Blogpost Ideas, Family

Who would I trade places with for the day and why

Hey lovelies,

I hope you’re having an amazing start to the week.

I’ve read many blogpost list ideas since I started blogging, lots of which were not relevant to me or my cup of tea but when I seen this idea, I knew straight away who it would be, so I had to do this post (the only problem is, I can’t actually remember whos’ list this belonged to).

The person I’d trade places with for a day is –

  • My niece, Tallie (Natalie).

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    ~ Me & Tallie ~

Here’s my reasons why –

  • She’s one of the strongest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing
  • She’s a mother & makes it look so easy & so much fun
  • She has the ability to let you know when she’s pissed off with you, with just one look, I’ve had that look on more than one occasion & immediately thought “why did I say/do that?”, honestly, I wanted the ground to just open up & swallow me (I’m so sorry for the times I received that look). She doesn’t need to argue with you & she doesn’t like to.
  • She loves love, happiness & smiles, she oozes them & has plenty to go around.
  • She’s so girlie, I love it.
  • She has the ability to light up a room upon immediate entry & no matter your mood, always manages to make you smile.
  • She gives her life to her children & has such a busy mum schedule but still finds time to make you welcome into her home, she would greet you at her door no matter the time of day with a smile & an offer of a hot beverage.
  • She puts me in mind of a swan, when you observe her, she glides by gracefully but underneath it all, her inner ‘legs’ must be going like the clappers. Hehe.
  • I’ve never known anyone like her.

The tag words I’ve attached to this post are just some of the words I would associate with Tallie.

I’m proud beyond words to call her my niece & wish I seen her more than I do.

Love you lots Tallie.

I do have more of an unrealistic pick –

Kate Middleton –

I would love to know if she’s able to live a remotely normal life with her family & how they all interact (here’s a thought for you, William & Harry remind me of Stefan & Damon in Vampire Diaries! William’s Stefan, more stable & Harry’s Damon, seems to like danger & take more risks. Hehe).

I hope you have an amazing week.

Bye for now.

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Autumn Bucket List

Hi lovelies,

I don’t actually know anyone else who does a seasonal bucket list apart from YouTubers I watch but I bet loads of people I know have one, they just don’t realise it, you know those times when you think to yourself – over Autumn I want to make apple pie, go apple bobbing, watch fireworks, drink hot chocolate in front of an open fire, bbq or bonfire? Well, that’s a bucket list.

Here’s my Autumn bucket list –

  1. Celebrate Richards birthday
  2. Watch some fireworks
  3. Go to Loughborough fair
  4. Toast marshmallows
  5. Book my works christmas party
  6. Keep a little blog diary on occasion over Autumn
  7. Get all snuggly with fleece pjs & a cup of something hot & tasty (usually coffee or chocolate related)
  8. Watch Hocus Pocus
  9. Watch Practical Magic
  10. Have a girls film night
  11. Eat Autumn inspired food
  12. Make my favourite soups – roasted parsnip & pumpkin & farmhouse veg soup (out of my latest fav cookbook – Eat Smart by 1 of my fave youtubers Niomi Smart
  13. Make chicken stew
  14. Do some Autumn baking
  15. Watch some haunting documentaries
  16. Attempt to watch a scary (ish) film
  17. Buy halloween sweets for the trick or treaters, along with something for a few tricks
  18. Maybe dress up & go trick or treating with the family
  19. Bring a little Autumn indoors
  20. Go walking at the weekend with Richard
  21. Make a list of christmas pressies & go christmas pressie shopping
  22. Write christmas cards
  23. Walk through the Autumn leaves
  24. Set up for doing Blogmas (I don’t even mind if it’s as simple as last years – Blogmas ~ Week 1).
  25. Do a thankful list
  26. Eat some porridge (I’ve not had porridge for ages)
  27. Get excited for Vlogmas (hehe)
  28. Sort out saving stamps & christmas vouchers for christmas food & drink shopping at Morrisons & Tesco
  29. Sort out christmas menu
  30. Plan & book in a family christmas party

So then, that’s my Autumn bucket list, there’s some real exciting things on there & some stuff that will make the up coming seasons a lot easier for me.

A few of these things will go together, so although it may look like a mammoth list, I’ll be able to do a few of these things together, for example – making soup & stew can be combined with eating Autumn inspired food or walking with Richard can be combined with walking through leaves & so on & so on.

Keep Calm & Love Autumn

~ NOTE TO SELF: Print this out & put it on the fridge Sarah! ~

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Bye for now.

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Food won’t change your mood……………………

It goes a little like this……………….

You’ve had a rubbish morning.

You’ve got a sore throat.

Your hair won’t do what you want it to.

You stubbed your toe rushing to the door to sign for a delivery and it’s throbbing. You opened the package and it’s the trainers for your sons birthday, but they’ve sent the wrong size & his birthday’s tomorrow – too late to get it sorted!

The phone rings, you grab it and a pile of paperwork goes everywhere. It’s your partner saying they have to work late tonight, so can’t pick up your son from rugby as planned.

Oh look, the cat’s just brought in a dead mouse!

You head for the kitchen and make a cuppa. Ah – there’s a packet of your favourite biscuits (bought for your kids/partner/when guests come) and it’s yelling at you, so you open it and eat every single biscuit!
Feel better now?

I’m afraid not –

Your toe still hurts.

The mouse is still dead.

The paperwork is still all over the floor.

Your hair is still sticking up.

Your sons birthday trainers are still the wrong size.

All that’s happened is that now you can add feeling guilty to the catalogue of things gone wrong and you feel like a failure! You’ve just made a rubbish morning even more rubbish!!

I seen this in my Weight Watchers smile book and thought I’d share it with you. I never thought of it like that & it did make me smile.

Bye for now.

Love Sarah Mx

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What are you REALLY hungry for???…………….

ANGRY/LONELY/SAD/ANXIOUS/BORED/MISERABLE…………………..

All of these emotions make you hungry for something, but it’s not food, honest.

‘Comfort eating’ is not actually comfortable.

You think you’re being nice to yourself but really, you’re not!

It’s far better to recognise and acknowledge what you’re feeling – what are you really hungry for?? And to find a positive way to deal with the emotion and satisfy the need!

STOP EMOTIONAL EATING!

I recently joined Weight Watchers (that’s for another blog post) & found this in my smile book (it’s a little book that’s to help the mental part of your healthy eating journey) & thought I’d share it with you!

What I’m hungry for is to feel happy with myself & to have a pain-free, active life!

What are you hungry for???………..

Bye for now.

Love Sarah Mx

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