Long bank holiday/Easter weekend

Snuggled in bed, catch up tv on and a cup of tea on my bedside table…perfect end to a busy day back at work. The morning alarm wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be, and I’m still buzzing from the weekend, so I thought I’d let you know what I got up to!

The weekend started off with fabulous weather and a really lovely catch up with my uncle in Winchester. A long walk, chatting and lunch, was just what we needed.

On Saturday came the rain and a spontaneous coffee/catch up with a friend, then my favorite part of the weekend…a 5k color run!
I’m a passionate runner, and have been for the past 2 years. I started off by downloading the ‘Couch to 5K’ app on my phone, after being inspired by a girl I follow on Twitter. Ever since I have built up miles, and speed, which I’m quite proud of myself for, and continue to set goals. Sorry, getting side tracked, back to the color run…now the name says it all. “Who would want paint thrown at them, though?” my mum asked…well, its not actually paint, its colored cornstarch…cool, right?! Yeah, I had no idea either! We started off with a warm up and throwing packets of ‘paint’ at each other, then we were off! I went in wanting to beat my personal best, and that is what I did. I am really proud of myself for accomplishing it but most of all, I had fun doing it. All in all it was a brilliant event to raise money for a good cause and very well planned/organized, despite the gail force winds, hail, rain and thunderstorm that set upon us mid run!

The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, sleeping, another coffee date with a friend and catching up with my parents and family! Alongside a few Easter eggs, of course! Perfect way, to a perfect bank holiday/Easter weekend!
I hope you all had a fabulous one too. Now for some shut eye, before a new day begins.

Sweet dreams,

Emma x

Well hello there!

Hi everyone and welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog/follow me!

Its been a while since I have written a post (I used to have another blog) and after reading my friends, I’ve been inspired to get back into it!
So, lets get started…as the name of my blog states, I’m an active girl and loving life. Running is my passion and something I have really gotten into over the past 2 years. I’m also a serious coffee lover and passionate baker/cook, so pretty much anything to do with food. You may notice quite a few posts will be about exercise/foodie events, so be warned! I adore spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling, photography, reading and plonking myself in one of many of my favorite cafes, people watching and drinking coffee.
When I’m not running or spending time in the kitchen, I work as a nanny…I love being with children, experiencing, growing and caring for them. Its always been a passion of mine and I wouldn’t dream of doing anything else.

That pretty much sums me up. I’m really looking forward to getting back into blogging, and hope you will enjoy reading/following me, as much as I do writing 🙂

Until next time,

Emma x