So! As you know from my previous post, I went ice skating on Wednesday with my youngest and fell flat on my my arse!!
My pride and the last vestiges of my youth disappearing as I had to crawl off the ice.
I knew that night that I’d bruised my ego quite badly but I managed to get up and head to work with no issues.
However, as the day progressed, things got more and more sore.
When I got home last night I could barely climb the stairs. I certainly couldn’t pick anything up which is, of course, why I kept dropping things like my car keys!!

Anyway, this morning I did a few chores. Nothing major, a little shopping, dropped the car off for it’s MOT and walked home.
By 1pm, I was back to where I was after work last night. Picking things up and climbing stairs is a real pain in the arse! Literally.
So I made the decision that it was probably best not to go into work tomorrow and have a few days off my feet.
(No excuse to not get any Uni work done though!!)

So, that gives me the weekend (and technically Monday as driving to Uni and sitting in class is mostly staying off my feet) for my tailbone to try and recover a little.
At least I hope so, because right now, I think twice about just getting up out of a chair!

Speaking of the MOT, my baby failed!!
Ian spoke to the garage who wanted £495 to fix everything.
Ian was having none of that.
One issue was leaking from the exhaust and as they had fitted a whole brand new exhaust just before Xmas we pointed out the fact that it was up to them to fix it.
There was also a missing bolt on one of the wheels and again, as they were the last ones to remove the wheels on the car, they were the ones who hadn’t secured the bolts enough, so up to them to fix again.
As for the rest, Ian asked ‘how much to get it through the MOT and we’ll get everything else done ourselves as and when we can afford it’.
The result…..


So, I am now waiting for a call to let me know when I can pick her up and then my Dad is running me down there so I don’t have to walk it.



I took Dharma and a few of her friends ice skating today.
Dharma turned 16 a couple of weeks ago but decided to wait to celebrate until after exams had finished.
I decided to join them on the ice.
It has been at least 25 years since I’ve been ice skating, possibly a little longer.
Things started out well but I did the inevitable and landed on my arse!!

I landed hard.
I did a not so elegant impression of a starfish on the ice and had to literally crawl to an exit and onto the rubber matting to get the traction I needed to stand up again!!
So embarrassing!

I think I’ve managed to bruise my coccyx.
I can feel it stiffening up already and every time I move it’s getting more and more painful.
I dread to think what It’s going to be like in the morning and I’ve got a 12.5 hour shift to get through!
I’m going to be hobbling.

Anyway, we are now home, watching The Incredibles and waiting for pizza to arrive.

Later this evening, I’m going to the cinema with Ian and Marjorie.
There’s a secret screening on this evening so I have no idea what the film will be until it starts.
I do love these secret screeners. It’s really exciting not knowing what you’re going to get.
However, 2 hours in a cinema chair is not going to help the coccyx situation!!

I’m really going to pay for this tomorrow!


So, I finished the kickstarter diet.
Yes I did lose some weight.
Won’t be doing it again!!
It was just so boring. Eating plain tins of tuna with a smidge of steamed veggies just made me so depressed.

Anyway, the rest of the week was going well until my brand new computer ended up having to be sent back to the suppplier for a new one.
So, another week and no Uni work done.

I did have a good week with placement and work.
I had a productive chat with my mentor and plans have been made.
Scary but good.

Thursday was the game changer.
My baby girl, the youngest of my three daughters, Dharma, turned 16!!
She wasn’t happy though as she had a maths exam!!

It’s just as well she decided to celebrate after her exams because we lost a family member that day.
Uncle Sid lost his hard fought battle with cancer.
He was a lovely man and family get togethers will not be the same without him.

So! With that news and no computer and no work this weekend, I’m on a bit of a downer.
Left over KFC, wine and crisps, together with the sofa and Netflix.

I just had a quick visit from my Dad.
SOOO glad he didn’t walk in 60 seconds later as I’m in the middle of a Queer as Folk re-run.
Don’t think he would have been happy about walking in on a Club Babylon gay orgy!!


So, after getting into a bit of a pit with all things life related, I’ve decided enough is enough.

One of my biggest issues at the moment is my weight.
I’ve been comfort eating for weeks and I’ve undone all the good I did for my brother’s wedding last year!
I have a wardrobe full of lovely summer clothes that are all a little tight around the middle or I can’t get into.

So, after talking to a colleague at work the other day, I found out about a ‘kickstarter’ diet.
It’s designed to ‘kickstart’ a diet with a shot of extreme weight loss or for anyone going to a special occasion who needs a last minute boost of weight loss to feel fabulous.

It’s a 3 day diet (The British Heart Foundation 3 day diet plan) and must be adhered to for it to be effective.
It is designed to give you your required daily nutrients at the ‘barest’ minimum, and I do mean ‘barest’.

You have to have a little willpower for this one!

Breakfast this morning wasn’t too bad.
A slice of toast with a tablespoon of peanut butter and half a grapefruit.
Washed down with a black coffee and sweetener.

Funny thing is, when I came downstairs this morning I was on autopilot and put a mug of milk in the microwave for my usual morning milky coffee!!
That one is going to die hard.

Lunch is going to be a challenge with only 1 slice of bread and a small tin of tuna and dinner this evening is a measly 85g of lean meat, 110g of cauliflower and 128g of carrots!
I’ve already weighed it out and I could have cried.

Anyway, black coffee and tea with sweetener or water are the only drinks allowed.
This is going to be tough but I think I need this kick to get back into the right mindset.
Thankfully it’s only meant for three days.
If you wanted to do it again, you have to have at least three days off the diet, you just have to be careful to continue to eat healthily and up your exercise to maintain the weight loss.

So here goes.
I’ll keep you posted.


I have been going through a bit of a rough patch over the last few weeks.
Life in general has just been a bit much and I have struggled to get going on my University work now that we have started year two.

To make my life even more stressful, my brand new PC did a windows update the other day that it really didn’t like and now it keeps re-booting itself for no apparent reason.
It’s done it once already while writing this…. I HATE WINDOWS UPDATES!
The most frustrating thing is that whatever the update did, it won’t allow me to open up Corel Draw now. The design package I use for everything.

My hubby has done his best to try and fix the problem but it’s just a little too technical for him and he doesn’t want to do any more damage, so we are having to resort to a technical specialist we’ve used in the past.
I’m hoping it will just be a simple fix for him.

For now, I just have to make sure I save, save, save, save, save, any work I do as I go because the PC will literally just re-boot itself without warning.
Very frustrating and NOT helping with the Uni work situation at all.

Anyway, this is supposed to be a Dish of the Week post!!
I’ve decided I need a little pick me up and what better way than with a Dish of the Week post dedicated to my favourite actor, Adam Driver.

I have been following his work now for nearly three years.
The more I learn about him, the more I fall in love with him.

He is very self-deprecating.
He is very humble.
He loves his work but is uncomfortable with the ‘fame’.

He has worked with some amazing directors.
Clint Eastwood
Noah Baumbach (multiple times)
Steven Spielberg
The Coen Brothers
Shawn Levy
J.J. Abrams
Jeff Nichols
Jim Jarmusch
Martin Scorsese!!
To name a few and he’s only 34 years old!

I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s sad that he knows it too.
He’s always making fun of himself and I think this is one of the things that really endears me to him.

So here’s a collection of photos that really make me smile.
Something I really need right now.

The man is an absolute cinnamon roll and my personal stress buster.


OK, I’ve just been to see ‘Solo’ and without giving away any spoilers, here are my initial thoughts.

I’m struggling to be really enthusiastic about ‘Solo’.
It’s not a bad film.
Alden Ehrenreich is ‘not bad’ as Solo.
You really can’t go wrong with Chewie.
Lando and the Falcon were brilliant but the film as a whole was missing something.
It just didn’t feel like a Star Wars film.

Rogue one hit the nail on the head, solo missed the nail and hit the thumb.