Blimey, Christmas and New Year feels like it was so long ago now! Anyone else feeling back into the swing of things? I don’t mind so much, I like my routine and find it much easier to eat well and exercise when things get back to normal.
I did have a lovely New Year though, it was fairly quiet, but after all the parties I had leading up to Christmas a quiet one was just what was needed. I dressed casual with a bit of sparkle:
OOTD: statement necklace: Topshop // biker jacket: warehouse // ring: Topshop // grey sweater: Primark // floral dress: warehouse // quilted bag: Topshop // unseen ankle boots: Fenwicks, the ones I bought the other day (love them!)
During the day I worked out at home and then visited my best friend and my parents. I bought them a coffee maker for Christmas so have been loving their lattes and expressos! James was working but got finished at 3 so I got the bus into town with our friend Jonathan. I had some delicious strawberry beer then James and I went for an Indian meal:
We had poppadums and dips to start then I had the tandoori chicken with roti bread followed by some delicious coconut ice cream served in a coconut shell. Delicious! After that we came home and got settled in for the evening. I lit all my candles to make the flat feel super cosy:
I made myself some ‘ginger fizz’ – ginger wine mixed with prosecco and enjoyed a few salted caramel truffles while we watched Now You See Me:
Then we flicked through the music channels and had a sing along and a dance, then it was midnight! One of our neighbours set off a few fireworks which was lovely to watch.
I work up on New Years Day hangover free! Breakfast was a bowl of delicious porridge made with light coconut milk and with an egg whipped in topped with pomegranate and pistachios:
Green is lucky at New Year as it represents wealth and money so I was happy to load up on pistachios!
I wanted to start the year off on the right foot so did a workout:
I’ve done Yoga Meltdown Level 1 via You Tube a few times so tried level 2. It was tough but I really enjoyed it! After that it was green smoothie time:
I blended spinach, celery, apple, coconut water, maca, greens powder and a new grass fed gelatin powder together for this. Health in a glass!
Then we got ready to go to my parents for New Years Day lunch:
I had to add a bit more sparkle to my outfit again! My Mam did a lovely spread:
I had a bowl of broth followed by some ham with a few brussel sprouts and then some home made orange polenta cake served with a fruit salad of clementines, blueberries and pomegranate.
Then we came home, had a small dinner and chilled out before watching Sherlock. Happy New Year indeed!
How did you spend your NYE? Do you like parties or a more relaxed celebration?
Looks like a wonderful way to see in the new year. I had a quiet one too and I actually really enjoyed it! :-)
Your NYE sounds lovely. We had a really chilled one too. I’m not a big fan of going all out and celebrating. Everything is so expensive and busy. Gosh I sound a bit of a bah humbug don’t I? I much prefer a nice night in with the people I love without huge amounts of stress! I like going out when the whole world aren’t out as well ;-)
I think it’s changed a lot in the last few years, everywhere is so quiet on a NYE where we are, everyone stays in too!
Happy New Year Laura! Lovely way to celebrate!! We went to a friends house, the kids played then once they were tucked up in bed it was time for a takeaway, drinks, hot tub, watching fireworks, bit more wine and a few chocolates followed the next day by a big cooked breakfast, glass of fizz and gossip by the fire before we headed home for more chilling!
Happy New Year Eva! That sounds like an amazing NYE! Wow, very jealous ;-)
Happy New Year Laura! I stayed in and watched girly films, but Iestyn and his mates went out, and next door were singing karaoke, so I ended up staying up way too late!
Quote of the day… “Green is lucky at New Year as it represents wealth and money so I was happy to load up on pistachios!” I’ll be using this today. ;)
Glad to be of service ;-)
Sounds fab! I have never liked going out on NYE as places as so packed and expensive, plus I don’t drink anyway.
We watched went to the Christmas market, then watched Sopranoes (took a box set with us) and then saw some fireworks at midnight (people in boats were setting them off). Nice and chilled out.
Its strange, up here places are pretty quiet really I think everyone stays in! Your NYE sounds absolutely lovely :-)
Happy New Year! Sounds like such a lovely chilled night in. I love your leopard print leggings too! I didn’t do anything for New Year, but I don’t really feel like I missed out, I had a nice time all the same.
Thanks, I love those leggings!
We had a pretty quiet one, went to see Anchorman and then came home and chilled out. I don’t really get the fuss over New Year’s to be honest. It was lovely waking up hangover free to start 2014 as well!