Moment of truth: It's no good, I've got to do something.
This morning the scales show I am past the 10 stone mark - the same weight I was when I was nine months pregnant.
So instead of staggering sleepily into the shower 20 minutes before I'm due to leave for work I set the alarm for an hour earlier and do 20 minutes of bends, stretches and crunches, then scrub my skin all over with a body brush for five minutes before getting in the shower.
Day 6: Woke up from a vivid dream of munching my way through a mountain of Brie and biscuits washed down with a nice claret - obviously suffering badly from cheese and wine withdrawal! Supper on arrival is a buffet-style meal so fill up on a mixed salad starter and pick the veggie special with loads of fresh veg.
At Carhampton, near Minehead, the Apple Orchard Wassailing is held on the old Twelfth Night (17 January) as a ritual to ask God for a good apple harvest. The purpose of wassailing is to awaken the cider apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest of fruit in the Autumn.Become a member by registering for free or for more information on events, check out our FAQ section.take care to ensure we have events that appeal to all tastes and preference, if you are new to South Gloucester you will find a full range of different activities so that everyone can find something fulfilling and enjoyable to do.; Old Norse "ves heil", Old English was hál, literally: be hale) is a beverage of hot mulled cider, traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.The word wassail comes from Old English was hál, related to the Anglo-Saxon greeting wes þú hál , meaning "be you hale"—i.e., "be healthful" or "be healthy".