Monday, 26 March 2012

Giant Catch Up!

Gosh its been a while, I haven't posted since last Thursday! I've been crazy busy with an injury thrown in for good measure, joy! I hope you all had a fab weekend? I'm looking forward to catching up on all the blog news, I bet ts been all smiles considering the weather! Its been glorious, I hope it lasts for the whole of my time off. Ok get comfy this is a crazy long post but there are lots of pretty photos so I hope you enjoy the read..............


My Saturday started fabulously, a giant hemp smoothie followed by an even better Bikram class. I felt so strong and the class was great and definitely gave me a yoga high!

I went home after class and got ready to meet my friend Tara for lunch, it was a quiff and flowers kind of day : )

Me and Tara went to Aloka for lunch.

As always the food on offer was amazing!

It all tasted so fresh and delicious, I also love how colourful all the food is!

The best part of my meal had to be the stuffed aubergine though. It was stuffed with kale and pesto and tasted wonderful. I have to admit this is my favorite place to grab lunch I could eat here everyday and never get bored : )

After lunch we went and got iced coffee and sat in the sun

It was a great Saturday afternoon : )

Look what turned up!
I won this cereal over on Jemma's blog Celery and Cupcakes and can't wait to try!
I also got lots of yummy goodies sent from my cookie exchange partner Maria but more on that in another post!

Now onto the bad news........after my wonderful lunch I walked home and decided with the weather so nice and feeling so fit and great I wanted to go out for a run. I haven't been out and hit the pavements since before November and really wanted to get out there and feel the wind on my face...........I had a fab run no pain just easy and it felt amazing! When I got home it was time to stretch so I did.........OUCH!!!!!!! I bloody stretched to far and pulled a muscle in my back! Well it is the same muscle that was healing nicely but I pulled it again......JOY! I spent Saturday in a lot of pain as well as being kept up all night by my idiot neighbors. I got an hours sleep not good : (


I woke up Sunday after my hours sleep surprisingly chipper probably because I was off to meet Karin a fellow blogger and go to the Vitality Show!

To make myself feel better I made a fresh juice and threw on a colourful dress. Which by the way fits me again, woooooohoooooooo!!!!!!

Juice drunk I went to catch my train............

When I got to London I kinda felt tired and my back was super sore after sitting on the train seats so I went nuts and got a double hit of caffeine. 2 solpadeine to sort the pain and a coffee to wake me up! They did the trick!

The Vitality Show was good, not too bust either so its definitely the better day to go plus all the stands had fab deals to get rid of their stock! I picked up quite a few goodies : )

I took a roasted veggies and couscous salad from M&S with me as the food I have found previous years not great and pretty expensive.

Me and Karin got our seat early to watch Patrick Holford!

As always Patrick Holford was very informative and interesting I enjoyed his talk, after he had finished we decided to call it day. It was good fun but I have to admit it wasn't as good as previous years there weren't as many food stalls this year which was a shame I love to find out about new products and try them obviously!


Today I woke up a little less sore but still not good in anyway. My back was not happy but I did get a god 9hrs sleep which was one good thing!

I got up and had a delicious smoothie to start my day:

In the mix: sun warrior vanilla, almond milk, water, baobab, cabbage, frozen berries, vanilla stevia, topped with hemp seeds, coconut, almonds and a little pomegranate syrup!

I went to my 10am Bikram class and felt better being in the heat and stretching

When I got home I couldn't wait to try out this gadget I picked up at the Vitality Show,
aerolatte mooo!

I was so impressed with the demo the guy gave at the show I just had to have one! Look at my frothy almond milk coffee at HOME! Love this gadget!

My friend Wayne came over today to spend some time with me as its been ages since we hung out. Look how long my hair got! I was getting ready and just couldn't believe it finally my hair is long, not long enough yet though : )

We walked around in the sun then grabbed some refreshments to go sit, eat, drink and people watch! I got a mango iced drink from Starbucks

And a vegan spelt flour samosa for lunch. The drink was lovely not too sweet and very refreshing and my samosa was delish I loved the crispy corners!

We sat in the sun chatting until I had to go to my osteopath appointment. After a painful massage and some painful clicking it turns out I have definitely pulled a muscle but with rest and low impact exercise it should be all good. Lucky I'm a Bikram addict because the heat and stretching is going to fix me in no time hopefully! Running shoes back in cupboard for now but at least I can still complete my 60 day challenge : )

Well lovely readers I hope your still with me!?
Your all up to date now with all the goings on this side of the screen. Time for me to start reading the back log of blog posts I have missed, till tomorrow x x


Did you go to the Vitality Show, what did you think?


  1. Wow, your hair looks amazing! I went to the Vitality Show on Saturday, really enjoyed it - loved the free samples and the goodie bags! x

    1. Thank you! I know the goodie bag was fab! x

  2. Glad to hear your back is feeling better, didn't really fancy Vitality show but I did go to B-fir expo earliker in the year and I can not wait for BodyPower in May :)

  3. I love that dress - you are looking fab! And so jealous of your long thick hair :-) I would have loved to see Patrick Holford but I'm glad that I didn't fork out the cash on train fairs if the show wasn't that good!

    1. Awww thanks sweetie! Yeah the show was ok but I wouldn't have wanted to be spending loads to go to it! X

  4. Oh no, I hope you're feeling better! Also, reading your posts always makes me hungry mmmm!!!

    1. Thanks lady, ha ha hopefully some inspiration! x

  5. Wow your hair is so long! Hope your back is getting better now- that is such a shame.
    I went to the Vitality show a few years ago, and it was good (lots of freebies and cheap sampler bags)- I liked the cooking demo's and things like that, but I would not go every year.

    1. I know it kind of crept up on me! Thanks fingers crossed it wont take too long to sort its self out : )

    2. my computer has been weird.. can't comment properly!

      anyway gosh look at those crazy eyes!! nuts! ;)

      it was great hanging out with you hun - hope you get your back sorted soon!!