Happy Sunday guys! Are you all watching the London Marathon? After doing the Great North Run twice and knowing how hard 13.1 miles is, I have so much respect for full marathoners! I used to love the idea of doing a full marathon one day but I’m not sure I’ve got it in me, although I did see one lady in her seventies doing it for the first time, so perhaps there’s hope for me yet!

It’s been a canny weekend in these parts, I especially enjoyed getting dolled up for my uncles 60th birthday party last night:

IMG_3190IMG_3187

OOTD: floral blazer: Next, statement necklace: H&M via charity shop, black dress: Internationale, black oversized clutch bag: Warehouse, nude heels: New Look

It was so nice to get dressed up. I curled my hair and clipped it up for a change as well. I got a few lovely comments on that jacket, I bought it in the sale for just £8! In fact the whole outfit couldn’t have cost me more than £50 – the dress was just £10 and the necklace was from the charity shop. I also love those nude heels, they are massive and make me about 5’10!

On Friday night I made baked a couple of pieces of salmon – I made an orange ginger marinade with a bit of soy sauce and they tasted delicious. I had one with some stir fried veggies:

IMG_3150

Then I had the other one in an amazing salad:

IMG_3171

It tasted even better the next day! The salad included spinach, lettuce, sugar snap peas, asparagus, beetroot and orange and I made an orange and ginger dressing too. Proper lush.

This weekend its been all about the iced coffee:

IMG_3168

Now that the sun is shining more often I need my coffee iced! One of my favourite things in the world is watching the milk swirl round in the coffee :-)

Breaka yesterday was similarly summery:

IMG_3161

Melon, strawberries, greek yoghurt, flaked almonds, honey = perfection!

Cold blended things have also been enjoyed, especially as my throat has decided to get sore again!

IMG_3155

Home made cherry sorbet (just frozen cherries and almond milk blended up) topped with raw chocolate sauce (raw cacao powder, water, stevia)

Last night when I got in from the party I made a big bowl of chocolate protein ‘ice cream’ with peanut flour sauce:

IMG_3195

I haven’t had this in ages! I was tidying my cupboards last week and found a stash of peanut flour I’d forgotten about. So yum.

Yesterday I decided to pop to the gym seeing as I missed it at the back end of last week. I was feeling much better then but my throat is sore again so perhaps I pushed myself too soon. Anyway, I really enjoyed a walk to the gym and a sweaty workout. When I got home I made a lovely smoothie:

IMG_3165

Frozen blueberries, frozen nectarine, vanilla protein powder, unsweetened almond milk and a little bit of ice topped with bee pollen. I also added a little vanilla stevia to this. I’ve realised that while I’ve got this cold thing I can’t taste food as well as I usually do, hence I’ve been craving sweeter things. A little bit of stevia has been making sweet things a bit more satisfying and has helped curb some of the chocolate cravings.

How has your weekend been so far? Is running a marathon something you’d love to do? I know a few of you have already achieved that amazing feat, respect!

Heels – yay or nay? I loved wearing my ‘stilts’, if only to drive James nuts as he find’s it weird when I am so tall, but I could not wear them all the time!