Sunday, 2 June 2013

Hello June!

So, confession time. The food budget challenge? Failed it. Blogging more often? Failed that too. BUT, what I have achieved in the last two weeks is lots of quality time with family, friends and The Soldier. There have been lots of cuddles with babies (two of my friends have recently given birth), an epic 2nd birthday party, lots of lovely food and drinks, some horrendously stressful times at work, lovely sunshine, lots of watching of The Walking Dead and a fair bit of relaxing. I've been cooking more, trying to look after myself a bit more (hello Origins purchases, you have saved my face) and trying to get to bed a bit earlier (but usually failing).

So, June! You've crept up haven't you, you cheeky little minx! I'm using June as a bit of a fresh start to be honest. I've put myself on a spending ban, particularly in relation to beauty products. I have shelves full of unopened products and I think it's high time I started working my way through those, rather than buying the next "miracle" or must have product.

I've also put myself on a takeaway ban. Whilst I've been doing really rather well at eating more healthily, the odd takeaway here and there has crept back in, usually when I'm exhausted from work and just can't bear the thought of preparing a meal. It has to stop though as, without fail, I always feel absolutely disgusting after eating takeaway food. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Aside from those little personal challenges, June is going to be exciting! We're off to Grillstock next weekend, I'm in Belfast the weekend after that for the Game of Thrones exhibition (oh yes) and then we're off to Glastonbury at the end of the month. I've got ten days off work and I intend to savour every single moment of sleep, cider and music-filled joy. Bliss.


Althea said...

I wish I could go to the Game of Thrones exhibition! Good luck with your goals, take-aways always seem to creep into my diet unexpectedly too!x

em said...

Can not wait for Glasto either. And I find that when i cant be bothered to cook i turn to mushrooms on toast - bit of creme fraiche, some pesto if you have it, a little cheese, over some cooked mushrooms, on toast. delicious. x

Amy said...

I hear you on the beauty products! I opened a drawer one day and realised that it was entirely full of nail polishes that have been used, at most, five or six times. I have three facial cleansers in my bathroom, four shampoo/conditioner combos and two exfoliants.

And don't even get me started on the lipsticks... xx

MsXpat said...

Good on you for embracing healthy eating. Enjoy your trip!

Sarah - essbeevee said...

Oh gosh, the food in this post looks amazing. Failing challenges aside, it sounds like you have had a nice few weeks, and that makes everything worth it.