…of Oxford! On Monday I thought I would use my day off to buy some hair accessories for my cute and angelic flower girls and head into Oxford to explore the city.
I haven’t been in a city for 2 weeks. It has either been the motorway or the village for me so the hustle and bustle of the city actually felt a little strange. I’ve visited Oxford before and it’s such a beautiful and cultural place, full of old building and history.
Oh and it’s own Sweaty Betty!
I could have strolled around all day, especially around the amazing covered market where they sell fresh dates and squash in abundance, plus some fab eateries. There is an amazing cheese counter which caught my eye too and lots of quirky gift and clothe shops.
My food was pretty awesome on Monday too, which I would like to share with you for this weeks WIAW.
Thank you Jen for hosting another amazing food party. I look forward to WIAW every week for the heavenly food porn and inspiration. Added to that I just love seeing what everyone is eating day to day.
When I woke up I was in the mood for some comforting oats. I have been on a bit of a warm breakfast kick recently and oats have been a staple. I made my favourite peach oats with almond milk and vanilla extract and stirred in the last of my Greek yoghurt. The yoghurt made this so creamy, yummers!
Since I was having a bit of a “ME” day I thought that I would treat myself to an Marks and Spencer’s lunch. Luckily I went in just at the right time as they had started to reduce some of their salads…score!
I had one of my favourite wholefood salads and a huge container of fruit. There was so much reduced stuff on offer that I picked up some of the smaller salad pots for lunches for work.
On my travels I found this quirky little café which have an amazing selection of cakes. I couldn’t resist a chai soy latte and a polenta cake with almonds and cranberries.
This polenta cake was insane, so delicious! I think I am definitely going to have a go at making my own version.
When I finally got home I had a lovely mug of gingerbread tea in my new mug with an apple and a few almonds.
I’m still working out from home and decided to do a quick but challenging all of body strength routine using my own body weight. At the moment working out from home seems to be working well with my current schedule. Commuting to work makes it very difficult to get to the gym.
Later for dinner I whipped up a huge veggie red Thai curry with a mix of mushrooms, broccoli, squash, red peppers, baked tofu and spring onions, heaven!
I was suffering from some major midnight snack cravings so fixed a snack plate of chopped fix and what I like to call a chocolate version of crack- Lindt caramel with sea salt dark chocolate. I love, love, love this chocolate! I went back for a few extra squares too, just couldn’t help myself. =)
What new sights and sounds have you been taking in lately?
Have you been to Oxford before?