thirty years of Change #specialK30

A lot has changed in 30 years.  30 years describes my whole life, a lot has changed for me.  In 1983 I was experiencing my first year of life, learning to walk, talk and all those amazing things my youngest daughter is currently doing now.  This was me then


Unlike Special K, which for the first time in 30 years Kellogg's is updating with a new 3 grain [previously 2] recipe, I think I have updated quite a lot.  I can now walk and talk although some times I don't make much sense.  In 1983 I was learning the basics and since then have gone on to complete a Masters in Engineering. 30 years a whole life time.

Perhaps the only thing that has remained the same in those 30 years is my appetite.  Yes I have always liked my food, in particular breakfast.  I don't function without it.  Should you ever meet my Dad he will gladly tell you the honey story to back this up.  The thing is is I have a sweet tooth.  Whilst I am health conscious, most of the time, I do love my sweet things.  

Perhaps this was why previously I never really enjoyed the taste of Special K.  Now when asked if I wanted to try the new recipe cereal I thought why not, I am open minded and happy to give it a go.  The new recipe, as previously mentioned, is now 3 grains instead of 2.  It contains rice, wheat and barley and is made with wholegrain.  It provides a good source of fibre and 8 vitamins and minerals.  I was somewhat surprised, as it tasted nice.  I actually enjoyed it, me the person who has perhaps the sweetest tooth, cannot turn down cake and would eat chocolate at all meals, enjoyed a healthy cereal that can even help weight control.


This is great news for me as the other thing that's changed in 30 years is my body shape.  At one point I could have worn the 'special K red swimsuit' probably in my early twenties, but after 2 children I am wanting to slim back down.  I think I shall participant in the My special K challenge, as what I will gain when I loose, is my self confidence back.  That confidence from my twenties when I thought I could have it all and do it all.

Yes a lot has changed for me in the last 30 years but by far the best is my two grains, my two little girls and who knows maybe one day, like special K I might even have 3?

me and girls
(c) Jemma Lambert Photography

This is my entry for the Britmums 'How I've Changed Linky Challenge'.  If you want to read more entries in the #SpecialK30 Linky on Britmums click here. 


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  1. well your dark hair certainly has not changed, you were a wee cutey.

    1. Yeah still got the thick dark hair, not sure where my looks went though!

  2. Lovely post. Commenting on behalf of BritMums and nice to find out a little more about you.


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