The Last Holiday Hoorah!

Butlins mid 70's

August Bank Holiday Monday is the last of the general public holidays in the UK until we stumble upon Christmas. Typically, families use this time to catch one last long weekend trip, visit a music festival, catch up with friends and distant relatives and generally have one last ‘blow-out’ before the schools return into full […]

The Never Ending Npower Season of Discontent: A Rollercoaster Ride


Following an unexpected victory with Npower this week, I have shunned my normal protocol of silence in disputes and domestic affairs to bring you a very sorry tale with a happy ending (for once!). Back in January 2013, The Independent published an article on how Npower’s customer service had been voted the worst in the […]

Britain gets a Barrage of Farage


Whilst in British politics, the tension is becoming palpable amongst parties and the political campaigns are revving themselves up into a great frenzy, it’s appearing –in this household at least- that the public figures promoting themselves for UKIP are becoming crazier and less trustworthy by the day. During the past several weeks of campaigning, UKIP […]

Day 1 – Launch Day for The Queen of All Diets ( And All Who Sail on Her).


This morning began with an air of reluctant optimism. The sunshine outside our bedroom window helped enormously as I hauled myself straight out of bed at 06.30 into healthy- fodder- and- green- goddess mode. Diet day 1 and the first day of Slimshady lady. Having already spent several days looking through motivational magazines and websites, […]

The Return of The Not So Secret Yo-Yo dieter.


  Here we are again… over three years and two stone further on from where I finished in December 2011. At that point I was dieting for my 40th birthday party, having had a crazy year of promotional meetings and dinners, boozy networking functions and just a little too much revelry. Three weeks of frenzied […]