Happy Sunday sweethearts, hope you are having a great weekend! My week has been especially lovely for a few reasons, not least because James has had a few days off and we had a lovely little trip to the seaside. When I was little I spent many summer holidays in a caravan with my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins at Newbiggin by the Sea on the Northumberland coast. It’s not the most picturesque place in the world (although that photograph is beautiful!) but I have a lot of happy memories being there. I had some chips and ice cream because they are seaside essentials of course!
Banana bread oats with blueberries, mini dark chocolate chips and almond butter
An immunity boosting juice from Joe and the Juice
Scrambled eggs and avocado
We had brunch at Bills and I had an americano and scrambled eggs on toast
Yoghurt bowl with fresh berries, walnuts and honey
I have been a bit pants at taking pics this week, but most other meals have been eaten on the go or have been my slow cooked chicken, white bean and quinoa chilli as I made a big pan of it last weekend. I was well chuffed when I discovered Joe and the Juice in Newcastle though, can’t wait to try more from that menu!
To be honest, I’ve not been very active this week at all! I did my 8 mile run on Sunday and then just never seemed to find the time after that. This is really highlighting a serious need for me to get my act together and start focusing on fitting in workouts when I can. I do feel like I’m in a bit of a limbo until after the Great North Run, when I won’t be running as far. I think I’ll just be focusing on running and yoga until then. Today I was meant to have a 9 mile run but it’s Fin’s birthday so I’m thinking I’ll keep it short and then fit in a few shorter runs next week before tackling 10 miles on bank holiday Monday!
I’m currently obsessed with the Stylebook app. Since I drastically culled my wardrobe, I’ve uploaded some images of the items I have left into this app and started to create some ‘looks’. Talk about a great way to never stress out about getting dressed! It’s awesome!
Finley is 1 today! I can’t believe that exactly a year ago I was in labour. He was born at 6.51pm. It’s really freaky thinking back to that time a year ago, I have a post next week all about my thoughts and feelings on being a mama for a year. Today we are celebrating with close friends and family. I’ve made him a cake which I’m very excited about! Pics to follow! Also…
Being asked to appear on the BBC to talk about clean eating! Unfortunately living up here I missed the opportunity as it was literally the next day but OMG, pretty chuffed I was asked! // Getting my hair cut – it’s back into a long bob and feels in great condition // Finley standing up unaided for the first time! // raw chocolate // being commissioned to produce some recipes for a magazine // baking cakes // My Mams birthday
- How to get out of a funk
- Recipe for chocolate protein cookies
- Recipe for fruit and nut frozen yoghurt bark
- Why apparent failure is a test from the Universe via Sarah Prout – I really needed to read this!
- 18 things to do today to instantly love your body via Pop Sugar
- Motherhood this week via LaToyna Yvette – sweet post and I’m just generally in love with her blog and her style!
- The best all round workout routine via Cat Food is Good for You – great post if you aren’t sure where to start with a new workout routine (yep I’m taking some tips!)
Although most of this week has been awesome, we’ve seen a bit of a set back with the sale of the flat. The buyer is still interested but now we have to look at the possible lengthy and expensive extension of the leasehold which is quite frankly, fucking frustrating. There’s a possibility they might just pull out altogether. I got really down about the situation on Friday and had to talk myself back round though it with the support of James, some ladies in a Facebook group I’m part of and my get out of a funk tips! Really, I just need to let this issue go for now and what will be will be. I’m reminded that as soon as I ‘let go’ of my fertility issues I got pregnant, so perhaps I just need to stop pushing this issue and focusing on it so much.
With that said, I’m off to eat cake with my one year old son, have a great one ladies!
How has your week been? Do you have any plans for the last full week of the summer hols? Dare I say I can’t wait for autumn!
Happy birthday Finley! I hope you have a lovely day celebrating all together :)
Gosh I’m starting to look forward to GNR being done with now too..! Then I shall be dissertation and pressure free also, I might sleep for a week ;)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks Pip, we had a great day! I can not wait for the GNR to be done, will be a lovely relief! Do you want to try and catch up at the end? We’ll be at the CHUF tent x
Happy birthday Finley! He’s such a cool little dude, I can’t believe it’s been a year. Hope you guys have a good day.
Thanks Emma, I’m sure everyone will say this to you but take in every day while Oscar is little, it goes far to quickly! I had myself a cry last night when I realised he wasn’t really a little baby anymore!
Aww the little man is a year already! Looking forward to that post-I can’t imagine how mad it must feel to look back on a year of motherhood.
On a totally different note, that Style app is 100% what I need! I always ‘ forget’ what I have in my wardrobe so having an app for inspo would be huge!
It’s crazy Cat, can’t believe a year has passed! That app is awesome, enjoy!
Happy birthday Fin- I can’t believe he’s 1 already!
I love Joe and the Juice – their coffee is so good, too. x
I’ll definitely check out their coffee next time!
Happy Birthday, little Finley! What an amazing year, you must feel so lucky to have him :)
You’ve got to love Bill’s for breakfast – I’ve only been once or twice and it was such a dream. We went to the Brighton branch, despite having been to our local branch a billion times, and had a fab dinner there. Speaking of Brighton – TOTALLY was inspired by some of your old Brighton blog posts and took a trip to Infinity Foods and 42 Juice! Thanks for the recommendations ; )
Congrats on the opportunities that seem to be coming your way right now, that must be so exciting!
She’s So Lucy
We really do Lucy! Glad you enjoyed Brighton, oh my I wish I was back within reach of 42 Juice!
can’t believe its a year already – that went so quickly! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating Fin’s birthday.
That styleapp is such a good idea! I have decided to cull my wardrobe too after having to box most of it up during renovations and not missing as much of it as I thought! probably a good sign that I definitely don’t need as much as I thought!
It’s crazy when you realise how little of your clothes you really wear! Oh and HUGE congrats lovely! ;-) xx
Happy birthday to Finley! :)
Wow, congrats on the BBC thing, pretty cool! I love the look of that wardrobe app- I too have cleared out my stuff in quite a big way (I loved that article you linked to about only keeping clothes you like wearing- makes so much sense now I’ve done it) so this looks like a fun way to put outfits together. I may try it out!
Thanks Lou, I would have been chuffed to pieces if I’d actually been able to be on the TV!
Happy birthday to Finley! Hope he had a lovely day :-)
Amazing news about the BBC – that’s proper serious stuff!!! You’ll have your own programme soon ;-)
I love going back to places where you have such good memories. We used to camp a lot in the New Forest so I always love going there as it feels like a walk in the past.
Haha LOL, not sure they’d be able to understand my geordie accent ;-)
Aw happy birthday Finley! Hope you enjoyed the celebrations!
Thanks Lauren we had a great day :-)
Happy belated Birthday Finley!
Such great news about the BBC. Too bad it was such short notice, but who knows what opportunities lay ahead!
We happy birthday to Finley!
That is so exciting about the BBC! Next time hopefully you will get more notice.
The resemblance to his mam(you lovely:) is remarkable(very cute:). Hope you all had a good day celebrating;