Foodie Friday – A Carnival Christmas at Las Iguanas

So last night Ed and I were invited down to our local Las Iguanas in Bournemouth to sample their festive menu, and I was so excited – South American food & Christmas are two of my favourite things! This year Las Iguanas is open throughout the entire festive season, including Christmas Day itself, meaning if you fancy something a little different from turkey this year, you can head on over...

Food & Fitness Friday – My October Fitness Plans 

I have been so awful with regards to my health and fitness since getting back from Santorini at the beginning of last month. I have been scoffing so much junk food, and being generally greedy with my food as I’ve been feeling quite anxious and under the weather.  I have also been suffering with bad cramps in my stomach and most of the time all I want to do is...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Autumn Meals 

I can’t be the only one who was totally excited last week, when autumn officially started?  Although my depression has always tended to be worse during the colder months (blame those grey, dull skies), there’s such a sense of excitement when the leaves start to fall. There’s so much going on over the next few months for our family, and I’m feeling very positive.  One of the things I love...

What We Ate at Our Greek Wedding 

It’s only been a couple of weeks, but it feels like an age ago that we got married. I meant to post this last Friday but life and the post wedding blues got in the way.  When it came to food for our wedding, we needed to keep it fairly simple as we had some fussier eaters in attendance, including my mum who generally sticks to British food (think pub...

Food & Fitness Friday – Back to School Lunchbox Ideas 

The summer is drawing to a close and it will soon be time for school to start once again. Fortunately for us, both of the children will be having free school meals, but if you plan on providing a lunchbox for your little one, I’ve come up with a list of items for inspiration to keep things mixed up throughout the week!  It’s worth noting that some schools have stricter...

Food & Fitness Friday – Where to Get the Best Cocktails in Bournemouth 

I’m a huge fan of a nice cold glass of Prosecco or Sauvignon Blanc but there’s something about summer which just makes me want to throw caution to the wind and order a cocktail. My all time favourite has to be a frozen strawberry margarita, but I’m also partial to a pornstar martini or the classic cosmopolitan.  If you’re visiting Bournemouth this summer, heading over for a hen do or...

Food & Fitness Friday – Date Night at Las Iguanas Bournemouth 

Ever since the restaurants were revealed for the BH2 leisure complex I’ve been excited for one in particular. Ed and I first came across Las Iguanas just over two years ago when we went on a mini break to Devon. Stopping off on the way, we ate at the Exeter branch and loved the laid back vibe and Mexican dishes on the menu.  I recently went to the Bath branch...

Food & Fitness Friday – Encouraging Children to Keep Fit & Healthy

Being quite into keeping fit and eating *semi* healthily, I realised recently that I haven’t actually been very good at encouraging the children to follow in my footsteps. In fact, ask them what their second favourite meal is and they’d most likely say chicken dippers or fish fingers (although a much more socially acceptable spag bol takes number one spot).  I decided it was time to make a change and...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Recipe Books 

Sometimes it’s a struggle to think of new ideas for meals. I find myself stuck in a rut of Hunters Chicken, Spaghetti Bolognese and Salmon Fishcakes week in, week out.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good family favourite, but variety is the spice of life and all that, so I try and mix it up from time to time. When I need inspiration, I sometimes head online,...

Food & Fitness Friday – Toning Up with Charlotte Crosby

I wrote last week about how I’ve lost my baby weight since having Benjamin. Now down to my goal weight of 9 stone, I am happy with my size but I don’t feel confident with my loose skin.  Over the past few weeks I’ve started to tone up in preparation for our wedding on 2nd September. I’ve been using the Charlotte Crosby 3 Minute Abs DVD to do this (and...