New website launch

I have decided to launch my own website

After several years of using cashback sites and ‘get paid to’ websites where I’ve clicked on ad’s and read emails and signed up to offers for cash – I’ve decided to have a go at running my own.


25p signup bonus for the 1st 100 members

AdGrid game where you can win £1 (prize will increase as my website gains more members)

Once I hit 25+ members I will be running a giveaway to win a £5 amazon voucher

Daily 25p bonus available for completing set offers


Payout for basic members is £5 min (I will lower this over the next month and will look to give instant payments within 3 months)


You can sign up for free here:


A Fab Fitness Competition

If like me you are trying to shed weight and build up your fitness – you’ll love this competition I’ve spotted over on facebook

proslingThe prize is a ProSling training system (Worth £129) AND a coaching session with a trainer of your choice (in any sport / discipline) from

You’ve got until the 2nd September 2013 to enter and all you need to do is like their page and fill in the rafflecopter form

Click here to visit their facebook page and entry form

Dieting – Weigh in Wednesday

Ok a quick recap

I am on the Dukan Diet

My start weight on the 8th July was 20st 10lb’s (290lb’s)

At the end of a 9 day attack phase on the 17th July was 20st (280lb’s) -10lb’s


Today the 24th July after a week on the cruise phase my weight is 19st 7lb’s (273lb’s)

So I’ve lost 7lb’s in the last week!


I was aiming for 4lb’s – so I’m really delighted with this


Total weight loss so far on the Dukan Diet is 1st 4lb’s (18lb’s)


My target for my next weigh in is 3lb’s as that would bring me nicely to a 1 and a half stone loss.


Dieting – End of Attack Phase and Weigh In Time!

Ok – so I was going to continue the Protein only Attack Phase of the Dukan Diet throughout today and start the next stage tomorrow but I have decided to end it early.

My reason for this is simply because I got very very close to ordering takeaway last night and thanks to my hubby I managed to avoid temptation – but because I know what i’m like the best thing is to move on to the next stage so I will have a wider variety of foods to eat from.


I started the Attack Phase on the 8th and ended it last night on the 16th so that’s 9 full days.


My start weight on the 8th in the morning was 20stone 10lb’s

My weight this morning is 20stone exactly


So I’ve lost 10lb’s in 9 days!


Really delighted with that.



The next stage of the Dukan Diet will be followed until I reach my target weight (I’m aiming for 10stone – but will be very happy to get under 12stone)

During this next phase called The Cruise Phase I will be eating from the same selection of foods as I had in the Attack Phase but every other day I can have Vegetables from a selection of:

Artichoke, asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery/celeriac, chicory, courgette, cucumber, fennel, French beans, kohl rabi, lambs lettuce, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, palm hearts, peppers, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, soya bean sprouts, spinach and tomato

So for example today will be whats called a PV day Protein and Veg and tomorrow will be a PP day Protein and Protein and so on


My next weigh in will be in a weeks time and i’m hoping for a 2lb loss




WIN a Single Seater Driving Experience in a Formula Ford 1600 Racing Car

I’ve spotted a fab competition on facebook that are the time of writing this only has 8 entries!

paulThe competition is running with Race School Ireland

End date is 19/08 11.59pm


To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland at Kirkistown Race Circuit, Race School Ireland have decided to give away a fabulous Prize…

WIN a Single Seater Racing Car Driving Experience in a Formula Ford 1600 Racing Car.  Race School Ireland are offering the prize of a “Formula First Course”.

The Course content includes Saloon Car Demonstration and Instruction Laps with a Qualified Racing Instructor, Drivers Briefing, Drivers Assessment – coaching with your own personal professional instructor, followed by a session in the Formula Ford Racing Car

To enter, ‘Like’ the Race School Ireland Facebook page, fill in your details where requested and SHARE!

Competition open until 19th August 2013!! Winner will be selected at random, subject to terms and conditions.


VEG PLOT – First proper harvest!

Am delighted – after being pretty much decimated by caterpillars – my sprouts, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflowers are recovering well.

The cabbages and cauliflowers are even starting to heart up nicely – with balls in the middle about half the size of my fist

We have had a few bits already – some strawberries, radish and the odd pea – but this is our first reasonable harvest

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Ok so we’ve got:

A good handful of dwarf French beans

Some turnips

Spring Onions – had to remove the stalks and they were just yellowing so hope they will be ok to eat

Some stalks of ruby chard – has to remove the leaves as caterpillars had munched holes in them everywhere

2 French breakfast radishes

Lots of Mooli Radishes

2 different heads of lettuce

About 2 meals worth of sugar snap and normal peas

My first courgette – a bit dumpy but had stopped growing any longer so thought i’d better pick it before it turned into a marrow


I’ve got tiny dinky cucumber fruits starting

Quite a few little green tomatoes

More dwarf French beans

Carrots coming along nicely

More peas forming

A couple little bell pepper fruits starting to take shape

Lots more courgettes growing

A Marrow starting to grow

And my chilli plants are flowering