Current Playlist

Hello!

Just thinking about how much I love to listen to music has got me wanting to share my top played songs.

I listen to music when I’m getting ready, when I’m travelling, when I’m working, when I’m blogging, when I’m working out, when I’m cooking. Is there such a thing as listening to too much music? I also like having music videos on in the background occasionally. I love how it can just change your mood.

Back when I was 15 I had the studded belt, black vest top look and I loved listening to the likes of Green Day and Good Charlotte. These days I’m all about a variety of music.

So here’s my current top 10 most listened to songs – some of these are slightly older now but I just can’t get enough of them!

  • Faded – Alan Walker
  • Please Don’t Go – Joel Adams
  • Dancing On My Own – Calum Scott
  • Love’s On The Way – Sebastian Kole
  • 7 Years – Lukas Graham
  • First – Cold War Kids
  • Roses – The Chainsmokers
  • I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Mike Posner
  • Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
  • This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris, Rihanna

Live performances I would recommend catching up on (wish I was there in person to enjoy these!):

Adele at Glastonbury – loved her comments in between the singing so down to earth as always!

Calvin Harris at T in the Park – can really tell the energy in the crowd was crazy!

What’s on your playlist, please feel free to share any recommendations of new songs I can try listening to 🙂

Thanks for reading.

Grace

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Carpe Diem – Self reflection

Life gets hectic for all of us at some point or other.

More recently I feel as if I am constantly on the go, there just aren’t enough hours in the day, days in a week and weeks in a year. Days just rolls into one big blur and the weekends come around in a blink.

Finding time for self-reflection despite how hectic life gets is hugely important. We all deserve a bit of ‘me’ time once in a while.

One of my favourite phrases is ‘Carpe Diem’, which translates to Seize The Day. A motto which I strive to live by despite the challenges we come across in life.

These are just a selection of the ways in which I like to relax:

  • Taking a long bath – I love to use Lush bubble bars, my favourite is the comforter.
  • Listening to music – currently can’t get enough of 7 Years – Lukas Graham and Love’s On the Way – Sebastian Kole
  • Going for a walk – just nothing but my thoughts and fresh air
  • Gentle stretching concentrating on my breathing
  • Decluttering – sounds ever so OCD but I was brought up under the understanding that tidy environment = tidy mind

So however hectic life gets don’t forget to cherish the moments with your loved ones and be grateful for the memories and laughter that you share together.

Take time out to focus on yourself – mind, body and wellbeing – you deserve it.

Make every moment count.

Grace

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Health binge

Hello!

I like to think I have a relatively healthy diet but I don’t hold myself back from treats. So I have those days where it starts with a chocolate bar which is followed by a packet of crisps and then heck I’ve started the spiral of being bad might as well have that takeaway fish and chips I was craving. We are all human after all and dark chocolate is supposedly good for you!

So April is all about pushing that diet towards the healthy side. Breakfast is all about fruit and fibre, porridge or greek yogurt topped with fruits.

Lunch is a variation of some form of meat and veg depending on what I have in the fridge.

Dinner is all about leaner meats and cutting back on the lasagne, sausage and mash. Instead opting for salmon and rice and edamame beans or sweet potato and Turkey steaks.

Of course this is all followed by a healthy amount of water consumed through the day (great for health and good skin!).

So here’s one of my easy lunch ideas which can also easily be a side dish for dinner as well.

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So all this required was the below:

Couscous – 200g was plenty for four  lunch portions

Vegetable stock

Lemons, spring onions, cucumber, tomatoes, mushrooms, sunflower seeds

Cooked chicken pieces

After leaving the Couscous to soak in the vegetable stock I just quickly cook up the mushrooms and spring onions and add to the Couscous. I then added the other vegetables and sunflower seeds. With a good squeeze of fresh lemons I then just give it a good mix up. Great for packed lunches or for work served with a wedge of lime or lemon. I like to have this with a portion of mixed fruits and a yogurt.

Healthy balanced diet helps keep a healthy mind 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace

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