A Mothers Ramblings

Monday, 20 March 2017

New Scales and Renewed Vigour!

Last Saturday (not the one just gone, the one before that!) morning I was ready for my scales to show a MASSIVE weight loss. Well, not my scales because I'd decided that my bathroom scales were terrible as depending on which way I peered over my bosom, I could make myself weigh a stone heavier or lighter. So as I was already picking up the shopping from Tesco, I thought I would make use of the Scales.

They had a sign on saying they were out of order.

The Weighing Scales in Tesco

I was deflated, but not for long as I managed to persuade Flyfour to come with me to our local high street to find out if the Boots still had a set of scales too.

They did.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

What We Are Eating W/C 18th March 2017

It's funny, on one hand, the whole lifestyle change is brilliant. I've realised that as well as taking care of myself physical with my diet I'm starting to take more care in my appearance and I'm kinda loving that I'm reading so much!

On the other hand, it's starting to get to me because some evenings you'll find me trying to distract myself from feeling hungry by reading a book or doing some knitting or as seems most common, bemoaning the fact that there is nothing to eat in the house. Despite me being the one who does the shopping!

Next Customer Please sign at Tesco

Maybe in two weeks time when I've lived the lifestyle for six weeks I'll be more prepared for the next six week chunk... who knows?!

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Music Exam

When Top Ender starts to take her Music GCSE next year, part of the encouraged extracurriculars is to take the ABRSM music theory exams. As preparation/catch up on this she and several of her fellow students have been attending a weekly club, where they have been studying together to better their knowledge and to prepare them for the exams.

It has been a joy seeing Top Ender concentrate on learning the one hundred or so things she needs to know as she is huddled over her worksheets and various books. We've discussed many things which my GCSE in music has given me a small understanding of, so I've, for the most part, been able to keep up with what she has been explaining.

Top Ender looking all lovely!

When we saw her Music Teacher at a special evening to ensure that the students and parents knew what they were getting into if they signed up for a GCSE in music, I had mentioned that I was worried about Top Ender taking a GCSE in music, because whilst looking back now I loved it, it was the hardest class I took because I had no knowledge of music other than I liked listening to it.

Top Ender's teacher was honest, which I appreciated, and told both Top Ender and me that Top Ender had the knowledge, had the ability and all she was really lacking was the same thing we already know she is lacking. To be able to push herself harder than she currently is (eg Managing to get by as an average student because of her natural smarts) and her lack of willing to work as a team.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

I Had A Dream And It Didn't Come True

Growing up I had a dream. I wanted to be a Teacher and I told everybody.

I loved School, I loved my teachers and the idea of being a teacher really resonated with me. However, I could never actually be a teacher who works in a School. Don't get me wrong, I love children and volunteering at my local primary school and being the Primary President at the Church I go to. I know however that whilst I would love to be a teacher, I am really not cut out to be one.

Me looking semi professional

Secretly, I had another dream. I wanted to be a singer.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Unicorn Farts Or What's A Good Perfume For Teenagers?

When I was in my late teens, my Mum purchased me a bottle of perfume for Christmas.

I didn't wear perfume other than occasionally dabbing myself with some White Musk from the Body Shop as I was really a non-make-up wearing or caring or even a perfume wearing or caring teenager. It was, of course, a big surprise, but a good one and I was thrilled with my new perfume.

The perfume that she picked for me (and my sister as she got a bottle too) was Escape by Calvin Klien and has become the only perfume that I ever wear. I'm normally a little heavy handed with the scent, but meh, who cares as long as it's not so overpowering it knocks you out as soon as you walk into the room I'm sitting in!

PippaD and Top Ender not falling over from a perfume!