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WIAW: First Date

Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month- I hope August has started out on a high for you all!

Well what a shocker the UK sunshine has disappeared to be replaced with rain and grey clouds again, geez should have known that it wouldn’t last.  The changing weather has left me with a bit of a cold so I have been nursing that for the past few days, but I haven’t let it get me down though and have ben trying to carry on as normal.

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This week for WIAW I want to share my goings on from Monday because I was treated to a lovely meal and it was  just so good that I had to share.

I kick started my day with a lovely bowl of fresh peaches and strawberries with some peanut butter Cheerios which was a nice treat as I have been trying to use them sparingly like I mentioned in my latest vlog.  I poured over some unsweetened almond milk and had an ice cold glass of water too.

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I love adding fresh fruit to cereal, it definitely makes it more satisfying and another way to get in more fruit into my day.

Later that morning we popped out to Hobby Craft and TK Maxx to buy some wedding craft supplies and props to dress the reception venue.  I’m really happy with what we picked up, all that is needed now is for us to get our wedding DIY heads on.

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Shopping OOTD: beige cardigan: Zara, blue vest: Forever 21, skinny jeans: Forever 21, scarf: Forever 21, pink rose bud earrings: Forever 21, moccasins: Forever21.

This outfit was a total Forever 21 love fest- such a great shop!

All of that shopping worked up my appetite so I picked up a lovely blueberry smoothie from Boots. 

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These things are so handy when you are on the go!

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When we got home it was time for lunch so I made a lovely salad of mixed leaves, courgettes, smoked salmon, half a baked sweet potato and some chunk hummus, so good!

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Afternoon snackage was a chopped pink lady apple and 3 pitted dates to tide me over.  I definitely need this extra fuel to get me through Jillian Micheal’s Yoga Meltdown Level 1 workout- it’s such a fab yoga routine!

Later on in the evening it was time to get ready for our date night.  We headed to our reception venue for dinner.

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a cheeky snap of the restaurant

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To start I had the salmon gravlax with Bellini’s.

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My main was the sea bass fillet with roasted fennel and crab meat balls (sorry the actually name on the menu for this dish had so much more finesse than I could ever muster!)

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An dessert was just amazing!  I delved into a delicious slice of chocolate heaven, a chocolate tart with cookie dough ice cream.

I think it is easy to see that it was  a pretty amazing meal.  I’m so excited to see what they come up with for our wedding breakfast.  This got me thinking about mine and Alfie’s first date. 

Our first date was seven years ago and we headed to Nando’s after work and went to watch a movie.  Funnily enough Hitch was playing at the time so we watched that, very cliché I know, but it was such a great first date.   Since last nights date night was in pour wedding reception venue it was amazing to realise how far that we have come as a couple.

What did you do for your first date with your partner?

Have you ever had a bad first date?

What is the most delicious thing that you have had to eat today?

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A GIVEAWAY for you DIY Goddess’

Hey loves!  I’m just dropping in to say “hello” and let you now about a little giveaway that I have for you!

It was great to see that many of you are all for getting your DIY groove on in the kitchen after yesterday’s post.    I think there is something special about making your own food where possible rather than buying it from the supermarket.

One of my favourite and easiest things to make at home is nut milks, but sometimes they do need a little bit of extra help to make them that little bit more creamy and for that I like to add a little bit of sunflower lecithin.

Sunflower lecithin is a natural emulsifier and is often used by chocolatiers to help stabilise the cacao to generate that “snap” when the chocolate is broken.

This month my blog sponsors Vivapure have kindly offered some tester pots of sunflower lecithin to giveaway.  This particular sunflower lecithin is raw, vegan, gluten free and cold pressed.

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So 2 lucky winners can get their hands on 2 x 4oz sunflower lecithin jars to help make some incredible homemade nut milks.

To enter:

  • leave a comment on this post stating what you favourite foods are to DIY

  • follow and tweet about this giveaway ensuring that @celery_cupcakes is in the tweet!

  • like Celery and Cupcakes on Facebook

  • Subscribe to Celery and Cupcakes

  • link back to this giveaway in a blog post

Each action counts as one entry so please make sure that you remember to leave a separate comment for each giveaway entry.  This is because I only count the number of comments made on the giveaway as an equivalent to the number of entries- I would hate to miss any!

This giveaway is only open to everyone and ends on Friday 4th May at 12 pm with the winner to be announced the same day.

If you would like to become a blog sponsor and advertise your blog or business on Celery and Cupcakes then please visit my sponsorship page or you can email me at celeryandcupcakes@gmail.com for more details.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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