Wednesday, 26 August 2015

LITTEL DATES // RAMPILA RESTAURANT, VALLETTA

Jonny and I don't get that much time alone, but thanks to Becky and Jay we managed to fit in a date just us two while we were in Malta.

We went to Rampila, a restaurant that has the most amazing terrace on the original canon emplacement in the city's walls.  Which means there is a heck of a view while you eat.
I really cannot go on about how amazing the setting was enough.  Not only do you have that view but also it is like a little oasis of romantic calm and it is so intimate and secluded.  If you are ever in Valletta you have to come here or the view alone.
You don't just come for the view thought because the food was so goooood!  It was delicious and the right amount.  My favourite thing was the steak, it was cooked to perfection and just melted in the mouth.  I am salivating just thinking about it.
So if you are ever in Malta, look up Rampila and book in because you will not regret it.  And just one more photo of that view just because...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

LONDON

Sometimes living here. I think I take London for granted.  Instead of focussing on all the good, I end up moaning about: busy tubes, tourists everywhere, the constant noise...and the list goes on and on.

But recently I have been reminded how great London is.  
Although it was never my dream to live here, I am glad I do.

Here's to you London!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

CITY NIGHTS // OOTN {OUTFIT OF THE NIGHT}

An outfit post has been sorely missing from this blog in recent times, so finally here is another one.

It was our date night and here I was bring sexy back...oh yes that pun was intended.

I decided to wear my playsuit for the occasion because really this is a holiday piece.  It is harder to get away with in the UK because to begin with you would be freezing...

So I decided to put in the effort and commit to wearing it.  Generally I am not a massive fan of playsuits as the whole toilet thing puts me off.  Who wants to have to basically undress when they go to the toilet?  Not me that is for sure.

Also while I am on this rant, why do so many playsuits have the zips on the back?  Just to make the wearer's life that little more difficult?

But this one, well the back just made me want to wear it.  I thought it was cool and it pushed me out of my comfort zone, which is never a bad thing.  I kind of felt like one of those so stylish girls off instagram.

Now time for more photos because I am that vain.  I have a blog so I hope you didn't expect anything less.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A GIRL AND HER HORSE

Ava loves animals and horses have been the number one choice lately.  She loves to point them out if we ever see one and tell us all about them.

So while we were in Malta we thought a horse and carriage tour would be perfect for some special time with just Ava.

This is a total side note about parenting, so if you are not interested skip on to the photos...

Since having Esme I have found it really hard to balance the two girls equally and although I try my best I always feel like I didn't do it quite right, or that we can't do special things with Ava which she would love because Esme isn't really old enough to enjoy them.

So I really enjoyed taking this opportunity of Ava being able to have all our attention, and Esme was safe and sound being looked after which meant we could do something that Ava would really enjoy.

I am going to try and make sure that I get to spend alone time with each of my little ones because I think it is so important and also having two adults to one child...well that is a dream scenario right there ;)
^^  Here are a few of the photos I took as we went round.  We stopped at The Siege Bell, which is pretty spectacular.  Also I know the lighting on the last photo is slightly bizarre and not like the ones I usually post, but there is something about it I love and I couldn't leave it out.

Pictures like that happen when you camera is broken because it is run over by a pram and then everything is over exposed.  I think there is something wonderfully nostalgic about it personally though, so I am not complaining. ^^
^^  The driver took us to this lovely tranquil park/garden in Floriana.  Ava loved the fountain and just wanted to get it in.  It was nice to find somewhere new to us when we have done most of the touristy things in Valletta. ^^
^^  And of course the obligatory carriage and Ava and the horse photo.  The post would not be complete without these beauties.

Have to say it is not the best one of me but hey it is all about the memories. ^^

Some things to consider if you want to do something similar:

--  Make sure you fix your price up front.  Apparently they are known to escalate prices and the such as the journeys go on.

--  If you can ask the concierge for a reputable driver and an added perk is that they might sort the price out for you too.

Apart from that do think about doing it, it was so much fun.
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