Friday, 3 February 2017

Life Lately | Pet Shop Boys, Lettuce Tacos & Frugal 2017 | #LittleLoves


I'm linking up with #LittleLoves again this week, Here's a peek into life lately:

Life Lately | Pet Shop Boys, Lettuce Tacos & Frugal 2017 | #LittleLoves

Read


I've been reading lots of blog posts this week and have particularly enjoyed 'Edinburgh with a toddler' by Rock and Roll Pussycat and this post by Mandy Charlton about dating in 1998 (and how much easier it was). I love Edinburgh and I'm well overdue a visit with my three and Mandy's post really took me back to my dating days with Steve.


Watched


I was super excited to be invited to my first ever press conference! It was held on Northside farm in the middle of Northumberland to announce the first acts that will be appearing at Festival on the Wall this year. Take a peek at our video, live from the conference here. I think Steve and I make quite the double act.

Heard


It was announced that the Pet Shop Boys are going to be one of the headline acts at Festival on the wall and I LOVE the Pet Shop Boys so spent the whole afternoon listening to their back catalogue. Always On My Mind is my favourite although I've never noticed this weird intro to the song before! Let me know your favourite Pet Shop Boys song in the comments.



Made


So we're trying to lose a few lbs before Cuba later this year. I can't compromise on my drinking (parents of multiple children will understand the need for Friday night wine!) and I don't want to cut down on ordering treats when we head out for blog reviews so we've decided that our weeknight dinners need to be healthier. We love Mexican food and I tried making spicy Quorn mince with lettuce tacos a while ago but really wasn't a fan. I tried again this week though with pork mince and it was actually really nice.

Life Lately | Pet Shop Boys, Lettuce Tacos & Frugal 2017 | #LittleLoves


Wore


We enjoyed a lovely date at Dobson & Parnell this week and I wore an oldie but a goodie. I just love a wrap dress! I can't even remember where this dress is from but it's so easy to wear. I even wore my hair down too which is rare!

Life Lately | Pet Shop Boys, Lettuce Tacos & Frugal 2017 | #LittleLoves


Lastly - Frugal 2017 Update


Frugal 2017 is still on track - I have been meal planning and haven't bought anything other than food/drinks/petrol this week. We're planning a 'low spend' weekend this weekend with a trip to the coast with our bikes. Sometimes the free days out are the most fun! After chatting with my brother about fish n chips yesterday I have been craving them ever since so I'll be treating us - we haven't had a takeaway in 6 weeks so I feel like we deserve it :D

Oh and before I go - I uploaded a mini Primark Haul to Youtube this week - how annoying is it when you go out shopping for yourself, end up coming home with nothing but your hubby bags a few bargains he wasn't even looking for!



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6 comments

  1. oooh I was reading your post and spotted my name :) Thanks for the mention. I wish I could be organised enough to be more frugal. We have some things I'd love to get paid off this year so I'm going to take note of your tips

    Cat x

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  2. PSB are brilliant. I've seen them quite a few times and their live shows are amazing. So theatrical. My favorite song has to be "Before", it's a tough choice between that and "Pandemonium". Love your blog! B x

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  3. Pet Shop Boys have provided the soundtrack to much of my life. My favourite track is probably Left To My Own Devices, because of the brilliant line 'Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat (but ask me another day, and I'll probably pick another one). I've seen them live more times than I can remember and they always put on a great show.

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  4. I haven't heard the Pet Shop Boys songs for ages, I must sent up a playlist on Spotify

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  5. Can't beat a good primark haul. I had one recently too. Such great bargains. I really need to get some new things soon too. Sounds like you had a great date night too. What a lovely thing to do. Congrats on first press conference too! Hope you had a good weekend. #littleloves

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  6. I've not been to Primark for ages, I must pop in as I've heard their home ware is good at moment.
    So jealous that you're off to Cuba later this year! We went there on our honeymoon and loved it xx

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