Weekending in Berlin
And I loved it. Check out my tips for the coolest spots in Mitte, Berlin’s busiest and most central district.
Doing Yoga every damn day
Well not quite. But about 4-5 days a week, which felt like A LOT! I’ve been upping my fitness game in general and to balance out all the cardio and HIIT, I’ve been adding 20 minutes of yoga to the end of every workout as well as doing an hour online class once a week. Finally, literally a year and a half after starting yoga, I am starting to see some proper progress with my flexibility! Turns out that whole ‘consistency is key’ thing is true.
On my new La Vie Boheme Yoga mat BTW!
I absolutely adore my Mandala travel mat from La Vie Boheme so I decided to get a second one! This time I went for the Najavo in white and I love it just as much!
Also pictured is my copy of The Inner Fix , by Persia Lawson & Joey Bradford of Addictive Daughter which I’m currently getting stuck into! Full review coming up soon!
I live in Ireland; Summer will inevitably be a few sporadically sunny days here and there- if even that. But that can’t stop me from dreaming! Pinterest is feeding my sun infused daydreams at the moment.
Having said that, I am . .
Getting ready for Portugal!
June 1st, I’m off to Bura Surhouse in Lagos, Portugal (Aer Lingus and Ryanair both have direct flights to Faro from Shannon. Handy!) Ten days of sun, yoga, beach and wine. All the good stuff in life!
Look out for my upcoming post on the perfect holiday capsule wardrobe!
Stocking up on summer reads
Like a lot of people, I have pretty varied reading tastes. I love a good novel- preferably set somewhere exotic obvs -as well as real life spy thrillers or political biographies. Below are some books I’ve recently devoured and highly reccomend!
Cooking ALL of the courgettes!
My Hemsley + Hemsley spiraliser is one of the best kitchen gadgets I’ve ever bought; I use it at least once a week and it’s really helped me cut back on carbs. Courgetti and meatballs is a weekly staple of mine! I upped the ante recently when I tried courgette lasagne- using sliced courgettes instead of pasta sheets. It’s a really simple substitution (although make sure to grill the courgette slices first to dry them out) which my best friend Roisin and I really enjoyed. My dad also sampled it however and was not entirely convinced! One for low carb converts I reckon!
Posting my top travel tips
Look out this month for more travel tips including how to pack for an active holiday! But catch up with these ones first.
5 Easy Ways to make long haul flying a breeze!
5 Easy Steps to Pack for 3 months in South East Asia!
How to Choose the Perfect Solo Adventure!
Look out in June for. . .
How I got on in Portugal, more travel tips, some fitspiration and my summer reading list!
P.S. In case you missed it
Check out this piece all about coping with plot twists and losing your fear of failure! Then go subscribe to The Fail Feed. From the amazing women behind Foreign Policy Interrupted, The Fail Feed encourages us not to compare our ‘cutting room floors to someone else highlight reel,’ It’s about being honest and providing a much needed reality check. Launching soon!
You are busy!
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Lovely blog Louise 😊
Thanks for reading Grainne!
Have a great time in Portugal!
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