The Little Things

Monday… *groan*… Not over here though! I’d like to say that I’ve been having a happy and quite productive and “random” Monday so far. I’m currently sitting on the sofa,with a happy, purring kitten on my lap, eating my, quite late, lunch.

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That would be a gluten/wheat/sugar free cheesy bap (from The Quay Co-op Bakery in Cork) topped with a Edamame dip (from Tesco πŸ˜„ hehee), as well a hot cup of Vanilla Drink Me Chai. Holy yum!

Let’s start from the beginning though. Given the fact that I’m off today and we’re nearly out of dry cat food -exciting stuff, I know! πŸ˜‰ – I was planning on taking a trip to the pet shop today (because there’s only 2 shops anywhere near us that stock Mowgli’s Royal Canin food).
Anyway, the Boyfriend had to work a bit later today, so I thought I’d join him on his journey to work and kill two birds with one stone – spend a little bit more time with my Love and get cat food at the same time, as one of the pet shops is in the same town in where he works. Yay! πŸ˜€It’s the little things that make a difference and can brighten your day.
Another example- a walk on a cold, breezy day. Two and a half miles to be precise.. just wonderful!
It made me feel refreshed, relaxed and invigorated.

Next on the agenda: shopping..
So, naturally, I couldn’t just walk in and out of the shop with just the food, but also picked up a couple of new toys for our little bundle of energy.

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Needless to say, Mowgli loves his new “buddies” already.

On my way back through the city, knowing that I needed to pick up another few items, I popped into a health food store, the Quay Co-Op, really just to buy some cinnamon..πŸ˜‹ One essential ingredient that I usually always have in my kitchen, but ran out of it a few days ago! Shock! Horror!
Now, all is good again

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All of this might just be run of the mill, nothing out of the ordinary, but then I found something worthy of it’s own post (ok, obviously not) ..

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Yes, I’m talking about Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk! πŸ™€πŸ˜ƒ And to put the cherry on top, they stock not just the “original” aka sweetened kind, but also the unsweetened and chocolate ones! Holy shmoly! Oh-ehm-geee! I actually wanted to hug one of the ladies in the store and couldn’t help but comment on the fact they are now stocking it! As far as I know the Quay Co-Op is the only stockist of Almond Breeze in Cork! To say I’m delighted might even be an understatement. *happy dance*

Other things I picked up:

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Yummy Chocolate Chai Tea and a Vanilla Chai drink ( which is powdered and more of a treat rather than a drink to have on a regular basis).

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Apple Cider Vinegar, another essential ingredient!

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Ginger and irish-grown baby beets! How cute are they!? I only bought a few, because I’m still not into beetroot as much as I’d liked to be. So here goes another attempt trying to make myself love them, as listing all of the beets’ health benefits hasn’t worked.😜

Well, that’s all for now, I’m off to run a couple more errands and then I have a date with my Spring Fling ..with the lovely ladies from Tone It Up.

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Although I don’t live in SoCal, today it’s time for me to HIIT the Beach along with some Cowabunga. πŸŒŠπŸ‘£β˜€πŸ’ͺ😊

K❀

My first “What I Ate Wednesday”

Happy Humpsday! πŸ™‚
We’re halfway through the week..it’s Wednesday and what better chance to share my first WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) post.

Although my day was a bit chaotic and I’ve been rushing since I got up this morning, I did manage to snap a few pictures of my eats today! Hooray πŸ˜‰
So, here we go..

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A large iced latte, no sugar/sweetener, which I failed to take a photo of, so this will have to do..sorry :/

This latte was later joined by a small to medium cappuccino (same story – no sugar/sweetener, I’m sweet enough, thanks heheee), also undocumented ! Uh-oh, didn’t I say I managed to photograph what I ate today?! Major fail!

Up next-

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M&S’ Feta Cheese & Slow Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad, which was accompanied by this

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Mediterranean vegetable focaccia, with

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M&S’ Caramelised Onion Hummus.
All of this was shared with The Boyfriend, which makes any meal better ❀ πŸ™‚

After our “main course” we each ate one of these yummy M&S Lemon Mousses (<- is that how you say it, sounds weird, but right, haha)

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Later, I tried this delicious new(-to-me) tea/juice blend (also from Marks and Spencer! You’d be forgiven to think this post was sponsored by them, which it’s definitely not), Peach, Camomile and Green Tea blend

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It doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners or “added” sugar, which I was delighted about, although I’m not sure about the fruit “extracts” and “concentrates”. Hell, it was a treat anyway, and today certainly wasn’t a good example of what I usually eat, it’s most definitely a start, should I continue with WIAW posts. πŸ™‚

Before I forget, there was one more item that I most definitely consume on a regular basis..

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Rooibos and Vanilla tea! OMG! Like amazeballs! This tea must have sent from the Tea gods, because it’s not only refreshing, delicious and naturally sweet, but also caffeine free! Hooray!

Well, I’m off to make another pot of the good stuff, i.e. rooibos vanilla tea,
K ❀