THE SUNDAY POST #17


001. My life right now is a whirlwind of coursework, revision, essay writing and work experience applications. It's hard to believe that after three years this is my final exam season of university, and of course it's harder than ever. This year I've been really proud of myself as I've committed to blogging three times a week, but for now I'm definitely cutting down to focus on my studies. I've also ditched the 'Monthly Roundup' feature as I felt there was no place for it alongside 'The Sunday Post' which you guys seem to enjoy.

002. Artisan is now one of my favourite places for a meal or a few drinks in Manchester. I've only ever heard good things about it, so we decided to try it this week, and safe to say we were not disappointed. The cocktails are fantastic and both me and L loved our dishes (wood fired pizza and pork ribs with kimchee). We've made a mental note to go back for pudding as they do some childhood classics like Arctic roll and jam roly poly with custard. 

003. I finally saw Cinderella, and I thought it was one of the best live-action Disney movies I've seen in a while. Lily James was fantastic, and I loved the romance between her and Robb Stark Richard Madden. Helena Bonham Carter played the fairy Godmother, and she did it so well. I was swept away by the magic and the romance of this film, and when I saw this cute little postcard in paperchase I knew it had to go on my wall to remind me of the fairytale.

004. This week I read Shopaholic to the Stars. I love Sophie Kinsella, she's the ultimate chick lit author and I've followed the Shopaholic series from when I was around ten; I used to borrow the books from my older cousin and imagine that my grown up life would be a world of credit cards, cocktails in London and designer handbags. How wrong was I? This book was laugh out loud funny in parts, and I highly recommend the whole series for some light holiday reading. 

005. I've been struggling to get back into a workout and clean eating routine. When you study for a full day it's so easy to order a takeaway from the comfort of your sofa, rather than spend time whipping up a healthy meal or doing any exercise. I'm thinking of booking in for a few personal training sessions, just to get me back into a more regular workout routine. Has anyone ever tried personal training? How did you find it?

14 comments:

  1. I can't believe I haven't seen Cinderella yet. I must watch it this weekend #ukbloggers x popping over from Mummy2Monkeys x

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    1. It's such a good movie, I hope you enjoy it too x

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  2. Great post! I totally get you about struggling to get back into a workout and good eating routine :(

    http://thejewelbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. It can be really hard to start again once you fall out of a routine x

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  3. Did you do that doodle in your main image!? It's amazing!! I still haven't seen Cinderella yet and I really really want to! I've had a personal trainer before. It was really good and did make me stick with it as I felt like I couldn't cancel! Bit busy at the moment though so have had to cut it out, but I know how you feel!

    Rock On Holly

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    1. I wish Holly, it's so pretty isn't it? It's from paperchase! Yes I wouldn't be able to cancel either so I'd have to go to any sessions I booked, maybe I'll give one a go after exams. Hope you enjoy Cinderella x

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  4. Cinderella is amazing isn't it, can't wait for it to come out on DVD, its hard to juggle everything isn't it.

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    1. I loved it! I'll definitely be picking it up on DVD x

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  5. I loved Cinderella too- I took my Brownie group to go see it and they were so excited by it :) I think that made the experience more exciting! Haha.
    I know how you feel about a fitness, I used to have a PT, but the cost was a lot after a bit. When I'm bored I try to switch it up, there's that new spinning place opening on Deansgate soon, maybe try some spin classes? They're fast and give you so many endorphins after :)
    Good luck with your exams x

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    1. Awh that sounds like a lot of fun! The cost of a personal trainer really puts me off, I don't think my student budget can stretch to it. I've never tried spin classes, but I'll look into them.. thanks for the recommendation x

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  6. I'd love to try a personal trainer, I just worry that it would be quite expensive!! I know how you feel though, it is so hard to squeeze in the gym when there is so much work to do! I am still to see cinderalla, perhaps I will go when I have finished my dissertation! Good luck for your exams :)

    Sarah xxx || www.whatsasssays.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah, good luck with your dissertation. The cost of a personal trainer really puts me off too, but I think it might be something I need to get me back on track x

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  7. Wood fired pizza is delicious so Artisan sounds like the perfect place :) Good luck with revision, its such a pain but will be so worth it.

    Emma x

    theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Emma, you too.. I have to keep reminding myself that it will all be worth it. Artisan do some delicious pizza x

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