One for the bucket list 

So last week I was lucky enough to get tickets for myself, Josh, Khrissie (over at khrissieloves.com) and Nick to got to a silent disco, not just any silent disco, this one wasn’t the natural history museum and what an epic time we had. Rocking around the big dinosaur to all sorts of music. It was so much fun and well worth a boogie! It’s a great chance to release! All I can say guys is add this one to your bucket list!

Easy Granola

I have been super busy these post months! But I have got some delicious recipes and some great things to talk about so keep your eyes peeled and your bellies ready for a treat!
This is the first of a few recipes to try this is a delicious breakfast treat you can prepare at the weekends ready for the week (if you can keep it in the Jar that long).
**please note all the ingredients I use are Organic

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You’ll need:

  • A variety of nuts, I use raw Cashews and Almonds – 2 handfuls of each
  • Seeds – I use raw Sunflower Seeds -2handfuls
  • Goji Berries – 1handful
  • Oats – 4handfuls
  • Desicated Coconut – 1handful
  • Acacia Honey -2-3tablespoons
  • Pinch of Salf
  • Dash of cinamon
  • 1/3 of a vanilla pod

To make:
(this step is optional) Soak the nuts seeds and Goji Berries in water for a minimum of an hour.*
Pre heat the oven to 150°C (fan).
In a bowl mix the berries and nuts with the oats,Acacia honey, Salt, Cinamon and Vanilla.
Take a sheet of baking paper and lay the mix down evenly.
Place in the oven untill starting to brown.
Sprinkle the Desicated Coconut over the browning mixture and place back into the oven.
Once golden brown remove from the oven and leave on the side to cool.
Place into an drystore pot and serve portions for breakfast along with almond milk, and fresh berries.

*I soak the nuts, seeds and berries to release any toxins and help with digestion.

 

Chocolate Treats

The Other weekend me and Josh were setting off to Central London, for some shopping and to see the iconic Harrods Christmas lights! They really do make you feel christmassy. We then went in to see if we could see any decorations for the tree that tickled our fancy, and on the way to the Christmas hall, got completely distracted by the Godiva Chocolate Cafe, and boy what a great distraction it was. With so much chocolate around I think anyone would struggle not going in there.

We were seated really quickly, but then we were left with the difficult decision of what type/form of chocolate should we get? Hot chocolate, cold chocolate drinks,white, Milk or dark, fondue, cake, crepes or chocolates. I mean seriously I’ve never seen such a variety of ways chocolate can be done. So finally having spent a fair bit of time choosing our decisions were made. I opted for a white hot chocolate and josh a dark hot chocolate, along with a chocolate cake layered with mouse and genâche served with a hot chocolate sauce. Essentially chocolate on chocolate.
Yes, it was delicious, yes it was sickly!  It really is a great place to take that Chocolate lover in your life.

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Yoga Time

So yes it has been a very very long time since I last managed to get pen to paper but I have got lots to tell you but I thought it best to start with this post to stretch off and limber up.

So in October I was off to Alexandra Palace with the Lovely Victoria from Fitique, for the OM Yoga Show. We went along to the show to take a look at all the amazing brands available and all the lovely new styles. We met some great brands and caught up with some of the stores stockists. These are some of my personal favourites and what we got up to throughout the day.

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First stop to grab some delicious juices to get our energy up and ready to see lots of exciting exciting brands.

 

 

 

 

 

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We came across the amazing designs form Dharma Bums and these were my ultimate favourite shape style and pattern leggings, I couldn’t ask for more in a legging.

We also got to meet up with the lovely ladies from Emma Nissim and admire all the lovely t-shirt designs that she has here

 

 

 

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As well as getting shopped out we also got to see some amazing yoga and if you want there are plenty of yoga classes to join in on (this isn’t something I realised you could do).

 

 

 

I can highly recommend this yoga to anyone at any level to get themselves to the show next year! Who knows maybe see you there next year! Don’t forget to check out the beautiful view with a sunset on your way out… IMG_3857.JPG

 

Benefit Haul

Benefit Roller Lash and Sun beam
Having recently had a benefit makeover I made a couple of purchases (I definitely have a couple more to make). For me as soon as I saw these two product they were an initial must.

1. Roller lash – I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this before. It does wonders to my eyelashes. This is a new mascara by benefit and I have heard a lot about it, but I guess you never really believe something until you see it for yourself, and now I’ve tried it, I can’t say I’ll ever go back. I’ve had a few high end brand mascaras , Guerlain, Dior and Lancôme to name a few and none have done what benefits roller lash does. It extends my eye lashes and really opens up my eyes. I now cannot recommend this enough to anyone.

2. Sun Beam – This is an absolute essential for a bronzed highlight sitting on the cheek bones it gives the face an instant summer glow – with a slight shimmer. It’s easy application and light on the skin it was perfect for what I wanted. A brilliant beachy look comes very easy with this product. Keep that summer glow this Autumn.

Halkidiki, Greece

Hey long time no speak! I have just come back from a truly beautiful holiday with Josh. It was a week long in what felt like paradise! We flew into Thessaloniki, Greece last Thursday, from there we hired a car and drove to the first peninsular (Kassandra) it was around an hour and a hal drive, but so easy. We arrived late at night to the hotel in Pefkohori Anna Maria Paradise – the area really was a paradise. We woke up earliest ate a buffet breakfast at the hotel and headed to the beach straight away. What a beautiful site, white beaches and beautiful blue clear seas!  

me on the beach in Pefkohori, wearing a new hat I got from the bloggersmarket

 

From there we also then walked into the town where we discovered ice creams were only €1 this made it for us the rest of the holiday was filled with ice creams! They were very delicious too.  

ice creams on the sea front

 
We then walked along to the end of the prominade and stopped in a restaurant called Asterias for a light lunch. It was cheap, delicious and a big portion, we ordered a Greek salad each and this filled us right up. Yum! 

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The next few days were spent in the clear blue waters, sipping cocktails in the beautiful sunshine. It was so lovely and relaxing, we spent a day on a boat that we rented out exploring the coastline from a different angle, this was such great fun – and cheap too! 

yes I was driving

 
We also took a day out to the other side of the peninsular where we went to a sulphur spa – not going to lie I forgot what sulphur smelt like until I went there and it’s not a pleasant smell at all, think rotten egg. None the less we gave it a go, we did only last no longer than 5mins. Then we headed straight to the nearest beach where we did some snorkelling and checked out some of the amazing views. 

trying out the smelly sulphur spa

  

exploring under the sea

 
That evening we treated ourselves to a delicious meal out to trip advisors number #3 restaurant called Bakalis, right on the sea front it was a brilliant location . Where we ordered veg, salad and seafood, there was just so much, we ended up with a table full of food which we both gradually throughout the night made it through. It was slightly pricier here but well worth it. All the food was booming with flavour!  We then took a night walk along the beach and back to our hotel where the Greeks were having a party at the bar that we were invited to join in on, so much fun glasses getting smashed (in true Greek style) and shots flowing!

Josh and the table full of delicious food


  

post Greek Glass Smashing photo

 

Our time was nearly up in this beautiful part of the world, we spent our last day in a slightly different way, in Thessaloniki the second city of Greece. A lovely place (very hot) but lots to see, the old walls of the city (what’s left) that were built BC, Aristole square and the White Tower. Some great sites to visit and really we didn’t have enough time to explore the markets and more of the city. 

     
All I can do is massively recommend this place to go and explore we found so much out, history and culture as well as the tourist things to go and do. The people, are lovely and just so helpful too! 

slender tox tea

So for the past 2 weeks I have been on a 14day slendertoxtea, and I have truly had a great experience, I followed all the advice on the website and the proof really came on Saturday when I went shopping and brought a size 10 dress (normally I’m a 12). I am not saying everyone will have such good results but I really did. 

I feel as though I have a lot more energy and having a flatter stomach is making me feel a lot more confident. All I can say is give it a try, read up about it and see if it works for you too, I am going to be doing another next month too!  

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feeling great after 14days detoxing

Going to ride my bike until I get home…

BobbinThis week has been so busy for me (hence only getting up one post. Sorry!) I went to my first ever silent disco – yes it was amazing, and from videos I now know my singing skills aren’t quite what I thought the were… I also brought a bike so that I can start riding my bike to work, rather than getting the tube. It has knackered me out however I absolutely love it. Lots of fresh air and a great way to start and end the day! Here she is (seen on the left) … name suggestions anyone?

I was very worried on my first day of cycling that it was going to be very dangerous, however with plenty of cycle lanes I have loved every minute of it especially when I am going through the parks! I do also have a helmet and lots of high-Vis and I think this helps feeling safe!

As an extra to my bike I have just brought this bag! Can’t wait to review it when it arrives. It simply fits onto the back of the bike!

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Here’s to week 2! Do any of you cycle to work? Have you got any tips?

Breakfast in Bed

This is a post about how great it is having breakfast in bed, especially on a rainy day like today! This morning I was trying out 2 products, that I have not tried before.

Rosy-Lee

Rosy-Lee

The first I tried was Rosy-Lee, which really does make a great traditionally strong cuppa. Personally I love the branding, playing on the cockney rhyme it’s a brilliant idea and a great product. Check out the site here for more information.

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.The second I tried out was a granola, that is home made and uses organic ingredients. I have tried a fair few granola brands and this is by far one of the nicest out there. It was made by a company who are currently based in West London ( I am hoping they expand to the South) as I would love to order more. The company is called Breakfast in Bed and they deliver all sorts of breakfasts to people in West London, check out the website to see what else they can deliver here.

enjoying a delicious cuppa and some great granola!

enjoying a delicious cuppa and some great granola!

The new kid on the block

bus card copySo Monday was my first time attending a blogger event, and it was just so much fun. Being so new to blogging I was lucky enough to be a plus one for  Khrissieloves. It was a great way for myself as a newbie to get to meet lots of different food brands and create some great connections.
If you are new to blogging and off to your first blogging event one necessity to take along is a business card with email, blog address and twitter handle, you can see mine on the left.

Everyone at the event was so friendly, So make sure you’re ready to chat until your heart is content!

Something I would like to remember to do next time is take lots of photo’s, I don’t feel like I took enough this time!
I can’t wait for my next event to make some more new friends and try some more new products. Watch out for my first ever product review this week, any hints and tips from fellow bloggers please drop me a comment!

few snaps