Monday, 17 July 2017

Week Twenty Eight Included A Lot Of Steps!

Another week gone and another week closer to Christmas!  Here are the highlights for week twenty eight:

It started off well with a little win at bingo:)
The weather hasn't been great and we really did need some rain but I didn't let it stop me walking.
I got a new dress and did another comparison!
After last week's gain I lost a whooping 8lbs this week and really did enjoy dirty pudding!
I woke up really early on Friday so decided to get my big shop out of the way before work :)
I had snuggles with my boy, the biggest lap dog ever!
On Saturday I went to Wimbledon to soak up the atmosphere, see some friends and people watch :)
I have also been working on the mammoth task of sorting out ALL of my scrapbook albums!
Another little a win at bingo :)
On Sunday me and Sarah headed up to London to take part in the 2017 Poppy Walk.
The route took us to parts of London I'd never been before!
And included one of my favourite subjects, Jack The Ripper!
We walked over 10K and answered quiz questions as we went.
And then we were done
Last year the medal was made of chocolate, not great for one of the hottest days of the year, this year they were metal :)
When I got home I went in the garden with my book and put my feet up :)
This week has already had a great start because I've got the day off work :)

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Week Twenty Seven Included A Massive Gain!

Another week has flown past, here are the highlights:

It might have been a few days late but Maddie finally got a birthday cake!
I made a delicious and SYN free sweet omelette :)
I had time to read in the garden before work :)
Zumba was very hot but a lot of fun :)
Michelle at work took us all out for lunch :)
It was amazing!
And I even had dessert and wine!
Alfie helped me cut the grass :)
I went to a quiz night, we did not do very well :(
After a week of too many treats I gained 5.5lbs!!! I still had dirty pudding though :)
I woke up Friday morning determined to get back on plan but then this is what greeted me when I cut into my watermelon :(
Saturday was crop day and I managed two layouts!
I went to bingo in the evening but didn't have a win :(
On Sunday I went for a lovely long walk
Before going to the cinema to watch Baby Driver, a great film :)
Then I went for a swim :)
Before finally chilling in the garden with a coffee :)
Now we're nearly at the end of another week and I have some very exciting plans for the weekend.

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Friday, 7 July 2017

Five Favourites Finished - January

It's taken me longer to get my backside in gear and post these finished layouts than it did to actually create them!

My yearly album always starts with the very first photo of me and Maddie taken just after midnight and this year is no different.
When I first saw this paper I didn't have a clue how I was going to use it but this page came together really quickly.  I was all ready to go out out for Sarah's birthday and I was so pleased to finally be able to wear a top I'd got years ago but had always been too small!
January always includes a layout of me on my birthday and this year I definitely was feeling happy :)
It also snowed on my birthday which was nice.  Me and Sarah went walking over the golf course where the snow was quite thick in places.
These two are always having cuddles and I'll never tire of taking a photo of all of the cuddles and then getting them in an album :)
And there we have it, the 2017 album is started.

Time to start working on the February pages now!

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Tale As Old As Time

Mine and Maddie's favourite Disney film is Beauty and the Beast so you can imagine how excited we were when we found out that The Kensington Hotel were doing "Tale As Old As Time" themed afternoon tea!  That excitement soon turned to disappointment when the tickets sold out within 16 minutes of going on sale and we didn't get one :(

Luckily for us my lovely brother in law works at the hotel and managed to get us a table on Maddie's birthday!  Sarah joined us for the fun :)
The menu looked great and there was an amazing choice of teas.
This lovely display was right next to our table :)
I can't tell you how amazing these starters were!
And then the cakes arrived!
There was so much attention to detail :)
Maddie with her favourite character, Lumiere.  Yes, she did want to steal him :)
This vanilla and gold jelly was the most amazing I have ever tasted!
It arrived at the table upside down so it looked like the rose under the glass dome :)
Mrs Potts was there, not to provide the tea but to pour the cream :)
The grey stuff was delicious but very sweet and sickly!
And I did take hundreds of photos!
But this has to be my favourite, a specially decorated plate for Maddie's birthday :)
The only thing that would have made this even better would have been the music to the film being played in the background.  Apart from that it was totally amazing, well worth the money and something we'd love to do all over again!

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx