29 January 2015

Smoothie love! Testing the Nutrilbullet

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So like most other human beings after a week or two of stuffing our faces with everything overly sweet and carborific we got to January and definitely felt the need to think about looking after our bodies a bit better. 

I've wanted to try and eat healthier and as I'm not much of a breakfast person I have always wanted to just try and have a juice or smoothie for breakfast and try and skip out the carbs that I'd usually consume in toast or cereal. We've only ever had a go at juicing once before, and found it a bit of a faff to do everyday, but I still really liked the idea of just having a healthy drink each morning. My sister then shined a light on the brilliance that is the Nutribullet

So here's how it works, instead of just taking the juice out of the fruit and vegetables and being left with a whole load of pulp the nutribullet is a high powered blender the extracts the nutrients out of the fruit and vegetables. The beauty of it is, is that you don't have to peel or faff around with what you're putting in, as the blade whizzes everything up so smoothly that nothing gets wasted. Which means all those nutrients in the skin of say a kiwi that you wouldn't normally eat, end up in there too.

Without sounding like a smug convert, I do really love it. And I am a bit of a smug convert. It's so easy to clean after, just by rinsing the blade, and shoving the cups in the dishwasher. We've had ours for about three weeks now, and have made a smoothies every morning for breakfast. 

It comes with lots of recipe ideas, but so far we have just been playing around and using whatever we have in the fridge to create different recipes. I like that it also comes with a milling blade, meaning that you can mill nuts and seeds to add to the smoothie for a health boost. We've definitely had a few not so great ones (that seem to resemble green baby poo...) and then some real winners! 

If anyone has a nutribullet already, or a juicer I'd love to hear some recipes that you love! 


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We were gifted the Nutribullet to review, but all words, photos and proclaims of love are my own. 

27 January 2015

Happy birthday!

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Just popping in to document, to reminisce about this day four years ago when he was just a tiny bundle in our arms. 

Oh how you've grown, changed and learnt. How you've made us laugh, astonished and wonder. How our hearts have swelled with pride and love, how you've made us discover new depths of patience and understanding and how you've loved us back. 

You are filled with confidence, ideas and questions. You are kind and understanding, but definitely stubborn and in control. You want to explore and push every button (literal and figurative). You are a true character with so much to give and so many stories to tell. We hope we can continue to support your charm and character and see you bloom. 

My heart swells when you proclaim you love me and plant kisses on my cheek, and I hope that you never stop needing me and I remain thankful that I am still your best friend. 

Happy birthday sweet boy, I will cherish this year. The last year where you are still my baby. 

p.s see how he's grown below! 

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25 January 2015

four / fifty - two

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Last week we were lucky enough to have a mini holiday to Wales, with hopes of spending our days swimming, playing and going on nature trails through the woods. We managed all of these, but it wasn't as plain sailing as we'd hoped as we had to contend with a full blown cold making Theo feel pretty lousy. Still we enjoyed our time, and experienced the beauty of a misty woodland walk. 

Joining in with Jodi


21 January 2015

A winters walk: Weston Super Mare

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To continue with our Christmas adventuring, I thought I'd share some of our little jaunt to Weston-Super-Mare. 

On a bitterly cold day we drove to the seaside town with the clear blue skies and winter sun streaming through the windows. We let the dog and the child loose on the beach, whilst we found sticks and wrote our names in the sand and watched as dogs relished in the freedom of the beach in wintertime. 

This is my favourite time to visit beaches, with the windswept sharp air clearing out those winter spider webs, people taking long walks and dogs frolicking in the sand and freezing sea. The beach was filled with a buzz of people still in the cheery Christmas spirit, gearing up for the new year. 

We stopped in a cafe for fish and chips and took a little stroll around the town itself, admiring the shops and cafes stuck in that seaside time warp. I hope it never changes. We stopped by the arcades and had a flurry on the 2p machines before heading back to the beach as the sunset for one more run and play. The light threw deep orange and red shades across the buildings and our faces as the sun dipped behind the land and the cold started creeping in. 
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