Thursday, 31 October 2019

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Things to do in October

  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Make a scary costume
  • Go to a Halloween party
  • Protect your half hardy plants
  • Enjoy the Autumn colours
  • Lift tender bulbs and perennials
  • Plant your woody plants
  • Plant you daffodils and tulips bulbs for next year
  • Go to the treetop walkway in the Cotswolds
  • Hire a cosy lodge or cottage for the weekend
  • Go to the Palinka & Sausage Festival in Budapest
  • Celebrate Oktoberfest
  • The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 
  • Cut back perennials
  • Sow some seeds
  • Visit the London Dungeon
  • Sweep up the leaves
  • Make a compost heap
  • Go on a ghost walk
  • Take a hot bath when its dark outside
  • Go to Fright Fest in Brighton
  • Watch some scary movies
  • Sign up for Stoptober if you smoke
  • Go to the Chocolate Show in London

31st October - Today is Halloween

  • 31st October - Halloween
  • 30th October - Sleep-in Day
  • 29th October - Internet Day
  • 28th October - Chocolate Day
  • 27th October - Black Cat Day
  • 26th October - Pumpkin Day

  • 25th October - Greasy Food Day
  • 24th October - United Nations Day
  • 23rd October - ipod Day
  • 22nd October - Nut Day
  • 21st October - Count Your Buttons Day
  • 20th October - Sweetest Day

  • 19th October - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 18th October - Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • 17th October - National Pasta Day
  • 16th October - World Food Day

  • 15th October - National Grouch Day
  • 14th October - National Dessert Day




  • 13th October - National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • 12th October - National Savings Day
  • 11th October - National Stop Bullying Day.
  • 10th October - World Mental Health Day
  • 9th October - National Mouldy Cheese Day
  • 8th October - National Kick Butt Day
  • 7th October - World Smile Day
  • 6th October - National Mad Hatter Day
  • 5th October - National Do Something Nice Day
  • 4th October - National Vodka Day
  • 3rd October - World Architecture Day
  • 2nd October - National Name Your Car Day
  • 1st October - International Coffee Day

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

30th October - Today is Sleep-in Day

  • 30th October - Sleep-in Day
  • 29th October - Internet Day
  • 28th October - Chocolate Day
  • 27th October - Black Cat Day
  • 26th October - Pumpkin Day

  • 25th October - Greasy Food Day
  • 24th October - United Nations Day
  • 23rd October - ipod Day
  • 22nd October - Nut Day
  • 21st October - Count Your Buttons Day
  • 20th October - Sweetest Day

  • 19th October - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 18th October - Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • 17th October - National Pasta Day
  • 16th October - World Food Day

  • 15th October - National Grouch Day
  • 14th October - National Dessert Day




  • 13th October - National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • 12th October - National Savings Day
  • 11th October - National Stop Bullying Day.
  • 10th October - World Mental Health Day
  • 9th October - National Mouldy Cheese Day
  • 8th October - National Kick Butt Day
  • 7th October - World Smile Day
  • 6th October - National Mad Hatter Day
  • 5th October - National Do Something Nice Day
  • 4th October - National Vodka Day
  • 3rd October - World Architecture Day
  • 2nd October - National Name Your Car Day
  • 1st October - International Coffee Day

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

29th October - Internet Day

  • 29th October - Internet Day
  • 28th October - Chocolate Day
  • 27th October - Black Cat Day
  • 26th October - Pumpkin Day

  • 25th October - Greasy Food Day
  • 24th October - United Nations Day
  • 23rd October - ipod Day
  • 22nd October - Nut Day
  • 21st October - Count Your Buttons Day
  • 20th October - Sweetest Day

  • 19th October - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 18th October - Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • 17th October - National Pasta Day
  • 16th October - World Food Day

  • 15th October - National Grouch Day
  • 14th October - National Dessert Day




  • 13th October - National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • 12th October - National Savings Day
  • 11th October - National Stop Bullying Day.
  • 10th October - World Mental Health Day
  • 9th October - National Mouldy Cheese Day
  • 8th October - National Kick Butt Day
  • 7th October - World Smile Day
  • 6th October - National Mad Hatter Day
  • 5th October - National Do Something Nice Day
  • 4th October - National Vodka Day
  • 3rd October - World Architecture Day
  • 2nd October - National Name Your Car Day
  • 1st October - International Coffee Day

Monday, 28 October 2019

28th October - Today is Chocolate Day

  • 28th October - Chocolate Day
  • 27th October - Black Cat Day
  • 26th October - Pumpkin Day

  • 25th October - Greasy Food Day
  • 24th October - United Nations Day
  • 23rd October - ipod Day
  • 22nd October - Nut Day
  • 21st October - Count Your Buttons Day
  • 20th October - Sweetest Day

  • 19th October - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 18th October - Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • 17th October - National Pasta Day
  • 16th October - World Food Day

  • 15th October - National Grouch Day
  • 14th October - National Dessert Day




  • 13th October - National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • 12th October - National Savings Day
  • 11th October - National Stop Bullying Day.
  • 10th October - World Mental Health Day
  • 9th October - National Mouldy Cheese Day
  • 8th October - National Kick Butt Day
  • 7th October - World Smile Day
  • 6th October - National Mad Hatter Day
  • 5th October - National Do Something Nice Day
  • 4th October - National Vodka Day
  • 3rd October - World Architecture Day
  • 2nd October - National Name Your Car Day
  • 1st October - International Coffee Day

Sunday, 27 October 2019

27th October - Today is Black Cat Day

  • 27th October - Black Cat Day
  • 26th October - Pumpkin Day

  • 25th October - Greasy Food Day
  • 24th October - United Nations Day
  • 23rd October - ipod Day
  • 22nd October - Nut Day
  • 21st October - Count Your Buttons Day
  • 20th October - Sweetest Day

  • 19th October - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 18th October - Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • 17th October - National Pasta Day
  • 16th October - World Food Day

  • 15th October - National Grouch Day
  • 14th October - National Dessert Day




  • 13th October - National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • 12th October - National Savings Day
  • 11th October - National Stop Bullying Day
  • 10th October - World Mental Health Day
  • 9th October - National Mouldy Cheese Day
  • 8th October - National Kick Butt Day
  • 7th October - World Smile Day
  • 6th October - National Mad Hatter Day
  • 5th October - National Do Something Nice Day
  • 4th October - National Vodka Day
  • 3rd October - World Architecture Day
  • 2nd October - National Name Your Car Day
  • 1st October - International Coffee Day

Saturday, 26 October 2019

26th October - Today is Pumpkin Day

  • 26th October - Pumpkin Day

  • 25th October - Greasy Food Day
  • 24th October - United Nations Day
  • 23rd October - ipod Day
  • 22nd October - Nut Day
  • 21st October - Count Your Buttons Day
  • 20th October - Sweetest Day

  • 19th October - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 18th October - Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • 17th October - National Pasta Day
  • 16th October - World Food Day

  • 15th October - National Grouch Day
  • 14th October - National Dessert Day




  • 13th October - National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • 12th October - National Savings Day
  • 11th October - National Stop Bullying Day.
  • 10th October - World Mental Health Day
  • 9th October - National Mouldy Cheese Day
  • 8th October - National Kick Butt Day
  • 7th October - World Smile Day
  • 6th October - National Mad Hatter Day
  • 5th October - National Do Something Nice Day
  • 4th October - National Vodka Day
  • 3rd October - World Architecture Day
  • 2nd October - National Name Your Car Day
  • 1st October - International Coffee Day

Friday, 25 October 2019

24th October - United Nations Day

  • 24th October - United Nations Day
  • 23rd October - ipod Day
  • 22nd October - Nut Day
  • 21st October - Count Your Buttons Day
  • 20th October - Sweetest Day

  • 19th October - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 18th October - Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • 17th October - National Pasta Day
  • 16th October - World Food Day

  • 15th October - National Grouch Day
  • 14th October - National Dessert Day




  • 13th October - National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • 12th October - National Savings Day
  • 11th October - National Stop Bullying Day
  • 10th October - World Mental Health Day
  • 9th October - National Mouldy Cheese Day
  • 8th October - National Kick Butt Day
  • 7th October - World Smile Day
  • 6th October - National Mad Hatter Day
  • 5th October - National Do Something Nice Day
  • 4th October - National Vodka Day
  • 3rd October - World Architecture Day
  • 2nd October - National Name Your Car Day
  • 1st October - International Coffee Day

25th October - Today is Greasy Food Day

  • 25th October - Greasy Food Day
  • 24th October - United Nations Day
  • 23rd October - ipod Day
  • 22nd October - Nut Day
  • 21st October - Count Your Buttons Day
  • 20th October - Sweetest Day

  • 19th October - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 18th October - Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • 17th October - National Pasta Day
  • 16th October - World Food Day

  • 15th October - National Grouch Day
  • 14th October - National Dessert Day




  • 13th October - National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • 12th October - National Savings Day
  • 11th October - National Stop Bullying Day.
  • 10th October - World Mental Health Day
  • 9th October - National Mouldy Cheese Day
  • 8th October - National Kick Butt Day
  • 7th October - World Smile Day
  • 6th October - National Mad Hatter Day
  • 5th October - National Do Something Nice Day
  • 4th October - National Vodka Day
  • 3rd October - World Architecture Day
  • 2nd October - National Name Your Car Day
  • 1st October - International Coffee Day

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

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Looking for some winter sun - but where is the hottest?



I was thinking about squeezing in a late holiday this year - either late November, even December. We usually go away earlier - in April, June and/orAugust to be precise - we love our holidays, but the cold weather is making me crave the sunshine again.

When the weather turns particularly cold and unpleasant here in good old Blighty, I want to go somewhere warm again. In previous years, I've been to Egypt and also Tunisia in late December, but in the present climate, I'm not talking heat, I aren't that keen to be honest on either.

I've been to Gran Canaria in early November last year and the weather was great, but have never been this late in the year. Its now swung around to early New Year, and I've been to both Egypt and Tunisia at this time of year - Tunisia is far too cool, but Egypt is pleasant.

So I thought I would take a look at the average temperatures to see if that helps to guide us!

So here is my round up of the average temps in Winter:

November:
  • Lanzarote - 21
  • Gran Canaria - 21
  • Tenerife - 20
  • La Palma - 21
  • Maldives - 27
  • Fuerteventura - 21
  • Mexico - 25
  • Bahamas - 25
  • Caribbean - 27
  • Greek Islands - 17
  • Balearic's - 14 
  • Italy - 13
  • Malta - 17
  • Morocco - 17
  • Brazil - 24
  • Sydney - 20
  • Egypt - 23
  • Sri Lanka - 27


December
  • Lanzarote - 19
  • Gran Canaria - 19
  • Tenerife - 17
  • La Palma - 19
  • Fuerteventura - 19
  • Mexico - 24
  • Bahamas - 22
  • Caribbean - 26
  • Greek Islands - 14
  • Balearics - 11
  • Italy - 10
  • Maldives - 27
  • Malta - 14
  • Morocco - 14
  • Brazil - 25
  • Sydney - 22
  • Egypt - 19
  • Sri Lanka - 27
January / Feb
  • Lanzarote - 21
  • Gran Canaria - 22
  • Tenerife - 21
  • La Palma - 20
  • Maldives - 29
  • Fuerteventura - 21
  • Mexico - 28
  • Bahamas - 22
  • Caribbean - 29
  • Greek Islands - 16
  • Balearic's - 10
  • Italy - 8
  • Malta - 13
  • Morocco - 13
  • Brazil - 27
  • Sydney - 26
  • Egypt - 22
  • Sri Lanka - 30

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

Monday, 21 October 2019

City Breaks I Want to Experience


  • Budapest
  • Rome 
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Amsterdam
  • Athens
  • Berlin
  • Venice
  • Vienna
  • York
  • Glasgow
  • Reykjavik
  • Dubrovnik
  • Moscow
  • Monte Carlo
  • Munich
  • Cambridge
  • Bruges
  • Copenhagen

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Reasons to Diet #35 - My Weddding!

My reason to stick to my diet number 35 is because of my wedding. Scheduled, but not yet booked for 2019-20, I need to get to goal weight before I can even begin to think about my dress.

I have no idea what style I want as I have no idea if what is in my head will look right on my body, until said body is at the right weight. I don't know if my goal weight is going to be the right weight until I get there, and as I never quite manage it, its making it difficult to crack on with my wedding plans.

Now that is a big incentive and should be all the motivation I need this time!

Monday, 7 October 2019

Reasons to Diet #34 - Cheaper insurance and perks

Yes, I recently discovered that because I am with a life insurance company who value good health, if I get to target weight and maintain it, I will get a cheaper insurance.

Not only that, but you also get perks like free cinema tickets and discounts on healthy stuff. Fab. What more reason do I need!!

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Reasons to Diet #33 - I want to stop thinking about my weight

My reason to diet #33 is simple - I want to stop thinking about my weight. At times, its all I can think about and it drives me mad! I want to just think about everything else and not have everything come back to thinking about what I weigh.

Its like this - I start to think about holidays and then - bang - my brain locks onto the issue over what I weigh now, what I want to weigh, how long I have from now until then to lose however much weight it is I need to lose. It would be so good to be at the end weight, and not have to go into planning mode over how many pounds I have to lose each week to reach the end weight.

I go shopping and I see something I like and then - boosh - I start thinking I need to lose x amount before I buy this or that. Or I go for a meal and I want a starter and then I have to stop, think about my weight and opt for low fat this, healthy that and I feel like its a grey cloud over me all the time.

So this is why I want to diet - to get to the point where my weight does not rule my conscious mind!

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Reasons to Diet #32 - Be a Good Role Model


Number 32: 

My reason to diet #32 is that I want to be a good role model. My step daughter loves her food, but I want to be able to encourage her to be healthy and to exercise.

I feel a bit of a hypocrite if I am overweight and not in shape. Its tough being a step mum as you don't get the bond you get as a biological mum. I didn't give birth to her - she has her birth mum connection and that's great.

I have a different role to play, and being overweight is not a part of the role I want to play. So that is reason number 32 - for my girl.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Reasons to Diet #31 - Show off my piercing

Number 31:




Reason to Diet #31 is that I want to show off my belly piercing!! Yes, I finally got it done, so now I need the body to be able to show it off!!

I don't want it squished up and buried under clothes - I want it to sparkle in the sun.

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Reasons to Diet #30 - I want to look good wet



Number 30:

Reasons to Diet #30 is that I want to look good wet.

Yep, no matter how much I can hold it in, patch it up and camouflage when it comes to getting in the water, all bets are off. I want to be able to get in that pool, dive in those waves, and come out looking good instead of coming out looking like I have narrowly avoided the harpoon!!

I want to be as glamourous soaking wet as when I am fully loaded with the war paint and spanx!!

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Reasons to Diet #29 - I Want To Enjoy the Sunshine



Number 29:

Reason #29 to Diet is that I want to enjoy the sunshine not dread it.

It breaks down like this - the sun comes out, I panic. I have a desperate hunt through my wardrobe to find something I can be cool enough it whilst not looking like a hippo.

It gets on my nerves. I should be like "yay, sunshine, damn girl". Nope. It fills me full of fear.

This must change!


Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Reasons to Diet #28 - I want to be free to have a pint!


Number 28:

My next reason to diet - I want to be free to have a pint!!

Imagine its a lovely sunny day, and not being able to just go to the pub, sit in the beer garden and have a cold pint of lager. I used to do it a lot, but then I realised I was overweight and wanted to not be, so I stopped doing it to lose the weight.

The problem is that I spend most of damn summer trying to lose weight and I never get to have that pint!! So I want to stick to my diet, get to goal weight, and stay there.

Then I can have my pint in the sun!!