Our first Christmas in our first home

I’m so excited, not only is it almost December but we’re also hosting Christmas for the very first time and we’re doing it in our first home.

I love Christmas and my Danish family Christmas is full of traditions – firstly, Christmas is on the 24th, we eat duck and pork for main and finish it off with rice pudding (omg it’s good):
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We dance around the Christmas tree singing carols and we then open our presents. Last year’s tree (sissy and Welly’s heads included too):

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This year I’m wanting to make the house on the lake into a cosy cave of loveliness, my inspiration is a Scandinavian Christmas. Again my obsessing with Pinterest is coming through and I’ve created a bit of a mood board: I love bringing the outdoors inside:

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Or this:

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I’m hoping for a big tree too and love the red, white, gold and woody colours of the decorations:

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Now I just need to go get it all 🙂 what will your theme be this year?

Make the most of your mornings

As I’m sure you’ve realised by now I love my mornings and if you follow me on Instagram you will know that last Tuesday was pretty epic.

The house on the lake has many perks – 1, it’s bigger than the room we shared for a good two years 2, the garden is a sun trap 3, I have my own kitchen and plenty of space in the fridge and 4, the nature around here is beautiful and it makes me happy.

Luckily my holiday coincided with us moving so I’ve had time to explore, create and generally gloat a bit (sorry, it has just been better than I ever imagined)!

It’s all in the name of being active so I got up and made a beetroot, ginger, celery and carrot juice for Welly and I before he was off to work to set us both up for the day. I was then ready for my walk, where I met these fellas:
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After a brisk walk to warm- and wake up my body I did my Tone it up HIIT workout followed by a relaxing yoga session:

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I then got to use my newest ‘gadget’ – the infamous poached egg maker. Now if you’re like me rubbish at making these delicious eggs without a little help you must try this little fella:

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It resulted in this – the perfect start to my day off:

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What does your perfect morning look like?

Natural comes naturally – breakfast

Part of staying on top of my game as well as prioritising and taking care of myself is to eat a diet of natural foods that bring me energy and joy!

Having been raised on a Scandinavian diet of fish, meat, rye bread, oats and plenty of fruit and veg eating natural whole foods come naturally to me.

It’s never been trendier to be healthy (thank goodness) and my favourite Welch lass over at let her eat clean and I have enjoyed many great talks over rye bread, avocado and smoked salmon.

In order to have energy to do what I want to do I always try and start my day with a protein rich breakfast.

I can find it hard to be creative during breakfast time and know that many get bored of the seemingly uninspiring choices out there. I completely get it but I try to be a bit creative and so I want to share some must-try ideas with you.

Give these a go and I promise you’ll feel great:
– Toasted rye bread with cottage cheese, avocado and tomato
– Soft boiled egg with spinach, avocado and a bit of chilli
– porridge with almond milk, flaxseed and blueberries
– Greek yogurt with chai seed, honey and fresh strawberries
– Turkish inspired omelette with olives, tomatoes and a bit of halluomi on the side:

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For a healthy celebratory inspiration and perhaps an alternative to the Great British fry up try this meal which we had for my mum’s birthday breakfast (it includes champagne whoop):
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And if you have a bit more time or just want to be creative I would highly recommend the Protein Loving Veggie’s free breakfast guide – yum! However, sometimes when I have a super busy week I make sure I boil some eggs, keep them in the fridge and have them along with Avocado and tomato purée – that’s my express go-to favourite!

What’s your favourite healthy breakfast?