8 May 2015


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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


  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

  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

  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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