The people at Samsung asked me if I would like to install an SSD (Solid State Hard Drive) into my MacBook Pro to show how easy it is. With my schedule being tight I asked Curly Headed Boy if he fancied it instead (as the Big Hairy Northern One was jumping up and down in excitement about an SSD – apparently they are faster and he’d been looking to get one).
Of course CHB was right up for it, so I’m going to pass over my blog to Curly Headed Boy and his ‘new’ cousin Jonny or ‘His Trusty Side Kick’.
. . . → Read More: Can a Samsung SSD be installed by a 7 year old boy?
I went to chat with the deliciously ditzy Sophie Sulehria on the last bank holiday at BBC3 Counties Radio about how I got into blogging.
Have a listen to her, I really hope that BBC3CR give her a permanent slot soon, as she has a great warm air about her that just makes you smile. Plus at the moment their schedule is ALL MEN (tut tut BBC3CR!!):
I am REALLY passionate about blogging, because it can be:
2) A great support community
3) Fab diary of your children’s younger years
. . . → Read More: How to start up your own parent blog and why you want to!
Thank you so much to who ever nominated me in the BiBs2013, I’ve been shortlisted in the video category!
I was a little surprised about this, as it was my plan to really start getting into videos this year, and I didn’t feel I had embraced it properly yet.
But it’s given me a boost to do lots more, thank you!
And if there is any chance that you have a couple of seconds to vote for me, I’d be really chuffed! (Check out the other blogs if you like and then click on the bit that says ‘vote in the . . . → Read More: I’ve been shortlisted in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards – Please vote for me!
The other day I was on BBC3 Counties Radio chatting to Iain Lee about wether you are ever to old to be a Mum.
Check us out here:
I’m and ‘older mum’
Living in Hertfordshire means that there are lots of ‘older mums’. Whereas when I fell miraculously pregnant with Curly Headed Boy at 36 I was considered ‘geriatric’ in Peterborough (I wasn’t meant to be able to have kids).
Falling again at 40 with Little Dimples, the difference in my body has been REALLY noticeable. Plus it’s been very tricky since getting Fibromyalgia.
But I’ve . . . → Read More: Chatting with Iain Lee on BBC3C Radio about Mum’s ages – Is it selfish to be older
Those of you who can add up can probably see that there was a Week 1, Week2, Hangout in week3, and then week 4, 5 and 6 are missing!
Yep, life totally got in the way!
Check out my video and my small amount of progress weight wise, but lots health wise:
I mention in there the progress I have made on my pain levels with Fibromyalgia by cutting out sugar and the research I did into sugar, sweeteners and the natural alternatives. I was only . . . → Read More: Weight Loss Diary: Week 7: How Life Gets In The Way Of The Best Laid Plans
No one warns people when they have more than two children that suddenly there will be huge problems with holidays.
A couple of years ago we went to Cyrpus in one of those studio apart-hotels. We met a lovely family with 3 children. They could easily have fitted into the studio, but that was against the rules, so they had to rent two, live in one, and could only afford one week because of the extra cost.
I know, I know, some of you will be all like ‘well they decided to have 3,4 or 5 kids’. Yes, I . . . → Read More: How to go on holidays with more than two children and not pay a fortune
Weight Loss Tips For Mums
Phew, that was a little scary!
Due to some technical problems and diary issues we just had Liska one very brave Mum (and her gorgeous 2yo son!) on the hangout and then 3 others watching live.
But that meant that we got through A LOT!!
Starting your new regime right
Starting right makes such a difference to wether you get going at all, and keep going.
Listen to the hangout for tips on:
1) NEVER mentioning DIETS or WEIGHT or WEIGHT LOSS …. only getting Healthy, Fit and Strong
. . . → Read More: Weight Loss Hang Out No1! Problems, Goals and Plans
Books, books, books …
What’s a book festival I wondered when I saw that Luton Hoo has a book festival on Sunday 21st April.
“I’ve been to music festivals with the kids, maybe I should take the kids” I thought?
Then they invited me, wicked!! So I’m going to be able to tell you about it, but I’m also really hoping to convince lots of local people to come along too.
The reason being:
Children’s authors tend to be really funny and really cool, and they get the kids excited in ways that we as ‘boring parents’ . . . → Read More: Hoo’s Kid’s Book Fest: Meet Jonathan Meres and WIN TICKETS!
In this post you can listen to my lifestyle feature on a radio show, see my weekly vlog and get details for my google hangouts on getting Healthy, Fit and Strong; it’s a packed post!
Firstly, thank you everyone for all your lovely comments cheering me on here, twitter and Facebook!
An Overview of How to Lose Weight
This month’s lifestyle feature for Radio Verulam’s Drive time show with Danny Smith this week talking about weight loss if you would like a quick 20 min overview of what makes Weight Loss Success.
It’s worth reading through this previous post of mine on why . . . → Read More: Weight Loss Diary: Week 2: successes and plans