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Payday treats

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Hi everyone!

I hope you’re having a lovely Friday and perhaps have some nice payday plans! I treated myself to some McFly tickets for their tour in June!! I have been a McFly fan since I was 14 and no matter how old I get, their music never gets old. What can I say? I’m a fan girl at heart! I’m so glad they are going on tour again just as McFly, I was getting very tired of McBusted. My friend Berta is going with me and we’re soooo excited! Anyway, I’ll stop talking about that now, I could go on forever, believe me.

Being the cookbook addict that I am, I also had go to Waterstone’s and grab The Good Life Eatery’s newly released book. As you might remember, Jamie and I visited one of their cafés when we were in London in January and we both absolutely loved their food. I’ve been so excited to get my hands on this book since they announced they were releasing a book. I’ve had a skim through it since I got home from work and the recipes look gooooood. I’ll write more about it in another post 🙂

I also popped by Holland & Barrett for a browse (as you do on a Friday) and came across this nut butter by Pip & Nut. I’ve seen it popping up on Instagram on different accounts I follow and as soon as I saw it on the shelf I knew I had to get it. I’m obsessed with cashews and mixed with honey and cinnamon, I don’t see what’s not to love? Despite my love for cashews I’ve never tried cashew butter before surprisingly. I’ll write a little review once I get a chance to try it (Which will be very soon… Probably later tonight…).

Have an amazing evening my lovelies x


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Jesus Pobre Sunday market

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Having been to Javea a couple of times by now I thought we had pretty much experienced everything there is to be experienced in this area by now, but even now there are still things to do during our trips that we haven’t done before!

Jesus Pobre (tranlsates into poor Jesus in English) is a little town right next to Javea and every Sunday the people in the surrounding areas and their small businesses set up a amazing market. Everything is produced locally. There are farmers, butchers and bakers plus lots of other little stands selling amazing things. There is food to be had and live music to listen to. The atmosphere is fantastic. If I lived in this area I would buy all my my fruit and veg at markets like these. Everything looked beautiful. There was a stand selling their own grown almonds! Very exotic to a Northern European!

I had a lovely avocado and something sandwich and then Jamie and I shared a wrap. We also got a butternut squash cake to take with us as Jamie’s mum said baking with pumpkin, or calabaza is very popular, she’d never tried it herself. I was very intrigued to try it but I can’t say I was the biggest fan. I’m glad I tried it anyway!

Unfortunately we couldn’t stay for very long as the guys were going to a football game and we need both cars to get everyone home. I’m hoping we will be able to squeeze in a less rushed visit when we’re back next time!


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Yoga mornings

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If someone had told when I started university that I during my four years would find a passion and interest in health and fitness I probably would have laughed them in the face. I honestly hated it. It’s incredible how things can change and I love how they did for me. I never would have thought that I would love getting up early in the morning and going to the gym and being out and being active.

Yoga is another thing that has gradually grown on me and has developed into something I truly love. It has been very challenging for me in many ways as I usually like speed and fast paced things whilst yoga is the complete opposite, which is probably why I really need it. I’ve never been very flexible either, which I always used as an excuse for not practising it. Everyone who practices yoga knows that this is a rubbish excuse as that is why yoga exists, to heal your body and work on yourself. Someone once said to me, “You’re never too ill to the doctor so therefore you can never be too inflexible to practice yoga”.

One thing yoga has definitely taught me is patience, when I started out I easily got frustrated when I couldn’t do a certain pose. With time I’ve learnt to be patient with my body and that all change comes gradually. One day you are nailing that pose you struggled with and it is such an incredible feeling of achievement when you do.

In Javea, Francesca Stutely (everyone calls her Fran), teaches yoga classes. During the summer months she has a spot in the beach bar La Siesta in the mornings over looking the sea where she holds her yoga classes. It is a dream to stand there in the morning overlooking the sea. Probably the most peaceful I’ve ever been. Some days it can be extremely hot and it’s almost like practicing hot yoga or bikram haha.

Jamie’s mum and I went to Fran’s classes three days in a row just before she was away for a month (otherwise I would’ve loved to go more) and it was amazing. What a great way to start the day, you feel so energised and peaceful after the class. If only all my mornings could start like that. I hope one day they will!

If you’re in Javea and interested in attending Fran’s class it’s seven pounds per class. Here’s her Facebook page to stay updated with when she’s back and when her classes are 🙂

 


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Beach life

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One of my highlights of any sunny holiday is the first day on the beach. You can feel the warmth in your bones from the sun and it’s incredible after all the cold winter months. During winter I’m constantly cold, it feels like I absorb it and once that happens it’s difficult to get warm again. Once I’m in Spain I can actually start to defrost 😛

We had a wonderful first day on the beach. Starting with a little coffee (freshly squeezed orange juice for me) at Nostro with Jamie’s mum. After a couple of hours on the beach we enjoyed a delicious lunch overlooking the ocean at Champagne, the place where Jamie started his bartending career. It’s so cool to go back and think of how far eh’s come since his summer behind that bar. I’m so proud of him!