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...
Running · 12. September 2018
Today I want to talk about running in pregnancy and share my personal experience, which has been very different in my current pregnancy (I'm 23 weeks today) compared to my first one. If you're a runner and recently found out you're pregnant you're possibly searching for reliable information to help answer your questions about whether you can keep going, what are the benefits and risks? This was my initial reaction when I was pregnant for the first time but I did not find any answers to my...
Running · 27. August 2018
I've been running for 15 years and I still can't believe I only joined my first park run this weekend. For those unfamiliar with a park run I should probably elaborate. Parkrun UK organise free, weekly 5km timed runs that are open to everyone, free and easy to take part. I've seen many pictures on Facebook of friends participating but in all honestly up until I fell pregnant earlier this year, I didn't think Parkrun was for me. You might call me a selfish runner! I like to get out on my own and...
Places to eat · 15. August 2018
Sometimes you don't appreciate what's on your doorstep until you get older... Many of my best childhood memories relate to smokey bonfires, damp sleeping bags, more than merry grown ups dancing to Bruce Springsteen and Runrig, a mist of midges, paddling in freezing cold crystal clear water and getting to stay up really late with my cousins. Growing up in Scotland we had countless adventures camping on the West Coast, Deeside, Perthshire and further afield. We were also fortunate to have annual...
11. July 2018
Good morning everyone... As many of you will know (if you follow my Instagram or YouTube channel) I have been getting rid of single use plastic this month. It's part of a global challenge called Plastic Free July. The mission is to build a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling worldwide. For anyone who's interested to read more, click here to link to the website. I already feel like I've made a lot of progress and learned so much in the past 12 days. Some...

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