Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

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Meal Planning Monday - 30th November

Last week started so well, I made a delicious risotto on Monday, then Zoe got sent home from nursery with a fever and cold symptoms, and we all had caught it by the end of the week. Luckily she is well again now, but me and Paul are still struggling with sinus pain and general snottiness. So, t…

Leftover Roast Chicken, Tomato and Mozzarella Risotto.

In an effort to enjoy cooking again I have been on the lookout for new recipes to try. Risotto is one of those things that I have never tried to cook myself, it always sounded high maintenance and faffy so I avoided it. However, it is one of Pauls favourite meals and zoe eats it regularly at nurs…

Our experience with Baby-led Weaning.

Being a bit of a foodie, or at least a lover of food I was really keen for Zoe to love food too. Pretty much as soon as she was born I was googling weaning. I was totally clueless about when you were supposed to start introducing real food, I had images of pots of puree filling my freezer and sho…

Meal Planning Monday - 23rd November

Following on from last weeks whinge about how disorganised my life is, I am back on the meal planning bandwagon and determined to stick to it. The way my schedule works at the moment means that Zoe eats at nursery all day Monday and Tuesday, so I don't need to worry about her on those days. …

A lesson in being thankful.

I've started buying lottery tickets again. I've never been a big gambler or lottery player, but with the current economic situation a big influx of cash would be very useful right about now... (childcare is HOW MUCH!?).

My problem with the lottery is that each and every time I buy a ticket…

Wear all the babies!

Anyone who follows me on instagram or facebook will know that slings and 'babywearing' are a big part of my life. I do get a lot of questions and people asking for tips, so I thought I would post a little backstory to our experience with babywearing. (I am trying really hard to avoid using …

Zoe's Christmas List.

Although technically this isn't Zoe's first Christmas, she was 17 days old last time and had zero clue what was happening and couldn't really enjoy anything except boobs and naps. This year however I am beyond excited to share the joy and magic of Christmas with her. Growing up Christ…

What's for Tea?

The dreaded question, whats for tea? Strikes fear into the heart of disorganised people across the world. Since returning to work, and lets be honest, even a bit before then, I have struggled to find a rhythm to meal planning and actually finding time to cook nice healthy meals to satisfy three…

Unexpected break

Well, I took a completely unplanned but massively needed break from blogging. I really enjoyed my final 6 months of maternity leave and while I have missed the blogging community and all it brings, its been good to just relax and enjoy time with my best girl.
So what have you missed? LOADS!

I h…