Nelly Elliott

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

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Work Life Balance - The Struggle is Real.

Life right now feels a little bit like a game of buckaroo, I feel like everything is very delicately balanced right now, but the slightest thing could trigger an almighty crash, resulting in me basically dropping the ball big style. I am probably over dramatizing things a smidge, but at times lik…

Wrap Challenge - Week 2

Semi-FWCC - Front Wrap Cross Carry - a size 2 or 3 would work here, but you can use a larger wrap but be warned there will be a long tail to contend with. I used a size 6 so had tails dragging on the floor! At first I found the slip knot really difficult to replicate, but the below video was reall…

Meal Planning Monday - 11th January

We did not stick to our meal plan last week, it wasn't a great week to be honest. I fell ill on Monday and was off work, out of routine and just generally miserable. We survived on sandwiches and whatever I could cobble together, we did have a couple of lovely meals but mostly I was in bed by…

Wrap Challenge - Week 1

FWCC - Front Wrap Cross Carry or for more of a challenge you can go for a FWCC TAS (tied at shoulder) Most people will need a size 6 wrap for a FWCC but that may depend on size of individual, wrapee, and wrap. I am a size 16 and can do a FWCC with my 1 year old with a 6, the trick is to make sur…

Hello 2016.

2015 was a big year for us, a new baby, a new job for Paul, maternity leave (and maternity pay) for me... So many changes it was a bit of a whirlwind. So I am starting 2016 feeling a little windswept and trying to get back a little bit of control and normality again, or at least to find a new nor…

Spicy Carrot and Harissa Soup

After the indulgence of Christmas, everyone naturally feels the urge for something a little healthy in January. No matter who you are, or how much you claim to hate the whole "new year, new me" thing, its natural after eating nothing but cheese and biscuits and miniature heroes for 3 we…

30 Week Wrap Challenge

Babywearing and woven wraps are a big part of my life, I wear Zoe most days and I really love it. I love having her close, being able to chat to her and for her to see the world how I do. I also love not having to drag the stupid buggy around everywhere. Although, I do tend to stick to my 1 or 2…

Meal Planning Monday - 4th January

Happy New Year! Well, I've had a nice relaxing nearly 3 weeks off work, hanging with family and generally christmas-ing it up. I am feeling, as I am sure most people are, a little bloated and over-indulged. So I am keen to get back to normality a little, eat a little less, move a little more …