I expected more

10. September 2015 diet, health 0
It has been about 3 months since I embarked on my better eating habits. I cut coffee out of my life, no easy feat for me, & I reduced my sugar intake. I don’t eat cereal which was my favourite handy snack food, I don’t drink fizzy drinks, I don’t use sugar in cooking or ...

Nanny gifting

08. September 2015 childcare, nanny, nannying 0
I am finishing my nanny  job with the most amazing little one & her family next week & I am getting rather sad…. She is an amazing 1yr old girl with character to spare & I want to give her & the family a special gift. I was going to do a photo book then I ...

& then my dreams came true

02. September 2015 f1, formula 1, sport, Travel 0
My boss has got me tickets to the Italian Grand Prix! If you don’t know, I am a massive Formula 1 fan. I never miss a race, I done my final piece in university about Formula 1 & have sent many CVs to the teams. I also have rejection letters from the teams & have ...

That irrepressible desire to book more flights *sigh*

02. September 2015 asia, Travel 0
Apparently not content with stopping over in Singapore on my way to NZ I have an overwhelming need to visit another country in Asia while I’m there. I have 1 weeks & I’m looking for travspiration (travel inspiration) of amazing places you have visited. My top wants on the list are: incredible sights, cheap massages, amazing ...

Planning Singapore

31. August 2015 asia, Travel, Travelling 0
One of my favourite things about travelling is the research prior to my adventure. When I see the images in books & online I feel a rise of excitement that I’m actually going to be there experiencing it. I am enraptured with this feeling & the seemingly idle meander of time until I get there. Next ...

3 weeks of clean living

As part of my ever present, although sometimes flagging, objective to be fit & healthy I am making my last 3 weeks in Switzerland count. Today I have went for a 5K run, followed by yoga with Adriene then I had avocado for breakfast. Avocado is my happy place & when I have avocado on toasted ...

Confessions of an accumulator

24. August 2015 home, house, lifestyle, Travel 0
I have been listening to The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It has been positively refreshing & is a new perspective for me on possessions & style of living. I feel like this book was written with me in mind. My room is jam packed with items of clothing, books, make up, accessories, etc, ...

Learning French

With less than 5 weeks to go in Switzerland I thought: ‘Hey, you should learn to speak French!’ I’m kidding, I hoped to sooner but with inconsistent work hours & trips away it was difficult to organise. Finally I seized my opportunity & booked a trial class for a level A1 course. I got the little one to ...