Arbequina on Cowley Road

Don’t you just love finding the new gems in your city? Abequina is one of them!

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Protein carrot & walnut cupcakes

Everybody loves a good carrot cake! I’m in a bulking stage, but still try to stay healthy, so I’ve made a variation of a carrot cake, which turned out to be absolutely delicious!

Protein carrot and walnut cupcakes

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Brookes Snow Ski Trip 2017

We just got back from the best Ski trip ever at Les Acrs 1800, and I just can’t keep my emotions in! I literally was in tears on the last day – leaving the Alps broke my heart!

First of all, I would like to say a massive thank you to the Oxford Brookes Snow Sports Committee and Wastelandski reps – you guys have made the trip absolutely fantastic!

Secondly, I would like to thank my friends, who have been amazing this week and made the trip the best group trip I’ve ever been to.polina-rocks-les-arces-brookes-snow-ski-trip-2017-emoji

Thirdly, I need to thank the weatherman, who granted us some fresh pow on the day we arrived.polina-rocks-les-arces-brookes-snow-ski-trip-2017

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25 presents for 25th Birthday

My birthday is coming up, and I’ve already got Β an early present from Alice and Keaton – and what a present it is!

The guys got me a box with 25 items – for my age – and each item is so thoughtful! I’m going on a ski trip the day after my birthday, so this hamper is not only helpful, but will remind me of them throughout the trip (Keaton is coming with me, but Alice is far away in Edinburgh). The box came with a card explaining each item – I copied it from the card for you to read below πŸ™‚

So what was in the box?

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Bye 2016, #Bringon2017

What a year it’s been!
I have seriously mixed feelings about 2016. It’s been Β tricky and challenging , with so much change and soΒ many losses, but I would like to believe that I came out stronger.

There have been so many amazing things though! I find reflecting back very helpful to identify the new goals, sooo let’s have a look what happened in 2016.

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My Medieval England obsession

My obsession with English medieval history started quite a while back.
I was back home on holiday when I walked into the lounge where my dad was watching The Tudors with an encyclopedia on his lap. He was fact checking the series (as you do!) and pointed out that since I have moved to England, I should probably spend some time getting to know the history of the country.

I mean, I was sold straight away – watch a drama TV series and learn history at the same time – Β ideal. That’s when I found out all about Henry VIII, his six poor wives and the English church reformation.

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