Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Upon landing in Mauritius, I didn’t turn my phone on once. 100% disconnected, no social media, despite how gorgeous the sunsets were, they deserved to be on Instagram! We stayed in Albion which is on the west of the island, so had beautiful sunsets every single night at 6pm.

Disconnected in Mauritius

The sky would turn the most gorgeous shade of orange upon the sun disappearing beneath the clouds.

Disconnected in Mauritius

My days were lazy, reading 7 books and drinking ample amounts of coffee.

Disconnected in Mauritius

Although, I did partake in my favourite past-time, the trapeze. I would happily swap my job for one in the circus. There is a baby trapeze rig in Glasgow, but there is something incredible about spending your afternoon in the sun swinging.

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

There were plenty of tankers going into port at Port Louis with plenty of cargo.

Disconnected in Mauritius

An old forever 21 dress, and slightly wavy bleached blonde hair.

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Another day, another gorgeous sunset.

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Tan and bubbles.

Disconnected in Mauritius

We took a boat-trip up the East coast of the island. Years ago on a school trip, I had got lost on this very island. So my parents were trying to ask if I knew where I was!

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Could the water be a more gorgeous colour?

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Even with grey and darkening skies, the water still sparkles.

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Picture perfect holiday nails, hot pink and a glittery accent nail.

Disconnected in Mauritius

Yet more time swinging on the trapeze.

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Breathtaking.

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

Disconnected in Mauritius

I ate an unreasonable amount of passion fruit, probably what I will miss most! You just can’t beat cutting the fruit straight open, with the juice oozing out!

Disconnected in Mauritius

In the Clouds

In the clouds

For the past 10 days I have been away from it all, starting with the journey from Glasgow to Dubai and onto Mauritius. Passing through Dubai was met with mixed feelings, having lived there for 8 years it will always feel like “home”, even though the visa has long been cancelled and sim card expired. Having studied aeronautical engineering, I love planes, so sad but I do. I bagged myself a window seat for the journey to Mauritius and was met with some incredible views.

In the clouds

So many A380s!

In the clouds

A dusty Dubai skyline.

In the clouds

Quite simply, floating above the clouds.

In the clouds

In the clouds

In the clouds

Landing in a gorgeous island, so much lush greenery!

In the clouds

In the clouds

The sun just poking through the clouds.

In the clouds

Dark and White Chocolate Cake.

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

This is a super rich chocolate cake, I’m talking over 500g worth of chocolate. A slightly altered verison of this white chocolate wedding cake from BBC Good Food, again for my parents silver wedding. We did 3/5 of the recipe and used two 24cm round cake tins, and didn’t do the dark chocolate buttercream layers!

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Here is a Blue Peter-esque, here is all the stuff I prepped earlier.

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

I find melting chocolate oddly relaxing, might be the smell or just knowing you get to lick the spoon later.

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

So glossy.

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dad decided to get involved as well, apparently I wasn’t mixing properly. A definite excuse for a Kitchen Aid mixer!…

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

So I got caught…

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Oven-ready.

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

A tip for the white chocolate buttercream, work quickly as the white chocolate sets very quickly!

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

For the ganache, I was very impatient…. It’s best to let it set for at least an hour or two to thicken, not 15 minutes..

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Not exactly how I imagined it, we will call it rustic.

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Congratulations, Mum and Dad!

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

Dark and White Chocolate Cake

DIY | Silver Wedding Place Cards

My not so artsy streak has continued, this time with place cards for a dinner my parents had to celebrate being married for 25 years!

Silver Wedding Place cards

I bought some Happy Anniversary and number stickers from Hobbycraft and some simple blank place cards.

Silver Wedding Place cards

The Anniversary stickers were very very fiddly, requiring tweezers to pick up without tearing!

Silver Wedding Place cards

I played with a few different designs and whether to have just the 25, or just the Happy Anniversary, but as always my Mum was right with having both!

Silver Wedding Place cards

They looked great when on the table. A small cost, about 2 hours of peeling stickers and writing but ultimately worth it!

Silver Wedding Place cards

Silver Wedding Place cards

Silver Wedding Place cards

Currently Reading | Unlocked

Unlocked

This book definitely caught my attention. Autism is something that affects so many and can be mild to severe. Unlocked is loosely based on a true story, of how music can “unlock” someone from autism and build their confidence. The book is from the Christian faith genre, so had a lot of dialogues surrounding praying to god. Nonetheless, I loved this book, and the message of not judging someone from there personality traits or appearance. With yesterday being Autism day, it seemed fitting to be reading this book.

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