Friday Favourites

FRIDAY FAVOURITES time again friends!! I love it. I love Fridays. And I love you.


1. Triple Chocolate Oats.


Banana Oatbran with cocoa powder, topped with homemade DCD and a Hot Cocoa Fudge Baby.


I lay down in a state of complete bliss after eating this. HA that rhymes…!

THE best bowl of oats. Ever.


2. Being on a sugar high. Not really an unusual occurrence for me, but it’s just as great every time SmileDSC06797

Yeah, blame these bad boys, and my mum for being a primary school teacher who hands out fruit bars to the good kids instead of chocolate buttons like everyone else does.DSC06822

She knows these make me high, and make me feel like the 8 year old I know I am inside, so she gives me them when I have been good. Daughter points for ironing = fruity bars!! Open-mouthed smile


3. A practise run for my trial! Tomorrow I will be participating in a:parkrun

Parkruns are free weekly timed 5k’s, and there’s one that happens to be on the exact same course as the one my upcoming trial will be on! So I thought I’d do a bit of prep and check it out! Not aiming to break any records tomorrow, but just see what I’ll be up against course-wise in a fortnight’s time!DSC06813

Still SUPER excited though for my first Parkrun! Got my ‘barcode’ ticket thing ready! Open-mouthed smile


4. Banana hunts. You may or may not know, but I hide bananas. This is so that they can get nice and ripe so I can use them in the kitchen without anyone eating them first. Only problem is, I often forget where I put them… So after a loooong hunt, I opened my airing cupboard and saw


Can YOU spot my banana?

 AhHA! Found ya you little yellow devil!! DSC06826

Then I remembered. I put it there yesterday. Darn.

5. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin for One. DSC06818

After seeing Katie’s post today (I know, I know, I have a crush on her!), realising I had to make that goodness immediately, and then embarking on my hunt, I threw the ingredients together (+ chocolate chips of course!), nuked it the the microwave for 90 secs, and voila!


To show you my gratitude and undying love Katie, I put it on the Peter Rabbit plate I know you like so much.


I love you Katie. I love you Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffin. This is actually the best thing EVER, and I WILL be making this every day of my life until I die. Or until I am unlucky on a Banana Hunt.


What are YOUR Friday Favourites? Tell me please, and I will send you a virtual hug.


What are you looking forward to this weekend? I have my run tomorrow morning, and am seeing the movie The King’s Speech too with my friends! Also seeing Black Swan over the next few days as well! Not to mention Pancake Sunday and tackling those Sunday Hills!


Have an amazing weekend friends!!


26 Responses

  1. aw I love Park Runs! Good luck xx

  2. MMM I need to go grocery shopping so I can make those muffins! It looks bombtastic!

  3. I love your foodpyramid! Chocolate definitey owns the bottom! ha ha!!

    Emjoy your pre-race race tomorrow! I will be channeling your talent duing my20 miler and picturing a chocolate treat post run!!!

  4. I love your Peter Rabiit Plate! It reminds me of my childhood in England!!! 🙂 I’ve got to try that Muffin!!! 😀

  5. Good luck on your 5k run! My Friday favorite is the best power yoga class I just got back from. Have an awesome weekend!

  6. I hide bananas too! Hahahahha I found one under my dresser last week. It was black.

  7. Haha you make me laugh! Hiding your bananas? I live by myself every other week so I dont have to hide mine… I do play “find your keys” every morning though. Thats fun. Good luck on the 5k tomorrow morning! I know you’ll do great 🙂

  8. Oh wow, and I didn’t think it was possible for me to *heart* you any more than I already did.

    Plus, you were serious about the hiding banana thing, which is just about the cutest thing I’ve heard in a while (and most hilarious!).

    And finally… yay Peter Rabbit!!!!

    This post made me all sorts of happy :).

  9. I love anything with chocolate and oats! I just ate some homemade chocolate oatmeal cookies!

  10. I hide bananas too!! I have 1 pretty ripe one hiding right now and 4 green ones getting ready. My family eats them before they get to my preferred ripeness so they ALWAYS get eaten before I would enjoy them.

    My friday favorite is second skin kit! I get terrible blisters on my ankles and I tried this out for the first time. It worked so well!!!

  11. Free weekly 5k’s that are timed!? How cool is that!

    My Friday fave are super charge me cookies! I made a batch for the first time tonight and they are soo good!!! 🙂

  12. Awww… I die everytime I read your blog!! One delish recipe after another… and what are chocolate buttons?? They sound pretty amazing!!
    Good luck on your run!!
    Love your cute outfit, Your goreous girl!

  13. Good luck with your Parkrun!

    My Friday favourite was the run I got in yesterday. Actually at pace, and the 3rd in 7 days, with no pain. Yeeha!

    Weekend plans to see a friend, and hopefully go to a vegan restaurant and see some jazz. Once I’ve finished my thesis work that is..

    Have fun!

  14. YES those muffins look SO GOOD! and ahahah you hide your nanners!! love it.. thats a first! AHHH I WANT YOUR OATS IM STARVING and about to make mine 😀

  15. I’m a new follower of your blog and figured I’d come and say hi! There aren’t many UK bloggers that I know of, so it’s great to find one! Great blog, the last few days I’ve literally been reading through everyone of your posts. Yes it took me ages, but well worth it! Oh and the muffin looks YUM! 🙂

  16. Yay- have fun on your parkrun 🙂
    I am loving that I am now on half term! Yay!

  17. Those oats look epic! My Friday fave is just feeling generally awesome!

  18. school bars look cool! I am such a sucker for new bars!

  19. Good luck with your 5k:D
    My friday favorite was a bunch a new jar of coconut butter!

  20. The oats do look super fab 🙂

    That is so funny that you hide bananas—most people hide things like chocolate! haha, but I can totally see why 🙂

  21. Haha, the banana hunt! Amazing. I tend to hide things accidentally, i.e. buy them, not put them away where they belong and then find them a week later when they’ve gone all gross 😦
    Good luck for the run! xxx

  22. Hahaha Your posts totally crack me up! I love that you go on banana hunts! 🙂 Mmmm those muffins looks so tasty, I’m headed to Katie’s blog now to check out the recipe! Oh, and I missed commenting on your last post but I wanted to say that a HUMMUS BAR sounds freakin’ amazing! I can’t wait to see what you get there! And at Whole Foods, So excited for your trip!

  23. I want that muffin!! I’m looking forward to going down the shore this weekend 😀

    Good luck at your race :).

  24. what the heck is a school bar? girl your hair is so long!

  25. This comment is terribly late!

    This weekend I am looking forward to getting some darn sleep finally I hope!

    But in response to your comment: I really would not admire me. You’re lovely to say so, but my reasons for running so much are not all healthy ones: I run to cope with anxiety, as well as because I love it. The reason I don’t take rest days is because I’m generally more sore and stiff with them than without them…I suppose I’m like the Energizer Bunny in that once I stop I grind to a halt and can’t get going again.

    I also suffer from lengthy periods of mania whereby I literally cannot sit still, and need something to burn the excess nervous energy away, otherwise I’d be carted off in a straight jacket! My scoliosis also makes it very painful to sit, and running loosens things up a lot/stops my back seizing up.

    However, yes I do get tired a lot, not so much sore and achy but I am in quite a bit of pain most of the time. Most of that is due to my scoliosis though, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend that anyone else follows the same kind of regime as me. Rest days are there for a reason: to allow your body to heal. Because I can’t/won’t rest, I pick up a LOT of injuries and it’s very likely that I’ll need a knee replacement by the time I’m thirty, where as you’ll be running right into your eighties and nineties : )

    And I in turn admire you! I might run long distances but I am rubbish at 5Ks: I don’t get going until the 10 mile point! I used to be better at them but nowadays the shorter, speedy runs knock me for six.

    Keep doing what’s best for YOUR body, because it’s a darn fab one (mine is shot to pieces at twenty five!)


  26. That banana-hiding is genius! The bonus of living on my own is that I know, if I’ve saved the last of something and am looking forward to it, it’s still going to be there – NOT the case when I loved at home so I feel your pain 🙂
    Hope the run was good!

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