Moving in day – Back to uni!

Hey!

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! I have actually been away on work for the past week and was totally knackered to post during the time I was there. Now it’s the weekend, I have finished my summer job and back to uni for me!

This summer for me has probably been the most intense so far, with our Kilimanjaro Trek (check out the video here) at the beginning of summer and starting my job a week after we returned! It has definitely been a super intense but fantastic experience and I have learnt a heck of a lot this summer, not just about the working life, but also about me as a person. Tbh I never thought in a million years that I would be working a summer job during summers between uni until my year in Industrial training as part of my course, and for me to actually get through it and stick it out till the end has made me realise that I can really complete anything I set my mind to. It leaves a great feeling of fulfilment and accomplishment 🙂

An inspirational summer to say the least, and now it’s back to uni and a much needed holiday to the Canaries in two weeks!

Here’s a few snaps of my time at work, being given the amazing opportunity to work on the World’s Leading Defence and Security Event #DSEI

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Royal Air Force Helicopter

United States Army Helicopter

United States Army Helicopter

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Eurofighter Typhoon

Royal Navy Helicopter

Royal Navy Helicopter

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View from the Sunborn Yacht

View from the Sunborn Yacht


Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! How have you’re summers all been?


Sachita x

Avocado – The Super Food you Know you Love!

Hey!

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I really couldn’t decide what to write my post on today and as I was having my avocado on toast for breakfast, contemplating the 8 hours of work ahead of me (LOL!), I had a moment to really taste the incredibly nutritious super fruit and it’s super creamy, succulent texture and thought why not write my post on avocado?!

So here goes…

I’m going to mention the different ways I adapt avocado into my diet and some of the great benefits it has to offer.

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Avocado on Toast

Avocado on toast has been my go to breakfast meal for a few months now and it tastes amazing – It’s even nice for a day time snack 🙂 It’s so quick and easy to prepare and with a sprinkle of salt and pepper on the top, it gives it that extra kick. It’s not super filling that you can barely move – in fact it’s just the right amount to get you going for the day. Just slice that avocado in half all the way around, twist it to separate the two halves, pop the seed out, slice and scoop it onto your toast!

I usually have this with a glass of milk in the morning or a healthy green smoothie 😛

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The Green Machine

Another one of my favourite everyday health kicks. I love a rich green smoothie to start off the day! My mum and I have been making fresh juices for a few years now and I can’t express how amazing the benefits are; to your skin, to your hair, general health, it even gives a great energy boost.

Throwing in half an avocado to your fresh juice can turn it from a watery, layered juice to a rich, creamy smoothie. I also add spinach, kale, broccoli, coriander, apple, lime, orange, chia seeds and a spoonful of honey. I know the combination doesn’t sound too appetising, but it’s honestly delicious!

With this combination of fruit and veg, not only are you drinking your way to five a day but also gaining that top nutrition from the vitamins and minerals that are packed in.

 Avocado Hosomaki at your fave Sushi Restaurant

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As i’m vegetarian, raw fish sushi has never been an option for me so thank god for the vegetarian Hosomaki and Makizushi, which have always been my main order at any sushi restaurant. Nevertheless, some even say the vegetarian option is much better than the fish haha. I love that there’s the option of avocado Hosomaki and Makizushi (California roll), they taste amazing and dipped with a bit of soy, it tastes fantastic! I also love the cucumber and asparagus hosomaki. The best i’ve had has got to be at Gilgamesh London.

Mango and Avocado Salad

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I tried this mango and avocado salad in Spain last Summer and omg, let me just tell you, the avocados in Spain are DE-LISHHH! They are so much bigger, creamier, richer and sweeter than the avocados we get in the UK.

This salad was so tasty! It also had spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and walnuts with honey and mustard dressing to top it off.

So if you don’t like to juice it, make a salad! The mixture of flavours all in one is irresistible.

Avocado is so good for your skin too – It helps with acne scaring, balancing skin tone, replenishing and even hydrating your skin!

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Whether it be at afternoon tea or in your sandwich at lunch, avocado tastes amazing in a toasted or a non-toasted sandwich. It acts as a substitute to cheese in some ways, with the same creamy texture but less of the calories and more of the nutrition.

Avocado is rich in Potassium – this will reduce the risk of high blood pressure which can lead to prevention of strokes and kidney failure.

Even though Avocado is a high fat food, the fat it contains is oleic acid which is also found in olive oil and has been linked to reduce inflammation. Avocado has been proven to lower total cholesterol levels significantly.

Avocado has also been proven to prevent cataracts in the eyes.

It’s amazing for your hair and skin too! – I’ve often made face and hair masks with avocado – it leaves your hair and skin super soft and hydrated. It’s a must try for a DIY mask. Have a look below at how I create my masks.


Avocado and Honey Face Mask

  • 1/2 Soft Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp Organic Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Natural Yoghurt

Mix & leave on for 10 mins


Avocado Hair Mask

  • 1 Soft Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Mix & Leave on for 10 mins


Avocado has such amazing benefits – I’ve noticed some great changes to my skin and health since adapting avocado into my diet, my skin looks brighter, less scaring. I get less tired and have a greater boost of energy throughout the day!

So guys, if you haven’t done any of the above already, start today! You’ll thank me later 😛

Sachita x

5 super fun things to do in London this Summer!

Heyy!

IMG_5324So I thought I’d write a post about some fun things to do in Summer in London. Although it’s my Summer holidays from uni, I am working through out my summer in London so haven’t been able to travel too far when going out with friends and family. I’ve been trying to find new and exciting thing’s to do as there’s always so much going on in the buzzing city of London, whether it be paid for or free. As a student, I’m always looking for a good bargain so sites like Groupon and Wowcher have basically been my best friends LOL!

Here are some of the thing’s I’ve been doing and some things that are yet to still try out!

1) Outdoor Cinema – Rooftop Film Club, ShoreditchIMG_5195

My friend Ashni (check out her blog here) and I, went to the Rooftop Film Club in Shoreditch (this is a chain of outdoor cinemas), and we saw…..wait for it….CLUELESS! I know its an oldie but its such a classic chick flick and we though it was the perfect film to see for a girly night out in town!

The setting was so cute, it was at the top floor of a bar/club and there was a bar at the back we you could buy food and drink as well as a popcorn machine and sweets 🙂 We were also given blankets and headphones.

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2) Kew Gardens – Full of Spice Summer Festival

Making this a family day out, my mum, aunties and my cousin will all be visiting the Full of Spice Summer Festival at Kew Gardens this week. It should be super fun as we’re cycled around the gardens in a rickshaw and dazzling ourselves in all the amazing spices and of course, not forgetting the cheeky spicy botanical cocktail which is also included 😛

Tickets for this were also under £20 – so far so good…

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A totally random but amazing experience – My cousin Aarti (check out her Youtube channel here) and I experienced being on the TV show DESI RASCALS. It’s a relatively new show on Sky 1, an asian take on the hit reality show Made in Chelsea. It was such a great experienIMG_5328ce and we met some great people and also got to meet the cast which was great!

We spent the whole day at Altitude 360 a bar/in Millbank Tower near Pimlico, with breathtaking views of London – a great party venue! We also got in free to the afterparty!

We were on the show through Aarti’s acting agency but there’s always ads for being on the show as extra’s and one off’s on FaceBook and Google so be sure to keep a look out.

This experience was also totally free which was an added bonus, in fact we were paid! It was a great excuse to glam up and partayy! haha

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4) Night out with the girls

For a nice dinner, IMG_4989I met my friends in town after work at the famous and fabulous restaurant Thai Square. I love the Thai cuisine – there are some really unique and delicious dishes such as the classic ‘Thai Green Curry’ (also my fave!), and for myself, being vegetarian, they have a great range of vegetarian dishes and a separate vegetarian menu!

This one is slightly on the pricey side but it’s totally worth it once in a while!

5) National Portrait Gallery – Audrey Hepburn: Portrait of an Icon

I wasn’t able to obtain tickets for the ‘Audrey Hepburn: Portrait of an Icon’ display this month but it’s definitely on my list for next month. Taking a trip through Audrey Hepburn’s picture perfect career and her timeless elegance, this display will be fascinating with a sneak peak into the life of one of Twentieth Century’s most enduring style icons!

What do you like to do for fun in London?

Sachita x