An Emotional Roller Coaster Week

This week has been an interesting week. My headaches and bone pain really died down for around two weeks and I was able to spend more time out of bed, however the last few days it has returned and I’ve been battling to concentrate and write my daily posts once again. I’ll keep going and do my best when I can.

I have had some lovely experiences this week to share today, so here goes.


I was sent a wonderful book called Grandma’s Poetry written by Di Castle. I’m a huge fan of poetry, I always have and it’s been nice to read through the poems during the week.

Grandma’s poetry charts the nostalgic journey from birth to teens from the perspective of a grandmother. The book contains some lovely inspirational poems along with lovely illustrations and I found myself smiling and laughing as the poems were at times funny as well as touching to read.

I’m really pleased to have read this book. It brought back memories that I’d had as a child with my grandma and the book is a keeper. One I will be treasuring on the bookshelf.

grandmas poetry book


This week Sylvia wore a new winter coat with my snood. The coat is from Next and was given to us by a family member as hand me downs. It looks and feels brand new! The Snood was a gift sent to me from Esther from the blog InsideOut and About. I love it and so does Sylvia.

Children's coat

Sylvia also wore her warm Duffle Coat from Asda with a secondhand scarf, white gloves and old boots. She looked fab and felt very warm.

Children's coat

I wore my new gold earrings, which were a gift from my aunty for my birthday and for winning the Voice Award at the MumpreneurUK Conference. They are lovely and my only pair of “real earrings”.



This week, Sylvia and I attended the Ballet Lest We Forget. It was a memorial and tribute to those who died in the first world war. I wrote a post describing the amazing dances if you’d like to read more. I wore my new Black Dress from Asda and Sylvia had a stunning red next dress.

Ballet visit


This week we tried and tested the Infruition water bottles. We had fun and the bottles water was really tasty. I wrote a post on how we used the drinks to keep hydrated. I’ve also been testing out a special cream to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and so far it has made a small difference. I’ll be writing about the cream in a few weeks and giving my opinion.

I’ve also been trying lots of Glorious Skinnylicious Soups and have been loving it. I entered a blog competition to win a trip to India and submitted my post about my travel adventures and eating Glorious Soups. It’s a good read. Fingers crossed for the holiday. You have to be in it to win it!

Water Bottles

Glorious Skinnylicious Soups Glorious Skinnylicious Soups



I  found out that my great uncle Johnny One Leg had passed away back in September. He was in an old people’s home and my side of the family were not told about his death. My aunty found out yesterday during a conversation with a Taxi Driver. I’m really not too sure what went wrong communication wise but we have all missed his funeral and don’t even know what happened to his body. I’m going to find out and go visit him in the coming weeks wherever he is.

Johnny Meigh had one leg

Johnny lost his leg during a pit explosion as a teenage boy. He was an inspiration and a great example to me of overcoming difficulties and making the most of your life.


I had a wonderful date night with my hubby and we watched the final instalment of The hobbit in the lounge with maltesers and sparkling grape juice. This made my husbands week! He loved it and I enjoyed just chilling out together with internet and phones off! All in all it’s been an emotional rollercoaster kind of week but we enjoyed it and I’m just holding out now to start my injections when they come. The Hospital has approved my meds and it’s a matter of delivery and being taught what to do.

It’s been a good week.

The Hobbit


I was gifted the Poetry Book in return for a honest opinion/review on this post.


  1. I can see why it has been an emotional week! Thoughts are with your friend and her daughter, hopefully she will make a full recovery with time! How strange you weren’t made aware of your great uncles death, something big went wrong there. You look like you had some lovely outings and you look amazing in that dress! Keep resting lovely and hopefully you will keep that energy at a level where you can keep enjoying time with your lovely family! xx

  2. Very emotional week for you. I hope that your best friend daughter recovers fast. Regarding about your grand uncle… That is strange, I wonder why you’re not notified and definitely worth checking out.

    I love the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit chapter. I just can’t wait to re-read the book again.

  3. Oh gosh what a week – definately a roller coaster. Wishing your friends daughter makes a full recovery. It is so hard when things are happening to our loved ones and to be so far away. Good that you have had some lovely things too to balance out the challenges. Sylvia looks so gown up in her next coat – lovely photo!

  4. Definitely an emotional week. Wow what a rollercoaster. I’m glad there were a few highs though like going to the ballet with your daughter. The poetry book looks so fab as well! And your dress at the ballet is so beautiful! xx

  5. Wow what a lot of ups and downs! How traumatic for your friend – I hope the little girl will be ok – can’t even imagine 🙁 i love the look of that poetry book. I visited my granny today – she is such a pet! and hope you win the trip to India, how amazing would that be?!

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