Monday, 24 February 2014

Breakfast Yumminess

Hello tea time buddies,

In the midst of trying to prove to my boyfriend that I can indeed cook, I decided to try a tweaked version of french toast i.e. Nutella Cinnamon French Rolls. (PS: They're super easy to make!)

If you're interested in trying them out for yourself, here are the ingredients:

10 Slices of White Bread
1 large egg
Butter for Frying
1 and a half tablespoons of milk

1. Start by removing the crust from the bread, then carefully flatten the bread using a rolling pin until its nice and thin.
2. Cover one side of the flattened bread slices with Nutella
3. Roll up the bread, with the Nutella covered side on the inside and make sure they're nice and tight. You can use some more Nutella to seal them.
4. Whisk the egg and milk together in a bowl
5. Dip the rolled bread into the egg- milk mixture and fry them until they're a nice golden color.
6. For the final cinnamon touches, mix some sugar and cinnamon onto a flat plate and role the freshly fried Nutella roles.
7. Eat :)

I really love this recipe and so did all my family. On the plus side I also managed to impress the boyfriend!

I think this recipe could also easily double as a dessert, combined with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. YUM!

Do you have any simple recipes for breakfast? Let me know in the comments below.


Chanelle xo

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Post-Travel Blues Tips

Hello hello!

After a lovely four days in the UK I'm back on the rock. Amazing days spent with the family playing bingo, singing our hearts out to Buffalo Soldier at karaoke and shopping. Some really well needed relaxed bonding time with the family.

As per my title, yes, the post-travel blues are around. Those feelings of sadness and dread to returning to everyday routine. I definitely know what they're like. Can you relate? Although it may be a bit of a challenge here are some things I've done in order to help myself get through this tough *coughs* (talk about first world problems) time. Maybe they could be of help to any of you.

1. Pampering time
Feeling good about myself, tends to put me in a good mood. I've decided to start taking care my skin a bit more. I got myself some new skincare products by Nspa, which I'll review in a couple of weeks after I've tried them for long enough. So, new products= excitement to try= finding the time to relax and pamper myself just a bit more than usual. Get it?

2. Save up
Holidays tend to leave me with a gaping hole in my pocket. It's time to pay credit card bills! After thats done start saving up. Cut down on shopping and eating out. Please note that you'll be more motivated to do this if you go on to step 3.

3. Plan your next Holiday!
Start your research. Where do you want to go? When's the next long weekend? What's your budget? This gives you some thing to look forward to, therefore giving you the motivation to work harder and save up.

4. Enjoy the present
Sometimes I find that I get so caught up in planning and waiting the next travels (or any plans for that matter) that I literally just try to float through the days leading to it and miss out the present that's right infront of me. Staying put and in the present can be just as beautiful as traveling. Spend time with your family and loved ones. Play the tourist in your own country and go to places you've never been to before. Pretend you're someone who's never seen the sea before (in Malta it's all over the place so we tend to take for forgranted). Believe me, you'll get a totally different perspective!

Go on, beat those blues!

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Chanelle xo

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Busy and Exciting times

Hello dears,

Wooooahh that was one busy busy week! And another busy week is ahead of me. But busy is good! Some time ago I decided to start doing some voluntary work at our local hospital with an organization known as Volserv. This week I've been juggling work between work and the voluntary work training sessions. I'm now looking forward to my final session tomorrow (Monday) to get to know which wards and what duties I've been assigned too!!

Aside from that, next week I'll be on my first plane ride for 2014. I've managed to stay put on the rock for 3 months, which is quite an achievement! Yey me! Well, I shall be off to the UK, and you all know what that means....

and family time!

I'm pretty excited! (My bank account isn't)

May you all enjoy this unexpected sunny Sunday!