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Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 12/08/2021

I know I usually post this on a Friday, but tomorrow I am being Nanny for the day and looking after my two granddaughters. I have not seen them in a while and can not wait to spend the day with them. Which is why I am writing my Diary of a Menopausal Mum post a day early.

So what have I been up to this week



You will all know the battles we have had with getting education for C.  This week she attended a workshop where for the first time in years she would be with other people her own age.

She was scared and we had tears on the way there, luckily we left early and I was able to park up and calm her down.  We were the first there and able to go in first so she could be settled for when the others arrived.  She chose a place where she could quickly leave if she needed to.  She stayed for the whole workshop, and even joined in, and then had her lunch and completed an application to the new course we are looking at for her.

She is struggling with her anxiety, and this is something I am now trying to help her with.  She has even agreed to do another workshop later in the month.



The last few weeks, I have been sharing how I am feeling and the problems I am currently facing. I still have my Drs words of I know exactly what it is and this will help ringing in my ears.  Great powers without actually seeing me and now have to wait for my scan next week.

The amazing treatment is not working I am still feeling red raw sore, uncomfortable walking around and sitting down, and the abdominal pains are getting worse with them being worse at night as the more I do the more uncomfortable it gets.

Getting to see a GP is virtually impossible at the moment, which following a recent poll I did, and speaking to others confirmed.  Which is why yesterday I wrote to my MP as this is something that needs addressing and something that could turn out to be life threatening to someone. I am not going to let this drop and will argue it out as my Mum pointed out to me, a lot of older people do not use phones with apps or cameras, and a lot of people can not talk properly on the phone.

What I have been loving this week

The Oxford Artisan Distillery Oxford Rye

oxford rye

Last Saturday, we headed to friends for a BBQ (yes in that rain), so we took along a bottle of The Oxford Artisan Distillery Oxford Rye, to share and enjoy.

Oxford Rye is not a whisky and not intended to be a whisky.  Oxford Rye is the purest expression of their ancient heritage rye.  The grain is harvested, twice distilled and then rested in American Oak to bring out its best characteristics.  You will find it has an intoxicating aroma of sandalwood and vanilla, whilst on the palate the delicate flavour of creamy praline nuts and sourdough is followed by a finish of cloves, nutmeg and smooth spice.

We all preferred to try it differently, some over ice, some neat, with a dash of water and with a little dash of coke.  I preferred it with coke.  How would you try it?




Preparing for back to education for C, I need to make sure she is protected as much as she can be. One thing I think is a must have in any school bag or work bag is ColdZyme.

ColdZyne is a mouth spray that treats and alleviates the common cold. It is unique and works immediately to create a  protective barrier between you and the cause of the cold.

What have you been up to this week?

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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


  • Laura
    12th August 2021 at 4:17 pm

    I love the sound of the Oxford rye, I will have to look out for it in the shops

    • admin
      13th August 2021 at 9:05 am

      It is lovely need to try with some ginger beer and squeeze of lemon as it is meant to be lovely

  • Kira
    16th August 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Oh now that does sound nice . Could do with some of that over the summer holidays! 🙂

    • admin
      17th August 2021 at 10:19 am

      It is lovely and definitely can help with the summer holidays x

  • Rhian Westbury
    17th August 2021 at 4:44 pm

    That’s so great that C was able to stay for the whole thing, it must have been nice to just be around people her own age x

    • admin
      18th August 2021 at 9:24 am

      It was great, and although overwhelming she did ok and is doing another one in a couple of weeks. I found her doing an online course last night as well so a huge change as well

  • Playdays and Runways
    17th August 2021 at 8:32 pm

    We have used Coldzyme quite a few times over the past few years, it’s brilliant. Hope you had a lovely time with your granddaughters

    • admin
      18th August 2021 at 9:23 am

      It is a great product to have and help stop the colds, I had a great day although expensive but Nannys are meant to treat them lol

  • Natasha Mairs
    18th August 2021 at 11:48 am

    It’s almost impossible to get in to see my doctor too. You can’t pre-book, you have to ring on the morning you want to see the doctor. And the phone line is always engaged. And by time you do get through all the appointments have gone

    • admin
      18th August 2021 at 2:06 pm

      The telephone lines open at 8am, but there is such a long message before getting to choose the option to book an appointment. Luckily if you know which option you can bypass the message.

  • Jenny
    18th August 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Sounds like you have had a busy week. We’ve come back from a week away so I am catching up on all the washing!

    • admin
      18th August 2021 at 4:57 pm

      It was a busy week, but loved my day out spoiling the grandkids although my bank balance may not haha. That is the one thing I hate from coming back from holiday


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