Friday …


John has been off work since Tuesday and we have been getting things ready for the puppy arriving as we had donated all of Alfie’s things to our local animal rescue mind you his bed and coats etc would have been way too big anyway so we have had to start again. We had a nice lunch out today nothing fancy just as the local harvester but it was nice just the two of us.  We did some shopping and then came home as I have my Grandaughter after school three days a week until her Dad finishes work. She stays one night a week which is usually a Thursday. When we came home John worked on moving the remaining pieces of our shed which we pulled down it had seen better days and we didn’t use it to store anything other than junk in and that’s all gone now. I have put Emily a Pizza in the oven  (her request) she loves the stuff I am not a fan of Pizza,Emily had her Sats results today and got expected levels and also lots of above expected which she is very proud of.  She loves science and English she isn’t a fan of Maths but her results in Maths were above expected.  

We are picking up Archie our Puppy tomorrow morning and I am so excited , he is ten weeks old now and have his two vaccinations and has been wormed and fleas treated. I am looking forward to working on his training and getting him socialised and hopefully we won’t have many sleepless nights and he settles in with us.Tonight we will just watch TV or a film on Netflix if I can stay awake . I have has some awful nights , I have a fitbit which monitors sleep and I haven’t had one night this week that I have slept more than five and a half hours. 

I will post a few pictures of little Archie over the weekend over on Instagram there is a link on my homepage 

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

X Dawn 


Friday,weekly round up.


I am no longer doing Friday Five because to be honest I have run out of ideas but am doing a weekly round up on a Friday instead, I hope you like it and feel free to join in,please leave the link to your blog below or feel free to comment.

Monday was my first day as a vegetarian, I was vegetarian a few years ago for about a year and fell off the wagon but for health reasons as well as ethical ones I feel now is the time to change my lifestyle. I will be eating fish for a while but want to phase that out but until I become more knowledgeable and really into the whole no meat diet I think I need fish. Β I have enjoyed looking at new recipes and things to add to my food cupboards,John will eat what I cook but I do not think it is fair to take away his meat so where I can’t use a meat free alternative(Quorn chilli or Quorn cottage pie etc) I will use meat, I am trying to get him to eat just organic chicken and bacon for now.I don’t want to rely on meat substitute products as there are so many more foods to eat.

This week I have been logging all of my meals in my food diary,this works for me as I don’t eat as much when I write it down and I always write everything down,I am also logging my water intake,this is a tricky one for me but it is a work in progress.I am trying to have more water and less coffee. I have been using my planner which is a A5 sized desktop planner from Paperchase (like a filofax) and I love it,it keeps me organised.

I have been watching quite a few movies and will be adding them to my Movies I watched in 2016 page on my menu. I have also started reading The woman who stole my life by Marian Keyes Β and I think I will enjoy the book judging by the few chapters I have read. I have struggled with reading and got out of the habit and missed it so I am glad I have my reading mojo back.

Today I checked my cupboard and freezer and did my meal plan around what I have and written my meal plan for the week and my shopping list and has soon as the Grandchildren go home later ( I have them Monday,Tuesday and Friday after school for two hours) we will go food shopping.

I am looking forward to going to my Friends Sister’s birthday Party on Saturday evening,for various reason’s that I won’t go into now John won’t be going but as I have known her for many years I am going. I have decided on what I am wearing, I have made a card but did not enjoy making it (lost my crafting mojo about a year ago)I love crafting and am hoping to start enjoying card making again soon. I have no idea why I don’t.?

My fail for the week is listing items on ebay, I had planned to but have not got around to it yet,I need to get stuff out of this house! I still have a very chesty cough and have had short bouts of vertigo and I just have not felt up to it, it is on my Monday to do list. I have had some terrible nights not sleeping I suffer from insomnia as well as vertigo (symptoms of the menopause) I felt quite irritable last night. I did manage some sleep last night but was woken early feeling very dizzy. I feel so much better now thank goodness.

I hope you had a great post Christmas week,have a great weekend.

Dawn x