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The 2017 Healthy Food Goal

I haven’t stopped going on an incredible journey for one day this year. It’s a bloody roller coaster juggling kids and your own business, a house and pets and bloody emotions. I see life like Rebecca Ferguson though; everything happens in order to make us a better person. It’s true! I’m tired but a better person.

I adore New Year. So does my husband. It’s like starting a new book. Yipeeeeee. Each month is a new chapter. My husband and I went for a bottle of wine tonight without children. My mum wanted the kids over for dinner so we took some much needed time out at the local pub to discuss our 2016, our new house and our family eating habits. This is where we set new goals. One of those goals was to get home and out all the naughty food into a bag with the girls and get them to lift it to see what would be entering their tummies. This is one of the best things we have done and oh my days the bag was like santas sack!

I want to educate the girls on what food does to your mentality. Honestly this to me is hugely important. This has been a huge part of my journey. Consuming bad food from loneliness and anxiety has made my mood incredibly low. Its terrible. Its not what i want for my children and if I’m going  through it then so are they. We eat the same food. We live in the same house.


All of this would be in our tummies if I didn’t put my foot down. I’m not stopping my Kids from having treats but I have no willpower myself and have to think about my kids moods. It’s easy to slip into a lower state, so I have to do something.

Join me and my family on our 2017 food journey. Who’s in? We start tomorrow but would love to get more people involved. 

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Buying Our Forever Home

We sold our house! We have bought another house! It’s really happening!

It’s a big deal to me. Since having post-natal depression years ago I found myself distant from my home. It’s only the past year that I have started enjoying being at home but it just doesn’t feel big enough. It’s a 3 bedroom terraced house. We don’t have any room for toys, we can’t move freely around the house and it has felt like a small house for a while now. The kids who share just bicker all the time. I just want peace.

We have been keen to move to a 4 bedroom detached for the past 3 years but thought it would never happen. It was okay. We have been working hard to save and make the move happen eventually but Dave woke up one morning and said he dreamt that we should be moving so that day he spoke to a friend who is a mortgage advisor and WOAH she made it happen. 

Everything is going through. I believe we are waiting for our buyers whom are first time buyers to sort their mortgage and survey but we are up to date with everything and so are the vendors that we are buying from.

This move is a big deal. We will only be 3 miles from our current area and the kids will still go to the same schools but we won’t be walking distance to friends for play, cuppa, wine,breakfast. It’s all about car journeys from when we move. Sleepovers too. 

I’m ready for the move. I mean mentally I think I need it. Last year I wanted to die (I’m not kidding. Depression really hit me!) and so we made the decision to change my way of life – my job. So next step is a house move. 

I hope we have made the right decision. I know the grass isn’t always greener but after ten years this move feels like it was meant to be.

I feel free writing this. Odd isn’t it? I feel like this will be another fresh start mentally. Another way of rebuilding me.