Well that is one heading I never thought I would ever write! I have never seen I’m a celebrity blah blah blah whatsitcalled however I have been tagged in a meme so thought I would have a go!
It is very simple to do and the rules are as follows
1) Answer the 10 questions and consider the mission.
2) Tag a few bloggers to do the same
3) Come back to Kates original post and tell her (@kateonthinice) you have done the questions and answers so she can take a look and promote your post.
1. What one thing about being a parent makes you scream “Get me out of here!”
The phrases ‘can I have’ or ‘I need’
2. What qualities would you bring to the jungle?
I can cook, I like to think I am funny, I am super positive (sometimes to the point of annoyance!)
3. How are you likely to annoy people in your were stuck with them for 3 weeks?
See above! Also, I don’t sit still. I don’t do well at being bored. Continue reading
On Sunday I boarded the train to London to meet up with Nicola Richardson, she of Alexanders Ball fame, as we were going to the Britmums Christmas Do on Monday. Nicola and I have been online friends for a few years now. We ‘met’ as both of us lost our lovely boys to cot death. Despite only living an hour away from each other we had never had the opportunity to meet up so this seemed like a good time to do that and meet up with other Mums that we chat to online.
I was firstly challenged to 5 things interesting things about me, which swiftly lead to 30! We took it a bit far; it all got a bit silly, Kate challenged me to extend to 100.
I agreed to write a list of 100 from scratch if Kate raises £100 for charity as part of her Project 30 campaign.
If you would like to see my new 100 facts about me, please donate generously.
Text: PROJ54 £1 (or £2 or £5)
The money is for Rethink Mental Illness. What a brilliant charity for this challenge.
Have you seen that Facebook game, give me 5 facts about you? Bloomin’ stupid game if you ask me. I don’t like all that sort of thing. I was challenged to 7 things by my friend Ian Golden, my reply was ‘hmmm, yeah, whatever’. Well last night on twitter I was given cause to reply. I was inspired by a tweet by Al Vimh, it was a brilliant response so I replied with 5 things, couldn’t be bothered with 7! Well this went down very well. In the replies I was then challenged to 30 things by the fabulous Kate from Project30. If you have never heard of her, firstly why not, and secondly look her up, she is awesome.
30 were going to be a challenge but I gave it go. Here are the full 30. Let me know which your favourite is. I like number 20 best.
1.I am terrified of strawberries.
2. At the end of each winter I shed my skin and it makes me feel awesome.
3. In a previous life I was married to King Henry 8th, I was the one that got away.
4. My first car was a batmobile. I disguised it as a fiat 126 and none of you ever knew!
5. My skin glows in the dark.
6. I have done Hell on the Humber every year however I was disguised as Big Ted.
7. We have a kill room in our basement. Continue reading
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is not for everyone but for me it has been a life changer. I can’t explain why or how it works but it really does for me.
Last year I went to the dentist for a routine checkup, he asked how I was and I mentioned the horrendous pain I had had in my face and side of my head a few days earlier. He did some xrays and said all looked clear and he wondered if it was just a migraine. I thought nothing more about it for 6 weeks until it happened again, the problem this time is that it happened every few hours. I knew it wasn’t teeth related because the xrays were clear so I went to the doctor, after some toing and froing they decided it must be Trigeminal Neuralgia. This condition is also known as the suicide disease because the pain has led people to kill themselves! I was given drugs to control it but to be honest I really didn’t want to take pills for the rest of my life so I contacted Dawn at Think it Change it to see if she could help. We had just one session and the pain was controlled, it was amazing that I could control that level of pain without pills.Oddly the pains only lasted a couple of weeks and then nothing. I was fairly sure it was not TN but who cares it was gone. Continue reading
Well, what a weekend!
We headed down to London on Friday morning, an uneventful journey. After checking in at Abbeywood campsite we headed over to excel to check in for the inaugural Ride London 100 mile cycle challenge.
We checked in and wandered around the exhibition stalls. It was much like checking in for London Marathon but on a smaller scale. Alex and I collected our goodie bags for the Freecycle event on the Saturday morning.
We sat and watched Martin Ashton being interviewed, he seemed a really nice guy. You will know him as the Youtube sensation guy that rode his road bike in a bmx style finishing up with two sexy ladies cleaning his bike with WD40. After the interview he and his team put on pretty awesome show.
On 16th September I shall be taking part in my second Great North Run. Since the London Marathon I have struggled with my running Mojo but having got my place for GNR I felt I owed it to myself to get on with it and so here I am. I am raising money in memory of my son, Ellis, who died almost 10 years ago from Cot Death, the Foundation for Study into Infant Death have been a constant in our lives since that time. They fund vital research into cot death so that other families don’t have to go through and live with the pain that we have.
So please dig deep and donate now.
Thank you so much for reading, every donation counts, even a pound is much appreciated.
A Twitter conversation this morning made me feel quite sad. Jeremy Vine posted that there was a Welsh flag flying in Downing Street. How fabulous is that? I think it is great to support one of the home nations who have done so well in the Rugby world cup.
An Englishman replied to Jeremy’s tweet ‘To have Welsh flag flying in Downing St is an absolute disgrace and insult to every English person’. What a mean thing to say, I replied saying that I was not insulted by it but proud! Jeremy retweeted this and the response was overwhelmingly in agreement with me. Looking at the Englishman’s twitter timeline it was sad to see people saying that if England were playing that the Scots and Welsh would not be flying English flags and that they would be supporting the opposing team.
What a sorry state of affairs! If it were Scotland or Northern Ireland playing today, I would be supporting them too and that is what being from the ‘United’ Kingdom is all about. We should be united in our support of all the home nations.
This time last year my sparkly belt didn’t fit me. My trousers kept falling down but I couldn’t find a nice belt to fit. Earlier this summer I managed to squeeze back into my belt, Facebook friends may even remember
my status referring to this milestone. Well I have hit another milestone in beltgate(!), the belt still fits, but comfortably. I don’t feel like I am being cut in half. This exercise lark really is starting to give results!
I bimbled 9 miles with my friend Rachael on Saturday in training for the Great North Run in a few weeks. The Garmin suggests this burned 1261 calories. If I carry on like this I may be able to go in a notch on said belt by next month. Keep your fingers crossed.