So I realise and apologise for how lax my blogging has been in the last week.

The husband has had the week off work so we have been going to gym, hiking round some Yorkshire sights and generally going into town A LOT!!

One of the highlights was going to the beautiful Bolton Abbey on Saturday for a friends birthday. Although it was a bit cloudier than the other days this week we still had a BBQ. Proper British style, you know, failing to light it and wondering if the food is cooked. We had a superb walk. It was only about 3 miles but the hills made it seem so much more!!!

Finished off the holidays with an amazing Easter roast at the parents yesterday. Lamb, yummy!

We had today off too so I went to the gym twice because I’m insane while the husband revised for his upcoming CIMA exams.

Back to work and reality tomorrow.


Slow cooking

I’ve just prepared my very first slow cooker meal! We got the slow cooker as a wedding present nearly two years ago but I’ve never used it until this day.

I went for a Schwartz sausage & bean casserole mix. Has to be said was very easy to prepare. Now just to wait 8 hours…

So of course I went to another event…

Me and the husband hit another event in town on Wednesday night. It was at the Trinity Shopping Centre and hosted by

We hit up Philip Stoner first to check out my new engagement ring, which sadly was a couple of sizes too large so we couldn’t take it home. They did take my wedding band in too for polishing so I’m very excited to collect the set tomorrow!

We decided to ponder round a few stores but not many actually had discounts on. I bought a cute top in Pink by Victoria’s Secret which pretty much sums up my attitude to exercise generally. I used my secrets reward card, which sadly only had £10 on, so got this top for a bargain basement price.


Then I decided to check out Coast as I’d not been in in a while and what with a couple of weddings happening in the summer wanted to get some ideas for dresses. I didn’t even plan on buying anything but came out with a dress and a skirt as all full priced items were 25% off!


To top it off, if you spent over certain amounts you got different prizes. So for over £100 we got a £10 Trinity voucher and for over £10 we got a bag of pick and mix.

A fun night was had by all and we finished it off with the sushi I had been dying for all week.

Spin class

So I finally went to the Tuesday spin class I’ve been planning on going to for around a month now. And omg I hope I can walk in the morning!

I actually quite enjoyed it…eventually!

I hit a wall around the 18 minute mark where I thought I was going to throw the towel in but I persevered and was really glad I did.

After that point it didn’t get easier, but I got more into the flow and rhythm of it.

I will definitely be going again, but not next week. Next week I’m planning on doing a juice cleanse Monday -Wednesday. Apparently you shouldn’t exercise while on a cleanse