Monthly Archives: April 2014

Healthy drinking – my new toy

I finally did it, I ordered my very own Nutribullet. In attempt to bring the summer body back, extra exercise and daily smoothies are happening.

It is such an easy and quick way of getting lot’s of goodness crammed into a tasty drink.

I find It easier chopping up all my fruit and freezing it. This means you have an ice cold drink minus having to add any ice. I even freeze my kale and spinach.

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Now time to start making. I add all my ingredient (starting with veg at the bottom). I like adding strawberries, banana and a couple of blackberries.

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To finish, I add a tea spoon and a half of flax seed and a teaspoon of green superfood (you have to be really careful adding this as it doesn’t taste nice, too much and it stands out in the drink).

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Top up with a bit of cold water, and time to blend.

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..now ready to drink 🙂

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Weekend in Gdańsk

I had never been to Poland before, so was pretty excited to get the opportunity to take a trip to Gdańsk at the weekend. (It is at the very top of Poland, on the Baltic)

We arrived Friday and had a weekend of food, drink and exploring. I think I need another weekend just to recover.

Our hotel was lovely – added bonus we had the top room with some great views of the Long Lane, right by the Green Gate.

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We even came across Poland’s very own Kings Road (minus the shops!).

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Friday evening we enjoyed a cocktail or two (ok maybe three….).

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We were lucky enough to be shown round Gdańsk on Saturday, so spent most of the day wandering around all the side streets and along the water, stopping off for coffee along the way, and a delicious fish lunch (sadly no pictures, but believe me, it was good).

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We had a wonderful evening of food and drink. Now I am huge fan of cheese (with a boyfriend who doesn’t like it, I KNOW!!). I decided to order the cheese board anyway. When it stated it would take 20 – 40 minutes to arrive, I should have known it might be big..

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Thank goodness I ordered salad as main!

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John went for the steak.

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I would certainly suggest a visit to Gdańsk. It is a really nice little place to wander around and explore. We couldn’t believe how many bars and restaurants there are for the size of the City!

Now where to next…..

Customised Nikes

Valentines has now passed, but my present hasn’t. I introduce to you my new trainers.

They have my name on them and everything.

They also make me run faster. Well that’s what I like to think.

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You can go online and make your own here. I had lot’s of fun doing so.

Betty Blythe Brunch

On Saturday, I got up bright & early ready to meet my lovely friend Ali. I booked us into a belated birthday brunch for her at Betty Blythe, a cute little vintage tea room near Kensington Olympia.

Once we arrived, we got to choose a juice and then the lovely lady escorted us downstairs to our very own private tea room full of all things fancy dress.

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After a quick search through all the options, we were pretty restricted and stuck to head pieces. It was time for the important part, the eating. It was lovely, we started with a juice and got to choose from a wide selection of teas (I also took a bottle of fizz along, you just need to pay a small corkage fee).

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After the fizz had been opened, and the tea served (I had 3 drinks on the go by this point!). We got a choice of croissants – possible the biggest I have seen. Followed by Greek yoghurt & muesli, and finished with toast and jam.

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I had been feeling a little under the weather leading up to this, but the fizz and tea certainly helped. I wish I could’ve taken this pink headband home.

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After leaving Ali, I headed home for some rest and then for a wander around Hyde Park in the sunshine for some much needed fresh air. Sadly I went downhill from here and my cold well and truly took over. But the vintage brunch was a lovely treat for the weekend and I would highly recommend it. You can also pop in for breakfast or opt for afternoon tea. It is a great option for something a little different.

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Here is to next weekend, a little trip to Poland (and hopefully minus the cold!)