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Christmas at Woolworths Book Review*

And the end of a busy October brings us to the book I got reading this month! Anyone else miss Woolworths? It was my favourite place ever! So when I was offered the chance to review a book set in Woolworths and at Christmas then I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on my copy! Continue reading “Christmas at Woolworths Book Review*”

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Guest Post: This Is Halloween

Halloween. Some of us like it, some of us dislike it…I adore it and in my personal opinion it is one of the best times of the year. The leaves are falling on the ground, the weather is turning chilly and I get to buy all the pairs of boots I want! But most importantly the end of October signifies something else, Christmas is almost here! But worry not I’m here to talk all about Halloween today and to let you people know just what it is I love about this spooky time of year!
 

I’m a complete horror buff, I love all horror movies and I’m addicted to playing horror games too, the scarier the better in my opinion so I think it’s this that adds to my love of Halloween, I just love to scare myself haha! But aside from that I am also fascinated by the paranormal, my ideal evening would be on a ghost hunt at a haunted castle! Call me crazy but peoples personal experiences with the paranormal really really interests me!

 

 

What I do on Halloween

 

Much like Christmas I have my traditions to do with the kids. We usually carve pumpkins, eat a lot of sweets and chocolates, then order in a pizza and watch Nightmare before Christmas and Hocus Pocus! The kids love to do this and it always gives them something to look forward to. When the kids are in bed I will usually play some Silent Hill on the Xbox and then watch a couple of films, usually Halloween and Poltergeist!

 

I would love to know if you do anything for Halloween and what it is you do!

 

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Claire

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The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side

And we’re back for the last book review of October 2017! I’m almost caught up on them all, but for now, here are my thoughts on The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side – the 9th Miss Marple story written by Agatha Christie. Continue reading “The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side”

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By The Sea Book Review

Yup we are back with another book review today! This one, By The Sea, was written by a friend of mine and fellow blogger, Zoe Jackson. I was so excited to read Zoe’s first published piece of work, and now I am delighted to share my thoughts on By The Sea with you. Continue reading “By The Sea Book Review”

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Guest Post: Perfect Gifts for Wedding Anniversaries

You and your spouse should appreciate every moment that you spend together, expressing your love, tenderness and thankfulness for each other. However, wedding anniversaries are symbols of the beginning of your life together and perfect opportunities to celebrate your love. We know how important is the perfect gift in that occasion so we collected several ideas for perfect gifts you can give your spouse on your major anniversaries.

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Ibiza 2017

Hellooooo again everyone! Well, as the title suggests, I was back on my favourite island for a week, only this time I was there with Jordanne and in a different town! However, I’ve now been back almost a week, and it feels like I never went away. So I thought, why not relive it and tell you all about it at the same time? I’m just going to put all the photos in at the end so please do read and have a nosey at our photos! Continue reading “Ibiza 2017”

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Save Money: Lose Weight Part 3

Welcome back to my new mini series. If you missed Parts 1 and 2, I strongly advise you read them first, just to see how I got to this stage. Their links can be found here and here respectively. Are you ready for my next installment?

 

So I think we’ve covered it – losing weight, can save you money. If you cut out on the takeaways, the meals out, the snacks, and the full priced pre-prepared ready meals. You learn to become shopper savvy, and that the more work/effort put into a food before it reaches the shelves, the more additives and more expensive it will be when you buy it.

 

However, what of the costs of losing weight? Surely there must be some reason we choose to eat the way we do? Well, here is where I will discuss the unseen costs of losing weight.

 

Let’s start with the obvious. The quantity of fresh food bought, there’s no way you can get through so much food in the short amount of time given before the fruit and vegetables go off. Yes, you can cook them and freeze them, or do whatever and freeze them. But then you’re missing the fresh stuff when you just want to take a bite of an apple.

 

All the weight loss experts (well, any I’ve heard) advocate fish, or lean meats. However, both of these can be quite expensive. Especially when you’re buying for a family. Yes, markets can be slightly cheaper, as can butchers or fishmongers. But the truth of the matter is, these will be the most expensive items on your shopping list.

 

The classes I go to are not cheap. They’re not expensive, but they certainly aren’t cheap. At least now on the mainland, I have the option of the online membership for a reduced cost. But whether is £3 or £6, it’s still added money on top of what you’re already spending on food each week.

 

Finally, and the true unspoken cost of losing weight, is the cost of the new clothes you will inevitably have to buy when you are losing weight. From underwear to every other item of clothing. And it’s not cheap! The day of writing this post, I put on what used to be my favourite autumn jeans. A deep purple, that I had bought as part of an outfit. I spent a good deal amount of money on the outfit less than a year ago, and now the trousers are too big and too baggy. I tried to add a belt, however they just look awful. I could cry.

The worst part about the clothing? You can’t just wait until you reach your goal wait before you change your wardrobe. No, instead you have to gradually go from one size to the next, never quite knowing whether or not the size you wear most frequently from one shop will fit you in another. It’s tiring. And did you know your feet will lose weight? I didn’t and now half my shoes don’t stay on my feet anymore. And I’m not even half way near my goal! It’s enough to make anyone regret losing weight.

 

So I suppose what we must ask ourselves is:

Do the costs outweigh the benefits? Would I rather spend a fortune on new clothes every few months, just so I can continue to lose weight and both feel and look healthier? The truth of it is, yes I would rather have a blow out every few months on a new wardrobe. The excitement when that dress that used to not even zip, finally zipping, sitting properly, and actually still having enough room to breathe? Well, you can’t put a price on that.

 

 

Thank you so much to everyone who has stuck with me through this series. I appreciate a week between each post can seem like a long break, especially when there are other posts going live in between them. But your thoughts and comments have interested me so much. Thank you.

 

Have you any pros and cons of losing weight that I haven’t mentioned in this series? Let us know them down below!