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I’m really excited to see that even with just a few posts under my belt since the restart of Done Gallivanting, I’ve already been getting comments both here on the blog and on the Facebook page, some subscribers for my (still-to-come) newsletter and new followers over on Twitter.  Thank you […]

A brilliant resource to help you Ditch the Diet


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So that was January.  A really sucky month for anyone who grew up to a soundtrack of Bowie music, whilst watching Wogan on Children in Need each year, and loving the genius of Rickman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves before maturing to Dogma.  Three legends, all passing after their own different struggles with […]

Three mindset changes I’ve been working on in January


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How’s your January going? I mean, how about those resolutions? You know, like when you said you were gonna hit the gym every day, exist on diet shakes, cut carbs, join that weight loss group and shift those pounds for good? Yeah…that’s what I thought. According to those who pluck […]

My journey to health – still on the starting blocks



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I want to chart my journey to health with honesty, and that has to begin with being truthful about where I am starting from.  So I need to address the elephant in the room…and that elephant is me. 2015 was not an easy year for my weight.  And I could […]

Facing up to being a yo-yo dieter


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I’m a little nervous as I sit down to write this. Nervous, but excited too. It’s been a good few months since I last gave this place some attention, and while I’m really looking forward to getting my blog back up and running I can’t help but be a little […]

Coming Soon – All New Done Gallivanting!


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Last week, I did something pretty major.  I travelled down south, staying away from home on my own for four nights, to attend university to start my Masters.  Not only is this major because of the scale of work I’m going to have to put in over the coming years, […]

Finding Confidence In New Situations



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As you may have seen, Mini Milk turned three last week, and to celebrate we had a family day out to Blair Drummond Safari Park.  I’ve taken Half Pint to Blair Drummond a few times over the years, but this was the first time we’ve been all together as a […]

Getting the most out of your day at Blair Drummond ...


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Look back over your shoulder little man, and see how far you’ve come. How far we’ve all come, now that you are three. You shook off the baby stage this past year, and you’re zooming up fast to the pre-school zone. But it’s not been a straight road from A […]

Now you are three


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So, I keep name dropping the SFN Expo that Hubs and I went to last weekend, but I’m only now just getting the chance to sit down and write about it. SFN stands for sports, fitness and nutrition, and basically the SFN Expo is the Ideal Homes show for people who […]

SFN Expo 2015



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We had friends round last night and the conversation turned to cooking (because we’re, like, 60 or something).  And maybe it was just the wine talking, but I realised that I seriously love, cherish and adore my slow cooker.  I couldn’t live without it.  We have a connection.  It completes […]

My five essential kitchen tools


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So, I did something pretty epic this weekend.  Something that right up until the moment I was doing it I wasn’t even sure I could face.  Half Pint and I took part in the Great Scottish Swim, swimming half a mile in the chilly, open water of Loch Lomond.  And…I loved it! […]

The newbie experience of the Great Scottish Swim


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Hubs, the boys and I had a lovely week away last week, on one of our escapes as the Argyll Holidays’ Active Family, 2015.  And during it I had a sort of epiphany. You see, after about the age of eight I avoided sports like the plague (going as far […]

Are sports your idea of fun?



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Lets face facts – it’s September next week, and unless that Indian summer everyone keeps praying for materialises we can write this summer off as the shittest on record. I can count on my fingers the number of times I have gone to work without a jacket this year. Mini […]

10 positives of our washout summer



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My name is Sarah Anne, and I’m a bibliophile. I didn’t know there was a term for what I am, and to be honest I don’t really like that particular word.  I would prefer bookaholic, story hoarder, or maybe something mysterious like page-keeper.  But whatever way you tag it, I […]

Totally addicted to books