Fansy A Cuppa? #WOTW #R2BC

By | August 27, 2015

Yep, I’ve spelt “fancy” wrong, it’s on purpose – although the WP automatic spelling checker thingy did not like that at all.

It’s Thursday, nearly the weekend (yay!) but also nearly the end of the last holiday week before T and D head back to school (one on Weds, one on Thurs) and I get a chance to head back to the gym.
My word for this week is “Cuppa”, bizarre if you know me in real life because I do not like tea usually, in any shape, smell or form.   The smell along is enough to put me off and it’s a rarity that I will make Hubbie a cuppa because of that.  

 (I’ve just realised that that probably counts me out of ever working in a coffee shop… anything you’d like to tell us? Yes, the smell of tea makes me retch….okay, “thanks” for coming in!)

But that’s all changed this week, as you’ll see from the picture above, I’ve been on a teatox.  Apologies in advance if you’re eating whilst reading this. 

My reasons were partly as an experiment to see if I could bring myself to drink the stuff and partly because I’ve tried colon cleansers before and they’ve always been (shall we say) effective.   I would love to try out the “hosepipe up your innards” just to see the after effects, no not those (!), more how I’d feel afterwards but haven’t plucked up the courage to give it a try.

So, on that note (sorry), let’s do positive thoughts and say how the week has gone:

1. Afore-mentioned cuppa

Now, these don’t taste as bad as I thought they would although it was a bit of a grimace moment when I first tried them.   It’s one cuppa in the morning for 14 days and one evening one, on alternate nights (so 7).

The first day wasn’t too bad but the second (after the evening one too on the first evening) ….. goodness me! Let’s just say it worked and, if it had been a return to school day, I would have had to make arrangements for D.   

Since then, all is calmer and I presume the bags are happily working away.  I’ve got used to starting my day with a cuppa too.

2.  Fascinating Butterflies

This is where the “fansy” comes in of the title.

I have a bit of a “thing” for fascinators, even more so as my hair has suffered this year, following my two months or so when I couldn’t eat properly.

The one above isn’t for everyday use (no kidding!) but it’s one I saw in Debenhams ages ago, loved it, walked away and then spent weeks wishing I hadn’t.  By that time it was out of stock and there started an eBay stalking to see if there were any.

(eBay btw is fantastic for fascinators! There are so many people (it seems) who buy their special outfit, wear it and then stick it all on eBay.   Well worth a look.   It does backfire though, be sure the listing says “comes from a smoke free home” unless you want that effect as the package is opened.)

And then, last weekend, I was having a browse online at Debenhams and there it was!  In stock and in the sale too.  I clicked away as fast as I could and then wondered if it would arrive, because it disappeared from the website again.   Worry not.  It did and it is wonderful, lots of multi-coloured butterflies and, okay, it’s something that won’t be worn that much, but I know of a certain butterfly-loving girl who will happily dance around in it if I ever tire of it (I won’t).

3.  Football

After last week’s disappointment with T’s team disbanding, it all went a bit quiet for a few days.   I thought once we’d sent the final email out, it would be acknowledged and that would be it.  I was surprised at how darn protective of the (what was left of them) team I felt when someone (not us) tried to manhandle them into a situation.   Grrr.

T has just come back from a trial training session with a team and he has another tomorrow, so he should still be able to play, it’s just the question of where and who with.

I’ve also been asked to help out with Comms and Events at the club, who tried so hard to keep the team together, so that could be interesting!

Obviously we are extremely relieved that T should still be playing one way or another.   He hasn’t liked hearing all the debate about one team versus another, he just wants to be told he’s playing and that’s it.   Understandably he’s been demoralised (we all have) but hopefully there is a way forward for him.  

4.   Our Lovely D

Has been very cuddly this week, a bit down as the consequences of her not having her injection start to become apparent.   I’m very glad she’s been at home, cuddles on tap are far better then she feeling miserable at school and me worrying how she’s getting on, aren’t they?

Now I never ever thought I’d have a tea-related WOTW, but there you go!  How’s your week been? 

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Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 28th August 2015 at 7:43 am.

They sound good then, hope the teatox continues to go well for you. I’ve never owned a fascinator, but I can see the ‘fascination’ as that one is so pretty. Hope T finds a new team soon and that D is feeling brighter soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 29th August 2015 at 6:44 pm.

Thanks lovely, I’m chuffed I found my Fascinator, it was an absolute fluke!
The teatox is definitely an experience! X


Redpeffer on 28th August 2015 at 9:09 am.

I’d no idea you could have a teatox, sounds intriguing! I hope the football situation works out and D brightens up in time for school x


Jeannette on 29th August 2015 at 6:42 pm.

Thanks Iona, it’s certainly been an experience with the tea and my skin is glowing (but that might be from racing up the stairs a few times).
I think T’s football will be sorted out soon, D is very up and down x


Helen on 28th August 2015 at 12:47 pm.

I love fascinators although I never really think that I carry them off 🙁



Jeannette on 29th August 2015 at 6:41 pm.

Aww, there are so many different styles out there, from clips to bands to ones so large you’d think a helicopter could land on! It’s fun trailing through the listings 🙂 thanks for commenting.


Stephanie Robinson on 28th August 2015 at 7:57 pm.

Do you think the teatox will make you a convert? I don’t think I could do without my cuppa 🙂 #wotw


Jeannette on 29th August 2015 at 6:40 pm.

Maybe…but more of a herbal tea than the PG Tips type cuppas. I’m getting used to it.
Thanks for commenting and have a lovely BH weekend 🙂


Merlinda Little on 29th August 2015 at 8:11 am.

I am planning on doing a detox! Is it pricey to start? #wotw


Jeannette on 29th August 2015 at 6:38 pm.

Hi, I think the teatox I’m on is comparable price-wise with Bootea, it’s £19.99, which does seem pricey at first but, boy does it work!
Read lots of reviews and, if you do try it, make sure you don’t have to be anywhere but home on days 1 and 2!


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