A Real Home Body // Pregnant!!

For some reason or another I have put off writing this. I have watched a lot of pregnancy vlogs on YouTube and thought about maybe making one of those… and then I realise how much of an awkward human being I am, not to mention how much I hate my own voice. I will save…

Brain Farts//First 30 days of #100happydays

Last year I attempted #100happydays and managed to make it to about day 30… pretty shocking really. Although, looking back, I didn’t have a whole lot to be overly happy about back then. If you are unaware of what the 100HappyDays project is, then head on over toΒ hereΒ and have a read. It is an none…

A Real Home Body//LiveLagom

Since starting working at IKEA I have become aware of a whole lot of fantastic reasons to work for them, as well as the huge amount of good they do for various causes and awareness. A few months ago I became was made aware by a co-worker on my department, of a sustainable living project…

Brain Farts//A Short Rant!

Coming into Manchester city centre from Piccadilly on a ruddy cold day. Here is where I saw something that outraged me enough to almost make me turn round and shout at them. It is the norm in Manchester to see various religious groups standing handing out leaflets (if you’re lucky) or shouting about how if…

A Real Homebody//My Homemade Treats This Week

‘This week’ is a bit of a loose term really, from the last couple of weeks it probably more accurate, but it sounds better like this. So! I have made it my aim, along with probably a load of other people, to start eating breakfast this year! I do love a good egg, especially a…

Oot and Aboot//Rocky Horror Show//Tampopo//Manchester

It has always been a joke in my family that by birthday is on the 15th, because that is when my Mum gets paid. However, this year she was able to buy us tickets to see The Rocky Horror Show before then, with the date to go being the 16th. Up until I got to…

Brain Farts // A Lot Worse Than Either Of Us Thought

My last (and first) post on Brain Farts was about how horrendous I was feeling and how it was all down to withdrawal from anti-depressants. The week ended a lot worse than my husband or I thought it could. Whether it wasn’t actually withdrawal or coming off the tablets lowered my immune system, I don’t…

A Real Home Body // Christmas in a Childless Home

Keeping a close eye on the Christmas duck, obligatory tea towel over the shoulder and I think myyyy third bucksfizz… If all had gone to plan just over a year ago, there would have been a 5 month old in the house this Christmas. It has never been as clear as it was this year…

Brain Farts // Carrying On

I am writing this from the comfort of my own bed, at 10am just so I can escape how horrendous I feel. My body hurts, my skin is sensitive, there is a constant throb behind my eyes, my stomach keeps cramping up, my nose is blocked, and I’ve been sick. All this and I am…

A Real Home Body // The Yin to my Yang

My now-husband and I had been together almost 6 years when he proposed. We met when I was 16 and he was 17 at a party where I proceeded to get very drunk and throw myself around the place. God knows how we ended up seeing each other and then becoming boyfriend and girlfriend. After…

Oot and Aboot // Malta 2015

The initial plan for mine and Mr Oldham’s honeymoon was to go on an all-inclusive, two week holiday to Cancun, Mexico and not have to lift a finger for the whole time we were there. This was not going to happen, not just because it would cost the best part of five grand, but also…

Brain Farts // Such a Hypocrite…

I aimed to live life One Step at a Time and named this blog after that. However, the one step I have not taken was to actually start and stick with this bloody thing! I have published and deleted about 4 posts by this point, not being happy with any of them being the way…