Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Eriyadu, Maldives

I was looking through some old files the other day and found some from the Maldives that I hadn't edited yet.  I was sucked straight in to Lightroom and picked these three to process...


It's a long time since I did any landscape photography or even editing.  A lot of the Maldives photos were left in their folders when we returned as I suddenly had a wedding to plan, which as you can imagine took over my life for 11 months!  Then I had our honeymoon ones to play with.  I should really go back and sort them out properly, see if I can find any others I like.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Outfit post - Red Shoes

It was a while ago that I wore this outfit but hadn't had the chance to blog it and just found the pictures on my computer so here it is!

Vest - H&M 
Jeans - Oasis (folded up)
Shoes - M&S 
Scarf - H&M (old)
Bag - H&M (very old!)
Blazer - Miss Selfridge 
Necklace - Shop in Arbroath (old)
Bangles - Accessorize

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sunday Weigh In 21

It's now been 21 weeks since starting my new healthy lifestyle I decided that each Sunday I will post up my progress, whether successful or not in the hope that it encourages me to stay positive and keep going.  Knowing that I will be sharing it all here will hopefully keep my willpower up!  In order for me to keep track and look back for ideas, I will be listing my food diary here as well (and who knows, it might inspire others to have a go too!)  It also gives me somewhere to put all the photos of the yummy food I love to take as it always looks so good!

This week I have finally gotten back on track, well on Wednesday.  Monday I started walking again but got grumpy and fed up when super soggy walking in the rain so took the car in the afternoon - grumpiness made worse by ALL the people in the world going on about the sunshine and how lovely and hot it was, grrr.  Anyway, it did brighten up up here on Wed (briefly) and I have started swimming again and stocked up on fruit & veg again!  Fingers crossed I keep it up!


Brunch - smoked salmon omelette, bacon medalion, 1 slice grainy bread, orange juice
Dinner - cheese & red wine, spag bol (made with turkey mince as it's healthier), milk, raspberry yoghurt
Snacks - dried mango, small piece dark chocolate, peach yoghurt

Exercise - none


Breakfast - Turkey Spag Bol, skimmed milk
Lunch - salmon noodle salad, skimmed milk
Dinner - chicken fajitas, fizzy water
Snacks - haribo, 2 x slices ham, hot chocolate

Exercise - 30 mins walking


Breakfast - ham, pepper & onion omelette, skimmed milk
Lunch - ham salad wrap, orange juice
Dinner - tomato & mozzarella salad, 
Snacks - hula hoops, boost, piece of chicken, salsa, haribo, 2 squares of dark chocolate

Exercise - 1 hour walking


Breakfast - Turkey bolognaise & slice wholemeal toast, 1/2 latte
Lunch - fajita wrap, milk
Dinner - chicken & avocado salad, dried fruit, fizzy water
Snacks - berries

Exercise - 1 hour walking, 31 mins swimming (50 legnths)


Breakfast - veggie sausages & portobello mushroom sandwich, fizzy water, berries
Lunch - roast beef & low fat cheese sandwich, pea, rocket & lovage soup (wouldn't recommend it), fizzy water,  dried fruit
Dinner - baked potato, tuna light mayo with onion & red pepper, chicken light mayo with semi-dried tomatoes & basil, salad, fizzy water, berries
Snacks - baked pitta chips & low fat sour cream & chive dip

Exercise - none


Breakfast - chicken light mayo, basil & semi-dried tomato in seeded bread sandwich with lettuce, skimmed milk, fruit box with yoghurt
Lunch - salmon & prawn cous cous salad, slice of roast beef, skimmed milk
Dinner -baked potato with low fat sour cream and tuna light mayo & onion, salad, dried fruit, fizzy water & cordial
Snacks - 5 celebrations, quavers, fruit & cheese box, wasabi peas, baked pitta chips, chocolate cupcake

Exercise - 1 hour walking, 30 mins swimming (40 lengths)


Breakfast - 'healthy fry up' - grilled bacon medallions, grilled veggie sausages, baked beans, grilled portobello mushroom, fried mushrooms & fried egg (fried in rapeseed oil and a little light butter), 1 slice wholemeal toast, cup of tea, orange juice, mango
Lunch - slice of prosciutto, baked pitta chips, orange juice
Dinner - pate with onion chutney, sole goujons, tartare sauce, salad, wedges with creme fraiche & salsa, fizzy water, glass red wine
Snacks/supper - vanilla cupcake, haribo bears

Exercise - none

And the results this week:

Weight last week - 12 st 4 1/2 lbs
Weight this week - 12 st 5 1/2 lbs
Loss/Gain this week - + 1lb

Total Loss - -12 1/2 lbs

I'm hoping to get back below 1 stone loss - aiming for another 6 lbs or so by 6 months so in the next 5 weeks as I've been hovering at around this weight for a while now.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Sunday Roasts

I love a good roast dinner.  My Mum always used to make them on Sundays for lunch and we'd all sit round the table enjoying the deliciousness!  (Sunday evenings were always egg sandwiches with cheese & onion walkers crisps in front of the telly - Birds of a Feather I think!)

Nik and I have sampled a few roast dinners in Glasgow and one I have still to write about - which was one of the best was the sharing roast at Grill on the Corner!  Nik's parents came to visit us a few weeks ago (the rest of the weekend is still in draft format!) and we went out on Sunday evening to Grill on the Corner for their special Jubilee 2 for 1 sharing roast dinners!

We all got dressed up and off we went...

We started with a cocktail in the bar while waiting for our table, I had an apple & cherry bellini which was delicious!


I love the wallpaper and all the mirrors on the wall!

And I especially love all the fairy lights in the windows.

Amazing, tender rare roast beef and huge Yorkshire puddings!

The sharing platter was very generous with bowls of vegetables.  The roast potatoes were deliciously crispy and there was plenty of gravy (nothing worse than a tiny dribble of gravy!).

We were all completely stuffed but couldn't resist dessert as they all sounded so scrummy!

MIL's pineapple carpaccio & coconut ice-cream - yummy!

My red velvet cake with kumquat clotted cream!!

I have finally remembered to blog about this as they're doing the same deal again during the Olympics and we've booked to go back already this Sunday with Roz and her husband!  I can't wait!!

Grill on the Corner on Urbanspoon 

What I wore...

Dress - Dorothy Perkins
Diamante Cuff - old
Diamante belt - old
Shoes - Kurt Geiger
Tights - M&S
Blazer - Miss Selfridge

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