Friday, 26 November 2010

TGI Friday!

Hi guys,

Hope everyone is ok. Frosting morning here in Oxfordshire. Ear muffs on today!

Breakfast this morning was a wholegrain bagel with lowfat soft cheese and smoked salmon, yummyness.

One of my best friends is coming down from up north to stay with us for the weekend so i need to go to town to get some things for cocktails! Cosmopolitan and Lychee martinis :-) Tonight for dinner is a warming cottage pie with veg. Not sure what lunch will be today. Depends if i'm home in town or out and about.

Also need to do some cleaning and get things in order before Niccie arrives. Hoovering and sorting out the living room as it's a bit cluttered!! We are having a night in tonight with a few drinks and playing Just Dance on the wii so at least that will be some exercise!

Then tomorrow night we are off out to an Urban night so will be dancing the night away. Still not got back into a workout routine. I think i need to set a weekly plan. Mixing the Biggest Loser workout, cross trainer and one of my other workout dvds. I just keep delaying it!

Today I also plan to do my meal plan next week. As we are on a really tight budget i'm going to try and do what I can with healthy meals. Including a lot of veg as we receive a veg box every wednesday night and always lots of goodies in there.

Sorry for lack of pics!

Here is a snuggly Daisy to cheer you up!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Looking for motivation

Hi guys,

As you've probably noticed i've been blogging less and well i've been eating rubbish and not exercising much. I really have seem to have lost my mojo and i'm really struggling to get it back.My body feels tired all them time and i'm fed up of being overweight and unhealthy. Anyone got any words of wisdom/tips etc to get me back on track? Would love to hear comments from peeps.

I think it's mainly because i've been out of work since July ans still have nothing on the cards. So this means we barely scrape by every month and i'm having to buy really cheap food and i'm struggling to come up with healthy things on a budget and also been at home on my own most of the day, i'm feeling a bit of a hermit and a bit like a failure at the mo. Sorry to be such a depressing post!!!! Trying to remain positive. Wish the cupcake business would bring in enough pennies for us to live off!!

Anyway any helps is soo appreciated.

Jess xx

Saturday, 20 November 2010

It's the weekend

Hi guys, hope you all have nice weekends planned.

I'm on route to Leicester to do a cupcake party for some lovely ladies. Should be fun! Phil's dad lives in the next village along so we are going there first and Phil will stay there while I do the party.

Breakfast this morning was scrambled eggs onn toast. Not sure what I'm doing about lunch as I'll be doing the party. So brought one of the Mule bars with me to give me some energy in case I don't get anything. I'll let you know what it's like.

I've been busy planning the vintage china hire and tea party business. Planning to expand the cupcake business. Will hopefully be sometime next year once I have enough china bits and bobs.

Anyway not much to report on yet so I'll catch you later.

Here's a pic of some snuggly bunnies relaxing!
Jess xx
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Little bit of Vintage

I've been pretty slack on the blogging front this month. Been major busy with cupcakes, classes and trying to find a fulltime job. Hope you'll forgive me :-)

It's getting pretty cold here now and starting to feel like xmas!! I started putting christmas des up yesterday :-) I like to have them up as long as poss!!!

Breakfast today was a wholegrain bagel with cream cheese and salmon, lush! Lunch was sandwiches and cake at my cousins house. We had another tea party.
Dinner was a warming stew- sorry for no pics!!!

I got some more vintage china today for my collection. Here's some pics of my stuff. I'm collecting for 2 reasons, one for my wedding and also i want to set up a vintage china hire business. me and my nan are looking for some more things tomorrow at the antique cellar :-)

Here's a pic of some cuppies made in my cupcake class. I love teaching people :-)

Tomorrow I have a job interview so keep your fingers crossed for me!!!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

When the weather outside is frightful...

Sooo sorry I haven't posted for over a week. I've been in a bit of a gloomy place. Mixture of dreary weather and not having a job. feeding ourselves is becoming quite difficult with no money. So meals haven't been fantastic, it's been operation use what's in the cupboards. So lots of pasta, potatoes, cous cous, random freezer stuff etc. I'm really hating it as I lurve cooking and love nothing better than looking for delish healthy recipes to cook.

I have a little money to get some food shopping today but not a lot. Things on the menu this week are mexican potatoes, healthy turkey lasagne, Veg risotto and spanish chicken thighs.

On a good note I have an interview tomorrow! Yay! It's for a care assistant in a nursing home. Totally different to what i've done (IT Project management) and about a £25,000 pay drop but I've always wanted to do a job that's worthwhile, helping people. I was scared before as I got caught up in the corporate world, getting promoted and a bigger pay rise that I couldn't possibly leave my high paid job for such a low salary. But now I have nothing so it's not as scary, i'll be getting something. I just want to know I have a certain amount of money coming in each month and I can try and make extra with the Cupcake business. Wish me luck for my interview!!

Today we have our letting agents coming for a house inspection and then I have a laday coming to sample cupcakes for her wedding. Then food shopping.

The weather here has changed so much, it's so cold and rainy. I love the winter but hate the rain that comes with it!!!

Right I'm off to eat some breakfast. Catch ya laters.