Sunday 13 January 2013

UKS January week 1 challenge

I have just made my very first scrapbooking page for 2013.

This is for the UKS weekly challenge which was to use a large photograph, use some scraps and a quote.  Thankfully a fairly easy task which has eased me back into scrapping fairly gently!  I cannot believe this was DS's first Christmas 15 years ago lying under the Christmas tree, now she is lying on the couch all poorly ....bless.

Thursday 10 January 2013

Family 12 x 12 blog hop January

Welcome to the first family photo blog hop of 2013!   Last year I managed to complete 11 out of 12 of our 12 x 12's as I completely forgot to post in December (sorry!).
Each month a bunch of us try and take a photograph of our family and share it with the world on our blogs! This is the brainchild of Margie and the hopping of the blogs starts with her blog found here,

My picture was taken at the beginning of December at Ironbridge and shows not only my family but also the gorgeous family belong to Do continue visiting all the other participants this month:-

Friday 4 January 2013

Currently Reading.....

I am about 100 pages in to the first book of 2012.  Chosen by a book club chum for us to read after she read a review about it.  So far it is a fairly easy read and I am looking forward to finding out what happens.

In 2012 I attempted to read 52 books and although I am unsure of exactly how many I read, I know I didn't reach my goal.  So this year I am trying to reach 52 again and I am joining in the reading challenge on ood Reads...... do you fancy joining in too???  Or do you have any must read books to recommend to me??

Thursday 3 January 2013

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Starting a diet???

Well, it is that time of year when we make resolutions and try to get a bit healthier. On Facebook I have joined a group called 'fit for fun' some of you may also be members, it is already making me think through what I can do to try and get healthier, improve my eating, losing weight and maybe just maybe doing some excersise!
I hate exercise!  In the last 2 years we have had 3 broken bones and several serious injuries as a direct result of sport/exercise so sometimes it is definitely better for you to be a couch potatoe!  Having said that I know all the health benefits of exercise and wish there was something I enjoyed doing.  No way am I going to a gym and classes make me nervous as I always wear the wrong outfit and always do the wrong moves! Using Wii Fit has been suggested and maybe I could give this a go in the privacy of my own home as no-one will see the old tee shirt and leggings neither will they notice when I get the steps wrong (or slip off the balance board!)

What to do about healthy eating???  Anything is healthier compared to my diet in the last month with several meals out and lots of naughty goodies! If motivated I can usually do quite well with cutting out treats during the week ie being fairly strict, but relaxing my rules at the weekend so I can have cheese or chocolate or a glass of wine if fancied.  I find that if I am not allowed something to eat I begin to crave it so it doesn't work for me.  There has been some discussion of the 5:2 diet which is 2 days of eating only 500 calories and 5 days of eating normally (but not going mad!).  I think this might work for me so I looking at it a bit more closely.... have you ever heard of it??  Have you tried it? Or have you found something else works for you? I would be interested to hear your views.

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2012 from me and mine 

This photograph was taken on self timer at the exact start of the New Year as we celebrated with another family, it makes me smile to see all those faces looking full of fun!

This one is on our New Year's Day walk with the same friends and you can see the sun was shining!

Hoping to blog more this year and will have a think about hopes, wishes, dreams and plans for 2012 and I will share them if I come up with anything!  Have you made any resolutions???