Slimming world with a small s

I’ve lost the slimming world plot, I’m a diet terrorist refusing the even use capitals when writing their name.

It all started two weeks ago when I was ill, then hurt my back…since then I’ve made ginger cakes and scones with gay abandon. Our esteemed leader Jean has sent me a text which I recieved with fear in my heart. But the truth is, I’m feeling bad.

So I’ve stopped with the cake making and restocked the cupboards with all things legal and I’m hitting it hard Monday, any good dieter knows Saturday and Sunday’s don’t count.

No doubt Jean will be brimming with eager disappointment next week, keen for me to fill in one of her diaries. I
plan to fill these out on a Monday with an aspirational menu. It’s not so much to that I plan to cheat, it’s just the monotony of my weekly food intake will only serve to highlight just how much brown rice and egg based meals I really eat.

Instead I shall sprinkle such words as cous cous and quinoa across my weekly meals, punctuating with elaborate vegetable tagines and the odd slow roast something. Come on Jean, tear this one apart, I’ll think as she tries to decipher exactly how any syns it all involves.

The truth is my slimming world journey is still very much one of cat and mouse. Currently I’m stuck in my hole, next week I’m going all Jerry with plans to get back on track and maybe annoy Jean just a little along the way.

Pass Around the World!

Remember the thrill of placing a message in a bottle and wondering where it would end up?
That sense of creating a chain reaction across the world. I loved it and while I’m sure there are still several bottles with little notes from me bobbing across the channel, I did once receive a note back.

Monsieur Chardour sent me a hand written one back saying he’d found my bottle and he hoped I’d had a lovely holiday and was enjoying school. Those few words, helpfully translated by my French teacher made me feel something bigger and at nine-years-old it was all very exciting!

This summer holiday why not create your own chain and get involved with #Passaroundtheworld. It’s Allianz’ new campaign in honour of the Rugby World Cup 2015 and to celebrate their partnership with Sarecens RFC. They are asking families to create their own rugby pass video and upload it.

Arthur has been to Tiny Triers a few times at our local rugby club and I loved the sense of family and community it instilled. Watching all these little people working together and passing a rugby ball for the first time was fantastic.So I can’t wait to take it one step further and upload our own video and link up with rugby fans and families across the globe.

Get involved,spend a bit of those long six weeks of summer creating your little rugby pass masterpiece and you could win £150 Ticket master vouchers and loads of different Sarecens goodies including tickets to see them play and signed merchandise.

Take a look to see what it’s all about and find out more at

You can then upload your film here and help create something special.

It’s a fab idea because it uses the power of social media to create community. It’s our own modern day message in a bottle and I’m looking forward to seeing yours too.