Starting to run

As a non-driver, I spend a LOT of my time on public transport. I take the tram to work everyday and as long as I have my Spotify or a book to entertain me then I'm a happy traveller!

And when I'm not tramming it to town, I walk everywhere. My children despair of this but the cost of having a car is outweighed by the fact I live so close to EVERYTHING so I have no incentive to drive anytime soon. Anyway, me and my Tesco delivery driver are practically on first name terms so it'd be rude to ruin our blossoming friendship.

But now I'm taking things a step further and have decided to take up running (And wow, that's a sentence I never thought I'd type...)


Mini Egg Brownie Cookies

Creme Eggs get all the attention at Easter, but then who can resist those gooey centres when they're drizzled over a cheesecake or brownie? Not me anyway.

But I have a soft spot for Mini Eggs. When I could eat dairy, I could easily demolish an entire bag in one sitting and I don't think I'm alone in this confession...

I created these Brownie Cookies by accident one day when I was baking up some baked treats for my other half to take to work. I love the way the mini egg stands out against the dark chocolate cookie base but I'm not sure his work mates will have noticed my artistic intentions when they were busy tucking into these on the night shift!


Things you're gonna love - in Notts!

There are soooo many things I could include in this round up today, but I'm limiting myself to just 3 of my favourite things from recent weeks. So in no particular order...

Galentines Day - OK, so this has long past now but there's no reason everyday can't be Galentines Day! Created by Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, Galentines is all about celebrating your gal pals - this year was the first time I celebrated it and I already can't wait till next year! Myself and a few friends went along to an event hosted by Fan Club, held at Rough Trade in Nottingham and we had some fab cocktails, listened to some awesome music and had our faces plastered in glitter. All the signs of a fab night in my opinion!


Review of Thaikhun Nottingham

 A few weeks ago, the lovely people at Thaikhun in Nottingham invited myself and the kids along to try our their kids menu. Now I'll be honest, I'd eaten there before with a friend and I never knew they catered for kids, so this was a pleasant surprise!

As a lover of Thai food, I was really eager to take the kids along for their first Thai meal but I was concerned they wouldn't like the style of food. After a quick look at the kids menu I knew they'd be fine as it seemed quite kiddie friendly, if a little limited.

The new restaurant is situated in the Food Court at Victoria Centre in Nottingham. I'm loving all the new restaurants the new food court is bringing us - there really does appear to be something for everyone! Although I did take my eldest to Ed's Easy Diner last month and didn't rate our experience (it was so cold as it's an open plan restaurant!) but I knew Thaikhun was more welcoming and cosy so I was happy to take along the kids.