You may have seen a couple of weeks ago that I gave you a little insight into me, myself and I with a quick A – M of me. Thanks for all your comments and social media shares – it was a fun post to write and from the sounds of things, it went down well. May as well finish it off then! So without further ado, here is the second half of the alphabet – N – Z.
Archives for April 2016
Wedding planning is one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s been so much fun, but there have also been moments where it’s been painful. Like, how much do you want to charge me for FAIRY LIGHTS?! If you’re anything like me and Andrew, you burn through the budget at a rate of knots when you start out and then realise all the things you haven’t included that you still need to pay for (I’m talking about you spray tan, gel nails and waxing). But doing it together is all part of the fun of getting married – if you can make it to the wedding then you must be doing something right. So here’s a round up of all the thoughts that have spun through my head at some point over the last year. Hope they give you a bit of a laugh 🙂
I recently wrote a post about my thoughts on some bridal traditions, which included a bit about my thoughts on bridesmaid dresses. If you haven’t read it, go catch up, but essentially I am moaning about the distinct lack of colour and structure when you type in the B word. I decided that I wanted something a bit different for my bridesmaids! Bright, summer florals were on the shopping list all the way. The spring stock is shaping up to be chock full of blooms so finding a floral bridesmaid dress wasn’t too tough.
On Sunday night I was lucky enough to get invited along to an evening sampling the brand new cocktail menu from Newcastle hotspot Science Bar. I’ve been a fan of this watering hole ever since it was North Bar and the walls were covered in porn. When North shut down I even went along to pick up some of the disco balls that had previously been hanging from the ceiling. Now that is dedication. Science Bar is known for its lovely cocktails – all of which have some kind of scientific theme. So what can we expect from the new cocktails on the menu?
I recently found myself in the sunny city of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. I must admit, I hadn’t had much time to prepare myself (thanks wedding stress) and I had no idea where I was staying in relation to all of the top sights and sounds. As usual, it was going to be a flying visit so I wanted to maximise the short amount of free time I had before I was confined to a conference room. Getting to my hotel at about 2:30 pm didn’t leave me much of the afternoon left, so I gave myself a quick half hour to sit on Google maps and headed off into town, sunglasses and bottle of water in tow! So what did I discover in my few hours exploring and what did I find to love in Sofia?
Sometimes it can be really hard to stay motivated when you’re on an exercise and nutrition regime. There are days when I would do anything (even the washing up) to get out of Metafit but in four months I have only cancelled one gym session because I just couldn’t face it and my week was already crazy busy. So how do I stay motivated? How do I drag myself out of bed and along to the gym on cold April mornings when it’s raining and still dark outside?
BACNE – the dreaded word. Acne isn’t a nice thing and I’ve been really really lucky enough to never have it on my face. Sure I get spots from time to time, but that’s more about my laziness when it comes to brush washing, monthly hormones and my tendency to pick and squeeze than anything that has more of a serious effect. One of the things I have struggled with, however, is acne on my back. Or bacne as it is also known. I recently had another flare up, so thought I’d share my top tips on how to prevent it and how to get rid of it once it is there.
Quite a few people have been asking me the kind of things I eat in a typical day to maintain my weight loss. So I thought I’d share what I might eat on a typical low carb day. It’s probably worth mentioning that this diet has been recommended to me by my personal trainer based on my personal requirements and therefore might not be right for everyone! It’s always worth consulting a professional before you change your diet or try to lose weight.
RIGHT, disclaimer over. So what do I eat on a typical low carb day?