16 January 2016

My Week In Pictures

I was up from 5:30am and not intentionally, I just woke up at that time and decided to get up! I read and finished my book, did some blogging and tidying, then had some toast and a large mug of decaf coffee for breakfast. I had a shower and kept cosy in a jumper, jeans and fluffy slipper socks! I took delivery of my new phone around 11am and played about with it for a while. Dean left with a friend at 12:30pm to watch the new Star Wars movie (again) and I stayed home. I made a Mexican cheese toastie with salad for lunch and enjoyed some chocolate rum ball truffles, while watching some Ghost Adventures episodes. I was really chilly, so I wrapped myself up in a faux fur throw! I made a quick veggie pasta dish with salad for dinner and got into bed quite early to continue watching more GA and read for a little while.

I was up around 9am on Tuesday and had hazelnut coffee and granola with fresh strawberries and organic vanilla yoghurt for breakfast, while watching Coronation Street. After a pleasant shower using my new NYR facial polish and a Weleda hair treatment, I got on with some housework and then had a late snacky lunch of red pepper hummus and sweet chilli flatbread thins, while watching Eastenders and then Silent Witness. I then caught up on reading some blogs and had to put my dressing gown on, as it's so cold at the moment, even with the heating on. I made bangers n' mash with onion gravy for tea and we watched Indiana Jones and The Lost Ark.

I tried to be really healthy on Wednesday, having granola, organic vanilla yoghurt, sliced banana and a drizzle of honey for breakfast, along with a latte macchiatto. For lunch, I had mashed avocado on toast with a sprinkle of chilli powder, a herbal tea and an orange. I watched Eastenders and Silent Witness in the morning, then an episode of Ghost Adventures with lunch. I had planned to join Dean and his Trailwalker group on an afternoon walk, but I changed my mind once I'd stepped outside, as it was freezing! Maybe next time... I stayed home and watched Angela's Ashes and did some blogging. I made enchiladas for dinner and we watched some Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Panic Room.

I was up at 7am on Thursday, had breakfast and watched Coronation Street before having my shower. I gave my skin a moisture boost with Pai's BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil, as it's been looking really dry and flaky recently. I did some laundry and then had several phone calls to make. I read some of my book, then watched some Ghost Adventures. I had the same lunch of avocado on toast, plus a large mug of hot chocolate with vegan marshmallows to warm me up! Later in the afternoon, I straightened my hair and did my make-up, ready to go out to the cinema. We went with two friends and saw Daddy's Home at 5:30pm in Dorchester. It was a really good film; lots of funny moments and Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg work very well together. I was totally craving chip shop chips for tea, but our local one is shut for a while this month, so we had to get some bits from Co-op instead. I just had pizza baguettes with salad for mine. We watched some Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes and then went to bed, where I read some more of my book before going to sleep.

I woke up feeling rather groggy and had a dull headache, so I had a slow start to the day. After breakfast and an episode of Eastenders, I ran myself a lovely, hot bath with NYR Soothing Bath Oil and read my book while having a long soak. I later took some blog photographs, had lunch and watched White Oleander while doing the ironing; it was a pretty good film and not one I'd seen before. I desperately wanted some chocolate in the afternoon, but had none in the house, so I made myself a hot chocolate with hot coconut milk and a Montezuma's Orange & Ginger Drinking Chocolate disc and had some hash browns with ketchup as an afternoon snack - random, but I love hash browns! Dean went to meet his walking buddies in the pub at 5:30pm to discuss their plans, and I stayed home and watched some Ghost Adventures and snuggled up on the sofa with the faux fur blanket to keep warm. Dean brought me back chips and sweet & sour sauce from the Chinese take-away and a chocolate bar - what a wonderful husband! We watched some Brooklyn Nine-Nine, then I got ready and left for work to start early at 10pm.

What did you get up to this week?


  1. Mmmm you've now got me craving chips and sweet and sour sauce! I love your tea & cakes mug!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  2. Awesome post, I always enjoy your weekly catch up content. Your photographs are getting better all the time. I love that the days are getting longer, it makes product photography so much easier because of the light. Your photos are so crisp and bright! I really look forward to trying out products I have recently purchased too, sounds like your new NYR products are lovely. I’m currently testing out some Weleda products, they are nice so far. That avocado on toast looks lush, might have to try it sometime. Glad you’ve had a positive week, nice to hear what you’ve been up too! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Thanks, Helen! Glad you are enjoying my photography. :) I really am loving the NYR products! Ooh, hope you're enjoying the Weleda products - looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Definitely try the avocado - sprinkling chilli powder really enhances it. xxx

  3. This has given me some serious hot chocolate cravings. Looks like a lovely week. :) x

    1. Hot chocolate is the best! Thank you. :) xxx


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