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Wobbling my way back to health

I am joining in with Wobbles Wednesday the brilliant linky run on a weekly basis by @AutismMumma, a very lovely lady who helps mums support each other as they try to shed the pounds and stones. I lost lots of weight last year. Then my husband's redundancy hit and I

How am I doing at giving up alcohol for Cancer Research UK?

I am taking part in the Dryathalon fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK. This involves giving up alcohol for the month of January. Whether by nature or nurture, I do like a tipple. My drink on a night in would be bacardi and coke. Sometimes I change this

#Milesforsmiles charity auction

I am always keen to raise awareness of charity services, campaigns and fundraising initiatives. Where hospices are concerned, the costs are huge and they rely largely on the help of the general public to raise essential funds. I want to let you know about a charity auction for a 1977 retro Vauxhall

Cancer Research UK dryathalon

I am doing the Dryathalon for Cancer Research UK. The New Year is a time for positive resolutions. One of mine is to give up booze because I think this is a good idea in itself for me right now and also because I can neatly use this personal challenge to raise

What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?

We have challenges ahead but I am committed to making 2014 as positive as possible.  I now how helpful joining in the linky Reasons to be Cheerful is both to celebrate when times are going great and to dig deep when the blues strike.  Make it your New Year's Resolution

My New Year Revolutions

What are my New Year's revolutions? My daughter has stated that we do not have resolutions in this house, we have revolutions and I quite like that rebranding of an old idea. Despite our current situation being so insecure, I do think I need to focus on me a little too. 1. I

What were the highs and lows of 2013?

Here is something I do on the blog every year.  It is good to look back and reflect on a whole year.  It helps to put things in perspective.  I always tag people to do a post using the same questions but anyone should feel free to join in.  Just

How to use up Christmas leftovers

Christmas leftovers can be a nightmare and nobody likes to think of food waste. After the excess of Christmas Day this is the perfect comfort food. It also manages to use up just about every savoury ingredient from a Christmas Day lunch which is a bonus too! Use whatever you have left

An open letter to the Royal British Legion

Dear Royal British Legion Where do I begin? We are an ex-forces family having a tiny Christmas this year and worrying about where we will live and how we will pay bills in the New Year.  This is as a result of what you would call restructuring and I would call heartlessness. I

Panettone Al Forno recipe

Here is a very special Panettone Al Forno recipe particularly good for Christmas. Ingredients (panettone) 120gr panettone 350ml skimmed milk 80gr caster sugar Plain flour for dusting 20gr butter 1 egg 1 egg yolk Vanilla sauce to serve   Ingredients (vanilla sauce) 500 ml milk 5 egg yolks 1 vanilla pod halved lengthways     Method (panettone) Preheat oven at 170c Tear the panettone into pieces and place