Week in Photos #48 / Week in Post #26

Week in Photos #48 / Week in Post #26
I used the Deborah Lippman nail varnish remover mitt that I received in my December GlossyBox, review of that will be up tomorrow.
It has been freezing this week! As a result I’ve been wearing my hair down for work which is something that I usually cannot be bothered to do. Excuse my sexual PJs.
It snowed yesterday, which saw me going one step further than wearing my hair down, I wore a hat! This is something that I never do! You can view the full outfit here.
Talking of snow, this is our snow. Quite pathetic compared to what some people had but still enough to get me excited.

I’ve been taking part in #febphotoaday using Instagram. This is my favourite photo so far, this one was hands. If you’re not sure what #febphotoaday is its basically a photo challenge in which you have to take a photo everyday.
I discovered that my local Tesco sell Reese’s, why did I not know this?? This could go really badly though as this may result in buying some on every weekly shopping trip, I must resist!
I remember reading a while back that when you have chocolate cravings banana and Nutella warmed up in the microwave is a good substitute. It really is. The problem with this, I’ve now been having Nutella on everything…
Crumpets and Nutella…
Pancakes and Nutella. Seriously, one day I will stick to a diet.
Talking of dieting, I am healthy at times. Chicken breast cooked with garlic, lemon and thyme served with a salad, covered in my fave crispy onions!
Yesterday’s healthy lunch of baked potato and plain tuna with salad. I bought these microwave jacket potatoes ages ago to try out and completely forgot about them, they got buried in the freezer along with all the frozen veg. They’re actually really nice though, they only cost £1.50 for four from Iceland, can’t go wrong. They are very handy to have in the freezer.
I went shopping Saturday and dumped everything on my bed while taking my haul photos. Next thing I knew Kitty crashed out amongst it all, bless!
I decided to go back to the Doctor about my spots, I haven’t been for ages, six years was the last time. As I explained to the Doctor I’d given up hope on getting rid of them and hoped I’d just grow out of it, they started in the last year of Junior school and I’m 27 this year, don’t seem to be growing out of them any time soon! He has given me these antibiotics to take twice a day, I have to go back in 6-8 weeks to review how they’re doing. Fingers crossed.
When we went to IKEA last week Spencer managed to pick up the wrong size blinds. We decided to go back Wednesday evening after work. It was great, we parked right by the entrance, didn’t have to queue for food and walked around without anyone bumping into us/standing in our way. We have decided that evenings will now be when we visit in future. We had our tea there, meatballs of course and we both decided to try the trio of puddings. It was lovely but neither of us managed to finish it.
We have an open fireplace which lets a bit of a draft in that isn’t really ideal at this time of the year. Spencer put a quick fix there by covering a wooden frame with Christmas wrapping paper. We finally bought some material from IKEA to replace the wrapping paper! It looks lovely, its just a shame that Spencer put it up before ironing it! I’m hoping that if I keep soaking it in water the crease will come out, otherwise he is going to have to un-staple it and put it up again! We also bought a new reading lamp and some new blinds for the living room and the dining room, we’re slowly replacing all the blinds throughout the house with these IKEA ones. The cats don’t like them as they can no longer get on the window sill. We are keeping the dining room ones open so that they can still sit there, Flick loves it there when the radiator is on.
I went for a wander up the shop today and wore my new cat blouse from Primark, I’ll be popping a haul post up shortly.
Saturday night Chinese, courtesy of Tesco. Delicious.
Today was the first Welsh game in the Six Nations, which we won – yay! I spent it with hot dogs and Rolo Cookies – stress food. Funny story about the hot dogs. A friend posted on facebook that he was watching the rugby with some tindogs. I thought this was a rather cool name for hotdogs using tinned sausages and then really wanted some so went up the shop and bought some. It turns out he refers to cans of booze as tindogs! I will now forever call hotdogs using tinned sausages tindogs.
I’m selling these lovely boots on eBay, no bids yet, ending tomorrow. I’m also selling a bag on there and am hoping to get a few more items up soon. Please check them out and help me raise money for my fast approaching Wedding!
My fox bag from eBay arrived 🙂 I ordered it back on the 08 January and arrived on Friday (03 February) the downside to ordering cheap goodies from Hong Kong hey! I actually bidded on a brown bag, even though I love this bag I am quite annoyed because I Specifically chose brown because it would go with more things. I’m currently in talks with the seller about how to resolve this.
What have you been up to this week?


  1. February 5, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Your hair looks really nice in a braid at the front! 🙂
    I don't even like nutella but the nutella and bannana's sounds delicious!

    Caroline x

    • February 5, 2012 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I'm just too lazy and can never be bothered to blow dry and straighten it! I use the excuse of not wanting to use too much heat on it, but really I'm just lazy!

      The nutella and bananas really is amazing! xx

  2. February 5, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    Really like the sound of the nail polish remover mitt. I'm addicted to Nutella with banana on toast. MMMMMMM perfect winter food. Your hair looks really pretty with the little braid. I hope you had some Daim bar cheese cake when you went to Ikea, I think the food is the main reason I always nag the BF to take me there. x


    • February 5, 2012 / 8:24 pm

      The remover mitts are good, just very expensive for what they are.
      Nutella and banana is the perfect combination, even better with a few strawberries thrown in for good measure!
      We didn't have any Daim cake, I initially picked that up but then saw the little trio and decided to try that instead. Daim cake next time!
      I did decide that I wanted to live by IKEA, mainly for the food! x

  3. February 5, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    After reading this, I went straight to Twitter to tweet you.. but then realised I should just comment here!
    FOOD! Haha love all your food pics.. per usual! 🙂
    I too bought the fox bag from eBay, which cost me about £6 and I got the dark brown one. It took like 6 weeks to get to me but it's not bad when you take into account the price of it! All my friends say it's an owl, not a fox! It's a tad too small to use for Winter but in the Summer hopefully it'll be used more.
    Aww Bertie is out again 😀 You must let me know what your mum calls hers! I restocked similar ones before Christmas, they're smaller but just as cute!
    Enjoy your evening 🙂 x

    • February 5, 2012 / 8:26 pm

      haha! Yay for the food!
      Spencer thinks that my bag is an owl too, we were bickering about it all day yesterday!
      It is a little small but will be ideal for days when I'm nipping to the shops and don't want to carry too much.
      I still love Bertie 🙂 I'll be sure to let you know when I find out what my mam named hers, so annoying that I've forgotten!
      I hope you enjoy your evening too x

    • February 5, 2012 / 8:31 pm

      I did link to the seller of the fox bag if you want to check them out, they're fine apart from sending the wrong colour! It did only cost £2.07 so can't really complain!
      The phone case is of course another eBay find! x

  4. February 5, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    Mm that lemon chicken looks delicious, and I love ikea, but the closest one is a couple of hours from here 🙁 I got excited by the snow but think I may have had less than you!


    • February 5, 2012 / 8:32 pm

      It wasn't as good as it looked, the lemon didn't really soak into it that well, next time I'll marinate it over night.
      IKEA is amazing, I treat going there like a day trip haha! Our nearest one is about 40 minutes away so that isn't too bad. I was secretly chuffed that Spencer bought the wrong blinds as it meant another trip there!

  5. February 5, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    Yea you should wear your hair down all the time and stop being a lazy bum coz it looks lush 🙂 Oh and ikea meatballs are the best things I've ever tasted, I order the maximum amount (15 or 16?) and force them down me.. Seriously adore them! Love your bag 🙂

    The Deer Head


    • February 5, 2012 / 8:35 pm

      LOVE this comment!! You know me too well haha such a lazy bum!
      IKEA meatballs are amazing, I may go for the maximum amount next time, just because I don't have them often enough! xx

  6. February 5, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    Love these great posts, looks like you had an interesting week xxxx

    • February 5, 2012 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks Jess, the week has been good 🙂 x

  7. February 5, 2012 / 8:59 pm

    I've been looking at this bag for a while I think I fancy the black one :] XXX

    • February 5, 2012 / 9:09 pm

      I love the black version, in fact I love every colour that there is! x

  8. February 5, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    I love the bag – foxes are fab!

    • February 6, 2012 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks 🙂 He is a cutie ain't he 🙂 x

  9. February 5, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    Oh my bloody days, it seems like you've had such a busy week Leanne! Firstly, I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the food pics as I might have already hinted that to you on Twitter 🙂 those Nutella crumpets are off the hook! I love your phone case, do you have an eBay link?

    Just found another one of those fox bags on eBay, can't resist, gona bid on it right now 😉

    P.S. You look really pretty with your hair down, you should have your hair down more often!

    Mim xxx

  10. February 5, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    I'll be interested to see what the polish remover is like – are they meant for stubborn glitter polishes? I love your braid in the second picture – I always want to have my hair like that but I'm useless at any variation on french plaits (it made me unpopular in the school playground ha!).

    Love the foxy bag – shame it didn't come in the colour you wanted, but the one you have is a kind of brown shade – maybe it would still go with things? If you can deal with keeping it in that colour the seller might agree to do a partial refund or something, you never know!

    As usual your post has left me feeling rather peckish and wondering if we have any Nutella in the house! =) xxxxxxx

    Oh PS I had no idea you were 26/27, you look loads younger!

    • February 6, 2012 / 8:16 pm

      The post re the remover is now live. I'm not sure if they are meant for glitter polishes or not, it doesn't state that, but I assume that GB including it alongside a glitter means that it is.

      I will still use this bag, probably way too much! I'm just annoyed that I didn't get what I bid on, it was so cheap though that I'm not too upset by it, I think they are sending me a full refund too which is good 🙂

      Thanks for your comment re my age! I love being told that I look younger than I am, but yep, I am indeed old ha! xx

    • February 6, 2012 / 8:17 pm

      The meatballs are amazing! I think I actually prefer them with the pasta to the chips or potato, but all of them are good enough for me 🙂 xx

    • February 6, 2012 / 8:20 pm

      They are very cute, I seem to be developing an animal fetish! x

  11. February 6, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    I love your fox bag and the cat blouse! I'm also wondering how I managed to forget about the dream combo of Nutella and pancakes…


    • February 6, 2012 / 9:54 pm

      Its a combo that often passes me by too, I tend to go through phases where I eat loads of pancakes and Nutella related foods and then don't eat either for months x

    • February 7, 2012 / 8:27 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them 🙂 I certainly enjoyed eating it all x

  12. February 8, 2012 / 9:32 am

    Wow all of the food looks SO yummy, making me very hungry now!!
    Your hair looks gorgeous down, such a beautiful colour!! I love your phone case how cute!!! xxx

    • February 8, 2012 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks, all natural, which makes a change as its usually died every colour under the sun! x

    • February 8, 2012 / 9:55 pm

      They're amazing! I posted a recipe to make your own before, you may want to check it out! x

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