| Lifestyle | Drive In Movies ~ Harry Potter

Okay so this is a super exciting post! If you are looking for something fun/ different to do I suggest you keep reading to hear about my trip to the Glencoe Mountains for a Drive In Movie…

 

Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone

 

So a couple of weekends ago my friend and I road-tripped up to the mountains to experience our first (but now deffo not last) drive-in movie! As she lives in Edinburgh and I stay in Glasgow it made sense for her to drive through on Friday night and stay with me so we could set off bright and early on our journey.

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| Festival Feels | Hebcelt ~ Isle of Lewis

As per usual, my lack of consistency with blog post strikes again.

 

But for very good reason, I’ve been back home to the Outer Hebrides for a huge occasion, my big sisters wedding!!

 

Anyways the first stop on my journey home was a trip to the most northern isle in the outer hebrides to attend HEB CELT. This is an annual music festival that is held in the castle grounds from Thursday-Sunday. It’s filled with fun, food and music. What more can you ask for. Its iconic setting also makes it – the castle in the background and overlooking the harbour.

This year I knew I had to return for the first time in four years as the line up in my opinion was perfection. Trail West, Tide Lines, Skipinnish, Deacon Blue and The Fratellis to name a few.

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| Lifestyle | ASOS Playsuit/ Summer Dress Edit

Hello hello,

The summer is just round the corner and so far we have had such sunny weeks here in Scotland!! Who needs to travel abroad on days like this! I’m loving it!

 

Anyways all this fab weather has got me in the mood to start looking for some holiday pieces. And so far I have amassed quite the collection of playsuits and summer dresses from of course the absolute go to online retailer… ASOS.

 

So if this sounds like your kinda thang…

 

Continue scrolling…

 

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| Lifestyle | Things I Have Learnt In My 8 Weeks of Yoga

 

Hello hello,

 

If you are looking to take up yoga and want to know a little bit more about it,  what you’re letting yourself in for down to the nitty-gritty stuff, this is probably not the post for you!

This is the I’m an absolute beginner unexpected happenings of the last 8 weeks/ fun facts…

 

Yoga is not as easy as I assumed

 

Basically I went into yoga thinking fab! This will be chilled – meditation – I will leave here feeling so Zen! And yes you do… but to get to that stage for an unbalanced clumsy mess like me is a lot of wobbles and confused looks around the room (Help me – what am I doing).

 

Breathing is Difficult 

 

This is not just any breathing, Ujjayi breathing is usually the first thing we do in my classes. I might be slightly exaggerating but breathing in and out for someone elses sloooow count of 5 can make you light-headed. I guess this adds to the overall calm and zen vibes.

 

Don’t practice a shoulder stand alone

 

So its a few weeks into classes now and people have progressed a lot from day 1. I decided to try up my game and join the shoulder stand club. So instead of the embarrassment of going for it in class I thought why not practice in my flat. Great idea. I managed it! Pretty much straight away might I add! But with the excitement came a backwards flip over my neck annnnd a long flat lie on my floor to stop the pain… Kinda glad this wasn’t a class event witnessed by plenty. But also ouch what I did serious damage?? No help for me!

 

Your Mental Health will Improve 

 

Yoga is unreal for not only you physical but also your mental health. I can’t explain how much happier it makes me. I feel less stressed out in life. It is literally my happy place. One class a week is not enough but for now will do.

 

You will gain a core

 

Before my first ever yoga class my core was non existant. And I struggled. If you havent already got a good core, you will…

 

 

Namaste

 

Have you ever tried a Yoga class?

 

 

Shona Marie

 

| Flab to Fab | The Beginning…

Happy happy New Year!

 

I hope everyone’s new year has got off to a great start, unfortunately for me mine has been pretty poor. Starting with a chest infection/ horrendous flu that began on Boxing Day and hasn’t completely cleared yet, but is definitely manageable now.

I have decided that 2018 is my year for sorting my fitness and getting back to a body I feel comfortable in – because let’s face it last year is the most unhappy I’ve ever been in my body – annnnd I’m thinking if I blog about it, I cannot let myself fail. So here goes project Flab to Fab! 

I would love you to follow me on my journey. Where we can hopefully motivate and inspire each other-  sharing tips on clean eating, gym plans and progress.

Fingers crossed a few months down the line I’ll be feeling happier and notice a difference…

 

Are You On A Health/Fitness Kick This Year?

 

Shona Marie xo

| Blogmas | Glasgow Christmas Markets

Yaay finally Ciaran and I had a Saturday off together with zero plans soooo its CHRISTMAS MARKET TIMEEE!!! How Exciting!

Every morning en route to work I’ve had to walk through/past the St Enoch Christmas Market on my way to the subway. And every morning my thoughts have been how much longer until I can get in my full Christmas mood, wander about in cosy clothes drinking a Mulled Wine or a Spiced Plum Cider and taste all kinds of market food!

So yes, as its finally here, I am buzzing!

Here are some pictures of what we got up to last Saturday Night…

 

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