This Week

IMG_0399I’m thinking of making these round ups a weekly thing.. I know it’s not groundbreakingly (totally a word) original but sitting down once a week and reflecting on what has happened, what you’ve been enjoying etc.. I think I’d like that. So here goes..


It was our anniversary this weekend so we went away to Rudding Park Hotel in harrogate – absolutely beautiful hotel which we’d revisit in a heart beat! We booked through Secret Escapes and it was a BARGAIN! We went to Leeds for the day on Saturday (post of shopping.. more to come on that) and yesterday we wandered around Harrogate.. not a lot going on there, or at least where we went anyway.

I’ve been moving the very last bits out of the old house this week and have a man with a van coming on Wednesday to bring the bigger items we’d been putting off moving until there was space in the garage – which now my Dads shed has been built there will be. Ella’s bed should arrive today along with a foot stool I ordered in the sales on BOXING DAY (take your time, why don’t you?) and I will finally be able to put her room together and organise everything. Today should be a busy one.


I haven’t unplugged from La La Land since I downloaded it.. I’m still hoping to find someone to see it with a third time but if needs be I may go it alone, I just loved it. Milo is still very much enjoying the soundtrack too. I did however discover the most hilarious podcast this week ‘My Dad Wrote A Porno’ – so many people suggested this to me and I’m so glad they did, not one to listen to without your headphones but the funniest thing I’ve listened to in AGES!


We started watching Westworld this week, so late to the party I know but we’ve been waiting for it to be on catch up. Really unusual show but we’re enjoying it so far. Wayward Pines is another but that hasn’t grabbed me yet.. if you remember ‘The Village’ from 2004, it’s basically a TV adaptation of that. I’m finally up to date with Elementary which has been my binge watching ‘background’ show for the past few weeks so I’ve returned to my old faithful Pretty Little Liars which I’m watching from the beginning again. Totally my guilty pleasure at (almost) 31 but I just love it.


My birthday is usually about a week after our anniversary (always actually, what a coincidence) so hitting the double Saturday jackpot this year I am hoping to go out for dinner and drinks on my actual birthday as well as head in to Leeds to collect the present Lee ordered for me when we were just there. I’m not melting down like people have suggested I might, they say if you don’t go mad on your 30th, your 31st will tip you over the edge but I’ve felt 35 since I was 21 so I’m kind of ok with it. I think 36 will be my melt down year. I’ve never really had any lofty aspirations and so I don’t ever look at my life and think ‘I should have achieved x by now’ – maybe that’s the secret?


Courgetti. It’s delicious. I actually thought I didn’t like courgette but I think that’s a throwback from childhood when my Mum put big chunks of the stuff in dishes in which I thought it didn’t belong. I added it to my meatballs and spaghetti last week and it was a hit with everyone, including my vegetable averse husband. Not sure I’m ready to replace the pasta altogether but I use a 50/50 ratio and was really happy with it!


This could be tied up in ‘doing’ I suppose but I felt it needed its own heading since it’s practically another language to me. Lee joined a gym a couple of weeks ago and has been really enjoying it. He’s been encouraging me to go with him but I’m not convinced. I wouldn’t mind shaping up a bit for our Easter holiday but I don’t know if I’m really a gym person.. are any of you in to it? Any suggestions as to how a non-exerciser should get started? If at all? 😉

and that’s about it, I have a huge list of posts for you this week, including a look around our living room as it before I add to it, I’m trying to photograph as much of the house as I can early to serve as a good before/after comparison a year or so down the line. Hoping to get that finished this week but, ugh! It means tidying up!!



  1. Charl
    30 January, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Hi Mikhila, in response to your exercise question I’ve only recently started exercising myself I’ve been following just some youtube videos in particular Tally Rye, The BodycoachTV, PopSugarFitness youtube channel is good because there’s so much encouragement I only do 20 mins a day as a beginner.

    Hope this helps.

    Charl xx

  2. Rach
    31 January, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Hi, I’ve just recently got in to the gym, how long it’ll last though, who knows! If you have a trampoline park near you look out for one of their fitness classes, they’re fun and so good for you! Yoga is really good too, would defiantly recommend Xx

  3. Kate
    31 January, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I’ve been to Rudding Park too – such a beautiful hotel! And I’m also obsessed with La La Land. I honestly can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a film so much. As for exercise, I like Fitnessblender’s 10 minutes or less workouts on YouTube. They’re quite intense and if you do a couple of them you get a really good workout, without having to spend ages on it! x

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  4. 31 January, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    I have arthritis (and never learned to swim) so my firm of despise is walking. I use a Fitbit put my headphones in a wander aimlessly. I have just bought Lorraine Kelly’s walk the pounds off which I plan to try.
    Love the picture of you and Lee that accompanies this post.

  5. Eilish
    2 February, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I used to do absolutely no exercise at all until I started Pilates once a week. It’s so gentle but I saw definite results after just one month! It’s also the one night a week that I sleep really well. Would definitely recommend, my mum had a really bad back and she said it’s the only thing that helped it xx

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