1st day in Cape Verde

…and I’m loving the place!

This island is almost untouched. It hasn’t really been a ‘touristy’ spot for too long so it’s very up and coming. Just how I like it.

We’re staying in Sal which is known to be more developed. It’s very peaceful and quiet here, lots of families and older people. 

The hotel where we’re staying is unreal! There is literally everything you need on the complex (apart from mosquitos I’d happily get rid of those). The staff at Melissa Dunas are so friendly! The food is amazing with so much choice. We have 7 pools to choose from, our very own beach, and there are so many excursions to do in our time here. I am so excited for his week! 

Pure bliss to me. It’s a bit windy but that’s nice when the sun is scorching hot aye! 

Here’s a few pics of our first day So far, lots more to follow…. 

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5 ways to be happier in life

Its Monday – doom and gloom day for many. But not me, I love Mondays!

New week, new possibilities and new goals to smash. Hell yeah.

To get you all through the week with a big smile on your face, I’ve put together 5 ways in which I believe you can lead a happier life.

All additional tips are welcome; just post them in the comments section J

  1. Surround yourself with positive, like-minded people

Positives attract positives, it’s a given! The law of Attraction is a powerful thing. If you are surrounded by negativity you will most likely become more negative.

Spend your time wisely with people who fulfill you, lift your mood and make you smile.

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  1. Stop reading the news every day

I’m sure a lot of people will gasp at the sight of this comment. Avoid being updated on the Worlds current affairs – how could you possibly?!

However, if you want to be happier you need a News Detox. The News is filled with negativity and “brain washing” to flood people’s minds with fear and worry. Sad stories do not make for a happy mind. The world can be horrible yes, but it can also be wonderful too! Try a weekly newspaper instead of a daily one.

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  1. Eat Healthier and do some exercise

These two go hand in hand with each other.

I know that sitting around eating chocolate bars and living off caffeine drinks for energy seems like the easier option, but feeling lethargic and fat is not something that will make you smile.

Living healthy has been proven to have a positive psychological effect on living beings. I mean, look at how happy dogs are when they’re running around chasing sticks in the park!

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Get some fruit and veg down you and go for a run to boost those energy levels.

As a wise blonde lawyer once said ‘Exercise releases endorphin’s and endorphin’s make you happy’ Listen to Elle, she speaks sense.

  1. Try something new

Especially on the weekends! Relaxation time is important, but don’t waste the only 2 days you have off of work lying in bed!

Try out a new hobby, do a fun day with friends and family, or how about learning a new language? Knowledge is power after all.

  1. Travel often

“Travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” Hear hear.

Be rich in life and live for new experiences in new places, new cultures and new inspirations. Expand your mind as much as you can and learn and travel often.

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Don’t worry, be happy. You’re alive after all, and life is beautiful thing. No matter what day of the week it is.

LwL x

 

 

We Are Festival: Epic Sunday!

What a special bank holiday weekend.. And We Are Festival in Upminster on Sunday absolutely smashed it!

What at a great start to the festival season. I saw my all time love, Mr. Steve Angello, alongside many other house DJs that brought a whole day of music greatness.

The vibe was great, the day was hot, and I made lots of new and like minded festival going friends. Winning!

It’s a shame about the weather today, but I don’t really care as much now I’m back to work and sitting in an office ha.

Heres a few pics from my epic Sunday!

 

 

The Holiday Countdown Begins..

Its just 7 days until I head to Crete with my 3 bestest friends!!

Can you believe that weve all been best friends for about 7 years yet we have never been on a beach holiday with just the 4 of us??

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We headed to Dussedorf for a weekend last year for my birthday which was great but raining. We’ve headed to Vegas, Ibiza, Turkey, the list goes on but always with lots more friends/in a big girl group.

I am extremely excited abot this can you tell? ha

Were staying in the beautiful Blue Bay Resort & Spa Hotel, 200m from the beach. Watch this space for a review on whether this place lives up to the pictures.

6 days of blissful sunbathing, dining,pampering, partying, and lots of laughs and memories made with my 3 favourite humans in the world. Winning!

 

On another plus note, its a bankholiday weekend yayyyy, lots of activities planned!! What are you doing over bank holiday?

 

LwL x

#tastyin20:Stuffed Turkey Peppers 

Ingredients for 3 people (or 2 nd make lunch for the next day!)

 – 1 pack of Turkey mince or slices

– 1 onion

– mozzarella or feta cheese (you choose)

– 1 can of chopped tomatoes

– 3 large peppers (colour of your choice) 

– Tomato Purée 

– Herbs

Chop the onions and throw them into a preheated pan with the turkey ..

In the meantime
Chop the peppers in half and carve out the middle.
Add the tinned tomatoes once the chicken starts to turn golden brown..

And some herbs.. 

Leave to simmer for 5 mins ..

Is the chicken fully cooked? Remember salmonella Is not your friend. 

Check by taking a small piece out of the pan to try. 

Stuff the peppers with the filling, and add the cheese on top


Pop them in the oven for a few minutes so the cheese melts and the peppers soften.

Voila !

No I’m not colorblind..I love these so much I’ve made them twice now, with different colour peppers. 

For an added pazaaz, you can throw some basmati rice on the plate too if you wish.

The world is your pepper

LwL X 

Hey Kuta, what’s with all the dead fish?

Kuta, Bali.

So on our first day in Bali, after the tropical downpour eased off, we headed to Kuta beach just down the road from our hotel. 

To be truthful I was less than impressed. The trouble with travelling to many places with beautiful beaches is; your standards are heightened for what qualifies as a ‘great beach’ and your expectations are higher.

Kuta in my opinion, just ain’t gonna cut it. 

The sand is quite nice; when you get a clear bit that isn’t filled with litter, plastic bottles or weird stuff you’d rather not step on. 

  
The water is murky. Though that’s probably because the tide is strong. Because of the waves it’s a popular place to surf. 

There is just something very mysterious going on at Kuta Beach..

On our walk across the beach we came across at least 25 dead fish on the shore.

Does anyone know why this is or the cause behind this? Is it simply that the tide brings them in and forgets to take them back out or is there something in the water poisoning all the fish? 

I am baffled.

I’m also very nosey and inquisitive so I’d really like to know. What’s with all the dead fish? 

On the plus side Kuta has some lovely restaurants. Our favourites were the Bamboo Garden Cafe, which is really cheap and serves gigantic portions.

   
And Kumatex which has a great lunch deal! A meal, an ice tea and an ice cream after for just 49000 rupiah (that’s £2.60!)

   

LwL X