Smoothies and sunshine


For the last couple of weekends I’ve managed to divide my time between some of my favourite people. The weather’s continued to be amazing (this weekend not so much but I was a little glad of the respite from the heat!!) and I feel like I’ve managed to get so much done. As some of you will be (more than) aware, I’m organising a meet up for Northern bloggers next month so I’ve been preoccupied with planning and spreadsheets. I finally got the invites out and yesterday and have had an overwhelming response! I can’t wait to meet everyone and I just wish I had a bigger space to accommodate more… At least I’ll know for next time! With everything that’s going on at the moment, I feel like I’ve not had 5 minutes to myself. The new Boost juice bar opened in town last month and I’ve been itching to visit, so last weekend I grabbed Justine to try it out with me.

After an agonising choice and a panic order (I have no idea why I have such issues about making decisions)I opted for the delicious Tropical Crush, a fruit crush made with mango, banana, tropical juice, sorbet and ice. While Justine chose a much healthier green juice, which now I’m looking on the site for, I can’t actually find. Filled with fresh fruit and goodness but at £4something a pop, they’re not the cheapest way to get a health kick. The staff seemed nice and while we were waiting we had a little try of Banana Buzz, a low fat smoothie made from banana, honey, no fat milk, low fat soy, vanilla yoghurt and ice! And tonight when I nipped in to see the lovely folks at Lush about some goodies for my event, I decided to stop by and treat myself to one. Definitely worth a visit, if you can suffer the pretty high price tag!

Playsuit & sandals: Topshop, sunglasses: Rayban, bag: Mulberry

Justine’s dress: Topshop


  1. July 23, 2013 / 10:37 am

    You look like you're having a great time and how did I miss those green sandals – I love! £4 a pop for a juice is a little pricey – I talked myself out of a £3 cinammon pretzel this week. Just thinking of my waistline.

    • July 23, 2013 / 9:51 pm

      thanks, Sue! They're actually a couple of seasons old now and slightly wrecked since one of the buckles got too hot and became misshaped while I was away in Mykonos! Yeah I thought they were quite a lot but then I buy Innocent smoothies which are usually about £2 a pop and these were a lot bigger.. so maybe they are worth the price tag?

  2. July 23, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    Oh wow, I can just imagine how much work it is to organize a bloggers meet up especially on a larger scale. Good on you for doing this. You've just reminded me to start juicing and making smoothies again. It's been a while since I bothered.

    • July 23, 2013 / 9:53 pm

      Ha I know, I'm not sure what I was thinking when I let myself in for it! I've got around 50 bloggers so it's not a huge scale but now all I can think is that I'm going to be disappointing people who didn't get in there quick enough for an invite!! And of course stressing about goody bags… As if I didn't have enough to be getting on with right now!

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