This week I have had:
- 3 flat viewings
- A trip to London and back in a day (see lovely Notting Hill houses above)
- A healthy snacking workshop with 20 children
- A twisty teething non sleeping baby
I am knackered to say the least! All of those things have been very enjoyable (except the teething baby of course!) but never the less they have combined to make me feel like I am in serious need of some chill time. The flat viewings were positive so we will just have to see :-)
Lovely organic goodies in Daylesford
Berry porridge with banana and almond butter
Salad with lentils, quinoa, pepper and avocado
Scrambled eggs and avocado
Chicken, white bean and quinoa chilli (recipe coming next week) on top of a baked sweet potato
Unfortunately the pics I managed to snap don’t actually reflect my week as I’ve had some lovely meals and treats. I met the team I was working with in London at Daylesford, a completely organic cafe and shop for lunch. It was amazing and I was sorely tempted to buy lots of things. I ended up settling on a rebalancing green juice instead. Later in that day I got my dinner from Leon before getting the train home, their delicious Thai Green Chicken. On Friday I met my girlfriends and babies for brunch at Bills where I had some poached eggs and then yesterday James and I had a mini date and grabbed a veggie pizza at The Cluny in Newcastle.
Not much moving this week other than walking around London, I ended up having a wonder around Notting Hill and Portobello Road which was fun as I’d never been to that area of London before. I am due to do 6 miles later today though and next week I should be back in some kind of routine so I’m planning to get back into Metafit. I’m also hoping to get myself along to a yoga class at Happy Yoga too!
Edited to add – 6 miles done and done this morning!
An early birthday present this week was a Gym Tote. OMG this is the best bag ever! It’s basically a posh gym bag with multiple pockets. I am in love, it was ideal for carrying my stuff down to London including my laptop, a change of shoes and change of clothes, plus it’s ideal for when I need to cart around things for Finley. A great purchase!
Last week I signed up for a new e-course which I am loving. One of the assignments is similar to one I have in the Fabulous YOU Course about decluttering (it’s hard to feel fabulous when you’re surrounded by crap!), which is something I feel like I am constantly doing because of our living situation. I randomly came across Un-Fancy and I am so excited to try out their capsule wardrobe approach. I think it will be incredibly refreshing to look in my wardrobe and not spend ages trying to figure out what to wear. I’d also love to commit to quality over quantity. At almost 33 years old, I feel like I might finally have a handle on my style and what suits me. You can check out Un-Fancy and grab their free Capsule Wardrobe Planner, I’m going to give this ago for September and the autumn season. Anyone interested in a capsule wardrobe challenge? Also…
Introducing more people to green smoothies! // afternoon naps (I’m so rock n roll!) // brunch with my lovely friends // things taking a positive step with getting our flat sold // August!
- My July Edit
- My Interview with Natasha from Honestly Healthy and her raw white chocolate mousse recipe
- My July Round Up and August Goals
- This weekend’s Blue Moon and what it means via Elephant Journal
- 18 healthy salads you should try for dinner via Pop Sugar
How has your week been? Have you been to Notting Hill before?
I LOVE un-fancy – her style is so amazing and the idea of a capsule wardrobe really appeals to me too. Once we are finished with our renovations in a few weeks I think I’ll make the most out of having to reorganise my new double wardrobe! I had a lovely birthday week but looking forward to hopefully loving back into our house next week. Have a lovely Sunday!
Glad you had a good birthday week! renovations sound very exciting :-)
I am definitely up for the Wardrobe Capsule challenge!!!!
Funnily enough a couple of months ago I told myself I’d donate at least one piece of clothing I don’t wear anymore every month – aaand that reminds me I haven’t done it for July! Will check out that capsule idea…
That’s a good way to constantly keep on top of your wardrobe! I’m so excited to try out the capsule wardrobe approach, feel like it’s going to be so useful for me!
I love un-fancy! Would love a capsule wardrobe like that. Can never achieve it in real life though!! x
Haha, I’m going to really give it a try!
I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe. I don’t have as many clothes as I used to and I am pretty good at selling stuff on EBay when I realise I don’t wear it anymore, but I would like to be able to have some nicer, better quality clothes – to this, you need to buy less though so you only spend on a few key pieces that then last! I agree that I think I have only recently found my style/look and I’m 31! I’ve worn some odd stuff in the past when I look back, that clearly didn’t suit me ;)
Daylesford looks sooooooooooo good – very restrained of you to not buy anything! :)
I really need to get back into eBay, I think my problem is I don’t have the space to store stuff while I sell it!
I really need to go through my wardrobe and sort stuff, especially with moving house as well. I don’t want to take unnecessary stuff with me!
The gym bag looks really fancy too. I have a great Speedo bag that has a separate compartment for my trainers which I love.
Love those pretty houses in Notting Hill!
I think moving (or in my case hopefully moving!) is a great time to clear out and sort out!
Sounds fab. I love Londonshire – I had a crazy week of celebrating my bestie wedding which was fab but happy to get back to more normal eating but I to am loving how much healthy stuff you can get when eating out there days – I got a wheatgrass, spiralling, maca and blueberry smoothie while in Sheffield…just a shame it still tasted like pond water!
A week celebrating sounds like the best thing ever :-) shame about that smoothie!
I really need to sort my wardrobe out too – I have so much stuff its crazy! I love Daylesford Organic but it’s not in my part of town so I’ve only been twice! x
Mine is literally bursting, it’s going to be so refreshing sorting it out. I’d be in Daylesford (and probably skint!) so often if I lived close to it!
Best of luck with the flat Laura! I could definitely do with a wardrobe de clutter
Gosh London and back in a day is a long old journey!
Hope the flat gets sorted for you x