Eurostar

A great bonus of being a Londoner in Brussels is the Eurostar, a quick two-hour painless journey home. Whatever station you are travelling from you need to be checked-in/checking-in thirty minutes before departure. In my experience in Brussels and Paris, thirty minutes is plenty of time, but at St Pancras, I recommend giving yourself an…

Windsor Castle

Mum & I recently took the day-out to visit Windsor Castle as we were eager to see the exhibition “Fashioning a Reign” that is on until 8th January 2017. Visiting the Castle – the Queen’s actual home – we toured the grounds, the state rooms and of course, ended by exploring her wardrobe. Well I can’t show…

Morning Muffins

I’ve been at it again, in an effort for breakfast to be simple and on-the-go for James & I – breakfast muffins. This recipe makes 12 small perfect Muffins. Ingredients: 2 Eggs, beaten 150 ml Low Fat Yogurt 1 Banana, sliced 100g of Blueberries 4 tbsp of honey 1 tbsp of vanilla 200g Wholemeal Flour 50g…

Spicy Squash Soup

In the aftermath of Halloween, the markets in Brussels were full of vendors trying to flog unwanted pumpkin and squash. The veg “du jour” for October is apparently over and out by November but certainly still in good health. With a chill in the air and the unfortunate occurrence of a cold, I decided to…

Garuda Indonesia

We were lucky chickens as James & I had the pennies *JUST* to travel T0 & From Bali business class with Garuda Indonesia. I will say, we spent days and a total of five hours on Saturday browsing airlines trying to find the best deal with this airline. I cannot praise the airline more. All…

Sunsets on Gili T

In my opinion, there are few things as beautiful as a sunset. We were promised outrageously wonderful sunsets on Gili T and we weren’t disappointed despite our first two sunsets being slightly interrupted by clouds and that didn’t stop us enjoying the atmosphere with a sundowner or two. Then we were treated to a real beauty. Here…

Gili Eco Villas, Gili Trawangan

For “almost” the last leg of our trip, James & I travelled to Gili Trawangan. From Bali, you get to the Gili Islands by plane from Bali to Lombok and then take a short boat trip or you can take a large boat from Bali (for just over an hour and a half) to any of the…

Cycling through the Rice Paddies, Ubud

After enjoying freshly brewed coffee at the plantation we headed further outside Ubud to explore the Rice Paddies. I cannot recommend visit the rice terraces and local areas more –  especially by bike –  as it gives you the opportunity to travel through local villages, visit temples, the rice paddies and meet some locals. The perfect way to sightsee….

Coffee Morning, Ubud

Our hotel kindly organised for James & I to take a little organised day trip. In preparation, we woke early and enjoyed a delicious breakfast at La View Restaurant at our hotel. We were promptly picked up and driven outside central Ubud towards Mount Batur. There was a brief stop for a drop of coffee,…

Ubud

Admittedly, I am a huge fan of the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert so upon planning our trip to Bali, I insisted on James and I spending a few days in Ubud. Whilst in Ubud I shared a post “part of my journey“, I was feeling rather peaceful and self-reflective laying among the…

Kupa Kupa Barong, Ubud

Our next Indonesian adventure was Ubud – for a little “us” time. James and I organised all our holiday accommodation through air bnb and Booking.com where we scrolled across Kupa Kupa Barong, in the jungle of Ubud. We organised to stay in our own private villa with a pool away from everyone else. We were totally…

C’est La Vie

There is nothing I love more than a little pre-holiday shopping – perhaps a new bikini, a beach dress, some suncream and a good book. For us Brits, summer holiday clothes – just like ski clothes – tend to spend most of the year in our wardrobes. So it feels kind of special when we pack them up…