10 years ago I travelled alone with a bunch of strangers for #totalwipeout 🤣 - because it looked fun, I was bored in my 9-5 office job & never would have got the chance to visit Argentina otherwise 💁🏼♀️ These pics are kind, I was such a fish out of water - or rather some sort of drowned rat in the water 🤦🏼♀️ buuuuutttt oh what a life changing experience & wicked crazy set of contestants! I laughed sooo much (apart from when I smacked the water from about 1000 ft in a hard oversized life jacket 😩😅🤣🕺ffs) I should insert some life changing quote here but basically - One life baby! 🤘🏻Laugh at yourself! ✌🏻Just bloody do it! 👊🏻
We’ve been invited to see some fireworks with family tonight 🎆 I must admit, I feel a tad torn as to whether it’s the right thing to do knowing that it scares so many animals. I guess my conclusion is not promoting public sold fireworks for home use & just sticking to an official organised event on 5th. Nalas buzzing for it- she’s been really enjoying seeing the odd one go off & on the tele. Polly our pug doesn’t get scared but can’t stop barking & being super protective of us so I can imagine she’ll be more settled with us out of the house tonight! Poor thing 🐶❤️ Pretty sure next year we will just evacuate residential living for this period in time all together ! 📸 @leanneelizabethphotography
Just love a sunday batch bake 🙌🏻 Made a mac n cheese style sauce with left over pumpkins (that were being used as Halloween house aesthetics). It goes soooo far! I added it to macaroni pasta & used it as the ‘white sauce’ in a lasagna & there’s still loads left 👌🏻 It would also be nice as a soup on its own 😋 well @nalapettit approved it so that’s good enough for me 😅 *peel pumpkin, scoop out gunk, cut in to chunks, drizzle with oil salt & pepper & oven. *add to blender with plant milk, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika, tomato purée, grated vegan cheese or nutritional yeast, dijon mustard, turmeric, tiny amount of nutmeg. (Tbh any herbs/ spices work well!) Amounts vary depending on pumpkin size!
Eco coffee pods for your @nespresso.uk machine over at @senderocoffee ☺️☕️ They are so delicious for a little hygge moment 😅😊 You can totally smell the tasting notes but the coffee still tastes like coffee if you get what I mean! The perfect little stocking filler! (is it too early to say that?! Eek 😬) #gifted
Simple vegan logo jumpers launched on @mypositiveaura 🌱 Been waiting a while to do something subtle like this. While I understand the need for ALL types of activism, a lot of current vegan clothing just isn’t my personal style & although all totally true factually, I’d perhaps just not feel 100% comfortable repping some of it. This gave me the push to create my own. I like the thought of a conversation starting organically - ‘what brand is that?’ ‘What does that symbol mean?’ Etc. But most importantly they are super cosy, warm snuggly & of course eco, ethical & organic 🥰➕#mypositiveaura
Couldn’t let #nationalpugday pass without a shout out to my little grey chinned beautiful slug ❤️ She’s the best nap partner, lap warmer & shadow I could ask for. Swipe for rare snap of polly actually in her own bed - I mean anyone who uses their own excess skin as a pillow has to be recognised as ultimate lounge goals right 🤣👊🏻🐶
I’m sure the time will come, & I’ll fully eat my words, but 3 weeks in & @nalapettit ‘s been napping & sleeping an absolute dream in her new bedroom! 🎉✨😊🤞🏻 At night time it’s the cosiest little snug to read stories under the fairy lights 🤗 🧚♀️
I love love love watching upcycle/ diy vids on YouTube! So here’s one me & @nathanpettit88 created for @nalapettit ‘s woodland bedroom ❤️🍄💁🏼♀️ Stool was £3.50 (in the sale) at @homebase_uk - we just painted it all white then added the circles on the top in pencil & painted around them in red. Then finished it with a lacquer spray. It’s basically her side table / stool/ play station/ whatever she wants really 🤣
Sat in bed looking through today’s photos 🤣 This was @nalapettit ‘s excited face because we were making flapjacks 😆 Anyone else’s toddler got serious curls? She’s a serious hair twiddler & wakes up every morning with a dreadlock from hell. 90% of the time I can get it out, but sometimes I have to break/ cut the hair & it killsss me 🙈
After a busy few weeks, it was nice to get up the hill this morning & enjoy the last of the sunshine for a while! ☀️ @bumblezest make the perfect pick me up drinks ideal for the inevitable coughs & colds that come with the change in season. I’m obsessed with ginger so the rescue & remedy has to be my absolute fave 😍 So refreshing ✨I felt like a super healthy person after drinking it 👌🏻😬😎 Lol at my bun head 🙈I tied it up quick & it literally looks like another head on my head 🤣 #gifted#bumblezest#vegan
DIY’d @nalapettit a little falling leaves mobile for her new woodland themed room ☺️Basically saw something similar on here for like £50 so decided to have a go myself. Ordered the leaves from good old @ebay_uk for £10 & used foraged sticks & old threads to put it all together 🍂🍁 Pretty pleased with the result!
Couldn’t be prouder of my little Nala Bear 🐻 Walked down the isle without hesitation 💃🏻 Rocked the party till the end 🤘🏻& only cried for a tiny min when she folded down the back of her chair at the start of the ceremony 🤣🙈 #unharmed#parentingfail Thank you @natashapettit123 & @breezy9016 for letting her be part of your special day 🥰 #readysetstuart
Well today’s just been 💯 better already. Brunch goals before the journey to Oxford to see my beautiful sister in law @natashapettit123 get married 😍 [ Extra firm @tofooco scramble with @vivavivera vegan bacon pieces. Toast, avo, beans & @rubiesintherubble spicy relish ]
Non toddler nap days aren’t all fun 🙈 - as insta stories might suggest! All my plans & work had to be aborted. Emotions were running HIGH. I think the hardest part of being a parent is having days where you can’t do ANYTHING you have planned or want to do - & being okay with it. Parenting rule 101 is to have a shit ton of patience. Sometimes you just gotta say FUCK IT. Give in to the dummy, snuggle on the sofa & eat pizza for dinner. Tomorrow is a new day ☀️ I never post things like this as feel so grateful for everything in my life & never want to come across otherwise - I’m so blessed to be able to spend my days watching @nalapettit grow & having such a healthy happy funny gorgeous child. But I think it’s important to share some real chat in amongst all the social media gloss ✨ #mumlife