Keep Calm Carry On

I’m back…hopefully for good this time!

Life has been interesting the past couple of months. Although life has been challenging in many of it’s aspects I keep soldiering on. My Hobbits (children) are now 22, 17 and 13 and keep me busy and sane (ish) above and beyond my full time job as a web manager with a local newspaper group.

It’s in the midst of winter here in Nova Scotia, Canada. Having moved here from England (UK) in 2004, each winter still catches me unawares and I still find that 3-4 months of snow covering the ground takes a bit of getting used to.

My personal life too has taken some interesting turns and at this moment in my life I am a happy bunny. I wish I could share more with you about this but choose to keep this close to my chest at this moment in time to respect an individuals privacy. However any reference in my blog to Aragorn is someone who is currently there for me and who I hold in high respect…

It is with the support and encouragement of those close to me including my children that I return to complete what I started. My eldest (Jess Hobbit) sat down with me the other day and said “Mum- you look beautiful but I am so worried that one day something will happen to you and we will not have you anymore”….(isn’t it wonderful how your children see you as beautiful despite your appearance!) I love my Hobbits, we have become very close. When Jess Hobbit left the room I cried…

Apart from the health issues of carrying around an extra 100 lbs or so I simply have grown tired of not being the person I know I am.

I am a woman who wants to be adventurous, wants to wear gorgeous clothes, wants to express herself in ways my current body shape does not allow.

Finally… I do this because of my continuing interest in the WWII Domestic Home Front especially the cuisine and rationing of the time. I have always and continue to believe that adapting to a simpler diet of eating fresh healthy foods (locally sourced) and following a 1940s wartime rationing diet will lower my body fat and improve my health.

I do this for my children… I do this for ME!

C xxx


12 thoughts on “Keep Calm Carry On

  1. I know how you are feeling. I too am overweight & finally allowing myself the time to take care of me. Granted, I only give myself Monday nights to go run, it’s a start AND something that my daughter and I can do together.

    I feel inside who I truly AM but have never lived as that woman because of my weight.

    I appreciate you journey and wish you all the success and happiness in the world!


  2. Hi, it’s great to see you back, I’m really, really looking forward to the recipes and updates as you go on your weightloss journey.
    I am a fellow 1940’s geek, love anything to do with the era!



  3. Kirsty,

    Re: The 16 points. The guys from the “On the Ration” website have a list of items relating to the points. Check out their website and you will find the list.


  4. Welcome back, Carolyn! I am so glad you’re back to the 40’s! I, too, love all things 40’s, and I also need to lose weight and become on the outside the fabulous woman I am on the inside! Good luck to both of us, and keep blogging!


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