All posts tagged: Mother’s Day

A Mother’s Day surprise from Tesco

Since it is International Women’s day today, I find it appropriate to write about the absolute treat Tesco organised with Alex’s help as my special Mother’s Day surprise. It all started with a lovely email from their marketing team, asking for Alex’s email and having all to do with Mother’s Day. I am not daft, who does not like surprises, right, so I was quick to connect the two parties and let the whole thing in their apt hands. Last Friday afternoon, a beautiful parcel arrived but I was not allowed to have even a peek in, as it came with strict instructions to be opened by Alex and Emma, close to Mother’s Day. Saturday morning they decided to organise a rehearsal for Mother’s Day and I got treated in bed with beautiful porridge, loads of fresh fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice and loads of grins from both of them 🙂 Sunday was even better! With the other bits that arrived in the hamper, Emma wrote me a beautiful card and delivered a hand …

Mother’s Day…on Instagram

I have been using Instagram separately from my personal Facebook for the past six months, in an attempt to separate business and personal life but I have recently realised that most of my friends have missed on our news in this way. So, inspired by a fellow blogger who has an Instagram post once a week, I will attempt to keep my friends and family updated in this visually pleasing way as well. This week has been all about the coming celebrations for Mother’s Day as we got loads of bits to enjoy on the occasion, all thanks to this blog. We kicked off the celebrations (I know, I am the mummy here but I cannot leave those two out, can I?) with lovely, scrummy food from Charlie Bigham’s, for which we had been sent vouchers the week before. Charlie Bigham is the amazing chef who came up with the brilliant idea of “oven-prepared convenience dishes”, designed for one or two and selling at a very reasonable price, in an attempt to bring harmony back …

Healthy Living Challenge: Day 19 – A New Woman on Mother’s Day

Oh, yeah, and my weight keeps dropping!! It must have been the post-traumatic shock, the fact that the insurance company decided the car bumping on Thursday was actually my fault (hubby says it’s my crappy phrasing when relating the incident) and the fact that I didn’t sleep much since, replaying it in my head but the good news is that I am down to 68.1 kilos as from this morning!! Wow, three kilos in less than three weeks, I never imagined when I started this healthy living, wheat-free challenge that I will see results this quickly! I have started to see results in the way my jeans fit and in my face. I still have a wee pouch belly hovering over my jeans line and my arms are still chubby but my aim is to get a flat belly and beach-ready arms by the end of May. I am still nauseated every time I think of the traffic incident and for the first time since I started my healthy living challenge I had to have …