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Both Special K and I Celebrated The Big 30 This Year!

by S1m
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*This is my entry into the BritMums #SpecialK30 Linky and BritMums/Special K “How I’ve changed Linky challenge” with www.myspecialk.co.uk, I hope you enjoy!

30 years…

The big 3-0…

Not only did I leap over that hurdle this year but so did Kellogg’s Special K cereal!

Having recently been sent a box of the new recipe Special K I can honestly say that I love it as much as ever! It has always been my ‘go to’ cereal especially where weight loss is concerned and having embarked on the Weight Watchers diet this year the cereal has played a prominent part in my almost 2 stone loss so far. I love to mix the cereal up with fruit – raspberries are my favourite topping – or simply grab a handful and munch away whenever I need a yummy treat.

So, the cereal is as yummy as it has ever been but what about me? How have I changed in 30 years?

Well… I’ve gone from this… at a couple of months old – and with my beloved Gramps, my eternal hero.



To this… aged 30 and a few weeks…


My hair has been brown, red, purple, blonde, bleach blonde and black. I’ve had fringes, pixie cuts and am currently rocking the super long lock look. My hair is my thing and no hairdresser is coming near me with the intentions of cutting it off!

I’ve gained weight, lost weight, scoffed, dieted, munched and starved myself. Currently I am dieting properly and am wishing I had attempted the Weight Watchers diet beforehand!

I’ve loved, had my heartbroken into a zillion pieces only to have it glued back together and broken again by the same person, got married and this week finally found out that my divorce is but one more signature away. Forgive me if I feel like screaming ‘Freedom!’

Things I have learned (and I have most likely forgotten more than I actually remember!)… good friends stick by you no matter what. They are the friends to be cherished. Acquaintances will come and go, you will be able to spot these quite easily.

My team Chelsea finished Champions of League 2, 30 years ago. This evening they are playing in the final of the UEFA Europe Cup and I have my own mini mascot for the game!

Technology is one of the biggest things that has had an impact in my life in the past 30 years. As a 3 year old my mum crept up behind me and stuck HUGE earphones on my ears and I was treated to the wonderful tones of the Thomas The Tank Engine theme tune. I didn’t realise at the time but my first Sony walkman was the start of a great love of technology. Thirty years on and my beautiful 4 year old daughter quite happily ‘borrows’ my iPad and phone to go on YouTube to watch Gangam Style!


Hindsight is a wonderful thing and there are a couple of moments from the past 30 years of my life I would change, but then who knows where a different path would take you? They always say the grass is always greener on the other side – this may or may not be true. One thing you can count on though is Kelloggs will always make super yummy, family friendly cereal and #SpecialK30 will still be around in another 30 years… I just hope I still have my own teeth by then!

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Heather May 15, 2013 - 8:44 pm

How times change? But if you changed the past there’s so much amazing stuff you’d never have done and people *ahem* you’d never have met x

Sim May 16, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Hahaha where would I be without my ‘winer’ friend 🙂 x Always makes you wonder what if though!x

Anya May 15, 2013 - 9:51 pm

How lovely to see your life like that – haven’t tried Special K in years but remember the ads well and you’re making me want some. Well done on losing 2 stone and being one signature away from freedom!

Brittany May 16, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Do you wear glasses, or were they your gramps?? Love your 30 yr journey story! Might need to get myself some Special K. I’m currently on the ‘biscuit diet’, not good!! xx

Sim May 16, 2013 - 2:40 pm

LOL!! No those were my Gramp’s glasses! Even back then I would have had better taste!!

The biscuit diet sounds awesome, nom nom nom xx

Camille May 16, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Sounds like life is looking up for you. 🙂

By the way, your daughter looks just like you!!

Sim May 16, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Things are definitely going in the right direction!!

Thank you so much for saying that Camille, I appreciate it! 🙂 She is a definite mini me!!xx

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