Month: September 2016

Slimming World week 4 – meal plan and results

I have been doing Slimming World for 4 weeks now and it’s gone so fast! I feel like I’ve really got the hang of it now and I’m still enjoying it. This week I have had a couple of not so good days where I’ve gone over my syns or right up to the limit and unfortunately this week it showed on the scales and I maintained. I’m not going to let it get me down though, I know where I’ve gone wrong and I’m going to put it behind me and try again this week.  (more…)

Portergirl : First Lady of the Keys by Lucy Brazier book review*

I’m really pleased to have been asked to review another new book on my blog today, Porter Girl : First Lady of the Keys by Lucy Brazier.



‘Porters are not the carriers of bags, they are the keepers of keys!’

As one of the most ancient and esteemed establishments of the academic elite, Old College is in for something of a shock when it appoints its very first female Deputy Head Porter. 

She struggles to get to grips with this eccentric world, far removed from everyday life. PorterGirl, the proverbial square peg in the round hole, begins to wonder quite what she is doing here.

PorterGirl – First Lady Of The Keys is a touching, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, glimpse into a world that is usually reserved for the upper echelons of society. 

Whether she is chasing after naked students, drinking copious amounts of tea or getting embroiled in quaint, polite murders, Deputy Head Porter is never far from adventure. (more…)

Slimming World week three – meal plan and results

I feel like I’ve had another good week on Slimming World, my plan for this week was to up my vegetables which I definitely have done and I’ve tried out lots of the Slimming World recipes which I’ve been really enjoying. Whilst I have stuck to the plan religiously my weight loss has slowed down now so I lost (more…)

Lanzarote excursions

We’re recently home from a weeks holiday in Lanzarote (you can read our holiday diaries here and here) We had planned to go on quite a few trips whilst we were there but their recent heatwave meant we had to change our plans a bit as it was just too hot to be walking around too much!


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