We started off this week with the little one being poorly again with a sickness bug, which was horrible as always. By the second day of not keeping anything down she was so lethargic and upset at how crappy she felt; it was not nice.
But she is all better now and today she has gone out for the entire day with her Granny. They are apparently going to the park and then having a picnic before her tap and ballet class. I’d love to be out in the sunshine with them, but this means I get to catch up on everything that I fell behind on over the weekend whilst my girl was poorly, which is great. I really REALLY can’t wait until Ava starts nursery in a couple of weeks so I can start to catch up on life!
I came across ‘The Health Minded‘ blog this week via a linky and it is really my sort of thing. I love posts like ‘5 Healthy Spoonfuls I Eat Every Day‘ and ‘How To Tell If It Is a Migraine Headache & New Remedies To Treat Them‘. That kind of thing is so interesting to me.
We have actually watched two films this week which is unusual for us. The first was Divergent. I loved the book so I was looking forward to watching the movie, and it was alright but I was a little disappointed. I felt like the relationship between the characters and the build up of it was a central part of the story in the book and I loved that whole part of it. But it just wasn’t emphasised enough in the film which I thought was a shame. Also, so much of the book was missed out so it just didn’t work as well. I know for a book to be made into a film some bits have to change, but they took out such big chunks and bits so important to the actual story, that it was nowhere near as powerful and I think the ending was rushed.
The second film we watched was ‘Chef’, which was really easy to watch, fun and lighthearted but with a nice story. I really liked it. And, oh my gosh don’t watch it if you are hungry (although I wasn’t hungry and I still wanted all the food #fatpig), there is so much gorgeous food to lust over (the meat!). It also has great music in it and we may have participated (both of us!) in a singalong or too! Sexxxxxual heeeeealing……
Here is the trailer if you’d like to see….
I recently got some dungarees and I couldn’t wait to wear them. I felt a bit weird in them all day just because they felt so different (to my normal uniform of boring skinny jeans and t-shirt!), so I had to keep reminding myself that I liked them when I looked in the mirror! I really want to wear some clothes that are a little bit different for me. I have recently become really bored with my clothes for everyday, but I think it’s just because I am always in a rush and I have to throw on something quick. I think in summer it is a lot easier to vary your wardrobe, so I can’t wait to dig out my summer clothes.
I love it when the weather starts to warm up and you get thinking about your summer clothes and keep remembering bits that you love that you had forgotten about!
Ava has worn this cute hat from Morgana’s lovely kids accessories shop Little and Fierce….
We also got this gorgeous clip from Little and Fierce.
It is so pretty and when I saw that the liberty print design is called ‘Ava’ I had to buy them!
I really enjoyed the music from ‘Chef’ and was singing the songs for ages after I watched it. I even thought about buying the soundtrack and I still might. It is just such feelgood music that you just want to dance to.
I have made quite a few foody bits this week. Ava and I made our raw chocolate hearts again (they didn’t last long), and I have also made a healthy chocolate mousse that was so good! It was a bit like a Gü Pot – which I bloody adore. They are made with avocado, but they don’t taste like it at all, and are really quick and simple to make with a blender. The boy and I loved them but Ava wasn’t too keen. You could tell she really wanted to like it, but I think it was a bit too strong or bitter for her; she kept licking it!
I have also made a healthy chocolate milkshake a couple of times to try to get rid of my chocolate cravings in the evenings. I love it that they are quick and easy to make and really nice too, as well as being healthy. I just make it with almond milk, bananas, and raw cacao powder. I also throw in some chia seeds sometimes and you could also put some vanilla powder in there, or some honey or other sweetener if you aren’t already sweet enough ;)
I also got a Zoodle Chef Spiralizer this week after reading Esther’s ‘Little Loves’ post from last week. It’s brilliant as it’s so small and easy to use. I have so far made carrot and parsnip crisps with it which were really lovely. So good in fact that I made them twice one lunchtime! I had planned on saving the second lot for another time and so the boy could try them but I devoured them instead.
I seriously bloody love snacks and chocolate-oriented food that are easy to make and actually pretty good for you rather than the opposite. Guilt-free chocolate is the best!
I blogger-failed though and didn’t take pictures of any of this stuff! It’s ok, I’ll just have to make them again!
Thanks for reading!