Happy Saturday morning to you all!
I would be ridiculously glad that its the weekend…but instead I have to work Saturday this week as well so I’ve decided to flash a few photos of my life over the last few weeks instead of a beauty post.
First up? This beauty. Apologies for the shadowed photo, lighting isn’t my priority when dealing with my fave LKB and I was so excited that my mum had bought me this!
One of my Christmas presents had to go back as it didn’t fit me so instead she bought me this beautiful black patent make up bag. I was very impressed with the quality and how beautiful and shiny it was anyway, (magpie anyone?) but it even came in a dust bag! I’ve never owned anything posh enough to warrant a dust bag before. Day. Made.
Next up is this beauty, a snap I took whilst stuck in my car on the way to work. What should have been a 45 minute journey ended up taking me 3.5 hours and I even missed a meeting at work…oops.
Nice to see some snow in amongst all the endless rain though!
Me and M had a lush night out the other week with a uni friend who came down for the rugby and then we went out afterwards. I wore a black crepe shift dress with leather panels on from M&S Limited Collection that I bought a few years ago. I’ve only worn it once before when I first bought it as its quite a tight dress due to the fabric and can even be hard to walk in but I decided there’s no point it living in my wardrobe all year round!
Here’s the three of us all glammed up and ready for the night!
I also picked up these shoes for the night out as my previous VERY trusty pair of shoes (the usual peep toe black shoe boot style) have finally given up with all the wear and tear!
I decided to replace them with these beautiful cut out shoes boots also from New Look which felt quite comfortable initially….they don’t rub which is a relief but just general foot ache!
After that I’ve spent a lot of time eating the last few weeks. Not all that badly ( I do gym 5 times a week to combat it!) but nevertheless there has been a lot of food. For example:
Afternoon tea with M at a spa day we went to, not over the top amount of cakes and some decent sandwiches, yum.
The second picture shows my mums homemade ‘sticky chicken’ which is 1 or 2 syns on slimming world and honestly makes every problem go away. I promise to write a post about this in future as to be perfectly honest everyone needs this recipe in their lives! Perfect for chicken and salmon, for lunch or tea, for yourself or for a meal with friends its just AMAZING.
Another meal with M was at Nando’s. M can get discount and so we often get the platter with the chicken and 2 sides with 2 drinks for a really good price. We do tend to stuff ourselves and however much we want to get salad we always end up getting chips to share too! Oh well.
Aside from all the amazing food I’ve been trying to get back into the gym. Although i go regularly my running has been suffering considerably because of the weather and persistent traffic I keep getting stuck in. I’m trying to keep it up on weekends but now I’ve lost my running partner to a dodgy ankle I’m flagging a bit!
I think a few quiet weeks with workouts, good food and a few good books are what I need to recover myself and my bank balance.
I’ve been having a hard time at work lately and sometimes find it hard to think about anything other than that and my constant lack of money. but I’m trying to be more positive about things and quotes like this one (from my beloved HP!) can help to put a smile on my face.
What have you been up to lately? Do you like my dress that I wore out?
How have you been coping with the awful weather we’ve been having?