I'm currently lying on a deckchair in Sri Lanka. A huge swimming pool is behind me and the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean are in front of me. I wish I could blog from here all the time!
You guys know the drill with these catch up posts. Here's how Spring's played out so far...
This relatively hidden spot is my favourite bit of the Exeter uni campus.. Especially in the Spring and Summer, and especially, especially when it's in full bloom.
We tried out TWC's wholegrain banana bread waffles with cinnamon sugar in our new waffle iron. Oh boy were they good.
They were even better with Nutella.. like most things are.
My new fave club in Exeter - Cavern. Somehow I'd never been in my two years there.
After being inspired by a salad I had a Zizzi and not being able to stop thinking about it I was forced to recreate it.
You can now find a recipe for my version right here.
All the girls bailed for a friend of mine's birthday night out and I was left with only the boys. Fifteen of them in fact. My kinda ratios.
For lent I gave up chocolate (and bread and crisps and sweets). At the time it seemed like a great excuse to gorge myself on all my favourite chocolates on Shrove Tuesday. The following day I knew it was a bad idea and 33 days later it is still a bad idea.
The good news is that in just seven sleeps I get to gorge myself again yay!
Becoming quite the sweaty Betty in spinning.
Getting very excited before The Mrs Carter Show.
I think this green juice is the s**t. Pret's done it again people. It's the ginger that really makes it work in my opinion.
Chia seed pud with almonds, coconut, almond butter and Booja Booja cashew ice cream (my tummy doesn't love dairy and this is my dairy free fave).
To make the basis I pour a whole tin of light coconut milk into a bowl, stir in lots of cinnamon and a lil' bit of vanilla bean paste, chuck in the chia seeds, stir it all together and leave it in the fridge overnight. This'll last me for a few breakfasts or snacks.
Chia is a fantastic source of fibre, protein, omega 3 and lots of other good things.
One of my favourite boys took me as his date to the lacrosse End of Season Dinner. It was mayhem.
I can't get enough of Green Kitchen's Healthy Desserts app. I've tried out a few recipes, including these lemon and coconut macaroon bars, and loved them all.
The lovely lil' sis came down to Exeter to visit me for a night. We had a hungover lunch at Bill's.
Alice and I sippin' smoothies at Exeter's Boston Tea Party. Definitely going to try and recreate my one at home - blueberries, ginger, apple juice and half a banana.
One of my best friends from home - Hattie - had her 21st in the most stunning room at Chandos House in London. Sadly I forgot to bring my big camera, but my iPhone just about captures how amazing the room was. I was lucky enough to be at one of the heads and I had the best view. It was so surreal every time I looked up! As always it was so, so nice to see all my wonderful home girls.
After a week of heavy drinking on ski trip, and a whole term of university it's detox/no alcohol time!
The detox hasn't lasted, but I'm quite enjoying the no alcohol!
The first morning back after skiing I had chia pudding for breakfast along with a whole bunch of fruit. Yum.
Remember how I said I wanted to go back to Edamame for their sushi night? Well, I finally did! Tara and I cycled into town, picked up our huge order and cycled home at top speed, dying to tuck in.
It was amazing. All the fish was so fresh and they did the yummiest tender beef handroll. Hands down the best sushi in Oxford!
I don't know why, but this is one of my favourite instagrams I've taken. There's something I find so aesthetically pleasing about it.
No - not all my packing is quite like this. Or any of it for that matter.
In the meantime find plenty of pics on my instagram riiight here!
I'm going back to watching the waves and bronzing my bod.