Say hello to Basil! I got this cushion from Adsa for £9 yesterday, I thought he was quite cute! This weekend I got a few little things for updating the decor in the flat including a woollen throw for the bed, some new house plants, a shower curtain, bathroom storage and a randomly, a wok! We took a trip to IKEA and could’t resist the Daim bars:
These are just so gorgeous, but very dangerous! I did quite well at not going completely over board with them. We made that shopping trip on Friday evening, and as we were out late, James had suggested a take away. Instead I thought we could have a look in Marks and Spencers for something. I had this spiced chicken with roasted cauliflower and yellow spilt pea dahl from the Delicious and Nutritious range:
It was good, and certainly a better and just as tasty option as a take away, but it reminded me that I could have made something tastier myself from scratch if time hadn’t been an issue. To be fair I probably would have gone with the takeaway option if I had thought it wouldn’t take them 30 minutes to deliver the sodding thing!
I wore my favourite burgundy jeans that I bought when I was in Berlin:
It was quite reassuring to see this photograph, I know my hips have expanded but I’m pretty happy with my hourglass shape right now.
Other, more healthy eats, have included:
I had some random things to use up so made a salad with black beans, lots of beetroot and some dressing made with tahini and apple cider vinegar. I used to eat vegan salads like this all the time, it was delicious! I’ve also been having a thing for yoghurt bowls:
This was roast squash and a chopped russet apple with full fat Greek yoghurt, maple syrup and a few chopped roasted salted almonds. For breakfast yesterday I fried a load of fruit in coconut oil and topped with the same combo of yoghurt, syrup and nuts:
I used a nectarine, two plums and several figs, they taste amazing when they have been cooked a little. I’ve also been loving my porridge:
This was pumpkin porridge topped with coconut butter. I always whip in an egg or some egg whites to make sure that there’s a good amount of protein, as oats sometimes don’t always keep me that full. This morning I had some with almond butter and jam:
That was before I went to my spin class, it was great! I definitely had some energy to burn off. Yesterday was a very relaxed day visiting my best friend and parents, then spending the rest of it watching random movies on Netflix (I recommend Grabbers , to any fans of fun Sci Fi) and reading magazines in bed with my wooly socks on! I hadn’t planned to spend the day like that, but all in line with this months pledge to de stress I found that had the opportunity to do so and it was bliss!
How has your weekend been? Have you bought anything new for your living space recently?