Day 936 spring forward, fall back ⏰🕰️⏱️

We fell back last night. I LOVE having the extra hour. We just remarked on that as we sit having morning coffee… could we just have this every Saturday night please? 😆

I woke at 4.30 which would have been 5.30 and then went back to sleep until 7 which would have been 8. It’s light again in the mornings for a few weeks. Yay! Might get a decent sunrise again at the Farm. If it ever stops raining….. 😆

So I decided I had to come shopping today as I am running out of time to get something to wear to my birthday bash. I’m having a wee afternoon tea in the village pub for family and then friends from 5pm.

My intention is to hide at this party but may not entirely be possible….. so I thought I’d like a short dress with tights and boots….. oooh how wrong I may have been.

I drove up to Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow in TORRENTIAL rain…. To see what I could find.

I parked as close as I could to the shops and ran into M&S…. Where better to start?!?!

A jump suit?!? I was messaging photos to Craig and to Claire for a wee bit….. this was Claire’s fav and Craig said it looked like a boiler suit and all I needed was a hard hat 😂😂😂


This one was definitely my favourite shape but it just didn’t work for me….

Love this colour but the dress…. Nope.

This was super comfy but did nothing for me!

Looked great on the model who had no boobs…. Nope….

And finally I’ve chosen…… I’m way happier in my own clothes. Yay! Winner…. 😂

I loved this jumper dress from Vanilla.

Loved it but the lady in the shop told me I couldn’t wear this to my party. I bought it but she made me promise not to wear it. I thinking this might be a lovely birthday actual day outfit! The lady in the shop thought this was a better choice!

I then moseyed through the shopping centre and found New Look.

This one wasn’t bad…..

This next jumpsuit very comfy….

A horrific, definite no!!

Another definite no….


By this time Claire had had enough and actually jumped in her car to come to the rescue… and you will watch as you her young glam steps in!!!

Someone actually thought Claire worked in the shop!!! I’m not surprised to be fair as she really knows her stuff, I mean check the size of those heels….

Still really no…. Even in a bigger size!

This one reminded me of a velociraptor in Jurassic Park….. I couldn’t unsee that…..

So honestly…. Despite trying on clothes I have not even thought of wearing for the last 4 years, I really enjoyed it. I don’t embrace my body or my size but it is what it is and I have to work with what I have. Craig said no matter what you wear you can’t hide what’s underneath and while that may sound a bit harsh…. I knew what he meant!

This next one is the favourite for now…. It was so lovely to Claire too come up and help me.

And this just sums the whole day up…..

I laughed way too hard at that!

This day has gone on forever. It’s still only 6pm… it’s amazing how long and extra hour actually feels. It got dark at 4.30/5ish though….. the nights are fair drawin’ in 😆

We made pizza for dinner tonight. It was such a thin crust, it’s lovely.

We start a Transformation Contest at the Farm tomorrow for the next 6 weeks. We pay £20 and whoever loses the most weight wins the money. I won it last year so Team Avery are all set and raring to go. Bring it on!

I just have my 50th birthday smack bang in the middle of it this time….. hey ho…. What could possibly go wrong?!?

Just before I go, tonight is HRT patch changeover… it’s still sticking in place despite trying on all of these clothes which I think is pretty impressive. Let’s see what next week brings….

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️