• Eatables,  Tips

    Weight Loss Snacks

    I’ve been losing weight for the past 5 weeks, and yesterday I stepped on the scales and lost this week another 2 lbs. So in total that’s 1 stone and 2 lbs. I feel so much better for it. My clothes are looser, I’ve dropped a dress size and my thighs no longer rub together. I haven’t followed a set diet at all, as I find the counting and weighing tiresome. All I’ve done, is changed simple things with my eating habits by having smaller portions, less carbs, more fruit, no hard cheese, high calorific biscuits, pastries and cakes. I use fry light to cook with ( a 1 cal…

  • General,  Tips

    Why Gardening is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    I am writing this post this evening in response to a question asked of me a few weeks ago by my good blogging friend, Mona, at http://www.waywardsparkles.com. I wrote a post recently about the condition of ‘Bruxism’, which is an over-the-top grinding of ones teeth predominately during the evening when you are fast asleep in your comfortable bed, dead to the world, and completely unaware of the damage you are doing to your mouth and gums. It has been blamed on stress and anxiety, which is why I get it, amongst other things. Mona, of ‘wayward sparkles’ asked me in her comment under the post in question, of ways I help…

  • Tips

    10 Signs You’re Being Used in a Relationship

    I think we have all been there at one time or another. Somebody comes along, makes you feel good about yourself, pays you lots of attention with texts and calls, tells you how beautiful you are and how wonderful you make them feel, until a few months down the line you’ve fell for them hook, line and sinker, and you realise that something’s not quite right. You may start to have a niggling feeling in the back of your mind that you are being used, but you brush it off because there’s no way that would happen to you,and there’s no way you would let somebody treat you like that.…

  • Tips,  Words

    Writing a CV

    I’ve written many CV’s over the years and tweaked ones to suit different jobs. I remember in the past being at a loss on how to write a CV and what to include, and have consulted friends and looked for information regarding this. People want to make a good impression and you can pay someone to write one for you but there’s really no need. A good CV is precise, simply laid out and should provide only a page at most of your personal information and experience. 1.. Type the CV on a word processor and print on good quality paper. Try not to use too many font types and…

  • Eatables,  Tips

    Weight Watchers Low Point Treats

    I don’t follow diets as such. It’s not that I think they don’t work, I know the weight watchers diet plan is effective and also the Slimming world one. I can’t follow them to the book though because the rigidity of it and the point counting gets me down. I do know, by being on the Weight Watchers diet in the past, that it used to provide me with about 30 pro-points a day. Using this information as a flexible guide, and having the knowledge of the pointage of quite a few products, I can basically calculate on average the amount I need for a day, without going over. My…

  • Tips

    Pretty Waves for your Hair

    I have a really great technique here for creating pretty waves for your hair. I have long hair, but even so, using a pair of hair straighteners and 10 minutes of your patience will give you lovely waves that will last for hours. If you use a little hair moose and run this through your hair, to begin with, you’ll have a style that will remain intact for much of the day. I use a small amount of hairspray, but you don’t have to, the wave will last for quite a while.   Firstly, put your straighteners onto their highest heat setting, and divide your hair into sections. If you…