Out and About|Suvlaki

Greek food has always been one of my favourite. When we used to live in Germany, our parents used to always treat us to a Gyros meal at the little Greek restaurant in Heinsberg. In fact, when we do go back to Germany now and then, we still go there! It has sort of become our little tradition.

Hence, my sister and I decided to give Suvlaki a go! Continue reading “Out and About|Suvlaki”

Out and About|Palm Vaults

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On my birthday, my sister and I had brunch at Palm Vaults. The café is decorated in a very urban way. You can tell even before entering the café, that you aren’t entering your normal cafés like Costa or Starbucks. You will be surrounded with pastel decor and plants hanging beautifully from the ceiling. Oh and if you are a vegan, you will be spoiled for choice!

To begin, I had a Lavender Latte and toast with tomato, basil and pesto. My sister had a mushroom toastie.

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Food|Review: Gousto


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Out and About|Review: Emerald Lake Lodge



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Emerald Lake Lodge is where I spent my first stay once I arrived In Canada this Summer. I got there really late and to be honest, was a bit lost. Thankfully the shuttle bus driver was there and made sure I got to the main reception safely. He was really friendly and made me feel really welcome. Checking in at the reception was quick and easy. Once I got the keys I couldn’t wait to go to my cabin and just go to sleep as a I had a very hectic journey.

So got to my cabin and opened the door. Just wow. It was exactly as described. I loved the small details. The bed was so comfy and the fire place just made it so much more better! I got told at the reception that wifi is only available at the main lodge, but I managed to get enough wifi connection from my room! The only issue I had was that the bathroom lock was broken.

The next day I managed to get an early morning view of the location. My view from the balcony was just so peaceful and spectacular.

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Once I got ready, I went out for a little stroll. The weather was quite chilly, and parts of the lake was still frozen, but that is quite normal for Canada during May. So if you do decide to go around the time I went there, be prepared!

Overall I gave the Emerald Lake Lodge a 4 out 5 score on tripadvisor. Bear in mind, I only stayed there for a night and i didn’t try out the food they offered. If it wasn’t for the bathroom lock, I would have given them a 5 out of 5. You have to go there just to experience the view it has to offer.

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Guest Post|Garnier Micellar Water: 1 Product, 3 Reviews

Garnier Micellar Water Review I helped out Jess to review the Garnier Micellar Water. There are three reviews on the product. Do check out Jess’ other posts on both Rock Paper Whisk and her own blog.

To read the post click the link below :) x

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I know a lot of people have been raving about the Garnier Micellar water so I wanted to put together a special review from 3 different bloggers right here on one page for you.  The first review comes to you from Aja, founder of rockpaperwhisk.com – a lifestyle blog to bring out the creative side […]

https://jessaras.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/garnier-micellar-water-1-product-3-reviews/

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Tip 3- Flawless skin

The one thing I get complimented on most of the time, is my face. I’ve had a lot of people tell me that they love my skin, and that they wish their face was so flawless as mine.

The thing is…girls…My skin has it’s bad days as well. I get the random spot now and then. But here is my normal routine that possibly contributes to my “flawless” skin. Oh and by the way… I’m not really a skin expert. This is purely just based on my skin and my experiences.

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To be honest with you, my memory is really, really, really bad. But from what I can remember, this year has been quite a roller coaster.

I quit the pharmacy assistant job I had at the end of the previous year and it was really though for me. There have been weeks where I only lived on cornflakes and sometimes days when I didn’t eat at all and just lived on water. I’ve never felt so poor and lost. I have never felt so emotionally unstable before. I’ve had second thoughts about the course I am currently doing, and even was on the verge of changing it.

The first half of the year was very stressful. I even went to get myself checked out, because I really wasn’t myself. Lots of sleepless nights, days that I pretty much just wasted by not doing anything and most of the time just spent within four walls.

The stress did have an advantage…For a bit anyway. I went to the gym, in the hope of a distraction, but even that didn’t work out along the line. I came across people that weren’t supportive, and instead decided to make me feel worse about myself, stating the obvious and making me feel like I have no hope.

During the summer holidays, I had to find myself a job so I could pay my rent for my student house in third year. My job was at a customer service centre, taking calls from customers who were mostly expecting a parcel. As you could imagine, the job was horrible. Most of the customers on the line were just complaining and even verbally abusing me through the phone. Most of the time it wasn’t anything personal and I knew that. But it really does get to you eventually. Constantly listening to people yell at you from 8 in the morning till 8 in the afternoon is not really ideal. I’ve had moments when I just went on a break, went to the toilets just to cry my eyes out. Eventually I ended up quitting the job. I didn’t earn enough and was unable to pay the first rent payment.

A lot more went on this year. But there were some amazing memories I will cherish, too. For example, my week in London. The London trip was amazing. To think I have lived in England for about ten years and I only really got to see London properly this year is kind of bad. I have been to London before, but my week there has really made me wonder why I haven’t explored it like this before. London truly is an amazing city. The one week I spent there was not enough! But that’s good, because now I have a reason to go to London more often!

While I was in London, I had the pleasure of meeting four amazing people Kavino (MYA Photography), Vithya (Hair and Make up Artist), Koby (founder of Tamil Hindu Weddings) and a member of the Vivaha Magazine, whose name  I unfortunately can’t remember (I’m sorry if you ever read this!). I won a competition around that time for a photo shoot run by Tamil Hindu Weddings. The photo shoot didn’t carry on as planned, because I ended up backing out due to personal reasons. Nevertheless, meeting them was an absolute pleasure. A special shout out to Kavino who I’ve talked to more than the others. She truly is an amazing and kind person. Beautiful inside and out!

There were other special moments, like actually somehow passing my second year (thank god), my 21st birthday, my dad’s 50th birthday, the Christmas Eve Party recently and of course starting this blog!!!

This year has taught me a lot of lessons, given me a lot of good memories and made me meet a lot of new kind souls who I’m looking forward to sharing more memories with in the coming years.

I’m not going to lie and say that I have already corrected the mistakes I have made in 2014. I still don’t have a proper job and I’m still struggling a bit financially, but I’m not going to let that ruin me. Instead, I’m just going to make sure I make good use of every second of the coming years.

Hopefully 2015 will be much better than 2014. Make every second of the coming years count!

I wish you all an amazing New Year!!!

Aja x

P.S. Sorry about the really long post!!!