If you haven’t seen a blogger tag post before then don’t worry it will soon be clear. Essentially it is a few questions you answer in a post for your readers and ask other bloggers to do the same! It is a fun way for you readers to see some other bloggers links too and maybe find new people to follow. I was tagged by Tired Mummy of Two. I know we are a fortnight into 2019 now but I

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As you probably know if you are a regular reader of my blog I am a big advocate of having a happy and healthy life and doing everything you can to make this possible. We only have a small hallway but I have been thinking of how easily a hallway gets dirty with all the coming and going and how making it functional and easy to clean would make for a happy life!

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This week is National Obesity Awareness week in the UK. According to the National Obesity Forum obesity is a big national issue. You don’t have to look far in town and cities across the country to see someone who is obese but where does the problem lie? Is it the government who should do more? The health service? Us as individuals? Or maybe it is just the way life is now with less manual jobs and more technology? Here I thought I would share with you my thoughts. Do leave me a comment and let me know if you agree or disagree though.

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Many of you follow my blog because, like me, you have a long term struggle with your weight. Maybe you are where you want to be now but you haven’t always been like that. Or perhaps you dream of shopping anywhere for an outfit and feeling good about yourself? Wherever you are now isn’t necessarily where you will be next week or where you were last week. It I fluid and will change often.

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Hi, my name is Donna Taylor. I am 37 years old and I am a life coach.

My journey has been full of ups and downs over the years and I wanted to tell you about some of them.

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Losing weight is never as easy as gaining it unfortunately. The last year or so have been a bit of a downhill spiral for me and my weight is a long way from where I want it to be.

Whilst I have attempted in the last year a few times to lose weight there have been obstacles in my way. I admit some of these obstacles I have placed there myself but we have all done it haven’t we? There was my lump and operation which really took a few months of my life in worry, being uncomfortable and then of course recovering from quite major surgery. For those who do not follow me on social media or who are new to Just Average Jen my thyroid lump turned out to be benign which of course is good news, especially as the lump was 14cm by 9cm when removed from my neck and upper chest cavity.

Now I thought I would share with you my plan to get the weight off!

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One of the joys of childhood is writing a Christmas wish list – often before December has even started. Thinking back to writing a wish list brings back nostalgia memories of all the exciting toys that were released each year, and makes you think. What gifts were the best and how many have stood the test of time? Would today’s children enjoy the same presents their parents received and would the parents still get the same enjoyment they did in childhood?

To start answering these questions I decided to think about the top 5 gifts from the 90s and 00s. Vanquis have a great list of nostalgic gifts, here are a few of my favourites.


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At this time of year we often think about the homeless or people with little money but actually there are so many people in different circumstances you can easily help this Christmas even with less than a week to go now!

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Are you a bit of a petrol head or just enjoy building things? Maybe you know someone who does who would love this? This Haynes kit could be yours in just a few clicks!

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Are you like me and a bit rubbish when it comes to cars? I tend to leave it to the professionals on the whole when it comes to anything linked to the car. I’m ashamed to admit this even includes filling the tyres with air! I know Stuart could do it for me and I am sure he would but hey it is just as easy to get someone to do it for me! There are some really simple things that you can do to check your car over before we get hit by snow, slush and ice! Or in my case things you should ask others to check for you!

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