• Personal Life

    Thanks a bunch!

    Hello, I hope everyone old and new is getting on ok with the new website. As always, if you find any issues please don’t hesitate to contact me. I want everyone to have a positive experience at wallyjay.com. On another note, Thank you to any new followers, everyone who follows has allowed me to reach a new milestone with the number of followers we have here. If you would like to see my work on anything in the future that you haven’t seen then please let me know. Also, if there is anything you really love about the website and would like to see more off then let me know below so…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Food Haul – Vegan Ferrero Rocher and Lidl Veggie Week

    I set my alarm in eager anticipation for Lidl Veggie Week this year. Last year was the first time we went and fell in love with many of the meat alternatives so this time we made sure to get there early and fill up on the goods. Many of the items we have popped in the freezer as good gotos. Did I mention most of them are very low calorie as well? The chicken pieces are 100 calories for half a pack. The Pakora (a new found love this time around) are only 49 calories per one. Make sure to my post from last year about Lidl Veggie Week which goes…

  • Blog,  Personal Life

    Welcome to the new wallyjay.com

    Welcome to the new website. It’s been hard work but we’re finally here, up and running. The new Make sure to have a nose around and get your bearings. If you have any issues or spot anything we need to know about then don’t hesitate to contact me. There’s still all the best bits of the old site. The informative (i.e. blabber) blog, information, and posts relevant to my Ebooks and of course all the delicious recipes. If you weren’t aware, I’ve been working extra hard and have created three new recipes to celebrate the new website being live. The recipes are the wholehearted ‘Savoury Mince‘. The delightfully flavorsome ‘Cheese and Tomato, Sweet Stuffed Pepper‘, and…

  • Personal Life

    New followers and positive vibes

    Hello, just wanted to say a quick thank you to any followers past and present and all the positive vibes I’ve been receiving. My phone has been going on a couple of times each day with notifications of new followers or positive messages on my Instagram book account about the content I write which is so much appreciated. Without your comments and follows I would not be doing what I love right now so thank you. FYI – In case you would like to follow me: Business Instagram Account – @kimberleyjacksonbooks Personal Account – @wally.jay Facebook page – @kimberleyjacksonbooks If there is anything you would like to see more of from me whether…

  • Personal Life

    Comping Results 2017

    Hello, if you have been following my blog for a while you may know about my time investment in Comping, that is the act of entering competitions on a daily basis. You can find out more about what Comping is here.  I thought I would share with you guys my five biggest wins of 2017. I would class a big win as anything to the value of £50 or over. I often win little things here and there. My win lists consist of everything from films, vouchers, teddies, bath things, cleaning stuff, books, food, alcohol. Pretty much anything you can think. Disclaimer – Just a reminder, I do this on a…

  • Personal Life

    Spending Pennies – Fitbit

    Hello, so as you can probably tell by the title of the post. I got a Fitbit Charge 2. They were on offer in Currys and we’ve each been after one for a while now. He got black and I got this pretty one. Originally I wanted the skinny Alpha but I liked the capabilities of this one and actually thought the skinny one was a little too skinny for my liking when I saw it in the shop….. So a little more about how it’s working for me. I’m loving it so far. Goals First thing first on set up is putting in goals. Mine are weight management (weight…

  • Personal Life

    Christmas shenanigans

    Hello, Christmas is over for another year. I’m sure some of you are probably still in celebration mode, drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies. As for me, it’s back to reality. Yesterday I was tidying the house and putting some washing on. As you all know I was feeling quite anxious about Christmas as per usual but it was a pleasant surprise. I was on Propranolol which really helped and we had a really good time. Christmas day morning we opened our presents and headed to my parents where we sat at the table to have Christmas dinner (all 9 of us) which was superb. In the afternoon we headed…

  • Personal Life

    My Christmas Traditions

    Hello, today I thought I would pop on and share some of our Christmas traditions in the household considering how close we now are to Christmas! Every household has different traditions, whether it’s from things passed down through generations or new ones they have started themselves. Ours at the minute are more focused on what we did as children as we don’t currently have our own family. Most of our Christmas we spend relaxing and seeing close-knit relatives and spending time with them. However, we do have a few traditions that we…how might you say…wouldn’t class Christmas without them….or at least I wouldn’t. My husband is friends with the Grinch.…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Insomnia – Bad dreams and husband sleep talking

    Hello, it’s currently 4:30 am and I’ve been up since 3 am. It started with a bad dream. I think generally related to my anxiety issues and Christmas coming up. I’m tempted to do a blog post about dealing with anxiety this time of year if it’s of interest to you. Anyway, I dreamt my husband made me a slice of bread (yep bread not toast) small, thin and round with something on it and gave it to me. When I was halfway through eating it I realized it tasted funny. Looked down and it was moldy. The next thing I know inside my mouth is moldy like it’s growing…

  • Personal Life

    Ikea- The Kitchen Island Saga

    Hello, a little bit of a nagging blog today but I thought it would be nice to get it off my chest. This is our pursuit of an Ikea kitchen island which began with research. We spent a few months on and off the Ikea and then finally settled on this beauty we fell in love with. Disclaimer – This blog post sounds negative towards Ikea. My experience in this situation is but they did what they could and did help to resolve the situation. We still love Ikea.  First visit to Ikea – We checked stock online which said it was due for delivery the following day. When we got…