It’s nearly the freaking Olympics and that means only one thing: hours sat in front of the television at ungodly hours watching sports I otherwise have no interest in. I do it every two years, for both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The last time they were hosted in London, I had just moved in with Wes and had two glorious weeks off before starting my new job. It was spent watching the BBC rather than unpacking. I even made Wes purchase a TV licence so I could watch it all live legally.
Where the hell have I been? I know, I’ve done this before but I ran out of things to say and talk about for a while. It’s been a long time (almost 9 months in fact) since I was last an active member of the blogosphere and a lot has changed in that time. Apart from me finding my writing mojo again, I thought the easiest way to bring you up to speed with life in the Mum’s The Law household would be a quick run down of the important five things that have occurred since we were last here.
Even if you are not familiar with the world of video games or anime, you will have heard of Pokemon Go by now. It’s a new game that involves you taking your phone, going out into the world and collecting virtual creatures all over your town and beyond. It’s been a massive hit and millions of people around the world have jumped onto it, but the media have to and they are telling you mainly one thing: Pokemon Go is dangerous.
Don’t believe the hype.
It was only when I first seriously started Slimming World three years ago that I realised just how awful marketing was for the average diet. There were so many things that were marketed as being ‘healthy’ that are awful for weight loss. I’d made so many mistakes before following a set plan that it was no wonder that I did nothing but expand for so long. These things are totally out to sabotage your diet and undo all your hard work on those scales!
Service interruption from Wes:
I tasted, deliberated and discussed these drinks with Amy over the last week or so. They’re great, and her review is mostly on the money… I just, as per usual, have a slight difference of opinion: The hot chocs are the hands down winners. I mean, the milkshakes are great and sugar free is greater but that mint and (this one is unfair because I’ve only tried it today without Amy present) hazelnut! Wow. I’m in love. Already placed my order for more (shhh, don’t tell Amy).
Head down towards the end of Amy’s musings for a chance to win a load of mugpod goodness! Woop.
George Clooney has made damn sure that Nespresso machines are all the rage with females everywhere. Having pride of place in the kitchen, the trendy little gadget will keep coffee running through the veins of any tired parent from dawn to dusk. However, what happens if you don’t fancy coffee? Turn the kettle on? Pssh. We’ve got a better idea.
Rather, the guys over at mugpods.com have a better idea. mugpods are the only UK distributor of Nespresso compatible pods that don’t contain the ‘C’ word (well, that’s a lie, they do have some coffee but that’s not what we’re interested in!) instead they offer four flavours of hot chocolate and three awesome flavours of sugar free milkshake. So now even the kids can get their fill of Clooney-approved goodness.
Disclaimer: I thought long and hard (about 20 seconds worth of internal debating, it’s a lot for me) about adding cheese to this list. Cheese is godly and is the supreme overlord of savouriness, but I didn’t think it fit in this post. Perhaps it should have its own? Or perhaps it’s too good to trivialise on a blog. Go buy some and healthy A the F out of it. Thanks for the kcals, cheese.
Only love for the chocolate, Amy? No savoury snacking? Shame on you! You’ve, many times, heard my assertions that chocolate and crisps should be bed buddies and eaten together. Not literally at the same time though, gross. Just one, then the lovely other. This is why I’m fat isn’t it? Ah well; read on everyone…