52lb in 52weeks week #2

52lb in 52weeks dieting blog www.grumpymum.co.uk

Well it’s the start of week 2 of my 52 week challenge and I think this week past week could best be described as, could do better. If I’m honest my diet has been absolutely appalling! I’d like to say that I tried my best and just fell off the wagon, but that would also be a lie. I didn’t try my best and on a couple of occasions I even found myself comfort eating. I think there has been two major factors in my failure to stick to a diet this week. Firstly, there’s just too much junk food […]

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#tribalchat Awards 2017 Vote for Me!

#tribalchat 2017 Awards Nomination Request www.grumpymum.co.uk

It’s time for the annual #tribalchat awards which are being sponsored by Maryland cookies this year. As my humble little blog was only founded in November 2016, this will be my first year throwing my hat into the ring, but it would mean the world to me if my blog won an award. So, here I am, cap in hand asking you to please vote for Grumpy Mum Reviews in the Rising Star category. You can also vote for me in two other categories, if you’re so inclined, but no more or your vote will be disqualified. You might be […]

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52lb in 52 weeks weight loss blog series #1

52lb in 52 weeks weightloss blog www.grumpymum.co.uk

Here we are, the first day of the new year and my first 52lb in 52 weeks blog post. So, what is this series about? After having my beautiful daughter 4 months ago, I think it’s fair to say that I have piled on the pounds. I’m now two dress sizes bigger than I was pre-pregnancy and I wasn’t very happy with my weight then. Something needs to be done and that something is my 2017 new years resolution to lose 1lb per week for the whole of 2017. Hence the title, 52lb in 52 weeks. If I’m honest I […]

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Blogging New Years Resolutions

Blogging and weight loss new years resolutions www.grumpymum.co.uk

Some people hate new years resolutions, seeing them as a way to set yourself up for failure. I on the other hand, love them! The new year is a brilliant time to wipe the slate clean and draw a line under everything that you have done, before turning to the future and considering what you might achieve. In the past, I’ve done some wonderful things, because I set new years resolutions. I’ve lost over 3 stone in weigh, gone from being an exercise phobe to a gym bunny (but without the matching gym gear and inappropriate earrings), taken lessons in […]

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End of year round-up 2016

Grumpy Mum's 2016 End of year Round-up www.grumpymum.co.uk

As 2016 is coming to a close and 2017 is standing on the door step, I thought it was time that I shared a round-up of my year and started to think about my plans next year. For the Grumpy Family, 2016 was a year of change. The start of the year saw Grumpy Dad and I living on our own in a one bed flat. We did as we pleased and were often found at our favorite ale pub, curry house, or popping out to watch local gigs. While we enjoyed this lifestyle it wasn’t to last long before […]

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Merry Christmas From the Grumpy Family

Merry Christmas from the Grumpy Family www.grumpymum.co.uk

Well, it’s 9am on Christmas morning and the Grumpy family are getting ready for a day of presents, naff Christmas TV and eating until we can no longer move. Hopefully you’re all enjoying the fun and stress of Christmas with your family, but wherever you are, whoever you’re with and whatever you’re doing, the Grumpy Family wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year. Save Save

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Christmas Shopping Rage

Christmas Shopping Rage www.grumpymum.co.uk

This post may not sound Christmassy enough for Christmas Eve, but it was inspired by my visit to town just days before Christmas. Every year I meticulously plan my Christmas shopping, specifically so that I will not need to visit the shops during Christmas week, but this year something went horribly wrong. Three days before Christmas I discovered that Grumpy Teen and Child both have God sized Christmas stockings and I had not bought anywhere near enough stocking fillers to do the job. So, with panic in my eyes, I bundled up Grumpy Baby and headed into the hell that […]

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The Horror of Baby Changing Rooms – Part 2

Baby Changing Rooms Article www.grumpymum.co.uk

A few days ago I wrote about the shocking state of many of the baby changing rooms I had used. The inspiration for this post was a particularly dreadful baby changing room in Debenhams Bath branch. Read the original article HERE Following my article Georgia, the Selling Support Manager for the branch has been in touch to discuss the current condition of their toilets. Georgia was very pleasant and started by appologising and emphatically agreeing that the current condition of all of the toilet facilities in store are not acceptable. We then went on to discuss the two main topics […]

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So you’re offended

I’ve recently had my most bizarre blog related experience yet. A woman I have know for over 30 years chose to publicly rant at me and then unfriend me on Facebook. The reason? Well, from what I could understand from her angry message, she didn’t like my blog. This person isn’t the first to dislike my blog and certainly wont be the last, however I have to admit to being a little taken back by the bile in her reply to my review of the Waybridge in Swindon, considering she was in no way attached to the venue. In fact, […]

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Hyping Up Hive – The Conclusion

British Gas Miss-selling Article www.grumpymum.co.uk

Read Part 1 HERE On the 7th December I wrote an article about the terrible miss-selling practices that I had witnessed British Gas engineers employ in order to get me to part with £150 to £250 to purchase a Hive smart thermostat. I was shocked that 5 different engineers advised me that I would need to have Hive installed to replace my faulty thermostat instead of replacing it with a free analogue model, which was similar to the thermostat I already had. After some investigation I discovered that British Gas engineers were indeed able to replace the thermostat with a […]

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