Le Séjour Café // 11 Rue Grimaldi // Nice

The stunning view from the flat. 

Dinner with the family

Lobster risotto


Evening walk home

Hi lovelies! Sanna is now here and it’s amazing to spend some quality time with her. I’m so happy to get these two and a half days to properly get caught up with each others lives, when you only see each other a coupe of hours here and there when I Sweden or she visits Scotland it’s not quite the same. When we worked together we used to spend almost all day every day together so it’s almost like the good old times. Anyway, I’ll speak more about that soon when I get there.

On the Saturday I just slept, I was exhausted. Ellie and I had been talking about going for a run in the morning but it didn’t happen and I was okay with that. I was in full relaxation mode. Instead after I got up I sat and chatted to dad until the entire family was awake and then my dad went down to the bakery and got freshly baked croissants and baguette for breakfast.

You guys all probably know about my food philosophy of eating, it’s all about balance. When I’m on holiday I think part of the experience is food so therefore I eat differently from when I’m at home. I used to go all in and eat everything bad you could think of but now I’m naturally a bit more conscious about it because I know how a healthy diet makes me feel and therefore I crave it. Anyway, so usually I eat a smaller portion of porridge for breakfast because I love porridge and it also makes me stay full for longer. Then I have a piece of baguette and even a croissant if I’m feeling it. It’s not something I would eat at all at home because I know it will never be as good as the bread here fresh from the bakery!

After a lovely breakfast we hit the beach. Or four of us did, poor Anki (my step mum) is on crutches after falling down some stairs. Luckily nothing is broken but she’s in a lot of pain and can’t bend her knee properly so she stayed up on the balcony whilst we were down on the beach. I love the first beach session on holiday. You feel so revived with the sun on you.

We stayed there for a couple of hours until it was time for lunch and we headed back up. We then chilled on the balcony until dinner time when my parents wanted to try a different restaurant from the usual ones we go to, Le Séjour Café. It’s centrally located in Nice but a little bit off the beaten track. I thought I would write about it because I love food recommendations when I’m going on holiday somewhere (maybe I’m the only one who Googles these things and makes lists? hehe).

The restaurant was super cosy, staff were so lovely and the food was incredible. Their menu is on a black board so I guess it changes quite regularly. All of us had the lobster risotto (it must’ve been years since I last had a risotto) a part from Sarah who’s not a fan of seafood. It was insane! Then we had to finish off with a dessert. Sarah and I had the chocolate fondant because I love chocolate fondant. The rest of the family had café gourmand surprise, it’s a mix of small desserts served with an espresso. It looked very cute.

After a meal like that Ellie andI walked home, we felt we needed it before bed to digest our meal a bit. Anki needed to catch the bus poor thing with her crutches so dad and Sarah kept her company. It was such a lovely first proper evening with the family.

Now it’s time for a morning walk or run with Sanna. It’s undecided! I woke up an hour before we said we would get up haha. Just as well so I can write to you guys. It’s really quiet just being two in the flat now but it gives me a bit of time to write here which is a plus! There’s always a silver lining.

Speak soon my lovelies,

M xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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