Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Tweet Eats: The Vegan Feast at Comptoir Libanais


For those of you who are vegan or dairy free full time, I salute you! I’ve been dairy free for the past few months and my desire for chocolate and cheese is unreal, but the options available this year compared to when I tried being vegan for a few weeks a little over a year ago are insane.

Everywhere seems to have a vegan or dairy free menu, or be happy to make something especially for you and there are now a huge variety of vegan options available in supermarkets too, it’s meant I’ve been able to stick to my dairy free diet relatively easily!

For my first restaurant review of 2019 it seemed fitting to try a vegan option as so many people are trying Veganuary at the moment. Kate (who is also on a dairy free diet) were very kindly invited to Comptoir Libanais, a Lebanese and Middle Eastern restaurant, to try their vegan feast menu so we took advantage of me being on maternity leave and Kate having Fridays off to head there for lunch last week. Just for context, I’m on a dairy free diet as my baby is allergic to dairy and I’m breastfeeding, fun!

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Sunday, 20 January 2019

The Best Places to buy Baby Clothes: A Week of Eva's Outfits


I was planning a baby clothes shopping post but I thought I’d do it a little differently and share a week of Eva's outfits, as well as letting you know where everything is from. It’s basically a collection of cute photos of Eva and an excuse for me to take even more photos of her than I usually do! There's a good mixture of different places which are pretty affordable (because babies wear things for about 3 minutes before they grow out of them!) and lots of gender neutral options in there too.

I may also start a petition to get most of these outfits made in adult sizes as she always looks better than I do and they all look ridiculously comfy! Ooh, in the outfit above she's wearing a Chick and Pea bodysuit (which isn't online!) my friend Clare bought us and knitted leggings from Primark which my mum got for her which I love.
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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Goals for the Year Ahead


Yes I am a little bit late to the party but hey, we have a whole year to do these things, why rush into them? Also, the baby kind of gets in the way and time disappears in a whirlwind of nappies and toothless grins.

I don’t have anything groundbreaking I want to achieve this year, last year was quite a biggie with having a baby, renovating the house and turning 30 so I’m making my goals a little more straightforward.

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Sunday, 23 December 2018

The Fourth Trimester: My Experience


Seeing as it's nearly the end of the year, I thought it would be good to look back over the past three months of having this silly sausage in our lives. We're technically been out of the fourth trimester for a couple of weeks now but funnily enough it's been pretty busy so I'm only just getting round to writing this post (and devour a mince pie) as Eva naps!

I didn't even realise there was a fourth trimester until I was about 8 and a half months pregnant, it's what the first three months of a baby's life is referred to as they develop from a newborn into a fully fledged baby. Eva's now three and a half months old (madness!) and is turning into a delicious little girl with plenty of personality. I wanted to gather a few thoughts on different areas and how we're getting on so we can look back in the future to see how things have changed and if it helps anyone too, that's great!

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Sunday, 16 December 2018

My Winter Skincare Holy Grail


Now that I’m the ripe old age of 30 (still not used to saying that, dear lord) and have a touch of sleep deprivation to battle with thanks to our delicious baby, my skincare routine was in need of a shake up for winter.

I never really notice how bad my wrinkles and eye bags are until I see a photo of myself laughing and then I have a mini panic while frantically googling ‘Botox near me’. I’m not doing anything quite that drastic just yet but I have added a few new products into my skincare routine which have quickly become my holy grail products.

Thankfully Eva has started to sleep much better recently so by the time she’s in bed, I actually have a little bit of energy left rather than needing to go to bed when she does about 8pm after a quick micellar water and moisturiser. After I have done my girlfriend duty of asking how Joe’s day in the outside world was, eaten dinner and watched something on TV with Joe, I take myself off to bed at around 10 and treat myself to at least 10 minutes of indulging in skincare.
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