Happy Sunday lovely people!  I hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far.  We had a lovely day out as a family yesterday shopping in Milton Keynes getting some ideas for Christmas. I can’t believe the big day is so close, it’s definitely crept up on me this year.

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Little Aiden and I started the week off great with a mama and baby coffee date.  We checked out a deli near our house and I had a double hit of chocolate in the form of a delicious hot chocolate with too much whipped cream and a chocolate brownie.  The brownie was a bit dry for my liking, but still nice none the less.

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I’ve loved my hot porridge this week, especially on the colder mornings it’s been perfect.  These apple oats topped with lots of cinnamon, walnuts, honey and organic natural yoghurt were wonderful.  I’m not sure how many variations of porridge I can come up with, but I really like how versatile this breakfast is and how you can change it up so you never get bored.

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It hasn’t been all about the oats though this week.  I discovered that they now sell Coyo coconut yoghurt in Tesco and I picked up a few pots as a treat.  This was a lovely bowl of a chopped dessert pear, plain coconut yoghurt, peanut butter and honey, yum!

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Whipping up some eggs for lunch and dinner has been fab for quick and easy meals with a newborn.  I’ve made the most of the fact that I can eat runny egg yolks again and I’ve eaten them non-stop.  I loved this plate of deliciousness so much that I’ve had it a few times this week.  It’s fried free range eggs with chilli haloumi cheese, avocado, spinach and tomatoes.

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Whilst out and about yesterday we had our first meal out since our little man was born.  Nothing fancy just Nando’s, it was nice to be eating out again as it one of our favourite thing to do as a couple, although this time Aiden was with us asleep in his pushchair.  Funnily enough, both Alfie and I realised that our first date was in Nando’s followed by a film (cheesy I know and the film was Hitch too!) and our first meal out post-baby was in Nandos – it’s like we had come full circle.

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Sorry about the poor picture quality, but that’s Alfie wearing AJ in his Stokke MyCarrier, you can just see the bear ears on his hoodie poking out the top.  He loves being snuggled up to either mummy’s or daddy’s chest so he really adored being in is baby sling.  I have a traditional African sling already for around the home and I’ve just ordered an Ama Wrap too because we love baby wearing in our house for lots of baby snuggles and productivity, more on that later next week.  We were actually on our way to our 6 week check up and we both passed with flying colours and our doctor signed me off to work out again too.  I’m really looking forward to getting my fitness levels up again.

Have you got your Christmas gifts all sorted for yet?  Where did you go for your first date?