Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Ibiza - places to visit

I have been coming to Ibiza since I was 9, and every year I go I still manage to find new places that I love.

One of my favorite places to visit is Ibiza Old Town (Eivissa), the shopping here is amazing :) beautiful cobbled streets with white building and great restaurant or bars.

This time round we went to new Thai restaurant called "Thai'd up" which is at the the very end of the harbor, The family who own it are from the UK they were so friendly and  we had a great night with them, they visit Thailand every year, so their understanding of traditional Thai food was way up there :) If any one goes there get the Khao Soi or Khao Soy soup, it was delicious!

Another great little find was a a place called Roco Verd in San Jose
the food here was also excellent, I had a prawn salad warp and my boyfriend has chili beef wrap,
There is a  cute  little bar right out the front you can see from the main road but behind this huge old olive tree there is a secret court yard where you can dine under a veranda of vines and trees.

 Putting the the whole party view of Ibiza aside, there are lots really nice places you can find. We just got a car out for the day and drove to any remote spots and we always came across some really rustic quiet  areas, which haven't been hit by the young tourist yet.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Ibiza -May 2013- Places to stay

Just came across some photos I took earlier this year of my trip to Ibiza with my family and boyfriend.

I am lucky enough that my brother lives out there with his family so we have an amazing place to stay and it's always lovely to go out and see them all.

We stayed in his new finca (home) which he has just built, it is amazing!! 



They also have a second villa called Can Verru which they rent out in the summer which is also incredible.

Despite staying there with my family most years I have stayed there a few times with all my friends and it was one of the best holidays ever.. here is the website below.

plus a video tour 

                                                                          CAN VERRU

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Juicing - day 6 - 7

So I did it!!!!

7 days but nothing but pure juice.. My post is a bit late now, but I did feel amazing after doing this.

 I didn't go straight back on eating like I used to I have a juice every morning and then maybe one for lunch but for dinner I would have a light salad with quinoa and sweet potatoes 
or poached egg with asparagus.

I lost 6 lbs in total, I would recommend this to anyone I have had a few people asking me where to get the supplements and the juicer from. www.juicemaster.com can provide you with everything you need.

One tip though, there was one day that I didn't have all the ingredients for one of the juices, and I would have to say it was NO WAY near as nice, so I would definitely say follow the recipes.

enjoy if you do this 


                                                               MY SALADS FOR DINNER

Monday, 10 June 2013

Juicing - Day 3 - 5

Ok so I'm up to day 5 now, and feel really good :) but I am missing chewing food so I did slip up slightly and had a plain green salad, with spinach,  green beans, soybeans, red pepper & basil, I didn't feel like this was cheating massively as its all healthy food, but it was just extremely difficult being in a restaurant and not ordering anything...  but hey ! I have lost 5lbs so far which I'm happy with but like I said I was never really doing this to loose weight, just to clean my body and have a good detox.

 I found the weekend the hardest as socially I was surrounded by food the whole time at BBQ's and restaurant, so I'm being honest and saying it was tough but I only have 2 more days to go now :)

Out all of the juices though I have tried the Super Juice is still my favorite and when I finish this I will continue to have this every morning and maybe lunchtime as well finishing with a healthy dinner

I have so much energy after having this juice, its almost the like having a coffee in the morning but SO much better for you, I have even converted by boyfriend to having one of them every morning now, which he posted of face book :)

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Juicing - DAY 2

Well this morning I woke up and didn't feel hungry at all! which isn't like me as I love my breakfast, its my FAVORITE meal of the day, so I was really shocked I wasn't craving eggs on toast or something.
Last night however was a bit of a struggle only because my boyfriend decided to bake a cake last night and the smell was so tempting, but I did good and stayed away :) I think he was just testing me or just teasing....

I had the delicious Super Juice this morning and made one for lunch as well, I think so far this is my favorite one, its so green but a lot of my friends think its crazy I drink it, but it tastes so good and the avocado makes it really creamy and more like a smoothie..I LOVE IT!

Here is the recipe

JM's Super Juice
½ lime, peeled
2 apples, any type except Granny Smiths as they don't juice well
½ pineapple
½ medium cucumber
½ ripe avocado
1oz fresh wheatgrass or wheatgrass powder
1 level tsp spirulina
1 capsule of acidophilus bacteria powder
Ice cubes

Also today I made the super juice chute one again, the colour of this one is crazy as the beetroot makes it this really deep red. This one to me is more of a juice which is really refreshing and tastes great.

I make these juices in the morning and have 2 flasks that keep them really cold for me through out the day, the ones I have are from Juice Master website here is the link http://www.juicemaster.com/shop/water-bottles/jm-sigg-flask-white-0-6.html


Oooo tonight was a challenge...
So normally I go and meet my friends for a drink every Thursday and I would maybe have a couple of vodkas and sodas....but I didn't want to break tradition so I went along anyway, but staying strong I just stuck to water, ice and a slice of lime all night, not drinking was fine but when the crisps and roasted  nuts started coming out that's when it got a bit tricky as I do love my crisps  :/ so I just sat with my mates and starting drinking my juice lol :) I was really shocked I managed to hold back  so I'm feeling really pleased and feeling really good so far ...

                                                     My pub drink for the night

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Nothing but juice....Day 1

So I have decide to do the amazing 7lbs in 7 week juicing diet, by the Juice Master Jason Vale.

I have done this already before, at the beginning of 2012  but seeing as its coming up to summer (and I am in dire need of a detox!!!) I'm going to give this diet another go :)

The last time I did it I did find it quite hard the first few days living on nothing but pure juice but after the 3rd or 4th day I remember feeling so energetic and by the end I wasn't craving any fatty food, just salads and healthy dinners.

 I'm not to sure what my total amount of weight was I lost.... I think it may of been 5lbs or 6lbs but I wasn't really doing it to lose weight I just wanted to clean my body of all the rubbish I had consumed over the months.

Any way this is my first day back on the diet and so far I feel fine, got slightly hungry after 2.00pm but I just had the Super Chute Juice  which was delicious. and feel full up again

recipe is below:

  • 2 Golden Delicious or Royal Gala apples
  • A small chunk of carrot
  • ½ stick celery
  • 1 large handful of mixed green leaves – watercress, kale, parsley, spinach and whatever other green leafy vegetables that are available
  • 1 inch slice of cucumber
  • ½ inch chunk of broccoli stem
  • 1 small handful of alfalfa sprouts (found in any good health shop)
  • ¼ inch slice of unpeeled raw beetroot
  • ¼ inch slice courgette (zucchini)
  • 1 small piece of lemon – preferably, wax-free lemon with rind 
  • ¼ inch slice of ginger
  • 1 ice cube
I'll post again more details on Day 2. and let you know how I am getting on :)

                                                                                         SUPER JUICE

Friday, 10 May 2013

Koh Phangan Seaflower Bungalows

I have been to Thailand 3 times now, first when I was 19 in 2007/ 2008 , I had know idea what to expect when I went there, but I fell in love with the country straight away! Koh Samui and Phi Phi were my favorite but after going back there over the years Koh Samui has changed so much so that when me and my boyfriend returned we couldn't really bare to stay there that long so we headed to our new favorite place Koh Phangan,

Yes this island is associated  with the crazy amazing full moon party which I have done 3 times aswell and loved it, but there a beautiful side to Koh Phangan, The place we stay at is Haad Chao Phao,

The first time me and my boyfriend stayed there our resort wasn't that great, but we found a place  right next to us that we that we were so jealous of, with traditionally beach bungalow with hammocks on the porch, stunning garden walk ways, BBQ's in the evening, it just look perfect.  so we promised our selves that next time we came back we will stay there and that's exactly what we did...

The place is called Sea Flower Bungalows, and all the places we have stayed at this is by far the closest to paradise we have found, we stayed there for a a week before traveling around abit, but we didn't want to leave.

We meet some amazing people here, and the family that own the place are so friendly and extremely welcoming. I love everything about this part of the island. and I can not wait to go back here.

     I love Thailand jewellery left is from a shop next to
 Bamboo tattoo shop just up the road from seal flower Bungalows and
 the one on the right is from spell deisgns

  Amsterdam Bar

 chilling in the hammock