Planning

Personal Filofax Malden Planner Setup: Spring

Anyone in the mood for a planner switch up? Grab your supplies and let’s have a little Plan With Me session! I’ll go through how I set my planner up, step by step, and hopefully you’ll get a few ideas about how to make your planner work better for you too… Here in the UK, we’ve got a little sun at last and the leaves and flowers are starting to …

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Food Planning Tips – Back to Slimming World!

It feels like forever ago now, but I lost 7 and a half stone in a year on Slimming World. I loved it, I felt great. I was the biggest advocate for Slimming World, and I still am. Two busy, stressful and not entirely fun years later, I’ve put on weight. Slimming World is not a diet, it’s a way of life, and quite simply, for the last two years, …

Mind Productivity

When ‘busy’ is ‘too busy’: 6 Tips to help you function when it’s all a bit much

What a week. Do you ever get the feeling that there are so many thoughts and tasks racing around your head that you’re worried you’ll forget to do something important? It’s been one of those. Having your mind in a constant state of readiness is not helpful, not healthy, and not pleasant. Unfortunately, when we juggle so many different roles and demands, it’s kinda unavoidable.  Sometimes you’re just functioning at …

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Hello Again, Slimming World! What’s New?

It’s time. Time to get back on track and stop faffing. I lost 7 and a half stone 18 months ago when I went to Slimming World, and I loved it. My group leader always used to say that “life gets in the way” and we’re always going to have blips on our journey… and well, it did. I bit the bullet and went back to a Slimming World group; …

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Food Diary: What Do I Eat in a Week on Slimming World?

When I lost 7 and a half stone on Slimming World, people always asked what I ate. I’ve always believed that a sustainable food lifestyle needs to consist of a lot of food (seriously, who wants to feel hungry?) and you should never, ever feel deprived. Want to see what a typical week on-plan looks like? I’ll update it at the end of the week and let you know what …

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A Mindful Read

Have you read the ‘Sane New World’ and ‘Frazzled’ books by Ruby Wax? She talks about mindfulness in such a practical way. It started my whole journey down this route. She included this poem by Portia Nelson in ‘Sane New World’. I heard her read this in her audiobook as I was just arriving at work one sunny morning and it struck a chord with me. Autobiography in Five Short …

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DIY Tutorial: Make Your Own Earring Organiser

I have a shameful number of earrings. I wanted to use them (or a rotating selection of them) as a display rather than keep them in a box. I looked for earring organisers online, and none seemed to fit well with my dressing room decor. Never one to be beaten with either crafting or organising, I headed to my local DIY and hardware store and came away with lots of …