Happy Friday, everyone! Thank the LAWD it’s here – this week has been my first working week back at work and I am tired!
Last weekend I stocked up on lot’s of healthy foods (thank goodness summer and berries and other yummy stuff is in abundance right now!) and enjoyed a summer picnic in Wollaton Park with some friends. The weather was beautiful – really warm and sunny with a breeze. Naturally I had to make something for the occasion so I did some simple S’mores Fudge. I didn’t manage to try any S’mores while I was in the US (sob!) so I thought I’d rectify that asap! I’ll share it with you soon!
Milo also started eating healthier when a bag the size of him of Iams arrived! We’ve always given him whiskas but I’ve become increasingly concerned about the quality of the food (just 4% protein compared to Iams 40%). Hopefully he thrives on the new stuff!
On Monday after work I went to see Caitlin Moran at Nottingham Playhouse with some friends – great fun! We went to Sobar beforehand for some food and drinks, it’s a new cafe in Nottingham which doesn’t serve alcohol and provides a safe environment for people recovering from alcohol addiction or other issues. Obviously it’s just great if you’re not too, with really reasonably priced food and drinks and a lovely setting, plus board games! We played a game of Rummikub (that is a complicated game!) which I resoundingly lost!
This week has been super warm in the UK, although it’s lovely and sunny for cycling home. I can really feel the effects of 3/4 weeks of hardly any exercise though (bar walking around), my legs are not used to cycling again yet! I’m also making sure I slather on lots of sun cream – despite putting on lots of sun cream while on holiday I’ve still come back with lots of extra freckles – its so easy to underestimate the power of the sun!
I feel like I really need to mix up my workout routine to challenge myself more, so I started doing Jillian Michael’s Killer Buns and Thighs (well, I’ve done it twice!). Ohmigosh, that shit is for real folks! Let me know if you have any short, ass kicking workouts that you love!
This evening we’re heading to Bill’s Restaurant for dinner with some friends – I’m really looking forward to trying the veggie burger which is apparently amazing… and I’m definitely going to be trying one of those amazing sounding desserts!
Enough about me, how has your week been?
PS I’m looking for new delicious salad type recipes like this one or this one. Do you have any that you make and love? Please share!