Daily Life

Taking Stock : October 2016

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Making : salads
Cooking : salmon for dinner tonight
Drinking : sparkling water which gives the bubba hiccups
Reading : baking blogs which makes me want a Kitchenaid mixer
Wanting : to eat crusty bread and salted butter
Looking : heavily pregnant
Playing : trains with Bunty
Wasting : an eggplant today because I failed at making baba ganoush
Sewing : nothing because I am not a sewing type of gal
Wishing : for a good tv show to binge watch – any suggestions?
Enjoying : the last day of my 4 day long weekend!
Waiting : for my Apple Watch Series 2 to arrive
Liking : the fact that I will be on full-time maternity leave soooooon
Wondering : if my waters will break early because the baby’s head is fully engaged and giving me lightning crotch
Loving : life
Hoping : to tick off my long to-do list before bubba arrives
Marvelling : at the fact that I didn’t take an afternoon nap
Needing : to declutter ASAP
Smelling : like smoky eggplant
Wearing : what I wore to bed last night and not even feeling bad about it
Following : less people on Instagram because they go OTT with Instagram stories
Noticing : that it’s nearly time to cook dinner
Knowing : that I am loved
Thinking : of what to order next time we go to Dainty Sichuan
Feeling : really good
Bookmarking : recipes I want to try
Opening : a new jar of olives
Giggling : with Bunty

Thanks for reading peeps!

Snapshots Of Life // March 2016

It’s been nearly 6 months since I last blogged!!!  *insert shock-faced emoji*

Once upon a time, post-wedding and pre-baby, I did blog-related stuff all the time.

Anyway, it turns out that I have a life outside of the blogging world and I’m rewinding time back to March this year and sharing a few snapshots…


LISS  //  LISS stands for low intensity steady state cardio.  I had started doing Kayla Itsines’ BBG workout to get fit for the year and I was making sure that I documented every step { pun intended! } of my journey…otherwise it didn’t really happen, right?!  FYI – probably not the wisest move to do LISS in my footwear of choice *ahem*

YSL Rose Scabiosa 48

PEDICURE  //  My 2 yo has expensive taste in nail polish!  Out of the bajillions of nail polishes I own, she chose YSL La Laque Couture 48 Rose Scabiosa – and I hadn’t even used it on my nails yet!

Simply 7 Hummus Chips

SNACKS  //  I was sent a packet of Simply 7 Hummus Chips, ate it, liked it and bought more.  Seeing as I was trying to get fit, these seemed like a healthier option than normal potato chips.

brunch with Geek

BRUNCH  //  Online friendships are a wonderful thing and I am grateful that some online friendships translate to real-life friendships.  I am also grateful for brunch!!!

toddler at first dental visit

#WHATNOTTODOATTHEDENTIST  //  Bunty had her first dental check-up AKA ride in the dental chair…whilst eating a banana with legs akimbo!  As you do.

Womens Weekly Eat Clean with Superfoods Cookbook

EAT CLEAN  //  It was around mid-March when I decided to up the ante on my new fitness and health regime by stopping my daily junk food consumption and by adopting a clean-eating diet.  You know sh*t is getting real when you decide to flatlay your new “eat clean” cookbook.

Gucci Eau De Parfum II

SCENT  //  A lovely colleague gifted me a bottle of Gucci Eau De Parfum II after I mentioned that I used to wear it in my twenties.  Maybe she thinks I smell…??!!

There were plenty of other things that happened in March…  Like the day that I had a HUGE fight with my husband and I stormed out the house…but I’ll save that for another blog post for another day.

How was your March?  Can you remember that far back?  What’s been happening in your life lately?

P.S.  Now that I’ve ended my blogging break, my fingers are so itchy to blog more and more and more…so please stay tuned 😀


Snapshots Of Life // 2016 Part 1

beef bourguignon

SALTY  //  Made beef bourguignon today for our Valentines’ dinner.  I followed Chelsea Winter’s recipe without any meddling but it turned out a tad too salty for our tastebuds.  That said, we loved the richness and depth of flavours.  But next time I make it, I will make sure I tweak it Ling style 🙂

H&M ripped jeans

RIPPED  //  H&M jeans that I managed to squeeze into.  Total bargain at $5.  FIVE freaking dollars.  Why didn’t I buy another pair??


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