Musings of a Slimming World (non?) target member | #3

Musings of a Slimming World target member #3

Wow. I didn’t realise it had been so long since I wrote my last musings post. Over one whole year in fact. Truth is, since then, I’ve rarely been in target. I honestly don’t feel like a target member; I haven’t done for a long time. I look at Slimming World diamond members (those who have been at target for a year or more) and I think –

How do you do it?

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40 signs that autumn is here!

40 signs autumn is here

Being an October baby, autumn (or fall) has always been my favourite season. Just some of the things I love about the season; the snuggly jumpers, scarves and ankle boots come out, it’s dark enough in the evenings to put on the twinkly lights and candles, and it’s the weather for drinking loaded mugs of hot chocolate by the fire. Also, I probably shouldn’t mention this word yet, but… it’s the countdown to Christmas! Read more

Yes – I’ve found the summer holidays hard

Yes I've found the summer holidays hard

Most parents I know seem to look forward to the summer holidays; weeks of fun, plans, and days out with their little ones. Spending quality time, making precious memories. But, I’m not most parents. I’m one of those that dreads the summer holidays.

After working hard on my mental health over the last few months and writing our summer bucket list, I have to admit that for the first time in as long as I can remember, I was actually looking forward to the holidays. Spending quality time with the boys, and making and documenting some new memories. Read more

Our 2018 summer bucket list

Summer bucket list

You may have seen the cheesy meme going around recently; you know the one, where we only get 18 precious summers with our children so we must make the most of them. That’s all well and good, and to an extent I agree. But sometimes, just sometimes; we may have had enough, want a break, want to pull our hair out; just want them back at school! And that’s fine, too.

I’m not going to lie, I really struggled with them last summer. We were going through a really difficult time with Jacob and his behavioural issues, which made it hard for me mentally, wanting to take them both out on my own all of the time. Other than going away during the last week of summer, I’m going to admit that we probably had quite a boring six weeks. That’s why this year, we’ve made a bucket list! Read more

10 years wed | A letter to my husband

10 years wed

Dear “The Husband”,

That’s what I usually refer to you as on here, but today I’m going to use your actual name, Paul; the one I said during our vows 10 years ago.

Looking back to 13 and a half years ago when we met and began dating, we were both young; not sure if we were going to be long term. But then six weeks later, you asked me to marry you – and I obviously said yes! Marriage would have to wait though, as I was heading off to University in nine months time. For many, that could have been a make or break, but not for us. We still saw each other at weekends, which kept our love alive. I don’t believe I missed out, as I just partied through the week!

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Fast forward a year or so and we set a date for our wedding; no more than a couple of months after I would be finishing Uni! Who thought it would be a good idea to plan a wedding and do a degree at the same time? Me! But I we managed it – somehow! And it’s up there as one of the greatest days of my life.

Wedding day

Fast forward another 10 years and here we are today. We’ve had our amazing ups, and also we’ve battled some truly devastating downs. But that’s the thing, we battled through; we fought for each other, as husband & wife should do. We probably have more battles to fight further down the line – especially the one we’re having for our first born at the moment. We’ve loved each other, we’ve disliked each other at times; but that’s the stubbornness and fight in us both!

10 years

I love you; happy anniversary. And here’s to the next ten years.

Stacey x