Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Summer Island Day Trip

A couple months ago, I won a free trip to Summer Island for two (courtesy of Cancer Society of Maldives gala event) and I managed to convince my sisters to join me. Last weekend, we made the trip, it was the first resort experience for both my sisters and I was so anxious because for one whole day, I would be the adult ahaha. 

We arrived on morning and made our way to our room without much complaints. Mick was especially excited and kept taking pictures of everything, haha. 

The moment we came to the room, she had to photograph everything and she was so happy about everything, it was pure bliss seeing her being all excited. What a precious little person. Here are some pics she took.

This was my favourite spot, I had a cup of coffee in the morning here while playing Reputation on repeat, it was pure bliss. 

This was Mick's favourite spot, she loved lying here and chilling.

She took over my snap and did a room tour too, it was so cute.

She was probably very excited about the bath robe, ahaha.

We had a nice lunch and then went to moodhu right afterwards, ofcourse. We were all excited for it. The moodhu was perfect for Mick, it wasn't too deep and we had the whole place to ourselves.

Mick's favourite part was the watermelon, this girl can eat a whole watermelon by herself.

She loved the swings all around the island, but it lasted only five minutes before someone saw a caterpillar and got scared.

My favourite was lying around with nothing to do, I hardly ever have time to do that, so it was just perfect.  Then we had evening tea and went around the island a bit to see it.

 There was a library so obviously we had to check it out, but it mostly had adult novels, magazines and books in other languages so Mick didn't enjoy it.

 We had tea while watching the sun set and it was just spectacular.

We had a nice night (apart from some fighting over what to watch on the TV) and had a rather good night's sleep and then it was time for breakfast, some more resting and leaving to come back.

Ofcourse we had to bring our doll friend Elle with us because she's part of the family too.

Overall, it was a nice weekend and I'm glad the sisters and I got to have some just to ourselves. I'm looking forward to more family trips, hopefully with the parents around as well.

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

August 2017 in a nutshell

August has been a whirlwind of a month but I did manage to do quite a lot of fun and exciting things. It started with a day trip to Maafushi for a friend's wedding, which was beautiful. 
The reception was perfect, it was during sunset and everything looked magical. Congrats Afa and Shumrooj!
Dad brought us ice cream cones so my sisters and I had ice cream for tea everyday which was super fun. I still haven't perfected the scooping process so mine always comes all wobbly, sigh. 
and ofcourse, I met up with my bestie over a cup of gahuva when he was in town. He's hardly in town so it's always great to catch up!
My show at IceTV was on and I had a blast watching it with my friends. It's still surreal to think I have a TV show where I talk about books, it's crazy. 
My friends were invited to stay at Starshell hotel one weekend and it was so much fun. We had a great time there. 
look at all the happy faces! we had the whole hotel to ourselves and it was the best. We played gandufilla and celebrated Oppo's birthday. We went to moodhu and generally had such a great time!
Here is the delicious Twitsal cake that my mom made (go follow her cake page on insta!)
Lilal made duck for us and it was glorious. 
August also meant that it was 100 days to the brutal murder of our friend @yaamyn who we miss everyday. His friends set this book run to celebrate his life, and it was so touching. He would have loved it. Go follow #WeAreYaamyn for updates on the case. 
There was more filming for more episodes of the show which is always fun. Looking forward to more episodes. Check out episode 1 here. 
I got the sweetest bouquet from flowers from Airbnb, which was wonderful after the trouble I had with them. 
My favourite days were cozy reading days. I actually finished reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo which was so intense and I loved it. 
A big shoutout to my mommmy dearest who complete a sugar flower course and basically impressed me every time with her clever and beautiful intricate creations like this cake she made in under 3 hours!
There were so many great food days, which is always a favourite. I've slowly come to appreciate food. 
and then, Tay dropped her new single and I fell in love with her music all over again. I am so ready for this new era of Taylor Swift. 
At the end of August, as per our yearly tradition, my friends and I headed to an island for Eid, this time to Ihavandhoo. We stopped by at Kulhudhuffushi and looked around the island before we headed to properly Eid. 
Overall, August was a great month filled with lots of adventure and great memories. I cannot wait for what's in store for me this month, hope y'all had a great August as well. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bujo Inspiration for September

I am always looking for inspiration for my bullet journal so I thought I would do this series, since it's a start of a new month and so here are some of my favourite spreads from some tumblr users.

1. This weekly spread is perfect for showing some house pride. 
2. If you're more the kind who loves writing diary like daily posts, then this is perfect. 
3. When you have some extra space in your weekly spreads, add quotes to inspire you to stay positive. 
4. Here's a compact spread if you are the kind of person who wants to see everything on one page. 
5. and ofcourse, you need a fresh page to include the month, and this is perfect to remind you it's a new month and a new beginning.
I hope these spreads will inspire you to keep organized and make your bujo more fun for you! 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Once Upon a Time in Velidhoo

I have been traveling a bit lately but haven't properly had time to vlog or blog about it so here are some highlights of the trip on the independence day holiday to N. Velidhoo which is a wonderful island.

We arrived one day later than our friends so they made us find the house using instructions but we actually found the house using snapmap hahaha, what a 2017 thing, eh. 
We hung out under the tree playing games and chilling. 
Then we got a bunch of bikes and rode to this pretty place to take some selfies and see the view. 

And we climbed this really large sand hill to take pictures of the beautiful sunset. The fields seem to go on for a long time! It was so much fun. 
I managed to capture the sunset but this dude kept ruining my view, ugh 

We were invited to tea at a couple places and enjoyed some amazing delicacies. This island surely knows its cakes!
We played some card games and ofcourse after I see a white board, I'll go into teaching mode, haha.

I saw some birds on a tree and had to take a birds in motion picture so here is my attempt at throwing a stone at the tree, which was a total failure. 
I have no idea what is going on here. 
No trip would ever be complete without a trip to the sea, and some colour explosions. 
It was SOOOOO blue! Sometimes it's hard to believe this is what home looks like. We went to moodhu twice because why not
When you find a rock, you climb on it. 
Island life is always filled with undhoali, which is amazing. If you've never been on one, you're missing out. 

Here's a blurry picture of us, minus lilal. We had a really good weekend. I can't wait for the next trip!

Meanwhile, here is a little vlog of the trip! Hope you enjoy