Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Meal Planning Monday(?)

Yes, I know, it's a day late! I just didn't get around to it yesterday.

Then today I had some happy post:

I do love it when I'm asked to try out some new products! I've worked with Schwartz quite a lot, this has to be my favourite so far, I do love Indian food but, trying to eat healthier, it's been off the menu.

There will be a review coming in on them, next week, for now here is this weeks plan:

Monday (yesterday): Gammon, cheese and pasta
Tuesday: Chicken Korma
Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork
Thursday: Cheese and Potato Pie, with bacon
Friday: Chicken Tikka Biryani
Saturday: Brinner
Sunday: Roast Beef, with all the trimmings

So that's my week, I'm really looking forward to it, full of Indian cuisine.

Much Love

As always, I shall be linking up with
Mrs. M's Meal planning

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Judgemental Media

If you live in the UK, or many other countries I should imagine, you can't have missed the birth. 

 Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Our Kingdom has another princess.

Now I don't promote myself as a royalist, but I'm not anti Royal either. I think they have served a purpose for centuries, although the idea of them now seems a little outdated, the alternative would be President Cameron.............I think I'll stick with a monarchy!

What has fascinated me this past couple of days has been the press/media coverage. There has been a lot of talk about how Kate looked?! 

In this day and age, when we are trying to encourage young girls to be happy with their bodies, why is this even a talking point! She walked out of hospital, to be confronted by a bank of cameras, itching to get that first baby shot. If that was me, I would have had every stylist I could get near, to make me look my best.

Have we all forgotten the headlines the last time she had a child?? All about the fact that she looked 'normal'. Obviously not what the paparazzi were saying, oh no, they were wondering how long it would take her to get rid of the baby bump, to get 'back in shape'.

Basically she cannot win, so why shouldn't she try to look/feel good. I would have loved someone to offer to do my hair and make up, after having my 3. I would still like someone to offer now!

The other thing the press has said a lot, and I noticed a friend of mine pick up on it on facebook this morning:

"She now has the perfect family"

So, because she has a child of each sex, her family is now perfect. I'm sure she felt her family was perfect before her daughter came along, I'm sure she will think it's pretty damn perfect if she has another.

The media is so quick to judge. I'm glad that blogging is becoming so big, because then you get to see how real people feel about it. 

Personally, I hope she got home, kicked the heels off, said thank goodness that's over with, and got William to wait on her hand and foot. I hope she keeps her family close, like she did with her first child, and I hope they continue to give those children a peaceful and happy childhood. We have barely seen Prince George over the last 2 years, I think that's good thing. 

Let them be children, get messy and have fun, free of the press judgement machine.

Much Love

Sunday, May 03, 2015

My Sunday Photo

I have many, slightly naughty, pictures that I could share with you, after spending my Saturday evening at a hen party.

However, I decided to save your innocent eyes, and share this lovely pic that I took the other day:

Much love

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful

I am determined not to start with ANY negatives today, so I'm just going to get straight on with:

Ojos World

1. A new (to me) Treadmill! My mum has decided she doesn't have the room, or the energy, for her treadmill. So she has decided to donate it to a worthy cause.......
Excuse the mess, it is taking up a corner
of my sewing room!
2. Getting back to sewing. My hubby, after reading THIS post, has been nagging me to get back to sewing. I finally gave in this week and it went wrong. But, guess what, it didn't stop me! I went back to sewing class this week too, fixed my mistake, and am now feeling a little less nervous.

3. Getting a mini makeover. The day this post goes live, I'm off to the salon, where my niece works. I'm having my brows shaped and tinted, and some weekend lashes put on. I am supposed to be going out this weekend, but I am absolutely bricking it. So whether I make it, is yet to be seen.

So that's my reasons, what's yours? More of you are sharing, across different social sites, and it's lovely.

Much Love

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Just One Day

I would like:

Just one day, melt down free
A day that can be, all about me.

A day where no one cries, or shouts.
No one stresses and no one pouts.

I want a day that is easy, so I don't want to run.
Away from it all, just have some fun.

I hid this morning, in my bed.
My morning was so full of dread.

This morning he woke up, ready to blow.

Still angry from the night before,
still wanting to fight, ready for more.

Then the other child comes home, with a tear in his eye.
A simple thing too much to bare, for this little guy.

This is normal to me,
an autism mum.
But a day would be nice, stress free.......
Just One.

Much Love