Monday, 26 September 2016

Happy 21st Birthday To A Missing Daughter

Yesterday was my daughter's 21st birthday, only,we were not able to celebrate with her. I did not dwell on the fact that it was another milestone of hers that I have missed, because too much of our time and heartache has been taken by Nathan Green (for those that have only just arrived in our life, or just come across the blog - he is a convicted paedophile). Nathan Green has taken so much from me and I am not letting him take any more. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

My Child Wouldn't Ride A Bike!

When I was a younger mummy to the older kids (who are now 24,22 and 20), it was all about the competition between parents. If your child was not the first to walk, talk or speak french, then your child was labelled as 'slow' or you were frowned upon as a parent who couldn't be bothered to teach your kid. I did get caught up in this and I will be the first one to put my hands up to say I was a snob when it came to schools and my oldest daughter went to school, but by the time my second daughter went to the grammar school and hated, that I realised that it isn't down to the parents to choose where and what their kids do. It is down to the child to be happy - screw what the mummy brigade think.

When Tilly was born, I was determined that I would never measure my child's acheivements with another parent. Maybe it was because I was an older parent or maybe because I was so tired and really couldn't be arsed! When I went to baby groups or joined in to threads on social media, and I would see or hear proud mums saying crap like ''My freddie can play Mozart on the piano, and he is only 10 months old'' These days I just think 'F*** off with your bragging!'

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Kiss Gel Fantasy False Nails

Last week I was invited along to a hotel in SOHO to be part of a pres launch for KISS nails with Jess Wright. Jess has become the latest brand ambassodor for KISS nails and lashes. So I arrived at the hotel and found myself in a suite full of beauticians applying some KISS nails to the gorgeous women in the room. Can you imagine going into a sweet shop and being faced with a huge selection of sweets, butg only being able to choose one? well thats what it was like, there were so many varieties of nails to choose from, starting with the imPRESS Press On Nails to the KISS Gel Fantasy Nails. I chose a pack of Rock Candy Gel Fantasy Nails, I wanted something with a bit of bling. The beautician applied them and I asked her how long they would last. 'Up to a week' She told me! So I thought to myself, we will see about that, because my fingers and false nails do not get on. When ever I apply false nails, they fall off within hours. Its worse when I get drunk and lose them as the night goes on. So I thought that this would be a real challange, I work in retail and by the time I have worked a delivery, they will have fallen off. BUT here I am 6 days later and my false nails have stayed in place. I am so pleased to have finally found some nails that stay put, like they should do.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

My Experience With Body Shaming

Last week I went for breakfast in my local Wetherspoons, with a friend and we were discussing our upcoming holiday to Turkey. I told her that I had two bikinis and two swimming costumes for the two weeks and wasn't sure if it was enough. As I was talking two ladies on a near table starting laughing at the top of their voice, you know that laugh that is exaggerated and obvious that you are being laughed about? Yes that kind of laugh!

So I didn't know what to think at the time, we were a little shocked to be honest. So I am a size 28, but I have never been ashamed or appalled of my body, because this is who I am and this is who I am happy to be. But this attempt at body shaming was appalling from two grown up women. When are we ever going to change as a society and take people as they are?

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Losing Your Blog Mojo

Since being on holiday I haven't really blogged. I think I actually lost my blogging mojo! I have been feeling up tight, bored and stressed but then I realised again it was because I haven't been blogging. I then realised that blogging has become so much a part of my life that I use it as my outlet. Instead of getting frustrated or angry, I just write it down. Sometimes I don't even publish it, I just leave it to fester in my drafts or give it to someone else to post on their blog.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Britains Got Talent Auditions Come To Margate

Have you got talent? if you have then pop down to Dreamland in Margate for the open auditions this weekend in their famous ballroom. You can have any talent and be any age to join in. All that you need is a special skill to impress the panel of judges. You never know, you could be the next Paul Potts or Susan Boyle. Remember last years winner, Richard Jones the magician? well he started at an audition and now has excelled in the world of showbiz and he is appearing in the thrilling West End show Impossible at the Noël Coward Theatre. Later this year, Richard will fulfil his dream of performing in front of The Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance.

First Day Back At School 2016

THAT day has arrived! the day that all parents have been anticipating for all of the summer holiday. It is back to school for most of us. I have seen blog posts and friends comments across social media of how they feel about this day. Some of them wanting to keep their kids at home and others counting down the minutes until the school bell rings.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Friends #30bbdaysofgratitude

The post for Sunday's #30bbdaysofgratitude is about friends, as I don't write on the blog on a Sunday I have decided to write it on Saturday night (because I have no life!).

My Friends

Friend (noun)  (PERSON YOU LIKE)
a person who you know well and who you like a lot, but who is usually not a member of your family.

We all have friends, people we can rely on in a crisis, people who make us laugh and cry and people who are there for the best and the worst of times. Friends are the family that you choose. I have so many friends but I have very few very close friends. 

Where I work #30bbdaysofgratitude

Today as part of the #30BBdaysofgratitude posts we are talking about my projects/work and I have chosen to talk about ......

My Work

I do love my job, yes I might moan and stop around if things don't go right, but I have brand love for the people I work for. I have worked for them for 11 years this year! I have never stuck to anything that long before. I work for Superdrug, in a beauty store and I am a fragrance adviser on our store fragrance counter.

Friday, 2 September 2016


When I was a child, I used to love going to my Nans house, She was such a loving a cuddly Nan, She loved all of her grandchildren and eventually great grandchildren, But she always seemed to be old! When we are children everyone is old to us, but even as we grew up I still used to view 55 - 60 years old as 'old'. I was so worried about getting old  having false teeth, my hair going grey and frizzy even about having to rethink my home (But this is all sorted with the help of  bathing solutions).

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