Travel: A Drive to the Village of Chamarel

The best way to find your way around was to drive around, or get a bus and venture out to get a full experience. Ventured to Chamarel a village located in Riviere Noire District after finding out the national drink in Mauritius is Rum made from sugarcane which they grow in abundance and use partly…

What’s Cooking: Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This is my go to salad on a hot day or night when I want to dine in and most of the ingredients are what you have in the cupboard and just need to whip up something quick and satisfying. Total Time: 15 Minutes Serves: 2 INGREDIENTS A packet of frozen prawns or shrimp 2…

Travel: A Walk in Pamplemousses

If you enjoy the great outdoors and walking I would recommend the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses located in the north west of Mauritius. You have the option of a hiring a guide for a small fee to walk you through all the different exotic plant types and the unassuming plants that turn…

Skincare: No Sulphates Please!

While with most people it’s easy to use any product and is not something they have to put too much thought into, my case is different like many people who react to sulphates as highlighted in my blog post living an sls free life. So, I recently got my skin tested at the Face Shop…

A Mauritian Beach Day

A beach holiday means plenty of swimming, sunsets, sunrises, seafood, tanning and cocktails which Mauritius gave me in abundance. We were staying at one of the beautiful villas in Mont Choisy which is a 2 minute walk to the beach. Mont Choisy has the longest beach in the north of Mauritius which forms an arc,…

Travel: Postcard from Port Louis

The year has just felt like a blur and a much needed more like required holiday was just what the doctor ordered. Destination, Mauritius a 4 hour flight from Johannesburg take off was just before 2 pm we landed at just after 7 pm, local time they are 2 hours ahead timewise. The island is…

What’s Cooking: Potato Soup

Ah the potato! That wonderful plant that we made chips with. Really wanted to make something simple but full of flavour and all I had was mostly potatoes to work with so soup it would be. I had never made it before but it is easy to make like most soups. With so many delicious…

A Week In My Life

This year is moving very fast we are in April already I swear it was January last week. I wanted to share a rather busy and interesting week that I had. Monday 6.30 am: Most mornings I start with a little prayer then catching up on the news or any funny stuff happening in the…

Pink Smoothie Bowl

Not sure if it’s the usually hot weather that’s making the bananas go bad quickly but as a result I have resorted to freezing them in order to make smoothies and dairy free ice cream. Seen smoothie bowls all over instagram and I wanted to have a go at making one or three. Fyi the…

The St Patrick’s Ball

March 17 is St Patrick’s Day which is a global celebration of the Irish culture. It particularly remembers Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. It is customary to wear green clothing or accessories as Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock (a green…