Monday, 24 April 2017

Weekly Meal Plan: 24/04/2017

Half term is over, back to school they go. I hope you all had a great half term we certainly did, it was packed full of fun we even got some sunshine. So it was my birthday last week which we were away for, I ate way too much naughty foods too. I got some lovely gifts and really enjoyed spending time with family we don't get to see very often. I have a really exciting announcement which deserves a post all to itself so keep an eye out for that which I might get finished to post later on today but if not it will be up tomorrow. On with the food take a look at what we will be eating this week. 

Monday - Pasta bake with garlic bread. 
Tuesday - Jerk chicken with slimming world chips, corn on the cob and salad. 
Wednesday - Turkey stir fry. 
Thursday - Jacket potato. 
Friday - Chicken curry with rice. 
Saturday - Lasagna and salad. 
Sunday - Sausages, mash, veg, Yorkshire puddings and gravy. 

Would love to see what you are having this week. 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Weekly Meal Plan: 17/04/2017

I took a break last week. I really needed to just be away from everything as the stress levels are building. Something that I can't see ending anytime soon, my maternity is coming to an end and my job is well not my job anymore. I have so much planned that I need to research and get as many people to speak about their experiences so that I can write these well formed blog posts about childcare, work and how in life you either have to choose a career or a family.
This week it is my birthday and we are away from Wednesday so I'm hoping my scheduled posts go live when they are suppose to, as we are away the menu is a very rough guide from Wednesday. Enjoy.

Monday: Chicken with mashed potatoes, veg and Yorkshire puddings.
Tuesday: Pasta bake with garlic bread.
Wednesday: Pizza
Thursday: Eating out for my birthday
Friday: Cottage pie
Saturday: McDonalds or KFC
Sunday: Fish and chips

Friday, 7 April 2017

Run Down

Do you ever get to that point where you just feel so run down?

That is exactly how I feel at the minute. I have so much that I need to sort and no time to do any of it or it's something that I can't control. Last week I had a lot going on I had Doctor appointments which I thought would be something of nothing and now it turns out I could have a few things but they can't tell me until they re-test again in 3-6 months!! That for me is a long time to worry about something and it really hurt when the the Doctor called me fat! I'm trying my hardest what more do they want?

Another thing that is really getting to me is work. I'm due to go back to work on the 29th of May, however I don't even know if I will be going back. I have been trying for month to sort out flexible working hours so that I can arrange affordable childcare. I explained to my manager and HR that I needed this sorting asap as childcare is hard to find and that the hours I'm due to go back to I physically can not do (3:15pm-11pm sleep there 8am-3:30pm 5 days over 7). I find out Monday in a meeting if they will accept my flexible working hours that I submitted which still leaves me struggling for childcare as they have left it far too late, my son's school has a year waiting list for after school club and the nursery has no space for my daughter. I have looked at childminders but the cost is way out of my price range and made me realise I'm defiantly in the wrong job.

My kids are being a bit testing as of late which too is causing me a lot of stress and the feeling of just giving up! I'm finding less and less time for myself these day which although I don't mind when it comes to spending time with the boyfriend I just want to go to sleep as I'm exhausted. Saying that I have picked up a few hobbies, crochet and sewing. I'm finding my blog is getting neglected a little which is upsetting as I love writing this little blog of mine and hope to get it more noticed. I don't want to be the next blogger with a book deal and giving up my job but I would like to get a few more readers and sustain a better traffic flow and talk with more PR people. I want to write more risky topics about family life, you know the stuff that most people won't mention in case it paints them in a bad light. I'm currently working on a piece about swearing in front and at your children and if it actually makes a difference to them, I don't think it does if I'm honest.

So that is all I just wanted to get something out there something that says I'm ok I'm still here but I'm just run down and have no time. I have a few reviews coming up and a giveaway.