Weeks ago I posted about how I was going on a fitness journey to lose 2 stone in weight, rediscover not only my body but my confidence and the self that I had lost somewhere along the way in the last few years. Some amazing companies stepped up to help support this journey, Ross Edgley and his team at The Protein Works have kitted me with out with the protein shakes and nutritional supplements to support my workouts at my local Virgin Active. The team over at Superdrug have sent me two months supply of their 5:2 diet Lighter Life meals to help me through those days where I cut my calories back. To keep me hydrated and stop me hitting the ABV drinks after a tough day the Vivid Drinks team have agreed to send me some of their delicious green tea energising drinks.
Since moving into my little abode back at the start of February I’ve gradually been putting my mark on the cottage and making it feel like a ‘home’ rather than a rented property. Furniture from the old home. new gifts from friends and Roo giving the place that ‘lived in look’ has ensured that our temporary base feels homely and comfortable.
One thing it did need though was a damn good spring clean as it had been empty for three or four months and smelt musty, a bit damp and very dusty. Thankfully though the folks at Zoflora have sent me a helping hand to get the rooms ship shape and smelling beautiful again with their new range of liquid disinfectants.
I have to admit that at the age of 35 eggs are still one of those foods that freak me out. I cannot stand egg white, the smell and the texture of it turn my stomach and don’t ask me to eat it as I am likely to vomit all over you with spectacular fashion. That doesn’t mean I don’t love a good dippy egg and soldiers though and I adore poached eggs on toast – just always with no white!
Roo however loves egg white and is quite happy to eat mine and devour hers. The trick though with eggs can be to find something different and fun to do as many kids stick to the traditional boiled eggs with soldiers or a hard boiled egg in their lunch box.
The weekend was gorgeous, beautiful weather on Sunday which meant we had a lovely family afternoon at our little house cooking for my parents and catching up with Roo on her fun weekend over at her dad’s. Saturday I even managed a bit of retail therapy and headed to my local Warehouse store in Tamworth to see what new season Spring fashion was making it’s way onto the rails.
I was after a dress as that Saturday evening I was out for dinner with Mr Darcy and having been working hard at the gym I wanted something that would show off my legs nicely with some high peep-toe court shoes that I’d had for a while from Hobbs.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady Hazel Cotton who runs her own ethical furniture up-cycling business in London. Hazel got in touch asking if I’d be interested in reviewing a product from her range on the blog as she’d clearly seen my penchant for eclectic things and all things beautiful.
Cotton Creates vision is to create memorable, one off pieces of art from a multitude of fabrics and arbitrary items collected from vintage fairs, charity shops, markets and other eclectic places.