Happy Sunday! Hope you’ve all recovered from Black Friday ;-) What a crazy day! I can’t believe people were fighting over TV’s. I grabbed a couple of bargains online and a dress from the shops when James and I decided to brave the Metro Centre on Friday evening while my parents watched Finley. I treated myself to the above goodies from The Future Kept earlier in the week, that chocolate is incredible!
Apple porridge with cashew butter
Oatless porridge (made with eggs, almond milk, pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger) topped with almond butter
Feta, pepper, quinoa salad
Slow cooked beef stew with steamed broccoli
I had some credit on my iHerb account so ordered some of my fave products and a few new ones. I can’t wait to try the chai chocolate! This week I’ve been eating a lot of My Goodness meals from Sainsbury’s, Innocent Veg Pots and M&S treats just cause I’ve been so busy – all in line with my post on healthy eating cheats!
- Monday – 15 minutes yoga
- Tuesday – Gym – 45 minutes – 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, 25 minutes weights // walk on the riverside
- Wednesday – A Quick & Easy Postnatal Yoga Routine for Back, Abs and Pelvic Floor from Yoga Newcastle
- Thursday – Rest
- Friday – Rest
- Saturday – Rest
- Sunday – walk or the gym or both
I WENT TO THE GYM! On Tuesday my Mam watched Finley so I could get a workout in. It was so so good to go back after a 3 month break, looking forward to working it back into my routine!
As I said I did grab a couple of Black Friday deals including these Rocket Dog black boots from Amazon for £27 and a dress from New Look. We have a night out in December so I was happy to pick up a decent dress for under £20!
We got to see the photographs we had taken last weekend at our family photo shoot and they are amazing! I’ll be sharing them all soon but here is a teaser. You can see his little scar, something we didn’t want to hide, as we’ve said that is part of him now and makes him even more gorgeous in our eyes. We also had great news, Finley had his post op check up and everything was great, he’s off all his medicines and doesn’t have to go back for 6 months! He’s also gaining weight well after a little blib last week. I could not be happier! Also…
Putting our Christmas tree up // CHRISTMAS IN LESS THAN 4 WEEKS! // I joined the La Leche League UK // hot chocolate // a coffee date with a former client // a coffee date with one of my good friends // Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray
- My recipe for a frozen chai latte smoothie with Vita Coco
- My autumn health, wellbeing and beauty reviews
- Vegan chocolate fudge brownie bars from I am Into This
- Why failure isn’t the end of the world via Chapter Friday
- Etsy Christmas Gift Guide for babies via Amy Antoinette
- This Thanksgiving Detox smoothie via Free People sounds delcious
- Tips for small space living via Daisybutter
How has your week been? What do you think of Black Friday arriving in the UK?
Aww that photo is super cute! I need to try “oatless porridge” and need to re-try Quest bars – I ordered some over the summer and was a bit underwhelmed but maybe I picked the wrong flavours! x
Thanks Lily, he is a cutey! I think it definitely depends on the flavour, those cookies and cream ones are nice :-)
Aw that picture of Finley is just gorgeous :) Such good news about how well he has recovered too!
I love New Look for a good bargain- I bought a few Christmas tops in there for about £8 each- can’t go wrong!
I think Black Friday is weird seeing as we don’t have Thanksgiving here- I mean, I understand Amazon doing it as they are a US company, but why is everyone else doing it? It’ s not like everyone is off work on Friday to even go to the shops. But, if there are reduced prices I am not complaining, so long as they are online!
yeah I’m more than happy for black Friday as long as it’s online too!
Excellent news about Finley, he’s adorable!
Consumerism gone mad, Laura!
Thanks Karina! I know, all just for saving a few pounds it’s crazy!
That picture is adorable Laura! Loving all your iHerb goodies :)
The Apple and Cashew porridge looks sooo good :) Might have to make this :)
Paloma in Disguise x
Thanks! It’s yummy and really simple to make!
That photo is just so so gorgeous – all of them are Laura! <3 Love his chubby little cheeks, definitely gaining weight like a little trooper yay! So so happy for you all with how he is doing now :)
Love a good iHerb haul as a nice foodie treat sometimes! And I absolutely love the packaging of The Future Kept stuff!!
I bought a quite a bit on ASOS which turned out to be a much bigger order than I'd planned..always the way! :P Should be worth it though as I need a whole wardrobe change at the moment with my ever changing body shape!
Thanks Nicky, we are so thankful to be seeing those cubby cheeks at last! The Future Kept stuff is gorgeous, especially that chocolate! Glad you got some ASOS goodies!
Black Friday is absolutely ridiculous, people are pathetic, fighting over shit that they don’t even need. Good to hear Finley is doing well, gorgeous photo too!
I now I couldn’t believe how people went on, I love a bargain as much as the next person but I don’t get people that fight over material things or those that get up at 5am for sales!
That photo is adorable!!
The oarless porridge looks awesome, and so does the sound of that chai chocolate! mmmm!
Thanks he’s a cutie isn’t he! Looking forward to digging into the chocolate!
So excited it december! Those boots look snuggly for the colder months ahead and well done for making it to the gym! My week was busy but no heading to s much quieter month – hooray!
hooray indeed and same here, currently watching Elf as I type ;-)
I think it’s lovely you’re not hiding his scar. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it – and it shows how strong he is.
This Black Friday thing is just silly and seemed to come out of nowhere. Just another way to make people buy lots of stuff they probably don’t need. Ho hum!
Thanks Anna, there was a time I really didn’t think I’d be ok with showing his scar, it’s amazing how far we’ve all come! I know what you mean, I think last year it was just Amazon now it’s everywhere!
Yay so glad you liked your Future Kept goodies!! The photos of you three are gorgeous! X