The cosiest start to the day

Hi babes! How are you doing today? Hope you’re having a beautiful day so far. The other day I was invited to T2 Tea fora breakfast event.In case you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of T2 Tea! Ever since they opened their doors here in Glasgow (Kajsa and I were there hanging on the locks pretty much on their opening day) I’ve been going in regularly to just browse about. It’s basically heaven for anyone who’s into their tea and they also have the most beautiful cups and teapots I’ve ever seen. I got Kajsa a set with a teapot and cups for graduation. I was very envious of that present haha. So when I received this invitation for the launch of their latest tea, Scots Breakfast, I knew I had to be there. I felt honoured to have been invited to try it out!

They had chosen the best day ever for a breakfast and tea event because it was absolutely freezing outside (might be that I have’t readjusted to the cooler weather but I was cold!) so being welcomed with a warm cup of tea the moment you stepped through the doors was just perfect. You all know my favourite type of tea is green tea so I’m not easily swayed away from it but yum, the Scots Breakfast was delicious. It’s a black tea with delicious flavours such as oats (no wonder I liked it), cinnamon and vanilla. It tasted like the exact thing you would crave on a chilly autumn or winter morning. The tea was served with soy milk and honey, I would probably have it with Oatly out of personal preference but it tasted delicious.

There were also plenty of cakes infused with the tea and berries to choose from and nibble on. I had already had breakfast so I stuck to my delicious cup of tea.

It was also really nice to meet other bloggers such as Molly from Fuelling the Fork and Kirsten from Letters from Marion. They were lovely!

Not only did we drink tea but we also got a mini matcha tea class from one of the lovely girls in the shop. I love matcha so it was cool to learn more about it. We got to try their original matcha and turmeric matcha. Both were lovely!

Before we left we got some goodie bags with the Scots Breakfast, Melbourne Breakfast and a tea siv. The best gifts ever! Love adding to my tea collection, the more teas to choose from the better.

Thank you T2 Tea for one of the cosiest events I’ve been to! I had an amazing time.

My birthday

My birthday started nice and early with a comeback at G5. I really wondered how I was going to cope after being away but it felt great and not as bad as I thought it would be! I was very surprised with that.

Post workout happiness on my way into the voomfit office. It was great seeing the team.

The voomfit team surprised me with a beautiful cake from Coconut & Kale delivered by Faye herself. I was so surprised seeing her there next my desk with one of her beautiful cakes in her hands. We then went out for a quick tea and catch up at Riverhill. I’ve missed that lady so much!

Our friend Joe works there, it was great to see him!

There was a bit of a theme going on with my gifts from my colleagues. I think they want me to start making healthy cakes for them but I’m not sure… How amazing is the flamingo wrapping paper?!

Seriously the most beautiful and tastiest cake I could’ve ever asked for. A raw, vegan and a refined sugar free carrot cake. Yum! Tastes like heaven. 
As soon as I stepped through the door I was sat down by Jamie in the living room and he handed me a freshly made pineapple and ginger juice. My bartender did well!

He then had prepared a three course meal for me. One of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received. This was our starter he’d come up with himself. It was delicious!

My man knows me well! He’d made one of my favourite dishes, bean chilli with roasted sweet potato for main.

For dessert and cake he had improvised together a raw vegan brownie. Something I never thought I would hear him say! The guy is a wizard in the kitchen, it was so yummy.

Wow my 25th was so lovely. With it being the first day back at work you’d might think it was a bit boring but no, my colleagues made sure I had a great day. The day started bright and early at G5. I was so excited to get back to the gym. The workout went well (I was prepared for the worst!) and then afterwards it was time for my birthday calories on the assault bike (the same amount as your age), something everyone at the gym has to do on their birthday. If you’re not in the gym on your birthday you get penalised with five extra calories per day you leave it. Afterwards I was buzzing, I’ve missed that feeling after a very intense workout. You get slightly addicted to it!

The rest of the day was just lovely I got some beautiful presents from my colleagues, one of them being Faye surprising me at work with the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen and eaten. When I got home Jamie had been at home all day preparing an incredible surprise dinner. Everything tasted amazing. We skyped my family whilst we ate as well, it was great to hear what they’d been up to.

From Jamie’s mum I got some beautiful bowls from Oliver Bonas (they’ll be be popping up in the blog in the near future I’m sure). Jamie had gotten me two presents, which was far too generous. First of all I’m going to get a new pair trainers! I’m going to pick them Jamie said so right now I’m trying to decide whether I should get another pair of metcons or try out the nanos. We shall see! The second present is a weekend away in St Andrews and Aberdeen. I don’t know how many times we’ve spoken about seeing more of Scotland so I’m very excited for that too.

So now I’m 25! I can’t believe it. Where have my 20s gone? I’m halfway through them already! 24 was a tough age for me. A lot to do with me having to leave a job I absolutely loved at lululemon and then being unemployed for five months. It took a huge toll on me and it was tough. I was felt very low and struggled. A lost faith several times and started doubting myself and my abilities. I felt like a failure, why couldn’t I get a job? But if I hadn’t gone through that struggle I wouldn’t have focused so much time and attention on this blog (it kept me going, I absolutely love writing here) and voomfit might have not found me. Every cloud has a silver lining and now looking back I’m so grateful I had that tough period because I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wouldn’t have happened.

24 was the year I took my training to a whole new level. I’ve been going to G5 for over a year now and I’ve never felt as fit and strong before as I do now. I didn’t think it was possible for me. G5 has become my second home and I love it there. I also competed for the first time ever, something I NEVER thought would happen and I loved it! That was a massive milestone for me and I’m super excited to continue to enter qualifiers.

Simply put, 24 was a roller coaster ride! Lots of ups and lots of downs but without either of them I would not have ended up here. I’m so grateful for this year and what it’s taught me, the incredible people I’ve met and the beautiful friendships I’ve made. Thank you for being in my life and brightening it up everyday. Especially to Jamie who has been my rock this past year and lifted me up when I was very down. I don’t know what I’d do without you my love.

25 bring it on! I have a feeling this is going to be an exciting year!

Love M xxxx

I’m 25

Hi babes! I can’t believe it’s my birthday. I’m 25! Halfway through my 20s already. I feel like 25 is quite a good age. I don’t know why but I like how 25 sounds. You’re no longer just 20 and still have a bit to go until 30.

I’ve had an incredible day today. I was at work but feel like I’ve been spoiled all day with so much love from everywhere!

Jamie and I are now having dinner at home. He hasn’t let me do anything so I’m just sitting on the sofa relaxing, which is very nice. Anyway, I thought I would just pop in and say hi and that I’ll be sharing my birthday day with you very soon.


M xxx

Our anniversary in Nice

Late on Friday evening this guy arrived

Sunset strolling by the beach

Anniversary dinner on the Saturday at Le Safari, a favourite. Simple but delicious food.

I had the mixed seafood grill

After dinner drinks at Movida down by the beach

I had a virgin mojito

Hi lovelies! How are you?? I went into full on holiday mode in the end and barely touched my laptop for the rest of the holiday. It felt amazing to be a bit switched off and now we’re back in Glasgow. As you can probably imagine I’ve still got so much to share with you from our trip so I’ll be posting a bit from our trip even though we’re back to normal life. As much as I would’ve loved to stay it is quite nice to be home and get back into my training and normal eating habits, get back to work, blog and see my friends. One day I hope to have the warm weather wherever I call home too.

After Sanna left on Thursday evening last week I was alone for the entire Friday until Jamie arrived late in the evening. For the first time ever I was alone Nice, very weird but it was nice to have a day to myself when I could do whatever I wanted. I trained in the morning and then spent the day on the beach. I was so excited to see Jamie. I cycled to the airport to pick him up and it was so nice to see him walk through the doors of the arrivals hall. He looked tired after some very intense last days at work before leaving his job at The Finnieston. He’s starting a new job at The Kelvingrove Café now when we’re back from Nice and I’m really excited for him. We hopped straight into and Uber and crashed in bed when we got to the flat.

The next day it was our 4 year and 10 month anniversary. Soon we’ll have been together for half a decade. How crazy is that?! We know it’s not quite our anniversary anniversary but we thought it was a good excuse to celebrate and go out for dinner after a day on the beach. We cycled into town just before sunset and browsed about the shops looking for shoes for Jamie. Unfortunately French men don’t seem to have very big feet because we didn’t find any shoes for him!

This time around we were a bit more successful with getting a table at Le Safari than Sanna and I were. At first the manager just said to come back later because they were busy but I said we really didn’t mind standing and waiting, he gave up up and said fine wait haha. After about 15 minutes we had a table. There’s always room inside at Le Safari but who wants to sit inside when you can sit outside?

We had a delicious meal and I even had my first glass of wine of the year! Other than that I’ve only had a third of a glass of Prosecco. It’s not been intentional me not drinking but I’ve just not felt like a drink and not had time to drink with me training basically everyday. It doesn’t treally fit into my lifestyle. But then when we sat there together in the old town in Nice, finally together after a week a part and celebrating our mini anniversary I did feel like a glass of rosé. It was delicious! It was probably smaller than a glass haha.

For dessert we had the most insane apple pie. I LOVE apple pie (it needs to be a crumble or a French tarte) and this one was sooo good. I never wanted it to end.

After dinner we headed to a place called Movida just by the beach. It seemed like the place to be looking at their clientele. All about our age and drinking rather tasty looking cocktails with loud music. We were very lucky and got a table at the front outside. I was feeling the vibes and ordered a virgin mojito. Usually I just go for water because I think it’s unnecessary sugar but I figured it was better than having an alcoholic cocktail. I didn’t really want to have more alcohol and it was a bit more fun than water. It was okay but not the best.

It was such an amazing first day back together.

Speak soon,

M xxx