Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Lots of Shopping


Hey there Blog land, how is everyone? great I hope!

thanks for the great comments on the last post for your recommendations for cook books, I'll definitely be checking those out!!

SO I had yesterday off work and fancied another day off too (both my bosses are on Annual Leave just now so now is the perfect time for a couple of days off) – with no summer holiday this year (coz we’re saving the time and money for the honeymoon in November) i’m really feeling the need for some time out from work! yesterday and today was just what the doctor ordered.

I had grand plans for working out yesterday but after taking my mum shopping and doing some housework, time was ticking and i was nackered because we had literally been up ever hour with Red through the night, she had extreme bad digestive system going on! My TOTM started, my head was pounding and i was feeling thoroughly wretched by the end of the day, i’ve got some *life* stuff going on, with some tough grown up decisions looming over me, so that doubled with TOTM blues and sleep deprivation = 1 very weepy Neen!! so i bailed on the work out! hey ho sometimes you need to scale it back!

So i took today off, and have so far been on the couch nursing my tummy cramps and sore head and watching Biggest Looser and Desperate Housewives, that is sooo unlike me, i’m a more active person i bailed on the dishes and the ironing in favour of the couch! its years since i did that!

The plan for the rest of the day is finish the blog post, tidy up, have some lunch then i’m gonna throw on some comfies and a big jumper and curl up on a lounger at the edge of my mums pool and read my book, i think its just what i need to soothe my mind! and later i’m going for a run with my sister!

Sorry for the meloncholly flavour of todays post – lets move on quick!

On Sunday I did session 3 week 1 of Shredding, this workout totally rocks i really really love it!

I’ve ordered something else, which i’m super excited about it, but i’ll keep you in suspense till it arrives and i can *show* you!

After shredding i rehydrated with some VitaCoco – Lurve!


Then we went to my mum and dads for Sunday Dinner

We Had roast Lamb, new potatoes and oven baked tomato and mozzarella salad (i’ll share the recipe with you later – its positively AWESOME!)



This was a measured portion on Lamb, and guestimated potatoes and salad, i had seconds of the potatoes and salad.


And for afters, i had a bowl of strawbs and a small spoonful of ice cream


After dinner, we took the pupps for a walk down the garden


Take note of Izzy, we took her to be groomed yesterday, this is the before pic, wait till you see the after pic!


Down the garden we found my dads new potato crop! cant wait till these babies start producing!



His newest creation in the garden, he built all the fence himself, and the decking covers a large area next to the pool and then paths out all round the vegetable beds, and into a bridge over the stream and a bench at the otherside _ this is where i plan to take a load of cushions this afternoon and soothe my mind! perfect with the running water right next to you! he built the whole thing himself – so clever!

The first blueberries of the season!  so tasty


and another bag of produce!


Yesterday we went to take Izzy to be groomed – look at the different – like a different girl!!


They even put a little bow in her hair, so cute! my mums not so keen but i love it!!


For lunch i had some V Water – this was really nice, a bit tart, but really great ingredient list and only 40cals the whole bottle, with no nasties added in!


And a Proscuitto Cotto Ham and Mozzarella Sandwich, really tasty!


Then i went mental in Tesco’s, i mean totally mental, i got a HUGE shop, but you see our only local shop is the co-op which is fine, but when i can i like to get a massive shop in a bigger store, to stock up! it really helps out for weeks after that!

lots of fresh goods”


Some breads, pitta, wraps, Rye bread, seeded bread and spelt and sunflower bread, i sliced these breads when i got home, and packed into ziplock bags in portions of 4 slices, and froze them, so i don't go mental with the bread!


A quesadillas kit and some porridge, some sauces, and some naughty and some good crispies.


1 of every flavour of vitamin water, it was on offer 2 for £2 so i figured its a great time to try them all


Some oils, an enchilladas kit, some dark chocolate and chilli dark chocolate as seen on Laura's Blog and some other bits n bobs


And lastly a big stock of dry fruit and nuts


For dinner i tried out some Kale chips – goshmeesers! these ARE GOOD!!

the massaging the oil into the kale was particularly therapeutic!


served with some garden broad beans and peas, and a mushroom, gruyer and leek filo parcel from tesco – hmmmm hmmmm

and the kale chips were so good me n buddy shared a huge bowl to munch on over the evening!


Breakfast was podge, garden rasps, sunflower seeds and linseeds


mid morning snack was a small apple and an apricot


I’m off to do some cleaning now and get on with my day, hope everyones having a nice day.


  1. Aww, hormonal days are the worst! Hope you feel better today! That chocolate should do the trick ;)

  2. Your dogs are so cute :-)

  3. Mmmm i've had those filo parcels before - delish!!

    Watch the sugar content in the V water - its pretty high for the full bottle, I made that mistake earlier in the yr and was bouncing off the wall!!

    Love the kale idea, will have to try them out. Ooooh and the salad at the top looks delish too... oooh you lucky neenie - My payday is tomorow and I can't wait to go shop shop!!

  4. Ooh I didn't know they had the Vitamin water at Tesco, I'll need to go get some :)

    Hope you're having a better day today!

  5. That looks like one good shopping haul! Do share that salad recipe too, it looks extremely tasty! How long and at what temp did you cook your kale chips? For some reason mine always burn!

    Hope you feel a bit better soon x

  6. Thanks girls i feel bit better for having a nice long day off! considering another tomo heh heh!
    LME - i didnt notice that on the V water, will avoid in future, the vitaminwater is lush though!
    Lovely as charged - the chilli chocolate certainly perked me up earlier!
    Jo - the vitamin water is right next to the cigs kiosk, in the cola chiller.
    Laura - i'll get that recipe and post for the salad - it was AWESOME! The Kale Chips, i did two batches, 1st - was at 200deg for 20 mins massaged in cider vinegar and oil and salt, they tasted a bit charged! the 2nd batch was in oil and salt, not vinegar and at 190 for about 15 mins, they were perfect! very difficult to eat with a fork though, best to just dig on in there with your hands!

  7. Ooops - I meant the Vitamin water!! Sorry... not tried the V water!

  8. Hey! Im catching up on blogs. Hope you feel better now.
    That is a big shopping! Is the shop now empty??? ;)
    Do you really like Vitacoco? I bought 2 and one's been sitting in the fridge for a while now as I find it disgusting :s
    Are the vitamin waters any good? always wanted to try them.

  9. ah well i wont drink the vitamin water very often just as a pick me up Helene - its lovely, really refreshing! x