Hot top salad
1lb of fat
Slimming World trifle
overnight oats

Quick & easy: Healthy breakfast parfait

breakfast parfait

  I’m really into my breakfasts at the moment. After years of skipping this most important of meals, I’ve finally learned that a gallon of coffee does not substitute proper food in your belly to kick start the old metabolism for the day. The great thing about this healthy breakfast option is that you feel […]

Chicken & Bacon Hot Top Salad

Hot top salad

A simple salad can be really satisfying on a hot summers day – easy to prepare, tasty to eat and with just a few extra ingredients, can be a healthy meal the whole family can enjoy. Many years ago, I remember dining out with my Hubby and ordering a ‘hot top salad’ from a local pub […]

Weekly Weigh In: One fat pound at a time

1lb of fat

Time for another weekly weight loss weigh in… Actually I weighed in on Friday night (as usual) but life has been so busy, I’ve just not got around to updating here on the blog. Sorry! A 1 lb weight loss this week - still moving in the right direction! I used to get disheartened at ‘just […]

My Slimming World Strawberry Trifle Recipe

Slimming World trifle

Just because you are on a weight loss journey, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t indulge your sweet tooth every once in a while day. In fact, one thing this journey has taught me is that you SHOULD enjoy all the things you love… but in moderation I’m a real dessert girl and love to have ‘something […]

Healthy Breakfast: Easy Overnight Oats

overnight oats

  I’m really fussy when it comes to breakfast. I cannot bear to eat first thing in the morning (I have zero appetite when I wake), but I also know that mum was right. Breakfast is THE most important meal of the day. A good, nutritious breakfast kick starts your metabolism for the day ahead and […]

Weekly Weigh In: I’ve been expecting you…

Down a Number

Oh, hello 10′s… It was so great to see you on Friday night’s weigh-in. I’ve been expecting you! It’s good to know that after a little hard work and a lot of dedication, that you come bearing good news. The fat girl inside me is GOING! Yes folks, we are now officially DOWN ANOTHER NUMBER.  […]

Your Weight Is Just A Number

these women all weigh the same

These women all weigh the same. These women all weigh 70kgs // 11 stone // 154 lbs. In May 2012, Australian Marie Claire published the above picture of six Australian women who all weigh 70 kgs (that’s 11 stone or 154 lbs to you and me). They bravely bare their bodies, showing that ‘average’ comes […]

Weekend Adventures: Bournemouth Food Festival


I love Saturday afternoons. After a busy morning running the kiddos around to their various activities, it’s a chance to kick back and enjoy some family time – and this weekend was no exception. I’d seen a few days earlier in my newsfeed that it was the Bournemouth Food Festival and I knew right away […]