The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – Week I Have No Idea

Well what turned out to be a weekly update has disappeared, my last post of Diary Of A Menopausal Mum was back in February, you can catch up on my last post here. So here is my latest in the diary of a menopausal Mum – week I have no idea.

 Catch Up From My Last Post


In my last post C had not long been out of hospital with abdominal pains.  She still has them and they are no better, we are having appointments by phone with her new Consultant at the moment.  We were due a CT scan last week but for safety we cancelled this, which was a hard decision.  So just waiting on a new scan date to come through.

Lets Talk About The Madness Going On

Toilet Rolls

toilet rolls

Photo by Hello I’m Nik 🎞 on Unsplash


For a long time I have been bulk buying toilet rolls.  I purchase through Amazon and have a repeat order every few months.  My family and fiends all laugh at me when this big package arrives.  Who was having the last laugh when everyone started panic buying and you could not get loo rolls, while I had received a delivery about two weeks before all the panic started.  Queue smug mode laughing.  My family was pleased for my bulk ordering then haha.

I will say I only started doing it as I was fed up with nearly running out all the time.

Food Shopping

empty shelves

Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash


What was going on with everyone panic buying every single item in shops.  The worst thing is the amount of waste that it produced, to me and I am sorry if I upset anyone saying this.  It was pure greed and selfishness.  I am so glad that supermarkets are now stepping down on the amounts people can buy so we all have a chance of getting the food we need to feed our families.

This is where you see what a menopausal woman is like, as I tried to do a food shop.  With a child who is ill and can only eat certain things it made my job of trying to find food a lot harder.  If you had seen me you would have seen me ranting to myself looking like a mad woman.

A Huge Thank You

We need to all say thank you to those who are carrying on day and night for us.

  • The NHS staff
  • The shop workers
  • The public transport workers and cab drivers getting these staff to work
  • Everyone else who is out there working hard

I have heard harrowing stories of how these workers have been treated, so from me at StressedMum a huge thank you for all you are doing.

Instead Of Going Out


As we are all stuck in, I am giving myself some tlc.  I have been using some lovely new face products (post coming soon).  I am also giving my nails a break from nail varnish.  I have had this nail product in for a long time.  But as you have to give your nails 28 days I have never had chance to leave my nails that long without putting varnish on.

I am also loving nice long soaks in the bath, which is helping my bad back.  I have no idea what I have done to it, but am keeping my family amused with their jokes of getting old, and various other comments.

If all else fails the lovely Asha at Yeah Lifestyle has the perfect idea with her review of Bosford Rose Premium Gin, which will brighten anyones day.

How are you all coping? Just remember it will be over one day x

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - Week I Have No Idea




About Author

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


  • Rebecca Smith
    3rd April 2020 at 3:24 pm

    I am glad you are giving yourself some TLC, you totally deserve it. Hope you get to the bottom of C’s abdominal pains soon.

    • admin
      3rd April 2020 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you, and hopefully we can get to the bottom of it once all the lockdowns and things calm down

  • Claire
    3rd April 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Sounds like you’re toilet roll stock piling is coming in very handy! I am like you and buy in large packs so I can hand on heart say I have not had to stock pile.

    I am finding the shopping situation very frustrating. But I do understand why people have panic bought, we all want to provide for our families, faced with the unknown it’s scary. Things thankfully seem to be calming down a little now which is good news.

    Its the social distancing, or lack of it! Aldi was a war zone this morning, but I did manage to buy pasta so small wins!

    Claire x

    • admin
      3rd April 2020 at 4:25 pm

      My family laughed at me for bulk buying toilet rolls but now are grateful for it. I went and did my first shop today in Lidl that was an experience, shelves half empty and no pasta or rice to be seen.

  • Becky
    3rd April 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I hope C is now feeling better. How hard to have to decide to put off a scan. We are just about coping in our house, but the thought of the Easter holidays is less of a pleasure than usual!

    • admin
      3rd April 2020 at 4:23 pm

      It was a tough decision, and although she desperately needs the scan to try to get to the bottom of what is causing her pain, we had to take into account her health on general and cancel the appointment. The Easter holidays are certainly going to be different this year x

  • Rachel
    3rd April 2020 at 4:41 pm

    The madness of shopping over the last few weeks has really affected my anxieties, not being able to buy our normal food or be able to purchase 1 bottle of antibac surface spray! Still now all shops have none stocked that i have been into. I have had to order an antibac spray on Amazon!

    • admin
      3rd April 2020 at 5:59 pm

      It has been utter madness I went to Lidls this afternoon and they had a load of antibac surface spray so I picked up a bottle x

  • Sarah Bailey
    3rd April 2020 at 11:45 pm

    It’s hard to know what to do at the moment isn’t it? My physio and acupuncture was cancelled by the hospital, but my eye appointment for a check up after last years op (at a different hospital) wasn’t so we decided to cancel as it would take 3 of us to go (me, my Dad (as I can’t drive without lenses in) and Ash as often my Dad has to drive around for ages looking for a parking spot and I can’t see to find my way in and with all of us vulnerable it didn’t seem worth the risk.
    I keep hoping each day will bring better news.

    • admin
      5th April 2020 at 11:06 am

      We have to go in 3’s when we take C as parking is a nightmare even with a blue badge so we can get to appointments on time. I hope you don’t have to wait too long for new appointments x

  • Kara Guppy
    4th April 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Thankfully the shelves are starting to look more stocked but I need flour and I cannot get flour

    • admin
      5th April 2020 at 11:05 am

      Luckily we have flour, but my friend was saying the same thing to me yesterday x

    4th April 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Ha, it sounds like you timed that toilet roll delivery exceptionally well!! It’s good that the supermarkets started limiting. I heard that there has been a lot of food waste, guessing it was from those that panic bought fresh food at the start. Such a shame for those that couldn’t find food later when they went.

    • admin
      5th April 2020 at 11:05 am

      For once something went in my favour :), there was a lot of food waste and I just hope those who did waste food learnt their lessons on not to be so greedy

  • Winsze
    4th April 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I agree its really selfish that people had to nab everything they can find and not think of people who might need it the most, I was finding bins overflow with not eaten bread and meat. However I am glad that supermarkets have stepped in and reduced the amount per person.

    • admin
      5th April 2020 at 11:04 am

      It did annoy me as it was just pure greed, and those who could not get out had to struggle. Lets hope everyone learnt it isn’t clever to buy everything in store

  • rhian westbury
    4th April 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Well done on your toilet roll order, we’ve not been too bad off as my dad works in a wholesaler so he’s been picking them up every so often x

    • admin
      5th April 2020 at 11:02 am

      That is lucky it has been a nightmare for some, we even gave our friends some as they couldn’t get any

  • Neha
    4th April 2020 at 6:46 pm

    I hope C gets her appointment through soon. Toilet Rolls! I guess in all the madness we can look at the crazy side of this once it’s all over. How people thought it was a good idea. Also like you I am so glad supermarkets are restocking. I did have a wee panic three weeks ago when Sainsbury’s looked like the pic above! I mean what?!

    • admin
      5th April 2020 at 11:00 am

      I hope she does too as she is really suffering bless her. It will be something to look back with and laugh about at least.It was a bit like that when I went shopping on Friday x

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    4th April 2020 at 9:37 pm

    So glad that you bulk buy, we do it as well as we buy in bulk when certain items go on discount, so we have a little bit of stock to get by when there was no loo rolls at all

    • admin
      5th April 2020 at 10:55 am

      I am glad I bulk buy as well, as at least that was one less thing to stress about x

  • Hannah
    6th April 2020 at 8:49 am

    The supermarkets should have limited the amount people could buy per item right away the moment they saw panic buyers. I’m hoping all of this will be over soon

    • admin
      6th April 2020 at 10:06 am

      I agree they should have, so will I will be nice to go back to normal x

  • Jess Howliston
    6th April 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Sorry to head about C, I hope you get some answers and help soon!

    I have found the whole situation very strange, I think maybe its the uncertainty of it all, what will happen next, when will it end and obviously the stress of keeping us all safe and healthy too! I agree the panic buying was both annoying and stressful and like you I think it was pure greed and selfishness on their part. Thankfully with the new measures in place shops seems to be recovering pretty well now.

    I hope you are all keeping safe xx

    • admin
      7th April 2020 at 9:19 am

      I had to get her stronger painkillers prescribed yesterday.
      I am hoping everything goes back to normal at some stage it is the uncertainty that is the worrying thing at the moment. All we can do is follow the rules and hope others do too

  • Chloe
    2nd May 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Interesting blog, it’s crazy to think this has been going on for over a year now, I’m glad the supermarkets have restricted things and it’s been less chaotic!

    • admin
      4th May 2021 at 9:34 am

      It is crazy how long this has been going on for, and it is easier now things are restricted and we can shop normally


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