Corn on the Cob
    • Jerk Chicken
    • Spicy Lamb Koftas
    • Vegetable skewers
    • Piri Piri Chicken
    • Mini meatballs
    • Chicken Tikka Steaks

    My Top 10 cars

    • Audi TT quattro
    • Jaguar XJ
    • Range Rover Sport
    • BMW i8
    • Porsche Panamera
    • Vauxhall Astra
    • Mercedes AMG 
    • Hummer
    • Exp 10 Speed 6 Concept
    • Aston martin db9

    My Top 10 Cheesecake

    • New York Cheesecake
    • Lemon Cheesecake
    • Chocolate Cheesecake
    • White Chocolate Cheesecake
    • Baileys Cheesecake
    • Red Velvet Cheesecake
    • Strawberry Cheesecake
    • Chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake
    • Millionaires Cheesecake
    • Rum and Raisin Cheesecake

    National Days for January - Today is National Dress up Your Pet Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    Monday, 13 January 2020

    Win a mini break in the Lake District worth £1,040

    Win a mini break in the Lake District worth £1,040

    My Top 10 Sundaes

    • Oreo Cookies & Cream
    • Honeycomb explosion
    • Rocky Horror
    • Chocolate Ice Cream
    • Cookie Dough and Fudge
    • Hot Chocolate Fudge
    • Banana Split
    • Caramel Apple
    • Neopolitan
    • Eton Mess

    National Days for January - Today is National Sticker Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    My Top 10 Cupcakes

    • Red Velvet
    • Lemon Curd
    • Vanilla Cream
    • Coffee Cream
    • Chocolate and Vanilla
    • Cookies and Cream
    • Strawberries & Cream
    • White Chocolate
    • Salted Caramel 
    • Chocolate Fudge 

    Sunday, 12 January 2020

    Top 10 songs for a Windy Day

    • She's Like the Wind- Patrick Swayze
    • Candle in the Wind - Elton John
    • Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone
    • Winds of Change - Scorpions
    • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
    • Butterflies and Hurricanes - Muse
    • Tsunami - Manic Street Preachers
    • Electrical Storm - U2
    • Hurricane - 30 seconds to Mars
    • Thunderstruck - ACDC

    National Days for January - Today is National Curried Chicken Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    Saturday, 11 January 2020

    Can you be fit past 40??

    I turned 40 in 2016. Yup, that number I had been so afraid of. It came, it went, and I am now 43!. I am back on the diet though, well, it is New Year and a thought occurred to me.

    The thought I had was this - can you be fit and in your 40's? I know people who have always exercised can maintain it. I know that sometimes people can be late bloomers. But, for me, I have never quite managed it. Never got to goal weight - never got to peak fitness.

    I get close, don't get me wrong. I'm not obese, I'm not unfit. I'm just not where I want to be. And I am now 43. So can you be fit starting in your 40's? If you are someone who battles their weight, and finds exercise a chore?

    Well, one thing for sure - I can't get fit sitting on my ass!! At least I could be fitt-er if not fit eh? Got to give it a go. Lets see how far I can take this body!!

    Things I still want to do after 40 :)


    • Have regular massages 
    • Have a bikini bod (lots of squats and work required)
    • Maintain my weight - once I get there
    • Go see a show at the theatre
    • Go to see an opera
    • Have a coat for every occasion
    • Get some glamourous 1950's vintage style dresses that make me rock!
    • Be manicured and pedicured always
    • Wear very short shorts in the UK (never done this ever)
    • Get killer abs
    • Go to a very expensive restaurant - just the two of us
    • Stay in Chester overnight
    • Go on regular spa breaks
    • See more of my friends
    • Make more effort in general
    • Make time for me and mum
    • Learn another language
    • Go to the cinema, alone
    • Scuba dive
    • Go to Wimbledon
    • Get to the gym / exercise 4 times a week, every week 
    • Start to write a book / novel
    • Get everything organised
    • Update my wardrobe style - work in progress
    • Go to one more new place and do one thing new every week
    • Get under the 11 stone mark
    • Get rich! 
    • Get a new job
    • Pay off the mortgage early

    National Days for January - Today is National Milk Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    Friday, 10 January 2020

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    National Days in January - Today is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

    January

    • 1st - National Hangover Day
    • 2nd - National Science Fiction Day
    • 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day
    • 4th - National Spaghetti Day
    • 5th - National Bird Day
    • 6th - National Cuddle Up Day
    • 7th - National Tempura Day

    • 8th - National Bubble Bath Day
    • 9th - National Apricot Day
    • 10th - National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
    • 11th - National Milk Day
    • 12th - National Curried Chicken Day
    • 13th - National Sticker Day
    • 14th - National Dress up Your Pet Day

    • 15th - National Hat Day
    • 16th - National Nothing Day
    • 17th - National Hot Buttered Rum Day
    • 18th - National Winnie the Pooh Day
    • 19th - National Popcorn Day
    • 20th - National Cheese Lover's Day
    • 21st - National Hugging Day

    • 22nd - National Blonde Brownie Day
    • 23rd - National Pie Day
    • 24th - National Compliment Day
    • 25th - National Irish Coffee Day
    • 26th - National Spouses Day
    • 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day

    • 29th - National Puzzle Day
    • 30th - National Croissant Day
    • 31st - National Backward Day

    Monday, 6 January 2020

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    Blog relaunch 2020!

    2020!!! 


    We've come a long way, 
    but we're not too sure where we've been. 



    We've had success


    We've had good times

    Top 10 New Year Songs

    • 1999 - Prince
    • New Year's Day - U2
    • Next Year - Foo Fighters
    • Happy New Year - Abba
    • Snoop Dogg ft Marty James - New Years Eve
    • Happy New Year - 50 Cent
    • What are you doing New Year's Eve - Ella Fitgerald
    • New Year's Resolution - Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
    • Jamie Cullum - Next Year Baby
    and last but not least, you cant have a New Year songlist without this one:
    • Auld Lang Syne! 

    New Year Resolution Number 3 - Get Fit and lose weight

    Number 3 then and it is to get fit and lose weight. I always make a resolution to lose weight and some years I do better than others. This year I mean business.

    I think its fair to say it usually takes me until about end of Jan / early Feb before I make any significant effort on this front but this year, I am already in the planning stage and that makes a serious difference. I usually don't even want to think about it yet.

    I want to lose weight, but more than that I want to get fit and in shape. Not just lighter but more toned up. To get that flat middle I have always wanted. To get those toned pins fit for the beach. Summer bodies are made in winter. Winter for me usually means eating and drinking like I'm about to hibernate.

    Not this year!!!

    New Year Resolution Number 2 - Get out of Debt

    Number 2 on the list for this year is to get out of debt. Post Christmas is always a bit bleak on the old financial front, as its a time of post indulgence and over spending, but I knew before Christmas that the plastic needs to be flexed a little less moving forward.

    So my resolution number 2 is to get debt free. My plan includes saving money where I can, in order to minimise my outgoings. Things like turning the heating down a little, turning lights off, closing doors, not having windows open when the heating is on - all of those things.

    Then to look where I can actually cut spending - down branding on some items, eating whats in the freezer for a little while to save on buying fresh, to diet so I am eating and drinking less and hence spending less. All those savings add up.

    On their own though, they won't get me out of debt. They will just stop it getting worse. No - I need to earn more and maximise my income. To that end, I have already got a new job starting monday, so that will help. Then there is comping, doing online surveys, looking for another job, selling what I don't want.

    I am going to succeed. #Resolution number 2.

    New Year Resolution - Number 1 - Learn Spanish

    Last year,  I made a start at learning Spanish. This year I want to actually start to speak it properly - I know a few words now, but I need sentences, conversation - general stuff. So that when I'm off on my holidays, I know the lingo. I always wanted to learn another language, and I am determined to actually achieve it this year.

    So that is my first resolution for 2020 - I want to be able to speak Spanish