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 - 14th December

I just had to share this picture, not everyone was loving the meal plan this week. Another week, another meal plan stuck to, feeling rather smug about it. Which of course will be my complete downfall. Although, we are being super duper frugal this week as Christmas is expensive and we need to d…

I'm Sorry (not sorry) my Baby Sleeps.

There is a camaraderie in Motherhood. A shared experience, a sense that only those who have been in your shoes can really understand fully. Since having Zoe I have made some truly wonderful friends, serious BFF material, I have also joined a fair few groups and clubs, I have made an observation b…

Lemon Bars and oh how I miss baking.

I never bake anymore. Probably a bit of a first world problem here, but I really do miss it sometimes. I used to spend weekends planning, tweaking, tasting, enjoying, sharing and relaxing. I really enjoyed it and loved sending Paul off to work on a Monday with a box of treats for the office. The…

Healthy Salmon Egg Fried Rice.

A quick egg fried rice is one of our go-to week night meals, it is so versatile and you can pretty much throw whatever you have in there and it'll be delicious. I have made it with leftover roast chicken, pork and beef. Salmon, king prawns, veggies... See versatile! I do use a fair few shor…

On your First Birthday.

My darling Zoe Jean Danger Chops (to give you your full title), today you turned 1. My Dearest Sweetpea, it has been my greatest privilege to be called your Mummy this past year. I don’t know how many times throughout the day I stop in my tracks and think, She's mine? Wow.
Zoe, you have taug…

Meal Planning Monday - 7th December

HOW IS MY BABY 1 TOMORROW!! It feels like I was pregnant 5 minutes ago and now she is a fully grown toddler! I am not ready, if time could please slow down a bit I'd really appreciate it. On a slightly more meal-planny note, we 100% stuck to the meal plan last week! First time ever I think! …

Christmas Wishlist for her (Me)

This year I have devoted 99.7% of my Christmas planning time on making it special for Zoe, buying gifts, planning traditions, booking visits to santa etc... Don't get me wrong, it is very fun and I hope she comes to love this time of year as much as I do. However, I hadn't really given …