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I haven’t forgotten my Blog…….honest…..

I have been remembering that I have a blog and planning to pop over and post stuff.

Seriously, there are blog titles written in my planner for most weeks.

I have even taken photo’s to use in relation to some topics I had chosen to blog about.

But as appears to be the norm this year nothing has quite gone to plan and I have never managed to make it over here to post anything. Being without a working laptop for a few months didn’t help.

So instead of waiting till I have time to do a ‘proper’ blog post, I decided that as I had a few minutes tonight, I would at least post something.

It may not be perfect, planned out or particularly interesting.

But at least it is a post and stops the length of time I’ve gone between posts from getting any longer or more daunting to think about.

This weekend I will be celebrating my 6th wedding anniversary with my fabulous husband, next month we will have been together for a decade!!

Photo taken by the fabulous Simon Grosset of Q-Photography

Photo taken by the fabulous Simon Grosset of Q-Photography

He still makes me smile. 😀

If you are reading this I wish you well and hope you have something or someone to smile about.


Gradually getting back on top of my life.

In an ideal world my week would consist of daily yoga and walks outside enjoying the local area.
Harvesting and eating fresh produce from our garden, spending quality time with family and friends, enjoying working with my fabulous team of AVON reps and recruiting then training new team members.
As well as helping my customers find the best offers for them, local voluntary work and curling up with a good book.
For an assortment of reasons I’ve not had an ‘ideal week’ yet this year, gradually getting there though and lots to smile about.

For instance

Lovely local walks

Lovely local walks

I managed to get a 5k walk in on Saturday, wasn’t at a particularly fast speed but 5k is 5k.

relaxing with a smoothie and a book

Started a good book and enjoying making green smoothies with home grown spinach

My husband bought me the boxed set of the Game of Thrones book at Christmas and I have actually started reading them now.

El Edwards made me smile

Surprise post received from the fabulous El Edwards

El Edwards made me smile by surprising me with lovely postcards and a card.

El regularly makes me smile and giggle, you can find her hanging out on Twitter usually @MsElEdwards or at

fresh from the garden

Yummy fresh strawberries from the garden

We’ve been harvesting this quantity three times a week for over a month, we now have a bag of them in the freezer for making smoothies.

Lovely sunny days

More lovely local walks in the outdoors

Loving how close we are to green areas, we are surrounded by fields, woods, hills and rivers. makes for lovely local walks.


Fresh salad from the garden

Fresh salad from the garden

We haven’t had to buy any salad leaves for over a month, we have been able to harvest as and when required from our garden.

Oh and the new Doctor Who trailer was aired last night as well. So lots to smile about.

Now just need to put plans in place to make the rest of 2014 amazing.

I’m using the last of my original format Delightful Days planners now, luckily the new ones are about to be launched at I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on one of the new ones, just need to decide on what colour scheme I’d like, before they launch.

I’m managing to get back on top of my health and weight loss, thanks to Nichole Kellerman and her advice and support, she is amazing. You can find her on Facebook at You should go check her out, you wont regret it. I’d recommend finding her on Pinterest as well.

Feeling much more like myself now thanks to El for making me smile, Nichole Kellerman for reminding me to do something #WildlyAlive everyday and Siân Harris for her fantastic planners and reminding me to keep a #TaDa list.

You ladies are wonderful, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.



My New Year starts on the first of June this year.

Due to a close family member being hospitalised late last year, and the resulting bereavement earlier this year, we didn’t celebrate the New Year 2013 becoming 2014.

In fact with lots of stuff that had been put aside to be dealt with later, once everything had settled down only just being caught up on now, we had to take a break from lots of things.

My Blog has been ignored whilst other things had to take priority.

Tomorrow will be our New Year.

Back on top of everything and loads to accomplish before the end of this year.

2014 sneaked up on me!

Wow can’t believe it’s the 12th of January 2014 already!!!!

The last few months of 2013 were hectic and flew by much quicker than expected, I wont bore you with the details.

I reckon it will take me another couple of weeks to get on top of all the stuff that ‘MUST’ be done so that I can get some time freed up for all the stuff I want to be doing to fit in as well.

Looking forward to getting back to blogging and catching up with all of my friends, family and social media buddies.

But for now as I am just quickly posting in between getting the ‘important’ (read that as boring.) stuff done I just want to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year.

I hope 2014 brings everything you are hoping for and that you all have a fabulous time.

Be back soon.



I really should just change the name of my Blog to I am a terrible Blogger. 😛

I have lots of things I want to blog about but no time to sit down and get it done.

Sorry for being so quiet.

So what has happened that can’t wait till I get a chance to sit down at the laptop properly?

I have a FitBit now, only had it for a few days though so still getting my head round the website.

Oh and we have a website of our own, nearly forgot!!! is the new website for my business. 😀

Have to run as getting everything sorted for the POUT event at Edinburgh Corn Exchange this weekend. Last year was fabulous so really excited about this year. 😀

Well I suppose as this post is a complete ramble of thinking out loud nonsense, I can leave the Blog as Angela’s Ramblings.

Bye for now.

Candles, gemstones and cleaning!

Candles & Gemstones

Well I made lots of plans for all of the cleaning, tidying and organisation I was going to accomplish today.
Guess how much of it got done!

You guessed it, not a lot.

I did get lots of other things done instead though. Which gives me more time to work on what was the plan for today over the next few days, so not a complete disaster.

However my brain got more than a little distracted. Whilst dusting I always complain about the amount of hassle it is to dust my gemstone collection, having to move loads of small items to dust under them and wipe them down takes time.
My husband’s stock answer is to get rid of them or stick them in a box somewhere.
What would be the point of having things that are interesting to look at if I was just going to hide them away though?
My other complaint is the fact that my candles seem to attract dust.
I know silly things to complain about.

So when I was at a candle party the week before my birthday and saw these candle holders I fell in love with them.
Luckily my husband agreed that I should order them as part of my birthday gift from him.
Candle holders that double up as gemstone displays. Woohoo!!!
I received them today, which distracted me a little, as I had to sort them out and put them out on display with my gemstones inside them.

So although I didn’t get all of the cleaning finished today, I am counting this as a resounding win.
Gemstones are now not sitting on a shelf gathering dust, they are inside my fab new candle holders. (yes I know I will still have to dust them, but going to be a lot easier.)

Win, win. I get to have my gemstones on show and hubby gets to have them put in a container, OK containers, instead of sitting out on the shelves.

Candles and gemstones are on the list of my favourite things to look at, so I am a very happy me right now.

Better go get at least a little more cleaning done though.

Rubbish at Blogging, Sorry.

Yet again, I have to admit that I am terrible at blogging.
It’s not that I forget to blog, it’s more that when I remember, I can’t think of anything sensible to say.

Which explains why a lot of my previous posts make little or no sense.

I have so much that I want to blog about just now, that the problem is deciding what to blog first!!!!
Instead of suddenly having lots of blogs all at once I am going to make myself a list of the topics I want to blog about and gradually work my way through them.
Birthdays, Weddings, Fabulous NEW products, life in general…………. the list is endless.
Which bodes well for me managing to blog more often for the next few weeks at least.

There are a few things I do want to share just now though.
Siân (the other half of Siangela) got married.
I’ve lost 17lb so far this year.
AVON are about to launch fantastic new products, as well as their Christmas gift ideas starting to appear.
More on all of those topics to follow in future posts.

Bedazzled nail wraps by AVON

Oh almost forgot!!!!!!
I am now completely in love with AVON’s New Nail Art Design Strips, the photo above is of my nails with the Bedazzled design for Siân’s wedding.