Elevenses in the Office | Recipe ebook

Elevenses in the office

Hands up if you work an office and look forward to elevenses time? The time of day when you need a break, with something tasty to eat to help you get through the rest of the day. But tasty doesn’t have to be unhealthy and you don’t need to buy from the office canteen or snack vending machine.

A healthy office is a happy office and that’s why Furniture at Work have produced a fab recipe ebook featuring 20 healthy recipes for treats, snacks, smoothies, and shakes to enjoy for elevenses at work. The recipes are all from real, busy people; including bloggers like me. Yes, you can find my recipe for blueberry & cinnamon muffins on one of the pages! Read more

My Happiness Non-negotiables list

Happiness non-negotiables

I was recently tagged by Maria over at Suburban Mum to complete my happiness non-negotiable list. The happiness non-negotiable is a list of things that we must make time for in our day, no matter what, in order to be happy.

I am a list maker, and I even have lists for lists (!), but when it comes to making people happy, everybody else often comes first and I am way down that list! I have never really thought about the things I must do day to day, I just automatically do them so this list has taken some thought. With suffering with depression too, it is especially important that I make time for myself to try and do happy things, think happy thoughts, and just do happy. Read more

Slimming World weigh in #55 and #56 – the ones where I’m gaining…

weekly weigh in

After my last weigh in prior to Noah’s birthday, I had promised myself that after a gain, I would be back on plan. As usual, the week started off well but slowly went down hill when it got to the weekend and we went out for N’s birthday meal, so then we had cake, and then we went out for the day on his actual birthday, then we had a picnic style dinner, and then I just kind of continued with the rubbish food as I was feeling really low too and I tend to be an emotional eater… Until it got to a couple of days before weigh in day and I tried to do some damage limitation, as usual!

Even after a gain once again at weigh in, it didn’t really change anything as I was still feeling not up to it and just ate a load of rubbish again, like last week, up until a couple of days before getting weighed and then tried damage limitation, again! I was really  kicking myself as I knew I needed to get my head back in the game but I just couldn’t.

Saying that, I did have some meals on plan – here is the Insta evidence… Read more

Slimming World weigh in #54 – the one where I’m up again…

weekly weigh in

I never made weigh in this week as it was Noah’s birthday, and I never got around to writing last week’s update either, so this it – we will hopefully be back to normal next week!

So last week; I was very very good all week, I stuck completely to my meal plan (we even had a KFC and I had a rice box at 4.5 syns), I was within my syns every. single. day (for the first time in weeks – again), I had eaten loads of speed food (both fruit & veg), and I was pretty confident of a loss, even hoping to get into that next stone down bracket and ever closer to my target… Read more

5 great alternatives to the traditional party bag

This is the year that I find myself organising the fourth birthday party in a row, only this time it will be a joint one for the boys. It will be Jacob’s 4th, and Noah’s 2nd. As we are now living in a house with plenty of outdoor space, I wanted to make this birthday special for the boys and have a party with a bouncy castle! (Though I’m not sure whether that’s for the adults or children)… Read more