23 August 2013

Hobonichi 2014 Covers - Excited

I got in to work this morning forgetting what was happening today, I was a bit down and in a bit of a bad mood, then I notice on my phone I had this tweet:


I was thinking Angela seems a bit excited today (in case you didn't know that is Paperlovestory, but if you didn't know that where have you been? under a rock?)

Then I clicked on the link and what did I find...

I found that Hobonichi revealed all their 2014 Covers for their lovely diary, it is an A6 day to a page dairy, which I have wished to own for a long time now! I didn't think it would be up so early, but it was and I was excited.

I then thought I should share the covers with you I like and tell you what I like and don't like about each one, in order to help me decide on the two I want to buy :) Sorry about the bad screen shots but it was the only way I could get photos of them!

Angela and I have spent all morning tweeting to each other about this exciting time. Sorry if we filled up your feeds!

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Milky Blue

I like this one as it is purple and pink I would say, but the pink inside looks a bit sickly? Maybe but I do love the colour combination!


Vintage Chief Flower

I love the brightness of this one and how cheerful it is, but could it be a bit too much cheerful? I feel the yellow is a bit much to look at every day?


Donkey (it does have a longer name but Google Translate is not translating too well!!

I love the front with the cute donkey I love the colour combination, but I really do not like the back of the cover, it lets it down a bit for me! :( I love the pink inside though!


Robin Egg

This is one of my favorites! I really love the colour combination, its the perfect blue and a peachy colour, it is all leather but it looks like it is suede? Absolutely beautiful but not the most practical material? But I really love this design!


Red & Blue Look for Minnie 

I love the little book marks in this one!! They are so adorable!!!  The bright Disney print, oh so exciting!!! Just not very professional?


Minnie Mouse

This one is adorable but not very professional, I love the pink and red!


Bear in the Forest

This is my favorite!!!! I love it so much!!! But I have a phobia of buttons! Also the ears could get annoying?


SOULEIADO La Fleur d'Arles

Sorry about the strange formatting of the text, but I copied it off the site, as I couldn't type it! I like the print very bold but it hurts my eyes a little. But it looks so cute still :)


Gold Leather Zip

This is another one of my favorites, very understated but still cute!!!

I now need to decide on two covers before the release date next week!!!!! This will be tough choice!!!!

14 August 2013

The Start of my Weight Loss Journey

In March I posted a blog post about Breast Reduction, and how I was thinking about having one....

If you want to read that post click here

I got some absolutely amazing responses to it, they all said, "it has changed my life", I can totally see how that would be, as the weight in my breasts is ridiculous.

Therefore I decided, enough was enough, I told my Dr in London at the clinic and he referred me to another DR, within a few weeks I had an appointment to see him, at my first appointment the Dr was not there but I saw someone from his team and she was so lovely and helpful, she told me everything and all I needed to know. I was given two months to think about it.

I went away and came back two months later, met the Dr, I had hardly any questions as the lady I saw before was so amazing! I decided to go for it, I am now awaiting for my letter to say when my surgery will be, but I wanted to do a blog post journey for you all!

Whilst I was at the Dr's office, he said ideally loose as much weight as you can before the operation as it can change the way it heals if you loose too much after.

A week later I signed up to Weight Watchers, my mum was supposed to be joining me, I am doing it online as I am far too shy and terrified to go to an actual meeting.

My starting weight was 14 stone and half a pound, I decided I want to loose 2 stone before the operation then 1 1/2 stone after the operation.

I have been told the time for waiting could be 4 to 5 months, therefore I have 4 months to loose 2 stone in.

This "diet" is not as such a diet but a change in the way I eat for ever, because once I have had the operation I cannot go back to eating the way I did before, otherwise my boobs will just grow back and I will have to have another operation.

I started this "Life Change" on 30 July 2013 at a weight of 14 Stone and half a Pound

At the start of my "Life Change" Weight Watchers put me on 33pp per day and 49pp weekly

I am now just over two weeks in.

The first week at weigh in I was 13 Stone 11 1/4 Pounds

After loosing my first few pounds Weight Watchers reduced me to 32pp per day and kept me on 49pp (I have felt that point missing, strange isn't it)

The second week at weight in I was 13 Stone 10 Pounds!

I have lost so far 4 1/2 pounds!


It is a good start but I still have 1 stone and 9 1/2 pounds to loose! I think it is do able!

I will try and check in once a week, any other post to do with this you want me to do let me know!

I am so excited that I will be able to get rid of the weight on my chest and enjoy my life properly again!