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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:

IMG 7716OOTD: 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:

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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:

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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:

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I had to add a bit more sparkle to my outfit again! My Mam did a lovely spread:

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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?

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