• A favourite snap ❀️ I know, I know I usually start with a pun.. But this didn't need one 😏 Today marks 4 months since I've basically, solely been with this human.. Every day! And while I kinda feel like we've been robbed of two proper summers (remember last year he tore his achilles), at least we're still together, making our own fun (we constantly make fun of eachother - swipe to see evidence at this party) and enjoying the little things πŸ₯° However, I still wanted to throw it back to this.. One of my fave pics of the two of us; when we went to one of his Nigerian family celebrations, and I was welcomed by all, dressed in his family native and embracing the festivities πŸ₯° Absolutely loved it. Hoping to start seeing family soon.. And let's just hope (and keep everything crossed) that the rona goes away, so celebrations can commence too 😍
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  • Bake it 'til you make it.. through lockdown 😏 and then bake some more, obvs. We haven't done enough baking these past few months, whilst stuck indoors. In fact, last weekend was the first bake of lockdown in our flat 😱😱 I know right?! We're more cookers than bakers I guess. But these were super therapeutic to make. And although not quite the rock buns/cakes I had hoped they'd turn out like (although miniature), they make for a VERY TASTY cookie 🀀 soft inside too! The recipe definitely needs a little work for good ol' rock buns, but these are helping us get through the week! 😍🀀
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  • Tell me what's lasag-na mind 😏🍴 on mine right now, all the grateful feelings for making a big lasagna yesterday, so there were leftovers for tonight 🀀 This is exactly what I needed this eve - even more minimum effort because Chris sorted the sides and reheated the dish πŸ˜‚ The dream end to Monday πŸ₯° How are you finishing yours? .
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  • This too shall pass πŸ™πŸ» I don't just mean the rain (we've been watching the weather change so unpredictably today). My auntie Jo sent me this parable as it featured in her 21 day meditation today, and it really made me think πŸ₯° It talks about how not only will the bad times pass (a good thought in itself to help get through those tougher moments in time), but so will the good. Yep, those don't stick around either. Meaning they should be cherished and savoured as we live through them. I'm definitely taking this with me, and hope to make sure I really let myself enjoy those moments as much as possible. I thought this might be a good little parable to share with you for a Sunday night - if you do have Sunday blues, they'll pass 😘 .
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  • Can't egg-nore the call for a super tasty weekend brekkie 😏🀀 Yes, I know what you're thinking.. It looks like it's going to be one messy bagel. I can confirm, it was πŸ˜‚ Soft scramble certainly doesn't always stay inside. But gosh, it's worth getting messy for. Garlic soft scramble with breaded ham inside a lightly toasted bagel makes for one seriously dreamy brekkie to start the weekend. How are you starting yours?
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  • Gifted | It's all run and games out jogging in this heat 🌞πŸ”₯Not sure how I'm still smiling at this point πŸ˜… Might be because we we're actually going my pace πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ or because I was in my  @modibodi shorts πŸ™ŒπŸ» They're designed to help with those 'oops' moments (incontinence), which many runners experience - after doing a whole lotta reading, I now know it's totally normal πŸ‘ŒπŸ» I've been trialling out the active running shorts with light-medium coverage (anything more than very little leaks, Modibodi sell pants with more coverage too) over the last few weeks and they've been fab at covering up those, what could be, embarrassing happenings. They're also super comfortable and I feel totally covered. They make me feel more confident out on my long runs - I struggle more with controlling my body when it's hot and I'm pushing myself for a greater distance, so they've been great for helping me feel like I can push myself, to keep going, and hit personal bests. But equally just enjoy my long runs πŸ₯° And that is why they make me smile. Have you ever suffered from 'oops' moments out running? What keeps you smiling when out for a run? .
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  • I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because.. This is how we stew it πŸ˜πŸ€€πŸ˜‚ Well actually, this is how @samikid88 does dinner 😍 He's been dying to try more slow cooker dinners so we're not in the kitchen all eve. This was one of his first - a beef stew. Diced beef and onions, browned then popped in the slow cooker, with carrots, beef stock and spices for 4 hours on high πŸ‘ŒπŸ» When it came to the eve, he only needed to boil some rice and steam some veg - and the stew was so rich, soft and tasty 🀀 that beef was heavenly. He can definitely do this again πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜ .
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  • Avo fancied anything more? 😏πŸ₯‘ I saved one of my avocadoes for the weekend.. So when Chris requested soft boiled eggs yesterday, I knew exactly what was going with mine 😏 I actually managed to do 3 perfectly runny soft boiled eggs in one go. THREE. Mine, which is always last to peel, was still dreamy - and mmm half on each piece of my smashed avo on toast, it was one heavenly brunch. How has your weekend been? Hope you've had lots of delish food and looked after yourselves πŸ’ž
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  • I sky with my little eye πŸ‘€β˜οΈ I'm not quite ready to brace the world yet (even after 9. 5 hours sleep - I obvs needed it),but when I am I'm hoping the weather app is still telling the truth 🀞🏻 (does anyone's ever get it completely right?) it's rest day today πŸ™ŒπŸ» So as the weather looks like it'll be pretty OK (even nice), I'm hoping we'll venture out for a stroll to do some more exploring of our local area πŸ₯° Still feeling lucky to be in this area πŸ₯° what have you got planned for yourself this Saturday? .
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  • Lettuce eat 😏πŸ₯¬πŸ€€ Hummus bowls are a fave that I don't have enough! I actually burnt my fingers cooking the potato and carrot for this one (be careful guys!) 😳 I just got too excited at the prospect of the completed dish 😍 roasted potato, onions, cumin spiced carrots and mushroom with fresh leaves and juicy tomato. Along with a big dollop of hummus 🀀 what's not to get excited about? Absolutely dreamy combo! .
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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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