Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday weekends, I know I certainty am. Technically this is my first proper weekend of my working life, since I’ve been in retail for 8 years the only full weekends I’ve had off are through annual leave. Thankfully I timed my resignation just right so that I could enjoy a 4 day weekend before starting my new job, so it’s safe to say that all is good right now!
Friday was spent mainly in the garden topping up my vitamin D levels. it was such a beautiful sunny day that it would have been rude to do anything else.
Monk fish wrapped in parmaham
We discovered a fantastic fish restaurant and had the most amazing meal. It was so good that the food deserves a post all of it’s own. Cocktails were consumed after our delicious meal too! =)
Yesterday we headed to London for a road trip…
OOTD: Maxi dress, New Look//biker jacket, ASOS//Chelsea boots, ASOS//Hamilton tote, Michael Kors//tights, Tu at Sainsbury’s.
The weather wasn’t looking it’s best in the morning, but I was adamant to break out my summer wardrobe-hence the tights and Chelsea boots with the maxi dress. It was such fun trip and I picked up some lovely things for my new job and otherwise.
Lunch was spent in the food market in Marks and Spencer’s. I picked up a Morroccan spiced butternut and cous cous salad and some tuna salad bites wrapped in mooli ribbons. Both of these were new too me and tasted incredible, my favourite being the squash salad, naturally!
After all that shopping we stopped for tea and cake in the afternoon. I had a pot of green tea and a raspberry cheese cake, so good! Then it was off to Whole Foods for some treats before heading home.
Generally this week has been pretty good including my workouts:
Tuesday: 20 minutes of HIITs on the cross trainer and treadmill, lower body workout, abs, 5 minute cool down on the bike.
Wednesday: Yoga for Runners podcast
Thursday: 20 minutes of HIITs on the cross trainer and treadmill, upper body workout, abs, 5 minute cool down on the bike.
Friday: Detox yoga flow
Saturday: Lots of walking and shopping.
Sunday: 3O minutes of HIITs on the cross trainer, bike and treadmill, lower and upper body workout and abs.
Monday was a rest day as I was still feeling rough from the weekend. I don’t know about you but lugging shopping bags around London counts as a workout, in my books anyway. This morning I decided to go to the gym for a kick ass workout, loved it!
My food has been pretty typical this week and full of things that I love:
Believe it or not this was for lunch and not breakfast. Fried eggs with super runny yolks and bacon with a bowl of chopped pineapple, strawberries and kiwi. I’m loving huge bowls of fresh fruit at the moment.
I cooked a huge batch of veal mince again this week packed with lots of veggies. It was topped with half an avocado and then I added plantain and yellow peppers on the side.
This week I also played around with my tagine again and slow cooked a lovely lamb inspired Moroccan stew with veggies and olives and served on a bed of kale.
Strawberries and grapes topped with Greek yoghurt and maple syrup have been a staple desert this week. Desserts like this always hit the spot.
Today I’m off to visit a Farmers Market plus get some baking down and make a curry in the slow cooker (you bloggers have got me inspired!). I’m not sure about tomorrow but if the weather is nice then maybe we will go punting down the river and have a nice and relaxing day in the sunshine.
What have you been up to this weekend?
What fresh fruits are you loving at the moment?
What is the tastiest thing that you have eaten this weekend?