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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

I recently got some wonderful news while wandering around the medieval streets of beautiful Prague. I’d been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award not once, not twice but actually THREE times! Woah! I was so thrilled to find that the lovely Emma (Forever Lost in Travel), Dani (Life in Traveling Chucks) and Aimsy (Aimsy’s Antics) had all nominated me. Thank you so much girls, I feel beyond happy and lucky to receive such support from the blogging community and have my baby blog recognised!

For those not familiar with it, the Sunshine Blogger Award recognises the creativity, joy and positivity of inspirational bloggers. You can imagine how good it feels to know your hard work has paid off!

The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer 11 questions the blogger has asked you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post

As I’ve been asked 33 questions, and some of them were pretty similar, I’ve selected 11 in order to avoid repetition, shorten this post and make it much more enjoyable for you.

Ok let’s do this!

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Sky Pod, Sky Garden

Sky Garden, The Best Free Views of London

London’s architectural diversity has always fascinated me. The more I walk these old streets and get to know the city, the more I realise how differently shaped the British capital is. Throughout history, London has faced the need to rebuild from scratch after several catastrophic destructions and the transformation brought by the economic and social evolution. The Great Fire of 1666, a multitude of historical wars and the Industrial Revolution, to name a few, have defined London’s skyline. As a result, a mix of architectural styles have become inextricably intertwined, ranging from historical architectural styles (Victorian, Baroque, Edwardian) to innovative modern buildings (Brutalist, Skyscrapers).

Now, what if I told you, you can admire London’s most iconic buildings, parks and the River Thames from above? And even better, that you can do so for FREE? Our latest adventure took us to the top of 20 Fenchurch St. where the magnificent Sky Garden rewarded us with the most incredible views over the city.

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Banana and oat pancakes

How to Make: Healthy Banana and Oat Pancake Recipe

Pancakes are absolutely delicious. But let’s face it, they aren’t exactly the ideal breakfast choice for a nutritious diet. For those of us with a sweet tooth but a healthy mind, trying to incorporate sugary satisfying yet wholesome foods into our meals can be quite tricky. Pancake recipes in particular tend to be heavy and full of unhealthy fats from full-fat dairy and sugars. Inevitably after consuming such an indulgent meal, our bodies respond with a chaotic drop in our blood sugar, thus leaving us sluggish, sleepy and tired. Not the best way to treat our bodies, right?

 

After a lot of research and trials, we are currently loving this low-calorie banana and oat pancake recipe. It is flourless and dairy-free, containing only natural fruit sugars and a small touch of either maple syrup or honey. It is also such an easy pancake recipe that you will find yourself cooking it over and over again!

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Greenwich Observatory, London

My Ultimate London Bucket List

I believe life is about making the most out of every place, situation and day. My love for travelling and exploring is heavily influenced by My Ultimate Travel Bucket List, but the reality is that it is always nice (and necessary) to come back home.

They say that home is where the heart is, and my heart is in London. Back in 2011 when I first visited the British capital, I said to myself that this is where I’d live one day, and I made it my mission to move here when I was ready. And here I am, 7 years later, writing my London Bucket List from my new home in London. More than a year has passed since I moved to London and it is safe to say I have learnt to accept the commute, embrace the not-so-common sunny weather and love a good Aperol Spritz at a rooftop bar. For some reason, you end up loving all the madness.

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Looking from Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisbon

My Ultimate Travel Bucket List

Ever since I can remember, I have been obsessed with travelling. My Grandad used to work on a big cargo ship and had the opportunity to visit every country the ship went to. When he was back, he would bring me little presents and books from all over the world. The stories he would tell and languages he could speak made me want to visit all those places too! This ultimately inspired me to create my bucket list. After all, there is so much more out there to see and experience, and we only have one life to do so. Continue Reading “My Ultimate Travel Bucket List”

Starting a Blog

…why are we starting a blog?

Like me, I am sure you’ve more than once found yourself stuck in an everyday routine. You dread your 9 to 5 / Monday to Friday working schedule (or Saturday for those not as lucky). You count the hours left to go home while trying not to think of everything you could be doing instead.

Eating pancakes in New York. Admiring kangaroos in Australia. Conquering the peak of “Mount Doom” in New Zealand…

Instead, you finish work and make your way to the the nearest tube station as quickly as possible. You avoid eye contact and pray not to get stuck in a train for what feels like endless hours due to delays. You manage to get home in one piece (only after being squashed by the guy who didn’t take his backpack off and the lady that decided to talk on the phone during the whole journey).

After a quick shower and cooking something equally as fast from the easiest book recipes you can find, you finally manage to jump on the sofa and watch the latest Netflix series. Suddenly, it is time to go to bed and you tell yourself tomorrow will be different. However, you end up doing the exact same things over and over again the very next day. Sound familiar?

You are not alone

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