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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Eat clean - pea guacamole

I have a thing for avocados. I love them. In salads, on toast, blended in smoothies.

And I loooooove guacamole.

Not the shop bought kind, it's just not quite right. No, the homemade kind. Made as chunky as you like, served up with crisp, salty tortillas and tucked into with gusto.

And according to Buzzfeed, and Batchelors, peas are having their moment and make a great addition to guacamole.


Well, I was definitely up for giving it a go!

You can make the same recipe base then decide what type of pea suits the type of guacamole you want.

There's mushy, for a smooth consistency, marrowfat 'bigga' peas if you like more texture or garden peas if you prefer chunky guacamole. They're all high in fibre, low in fat and half a can counts as one of your five a day.

I chose marrowfat this time around - my avocados were over ripe so good for mashing - and the results were pretty delicious indeed. Trust me.

So, I adapted my recipe for guacamole and made my take on pea guacamole...


Monday, 27 July 2015

The Week That Was Captured #27

Hello! This week's round up is a little twist on my 'The Week That Was' series as I've only just realised that a linky exists on this very theme, called 'The Week That Was Captured' no less, by the lovely Hannah at Make Do and Push (just one of my regular blog reads and one that's convinced me I need to write a sequel to my 'blogs I'm reading and loving' post as there's so many worth mentioning).

This week, I worked through the week but it means I carry a day over to the week ahead so I get two days with little man now, which will be great. And I'm going to enjoy every moment as from August, I will be a full time working mum, instead of four days a week. So the week ahead has to be extra special indeed.


Sunday, 26 July 2015

#MySundayPhoto / #SilentSunday - 26.07.15 - Toes

#MySundayPhoto this week is a simple one. Just an ordinary moment, captured.

Sofa. Four legged friend. Little boy. Pooh.

Chubby legs and knees.




Friday, 24 July 2015

Summer plans and picnics

Whilst Ethan is still two years away from school age, I'm still thinking of how to make this summer special seeing as the holidays are upon us.

Ethan knows more, can do more and can express more every day and I want to enjoy as many experiences, both current favourites and new ones too. I also only have one more week left until I start full time hours as opposed to four days a week, so every moment has to count.

Something about summer just makes you want to get out there and take it all in. Sitting still isn't allowed, particularly when kids are involved, unless you have a cool paddling pool set up and a chair nearby to recline in.

I'm always looking for new places to visit and fun days out. Come rain or shine, we do our best as a family to enjoy different activities together and summer just seems to make this more possible.

So, what does our summer have in store?


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

My top Cath Kidston Autumn / Winter 2015 picks

Even if you've only stopped by my blog once or twice, you'll no doubt have spotted my love affair with Cath Kidston and judging by the response to my last 'pick of the prints' post, there's plenty of CK fans out there too.

Well, brace yourselves... hundreds of new Autumn / Winter 2015 collection items have just dropped. All in one big, fat, beautiful go.

It's called the Library Collection and it's time to get yourself acquainted with the new modern vintage style for next season.

VoilĂ ! A whole new collection, teased for a few weeks with an Instagram pic here and an odd launch there, has arrived. Whilst school holidays and sun tans might be the first thing on your mind at the moment, the new Cath Kidston collection is already welcoming us with warm, cosy arms into the charm of autumn.

There is so much to take in, I don't know where to start. When I saw there were 23 pages no less of new arrivals yesterday on the Cath Kidston website, I had to rub my eyes. Perhaps they've made an error? Surely there can't be so many new products to introduce?

It's no mistake and it's no dream. Well, in a way, it is if you are a Cath fan. It's a beautiful, embellished, quirky, patterned dream that you're going to love.

Monday, 20 July 2015

The week that was #25 & #26

So, I missed a week with my weekly life and loves round-up. Oops. Some weeks, there's lots to share, other weeks, not so much. This time last week, I came to write my 'week that was' post' but just needed a quiet night and decided to catch up with you all this week instead.

That's not to say there hasn't been plenty going on, on here or in 'real' life.

I also decided to make these posts shorter and sweeter. I was finding they were getting longer and longer, as I can never seem to wrap things up quickly but I realised some things deserved a post in their own right.

Going forwards, my weekly round-ups will be a little briefer in words - more of a snapshot into what's been going on and sharing some of my favourite pics, which also often sum things up pretty well.

This past week or so, I've been overhauling my routine, my diet and my fitness. It really is baby steps but I have a goal in mind and I'm always much more motivated when I have a definite target to work towards.

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