Three interviews, three offers…

Twelve hours in the car, 3 Open Days, 11 hours of interviews, 4 maths and English tests, 3 mini lessons taught, 1 presentation, 2 group interviews and 1 individual interview….. but it was all worth it as I was offered a place at all of the universities I applied for.  The best possible outcome, giving…

My name is Simone and I’m a Diet Coke addict ….

For at least 10 years I have been drinking a couple of cans of Diet Coke a day, one after lunch and one with my evening meal.  I’ve thought about cutting back a few times but it’s never really happened, I’ve always slipped back to my two can a day habit. On Sunday we found…

Say something nice about yourself …

I’ve been pretty busy since the New Year, working on my masterplan to study for my PGCE in September.  I’ve been volunteering at my local Primary school, getting to grips with KS2 and the differences in the older children, along with the increased complexity of their lessons (if I was ever taught what a ‘relative…

A proper pain in the …..

Whilst I can’t claim to have given up the Christmas cake or the salted peanuts quite yet, I have done rather well at keeping up with my running training over the Christmas period, something I am rather proud about.  Therefore, it is with much wailing and gnashing of teeth that I have to admit that…

You know it’s Christmas when …

…. the person weighing at Slimming World congratulates you on your half a pound gain!  Although I confess this isn’t the full story as I put on 2.5lbs at last week’s weigh in, so a total Christmas/New Year weight gain of 3lbs.  I can live with that as I’ve had a great Christmas, eating and…

Woohoo Weight Watcher’s changes

Many years ago my Mum and Dad had a huge computer which sat in the corner of the dining room.  I used to play Solitaire on this computer when I should have been doing my A-Level homework!  This was so long ago that it wasn’t even a requirement of my courses to submit typed essays,…

The downside of volunteering in a school …

I finished my shift at the school on Thursday afternoon feeling quite pleased with myself.  It was my second visit to the school and for some of the children the novelty (of me) had worn off and instead of trying to get my attention by behaving wonderfully they were more interested in testing my boundaries…

When I grow up I want to be ….

A little over two years ago I chucked in my job of over twenty years for what was meant to be a three month (unpaid) sabbatical before I looked for another Accountancy job.  I stretched this out for a little longer and planned to return to Accountancy early in 2019, however we were dealt a…

Keep on running …..

It’s fair to say that my half marathon training is going a little better than my attempts to lose my holiday weight gain! I’ve reached week 3 of the Couch 2 5k plan and I am now running 3 minutes at a time, interspersed with lots of walking breaks.  In fact, I’ve reached the stage…