Saturday, March 30, 2013

put down the phone and sing happy birthday.

(image via acompletelife)

I promised myself a whole day away from social media tomorrow. I know it shouldn't be anything special to shy away from it for one day but I get into such a habit of ' I'll just look at this' and 'I'll just post this' that it'll be nice to be away from it. It also means that I'll have time to completely immerse myself into Alex's birthday. Yes, Easter Sunday and his birthday all on one day. It's safe to say a lot of food will be consumed, especially since his one request for the day is 'to do nothing but watch films and eat chocolate!' This I can do (note to self: work extra hard at swimming in the following weeks, work that chocolate off :P). I'll fill you in on the birthday events and, of curse, the cake but for now, goodbye internet and all your distractions and
 Happy Birthday Alex!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

march loves.

# Make up free days.

# Friends coming over in their pjs.

# Starting and keeping up with swimming.

# Peach white tea.

# Lord of the Rings.

# Fizzy pink wine.

# Almond croissants. 

# Making good decisions.

# Train rides on sunny days.

# Going out for breakfast.

# Starting to get more new clothes.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

weekly wishes.

(image via tumblr)

# Order a Graze box.
# Get some stuff ready for two big occasions coming up.
# Keep pushing myself.

Weekly wishes # 49

#To spend all of next Sunday away from the internet/social media etc.
# To blog only when I feel like it, and not pressure myself to blog all the time.
# To get Alex to sort out some birthday plans.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

put a bow on it.

I love making birthday cakes for people (1234) and so with my mum coming up a little bit before her actual birthday and it seemed a perfect excuse to make a mess in the kitchen.

This time it was carrot cake and it was yummy and so very easy to make. I'm no whizz at decorating but I try and make them look presentable (I can still note the flaws when others don't).I like the simplicity of this design and how it still looks (somewhat) elegant.

It went down a treat with the birthday girl (which is always the main thing) and as it's her birthday today it only seems fitting to end this by saying:
Happy Birthday Mum!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

weekly wishes.

(image via fxbrowne)
# To try out and get my free Graze box. Are they any good?
# To go on a massive walk. (it was more like 3 fairly long ones but I think that counts)
# To attempt to go swimming more than once.
Weekly Wishes #48
# Order a Graze box.
# Get some stuff ready for two big occasions coming up.
# Keep pushing myself.

Friday, March 15, 2013

london living.

I could get use to all these theatre trips- last weekend we saw Billy Elliot and it was very very good. And yes, like last time (here) I thought it was time to run away and join the theatre; or at least start doing ballet again.
So after having a very leisurely morning at home (after a night of bubbles and dancing the night before), we ventured into town and headed for afternoon tea. It's becoming somewhat of a tradition and boy are those sandwiches great reasons to keep heading back! The reason for this great adventure was my mum coming to town. It was pretty much every occassion rolled into one; seeing Billy Elliot was her Christmas present, it was of course Mother's Day and also a week before her birthday. Phew, so many celebrations for that fabulous mumma of mine.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

is that the sun i see?

1. Stripe top. || 2. Sunglasses.|| 3. Bangles || 4. Vest top. || 5. Cushions & Lantern

This list could have gone on forever and I did want to add a pair of shoes to it but they have disappeared from the internet the shop didn't have my size the other day. Spring is slowly coming; it may be freezing still but the sun is starting to shine. I need an influx of money (maybe I'll go buy a lottery ticket) and then these goodies will be mine.

Monday, March 11, 2013

my week, according to the photos i've taken.

 So much went on this week and I loved it. I was on holiday again and goodness could I get use to this holiday-no work situation. I went swimming twice and actually joined to become an official member. It makes me feel like I'll actually keep on going. This week, will be the third week of swimming and it's going good. I also had a rather strange interview which made me reassess things but still strive towards to same outcome: hopefully it'll happen sooner rather than later. The end of the week saw my mum come up for a visit. We saw Billy Elliot, consumed a lot of bubbles and shopped. A perfect end to my little holiday. I've got tomorrow to chill out and return to some normalcy and then it's time to start counting down to the next holiday, or at least the next weekend off!

Friday, March 8, 2013

just keep swimming.

I jumped in at the deep end (no pun intended) with this fitness thing. I've started swimming again! It's been years- I'm ashamed to say how many- but still, at least I've started again right?! And oh my goodness didn't the first session hurt and feel good for me all at the same time! I'm liking this new venture and it's one that I'm going to try and stick with.

Monday, March 4, 2013

my week, according to the photos i've taken.

It's been a fairly good week; the healthy eating and exercise is sticking and I'm beginning to really enjoy it again. I was always sporty when I was younger and that competitive streak never went but it's coming back in regards to sport/exercise.  I also was able to do some baking this week. Another thing which I haven't done in ages and so to make it up for I, of course, bake 3 different things instead of the usual one. I also took a trek across London to stay at a friends. The journey back was lovely, the sun shining, music playing and I really appreciate this little (or rather large) place that I lived. For once I'm excited for spring and lots of exploring again.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

weekly wishes.

# To keep going with eating/drinking healthily.
# Finish getting some presents.
Weekly wishes #47
# To try out and get my free Graze box. Are they any good?
# To go on a massive walk.
# To attempt to go swimming more than once.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

the last weekend of february.


We went on a massive walk as part of us getting and staying fit.

We had a little feast while we watched the rugby (link).


Brunch was bought for me.

Friday, March 1, 2013

pizza pie.

Oh my goodness- this has to be one of the best pizzas we've cooked. Although the toppings piled so high it started to resemble some kind of pie/cake. It was so delicious, and yes there is actually a bunch of veg underneath all that cheese!