Last day of freedom

Is that a bit too dramatic? It is after all only the last day of half term, except for the weekend which I have anyway. Half term has been brilliant- really relaxing. I have had work to do (parents evenings next week so getting ready for those) but also had fun projects like making Christmas cakes.

Exercise has been good- I realised I have not done a Sunday recap for ages so I will do one now.

Saturday- 10 mile run

Sunday- walk to shops (rest day)

Monday- 6 mile run

Tuesday- yoga, Shred level 1 and 2

Wednesday- 3.6 mile run

Thursday- walk to shops, Body pump (and I kept the heavy weights for squats and heavier shoulders as of last week, and added a little to the lunges).

Friday- 4 mile run

Tomorrow will be a rest day (and I will be going shopping while Andy goes to the football) and then the Great South Run on Sunday! Getting excited now!

I had a delicious lunch today.

Roasted a little squash (a harlequin which is the smaller yellow one with the dents on it).

Mashed up half on a little wholewheat tortilla, crumbled on some herby goats cheese (thanks Delamere) and baked it for 5 mins.


Yesterday I had another delicious lunch.

Carrot pancakes! This time I used 35g spelt flour, 1 grated carrot, 1 tbs pumpkin puree and some milk (50ml?). With tahini and maple syrup yum 🙂

Also shhhhhhhh:

I may have bought some more tea. How cute are the piglets? I wanted to try the lemon ginger tea so getting a 2 pack is perfect. The chilli chai is for Andy for Christmas you see, plus he thinks we have enough tea at home already. You can never have enough tea.

I also popped to the shops today and could not resist a baby pumpkin (munchkin pumpkin)- for photos and also for eating later on! I also got some giant cous cous as I keep seeing it raved about- thought I would give it a try for lunch at some point. Plus some coconut water (this was a new brand on offer so I thought I would give it a go) and many tins of pumpkin. Although some are for a friend from work- yup I am branching out to pumpkin dealer.

Plus I have been practising with my icing! I decorated the mini Christmas cakes (the ones I made in the little loaf cases). I took photos as I went along, so at some point will post the how-to.

Cute 🙂 Well I think so anyway.

And my first i-herb order arrived (I have been going to and from the website for ages)! After trying several Luna bar flavours, I have decided that the peppermint one is the best. I also got some mini ones to make up the weight (they are teeny and only 80 cals so good for when you fancy a sweet snack I think and come in variety packs) plus a free peppermint lip balm and some scary green powder. Not sure what to do with the powder?? Also you can get $5 off your first order by using code QOC914.

Also I got my rejection email today from the London 2012 Olympic run ballot- did anyone get in?

Any exciting weekend plans?

What do you like to do on your days off from work?

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13 thoughts on “Last day of freedom”

  1. Your cake decorating skills are so impressive 🙂

    The mini Luna Bars sound amazing too – I’ve always wished you could buy a variety box of bars as I never want 12 or more of the same flavour.

    I didn’t get into the run either – I think the number of entries going into the ballot would have been insanely high so I’m not *too* disappointed.


  2. Jemma- thanks- I will keep practising!
    Jess- yeah I know it was a lot of applicants I think. Look on i herb for the variety packs 🙂

  3. Very gorgeous cakes. I love the bow idea.

    Good luck on Sunday!! Weather forecast is looking good at the moment, not too hot, not too cold and not too wet!!!!! Will look forward to hearing all about it


  4. Thanks Sable 🙂 I love those colours too.
    Thanks Rose- yes keeping fingers crossed but at the moment it seems like fab weather 🙂

  5. Mmm, that squash goats cheese wrap sounds great, love that combo! 🙂

    Your iced Christmas cakes look so cute. I might be going on a cake decorating course in November, your one sounded really fun & there’s one local to me so I’m tempted to give it a go 🙂

  6. PS Lucy how exciting! I loved the course so I am sure you will love yours too- looking forward to your photos from it!

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