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Happy Easter from the Gloucester Spring Festival

Happy Easter to those that celebrate it! 🙂 Today I spent the morning exploring the historic docks in Gloucester where they had a Spring festival and vintage fun fair. We started with a light breakfast in Bill’s, the restaurant I frequent in Cheltenham which I didn’t realise until today also has a premises in Gloucester! I’ll definitely be going back in future. It’s been a while since I’ve explored Gloucester city and it’s definitely had a lot of improvements over the years. There’s a wide range of restaurants and bars at the docks as well as an outlet shopping centre. Read More…

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Upping my water intake with Weight Watchers daily motivation water bottle

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I’ve been a member of Weight Watchers since January 2012 and currently volunteer at meetings, helping the coach set up the room, handling cash and card sales etc.  One of the newest products available are these daily water bottles or motivation bottles. They come in blue and a dark pink – I have the blue one myself and have just been using it just under a week after getting it last Sunday. I wanted a new bottle for work. I had been re-using plastic water bottles but found Read More…

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Mother’s Day 2017

Yesterday was Mothering Sunday in the UK and my dad and I took my mum to the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water for the day. My sister and her partner met up with us later in the day. We started with a light breakfast in a lovely little tea room – The Small Talk Tea Rooms – dad and I had pancakes and mum had crumpets. I’d never been there before but would definitely go back, it was reasonably priced and the staff were friendly. It became apparent that a lot of locals had come for breakfast there too. I think Read More…

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Moving back in with your parents as an adult. 

Moving back in with your parents as an adult can seem like a huge step backwards, you may feel like you’re losing your independence and you may experience ridicule or teasing from friends or other family members. Luckily the latter hasn’t happened for me but I think I would miss living in my own place. In reality, moving back home maybe the last thing you thought you’d do, but you’re doing it because you’re working towards a goal and have a family willing to offer you some support.  For us, it’s the right decision and will help us achieve our Read More…

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MCM Birmingham

This weekend was MCM Birmingham which is held in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). We’ve been going to this convention since 2009 when it was the Memorabilia show! It was my 2nd ever convention back then and now the start of the convention year for me. We drove up to Birmingham early Saturday morning (about 6am) and arrived at the NEC just after 8am. With our priority entry tickets we could enter at 9am but there was already a large queue forming when we got there. We passed the time chatting and taking a couple of selfies. Usually there’s a Read More…

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Weekend catch up and shopping trip

This weekend my dad and I spent some quality time together, just the two of us. We went for breakfast in Brogan’s  (Swindon) and did a bit of shopping. The main reason for going shopping was so I could finish shopping for mother’s day presents. More on that in a couple of weeks (Mother’s day is 26th March in the UK this year). 🙂 We started our day off with breakfast – dad had an ‘Ultimate breakfast’ (previously known as Brogan’s breakfast) and I had a bagle with cream cheese. Both were really good.  After breakfast we headed to HMV Read More…