Blogging Challenge: Day 14

Day 14: 3 Healthy Habits

So my 3 healthy habits are

  1. I drink at least 2L of water a day
  2. I try to make sure I do at least 10000 steps a day
  3. I don’t cook a meal without at least 3 veggies in it

Hahah so this one is a little short and sweet today! But there’s day 14, two weeks in nearly half way there!

Recommendations!

Hey guys! So as you know we’re off on a 2 month trip around Europe in two weeks and I want some recommendations of things to do and places to eat and just generally anything for the places we’re going. I’ll write a list of all the cities and if you have any ideas pleaseeee comment!

  • Krakow
  • Kosice
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
  • Lake Bled
  • Ljubljana
  • Zagreb
  • Pula
  • Zadar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Praiano (Amalfi Coast)
  • Naples
  • Riomaggiore
  • Genoa
  • Nice
  • Marseille
  • Barcelona
  • Seville
  • Faro
  • Lisbon

So any recommendations for any of these places would be amazing!

Thanks! xxx

Blogging Challenge: Day 13

Day 13: Whats Inside My Fridge

I actually cleaned or half of the fridge out yesterday when my groceries for the week were delivered, but since we obviously houseshare and we share a fridge, it’s not as organised as I would like my fridge to be but yeah! Anyway here’s what’s in my fridge!

Right so I think the best way would to just take a photo of each shelf and describe from there hahah

So on my first shelf, I have pretty much just cheese and dips:
– Black Olive Tapenade dip
– Harrisa Houmous dip
– Mature Cheddar Slices
– Halloumi
– Feta
– Sour Cream

On my second shelf, I have some desserts and some more cheese:
– A Lemon Tart from Paul
– A Vanilla and Chocolate Cheesecake
– Parmigiano Reggiano
– Brie

My next shelf, which is the bottom shelf is essentially just all my meat products:
–  GBK Burger Patties
– Smoked Bacon Rashers
– A Tapas Platter with chorizo, cheese and olives
– Chorizo Ring
– Siracha Hot Sauce (Probably my fave thing in the fridge)
– Minced Garlic
– Minced Ginger
– Tomato Paste

And now last is my veg drawer!
– A packet of Superfood Salad mix
– Mixed Peppers
– Tenderstem Broccoli
– Celery Sticks
– Fresh Chillis
– Carrots

And the only drinking item I have is a bottle of white wine chilling, that Lachy and I bought after a wine tasting on Friday night!

So I actually have a lot of stuff that I wouldn’t normally stock in my fridge, like all the dips and tapas and cheese items as well as the dessert stuff but Lachy and I are having a picnic on Wednesday since the weather is nice, so I got all the stuff for that! The rest is just what I needed for dinners this week, however, we’re really only home for dinner Monday and Tuesday this week so it’s not much!

 

 

 

 

Blogging Challenge: Day 12

This one is such a good one! I love reading and always have!

Day 12: My Favourite Childhood Book

The one book I can remember reading and wanting my mum to read me over and over again is the Magic Faraway Tree stories by Enid Blyton, I actually managed to find the exact book that I had online and I’m so tempted to re-buy it!

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I remember buying it at a garage sale with my pocket money and I was obsessed, this version had heaps of different adventure stories in it and I remember laying in bed every night reading it and asking mum to read it to me and just getting lost in the adventure of it all!

How I Keep My Life Organised

So as far as keeping my life organised as well as my brain in check because I am a super forgetful as a human, I love to use paper planners and have everything written down and in front of me so I can see my week in front of me.

The two planners I have been using this year are my B6 Foxy Fox Travelers Notebook (left) and my Erin Condren Life Planner (right). I love both of these planners and I love the size of the EC for weekly in-depth planning and using the Foxy for on the go, everyday planner I can just chuck it in my bag and go.

I am quite a visual person and I like to be able to see the writing in front of me but I also really love how I can decorate and spend time working on my weekly layouts and matching themes to what is happening in the week. Sitting down on a Sunday and spending a little while with my planners and my stickers and my pens and just spending time not thinking, I just find this time so necessary for unwinding and letting my creativity flow.

Above are two examples of how I can plan my weeks using kits I’ve bought on Etsy from various shops, and to be honest I think I use this as a bit of a hobby and a way to relax. I love using the stickers just to make everything pretty but obviously, they’re unnecessary and a pen will do the same job!

Lately, because we’re moving back to Aus I’ve kinda packed all my planning stuff away and I feel kinda lost, to be honest. I’m using my phone and computer calendars to plan everything and I feel like I’m forgetting tasks and plans and just generally not as productive.

Anyway, this is just a quick little post on how I generally like to keep myself organised and one of my hobbies haha.

 

 

 

 

Blogging Challenge: Day 11

Today’s challenge is a hard one, I have so many favourite foods I am actually struggling…

Day 11: 10 Favourite Foods

  1. My Granny’s Lasagne (it’s literally the best)
  2. Antipasti (olives, cheeses, cured meats, bread)
  3. A Roast Dinner
  4. Chips and Gravy
  5. Creme Brulee
  6. Lavander Panacotta
  7. Steamed Dumplings
  8. This chorizo and halloumi rice thing I make
  9. Anything with truffle (especially pasta or mashed potato)
  10. Pizza

I know I cheated by putting antipasti as one thing but my list would’ve been so loong if I listed them individually..

Blogging Challenge: Day 10

Right, so I am up to date on my challenge days now woo! Day 10 makes me so happy to think about, I have two in mind but I’ve already written about one which I’ll link here so I’m gonna write about the other!

Day 10: Best Trip of My Life (Or one of)

So, I’ve been on a few trips in my life and I have two that make me the happiest to think about, my first trip to Paris (Which is the one I’ll link at the bottom) and my school trip to Italy, which is what I’m going to briefly write about today! Which actually I was on this time 7 years ago! Where has the time gone, I can’t believe it was 7 years ago!

When I was 15 I was lucky enough to be one of fifteen students that went on a school trip to Italy, it was honestly one of the best trips I have ever been on. We started our adventure in Rome and spent a couple of days there doing all the historical and touristy things like the Colosseum, Vatican City, Spanish Steps, pretty much everything, before heading off to Florence (which quickly became my favourite city, and until this day is still my favourite city I’ve been to).

We were also surprised with an afternoon trip to Pisa which wasn’t actually on our itinerary but the two teachers decided that while we were close enough to Pisa while in Florence we should go, which was honestly such a nice afternoon. I remember just laying on the grass hanging out in the sun by the tower and just having the best time!

We then went up north to a small town called Biella in the Piedmont region, which is where we would be meeting our homestays and their families and spending two weeks living and going to school with them, which was honestly such a good experience. In those two weeks, we also did a trip to Venice for two days, day trips to Milan, Turin and up to Monte Bianco, as well as sitting in on school lessons and so much partying on weekends, which the teachers weren’t aware of! However, it’s what teenagers do in Italy, and on a Friday afternoon we’d say goodbye to our teachers for the weekend and they’d give us some extra spending money and on a Saturday night our homestays would take us out clubbing and drinking and that’s where we would spend the money our teachers gave us and on a Monday we’d have to lie about where we spent it!

And then on our way home, our teachers managed to swing a two-day stopover in Singapore for us, which was a total added bonus! We got to explore Singapore a bit, we went on the night safari they have there and over to Sentosa Island on the huge cable car and two the aquarium, all before heading home and back to school!

This was honestly such an amazing trip and I can’t believe it’s been an entire 7 years since it happened, I feel so lucky and going through photos for the blog brought back so many amazing memories.

Anyway, here’s the link to the other post I talked about earlier!

Paris – Another Fave trip