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Cirencester Amphitheatre and Querns Wood

Today I went on a walk through Cirencester, mostly to catch Pokemon on the Pokemon Go game for Android(!) 😉 but also to enjoy some time outdoors. I like walking but it’s been very cold lately and I haven’t been able to go out walking much. Thankfully today was a lot warmer and perfect for a walk.  I stopped off in town and had lunch in The West Cornwall Pasty shop, did a bit of retail therapy (I bought a pair of jeans from a charity shop for £5 – bargain!) and took a walk around the outskirts of Cirencester Read More…

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The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

According to my mum, we used to go to The Cotswold Wildlife Park frequently when I was a child, and according to my Grampy I used to insist on the reptile house first to see the “gwanas” (iguanas). I don’t remember! The earliest memory I have of here is from near my 21st birthday when I visited with my mum and auntie. Seems likely though as my favourite part of the park as an adult, except for the penguins (obviously) are the reptiles and insects. The last time I came here was with my sister and Ryan and, according to Read More…

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Valentine’s Day 2017

Happy Valentine’s day or ‘Galentines’ day or Happy Tuesday. Whether your celebrating today or not or if your single or in a relationship, I hope everyone has a good day. Ryan and I don’t celebrate much, we’re having a quiet night in watching a film (likely Deep Water Horizon), Ryan’s cooking lasagne as we’ve not had it in ages and I’m providing dessert. I’ll probably have some heart shaped napkins for the table from my party ware stash. 🙂 We said we’re not doing gifts but did say we’d do cards… which will be after I finish work.  Yes, Valentine’s Read More…

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Review: Weight Watchers chocolate selection box 

I’ve been following the Weight Watchers plan since January 2012 and got to gold (my goal weight) the following September. I managed to maintain my goal weight until March 2015 where I put nearly all the weight I’d lost back on! 🙁 I’m on back on track and volunteer at meetings, helping the coach set up the room, handling cash and card sales etc. As such, I get to see new products when they’re put out for sale and one of the newest products is the chocolate selection box.  Each selection box includes 4 of the Weight Watchers treat bars Read More…

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5 ways to keep fit without going to the gym.

I enjoy going to my classes at the gym, but sometimes life gets in the way I don’t find the time to go or the class gets cancelled – the instructor is away, they can’t get cover etc. In cases like these, I’ll try to exercise at home or around my estate. 1. Wii Fit (or other work out video games) I’ve had a Wii Fit and the Wii Fit balance board for years now and highly recommend them. There are so many different challenges and exercise types to choose from – I like the boxing, step and hula the Read More…

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Snowboarding at the Gloucester Ski and Snowboarding Centre

This evening Ryan, his brother, his sister-in-law, a couple of friends and I had our first snowboarding lesson at The Ski and Snowboarding Centre in Gloucester – which is a dry slope, meaning no snow but it was very wet due a down pour. Im proud to say we all successfully completed level 1 and the first part of level 2. It was an amazing experience, even if we did spend a lot of it falling on our bums!! In level 1 we learnt how to move the board with our dominant foot, how to hike up the hill and Read More…