coconut toasted marshmallows

Yay! This is my first recipe ever posted and its about damn time! Saying that I’m a foodie and then not posting anything that i have made is rather sad. So with that being said i started off with trying to make some marshmallows. The inspiration really came from working the French patisserie, called Paul….

playing tourist in the north of portugal

Luckily for me, I was able to have a sneaky look at what the North of Portugal was like. Oddly enough it was very different. The people are still just as friendly but it’s so wonderfully green and natury and majestic that I was left in awe. I got to meet a little old Portuguese…

lets get lost in lagos

The title perfectly describes my adventures in the South of Portugal. From using shower gel as a body cream, basically falling in every little city I visited and getting hit on by all the golden oldies. I spent roughly 3 and a half weeks laughing till I couldn’t breathe with Keanu, Dino (Keanu’s brother), their…

fabb cafe & gelato

Is this another post about ice cream? Yes. But it does also include the yummy food that Sinead and I ate whilst here. Plus ice cream is always a good idea to eat and to talk about.   Fabb Cafe & Gelato is a cute little shop that opened on the oh so lovely and…

crumbs & cream

As you can tell by now, being obsessed with ice cream is a clear understatement when it comes to describing my love of ice cream, this is probably the 3rd or 4th post or reference to ice cream I have made whilst writing all my blog post. With ice cream sandwiches being a really big…

bridal shower weekend

So after roughly 13 years of my cousin and her boyfriend keeping it casual and dating, he finally proposed to her and celebrations were and still in full swing (well for them anyway because they are experiencing their honeymoon as we speak in Italy and the Maldives – I’m super jelly). With the wedding a…

mountain sanctuary

The first block of university has been super busy – adapting to the changing my majors and trying to find some time for me and for the special people in my life has been quite hard. As you know in my “treat yo’self” blog post mentioned earlier I have been a bundle of stress and…

treat yo’self

Sometimes being an adult can be overwhelmingly confusing and stressful. You have to make your own appointments, email your lecturers and drive yourself up the world with other factors in life. I’ve been feeling really down lately and have been crying a lot. It’s obviously been shown in my lack of blog-posting that something about…

summary of washington

The one thing I missed about being home (South Africa) is the summer sun and was super looking forward to seeing it when I got home. However, mother nature had thought that maybe I hadn’t received enough of the cloudy weather and so decided to make me wait a bit till I could see the…

snow (& lots of it)

Coming from South Africa, I barely experience any form of snow and if we do its so little that we still have to go to school. Whilst being here in Washington, I have experienced snow and felt so young that i was going to lay in the ground and make a snow angel. Here are…

seattle part 2

After spending almost a month now living like the locals, I decided to dedicate my day to being an absolute tourist. Visiting the amazing sites of the Space Needle, Glass Museum,Β Pikes Place Market (again), Gum Wall and literally just walked around to my heart’s content and absorbing things around me. We started the day nice…

port townsend, wa

Sometimes in life you have to let things upset you and steer your plan out of the way to actually have a good time – weird I know but something I’ve learned today. I was upset and then by the end of the day I was smiling more than I think I would have if…