Monday 30 November 2015

Week Forty Eight

The last full week of November is done and dusted, here are the highlights:

I spent a lot of time cuddling up with this boy as usual :)
I had some time for scrapping :)
And I'm still up to date with my mood blanket, which Alfie is loving :)
I got the hot chocolate mug out :)
Exactly a year to the day when the fire brigade woke me up in the middle of the night it was the turn of the police.  I have no idea what they were doing but there were 4 police cars in my little cul-de-sac!
Dirty pudding :)
My lovely friend Sandra turned up at my office door with a wonderful surprise, an advent gift box!  I was totally overwhelmed :)
Paul came up at the weekend and we went on a road trip that included bacon rolls:
And crochet!
We went to see one of my favourite couples, Michelle...
And Tracy :)
It was a flying visit to collect some sofas.  We were lucky that Sarah and Chris (my other favourite couple) came round to help us get the sofas in.  I did think the boys were going to walk off the job when Sarah called them The Chuckle Brothers and kept saying "to me, to you, to me..."!
While they did the tricky work of getting the sofas up the stairs me and Sarah did a comfort test on them :)
And then we all had a well earned sit down!
I really love them, they all recline and are so comfy, Alfie, on the other hand, really hates them! They're are a bit higher than my old ones and the seat is not as wide, I think he's frightened he's going to fall off :)
Saturday night was bingo night, no winnings but lots of laughs!
I did get lucky with a scratch card though :)
And then Sunday really was a day of rest!
Now I'm looking forward to the week ahead and getting my Christmas tree up before Saturday, which is the busiest day of the year for me, arrives.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday 23 November 2015

Week Forty Seven

Week forty seven didn't get off to a great start, here are the highlights:

My hairdryer decided to stop working while I was getting ready to start working! Luckily Maddie remembered she had a Groovy Chick one I'd bought her about 12 years ago!
I had cinema  night with the bingo girls, we watched The Lady in the Van, great film and lovely ice-cream :)
Instead of taking my Christmas in a Box parcel back to the sorting office my lovely postman hid it behind the wall for me :)
Alfie loved looking through the kit with me :)
A giant snow globe was erected just outside the office ready for the town's Christmas light switch on :)
Dirty pudding :)
I had Friday off work and spent the day with Sandra, it started with this...
And then we headed here for the Stitch, Hobbycraft and Christmas show :)
Everything in this amazing gingerbread house was made of wool!
And these rusty old spanners were actually made of chocolate!
On Saturday morning we had snow, it didn't stay for long but me and Alfie did have a little play in it :)
Maddie had her annual hair cut, about 8 inches were lobbed off!
On Saturday evening I had not one but two wins at bingo!
On Sunday I cleaned the Smart car, as you can see it was hard work! :)
Alfie enjoyed playing in the garden :)
I enjoyed some scrapping time:
And then it was time to catch up with the goings on in the jungle :)
Now we are another week closer to Christmas and I have great plans for the weekend!

I hope you have a good week, thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Friday 20 November 2015

Sometimes It Makes No Sense

Last week I didn't do a post about my weight, my day started with a leak in the kitchen and ended with a broken tooth so I just didn't have the time!  I wanted to blog last week though because although I had a great week sticking to the Slimming World plan I gained 1lb :(

I tried not to let it get me down too much but I was so disappointed because after 4 weeks on plan I'd lost half a pound :(  There was no way I was going to give up though so I got this baby out and made lots of lovely curry soup with loads of speed veg:
I also made a great recipe witch is good if you're in a rush.  You'll need the following ingredients and I don't really weigh and measure, I judge how much I want to put in depending on how many I'm serving:

A mixture of mushrooms sliced
Garlic finely chopped
Baby leaf spinach
Frozen king prawns defrosted
Fat free fromage frais
Fry the mushrooms and the garlic while the pasta is cooking:
Add the spinach and prawns and cook for a few minutes until hot:
Remove from heat and add the fromage frais, I stir in a couple of tablespoons at a time until it's as creamy as I want:
Serve with the pasta and that's it!  Quick, simple, delicious and SYN free :)
This week I won't say I stuck to plan 100%, it was more like 75% and I have to confess I was expecting a gain.  You could have knocked me down with a feather when I got on the scales and had a loss!  Sometimes it just makes no sense, you have really good weeks and don't lose and have a bit of a bad one and lose:
One thing for sure though....I won't give up!

This week I'd love to lose just 1lb and I'm going to try my best to do it :)

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Week Forty Six

Week forty six already feels a long time ago, here are the highlights:

I started some Christmas knitting :)
And watched a Christmas film :)
I had a night out at bingo, no winnings but still a great night:
I enjoyed a small glass of wine and a catch up with my mum :)
Dirty pudding :)
I woke up on Friday morning to a leak in the kitchen that meant the washing machine and fridge freezer were pulled out along with the contents of the cupboards!  Thankfully my brother was able to help.
I was enjoying this glass of wine when my tooth broke, I definitely had a bad Friday the 13th!
I had another lovely night with the girls at bingo on Saturday :)
And I enjoyed an Eggnog Latte while doing some scrapping on Sunday :)
Before being struck down by a headache and having to curl up on the sofa with this boy.  I've now had it confirmed that I don't suffer with migraines, I actually get cluster headaches!
And then it was time for I'm A Celebrity and some crochet :)
So a rather pants ending to the week for me and I hope this new week is a whole lot better!

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx