Last week I was challenged by Linda McCartney Foods to go vegetarian for National Vegetarian Week, with their help! Linda McCartney Foods are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year which is really quite incredible. I’m not a vegetarian and I’ve never bought any of their foods before, but I thought it would be really fun to do the challenge and try out what it would really be like being a vegetarian… and to find out if I could actually make it a week without eating meat! I’m sure I have readers who are vegetarian, or at least trying to cut back on meat like we all should be doing, so I gratefully accepted the challenge!
So a couple of weeks ago I had something rather exciting through my letter box, rather than the usual bills or catalogs! It turns out I’d been sent some Grand Designs Live tickets by Smeg as I won a competition they ran. I love Grand Designs so I was so excited to attend the event for the 1st time!
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll probably know by now that I LOVE flowers. I did some work experience in a florist when I was younger and that was the beginning of my love and appreciation for flowers. Since moving into my own place I can’t resist having various flowers around my home.
When the invite came through for the Sticks’n’Sushi preview event I was excited to try out a brand new restaurant in Cambridge, but I was also a little apprehensive because I don’t like sushi and don’t eat raw fish! I knew M would enjoy the sushi side of things so my challenge was whether I could go and enjoy the place without eating sushi… and the answer is a huge YES!! I know there will be readers like me who don’t like sushi so I’m so happy to show you my wonderful experience with this new restaurant.
This is my favourite scent at the moment. The fact we had snow and sleet last week just made need something to remind me it’s actually spring and not winter! This scent did an amazing job at keeping me smiling and it has such a lovely positive smell (although aren’t all there scents just amazing!?). Let me know if you have any of the Jo Malone fragrances and what your favourite is!
I’ve recently been awful at organising my meals and food shopping. I don’t usually enjoy going food shopping so I’ve been doing it online for a while, and since I started blogging I’ve been less and less organised with my food shop! I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes but that requires buying lots of ingredients, and I really hate waste! I hate seeing food go to waste if it’s not been used up… perhaps it’s because when I was a child if I didn’t eat all my dinner I was reminded about the people in this world who struggle to get access to food.
Today’s run was made up of a 5 minute warm-up walk, 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of running, another 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of running, and then a final 5 minute warm-down walk. Phew! I definitely prefer the previous 20 minutes of solid running as I managed to pace myself better rather than keep running and stopping
I was always one of those girls who never thought there was a problem just using cleansing wipes. I’d think why spend loads on expensive cleansers if I can get away with a high street brand of cleansing wipes!? However I began to realise my skin was getting worse and thought it was about time I start looking after my face! I’m only going to have one chance at this and if I don’t look after it properly now I’ll regret it when I’m older!
Last week I headed to Peterborough to get my hands on some of the gorgeous Ivy Park sportswear that Beyoncé has done for Topshop. It happened to be lunchtime and I was starving so I decided to head to Bill’s. There are quite a few dotted around the country and I’ve been to the Cambridge one before but never the Peterborough restaurant.