Brighton pavillion

Hello lovelies, I hope you had a great weekend! I’m posting my usual Sunday post today as yesterday we were travelling home from a brilliant holiday in Brighton. Well I say holiday, to be honest I feel like I need another holiday to recover! It seemed to fly over and we were pretty busy. As I’ve blogged about before, James and I tend to visit Brighton at least once a year as my Aunt and Uncle live down there. It’s one of our fave places in the world, so we try and visit as often as we can. 

Eat

One of my favourite things about Brighton is the range of food, certainly in comparison to were we live up north. I certainly made the most of it, but found a good balance of healthier foods and lots of treats!

Goats cheese avo sundried tomato saladgoats cheese, avocado and sun dried tomato salad

Foodlilic saladsalad box from Foodilic – this was amazing!

Iyeda saladsalad from Iydea – equally as delicious!

Berries kefir walnutsmixed berries and banana with kefir and walnuts for a healthy breakfast

Iced teaiced mint and lemon rooibos tea for me and latte for James

IMG 1199hot chocolate from Cafe Nero

Gelatowonderful gelato in salted peanut butter caramel and chocolate hazelnut crunch

Vegan carrot cakebeautiful slice of vegan carrot cake from Infinity Foods Cafe with a decaf latte on the side

PizzaBig pizza! My favourite treat meal – from Fat Leo

Scrambled eggs on toastscrambled eggs on toast as a treat breakfast out on our last day

Other treats included fish and chips, a 99 ice cream cone eaten while walking along the sea front and lots on non alcoholic ginger beer! I also had some fresh citrus green juice when I felt like I needed a veggie boost. Over all I was really happy with my eating over the holiday. I didn’t feel any guilt for the treats I had and enjoyed them to the full. Part of this was because I ate them very mindfully and stopped when I was full every time, which is something I used to struggle with.

Move

Converse

Walking, walking and more walking! I did no set workouts on holiday, but we walked the mile and a half-ish into town and back twice a day, plus a lot of walking around town so probably about 6 miles a day. For a pregnant lady I don’t think that’s half bad!

Wear

Gold paper plane ring

I’m going to save most of my wears for when I recap some of the things I bought down there, but I had to share this cute gold paper plane ring I picked up from the Rose Hill Boutique

Love

Me and jamesJames and I on Brighton beach

Laura lucie christinaMe, Lucie from Journeys Through Meadows and Christina from paperbagblog (photo courtesy of Lucie)

Laura and tamme and Tamzin from Salad and Sequins.

Obviously I loved a lot of things about the holiday, but one of my biggest loves was spending lots of time with James talking about the future, including agreeing on our baby names! I also loved seeing my blogger besties, Tamzin, Christina and Lucie. They are awesome girls and I love that I’ve made these friendships through blogging. I only wished I lived closer to them all! Also…

seeing James having so much fun talking to bands at the Great Escape Festival // chats with my Aunt and Uncle // drives out to the country for a country pub meal // feeling reenergised and re focused // getting a big kick from the baby on Friday night and being half way through my pregnancy

Link

Well this week is a bit nuts for me, this morning I’m delivering a session at Sunderland University for their mental wellbeing awareness week then this afternoon I’m starting off a new group as part of one of my community projects. Tomorrow I have a regular group and a new project starting, plus another new group starting on Thursday. Bang in the middle of all of that is my 20 week scan on Wednesday when we hope to find out the sex! We have names picked out for either which we are keeping secret. I can’t wait to find out, I just hope peanut plays ball and doesn’t hide it’s bits during the scan!

What are your favourite treat foods to enjoy on holiday? How do you find a healthy balance?

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