What I’ve learned this week #19

What I’ve learned this week #19

I love writing these posts as a bit of a round up of what we’ve been up to over the last week.

It’s been a bit of a hard one. We lost Matt’s grandad last weekend which was sad. He was 95 and had been in hospital so we knew it was coming at some point, but it doesn’t make it any easier. He had such a fantastic life. Independent and living at home until just before he was taken ill. He used to make his own bread and soup, do his shopping and made his own meals. A true inspiration. I shall miss listening to his stories. It was fascinating to hear about how he was stationed away in the RAF when his son (Matt’s dad) was born and how he had to cycle to the train station, get the train all day and get back to see his wife for just a day. Such a different world to today. We will have the funeral in a week or so and that will be tough. We have to take Miss Belle as my parents are away and it’s on a Saturday so she can’t go into nursery. I’m hoping she will behave seeing as we’ve moved into the tricky territory that is the terrible twos.

Anyway, on with what else has been happening…

What I’ve learned this week:

  1. I have no will power. (To be fair I already knew this.) I have already caved and eaten chocolate which I’d given up for Lent. Must try harder next year. I blame the toddler.
  2. Having said that, I’ve lost half an inch off my tummy in a week, and definitely feel stronger thanks to following the Lean in 15 plan (most of the time).
  3. I had a real blogging wobble on Wednesday where I felt like giving up. I must stop doubting myself and putting so much pressure on myself. It’s all still new, there’s a lot to learn and I’m enjoying the opportunities it’s bringing. I had some lovely messages of support from some fellow bloggers who also feel the same so I know I’m not alone. It really is a lovely community to be part of.
  4. Spring is just about here – yay! We had a lovely day out in the Spring sunshine at the Dinosaur Park with my best friend who also gave me a mental slap around the face and helped to lift my spirits.
  5. Listening to my toddler say new words including “whoop” and “ri-dic-los” never fails to put a smile on my face – so cute!

Have a good weekend – we have a friend visiting which will be nice.

I’ll leave you with this picture – the last time Miss Belle saw her Great Grandad, and she didn’t cry, in fact she even game him a kiss. I’m so pleased. We will miss you “Big Grandad”.


I’m linking up wth some of my favourite bloggers:

Pink Pear BearThe Pramshed3 Little ButtonsTammymumMy Random MusingsDiary of an imperfect mumHot Pink Wellingtonsthemumproject



  1. 11th March 2017 / 9:18 am

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed this post because you are very self-aware about how you are feeling and thinking​. Which seems to me to be the first step to doing positive things. I think us bloggers can be very hard on ourselves at times. It’s so good to ease off the pressure so that we keep on enjoying it.

    • thisismenow
      11th March 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks lovely. Yes I had a full break and spent time with friends and their kids on Thursday and Friday and feel so much better for it already. Sometimes I need to get some perspective, and my friends and bloggers help with that! xx

  2. 11th March 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I am really sorry to hear about Matt’s Grandad. He sounds like he was a lovely man 🙂 I am also sorry to read about your blogging wobble! I think it is natural to feel this way and sometimes you just have to power through it. If that makes sense? Anway, hope that you are ok and that the funeral goes as well as can be expected xxxx

    • thisismenow
      11th March 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks lovely xx

  3. Caroline
    12th March 2017 / 6:48 am

    Sorry to here about your loss, Matt’s Grandad sounds like an amazing man. Blogging wobbles occur weekly with me too susie so your not alone. Your blog is amazing just keep at it x I’m loving that spring has arrived too and the Dinosaur park sounds great fun. Have a lovely weekend xxx

    • thisismenow
      12th March 2017 / 3:51 pm

      Thanks so much Caroline, he was a lovely man. Hope you’re having a good weekend too. And glad I’m not alone in the wobbles! We’ve got this!! xx

  4. 15th March 2017 / 6:01 am

    So sorry about Matt’s Grandad 🙁 He sounds like an incredible man. Hope that you are all doing ok. I have blogging wobbles literally all the time. I’ve decided to not listen to them and plough on, otherwise I’ll never get anywhere and I know I want to! Your blog has come on in leaps and bounds. I really enjoy reading your posts! x

    • thisismenow
      15th March 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Ah thanks Rosie, that’s really kind. We are doing ok thanks. And yes i’m starting to let the blogging wobbles go! xx

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