The week that was 365/5

Wow already on to week 5 and the year has started to pass us by, it’s February!

WHAT a week, Saturday saw the arrival of a long attended date in my diary, the Choccywoccydoodah meet up where a group of bloggers had put their money together to book up a visit to the London Secret Room and boy was it worth it!

Liberty LondonJust to prove I’m not all chocolate ALL the time, I took these snaps of Liberty as I hurried on my way to the meeting point. I adore this building and have a look inside whenever I can, check out the ship on the top of the building and the beautiful flowers always outside the front door.

Sunday I was ill, I had the Bug and for the first time I remember I didn’t even get dressed but lounged in my pyjamas all day. This bug has been particularly difficult to shift, it has made me feel weak and tired all week, maybe I should have had that flu jab offered to me in October after all? One thing I did do is put our old table on eBay for sale, something I’m not used to doing and reverted to Facebook during the week for tips on how to sell. I did sell it for £40, I wish I’d got a bit more but hey ho, at least it’s out of the way now.

vintage table

Monday – kids back to school and I have a long To Do list to catch up on including all the housework and ironing – plus I’m not feeling 100% yet so something will not get done. Some fabulous products arrive in the post to review by Seascape, Alice’s lips are red and sore after feeling poorly, I encourage her to use the Peppermint lip balm and it goes down a treat. We all have a go and give it the thumbs up.

seascape peppermint lip balm

Tuesday – I choose a WeightWatchers recipe for Salmon and prawn bake from the Fresh and Easy book and it’s very easy to make, only 6 Propoints and delicious too, even husband-to-be gives it the thumbs up

salmon and prawn bake

Wednesday – This lack of energy is persisting, I feel absolutely washed out this week. I cancelled Zumba on Monday and now swimming today. I’m hoping to get some of my drive back soon and stop feeling so washed out. The girls are studying fairy tales at school and this week it’s the turn of the Gingerbread Men and they proudly come home with their gingerbread biscuits.

gingerbread men biscuits

Thursday – Freezing cold weather and lots of rain too makes for evenings spent at home in the warm. Alice really enjoys using her white board she got for Christmas and wrote her name across the top. I then prompted her to write some other 3 letter words easily sounded using the phonics system. Mum, Dad, ted, pot, cat, dog (not finished!)

learning to write

Friday – End of a long and tiring week. I cancelled Bocwa (exercise class) too today as I’m far too behind on everything this week and need to spend the day catching up. But Kate the Social Media for Britmums reminds me it’s #Rockupinred day for the British Heart Foundation so I change into as many red pieces of clothing I can find and take my photo which is then published to my Facebook page and my Twitter timeline.

rock up in red BHF

One last important message this week is for #TeamHonk, Tanya Barrow, Annie Spratt and Penny Alexander are off to Ghana for Comic Relief this week to show the #goodwork that is being done over there and report back to us. Please keep an eye out for it and help spread the good word.


  1. Notmyyearoff
    February 2, 2013 / 10:10 AM

    The choccywoccydoodah trip sounds amazing!’ I’ve seen a few pics on other blogger posts about it and it looks well worth a trip!!

  2. February 2, 2013 / 11:05 PM

    all that chocolate and bloggers – what fun that must have been!
    that salmon and prawn bake looks really nice (I am hungry!) and i really LOVE you rockin’ the red look Mari. and also well done to your daughter on the writing x

  3. February 2, 2013 / 11:33 PM

    Love the ‘Lady in red’ outfit! That hat rocks :-)

  4. An Exeter Mum
    February 3, 2013 / 12:41 AM

    Great to see the #rockupinred shot! Hope you are on the mend now. Nothing worse than having to plough on feeling under the weather x

  5. Jaime Oliver
    February 3, 2013 / 11:45 AM

    Looks like a busy weeks at yours! great pictures :-)

  6. Coombe Mill (Fiona)
    February 3, 2013 / 12:18 PM

    Lots of people have had that bug, doesn’t sound nice at all, hopefully you’re feeling better now though, you seem to have had a busy week despite that! Your salmon looks amazing!

  7. HPMcQ
    February 3, 2013 / 3:41 PM

    you look fabulous in red darling x

  8. February 3, 2013 / 9:29 PM

    Sounds like a fun week apart from the illness! Love the hat :)

  9. Donna Bird (mummybird)
    February 3, 2013 / 10:36 PM

    Looks like a busy week. I also love the red hat :-)

  10. Emma wright
    February 3, 2013 / 10:57 PM

    All that red looks great. hope you are all on the mend now x

  11. February 3, 2013 / 11:54 PM

    Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. I sometimes find selling things on Facebook easier. The lipbalm pics are cute. I would LOVE you link up your weightwatchers recipe on MotivationalMonday (pretty please, hope this isn’t too spammy). Yum any gingerbread for me.
    You look good in red. And a very important message at the end:O)

  12. February 4, 2013 / 10:24 PM

    Poor you feeling so rotten for so long.
    Tough you look ever so happy in your red get up :)

  13. February 7, 2013 / 10:34 PM

    LOVE your red photo!! I also adore the photo with the lipsalve.

    Thanks for linking up.

  14. February 7, 2013 / 11:42 PM

    Her using the lip salve is brilliant, looks so grown up. The gingerbread men are great, very creative. and you look good in red

  15. February 8, 2013 / 4:39 PM

    Ah, love those pictures. Your daughter is beautiful xx

  16. February 9, 2013 / 6:57 PM

    That salmon and prawn bake looks delicious.

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