Tidying up my camera storage…

My phone has been telling me for a while that the storage is getting full so I decided to download all 796 items(!). I’ll now be able to make blog posts based on the pics, and hopefully then, having drawn a line in the sand, be able to keep on top of blogging when the events have actually taken place!

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Saving money tips

I was scrolling through the Twitter Moments this morning and spotted a really good one about tips for saving money. I am the world’s worst at saving and I thought these were great ideas πŸ™‚

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Babies seeing for the first time

I just spotted the below video on YouTube and it made me smile so much! I got my own glasses at the age of 4, so I have no idea how bad my eyesight must have been before I got glasses. These babies are so cute when they react, I would have loved to see my own reaction back in the early 1980’s!

Weigh-In Day

According to Days of the Year, the first Monday in January is ‘Weigh-In Day’; a day when many people begin dieting in earnest (which is usually tricky if you have Christmas goodies left over!).

I must admit that I haven’t been the healthiest of eaters today but I don’t mind because I know that I have a healthy diet and exercise regime planned for the rest of the year, so a couple of days off-diet won’t hurt in the long-term.

Due to various circumstances, I’m back to the weight I was 3 years ago, before I’d managed to lose 3 stones, but I will lose it again. Watch this space!

Oh, Debbie Gibson!

After I had put the Best Of 2017 Spotify playlist together I mentioned in my previous post, I tweeted all of the artists to let them know that they had been included, but Twitter decided to “shadowban” me, so now none of my tweets can be seen! I have contacted Twitter Support, so hopefully they should fix it soon.

As I was feeling sorry for myself, I decided to listen to music (which usually cheers me up, and I’m on a diet so I can’t binge eat, like I usually would when something upsets me!), and I found that I had saved Debbie Gibson in my albums list.

When I was 11, Debbie Gibson brought out her album “Electric Youth” and somehow, I ended up with it on cassette. I would dance to that album in the house every chance I got, and I even made up a dance routine to the title track, though I couldn’t remember it now if my life depended on it. I just listened to it and ended up having a little dance, and it really cheered me up. It’s such a great song, so here’s the video for you, just in case you need a little pick-me-up πŸ™‚

Best Of 2017 playlist

Over on the Merryn Spotify account, I create weekly top 20 playlists featuring songs I have picked out from that week’s UK and Ireland releases. As it’s the end of the year, I have created a “Best Of” playlist, and I couldn’t get it any lower than 200 songs! It’s been an incredible year for new music from UK and Ireland artists, so if you like new music, take a listen!

So, 40 is on the horizon…

I haven’t blogged in ages as I have been learning a new job and also working on Merryn, which has kept me busy.

Since I last blogged, I have turned 39 and I can’t say I’m happy. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful to still be here, I appreciate that not everyone makes it to 39, I have lost people who were way younger than me, but 39 is just so, well, close to *whispers* 40. Ugh.

I currently weigh 15st 13lbs as I changed jobs and I am more sedentary than I was in my old role (I hadn’t realised how much running around I did in my old role!). I’m aiming to lose 3st 13lbs by my 40th, as my goal weight is 12st. As well as losing weight, the next calendar year holds a lot of fun things for me, including seeing both Niall Horan and Harry Styles live in concert (separately, not together). There are also things I cannot talk about at this moment, but no – I’m not pregnant!

I’m excited for the next 12 months, but dreading turning 40. It’s just so grown up! Especially as I still get ID’ed for alcohol!

I’m going to get together a list of “40 before 40”; 40 things I want to achieve before my next birthday. I’m just finalising the list and I will share it with you, once it’s been finalised!

It’s now less than 6 weeks to Christmas, so I’m going to focus on that. I hope you have a lovely day! 😊