This week's blog content jumps straight to the Sunday Journal. I don't know how I've managed it, but I've only ended up working 2 days this week. I got to enjoy all the good things that come with a bank holiday, and naturally slip into ALL my bad food habits again. I got to make a sneaky day trip up to London - spend my morning learning about perfumes and my afternoon wandering through Selfridges soaking it all in. I got to visit MUJI for the first time- which meant picking up some very exciting skincare and giving myself a very stern talking to so I didn't bring ALL the storage solutions back on the train with me.  I got to spend an evening singing along to Beyonce and ABBA with the Lady Boys of Bangkok. And I got time to start trying to plan the big move to Bournemouth in a couple of months! Exciting things are coming people- exciting things like sandy beaches!

 

SUNDAY PAMPER


 

FOOD DIARY


Sunday// Full English: Toast, Fried Eggs, Beans, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Bacon; Apple; Almonds; Date Shake; Roast: Pork Shoulder in Cider, Roast Potatoes, Gravy, Carrots, Kale. Tea Count: 1 Breakfast Tea. Water Log: 0.

Monday// Eggs Royale; Almonds; Date Shake; Apple; Polenta with Crispy Kale and Mushrooms; 1/2 Bowl of Bacon Pasta; Ben & Jerry's. Tea Count: 1 Pot Chai. Almond Latte. Water Log: 750ml.

Tuesday// Banana; Bacon Sandwich; Duck Hoisin Wrap; Prawn Cocktail Crisps; Blueberries; Ella's Best Breakfast Smoothie; Apple; Brown Rice with Kale, Broccoli and Pork. Tea Count: 1 Chai Latte. Pomegranate, Rose & Cranberry Juice. Water Log: 750ml.

Wednesday// Banana; Avocado on Toast; Almonds; 1/2 Avocado; Apple; Chicken, Ginger & Edamame Soup, Mini Baguette; Dark Chocolate; Chicken Pizza, Wedges; Apple. Tea Count: 0. Water Log: 1.5 L. Cranberry Juice.

Thursday//Almonds; Banana; Avocado on Toast; Chicken Teryiaki on Rice; Carrot & Coriander Soup; 'Chocolate' Bran Flake Bites. Tea Count: 1 Breakfast Tea. Water Log: 750ml. Prosecco. White Wine. Vodka Tonic.

Friday// 3 Cheese Tortellini with Extra Cheese; Green Grapes; Sweet Popcorn; Pizza; Dough Balls with Garlic Dip; Chicken Tenders, Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Tea Count: 0. Water Log: 1.5 L. Orange Juice.

Saturday// Banana; Apple; Blueberry Muffin; Lemon & Corriander Cous Cous; Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups; Polenta with Garlic, Bacon & Spinach. Tea Count: 0. Water Log: 1.5 L. Cranberry Juice.

 

FAVOURITE RECIPE


Date Shake

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1/3 Cup Oats
  • 2-3 Drops Vanilla Essence
  • 2 tbsp Date Syrup
  • Enough Almond Milk
 

5 THINGS TO READ/WATCH


  1. Caroline Hirons is travelling and it's full of ALL the drool-worthy skincare
  2. SUQQU's Gankin Massage. I read about it here, then I read about it here. Now you should read about it, try it, and love it too.
  3. Divya's new post is full to the brim with all sorts of makeup musing goodness. And it makes me want to upend and leave for the warmer climes of India.
  4. I've fallen in love with Lilly's 'In Seven Days Around the Web' series all over again- there should be a new one surfacing soon!
  5. If you haven't got a chance to pick up the book yet, feast your eyes on all the fabulous Hemsley & Hemsley recipes here! There's so much choice I am having serious trouble narrowing everything down. Monday will be cooking marathon day!
 

5 THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY THIS WEEK


  1. Enjoying the last day of the bank holiday strolling through town with the boy in the sun.
  2. Getting paid to spend all of Tuesday training with one of my favourite fragrance houses- perks of the job!
  3. Attending the Lady Boys of Bangkok show for the second year running.... they start in Brighton, but chances are they are coming to you!
  4. Embarking on the weird experiment that is trying to cook polenta and finding this guy on youtube ... that voice!
  5. Spending all of Friday curled up on the couch in hangover recovery mode- excuse Friday's food diary. Needs, musts.