Thank you, Universe.

I am a believer that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes I ask why or what or who and I find my questions answered in ways that I might not be able to explain. Is the Universe actually listening to our vibrations and metaphorically speaking to us? I want to test this hypothesis and I have done it several times this year and I can finally rest my heart and mind. I can now accept the end of certain relationships and cut the umbilical cord and rid off of the toxic, negativity and accusations which I didn’t deserve because I’m ready for what’s next on offer for me. The beginning. A Liberation.
I am grateful for those who remain in my life, for those who came and departed after their lessons and excited for the new people who are to arrive. And bring the best out of me and trusting me by giving the opportunity to bring the best out of them.
Thank you for the coincidences of the introduction. That is of acknowledging the values of pausing, the power to listen, waiting in patience, a smile of a stranger, the conversation that lasted just in the period between your and my stop. Thank you for the coincidences of accidents that delayed my step, only to find my self.
Because when you are ready and grateful for all you have, the Universe rewards you with what you deserve and those who are worthy of you. The gone are to remain gone. Be grateful for the beautiful experience and move on.

 

Beast mode – ON!!

Try lunge Swiss ball slams next time you’re in. Great workout not just for the thighs, also tests your balance and upper body strength. Combined with the battle rope and kettlebell – 🔥🔥🔥🔥💪💪💪 Skipping to burn belly fat and reduce body fat! This is the last day I walk, but it was WORTH IT!!

 

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Christmas – Greetings, Food and I!

 

I would write .. but they say a picture speaks a thousand words. And I’ve given you lovely folks six for indulgence purpose. The fourth picture being the ultimate Cherry on Ice xxx

Please read between these images (I spent the night with both Santa and Snowman).

I wish all of you a Wonderful Christmas, because it’s never too late for Seasonal Greetings.

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Start the day with a healthy breakfast. Porridge with cinnamon, banana and water.
It’s Christmas month and there’s lots of temptation for indulgence. It’s not easy passing by aisles of mince pies, mini stollens or Yule log .. And cream 😳I know, right?!
And damn those festive flavoured Pringles! 🤣  I decided to stock my fridge with lots of vegetables and meat and fruits and eggs.

20171212_095450 So I’d make sure that there’s always something more nutritious to devour when I’m hungry and dried fruits and nuts for when I’m craving a snack. I don’t know about most people but I’m keeping it real. Christmas week I’m going to enjoy myself. But till then.. festive flavoured porridge and protein shakes will Do!

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Oh Deer….tame and wild, befriended us.

The deers in Miyajima live in harmony with the people in that  island also known as the Island of Gods. Truly a beautiful sight to observe the respect between the animals and humans surrounded by the calmness of the sea.

I believe if all of us knew where our true stand belongs, living in peace with our fellow humans will be less of just a mere hope and become a living reality.

In any case, if one needs a reality check and reminded of our grounds, I believe a ticket to Japan and a visit to Miyajima is way long over due!

Deer - I see youThis little one followed me around for roasted chestnuts! And gracefully allowed me to snap this picture. Only had to feed half a bag of chestnuts! Yet, it was well deserved.

Just a stroll down memory lane..

I have had the most amazing opportunities in life – to travel. To the most beautiful and breathtaking countries in this wonderful world of ours.

A pleasure that no words can describe. A satisfaction that could only be felt in our hearts through the gift of sight.

I wanted to write a lot about my travels, which I might. But for now, I present a feast for all of you world travellers, dreamers and globetrotters. From the countryside to the busiest cities in the world, come join me as I stroll down my memory lane..

Enjoy the photographs. Owned by me. If you share, please give me the due credit.

With much love.

Osaka-jo Castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan.

One of Japan’s most famous and most important landmarks, built in 1583 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi.

Represents the unity of the Japanese. I was extremely lucky to visit during a festival of music, food and taiko drummers.

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Dancing in scorching heat. I was dancing too, the music was so catchy 🙂

A boat ride around the moat. Best times of the year during the Cherry Blossom (Hanami viewing) in early April.

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Takoyaki – Octopus Balls, a popular street food especially in Osaka. Made with batter, octopus, pickled ginger and spring onions. Served with takoyaki sauce, kewpie ( Japanese mayonaise) and Katsuobushi otherwise known as Bonito, shavings of smoked and dried skipjack tuna. Oishii!!

An owl and an eagle, not one for a poser!