Sunday, 22 March 2015

My Blog World

So its Monday and time to link up again with everyone over at The Oliver's Madhouse. To be honest I have had to push myself to do a post because the last few weeks have been stressful. My very granddaughter was sick and in hospital and it was double worry for her and my daughter. Thankfully she is home and I hope on the mend.

So I was sitting thinking about my blog. I have not been as active as I would normally as there has been so much going on. I hope to pull that back up but if not then I will carry on and think why I started this journey in first place.
My niece is a very creative and good blogger and I credit her with getting me started. She was telling me about her blog The syders and said I should try. I thought she was mad because what did I know and who on earth would read it.

She set me up and off I went ! I have made mistakes are probably will still but in general I have kept it going and learnt so much. I have "Met" so many kind and nice people online and lots of cyber sisters who are always around.
I am shocked that this year I have had the courage to be going to Britmums live and even more shocked I have a sponsor!! Who would have thought. My sponsor is Life Story Bank which is a wonderful way to record and store you life stories for your relatives. I am slowly tying to get mine down for my family, and I so wish my parents had done the same. So I am excited but I have to add very nervous about it all. I am also looking forward to meeting some of my "Cyber" sisters that I chat to, and more important do a good job for Life story bank.

So its been a rocky road these last few weeks but I have much to look forward to this year

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

2am I am still awake

So its 2am and I am sitting here on the computer when I should be sleeping! I spend most of my days feeling sick and worn out, then when I should be sleeping I am wide awake. So is the life of someone with chronic pain and Fibromyalgia. I have learnt to cope with the pain , I have to live with the weight gain and lack of fitness but its hard. Just recently I have had a problem and getting past each day has been a struggle to say the least. I may look healthy from the outside (apart from being fat) but its far from the truth.
So I will carry on but its so not easy or fun as I am a total worrier as well.
See you after I try to get some sleep ...........................

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Cake and Bake Show 2015

I am very excited today as I bring new of a fab Cake show for later this year. It will be held in a few venues so plenty of chances for you all to go. I am lucky to be able to offer a great money off offer for tickets saving you a whole £3 off the ticket price , now you have to admit that is a fab deal. I will be bringing you lots of info over time about the event but you can also find out loads on the web site. So if like me you love to Bake buy your ticket today!

“The Cake & and; Bake Show, in association with NEFF is an experiential live event for baking and cake fanatics. The event is set to turn up the heat with 4 new exciting shows in Harrogate, London, Manchester and Edinburgh. These events have capitalised on the popularity of all things baking and host the perfect mix of live demonstrations, expert classes, market stands, live competitions and so much more to develop your home baking hobby! Book yours before 30th March and save £3 on tickets!

PLUS! See and meet renowned baking stars, patisserie experts and the industry's best cake decorators. From demonstrations on the Super Cake & Bake Theatre in association with NEFF, to do-along classroom sessions and book signings - there will be lots of opportunities for you to learn from the best! Tickets are now on sale! Just quote CAKE-BAKE3 when purchasing to receive £3 off tickets!”

Ticket offer t&cs- please list if/where possible:*Offer valid on Adult full price advance tickets only. Offer ends 30.03.15. Ticket terms and conditions apply. Information correct at time of print.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Mother love

So Sunday this week was Mother's Day for us in the UK. It's always a bit bitter sweet for me as it is also the day my mum passed away. It's been a long time now so I can think of her without sadness and instead happy memories. My mum was my best friend and I adored her. She was a strong independent lady and did so much with her life.  Even when I moved away I would walk up a steep hill to a telephone box (no mobiles then lol) just to talk to her.  She was a keen writer and I think if she was alive today, would be a blogger. I hope that I have been just as good a mum to my two children as she was to me. I love the above picture of my mum (in the front) , my nan next to her and a great aunt and aunt behind. A wonderful group of strong ladies .