Saturday, 14 January 2012

Just a catch up...

Hello everybody, how are you all? Are you well? How has the New Year been treating you? I'm sorry I've been a bit quiet recently on Twitter and here; my posts have been quick, video ones (albeit fun posts - especially this one!), but it's because I've had a bit of a weird week to say the least... But at the same time, I have some great things to talk about in this little diary!

My talk... publicised!
(Screen shot taken from here.)
Firstly, I am proud to say that, on 24th January, I will speaking at East Coast Media's Creative & Media Industry Week! (Argh!) This is such a big deal for me; for those who haven't seen some of my older posts, I was a student at East Coast Media - firstly for my National Diploma in Journalism followed by my Degree, totalling five years - and I graduated from there in 2010 with the Student of the Year Award (Boff, I know!) And now, because I have been working as a Features Writer for the past 18 months, I have been invited back to speak to the students about my time at the college and how I got into my job - I'm so nervous! I have never given a public speech or presentation before (one outside of my education anyway!) but I have some good ideas so *fingers crossed* all will be fine!

Secondly, you may have seen in recent posts that I have a 'get fit' resolution... Last week didn't quite go to plan; despite zumba-ing a lot and going to the gym with @ultimatecoddy for circuits, and eating a lot better by not having any crisps or chocolate (apart from our designated cheat day...) my weight still stayed the same! I don't need or want to lose a lot of weight, but just the bit I have put on over the festive period. This week, however, I only zumba'd twice, went to the gym once but still ate better (sort of!) and I have lost six pounds in five days - go figure?! I'm not quite sure how that has worked but I like it, so I think I'm going to stick with it!

My mission...
(Screen shot taken from here.)
And this brings me nicely onto point number three... I am going to be taking part in a very exciting trial! I have been asked to give the Danone Activia 14 day 'TLC Plan' a try; this is going to be very interesting as I have never set myself a strict eating plan before! I think we've all seen the TLC adverts with Martine McCutcheon and, after scooping Nutella out of the jar just now (sshhh!), I definitely feel like my tummy could have a bit of tender, loving care, so keep an eye out for these posts coming very soon - bring on the challenge!

But for now, I am going to have a lazy Saturday, do a bit of thinking and get myself psyched up for my new diet. Now, wheres my Nutella.... (joke!)


  1. Lol, l love a bit of nutella too ( it's even great in coffee, instant coffee mocha ;))
    Sounds like lots of fun stuff planed for you this year, hope it all goes well , especially the public speaking bit, your very brave, but I'm sure it'll be soo worth it :) x

  2. Ooh I don't like coffee but I've always wondered if it would work as a hot chocolate - mixing it with hot milk.... hmmm! Might have to give that a try! Thank you very much, I'm nervous! And thank you for reading too! x


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