On Saturday was in town. This particular vintage fair is one of the biggest in the UK and it travels from town to town, so when it turned up in Oxford I knew that I just had to go!
Before hitting up the vintage fair I had my usual warm water and lemon before hitting the gym. I decided to do an all over body workout lifting heavy weights and a 10 minute warm up on the treadmill, such a great workout.
When I got home I made a lovely warm bowl of oats on the hob. These were incredible, I love making my oats on the hob when I have the time as they come out much creamier compared to the microwave. I made the oats using unsweetened almond milk and water then added a chopped apple, maple syrup, cinnamon and peanut butter to take these to the next level of deliciousness.
There was quite a queue to get into the vintage fair. It was definitely worth the wait though, with over 40 stalls there was plenty to see and rummage through. After a couple of hours of trying lots of dresses I finally settled on a lovely polka dot number that I love. There were a couple of other dresses that I liked but I didn’t feel that they were very me.
Whilst out I picked up lunch from one of the eateries in the . I went for a salad of 3 parts including mixed vegetables, a quinoa salad and a butter bean salad in a tomato sauce topped with grilled haloumi cheese. Heaven!
I went to visit the green grocer too and luckily he had some squash for sale. Unfortunately, there was no kabocha squash, but he did have acorn squashes and spaghetti squash. He also gave me some pattypan squashes for free which I have never tried before. I cannot wait to get stuck into these.
This slice of carrot cake had my name on it:
I enjoyed this whilst I was waiting for my train back home. I only live 10 minutes away from the city centre, but it’s so much easier to catch the train than actually try and find parking in Oxford, but that’s a whole other story. However, in this instance waiting for my train worked in my favour as Igot to enjoy this gorgeous carrot cake with a chai tea latte before heading home.
For dinner I made a chilli beef stir fry bursting with veggies, steamed broccoli and peanuts for extra crunch. This really had a chilli kick, but I love spicy food so this really hit the spot. I rarely use beef in stir fries, but I really should as it tastes great.
Dessert was one of my favourite yoghurt messes:
Full fat Greek yoghurt with frozen berries, dried fruit and nuts and raw chocolate. A little bowl of deliciousness to see me through the evening.
Well, that’s my post all wrapped up. It really was a lovely Saturday and I love looking at things from the past so it was great checking out the fashions from years gone by and that carrot cake was just divine.
Do you love vintage clothes? Have you ever been to a vintage fair?
What is your favourite squash? Obviously mine has to be kabocha followed by the crown prince squash.