Tuesday, 26 August 2014

HOLIDAY DIARIES PART 3 - ROCAMADOUR, MONKEY FOREST and CANOEING

Hello people, hope your week is going well and you have enjoyed  part 1 and 2 of the holiday series. I use this blog to keep my family updated on my life and activities so I like to include as many photos as possible for their benefit, so pardon my photo overload. If you enjoy photos then grab a cuppa, this is a good one!
PART 3
We went to Rocamadour  historical and beautiful village by the Dordogne River that attracts many pilgrims and tourist. On the steps going down thevillage, there were different stations of the cross. This was my favourite.
Station of the Cross

 I was a very hot day 27c and we had a to walk down around 1000 steps to the bottom of the rock where we grabbed lunch, ice- cream and did some sight seeing.

We stopped midway to enjoy the view
The Dordogne Valley


Levitating
Lovely handmade soaps
Lunch selfie, no foodie pictures!
Beautiful little shops in the village
Monkey Forest
After visiting the village we went to 'La Foret des Singes' a monkey forest with free roaming gorgeous monkeys. I believe they have about 130 different Monkeys and different species. When you arrive, you get informed about the safety procedures and get given handful of

Thursday, 21 August 2014

MY HOLIDAY DIARIES PART 2- RIVER BEACH,BERRIES AND FARMERS MARKET


Hello lovelies, hope you are having a good week and you enjoyed Part 1 of my holiday diaries.

*Day 3* we planned  to have a picnic by the Dordogne River in Vitrac but the day started out cloudy and rainy so we went to Cafe 'Le Chalet' by the river instead. We ended up having a proper meal after seeing the food #longathroat. I went for a seafood salad and it was huge and delicious, it had salmon, crab, prawns, eggs, mussels and most importantly the dressing came on the side. The guys ordered the Steak frites while and the parentals had the gizzard salad.
Seafood Salad
Cool presentation right??
Steak Chips and non existent salad just how they like it ;)!
Duck breast, goose gizzard, walnuts, and croutons on a bed of lettuce #nomnom

After lunch, we hung out by the river, the kids went for a swim while the adults worked on their tan. As for me, I took advantage of the beautiful location and had a mini shoot for my Kimono tutorial.(coming soon).

River Beach on the Dordogne


 Dordogne River beach Vitrac  #No filter

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By evening the clouds were gone and it was bright and beautiful. I love to find an excuse to hit my 10000 steps a day on my fitbit and going berry picking was the perfect activity when in the country side. So I went with my niece K and we had some precious moments talking about

Monday, 18 August 2014

MY HOLIDAY DIARIES PART 1- LIFE IS SWEETER IN FRANCE

So its DAY1 in France with the family *Big Brother voice*, had a pretty smooth  flight from London Stansted however an error I made at the airport resulted in an "uncomfortable" day. I am lactose intolerant but every now I then I let myself have a little bit of dairy. An hour before the flight was the worst time to use a flat white for a caffeine fix...

When we arrived at the house, my nieces ran down the drive waving excitedly in their cute maxi dresses and when I got out the car one of them she ran up to me and yelled "NEMI YOU ARE SO SKINNY"!  That was the best thing anyone could say as the flat white made me so bloated and I felt like a whale.

My wonderful mother-in-law had a yummy basket of goodies waiting for us in our room #amazing


It was dinner time shortly after we arrived and we had a tasty barbecue,  though I could not eat much due to the flat white incident #gutted.

DAY 2- Feeling so much better and rested, but it was raining outside so decided to do some exercise and K(niece) suggested some aerobics - splendid! We started with a Blogilates 'Call me maybe squat challenge' (Total killer btw).

Then a Denise Austen full body aerobics session after which K left so I did some resistance training and crazy dancing to Beyonce and Shakira(best way to get your cardio IMO).

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For lunch we walked to the nearest village 20minutes away; the local bar/restaurant Escapades had been bought by a French lady and her Australian husband. There were some new exciting things

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

TUESDAY TRICKS- SPOT THE ERROR


Hello everyone hope you have had a great start to your week. I have got a cool trick for you today, this week on a familyfun day out we went to Rocamadour and took a  panoramic photo with an iPhone. We had to run around the photographer mid pan to appear in both sides if the photo. Someone did not get to the other side quick enough and this caused a funny error. 

 Calling all smart people! Can you spot the error?


Love Nems x

Monday, 11 August 2014

MEATLESS MONDAYS- BEST KALE SALAD EVER

Hi guys hope you have had a great weekend! I am away on holiday at the moment and have been taking lots of wonderful pictures for you. I am looking forward to sharing my holiday diary with you, if you have not liked Anemistyle on Facebook now is the time as you do not want to miss hearing about me getting chased by a French dog, monkey forest adventures, canoeing on the dordogne, holiday fitness tips, getting rid of holiday tan and many more. 

To celebrate meatless Mondays I have a wonderful salad recipe for you, I dare you to try it and be amazed! I made some for my lunch with vegan blogger Tomi from www.vegannigerian.com and we kept going back for more. This is so yummy and tasty, I could eat this everyday send most importantly it super healthy and nutritious. It contains everything from protein, healthy fats, carbs, vitamin c, folic acid, iron and many more vitamins.



I usually combine the ingredients and dress with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt. I like to keep the dressing light to keep the salad light and fresh tasting.



Have a happy and healthy meatless Monday 

Love 
Nemi xx

Friday, 8 August 2014

FRIEND DETOX AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE


Hey Lovelies! We’ve made it to FRIDAY! Hope you all had a great week, I had a pretty good week and an even better weekend planned so colour me excited!! 

Today I want to write about something that is really important in my life and in the life of my family and that is positive attitude.  
I got a call from my younger sister recently and she was so excited about her new epiphany she had. She had moved to a new country to study about a year ago and had been struggling to get settled. She struggled with life there and couldn’t wait to leave at every chance she got. About 3 months ago she said something began to change in her, she began to look at her attitude to life there and found herself making unconscious changes in the way she approached certain things and was amazed at the results. She felt like a newer, happier, and positive version of herself and could not believe how much one change could affect her.

I needed to know what and how she did that and she was so happy to share. 

1. Identifying the toxic relationships in your life - She told me, the biggest change she made was identifying and getting rid of the toxic relationships in her life. This was particularly difficult as over time you get used to these toxic friends, learn how to manage them and grow subconsciously dependent on them. Most times they are quite difficult to identify and breaking away from them can be equally hard. Some signs that you are in a toxic relationship - unspoken competition, jealousy inciting friends, needy friends, the friend that uses you to feel good about themselves, friends who never consider your feelings but prioritise theirs, friends that use you as a dumping ground for their problem or friends that are addicted to gossip and hating. “

2. Identify unhealthy attitudes - My sister added that Post friend detox she began to realise just how much negative attitudes were affecting her. Attitudes like cynicism, hating and being pessimistic which she never noticed because her friends acted like it was the norm and she never saw a problem with it. She decided to make a conscious effort to change her thinking and attitude.

3. Get Over Yourself! -Getting rid of the toxic friends freed her up to spend more time at Uni, something she never did. The thing about toxic friendships is that most times you don’t see the effects until its too late. Getting rid of these toxic people is very similar to a body detox and its not easy, you will have withdrawals, you will be tempted to go back due to the fear of being alone or not finding another friend. Stay the course and change your life for good or go back and continue being unhappy.


“One day I stayed back after class and hung out with one of my lecturers. Some other students would come and talk to her and I would just stare at my phone cause I was so shy to even look up. She saw me doing this, turned to me and just said ‘Get Over Yourself’. Those words have been on repeat in my head since that day. Before I would over think things and be just so concerned with what other people thought of me. Now I just do!” – Le Sis

She said she went into Uni one day and while in the past she would ignore everyone and only hang out with her friend, or sit in the corner, this time people actually just started coming up to her and just started talking to her. People that she hated for no reason and people she never ever thought she would speak to. She noticed how friendly and nice her course mates were. She decided to stay back after class and got chatting with a people from her course and