Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My Simple New Year New You Diet

For a very long time I have continued adding the pounds to my poor heavy waistline, so now is the time to do something about it - and as Helen is of a certain age - I will use her as my inspiration.

I have always found that diets are very time-consuming.  Thinking about what to eat and sometimes a very long list of produce to buy, not to mention the shock to your system of following a regimented diet.

In the end we all know roughly what is good for us and what is bad for us and deep down we probably know that the regular portions of chips, sugar, sweets, cokes etc are doing us no favours.

So my diet is really simple and easy to follow - it is about making one small change each week to your normal eating habits.  The weight loss will not be fast but hopefully it will be steady.  For instance, I am 99% sure that eating bread bloats up my stomach and leaves me looking as though I am 8 months pregnant - so for Week 1 I have ditched the bread.  Sadly nothing can replace one of my favourite foods, so I have simply said bye bye to bread.

Next week I will swap all of my coffees for tea - simply because I take sugar in coffee but not in tea.  The week after I will give up my bed-time cake or biscuits, then followed by losing the chips and replacing with boiled or baked potatoes etc.

It is not the most eciting diet in the world but I am feeling quite sure that those pounds will slowly start to melt away and hopefully next summer I too can wear a bikini in my 50's !!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Loving the Mollie Makes Magazine

I so love to see the January magazines - with no Christmas stuff in them.  It is a time of new beginnings, and January 1st is my most favourite day of the year - a wonderful feeling of a new slate to fill with dreams and ambitions.  I so love to wake up on that morning and feel greatly excited to stride boldly into the New Year.

It is a fresh and new time of the Year and the Mollie Makes cover sure hits the spot - for those overseas unable to get a copy I have them for sale in my etsy shop here.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Our First Order for Our Red Telephone Box Mirrors

Just so excited that we have taken our very first order for our fabulous Red Telephone Box Mirrors which have been designed and hand-crafted by my wonderful better-half.  Sadly our photography leaves a lot to be desired and some effort made to make them really pop - but hey, our first order has now got to be put together over the Christmas Break and will then be winging its way to a home in Colchester :)  So, so happy with bells on....


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Handmade Ryan Gosling

This is a fun blog to follow if you are a crafting girl - with images of a perfect partner :)

It so made me smile.....

found here

Monday, 12 December 2011

Leave Our Kirstie Alone !

Our lovely crafting queen Kirstie Allsop received some bad press this week from the attention-seeking Sally Bercow.

On the one side you have a feminine, ladylike, classy, graceful, home-making, crafting enthusiast - and on the other a non-ladylike, publicity hungry, person - so unfamous that I am not even sure what she does - apart from being married to Mr Speaker.

But the lady could sure learn to have some self-dignity and maybe to dig out a crochet hook, some knitting needles or a sewing machine and learn to appreciate the joy of crafting and to understand the enormous pleasure of finishing a one-off item to treasure or give to a friend.