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Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 01/10/2021

Here we are at Friday again and time for my weekly roundup post of Diary of a Menopausal Mum.  You will have noticed I missed last weeks post.  It was our 19th wedding anniversary on Monday and we went away to celebrate, which I am sure through my Twitter feed and my Life In A Lockdown post you will know it was not the celebration weekend we had hoped for.

Back and caught up with sleep, it is time for my weekly round up of what has been going on and what I have been loving.



As you will be aware from previous weeks, we have had an ongoing battle with education for C. We had an informal interview this week, where we completed the application form and took in her id.  We are still no further forward really as we now need to wait another couple of weeks to see if she has been accepted onto the course, which will start on 2nd November.

This is having such an effect on her mental health, and although there is another option if she does not get on the course.  It is not a proper course and I feel she would become disheartened and just give up on education on a whole.

Petrol Crisis


How ridiculous is the petrol crisis we are now having, I am sure it is the same around you were roads are gridlocked due to people panic buying petrol.  I know some people who are topping up every couple of days, which is causing this nightmare.  I also have a friend who has a 3 year old son having cancer treatment, her car is on empty and she desperately needs petrol for hospital trips daily, and in case of emergency and she has to take him to hospital during the night.  If people started using common sense we would not be in this mess and there would be enough petrol to go round.

What I have been loving


Liberex Electric Callus Remover for Feet

I am terrible for walking around the house without shoes on, I am also known to go walking around outside with no shoes, and often seen putting rubbish out on the gravel barefoot.  So it is no surprise that my feet suffer and I have very hard skin.

I do use foot creams and at times foot peeling masks, which do help slightly.  I was recently sent an electric callus remover to try.  It is great, I use after my shower when I feel my feet need a little bit of extra tlc.  The difference it has made is amazing, even on first use I could feel the difference. I really wish I had found this product a long time ago.

room spray

ARRAN Scense of Scotland Room Spray

You may remember me mentioning ARRAN Scense of Scotland previously. I am always happy to work with them, as love their products.  Which was why I have loved trying one of their amazing room sprays.

I chose the Wild Gorse Room Spray, which boasts to be Fresh and green, with swirls of creamy wood and honeyed florals. This bright aroma is soft and warm with a mellow sweetness. Which I can confirm it does and the fragrance is amazing, and not too heavy and lasts for a long time.  If like me you love your home to smell amazing, you have to try one of their room sprays.


Meet Max, although I have spoken about him previously.  He is an Alaskan Malamute and the elder of our two dogs.  He is supposed to be an old man now, this picture was taken two years ago and if you look closely he is filthy, which he is very pleased about.

Max is a nightmare, he is grumpy and opinionated and loves a good argument with us.  This past week he has reverted to thinking he is a puppy again.  He has always loved tissues, but twice I have found him in the bathroom first time having great fun eating the toilet roll like it is a piece of spaghetti, and then arguing with me when I told him he was naughty.  Then again once he had done it again moaning for another toilet roll to be put on the holder.

Honestly, there is never a dull moment with him, and he can pull such cheeky faces you just melt.

How has your week been?

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - 01/10/2021



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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Sim @ Sim's Life
    4th October 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Max sounds like an Andrex Puppy! I have no idea what the fascination with tissue is, our dog was exactly the same! I hope you get the new of C’s placement soon, every move you make is a waiting game, so I really do hope it comes through quickly. I hope you also got a response from Greene King about the hotel in Liverpool, still annoyed on your behalf over that! Sim x

    • admin
      5th October 2021 at 9:24 am

      Max will never grow up, but keeps us on our toes. It is always a waiting game, still no news but Caitlin is with her support team today and they may be able to find out for us. We spoke to the Regional Manager and he is arranging a full audit, althought not sure when as the hotel is still taking bookings as I checked

  • Rhian Westbury
    5th October 2021 at 12:10 pm

    You’re so right about people not using common sense when it comes to petrol. I don’t drive much so only had to fill up Sunday for the first time, but my fiance drives a lot for work and has sat in many a queue because of it x

    • admin
      5th October 2021 at 1:47 pm

      It is driving me mad, we have luckily not had to go to a petrol station as managing with what we have. I did drive past one of our local ones earlier which was empty, about half an hour later drove back past and huge queues as it had just opened.

  • Jenny
    5th October 2021 at 9:01 pm

    It was our wedding anniversary too, we went out for dinner but that was it this year!

    • admin
      6th October 2021 at 10:33 am

      Happy anniversary, we went away with friends but everyone knows how awful the hotel was


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