Recipes & food · 10. September 2019
Hello and welcome to September's Blog post. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and read my musings. As it's officially autumn here in Scotland I thought I'd talk about my all time favourite spice... Cinnamon. It's something I've loved ever since I was a child. I think it started with the sweet cinnamon toast crunch cereal I used to scoff down before school. I LOVED this stuff as a kid and the taste has stayed with me ever since. I add cinnamon to everything now (savoury and sweet)....
13. August 2019
Today I am sharing something a bit different because it's my first review on the Blog. I've been thinking about this product for a while after doing research into plant-based probiotic drinks whilst I was pregnant. This was when I first came across Biomel . I am not a qualified healthcare professional and sharing my own experience, so please check with your health care provider if you're unsure if probiotics could be beneficial for you. What are probiotics? Probiotics are beneficial bacteria...
Self confidence · 30. July 2019
I can not believe we are on the first day of August. I am sure I say this every month but where has the last month gone? We are over half way through the year already. Today I wanted to talk about being in a 'funk' and I don't mean the groovy type. What I'm referring to is the general malaise, lack of enthusiasm or moodiness we are all prone to from time to time. Being in a funk and getting out of it can be tricky to achieve. Sometimes we don't even realise we are in one. We may feel...
20. June 2019
Last Sunday was a milestone for me as I ran my first 10K race since having my baby girl in December. I didn't have a fixed date in mind for my first run before I gave birth and I wasn't set on a specific race, other than a marathon in 2019. I wasn't sure how my recovery would be or how my baby would be and I didn't want to put pressure on myself. When I signed up for a marathon I looked for the furthest away date I could in 2019. I wanted to leave myself at least 6 months post baby before I...
02. May 2019
With family.... I have always loved and preferred city breaks to relaxing holidays where you lie on the beach or at the pool. This is partly because I love history and exploring and also because I get flustered in the heat and I have ants in my pants! When my husband added a Barcelona game at Neu Camp to his 40th year bucket list I was more than a little bit excited and it wasn't because of the football!! We knew we'd have a second munchkin in tow when we booked the trip and I was a little...
28. March 2019
When it comes to my son and food, the question I ask myself most is whether he is getting enough fresh fruit & vegetables?! Am I being creative enough with our dinners? More often than not the answer is no and I feel guilty for a while and then try and come up with new recipes & ideas. I imagine many parents are in a similar situation. Convincing children to eat vegetables can be a huge challenge and some days you have to pick your battles, right??! I've come up with a few tried and...
Recipes & food · 17. February 2019
Good morning everyone, It's been a whirlwind 8 weeks and I can't believe we are coming to the end of February. Being a mum for the second time I've learned a lot in 8 weeks and in particular, how quickly time passes and how easy it is to forget about yourself and focus all your energy on your new baby. There have been days when I've been glued to the sofa breastfeeding and struggled to find time for cooking any sort of meals. I've learned to be more resourceful, make sure I am organised, stock...
11. January 2019
Happy New Year to you all. I hope you had a fantastic Festive period. We certainly had a lovely time with family, eating, drinking and spening time together with our new arrival. Baby girl held on until after Christmas Day but arrived in typical Macdonald style 2 weeks early. This post was inspired by my desire to get back into healthy living after the double whammy of being pregnant for 9 months and Christmas over indulgence. I wanted to write something that's relatable and achievable for busy...
27. November 2018
Hello everyone, I hope you've had a magnificent November. I seriously can NOT believe we are in the final month of 2018!! Something I've been asked a lot recently is whether it's safe to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet whilst pregnant. I don't know if this is because I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy and people are curious about how I've got on or they're wondering if they'd need to change their plant-based diet during pregnancy. I'm glad to be asked regardless because plant based living is...
Places to eat · 10. October 2018
Welcome to October everyone, I hope you enjoyed the last few weeks of September and this lovely sunshine in Scotland, which has now turned into rain. I am excited for autumn and jumping into the third trimester of our pregnancy and finally meeting our little baby. Today's Blog post is all about the wonderful island of Jersey, located near the Normandy coast in France. This was our baby moon (if you can still call it that when you already have a child). We loved exploring this little island as a...

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