Do small things with great love

The passion for giving presents on the14th of February is a bit upsetting and surreal to me.

All the ladies are on the clock waiting for the gift of their dreams. Husbands and boyfriends are banging the heads to find the perfect gift and generally going for something not quite right …

And the single ladies think that their life probably sucks on that special day called Valentine’s day.

What about other days? Still down no boyfriend in store? And you aged lovebirds? Nothing exciting no more… What about celebrating love and affection all year around, make each other feel great, be spontaneous, act with kindness and do small things with great love .

 

This is what the world needs the most: Love!

 

 

 

It doesn’t matter how you do it, or show it, with big or small gestures, the most important is to give and wait for nothing in return. There should be no special day for kindness! Smile at the one who needs it the most, a shy, sad or homeless person in the street, hold the door for someone, encourage others, call an old friend, be thankful…seek where there is little action but great power.

If you have someone special in your life, don’t wait for a special day to show him/her your love… go and grab some roses or her favourite perfume…Take your mom to a night out, make it special. Appreciate every little moment, live in the present. I love to go to the park and walk barefoot, feeling the breeze and fresh grass between my toes…it is so powerful and I feel rejuvenated.

Don’t celebrate love 1 day of the year, focus on what really matters .Show love in every aspect of your life and make it a daily habit. We often get lost in our routine selfishness. Focus on the giving not the receiving. Share and love deeply.

What’s your thoughts on valentine ‘s day ,share with me your plan, with your friends, family and lovers…

Chapter 2 of 12

Chapter 2 of the year already! It’s February and we must keep bringing those goals, so treat the beginning of every month like the beginning of every year. Set goals and crush ‘em!

Today I want to do a recap of my January achievements and focus on my February plan.

It helped me to make a review of what I achieved so far.

I am always perplexed by January and I always feel overwhelmed by the setting of goals, the stress to start the new year, the finances after Christmas…it is such a long month!

Well I am happy that January is over, and this is my ‘wrap-up’ of it.

-Start running twice a week

I started running twice a week for 30 minutes in a slow pace. It’s been very hard with the cold, the rain and the all-around miserable weather out there, but I did start.

I do a warm up first of 15 minutes of skipping and then jog for half an hour. The truth is I don’t like running but I have to get more active to achieve my goal and I have to push myself even when I don’t like it.

Manage to lose 1.5 kg

Smoothies in my first week of January! I re-introduced kale, spinach, and pineapple in my diet. Eat your greens, exercise and watch how quickly you’ll drop sizes.

I won’t lie to you, I  probably had 3 days when I had pizza and chocolate. But managed to get back out there and get rid of those calories. If I can do it, so can you!

-Cutting down sugar in the morning

Sugar is the biggest enemy that we have in our diet. It is really hard to quit so I decided to take it slow. I choose to not have any sweets for breakfast such as jam and butter on toast or any fruit yogurt. I swapped for avocados on toast, I made some homemade granola and I ate fresh fruit and cottage cheese.

As I said before I had few days where I couldn’t negotiate with myself and I had to have a few chocolate bars. I know, I know. I was not very proud of me on those days…

Rebuild my blog from scratch

I owe you an apology for not being in touch for a while. My blog has disappeared! I haven’t saved anything of mine as a back up so my recipes, photos, articles were all gone. I had to rebuild it. Re-install WordPress and my theme… And I am still working on it. Please be patient a little longer, everything will be back on track soon. I believe that the Universe has given me another chance to make it better this time around.

-Started a new Travel and Tourism course!

Well I’m starting 2018 as a student, yeaahhh! It’s been awhile since I was at school so I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully with my blog and the course I can be a better travel writer.

February goals for me include doing better, than I was in January. Fingers crossed, I would like to go running 3 times a week instead of 2. I’d like to cut sugar in the evening, after dinner especially. Write more, fill my blog with more content. Share more, love deeply…

What are your goals for February ? Let me know down below

What to love about February ?

February has been associated with romance and called the month of love! It is funny because February is freezing cold, dark and short for most of us. I’m intrigued by the fact that people officially conclude that it is the most romantic time of the year.

Well I guess that is because Cupid is supposed to be flying around on Valentine’s Day! Or because both a fierce winter and a cosy atmosphere is appreciated more with a love affair! Everything starts with love and I’m ready to start February with love!

So here is what to love about February

January is over:

Ching ching.. It’s finally Pay day after 31 days. It’s been way too long. I could not wait for January to be over!

Cold but sunny:

a few more weeks and spring is on the way. Look on the bright side, the sun is already shining more.

28 days only:

Hell yeah! The shortest month of the year! What else can I say?

Cancer day:

 4th of February is World Cancer Day.

This is a day to bring awareness and education about the illness. I have some members of my family who were taken too soon and some who are still affected by the awful condition. It is a subject that is very important to me. Just give your support, love and provide help to others. There are so many activities on World Cancer Day to participate in, such as marathons, concerts…So don’t forget every little contribution will help to beat cancer sooner!

 



Nutella Day:

 5th of February we celebrate the world famous chocolate spread Nutella. Enjoy your yourself but don’t get as nuts as the French did a few weeks ago. Yeah, Nutella was at huge discount .It was all over the news, there were fights in the supermarkets for jars of Nutella. Imagine that!

Mardi Gras festivities:

As a child I used to love Mardi Gras, in fact I still do. I remember being at school, making all sort of fancy dress out of cardboard. There was always a fair, too. And the bonbons that we had at school, the crepes, beignets, cakes… Good times back then. It’s different for me now, but I really wish to spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans one day. I hear there is another level to it there…(New Orleans is on my bucket list!) Many festivities going on here in London: live music, parade, check the programme out here http://themetropolist.com

Pancake day: 

Everyone loves pancakes, there’s no real need to have a special day to remind us of that, but it is nice to have a day to celebrate this simple, comforting, gourmet food. Either sweet or savory, with cheese and ham, chocolate spread or jam…I love it all and so do you.

Valentine Day:

Happy Valentine’s day! This year, with a twist: the 14th of February is the day people most explicitly go about showing the love and affection they feel for their partners. I suggest on this occasion for a change, take a little more care about you. And a little more each day after that. Love starts with you, first and foremost. Celebrate self-love, find out what you like, what you want by finding and appreciating love for yourself with which you will be able to connect to and love others. Stop waiting for roses and chocolate, start loving yourself and the rest will follow!

Chinese New year :

Chinese New Year is approaching fast.

16th of February, and it’s the Year of the Dog.

I can’t wait for this, there will be a lot of festivities taking place in Chinatown in London. Parades and cultural activities will be held at Trafalgar and also at Leicester Square. Find out more here  http://www.timeout.com

This is what to love about February. Share what your love of this month is about.