• You're the only bun for me πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ Hot Cross Buns are an absolute fave πŸ₯°πŸ€€ So much so, that I regularly ditch birthday cake for them - I'm so lucky my birthday is always somewhere close-ish to Easter. This year, we picked up some salted caramel hot cross buns from @aldiuk during our weekly shop and gosh, they are SO GOOD. Not too sweet or overly salted caramel, but just enough flavour to shine through. The regular hot cross bun taste staying strong too 🀀 mmm... Got some left, and trying to decide when it's best to tuck into one today. Oh the decisions you get when you have a whole weekend predominantly inside, apart from exercise πŸ˜‚ .
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  • One step at a time 🎢 Thought was quite apt for this strange and uncertain time 😳 it's an even stranger time for a birthday πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Today I enter the last year of my 20s.. HELLO 29 πŸŽˆπŸ‘‹πŸ» Not quite the birthday (week) we had planned, but going to make the most and be grateful for every little thing πŸ™πŸ» Luckily, I'm stuck with @samikid88 in our gorgeous little flat, so that's a good start! πŸ˜‚
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  • I've bean thinking a lot recently... 😏 Well, always do. But it's funny how all the beige food is so hard to get right now. Just shows how much we love it - beige is good though right?! Comforting. Can't believe when I was little I wouldn't touch baked beans. In fact I used to pour ketchup and brown sauce/salad cream all over it to mask the flavour when mum tried to make me eat them 😷 Funny how your taste buds change as you grow up. Ooo how much I enjoyed this 😍🀀
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  • Just getting into the flow πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Coming back to the current situation has been a little strange, but we're quickly adjusting. Today, we managed to get out for a run - it was meant to be a steady jog to slowly get back into it (especially with Chris building the strength of his achilles), but we were out for over an hour in the beautiful sunshine. Distancing ourselves from those we passed (of course) who also had taken the opportunity to get out in the lovely weather for some much needed fresh air. It was a hard run, and I felt very nauseous when I got back, but also felt amazing. Whilst we can go out (and keep our distance), we're going to try to do a decent run every other day, and workout/stretch the days in between - I know it will do wonders for my mental health right now and I'm already excited to do some of the live streamed workouts I've been seeing crop up! How are you guys holding up your self care right now? Remember, we all need to be kind to ourselves - now and always πŸ₯° .
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  • LOTS OF SOCKS 🧦 Today is World Down Syndrome Day - to raise awareness of, and celebrate those amazing people who have Down's Syndrome. Celebrating diversity and showing we're all different and unique in our own way πŸ₯° Despite everything going on right now, it's amazing to see so many getting their odd socks out and supporting this amazing charity who I've had the privelege of doing some volunteering with over the past 6 months. Some of you may know, @samikid88 works for the @downs_syndrome_association (how I got into it), and they truly do some amazing things, including the advocacy group I help with πŸ₯° My aim was to help out every other month this year, but unfortunately due to everything going on, that is going to be on pause, but I can't wait until I can get back into it whenever that may be. 
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  • Cannot espresso how amazing Vietnam has been 😍 despite everything currently going on in the world right now (can't believe how much its changed in the 2 weeks we've been away), we have experienced and seen so many wonderful things, and had plenty of delicious food too. As well as beers and of course the vietnamese coffee. We only left Vietnam 12 hours ago and I'm already missing the coconut coffee and yoghurt coffee! 😍 We're currently 4 hours into a 12 hour stopover due to cancelled flights.. 😴 Not quite halfway through our 28 hour journey home (meant to be 15) πŸ˜… we're definitely going to be tired bears when get finally touch down, but it'll be worth it. .
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  • Secret Garden 🌸🍚 This super cute rooftop restaurant really is a secret garden. One of our final spots in Vietnam, during our slow last day in Ho Chi Minh City today .. We had to wander down a quiet mews, and up four flights of stairs of a random building to get in 😳 we'd actually found this spot on one of the Vietnam roundups on @eastlondonfoodiegirl πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Food was pretty darn good - the steamed jasmine rice was only 10,000 vnd and all you can eat, the mackerel in tomato sauce was cooked well and rich in flavour, the ribs were in a delicious sweet and sticky sauce, and the chicken with lemongrass was fab too. Service was OK, but all felt a little odd, maybe as it was so quiet πŸ˜” Chris managed to get stung by a big bee too πŸ™„ but it's OK guys, he's OK πŸπŸ™ŒπŸ» .
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  • Ho Chi Minh City πŸ“Œ Back to where our adventure began almost 2 weeks ago. Wow what a difference 2 weeks can make. Luckily HCMC is pretty much as vibrant as ever - so we easily managed to grab some dinner, a beer, and head back to our cute little apartment for the night. Currently debating whether or not we do our final tour tomorrow down to a part of the Mekong Delta (one of the only parts open) or stay in the city closer to the airport just incase as our flight home has already changed (now 8 hours longer meaning we don't arrive until Friday am) πŸ˜’πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ it's proving to be a very difficult decision. .
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  • Keep on rollin' rollin' rollin'.. 😏 I reckon I'm going to come home looking like a spring roll πŸ˜‚ but seriously, out here they've been amazing in most places we've dined. This spot, Mr. Bay Mien Tay, was a lovely little family run establishment so we just had to stop in for dinner. Couldn't resist trying their spring rolls, and the minted pork on a stick - both were super delicious; the spring roll so crisp with lots of filling, and the pork juicy and beautifully seasoned. We might have almost fought over the extra one of each πŸ˜…
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  • πŸ•ŠοΈβ€οΈ Peace & love β€οΈπŸ•ŠοΈ Think what these beautiful birds symbolise is quite apt right now. Wishing they'd help soothe and quieten my worried or troubled thoughts.. Had a moment of weakness (and panic) this morning. I am feeling extremely lucky to be out here, having left the UK well before everything got to such a scale. And whilst Vietnam is doing an incredible job at containing the virus and looking after its residents, closing attractions and such, I'm constantly switched onto the news and advice, ensuring nothing is going to stop us getting home on Thursday. It's a scary time. I know we've posted some incredible pics and stories, and We're trying to make the most of being out here (whilst following all the vietnamese ways - face masks and sanitizer, as well as temperature checks in certain locations), and navigating the closures and cancellations of tours (thankfully we've managed to easily sort hotel stays using booking.com πŸ™ŒπŸ») but we're certainly not forgetting about what's going on in the background. And when we do get back, we'll be taking all the precautions everyone else is. Which does mean pushing back/cancelling my birthday celebrations and not seeing close family until it all settles down 😭 just hoping the world can all come together, across countries, and beat this 🀞🏻 Sending everyone all the love for the week ahead ❀️
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Lashes of Lifestyle (aka CloHutch_)

My 100 Dreams

We all need goals/dreams. Something to aim/strive for, something to look forward to, and remind us what we really want to get out of life. Sometimes, work can get in the way and we need something to refer back to when booking the next big adventure.

In 2014, I built a list of my 100 dreams, but as I’ve grown over the last 3 years into the person I am today, goals and dreams have changed slightly, but I’ve still achieved so much from my original list. Here’s what I’ve achieved over the last 3 years:

  1. Swim with Dolphins
  2. Visit Amsterdam
  3. Visit Madrid
  4. Visit Budapest
  5. Do a food writing course
  6. Hire a Barclays Bike and go for a bike ride to a park
  7. …Cycle round Hyde Park
  8. Go to a festival
  9. Go to a camping festival
  10. Learn how to shoot food photography with a professional camera
  11. Go Quad Biking
  12. Run a half marathon
  13. Get Better at swimming so I can comfortably swim in the sea on holidays (I’m getting there!)
  14. Write for an online publication
  15. Move in with Alex and others
  16. Go to a food festival
  17. Go to the V&A
  18. Visit the London Dungeons
  19. Make a birthday cake
  20. Design my own tattoo
  21. Go on a UK weekend away with Alex
  22. Go to yoga classes
  23. Try pilates
  24. Go on a girls weekend away
  25. Go to Notting Hill Carnival again
  26. Raise money for the Haemophilia Society
  27. Go to Winter Wonderland again
  28. Go watch the recording of a TV show
  29. Do the colour run
  30. Try Oysters
  31. Try Ackee and Saltfish
  32. Learn how to make decent Caribbean food
  33. Try Kangaroo
  34. Go to a Dutch bar for work drinkies with Work Colleagues
  35. Go on a night out to the Book club
  36. Go on a night out to Cargo
  37. Go to a proper Arsenal Game
  38. Re-design my blog
  39. Try cooking new dishes – document on my blog
  40. Eat at Hawksmoor
  41. Cook a Sunday Roast for the flat
  42. Learn to cook Jollof Rice
  43. Go for a fancy bottomless brunch
  44. Join a book club – I just need to keep it up. Why am I such a slow reader?
  45. Go to a supperclub

And here’s what I still want to achieve and experience:

  1. Do 24 hours in Paris as it’s super easy via the EuroStar!
  2. See Ed Sheeran live
  3. Weekend break in Barcelona
  4. Trip to Brussels
  5. Make my own wedding dress…once it comes to the time
  6. Go away for new year with a group of friends and see the new year in with drinks and games
  7. Go to an overseas festival
  8. Visit Berlin
  9. Do a barrecore class
  10. Write for another online publication
  11. Get work published in print
  12. Go and see Rome
  13. Go spend a weekend in beautiful Venice
  14. Trek from London to home – 96.7 miles
  15. Do an art workshop/course in London
  16. Eat at Chiltern Firehouse
  17. Take a Belly Dancing Class – make myself get over my negative obsession with my stomach
  18. Get back into Hip Hop – I’d love to be able to do a duet with Alex
  19. Go to the Museum of Brands
  20. Go to the National History Museum
  21. Spend an afternoon rollerblading
  22. Completely fill a sketchbook with drawings/paintings
  23. Learn to play tennis properly
  24. Go to Madame Tussauds
  25. Climb the O2
  26. Learn to Knit
  27. Be Body Happy!
  28. Go on a segway experience
  29. Go on a fitness weekend
  30. Go camping
  31. Do a bread making workshop
  32. Rent a paddle boat in one of the london parks
  33. Go to the Oxford Street light switch on at Selfridges this Christmas
  34. Watch the sun rise from the Duck & Waffle
  35. Go to a random gig in London
  36. Learn to be more mindful and deal with my anxiety
  37. Learn to wear a cap – Alex thinks I look cool but I’m not convinced!
  38. Host a supperclub (or brunch club as I do love cooking pancakes)
  39. Visit America
  40. Trek through America’s National Park
  41. Go to watch the World Hip Hop Championships
  42. Visit Australia
  43. Visit India – I’d love to go. So many say it’s a huge culture shock and I really want to experience it.
  44. Go to Nigeria – Some of boyfriend’s family are from there and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books have made me really want to go and experience the country
  45. Go to Barbados – Again some of my boyfriend’s family are from there, and apparently it’s just amazing.
  46. Go to Thailand
  47. Go to Hawaii and do the Hula, party on the beach
  48. Visit Prague
  49. Make the most amazing speech at my sister’s wedding
  50. See Dream Girls at the theatre
  51. Do an inflatable obstacle course
  52. Do a massage course
  53. Go to see Harry Potter in theatre
  54. Go for a UK weekend break somewhere on the coast
  55. Be in charge of Christmas Dinner and completely smash it!Β With a little help obviously!

4 Comments

  1. TJ

    I’ve done Amsterdam and Hawksmoor and I recommend them both! I love your list πŸ˜€ now I’m gonna have to go work out my own…

    1. lashesoflifestyle

      So jealous you’ve done Hawksmoor, still need to plan my meal there! Pleased I inspired you to go write a dreams list, to make the most out of life πŸ™‚

  2. Kayleigh

    This is a BRILLIANT idea!

    I’m so tempted to do this.

    1. lashesoflifestyle

      Thanks babe! Do it. It’s great to have goals and a list of things you want to do so you can tick them off when done. It’s made me feel like I’m actually doing more of what i really want to do! x

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