• FOOD,  LIFESTYLE,  TRAVEL,  Uncategorized

    Summer vibes

    I am loving the summer vibes I’ve been getting this weekend, so I thought I’d share some snaps from across this weekend and last as I inspire myself for the week ahead with some of my favourite things right now. 

    Peonies – the hottest flower of the season and I love this colour!

    I’ve been on a mission to educate myself and eat better. I’m not sure if kale chips are the healthiest snack in the world, but they are oh so good! Really easy to make too. 


    I’ve heard lots of people go on about how they are on green juice and how healthy it is to be on green juice, but I’ve always been a little bit hesitant to try because of the striking moss green colour. This weekend I decided to give it ago (persuaded by a giant sign at bus stop would you believe) and I loved it! It taste good and it has lots of ingredients like ginger and spinach, which I am consciously trying to eat more off for a healthy digestive system. 

    I also want to eat more turmeric, but have yet to find a way to fit that spice into my everyday diet. If anyone has any good ideas, or recipes on that please do let me know below, or leave me a comment on one of my social media accounts. 

    Next up are some flashback images of Notting hill, from last weekend. I went looking for frames, but didn’t find any. It was nice to stroll through the crowds though and be a tourist for a couple of hours.

    I love this wall because it has fun scrabble letters on it. I’ve taken many pictures of it before but what’s one more for th collection. This can be seen on route to the market from Notting Hill Gate so look out for it if you’re ever in London, and let me know if you’ve seen it already. 

    I hope you had a lovely weekend and please do let me know any thoughts or comments on today’s blog. If you have any recommendations for healthy reciepes too that you can share, I’d love to try them. 
    Much love 

    Xox

  • BLOG

    Oprah’s top tips on how to stay positive

    I loved these top tips from Oprah on how to stay positive!

    What are you passionate about? What makes you come alive? When you are in your highest positive state you are free to create, to build, to grow whatever is in your hands.

    I don’t know about you, but I think it’s so easy to get so caught up with life and the day to day situations that they become a distraction (sometimes a steadfast distraction at that) to who we really are, and what we are on this planet to do.

    She hits on a great point that we all want to be seen, but the true reality is that until we truly take time to discover ourselves, love ourselves, and develop our gifts and talents, then we will always be chasing empty shadows. It’s not what ‘they say’ about you that counts, it’s what you say about yourself. And people will ‘see you’ when you see yourself. It’s too easy to focus so much on the external situations and circumstances that are constantly changing, and neglect looking after and nurturing our own souls. It’s ironic when the reality of it all is that we really only have the power to change ourselves.

    I’m probably going off on a rant here, so I’ll stop, but it’s so refreshing to have this conversation on British TV. I feel that it’s an area we seem to shy away talking about on our daytime chat shows.

    I’ve been doing some self-evaluation recently on a few areas of my life, and if there is one lesson I can say that has stood out for me this year is to stop running from what we fear. To stop running from what we think we cannot handle, because we cannot overcome what we will not confront.

    Ok so a deep topic for Saturday morning, but I hope it encourages you to enjoy yourself today and take off some of those pressures your shoulders to be seen. Just be you beautiful!

    It’s bank holiday weekend, and I am off to visit the market! Do share if you like the post, and image I created. I’ve been teaching myself Illustrator lately, and it’s so much fun. I love this colour of pink in the quote above.

    Do let me know what you think about Oprah’s comments below, and have a fantastic day!

    Love ya!

    xox

     

     

     

  • FOOD

    Spring salad recipe

    Spring is in the air! Those cherry blossoms are blooming. Oh how I love those pretty pink trees!

    We’ve had some beautiful days in LondonTown, with the sunshine showing off its glorious rays. And it’s not been that cold either!

    Now it’s rather unusual of me to crave salad, but I had a great urge to make a mozzarella, Avacado and tomato salad the other day. I took some video footage and I thought I might share with you today. I’ll leave my very simple recipe below for those who would like to try my version of a yummy Spring salad.

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    To make this beautiful salad I used:

    1 Avacado

    6 cherry tomatoes halfed

    1 mozzarella ball

    Half a bag of baby spinach

    A drizzle of olive oil

    A generous drizzle of balsamic vinegar

    Spring of rock salt

    One squeeze of a lemon wedge
    Have fun! Xox

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  • BLOG,  FOOD

    Cheese, broccoli and chorizo pasta dish

    I am late again in giving you this recipe, but as I look forward to making this very meal for dinner this evening, I thought it fitting to share with you all today.

    You’ll need:

    1 chorizo ring

    1 bag of whole-wheat pasta

    1 tree of broccoli

    1 courgette

    Many sprinkles of your favourite cheese (I choose mature cheddar)

     Cut up the chorizo ring into coins, and fry in a large pan with a spot of olive oil (the chorizo will provide an oil that will later coat your pasta, and in my opinion, this finishes the dish off. Boil the broccoli in a pan for 10 minutes, and some whole wheat (or your choice of pasta) in another pan. This will take between 7-12 minutes depending on which pasta you decided to use. Once all components are drained, and ready to eat, mix together in your biggest pot. Sprinkle with your favourite cheese to finish, and viola! My simple and super tasty pasta dish.

    I had this for lunch today, and it was simply divine! I hope you like!

  • BLOG,  TRAVEL

    It’s good to take a break

    After months of wanting to take a break from my personal social media page, I have finally did it. It feel so good.

    I came across the image below and thought it was perfect for tonight’s blog. Too often we can become so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget the importance, or free guilty for taking time out to invest our energy into ourselves, or into other things. What we need to remind ourselves is that taking breaks are healthy. There are many studies that show taking regular breaks from your desk or daily job is an essential component to increase productivity.

    I love pondering on this thought. Taking a break is an art, and as art is an expression it takes various combinations of colours, strokes and time. Whether a break for you is to be in the busiest of cafes with a book, or in a tranquil room having a beauty treatment. Whatever form that takes for you, do your best to set some time aside to perfecting this art for you.

    Today I decided to take a break from Facebook! I’ve been wanting to do it for months, and for the next season I will now be Facebook free (apart from my website page of course). It feels so good! …My Facebook sabbatical!