Steps… 

Our diet was over before it really had a chance to begin. Just as we started I was poorly for over a week so my husband, who doesn’t really understand the concept of dieting (like AT ALL), was responsible for food shopping. He brought home things like pasta carbonara and clotted cream rice pudding. And…

Man Flu

For the purposes of this blog post there are two different types of men. Type A and Type B. My husband is Type A. The one who will literally stop for nothing. It has been years since he saw a GP “It’s just a virus, there’s nothing they can do anyway”. My husband would need…

Poo

Yes, POO. You ‘eard! Dr Gillian McKeith has made a career out of the stuff. When my daughter was very small we had a book called Everybody Poos. It was BRILLIANT. It was all about… you guessed it… pooing. There were even handy illustrations. It was most informative. When you have small children you deal with a lot…

Get Well Soon

My mum is currently in hospital being terrifically brave and badass having had surgery. Truly a 21st century grandma, she has taken her iPad with her and my dad informs me that he’s bought her a week’s pass for the hospital WiFi. Silver surfers the pair of ’em! She may not be up to it…

Clue

This one is for the women. Have you got Clue? No, not the murder mystery game (known as “Cluedo” in the UK) but the period app. Not period as in a full stop. Period as in period. Clue is the Period and Ovulation Tracker app. You download it (for free!) from the App Store, enter in…

Sick

I’ve been a bit poorly this week. I had what I thought was a migraine so I took some tablets and went to bed. But the next day it hadn’t shifted. My head hurt, my jaw hurt. Vomiting. More tablets. The next day I had to call the GP to cancel an appointment my daughter…

Grain Free Granola

I’ve just discovered a great brand called The Paleo Foods Co. For those that don’t know, “paleo” is short for paleolithic. The paleolithic period was essentially the early part of the Stone Age. People who eat a “Paleo Diet” will only eat food that is natural, i.e. not been tampered with. So that’s no processed foods and…

Diet.

On Monday my husband and I are starting our “healthy eating regime”. I know most people start these things at the beginning of January but we had to get through 2nd Christmas with my in laws first (they went on a cruise). And then there was all the food left over from Christmas that needed eating. And…

To wax, or not to wax

That really is the question. People are talking. About pubes. Yes, really. Cameron Diaz caused a furore last year when she came out publicly in favour of keeping hair down there. The actress, and former model, covered the topic in her hugely popular health manual The Body Book with a chapter entitled “In Praise Of Pubes”. In an appearance on…

Sweet Dreams

I am married to a very nice man. People never tire of telling me how NICE he is. “Your husband is soooo niiiiice”. Yes, he is. That’s why I married him. If he was one of the Mr Men he’d probably be Mr Likeable. He’s friendly and chatty and informal. He gets on with pretty…