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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Kelly’s World Week’s 12, 13 and 14

Welcome back to my diary series, starting 22nd May 2017 up until today, Sunday 11th June.

In these diaries, I welcome you into my life and talk about blogging, my health, my diet, exercise and life in general.

I can’t believe I’ve gotten so behind with these posts, you would normally get a diary post each week but today you are getting three in one. It’s been a challenging few weeks. With highs and lows in life and blogging.

I’m not even sure how to write this one or where to start so I’m just going to type and see what happens. I think the best posts are often those where I just ramble and don’t change it too much once it’s written. It’s more real, raw if you like. So here goes.

The Best Version of Kelly

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Kelly’s World Week 11

Welcome to week 11 of my diary series, starting Monday 15th May 2017.

I literally can’t believe I am already on week 11 of this series! Time really does go so quickly.

World Peace Cafe Leicester Rainbow Jacket Potato Vegan and Gluten Free


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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Kelly’s World Week 10

Welcome to week ten of my diary series, starting Monday 8th May 2017.

If you’ve not read one of my diaries before, they are where I update you on my life, my blog and my journey to improve my health naturally and become the best version of Kelly. See previous diary posts here.

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Kelly’s World / Diary Week 9

Welcome to week nine of my diary series, starting from May 1st 2017.

The Best Version Of Kelly

What happened to week eight I hear you all shout. My last diary post covered weeks six and seven, or so I thought. I had already done week six so the last one was actually weeks seven and eight. None of you noticed my error (tut tut.) It’s now been rectified, if I hadn’t changed it then it would have bugged me forever!

Why did numbering them seem like a clever idea?!

First things first, I really need to buy a diary and make notes as doing this from memory is not very reliable! It’s all true but I probably miss plenty of stuff out. Have you ever tried to buy a current diary in May? Don’t, all you will find are academic ones and they don’t start till August. (rolls eyes at self) I need to just write in a notebook don’t I.

Here goes then from memory.

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

4 Nights at Haven Allhallows


Haven Allhallows

On Easter Monday we drove down to Kent for our annual visit to a Haven caravan park. We've been going each year since Annie was born and have visited sites in Dorset, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. This was our first trip to Kent. 


The Kent Haven is situated in Allhallows on the estuary of the river Thames. The site is smaller than some yet manages to fit in just as many amenities and activities. It's a pretty, clean and well presented site with great views out across the estuary.
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Something I Haven’t Told You Yet and What I Have Achieved on This Journey So Far

I started this blog on New Year’s Day to chart the changes I want to make in my life this year.

I have many reasons to make changes. I suffer with depression, anxiety and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). I have also been dealing with a serious fear of judgement.

This post will update you on how I am doing with those changes and also let you know something I haven't shared yet.

The Best Version Of Kelly

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Kelly’s World and Diary (Weeks 7 and 8)

Welcome to week’s seven and eight of my diary series, starting Monday 17th April 2017.

You’re getting two for one this week as I decided last week to award myself a week off from blogging. Much as I adore blogging, I have been posting pretty much three times a week for four months now and I just felt I needed a break to give me some space to get caught up in a few other areas of life.


Haven Allhallows deckchair the best version of kelly

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

A Cocktail Masterclass


A couple of weeks ago I was invited over to Nottingham with 11 other bloggers for a cocktail masterclass. I certainly didn't have to spend long deciding whether to go or not! 

We got to spend two hours sat on the terrace of Nottingham bar Brass Monkey in the sun drinking cocktails and chatting with Nick Fox, a cocktail expert who launched the Loves Cocktails festival in Leeds in 2013.

Nottingham Loves Cocktails


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Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Best Nachos Ever, Dr Pepper Marinated Pork and Lots of Tequila

A couple of weeks ago my husband Ross and I were invited to the new menu launch event at Bodega in Leicester. Having been to the restaurant before we knew we had to attend. We both love Mexican food so Bodega is right up our street. 

Bodega Leicester

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Monday, 17 April 2017

Kelly’s Diary Week 6 - Including Blogging Fun, School Holiday Fears and the Queen

Welcome to week six of my diary series, starting Monday 10th April 2017.

I’ve had only positive feedback on these diaries so far so hopefully that means you’re all enjoying them. I will still aim to improve them each week. 

For a start, I currently write this from memory, making notes during the week would probably be a better idea! I also need to learn how to edit my pictures (insert laughing emoji!)

The Best Version Of Kelly
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Two Spice Mix Recipes – Cajun and Fajita

If you want a great tasting, easy to make and sugar free spice mix recipe then you won't go far wrong with these Cajun and Fajita ones. 

Cajun Spice Mix
Cajun Mix

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Mexican Beef Burger Recipe Using The Hackit

I have wanted to share my Mexican burger recipe with you all for a while now and so when 2tech got in touch with me and asked if I would like to review their latest product launch, the hackit, I knew it would make perfect sense to combine the two.
Mexican Beef Burger Recipe
The Hackit

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Monday, 10 April 2017

5th Weekly Diary Including CFS lows, Blogging Highs, Diet and Exercising

Welcome to week five of my diary series.

The Best Version Of Kelly

I’m a bit late getting the diary post out this week. My diaries so far have run from Saturday until Friday. I’m going to move that forward a couple of days to make it Monday to Sunday as it’s so much more logical. This one therefore goes from Saturday 1st April until yesterday, the 9th April.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Bistrot Pierre

On Sunday, it was my husband Ross’s birthday and we had an opportunity to have lunch out so we booked into one of our favourite Leicester restaurants, Bistrot Pierre. The chain started in the East Midlands and now has locations all over the UK.

Bistrot Pierre Leicester
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Why has Healthy Eating Become So Confusing?

As those of you who read my blog regularly will know, I am currently trying to ‘eat healthy.’

I’m doing this to improve my well being as I hope in turn this will help me better manage my health. It’s also a great thing to do anyway. Good food helps your body function at its best. It’s common sense that eating well will make us look and feel healthier.

What exactly does eating healthy mean nowadays though?

Healthy Eating Cook Books

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