WIAW: A very busy bee

Hi everyone!  I hope this week has been treating you well.  I’m happily having another very productive week and getting lots of work related things done. 

It’s been a case of my usual multi-tasking and juggling everything all at once but fingers crossed all going well by the end of next week I will be shot of my thesis, which will be one heavy ball and chain that I will be happy to see go.   That’s going to free up so much of my time more more things like wedding planning.

Peas and Crayons

For this week’s WIAW I’m going to back track to yesterday which was full of exciting stuff!

I work up early to make breakfast and get some thesis work done before our appointment with out wedding coordinator. 


For breakfast I had a craving for some full fat Greek yoghurt so had some of that with some blackberries, strawberries and cherries and some of my Guilt-Free Ginger Bread Cookies taken straight from the freezer so they had that extra crunch.

Later that morning we headed out for our very exciting meeting:


OOTD: coral vest tops: Forever 21 and H&M, skinny jeans: Tommy Hilfiger, gladiator sandals: Office, statement necklace: Office, bag: Mulberry.

The meeting went really well and we discussed how we want our reception venue to look, what features we want to bring into the wedding, timings, guest accommodation and we also had a look over some menu options for the wedding breakfast.  It was so great to finally discuss these final details as the ideas have been floating around in my head for so long!

When we had finally finished it was time for lunch, which consisted of mixed salad leaves, left over roasted veggies, cucumber, basil tofu and a Food Doctor pitta pocket. 


I had forgotten how good bail tofu tastes, it had been far too long!  Alfie’s plantain that he cooked up for lunch was just too tempting to resist so I dived into some of that too.

In the afternoon I got some more thesis work done, but took a break to do a power yoga flow plus Yoga for Runners


Post workout raspberry and banana smoothie, yum! 

Dinner was the most delicious Buddha Bowl of brown rice, roasted strawberry balsamic vinegar chickpeas, broccoli, beet root and avocado.


Such a simple dish but so tasty, that’s what I love about Buddha bowls.

Later in the evening we cuddled up on the sofa for a night of TV, loving the Great British Bake Off right now!  TV munchies was an old classic of chopped fruit including kiwi, peaches, a plum and grapes and topped with cookie dough ice cream.  This took me back to the days where I had to put ice cream on chopped fruit to get Alfie to eat his fruit.  It was such a treat!


More exciting news came earlier on in the day when I got a call from the bridal boutique where I got my dress from to tell me that my dress is now ready and has arrived at the shop!   I text my mum immediately and we are going next Wednesday so I can be fitted.  Also what I’m wearing under my dress arrived too, TMI perhaps but I’m never one not to share. Open-mouthed smile

How do you cope with juggling several things at once, do you get stressed out or just manage to get on with it?

What are loving on TV at the moment?


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  1. says

    Wow, what a relief that’ll be when the thesis has gone, bet you can’t wait!
    I do get stressed at a sort of low level when I’m juggling stuff but I’d still prefer it to not having enough to do… I love the fact you used to have to put ice cream on fruit to get Alfie to eat it too :-)

  2. Kat says

    Aaaah,this is so exciting! I want to see your dress NOOOOW… I’m so curious! :)
    P.S. What is that tiny golden thingie in your breakfast plate? It looks cool!

  3. Lauren (@poweredbypb) says

    How exciting about your dress! Can’t wait to see it. I’m loving the bake off right now too!

  4. Jess says

    It must be bloody amazing to nearly have that thesis out of the way – I swear if I ever get through I will burn a ceremonial copy of mine. And if there is something to get stressed out about, I will, and I don’t have a wedding to plan on top of that!

    Love your dinner – simple but the definition of healthy.


  5. Tessa@AmazingAsset says

    Ahh how amazing does it feel to almost have your thesis done :) Great job Jemma, multitasking is a great way to get things done, you just have to be good at organizing yourself, which it seems you are! Your meals look delicious as usual!

  6. laura@keepinghealthy says

    I bet you can’t wait to have your thesis all done and dusted! I have to admit I pride myself on my ability to multi task, writing lists is the way I stay so organised!

  7. Jessie says

    I’m so happy that everything is all coming together for you <3 Can't wait to hear how your dress fitting goes next week!

  8. says

    Ooh so much exciting wedding stuff! I bet you’re really looking forward to getting your dress fitted :)

    Your food looks delicious as always, I’d love to have a bowl of those fruits with the cookie dough ice cream!

    Glad to here that your thesis is almost done with, I can’t imagine what a relief that will be!! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

  9. Sarah @ Every Day's a Picnic says

    I’m ok with handling more than one thing to do, it’s when I nothing to do that I normally get into trouble!
    I’m such a TV addict – I love GBBO and I’m just about to catch up on last night’s episode :-)

  10. Sprint2theTable says

    Love the idea of balsamic roasted chickpeas. I bet that was amazing with the beets, too.

    Good luck with the dress fitting! (And the undies. ;) )

  11. Christina says

    I’m so excited for all your wedding plans and for you to finally try on your wedding dress!!

    Really need to try basil tofu, I always see it and am intrigued.

  12. moderngirlnutriton says

    Mmm everything looks amazing! I make Buddha bowls, but I use quinoa, so technically theyre hippie bowls:) Strawberry balsamic chickpeas? genius!

  13. Chrissy Grace says

    Hi Jemma – I love your blogs just found it ! For me, I think i do get a bit stressed when I have to multi task (as in the last few weeks!) but i try and combat it by taking control where I can (Creating to do lists often help alot) oh! and a big cup of tea and BREAATHE!

    On TV at the moment I’m loving the Great British Bake off ! (Sue is hilarious!) my OH and I are also in love with MADMEN (watching it on dvd box set on series 3 at the moment)

    Congrats on being a bride to be! Enjoy this moment all the planning eventhough it is stressful it is so exciting! – I got married 2 years ago and we are still little love birds !

    love Grace xxx

    ps. please check out my new blog http://www.goodphat.wordpress.com

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