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 - 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…

Lemon and White Chocolate Shortbread Bars.

The baking bug has hit me again and I am finding that I'm enjoying it more and more. I'm feeling inspired and constantly thinking of recipe ideas in my head again, which feels great. I feel like I am finally getting a bit of 'me' back; which sounds so cheesy but its true. During …

Meal Planning Monday - 9th May

A little late this week, but better late than never eh? I had a really busy weekend in the sunshine, and then a full on day at work, topped off with solo bedtime! Phew, needless to say I am having a ice cool bottle of beer and putting my feet up as I write this. This week we are as always trying…

Sunday Moment - 8th May

1 & 2. It's been a fairly quiet week around here to be honest, Lots of little moments of loveliness, like an early morning bubble bath with my baby girl, or bedtime stories with Daddy. I am sharing these as a reminder (to me mostly) that these moments are precious and just as good as big da…

Probably the best (if slightly wonky) Chocolate Cake in the World Ever.

I am going to preface this post with the fact that I don't really like Chocolate Cake. I find it is often dry or just a bit sickly. Give me a Victoria Sponge or Lemon Drizzle any day of the week, I will never ever chose chocolate cake from a menu, and I rarely make it. That being said, this is…

Meal Planning Monday - 2nd May

Treated myself to a delicious sandwich at Lola Jeans on Saturday Back to the daily grind after a lovely long bank holiday weekend. Not that I'm complaining, I do love a bit of a routine. Last week didn't really go to plan, I made so much lasagne on Tuesday we ended up eating leftovers for…

Sunday Moment - 1st May

1. We found this book in a local charity shop for 50p, it is such a hoot to read and Zoe laughed her little head off when the dinosaur started pooping! There's this one page which just has the word POO! on it, which she found hilarious and kept going back to. She still doesn't quite have th…