Welcome to my blog!

Hi there! I am a 40 something woman who went vegan for ethical reasons over four years ago, prior to this I was a lifelong vegetarian.  I live in the UK where veganism is increasing in popularity at the moment. Until recently I worked full time as an Accountant in an office based role.  Having just…

YMCA – young man, there’s no need to feel down..

Following my Road to Damascus moment (My lightbulb moment … ?) I have lost 5.5lbs in 2 weeks and even won a Slimmer of the Week award – something I’ve never done before and which made me happier than it probably should have done!  Could it be that lockdown actually works for me, no buckets…

My lightbulb moment … ?

In my last blog (Lockdown life … what do you write about when nothing is happening …?) I was bemoaning the fact that social distancing didn’t do much for the old waistline, in fact, I was 1lb off my heaviest weight ever.  Well, it didn’t stop there and not only did I surpass my heaviest…

What a difference a month makes … 720 little hours …

What a crazy few weeks it has been. The last time I blogged, on the 2nd of March, I had just completed The Vitality Half Marathon in London. An event that was attended by over 15,000 runners and many, many spectators and supporters. After the run, competitors and their families crowded together in the Expo…

That time I ran a half-marathon with no training…

Back in July 2019, I signed up for the Vitality Big Half in London.  Convinced that, by March 2020, I’d be a size 10 and capable of running half-marathons in my sleep.  Of course, when the event did come along, I was the same size as when I signed up and the furthest I’d run/walked…

If not now, when?

In 27 weeks, on the 1st September, my teacher training course starts (When I grow up I want to be …. & Three interviews, three offers…) until then I am in the lucky position of having nothing to do, apart from two half days volunteering in my local primary school. Therefore, I have determined that,…

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…