Friday, 20 January 2012

#R2BC - Reasons to be cheerful... 1, 2, 3

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

It's that time again! And don't forgot to pop across to the home of this fab linky to read the lovely Michelle's blog.

1. I am LOVING this new style of eating. I can't believe the difference I feel in myself. My skin is clearer and more supple, the weight is falling off, the meals are filling me up for longer meaning I am not snacking, my intense cravings for chocolate have all but disappeared, I'm not bloated any more, I feel GREAT. I have only had a touch of a headache (from carb withdrawal I guess) which lasted only a day so, so far so good! I plan on following this for at least a month, and if it goes well (which as of the moment it is) I am going to be sticking to this for good. There is more information here if you are interested in reading up on it.

2. It's FRIDAY. Gosh this week has seemed to drag, it felt like Friday was never going to come. Tonight we're having Fajitas (of course) and family game night, and will be playing Hasbro Family Game Night on the Wii. I'm really looking forward to spending quality time with my wee ones!

3. Our first 'coffee morning' was a success! I created a group on Facebook and invited some friends to my house for tea/coffee & cake/biscuits (I made a lemon drizzle sheet cake for them, which I of course couldn't eat, but everyone else seemed to enjoy including my kids who managed to pilfer several slices of it!) with their toddlers & babies. There were five of us for this first one, and I had a really nice time. The toddlers were all immaculately behaved and played & shared so nicely together, and it was really nice to just sit and chat with grown ups. Erica really enjoyed it and shared all of her toys so well, I am so proud of her. I am really looking forward to having another meet up very soon!

4. I have to add a fourth this week. And it's a bit of a brag I have to warn you because I am SO proud of Alicia. Last night we went to her Year 9 Options evening at her school to visit her teachers and collect her options form for her GCSEs. They have divided the groups in to pink, green and yellow in order of ability and she is in the pink group which is the pathway for more academic subjects, and her teachers were singing her praises. When we got home we discussed what she wants to do after her GCSEs and she has a very clear career path in mind, and is on track to achieve it. She is already working at GCSE level in some subjects and has had several notes and certificates home to congratulate her on her hard work and great attitude to school. She's a star! Not to forget the boys, I have had "well done" notes home for all of them this week for reading (Logan), maths (Joshua) and writing (Harrison). They are fantastic kids, I am so lucky to have them.


  1. What fantastic reasons to be cheerful. You must be very proud of your daughter.

    Herding Cats x

  2. Thank you! I am, I am so lucky :) xx


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