Thursday, 22 January 2015

Boat Trip to Paradise Island - Caribbean

The new year is here and i have been thinking about going away on holiday already!! I swear the winter has drained my tan away!

I went to the Dominican Republic last year in October/November for 17 nights with my boyfriend and it has to be the best holiday yet! It was my first time to the Caribbean and it was a place i have always dreamt to visit.

On one of the days there we did a boat trip to the smallest island in Dominican called Paradise Island. On there we had a few photo's taken by a photographer, we got to do snorkeling and i got to hold a really big crab! It was so tropical and i couldn't believe i was even there :-) I was living the dream!!!

In the middle of the ocean was also a more shallow area where the boat stopped for a bit for us all to have a swim. The waters were just beautiful. We also stopped at a beach where we had food and got to enjoy the sun and drink from real coconuts! :-)

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The BEST Apple Crumble!!! Healthy Recipe Alternative

Hey :-)

So my boyfriend has been making this Apple Crumble for me over the years which i think tastes amazing!! I thought it is about time i share it with others :-)

He uses natural ingredients too so you don't feel AS BAD after eating it!lol

Ingredients used:

Two Large Cooking Apples and One small one.
1tbsp Cinnamon // shop here
75g Yeo Valley Butter // shop here
50g Xylitol (total sweet) - Sugar Alternative // shop here
150g Oat flour // shop here
150g Oats // shop here
1 Table Spoon Rice Malt Syrup // shop here

1. First you would peel and chop the apples and cover them in cinnamon

2. In a separate bowel you would then add the butter, Xylitol, Oat Flour, Oats and a Table Spoon of Rice Malt Syrup (to make it extra crunchy)

3. Next you just knead it using your finger tips until it is turned into crumble.

4. Then you can pour it all over the top of the apple and put in the oven for about 30 minutes on 180 fan/Gas Mark 6

We like to use this custard, it is really yummy!!!

Let me know if you try this out :-)


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Monday, 5 January 2015

New Years Eve 2014 - London Fireworks

Happy New Year!!! :-) :-) :-)

This post is slightly later than i had planned, but better late then never aye? :-)

I went to London this year, i have never been there on new years eve before. Me and my boyfriend booked a French restaurant called Le Pain Quotidien. Like above in the photo, we paid £125.00 for a 4 course dinner with a welcome glass of Prosecco and another at midnight, then access outside to see the fireworks.

For the starter i had Salmon Tartine and Jay (my boyfriend) had Winter Spiced Cauliflower soup.
The salmon was delicious :-)

For mains we both chose the Festive pie which was really good :-) Inside the pie was Turkey and Ham.

Then for dessert i had Galette Des Rois (chocolate cake) and Jay had Mince Pie & Whipped Cream.
I got a picture of the cake but we forgot to get one of the mince pies but i am sure you can imagine what they look like :-)

We then had a cheese board. I think the service here was really good and i would definitely go back.

We then went outside with our glasses of Prosecco and watched the fireworks. 
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We had the view from the side of the wheel, along the side of the river which was still a great view.

We went back inside for one more drink then left for the underground giving ourselfs about 25 minutes to catch the train.
Little did we know that the underground entrance had been shut of though. We had to walk at least 2.5 miles before getting to the station. We got directed up and around and back down again, there was crowds of people walking. I had to keep walking bare foot because my feet were hurting so much. I did bring flats but stupidly left them on the train there as changed from my heels just to use the train toilets and forgot to put them back in my bag :-(
There were police on horses stopping people and creating even bigger crowds, letting people through bit by bit! It was shut in the first place to avoid congestion apparently!
Anyway we made it home at 4am when we had left the restaurant at about 1.15am.

Other than the hassle of travelling back, we did have an amazing time and the fireworks were so good! :-) I would definitely go to London for New Years Eve again but make sure i don't loose my flat shoes next time! :-)

Did anyone else go to London and see the fireworks?

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Carly xo
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