Friday, 24 May 2013

Musings - Eye candy...

It’s that time of year again when my favourite TV shows start to have their current season endings. You know the shows, the ones that have got you through the winter months and entertained you over Easter indulgences. And ALL mine are due to or have just finished which means I am all out of eye candy.

So I have decided to list my working week and let you know what / who I am going to be missing… it’s going to be hard.

(In order by photo and day of the week…)

Arrow – Stephen Amell
The Vampire Diaries – Joseph Morgan
Beauty and the Beast – Jay Ryan
Nashville – Charles Esten
Suits – Gabriel Macht

So looking at them all… who would you miss the most? xx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Musings - Reasons to be cheerful #R2BC

Reasons to be cheerful. #R2BC

Like the founder of Reasons to be Cheerful I have found this week a bit trying, all trivial things but still enough to keep that frown upside down.
But I did make a pact with myself to be more optimistic, to see the bright side of the dull (even if I have to turn the dull over and over in my hands until I find that glimmer).

So today I have decided to list three things (I am going to stick to the three things again in order not to bore you all to tears) that have vexed me this week but also tell you how I am dealing with it… Little Miss Sunshine style… with a smile and as much cheer I can muster.


1. Everyone I have come into contact with this week has made me feel surplus to requirements, insignificant, the person that can be forgotten and messed about – But from the gloom of being the great overlooked I have written some poetry for the first time since September. I have hardened my heart and taken myself to task about relying on myself to make me happy. I feel bizarrely positive about it.
2. The Kid gave me a cold; snot, cough, aches, foggy head; the lot! – And though I feel wretched, by passing it on to me she is feeling a whole lot better. I figure that makes me a really good mother ha ha. 
3. I weighed myself. I have put on 9 lbs. this month which is both shameful and disgusting but really puzzling – Yet, like being overlooked it has given me the kick start I needed to get back on the healthy eating band wagon. I have set myself a weight loss target for the summer! There is nothing more cheerful than a target to aim for… or rather the reward I have planned for myself if I reach it. I can’t tell you, it’s slightly wicked.

In summary… I guess my main reason to be cheerful this week is that I am not going to let myself be beaten. And as everyone out there knows, sometimes that’s hard.

:) xx

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Observation - Stadium suave...

Something amused me today,  probably more than it should...

I had the opportunity to be at The Shay Stadium, the home of the Shaymen. Now it's no Old Trafford, the stands are aged and half built and the new conference centre is a bit on the dull side.

But then I got in the tiny lift (I had a trolley! I promise I usually walk up a single flight of stairs) to find it completely clad in a golden shiny antique pine. It tickled me that I had swerved around the many pot holes in the car park and eyed scaffolding that was rusted it had been there so many years...

Yet the lift, that would hold 8 people max, has been kitted out for decadence and a dated 1980s style.

Bizarre right?  Or bizarre that I noticed?
Either way it amused me enough to take a photo to share... :) xx

(Location photos from, pine lift my own)

Friday, 10 May 2013

Photo - Smile!!!

I shouted say cheese and cheese she did shout. You gotta love kids. :) xx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Musings - Reasons to be Cheerful #R2BC

I am joining #R2BC for the first time. I have been struggling lately trying to find a way out of a glum slump.

Then I came across Mummy from the Heart and I began reading through her posts, hooked by her optimism and view on life.

So today I have decided to simply, with no long windedness (read my blog I am usually prone to waffle) tell you three reasons I am cheerful:

1. My daughter – who held her arms up to me this morning and said ‘Up – I want you little Mommy’ and it made my heart glow.
2. Inspirational people – those who you know or come across randomly, when you most need it, who put fire back in your belly and give you a reason to laugh at yourself and say get a grip.
3. Shadows – because it means that the sun is shining and to me a little sunshine always means hope.

Want to join in? Just click the button below…

Monday, 6 May 2013

Musings - Bank Holiday Sun...

The sun shone this Bank Holiday weekend.

To some that might seem like an ordinary thing, to have the clouds part and the blue of cornflowers light the sky with optimism.

I come from Yorkshire, this is akin to a mini miracle. And I mention optimism with a ring of truth to it because it does make you feel hopeful. There is nothing like the warmth of the Orb beating down, warming the silk of your hair and the once defeated arch of your spine… there is nothing like that jolt of vitamin on the breeze to make you feel you can reconquer the world.

Or the garden.

Which is what we did… realising three hours later that weeds were in fact our only flora. Garden looking a bit bare, Love?

Oh well at least it’s a great deal tidier. :) xx
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