We made it! It’s finally Sunday and I’m hoping you’re all joining me with crisp sheets, a cup of coffee (or tea) and a good ol’ dose of blog reading. For it is Sundaze and I’m definitely in a relaxed Sunday daze.
I’ve felt incredibly lethargic all week this week and I can’t put my finger on why. Maybe it started when I forgot to buy oat milk for my coffee last Sunday… But basically it’s been one of those weeks where I’ve constantly felt like I’ve been chasing my tail and playing catch-up at every moment.
Work has been busy as ever. I actually dropped two clients from my roster recently to try and get ahold of my schedule and it feels surprisingly good. Once upon a time I would’ve been terrified to lose anybody from my client list, but now I feel like I’m at a place where I cherish my lifestyle and how I can make informed choices about how I spend my time. I’m also refining my offering over at Tartle, but as with all biz things, it’s eating into my hours just to get my head around what I hope to achieve and how.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
This week London Theatres kindly gifted me a pair of tickets to see The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre in London. I hadn’t been to see a show in absolutely ages, so I jumped at the chance and brought my sister with me. Dubbed the funniest play in London, we weren’t sure what to expect but had the best time.
Two hours and a half long, the play tells the slapstick comedy story of a bank robbery and all of the antics surrounding it. It opened to a fairly slow start but quickly picked up pace and had us howling for the remainder of the show. In short, a gaggle of incompetent crooks attempt to steal a diamond and it unfurls in a series of brilliant physical theatre, hilarious dialogue and slapstick greats. I thought it could be a little problematic~ in parts but ultimately it’s an adults’ comedy and I’d hope the wordplay is slick enough to both counteract and convey the roots. I certainly wouldn’t take children (though there were several in our showing). Standouts performances came from Séan Carey, Julia Frith and Eddy Westbury (understudy but so incredible we had no idea!).
Tickets for The Comedy About A Bank Robbery start at £11.50.
Couch to 5k
Louise and I started Couch to 5k again this week!
I mentioned last week that I was slowly finding my rhythm in fitness again and it felt like the ‘right’ option to use the free gym: the outdoors. We’ve run the Race for Life 5k twice now but we missed it this year. And I haven’t really run at all in months. So this handy app is schooling us in getting back to scratch, and we’re even hoping to get some Park Runs in and eventually work up to running 10k. We’re three runs in and already feeling so good after each one.
A delicious Buddha bowl!
You know it was a slow week when you write about a Buddha bowl in your weekly catch-up… I basically spent every evening watching Love Island and thinking very hard about all of the blog posts I wanted to write but had no energy too. Anyway the highlight of my week has to be a Buddha bowl I put together and took to work as well.
- Pasta (because I had no quinoa in!)
- Sweet potato
- Edamame beans
- Red onions
- Red pepper hummus
- Cook pasta.
- Chop broccoli and sweet potato into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with oil and pop in oven for 20 minutes.
- Chop aubergines and red onions; add harissa and olive oil to each round and add to the oven.
- Dress with veganaise (I use the Follow Your Heart one) and chilli oil (I used Dad’s homemade chilli oil which is second to none).
Links I’ve Loved
- Amy shared a post full of celebrity book clubs to follow, great if you’re trying to read more but struggle to discover new titles. I feel a little burned out by book clubs at the moment but Reese Witherspoon’s always recommends brilliant reads!
- My girl Lily shared an updated ‘Life in Dubai FAQ’ which is searingly insightful. An absolute must-read.
- I always make my own pesto at home: here’s a simple basil pesto recipe so you can do the same.
- Fifi is absolutely killing it with the blog content at the moment! She shared 10 ways to reduce your eco footprint when renovating a house this week, plus a brilliant Belfast sink roundup. A must-follow.
- Lastly, The Everygirl shared 5 hacks to save money during a house move. I’m definitely going to revisit the article when we move!
Posts This Week
- Mellow yellow
- How to Create Thoughtful and Memorable Content
- Petite joys
- Plus, an IGTV and daily grid posts on Instagram
How has your week been? Have you felt lethargic this week? Shall we just all blame it on Mercury in retrograde?!