Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure, including camping. A checklist for camping is a great idea so you don’t forget anything and have all the correct equipment especially for first timers. Having enough supplies, food and the necessary camping gear can make a big difference to whether you love it or hate it. Your checklist will vary according to the type of camping and activities you have planned, the number of people you are, the places you are going, the time of year and the length of your trip.
Balmain Bath House at Nature’s Energy in Balmain offers everything
I’d booked to go to the Balmain Bath House at Nature’s Energy with my friend Jess on Christmas Eve. This place is hidden behind the Nature’s Energy store on the bustling Darling Street and is an oasis of calm. It is fantastic value for money and bang for your buck when it comes to sweating it out.
New Year’s Resolutions are funny things. They seem easy to do and are actually kind of fun, evaluating the past year and looking ahead to the next. But then they are also kind of lame and annoying, as I always forget what I wanted to do and inevitably don’t achieve it.
This year, I am writing them down in the form of this post and plan on revisiting them in 12 months time to see how I went. These are more goals than resolutions for the year ahead.
The last part of our recent European holiday was to London, my home town. It’s been 18 months since I was back last but the first time I was visiting with Chile. Of course, my family loved him and we explored London like tourists.
It made me remember why I love London. There really is no other city that offers so much, in particular the food! Bless multiculturalism and all the flavours it brings. The national dish of the UK is curry (I had three during my visit), but you can get all cuisines – from Somalian and Lebanese, to Peruvian and Filipino. It’s great to see a lot of my favourite places to eat and drink still here too, so I thought I’d share my best eats in London. Most of these are central, but a few are in the north. Enjoy!
The second destination of our European holiday – Barcelona! It is one of those cities that I left thinking “I could live here.” What an incredible place. It had everything you could ever want and I really didn’t want to leave. Beach? Tick. Architecture? Tick. Music? Tick. Sunshine? Tick. Amazing food at cheap prices? Tick. Friendly people? Tick. Walkable? Tick. The list goes on.
Homesickness // adjective: longing for home and family while absent from them.
Going back to the UK is always bittersweet for me. You have the best time seeing your loved ones, but this niggling feeling is always in the back of your mind. Because you know that sooner or later you will be leaving and feeling homesick will come into full force.