8 May 2015

FIVE THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS WEEK #18

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This week, as usual, has been a whirlwind of a week. They just seem to get busier and busier. I have felt like a dead-weight all week and so over-the-top tired it is stupid! I exercised on Tuesday night with legs that felt like they belonged to someone else (not anyone with energy either!). But all this extra work I am doing will not be for nothing...I have plans lovely people (insert appropriate laugh here...I am thinking a good old fashioned 'mmwa ha haaa'!). I will have to bring you all up to speed on what I am working on behind the scenes very, very soon. Stay tuned.

I hope you have had a great week. Why not let me know your highlights in the comments?

Let's get cracking on the 'five things I am grateful for this week'.

1. Having the right to vote (regardless of how ruddy annoying the politicians can be). It is so important to be able to have a say which I think many take for granted. We are very fortunate.

2. A treat meal on Bank Holiday Monday. We had some great company and, as said company are vegetarians, I pulled out my Deliciously Ella book and cobbled together her amazing chilli recipe. Wowzers, it was super-yummy and very. very simple to put together too. We added a few 'trimmings' to the proceedings, just to make it even more of a taste sensation; the sour cream, nacho's, guacamole, salsa and cheese all had a look in! It was the first treat I have had in over three weeks and I bloody enjoyed it! (Oh, there were waffles and ice cream too...gotta love a waffle!).

3. A mid-week pep talk from my wonderful hubby. I was having a tough time and sent him a 'SOS' text and he was there like a flash (well, on the phone anyway!). He is an amazing listener and I am so lucky to have someone who is so incredibly supportive and calm at all times. This balanced out my early morning (5.30am) how-to-make-a-bad-back-feel-better text service after he had pulled a muscle on Wednesday morning and needed advice immediately, bless him!

4. Being told I can be a part of the lovely Sophia's Mental Health Awareness Week blog posts. I have already Tweeted this week that my blog will be mental health heavy next week but I wanted to be a part of the collaboration on Sophia's blog and, lucky for me, she accepted me - yay! Keep your ear to the social media ground for more information on that next week. Follow her on Twitter to get updates.

5. I mentioned over-night oats last week, right at the bottom of the post, but now that I have actually made some for myself and realised how amazingly easy they are I cannot get enough of them. I make a big batch (about 3-4 days worth) and separate them out into good old Tupperware dishes, pop them in the fridge and bish, bash, bosh..yummy breakfast that is so good for you. I may pop up my version of this newly discovered delight soon!

In other news::
After watching Frannerd's Paper Haul video on YouTube and realising I am not the only one to think paper is sexy, I succumbed and purchased an awesome and quirky illustration from her Etsy Shop - I cannot wait for it to arrive! / Sorry to keep harping on about braids, but I am a little obsessed with them at the moment. I really want to try this braided up-do soon, so darn pretty / I have been listening to Mumford and Sons 'The Wolf' like a bit of a crazy women this week, I just love it. I don't even have much of their music, but I saw them perform this on TV last week and added to my Spring Playlist on Spotify immediately.

What has been the highlight of your week? Come and chat below! xoxo
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3 comments

  1. What a lovely picture! I've had a long week too, so very glad it's the weekend. That chilli is amazing isn't it? Her recipes are so simple and tasty that I'm using them all the time - a very good find! xx

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  2. Hey hun, hope your weekend is going well. The chilli is so darn amazing. I cannot wait to try other recipes from the book. What are your other faves?xx

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  3. Ooh I'm excited to try the chilli recipe, I've only done the raw brownies so far (so delicious). I agree with you on the voting, we really shouldn't take it for granted. I hope you've had a good weekend. x

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