Friday, 20 October 2017

What is Safe to Eat During Pregnancy?

Here is the latest video from my series of pregnancy tips, information and hacks. There can be a lot of confusion around foods to avoid during pregnancy, there are different guidelines for different countries and with new research, the guidelines change all the time! I found I would talk to friends or relatives and we all had different experiences of what you can and can’t eat based on when we were pregnant. I found it quite difficult to find one list of foods to avoid during pregnancy but wanted to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible to make sure my diet was in check!

I have made a list of what not to eat during pregnancy, as advised in the UK in 2017. This is based on advice given to me by my midwife however, I am not a medical professional and I advise everyone to do their own research.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Celebrity Big Brother Starts Tonight: Long live #CBB

So in less than ten minutes, for the 20th year running, Big Brother will open it's doors and I for one cannot wait. It's SUCH a guilty pleasure but i'll admit, I'm a CBB addict.

Who do we think is going in? 

I caught a quick glimpse today of Kim Woodburn, (a friend of mine who I thought was absolutely bloody brilliant on last year's show) on ITV1's This Morning talking about the rumours.  One of the name's she confirmed was none other than Paul Danan, former Hollyoaks actor.

Now, you may or may not know, in a past life I was a professional actress and one of the reasons I love Celebrity Big Brother is because I have worked with, know through friends or have simply met once in passing A LOT of the contestants. Therefore, I find it extremely interesting to watch them in the house and see if they are indeed themselves, or play up for the cameras. I should add, if they do put on an act I don't find that to be offensive at all, they are performers, that's how they make their money!

And so... back to Paul Danan. I have met him only once and once, I have to say, was more than enough. I'll mention this was a few years back so hopefully old Paul has had a makeover and perhaps a personality transplant, we'll soon find out. The experience as you may have guessed was not a great one. If you want to hear about it I'll post at the bottom because now we need to look at who is going in! 

Other rumoured contestants are:

  • Sarah Harding - could be a loose canon, could bore us silly
  • Shaun Williamson - my guess is he'll be the good guy and a calming influence, everyone's mate
  • Jemma Lucy - who?
  • Derek Acorah - I feel this is clutching at straws BB? But surely he'll be eccentric if nothing else
  • Amelia Lily - hmm x factor, might be a bit too 'normal' for the house
  • Paul Danan - I think I covered that above... think Stephen Bear
  • Jordan Davies - sorry I'm 30... again who?
  • Helen Lederer - Legend. Ab Fab - say no more
  • Brandi Glanville - Ohh God I'm torn. LOVE real housewive of Beverly Hills. Hated Brandi Glanville.
  • Chad Johnson - An american reality star, they always go down well
  • Trisha Paytas - A fellow youtuber so of course I'm going to support that all day. Don't know her from Adam.
  • Sam Thompson - made in chelsea, totes
  • Marissa Jade - Mob Wives baby, loved Renee last year so looking forward to her
  • Sandi Bogle - If you don't know her from gogglebox, where have you been, I think she will be brilliant, favourite to win for me.
  • Rosanna Davison - No clue who this girl is but she's gorge and we need a bit of pretty
  • Karthik Nagesan - Karthik!!!!!! Apprentice contestant, the one show I love more than CBB
I'd say sounds like an interesting line up this year guys! Get watching, let me know what you think. I'm off to get a brew!

** Paul Danan - While working on pantomime in Preston, he was booked to play Jack, of Jack and the Beanstalk, a good casting you may think seeing as he's a bit of a 'Jack the lad' but nope, he's just Paul... I'll just leave this article here....

METRO 2007

Although, looking back the story is quite hilarious, at the time, when there was a line of small children ready for their performance dressed as mini santas looking on, Paul Danan's outburst exclaiming he 'didn't want to look like a T*#t!!' in answer to why he wasn't in costume, it did not go down well. So there's just a snippet for you on my opinion of him... maybe by the end I'll love him, who knows?! That's the great thing about Big Brother, everything can change.

All the opinions above are just that, opinions. Not fact but honest.