WIAW: Vroom! Vroom!

by Jemma on June 13, 2012


Due to Friday’s car trouble when my poor beloved Smurf broke down we decided that it was time too say goodbye to my first car.  We had been thinking about getting a new car for a while as due to Smurf’s age (12 years old) there was a lot of ware and tear issues that need to be sorted, but we had been putting off getting a new one due to the cost of the wedding.

On Sunday we took the plunge and went car shopping with my mum and her partner and after hours of looking I came home with this…

This isn’t my car just a picture of a car that looks exactly like mine.  It’s a SEAT Ibiza is a metallic red.  I am in love with it and it drives like a dream.  It feels like such a luxury to have air conditioning and electric windows! 

It is currently nameless at the moment so I am open to suggestions as to what to call it!

Peas and Crayons

For this week’s WIAW it’s going to be a look at Monday’s eats which was quite an exciting day for me as I went to pick up my new car. Open-mouthed smile


I had to wake up at the crack of dawn to drop Alfie off at the station it was still to early for me to eat so I got some uni work out of the way first. 

Eventually, for breakfast I made a delicious breakfast made using a fresh banana, strawberries and blueberries topped with a Total Greek yoghurt raspberry and pomegranate split pot and honey roasted peanuts.  I also had a mug of green tea in my new mug.  I am loving yoghurt messes at the moment, good job that I have plenty of yoghurt to get through!


After getting lots of work done it was time for a snack of a chopped apple with some cacao brazil nut bliss and some peanut butter, yum!


At lunch tie I was craving a mega salad so I made a gorgeous salad full of curly lettuce, courgettes, brown chickpeas, carrots, curly parsley.  I made a simple honey and mustard dressing and topped it with my favourite apple and mango chutney.  This was amazing!


Afterwards it was time to get ready to go and pick up my new toy.  I was crazy excited by this point!  The journey home on the motorway went without any mishaps, which I was obviously pleased about.

I only took an apple to snack on as I didn’t think it would take so long to pick up my new set of wheels, but there was so much paper work to go through.  When I got home I was straight in to the kitchen to whip up dinner.


It was a super quick curry made using coconut milk and a mix of spices with spinach, mushooms, peppers and broccoli.  I served this with soba noodle and plantain, which really hit the spot.  I just love plantain!

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My sweet cravings were put to bed with a caramel soy yoghurt filled with the last of my dark chocolate covered edamame beans from Trader Joe’s….so sad!

I fitted in an awesome evening yoga session which really relaxed me and I had such a good nights sleep.

So as Monday’s goes this has to one of the best in my books.  I keep looking out my window and having to pinch myself that the shiny new car outside is mine.  It was definitely time for an upgrade, but I will miss my Smurf.

Do you have a name for your car?

Have you ever had your car just give up on you?

Do you like to practice yoga in the evenings?

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Kat @ a dash of fairydust June 13, 2012 at 7:02 AM

That’s so cool you got a new car! And such a beautiful color,too! :)
I haven’t got an own car yet,but once I do,I’m sure it WILL be named… Sponatneously,hehe :P
I don’t know what to call yours though… All that I’m sure of is that it should be a guy’s name because it doesn’t look like a female car at all. I know,I’m weird ;)


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Thanks! I love it, still haven’t named it though. :D


runningcupcake June 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Lucky you for getting air-con. In the hot weather I would love that! I don’t name my car, but it is the only one I have ever had (9 years now I think) so I will be sad when I have to get a different one.


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:31 AM

I was happy and sad to see mine go. More happy now though. :D


Lucie Elizabeth (@CollectingLight) June 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Awwww, I can remember getting rid of my first car – so sad but so exciting too! Your eats are also delightfully colourful this week and look super delicious! x


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Thank you Lucie!


LilyLipstick June 13, 2012 at 7:28 AM

Your new car looks fab! My car is called Missy but my old card didn’t have a name. Your breakfast looks so good – I’ve been having a lot of yogurt messes too as I picked up a few free sample pots in Covent Garden at the weekend and need to use them up. x


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Missy is such a cute name for a car.


Lauren (@poweredbypb) June 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Love your new car! I sold my first car a few months ago before moving to Dublin, I’d had it for 7 years since I was 17 so I was pretty attached and sad to see it go. I don’t have a car now as I don’t find it necessary in Dublin, everything is within walking/cycling or transport distance, and I don’t miss driving at all.


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:32 AM

7 years is a long tie to have a car. I think I would have been really sad too.


Tessa@AmazingAsset (@Tessa8m) June 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Wahooo congrats on the new car! That is rather exciting :) My car is as Honda Civic and her name is Rhonda, Rhonda the Honda haha… I get a kick out of it, it’s the little things ;)
Your food looks nice and colorful this week, great choices deary!


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Rhonda the Honda, love it! :D


Sarah June 13, 2012 at 11:06 AM

I’ve named everyone of my cars!, so far I’ve had Freddie (female) Citroen Saxo, jackson the golf (after Michael Jackson as he had disco lights), the colenel – another golf, roger – my sturdy reliable 1 series, I now I have a proper gentleman, my Alfa Romeo who is teddy George the third – teddy g for short, in my own special world if he were a person, he would be of discernable age, have a penchant for golf and tweed and be homosexual but not in an obvious way!!, (yes I’m totally crazy) p.s love the blog!!


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:33 AM

I love all of you car names, cute! :D


Jess June 13, 2012 at 11:38 AM

As your other car was presumably called Smurf because it was blue, I can only suggest ‘Clifford’ for the lovely new car – it’s the only red cartoon character I can think of!

I usually do some yoga every other evening, but I must admit sometimes I let it slide in favour of something more ‘intense’ which is stupid because invariably I get too tight without yoga – and it’s easy enough to find a challenging yoga workout for a novice like me!



Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Yes, Smurf was exactly Smurf blue! :D I love evening yoga as I find it really relaxing and get tight without it too.


Laura@keepinghealthygettingstylish June 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Congrats on the car! It makes such a difference getting a new one. I like evening yoga but if I had a choice I think I’d love to do a hot class in the morning!


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:37 AM

Thanks! I can’t believe how quiet my new car is! I can imagine hot yoga being really energising in the morning.


whatwouldjessicaeat June 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Cute new car! How exciting! The salad looks like an awesome combo of flavors


eatinglikeahorse June 13, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Getting a new car’s so exciting and yours is lovely! Seats are great and I love that colour; so much better than boring silver :-) Mine’s also 13 years old but I’m hoping it stays alive a bit longer…
This post has just reminded me that I forgot to get spinach AND yoghurt todau; not sure how that’s possible!


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Thanks! I’m sure your car has still got a few years left in it!


mindrunningwild June 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I can’t wait to get my first car just so I can name it. are there plantains in your dinner? They’ve got a texture I just love!


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Yuo! I cannot live without plantains!


Meg (A Dash of Meg) June 14, 2012 at 3:57 AM

BABE! Congrats on the new car!!!! :D


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes June 15, 2012 at 6:44 AM

Thanks Meg! x


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