Sunday, 16 April 2017

Little Things I've Loved This Week #49

Easter Weekend Bunnies

I hope you're all enjoying the long Easter weekend! I'm certainly loving having a few days off - having worked the last two weekends I've been craving a proper break. I've been working a bizarre pattern of shifts recently, thanks to job changeover last week, so it's been a challenge to even keep track of what day it is. This weekend has been great though - I headed home to see my family, and my favourite little dog (who's currently recovering from ligament surgery). I also had a wonderful time at the Health Bloggers Community Summit on Saturday - listening to some of the experts in the health blogging field, and meeting some other lovely people.

Health Bloggers Community Summit

Meeting @audreyfitwell and @flexwithbex at HBCSummit

Here are the little things I've loved this week:

First Magnum ice cream of the year. After a walk in the sunshine on Wednesday morning, I was starting to feel quite warm so picked up a white chocolate Magnum on my way home. It feels so good to be eating ice cream outdoors again!

Leaving the house without a coat. I've been braving it a few times this week and it's been so nice not to have that extra layer to worry about.

Playing with my new food processor.  It's been sat in its box in my kitchen for a few weeks now, waiting for me to have the right combination of time and ingredients to put it to use. I put it to use on Wednesday morning, whizzing up some homemade houmous.

HAPS Superfruit booster

HAPS Superfruit+ Boosters. Rik from HAPS kindly sent over a few samples of this new "serotonin boosting drink" for me to try out. I put them in my bag to take with me during some long on-call shifts. The aim is to help in improving mood, alertness and dealing with stress - all pretty important things for a doctor on-call! The fruity flavour is delicious - plus all those fruit powders contain loads of good vitamins. I added a sachet to a bottle of water, shook it up and enjoyed it. It was also a great way to remind myself to drink something and hydrate myself while at work!

Tulips and sweets

Not killing my tulips! I seem to have developed a bit of a habit of buying fresh flowers on the same day as spontaneously deciding to go away for a few days. It's a bit of sad sight getting home after a weekend and finding drooping tulips all over the counter, so it was genuinely a nice surprise to get back today and see them still looking great!

Seeing Dr Hazel Wallace  (The Food Medic) and Dr Rupy Aujla (The Doctor's Kitchenat the HBC Summit. These two doctors are a huge inspiration to me, combining blogging and social media with successful careers in medicine, so it was great to hear them speak.

Getting faster on my runs. Sticking to my 10km training plan, I was out this morning for a 5-mile run. As I've said in a previous post, I'm aiming to improve my speed but I wasn't really sure if what I've been doing in the gym was at all helpful. Turns out though I'm doing something right as I've managed to knock a full 20-seconds off my average minute-per-.mile pace!

I hope that you're having a wonderful Easter weekend - do let me know what you've been up to this week!

Bluebells at Nuffield Place



  1. I'd love to leave the house without a coat on, but sadly it's not that weather here yet :( And congrats on your runs, glad to see it's going well! xx


  2. Glad you got a couple of days off work! Sounds like you got up to lots of fun things. I've had four days off, but now I can only think about the massive list of new patients I'll have to go back to tomorrow haha.

  3. Ah love Magnums, I can't wait to have my first one also haha!xx


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