18
Feb
2015
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Lent

Life has been a little manic recently, hence my lack of posting (all will be revealed soon), but when life does takeover and my posting schedule suffers, I realise just how much I love blogging and how big a part of my life it has become. Reading all of your lovely comments and following your stories is so enjoyable and I really cherish this community I have become part of. So on to today’s post. After eating my body weight in Ferrero Rocher pancakes last night, my mind soon turned to the prospect of what I would give up for Lent...
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13
Feb
2015
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My 5 favourite French films

  I’m just a little bit obsessed with French cinema. Scratch that, I’m a little bit obsessed with all things French. Food, wine, music, fashion … j’adore la France. With my feet firmly ground in Edinburgh, I need to get my French fix wherever I can find it, and films is one of the easiest ways for me to indulge. I turn watching a French film into an event in my house with either wine and cheese or macarons and café au laits. I think you’re getting the picture, so I’ll get to the point and share my five favourite...
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9
Feb
2015
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Spinach, green pepper and lime smoothie

I have gone a bit juice and smoothie crazy recently. I’m passing on porridge more days than not in order to get a good shot of greens in me for breakfast. This means that I’m experimenting a lot with different flavour combinations to mix up the nutrients I’m getting. Up until recently, I’ve used my liquidiser to make my smoothies and juices, until the lovely people at Debenhams sent me a Breville Blend Active, an amazing smoothie maker that comes with two portable cups, which makes life so much easier. If you are looking to invest in a smoothie maker,...
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8
Feb
2015
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Tales from the weekend #5

Saturday was one of those rare days when we woke up super early, got organised and headed out pre-breakfast. To put this into context, ordinarily I take Saturday mornings a little slower. I normally have a bit of a lie in and when I do get up, I make myself a huge pot of coffee and drink my way through most of it whilst I read the papers. Bliss. But yesterday we broke the mould and it was great. First stop, breakfast. We stayed local and went to Clouds & Soil. There was eggs benedict on the menu, so my...
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4
Feb
2015
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Apple, blueberry and coconut juice

Can you tell that I’m channelling spring with today’s recipe? I’ve decided that since spring is taking soooo long to come to me, I would go to it. And boy did it work. It’s amazing what can happen when you throw some fruity flavours and a floral straw into the mix. In my mind I was sitting on a park bench surrounded by daffodils, wearing sunglasses to keep the daylight glare out my eyes and sipping on this refreshing apple, blueberry and coconut juice. In reality, I was snuggled up under a blanket, staring out of the window at the...
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1
Feb
2015
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I’ve had one of those that feels like I’ve blinked and it was over. I seemed to cram a lot in, but I definitely feel that the busier the weekend is the quicker we’re back at Monday again. I had one of those rare weekends when I went out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There was some serious over-indulgence going on, but it was all in the name of celebrating. On Friday evening, my friends and I had dinner at Montpelliers, before heading to another’s friend’s flat warming party, where she introduced us...
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