Something for the weekend

SFTW: Cuddling cousins

January 25, 2015

George and Robyn
Happy weekend everyone! My sister is visiting with her new baby and I love babies, so this weekend will involve lots of cuddling. George even got a couple of cuddles too (see picture above). We’re heading to Dishoom for brunch today – I can’t wait for their incredible chai and a bacon-and-egg naan.

Here’s what’s been on my mind this week:

1. Remember when I talked about streamlining my wardrobe? Specifically, I mentioned that I wasn’t going to buy any new clothes until after Christmas. Well… it’s been going well, but I have reached the point where I am bored/sick-to-death of all my clothes. So I’ve been using Pinterest to get some inspiration (you can find my board here) – I identified favourite items of clothing (like my plaid shirt) and then searched for outfit ideas using it. I pin anything I like, but try to stick to ideas that I can recreate with my own clothes. It’s helped me use what I have a bit better and work out what I actually want to buy (like the perfect stripy tee). Also, I’ve discovered that some pretty accessories and a bold lip can transform an outfit…

2. I had a eye test for the first time in years this week and I have been told that I need to wear glasses – to be honest, I’m a bit disappointed.  The optometrist said that staring at a computer screen all day probably caused the deterioration, so I’m determined to get better at taking breaks. I’ve installed Workrave on my computer – a programme that pops up on my screen at intervals to remind me to give my eyes a rest. It also suggests little exercises you can do to ease any tension or discomfort. So far, I’m finding it really useful.

3. Speaking of well-being… I’ve always been a really good sleeper, but recently I’ve been finding it harder to doze off at bedtime. I know that doing a few minutes of yoga before bed really helps, so I can’t wait to try this bed-time yoga you can actually do in bed! I’m going to start doing it this week (I’m also banning my phone from the bedroom).

4. Have you tried cauliflower rice? You just blend up raw cauliflower florets until finely chopped, put the chopped cauliflower into a bowl, cover it with cling film and cook in the microwave for about five minutes. Obviously, it doesn’t taste exactly like rice, but I hardly notice the difference when I eat it with curry or chilli and it’s a great way to squeeze extra veggies into your diet and cut out carbs.

5. If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you might have seen me share a link to this post by Lulastic about why female body hair is beautiful. I absolutely agree with what she’s saying, but I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I felt uncomfortable seeing her hairy armpits. That’s why we need to see more women with body hair! Eventually it will be become normal to see all kinds of hairiness 🙂 What do you think?

This week on the blog, Nicky described her best, worst and wackiest massages, Rose recommended good films to cry to, and I explained how I went from couch to 5k.

I hope you’re making the most of the weekend, whatever you’re up to.

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