Monday 14 May 2018

I’m Baaaaaacccckkkkkk!

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve been away so long! I haven’t blogged since September 2017 and I’ve missed it so much.

Why have I been missing for so long? Well let me tell you about the exciting things that have been happening here at The Palace. The main one being that, after getting to my dream weight, I decided to do this:

I am now a fully fledged Consultant for Slimming World!

The last 7 months have been an absolute whirlwind. I’ve been up and down the M1 to The Sparkly Castle for 8 full on days of training!

I have been pounding the streets in snow, sleet, rain and the occasional sunshine delivering leaflets:

I’ve been making sure that everywhere I go details of my group can be seen:

I’ve flung open the doors and welcomed my new members:

And so far it’s going well, really well actually and I LOVE it. 

My members are so amazing and friendly and I am so proud of the amazing losses they’ve had and the bonds and friendships they’ve formed. 

I’m 4 months in and the time has flown by but, with each passing week, I’ve managed to get into more of a routine. This means I’m able to add a few more balls to the many other balls I’m juggling at the moment which means I can get back to blogging again :)

I run my group every Wednesday evening at 7:30 in:

St Andrew’s Church 
Northey Avenue 

So if you’re thinking of joining then pop along, the kettles always on :)

I’m still scrapping, crocheting, knitting and sewing so my blog will still be just as varied as it was. 

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo x

Sunday 17 September 2017

Week Thirty Six Was Exciting!

Week thirty six was a good one, here are the highlights:

I had Monday off work so stayed in Bournemouth for the day where I had the biggest scone I have ever seen!
I had a little win at bingo :)
I made a comparison!
Still having fun at Zumba :)
We had a quiz night and didn't do too badly!
I stuffed my face at the airshow and gained 1.5lbs, I'm still within my target range so enjoyed dirty pudding :)
I went out for dinner on Friday!
On Saturday I watched Jack play football and Alice play on the slide :)
And the spent the day at the crop :)
On Sunday I went to the Hilton Dartford for the regional finals of the Woman of the Year competition.  I didn't get through to the next round but I was 1 of 50 out of 250,000 who got to this stage so I was happy with that.  It really was a great day with so many amazing, emotional and inspiring stories.
Alfie was so excited to watch some of the sheepdog trials on Countryfile :)
So now I'm all caught up with what's been going on a Buckingham's Palace during the summer.  I'm really looking forward to autumn and the stories it will bring.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Saturday 16 September 2017

Week Thirty Five Was Fun, Fun, Fun!

Week thirty five was amazing, here are the highlights:

Monday was a Bank Holiday so I went walking with Sarah and Bingo:
Before spending the day in the garden, it was the hottest Bank Holiday on record!
So I cooled down in the best way I know how :)
On Tuesday me and my colleague Adam were invited by The Jockey Club to an afternoon at the races.  It included a 3 course meal and an afternoon tea!  I got to meet the lovely Clare Balding but I didn't pick a winner :(
On Thursday I went on a road trip :)
To the Bournemouth airshow. Friday was a great day for flying and having a look round before it got too crowded!
Saturday was another great day but it was packed!
Sunday was a wash out and all flying was cancelled which was a shame :(
I still had an amazing time though and can't wait to do it all again next year!

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Friday 15 September 2017

Week Thirty Four Included More Dogs

Week thirty four was a hectic one, here are the highlights:

I was still looking after the gorgeous Monica on Monday :)
Work was busy :)
I got my socks cast on :)
I took my hula hoop to Zumba and we all had a laugh with it :)
I moved in to my sister's to look after her dog Teddy while she was on holiday :)
More Zumba :)
Alice came home from her holiday and I had lots of cuddles :)
Another week at target, another dirty pudding :)
We all went for a walk with Teddy over Epsom Downs :)
And then we snuggled down and I introduced Alice to the film Hook :)
I was up very early on Sunday morning to do a paper round, a great way to start the day :)
I saw some more of Alice :)
And spent some time sitting in the sunshine :)
Before going to the club again for bingo.  We both had about 3 wins each but the winnings only totalled about £17.50!
So another great week is over and I'll be back to share week thirty five soon.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Week Thirty Three Had A Trip Down Memory Lane

Wow, summer got so busy and I was far too busy making memories to document them!  I'm here now playing catch up so the good times are stored somewhere until I have time to get them in my albums.  Here are the highlights from week thirty three:

I got some happy mail, my lovely Quirky Kit :)
I had a great evening at Zumba with Jo :)
Me and my neighbour found a lost cat, took it to the vets at 10pm and found out 12 hours later that the owner had been found, this is Fluffy:
I saw Rufus, I haven't seen him for ages and boy has he grown!
I had a second great session of Zumba :)
Still at target and still enjoying dirty pudding :)
The weather has been amazing!
I had a couple of lovely wins at bingo :)
I went to dog sit the lovely Monica, she really is a great dog and a pleasure to look after :)
I decided it was time to get some socks on my needles ready for the autumn/winter :)
I cut the grass and Alfie approved :)
Years ago we used to go to bingo on Friday and Sunday nights at our local social club but then we stopped.  Me and Sarah decided to pop down there and see if it was still the same, it wasn't and we ended up being the youngest people there :)
Looking back it was a good week and I'll be back in a day or two to share what happened next.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx