Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Marrakech Part Two // Moroccan Adventure

Moroccan cuisine has long been a favourite of mine. I love tagines and couscous and all the middle eastern spices which are used. 

Me and Emma decided to make Moroccan cuisine part of our trip by taking a cooking class. The class was booked through our hostel, Rainbow Marrakech, and took place at their sister Riad. 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Ouzoud Waterfalls // Moroccan Adventures

On our second day in Morocco, Emma and I decided to take a day trip to Ouzoud falls. We had heard lots of good things about the waterfalls, and were eager to take a look at them ourselves.

Marrakech Part One // Moroccan Adventure

"A visit to Marrakech was a great shock to me. This city taught me colour"
- Yves Saint Laurent

Morocco has been top of my wander lust list for as long as I can remember. Something about the vibrant colours, bustling atmosphere and exotic food always appealed to me. 

At the start of July, Emma and I boarded a flight heading to the Moroccan capital, Marrakech. We had been planning our trip away for months, so eagerly stepped off the plane into the blazing heat ready for an adventure.

This Week's Happiness List

Since my last happiness post 2 weeks ago, a LOT has happened.

I have travelled to Northern Africa with my best friend Emma to explore the streets of Marrakech, lots of posts to follow! It was a real assault on the senses, and we had the most amazing time soaking up the culture, and the 45 degree heat! I am also now officially a graduate! You can call me Rosie McKay BA (Hons) ;). 

Monday, 6 July 2015

All Natural Fudge Chocolate Squares

I don't know about you, but I can lose hours and hours searching Pinterest for exciting recipes. I have separate boards for a variety of courses, from drinks to veggie dishes. My favourite board to add to though has to be my baking/treat board

On Sunday, James and I spent the day in the kitchen baking up some treats. All three recipes we followed came from Pinterest, it really is the greatest and most extensive cook book you could ever ask for! 

This Week's Happiness List

As I write this, I am nervously awaiting my degree classification results coming through! So I thought I would write this post to take my mind off it for a little while!

This week has been INSANELY hot in the UK. I have personally loved it, I tried not to moan about being hot as I have spent the past however many months feeling freezing cold 90% of the time! It was nice to sit in the garden with an ice cold drink, my favourite being a cold brewed fruit tea with plenty of ice!

1. Driving again! I have missed being behind the wheel, and being able to drive, even if it is just ferrying my parents around ;), still makes me feel mature and like a real grown up!

2. A family BBQ on Wednesday, the hottest July day on record! We had plenty of salads and I enjoyed some prawn skewers. 

3. A walk in the countryside near my house one afternoon. I fancied getting out of the house for a bit, so headed out in the sun and cleared my head.

4. Lebanese feasting on Friday night. James and I made an array of Lebanese dishes and kindly shared them with my step-dad, who sang our praises non-stop!

5. A typical James & Rosie Sunday filled with baking! We made earl grey shortbread, carrot cake oatmeal cookies and healthy chocolate fudge squares (recipe post to follow). 


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Lake Bled // Slovenian Adventure

Lake Bled may be one of the most picturesque destinations I have ever visited. The cobbled streets, gothic castle and the beautiful scenery make this a must visit place for any tourists to Slovenia.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July Wish List

We are now over halfway through 2015, which is a really crazy thought. Summer is by far my favourite season, and with this first week of July set to be a scorcher in England, I am one happy English Rosie!