Nelly Elliott

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

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The Picky Mama's Gift Guide

In my experience becoming a mother, while being super rewarding, is also a total game changer. You stop thinking of things that you want and spend most of your spare money (ha!) on your little womb fruit. Making sure they have a magical Christmas trumps any wishlist of yours. All conversations wi…

Meal Planning Monday - 10th October

A delicious roasted cauliflower frittata I made last week I have been following weight watchers for 1 weeks now, and its been just over 3 weeks since I weighed myself and decided to start eating better. In those 3 weeks I have lost 13lbs - which I am pretty chuffed with. It feels good to be in co…

A Wild Rumpus Rave at Alnwick Playhouse.

When it comes to toddler activities, it is rare to find something that parents enjoy as much as the toddler (if not more), which is why I am absolutely in love with what Chalk are doing in the North East right now. Baby raves and themed events which are reasonably priced and SUPER FUN! I have be…

A Lifestyle Change - Definitely not a diet.

As I mentioned in my recent Life Lately blog post, we've had a fairly hectic four months, with Paul working away and me working more it has been difficult to include a bit of self care in to daily life. I did so well through pregnancy and Zoe's first year to lose a fair amount of weight, …

Zoe - 21 Month Update

Well, this started as an 18 month update, but once again life just got in the way. I suppose it is actually a good introduction to this update, as life with a toddler is pretty intense! Zoe is now 21 months old, and is a force to be reckoned with. She is developing her own tastes and preference…

5 Years - A Mexican lunch to remember.

As mentioned in my last post, life sort of got away with me for a variety of reasons, one of the main ones was the anniversary of my Mum's death. This year; 5 years, hit me hard and I wanted nothing more than to bury myself in the sand completely and in an online sense that is what I did. I f…

Meal Planning "Monday" - 3rd August.

With all of the changes to our routine recently, meal planning has fallen by the wayside a little. With only really cooking for myself 4 days a week I have fallen a little out of love with cooking. By the time I get Zoe to sleep it is normally after 7pm and cooking something extravagant is the la…

Life Lately - July 2016

Well, that was an unexpected little blog hiatus. I was just getting back into a good blogging groove and BAM! Life just got in the way. The end of May is a particularly tough time for me as it is the anniversary of my Mums death. I tend to bury my head in the sand and avoid things, which may not…

Meal Planning Monday - 23rd May

Last week actually went really well Monday-Thursday, I stuck to the plan and ate healthily, I even did some exercise. Lets not talk about Friday though, lots of eating out and finished off with a dominoes. Whoops. I'm not going to let that spoil my momentum though, I am feeling good about ea…

St Mary's Inn - Afternoon Tea with a Toddler

I briefly mentioned on my Sunday Moment post about our recent trip to the lovely St Mary's Inn in Stannington, near Morpeth. For the past eight months my lovely sister has been working incredibly long hours 4 days a week to take a Wednesday off each week to look after Zoe, which has saved us a…

Meal Planning Monday - 16th May

I am loving avocado and siracha at the moment I am feeling very summery right now, and heavily craving light, healthy meals. I have really been enjoying making quick baked eggs/frittata using up veggies from the fridge. My current addiction is siracha chilli sauce, which I have been adding to eve…

Sunday Moment 15th May

1. Last Wednesday was the final Wednesday my sister was having Zoe before she starts her new job properly, and Zoe starts her new childminder. We have been incredibly fortunate that my lovely sister was able to condense her hours to look after Zoe for us one day a week. We will be eternally gratefu…