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Would I Pass My Driving Test Twenty Years Later?


Growing up, I never had any ambition to learn to drive. My parents used to drive me where I needed to go, and having lessons wasn’t something that I really wanted to do. Little did I know however, that on my 17th birthday in 1993, my Dad announced that I was having my first driving lesson – that morning! I still remember being cross with him now. It was two days before Christmas, the weather wasn’t too good, and deep down I was plain scared of learning to drive.

My journey of learning to drive lasted almost six months to the day. I passed my test first time on 28th June 1994 and got my first photo driving licence nine years after that. In hindsight my Dad did the best thing for me by taking the decisions to book my first lesson as I don’t think I would have

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Project 365 2015 18-24


This week has been up and down, with car trouble, a funeral, but I have managed to go for a run three times this week which is a massive plus point. I just need to get to the point where I enjoy it.



I finally managed to crochet a Granny Square last weekend. It has been frustrating me for ages now and I was determined to master it. I still need lots of practice but it’s good to conquer that battle.

My race number has come through for this year’s Race For Life. I have never had a single digit number before so I’m quite excited.

Lola has been playing hide and seek this week, and it was quite funny to watch as she pokes her head out from behind the curtains.

With the weather being very cold, sausage and mash was called for, proper comfort

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V8 Juices Review


January always brings the motivation to eat and drink healthier doesn’t it. After the indulgence of Christmas, all I ever seem to want is healthier food and drink.

I like drinking fruit juices, and have often thought about buying a juicer to do it myself. Until that day arrives, I was really pleased to say yes to trying some new fusion juices from V8 Juice.


A blend of fruit and vegetables with no added sugar, artificial flavours, preservatives or colours, these juices come in two new flavours, Beetroot and Raspberry, and Passion Fruit, Mango and Carrot. In each 250ml glass you get two portions of your five a day which is always a bonus when I’m looking to improve my intake of food and drink. 

I started with the beetroot and raspberry. I love both ingredients but when I poured my first glass, I wasn’t sure what it

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Lola At Eight Months Old


I can’t quite believe that Lola is eight months old today. It seems like yesterday and such a long time ago all rolled into one when we brought her home.


She settled in very quickly as part of the family, and despite a few struggles in the beginning with walking and pulling on the lead, we have been very lucky with her behaviour. In the last couple of months she has responded well to her training and will now sit quickly on command, lie down and put her paw up to your hand when asked.

We’re still working on recall, and walking to heel, but we’ll get there. She loves playing fetch when we’re out in the forest, but she does like to dog holes in the garden which isn’t so much fun.

Recently we were toying with the idea of spaying her before her first season,

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A New Years Novel Resolution


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I don’t tend to make New Years Resolutions as such as I’m always conscious of forgetting about them, or I choose tasks that are so unreachable that I have no hope of being able to complete them. There is a promise I have made myself this year however, and that is to actually make time to sit and write a novel.

I’ve been wanting to write a novel since I was small. I remember when I was around nine years old, I used to type out stories on an old type writer my Dad gave me. I progressed to an actual finished novel when I was almost twenty, but I left it without any editing, and it’s still in the loft somewhere now.

With life passing by, I am

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Project 365 2015 – 11-17




Brrr it’s been a chilly week here, but it seems to have passed in a  flash. No snow as yet for us.

11 – I had a nice bath with my Secret Santa gift this evening. I don’t have baths very often so when I do I like to use lovely products.

12 – I went shopping today for some goodies to start a New Year promise to myself. I don’t tent to make resolutions because I never stick to them, but prompted with a blog post, I needed some supplies to give me the start I need. More on this tomorrow in a separate post.

13 – My new trainers from Christmas came out of their box this morning so I could go for a run. I didn’t think they would stay very white when I was going to run through the forest, but they

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