Monthly Archives: July 2018

Meal Planning Mondays 09/07/2018

What a weekend, we are exhausted!! 

Well we made it and beat Sweden butts on Saturday which is something, I’m not a football person but glad we are through.  We watched the game over at ours in the garden with all our family and friends as we were celebrating our little boys 1st Birthday as well.   

We are still tidying up after a mad weekend and are eating leftovers from that.   

Paprika Chicken, Rice and Salad 

Jacket Potatoes, Beans, Cheese and Salad 

Baked Salmon with salad 

Sausages, mash, veg & gravy 

Chilli & Chips 

Omelette & salad 

Chicken Stir fry with egg noodles 

What on your plate? 

Bakerdays Letterbox cake review

I have reviewed these cakes previously so when the opportunity came up again I couldn’t resist.

I decided on ordering it for my friend’s 30th back in April as you can’t have a birthday without a birthday cake, right! I know my friend loves Flowers and butterfly’s so I chose the “any age floral number cake” priced at £14.99 for the letterbox cake

I was able to order it and set the delivery date that I wanted it to arrive so it wasn’t ordered to early or too late and missed my friend’s birthday. You could even have it delivered straight to their door as a surprise if you wanteda1.

The processing of the cake was so easy, choose your design, the flavour of sponge you want and then it gets delivered straight through your letterbox hassle free

I would be sure to buy any upcoming friends or family’s birthday cakes from this company as they are perfect for any occasion.

  • We received this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Only You Can Change Your Life! (But These Suggestions Can Help)

Yes, it’s true that the only person that can significantly improve you your life for the better is yourself. Although taking stock of your problems and then finding the courage to change things isn’t always easy, not that anything ever was. With that in mind, check out my post below on the things you can do, big and small, to change your life for the better.

Body positivity.

One thing that can cause us untold misery is always feeling like we have to be on a diet, or when we are not, having to explain it away as a cheat day or something like that. In fact, it’s such a big deal that there is whole diet industry that has sprung up around women’s perceived need to lose the weight.

However, something that can help you rid yourself of all these body worries once and for all is to embrace a more body positive standpoint. Body positivity, something you can read more about at, is a movement that has been gaining moment on social media recently, and it about recognising the value of all bodies no matter what their size shape, colour, gender or ability.

In fact, it’s all about embracing who you are now, and not waiting until you have lost those extra pounds before you go out and live a meaningful life. A concept that for many people could be utterly radical and life-changing.

Put yourself first.

Too often we are accused of being a selfish person if we put ourselves first. However, if you do it in the right way it can change your life for the better. Now I’m not talking about cutting in line, or always taking the biggest piece of cake for yourself here. Instead, putting yourself first is about identifying your values and goals and prioritising actions that are in line with these.

What this means is that if you feel called to be an artist but everyone around you expects you to be a lawyer, you choose actions that will bring you closer the first target. Now, I’m not saying this can’t be tough, because dealing with other people expectations of you can be difficult, however, as Dr Seuss once said, “Those that mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind,” so embrace putting your wants and needs first, it might just change your life!

Its OK to ask for help.  

Now while the message of this post is about what we can do to change our lives, it is essential to not confuse this with believing we have to do this all on our own. In fact, while it will ultimately be us that makes those changes and does the work, there are so many people out there whose sole purpose in life is to help us with this.

Now, there are many different people you can reach out to if you are looking to shift things, stop bad habits, or start positive new ones. In particular, those folks that are looking to make a change in their career, exercise habits, or life habits may consult a specialist coach. Someone that will be able to help you identify where you are not satisfied and take action to change this, as well as hold you accountable.

Asking for help can change your life.

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Of course, some issues in life are more serious such as physical and mental health problems and so may need a more significant level of assistance. However,  you will be pleased to know that there are a lot of people out there that can assist in your recovery from these as well.

Obviously, the first port of call is usually the doctor if you are concerned about these sorts of issues, as they can offer diagnosis and support. Then you are free to choose from a range of options which include residential treatment like the ones mentioned at

for addiction. Something that can make dealing with such a severe problem a little easier for all those concerned. Then there are outpatient services for mental and physical health ailments as well, which offer treatment designed to rehabilitate you and can help you make the life changes steps to back to normal, as soon as possible.

Unplug once in a while.

Lastly, one of the most impactful changes we can make in our lives is to unplug our devices for a while. Yes, everyone has smartphones, and yes, it means we are continuously connected to one another as well as a huge source of entertainment and information, all of the time.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean its positive to be plugged into the net consistently as the post at In fact, it can quickly become a crutch for reassurance, and avoidance of other issues in your life that need to be resolved.

To that end, do you self a favour and regularly unplug now and again, and take some time to proverbially smell the roses, it might just change your life.