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 – 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 – 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 – Celebrating with Happy Hour at Taco Bell 

The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for Ed. He’s finished his open university degree, a degree he had been completing alongside a full time job for the past six years. He’s also applied for and been offered a training position as a teacher, the change of career he has been working towards with his degree, and one which will be a real positive...

Food & Fitness Friday – Taco Bell Poole VIP Launch 

Ed and I are huge fans of Mexican food. When it comes to eating out, it’s generally a battle inside my head whether to pick Indian or Mexican, and lately Mexican has been winning.  I’m a big fan of Chiquitos, and I’m waiting with baited breath for the new Las Iguanas to be finished being built at the BH2 Leisure complex in Bournemouth but I actually didn’t realise that Taco...

Wedding Wednesday – Planning the Perfect Hen Weekend 

So, last weekend a few of my closest friends and female family members celebrated my hen and seriously, it was incredible. I tend to overthink things, build them up too much and then feel totally anticlimactic when they don’t live up to my expectations.  This didn’t happen. Every single part of the weekend was just as I hoped it would be, not to say things didn’t go slightly astray from...