March always symbolises the start of Spring for me and therefore it’s always a happy month! We’ve had some unusually sunny and warm weather in London, and I’ve been sprucing up the house with flowers and Spring like accessories!


I’ve also been loving my homemade brunches in March and have been making Sunday mornings at home extra special. I even wrote a blog post about my favourite homecooked brekkies!

March saw me investing a lot of time and energy into my YouTube channel which I’m really proud of. Now the weather is getting better we’ve also been out shooting new blog photography.

I even attended my first ever blogging event – #BlogConLDN. It was an amazing experience and I met so many inspiring people.


In mid March I also have myself a kick up the butt in terms of my fitness and I’ve been back on it with a vengeance trying to get my pre-winter body back!

It’s been a great month, and I can’t wait to see what April brings!

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February has come and gone in a flash! It’s been a really hectic and busy month for me. As I look back through my pictures I realised I spent a large portion of the month drinking and going on nights out! I think March will need to have more of a chilled vibe.

I hope you had a fantastic February too!

 

 

Night out – start as we mean to go on!

Cocktails in Dirty Martini, London.

Valentine’s Day – what a cutie.

Enjoying Champers in Westfield with Mum.

New gym kit – loving Primark’s range right now!

Nails done and looking moody.

Working on my flat lays!

Spring is so close! A walk in the park.

Valentine’s ‘Love Token’ redeemed; a full English for hubby.

Squat Sundays.

Baby pink nails.

My blogging business cards!

Core workout from hell!

Published my 3rd YouTube video!

Homemade brunch – foodgasm alert!

February – you’ve been awesome! Mwah!

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Gin Explorer delivery!

Proper weekend brekkie.

Mistletoe cuteness.

Gin & cheese.

Beach bod prep.

Oh Christmas tree!

Trip to Friars Cliff, the new forest

This is London

Touchdown in Thailand

Thai Farm Cooking School

Red Curry – made by me!

In heaven!

Bangkok Skyline

Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Khao Sok National Park


Good morning!

Today’s post is a bit of a personal update. You may know if you follow me on Twitter/insta that I have been on the countdown for quite some time now! Today is the day Paul and I head off on our long awaited honeymoon! I cannot wait.

When we got married in June we took the decision which many couples who already live together take; instead of registering for gifts we asked for money towards our honeymoon fund. We were extremely lucky and the generous gifts from our family and friends enabled us to book our dream three week holiday travelling around Thailand! We decided to wait until Christmas because a) we knew we’d be desperate for a holiday by now and b) it’s much better weather in Thailand at the moment rather than in the summer.

It’s not going to be your normal luxury honeymoon in a beach resort. We love travel and roughing it a bit is all part of it for us. We wanted to cram as much as humanly possible into three weeks so we spent less on nice accommodations and more on experiences and getting to different places. In three weeks we are visiting Chiang Mai and the north, Bangkok, spending a few nights in the jungle and then the last week island hopping on the west coast. I can’t wait to blog about our experiences and what we get up to!

Blogging wise: I have a few posts scheduled over the coming weeks and I hope to do a few more as I go with updates about the trip, but I’m going to make a conscious effort to stay away from technology where possible and focus all my attention on my lovely hubby!

Love from,

I absolutely love ‘what’s in my bag‘ posts. Maybe I’m a bit nosy but I love seeing what others keep in their bags. I’d love to do a ‘what’s in my handbag?’ post, but I’m afraid it’s in no fit state for it’s insides to be seen at the moment! It needs a real clear out and several hundred old receipts and sweet wrappers removed before I can start that one.

However, my gym bag is a lot more organised! Plus, handbags can be a bit samey, but what we keep in our workout kits can vary hugely from person to person. I go to the gym 5 mornings a week so it’s a big part of my life. I also go before work at silly-o-clock in the morning, so it’s important for me to keep what I take streamlined, organised and to make sure I have everything I need. I hope you find this interesting and it might give you an insight into me and my fitness lifestyle.

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Workout Essentials

Gym towel – total essential if you are going to work HARD and get SWEATY!

Nike gym gloves – also really important if you are lifting weights of any size; callouses are not nice.

Phillips Bluetooth headphones – I literally can’t work out without my music blaring in my ears and I can’t be dealing with wires they get in my way. I love that these are white too they look awesome.

USA Pro hair bands – the best hair elastics for workouts; they hold my ponytail for an entire workout without needing fussing or redoing, plus the patterns and colours are so cool.

Digital sports watch – for timing exercises, rest periods or just keeping an eye on the time, having a digital watch is pretty essential for me in the gym.

Beauty Bits

After my workout I usually have a quick shower and shoot off for work, I only carry a few beauty products but they all do their job and are perfect for beauty on-the-go.

Molton Brown mini shower gel – the most compact shower gels I’ve one across, and they smell divine.

Clarins satin smooth body lotion – winter dry skin BE GONE! I use this on my hands too.

Impulse body spray – much lighter and less bulky than a bottle of perfume but still keeps me smelling nice!

Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic spritz – essential for rejuvinating my skin and making me feel awake and ready to take the day!

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil moisturiser – a lightweight cream which works wonders on my skin.

Cotton Wool

Makeup

I hardly wear any makeup to work – I work with kids so it’s not like it would stay perfectly on my face anyway! And plus, I simply don’t have the time in the morning. But I do keep two things in my bag at all times just incase.

Bare Minerals liquid under eye concealer – for the tired eye days.

Burts Bees lip balm – this keeps my lips hydrated even in this weather.

Miscellaneous

Workout print out – I find deciding what workout I’m going to do in advance and having a print out of it helps me to focus in the gym and waste less time wandering around.

Pen- I like to write down my weights/ times on the workout sheet to try to improve next time.

Gym card

Phone – occasionally I feel the urge to take a gym selfie!

And that’s it! How about you? I’d love to know what’s in your gym bag!

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