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My Trip to Athens

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So from the 20th to 26th April I headed to Athens with my bf & some friends for the first time to do a parkour seminar with Athens Parkour Academy.

It was an amazing experience, people there were kind, welcoming and warm. On top of this it was a great place in general to get lost in and explore. Even late at night there were shops open until 2AM in the morning. There was a great atmosphere when we went through the market places and at one point we chatted to a very talented painter.

PARKOUR!

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The 4th Athens International Parkour Seminar was something I would 10/10 do again, not only was it a good workout but it got me to try things I have never done before. Including working on one of my biggest fears- heights. It is something that I will probably never completely get rid of but to be much more comfortable with heights, in terms of walking around and jumping at height would be awesome. Mainly, because you see some of the most amazing sights when you are up high, plus it can be a lot of fun. (For example: the crowd surfing: I was scared to go up, but when I did it, it was soo fun hahaha)

There was also rail stuff & balancing both of which I am very awkward on. This is mainly because I am scared of slipping but working on it and doing balancing, precisions and various other things on the rails made me slightly more confident on them.
To be honest it was not only the seminar that has made me gain confidence on rails and heights but the various Parkour classes, events and things which worked us on balancing and precision jumps on rails as well as doing things high up.  Things that when I first started I would have looked at and just gone nope, not doing that or there is no way I can do that at all.

Additionally the parkour community in Athens are really friendly and easy to talk to. They are also a lot of fun to train with and always had a smile on their face, which just made you want to smile in return. I also got to do a couple of classes in the New World Gym [Athens Parkour Academy, Minoos 13, 11743 Athens, Greece] which were a lot of fun. Panos & Anmar along with the other instructors were really friendly & welcoming. If you have the chance and you are in Athens you should definitely go and have a try. Oooo there is also this really cool cat. 🙂

FOOD!

Food was delicious and we managed to find a cute little vegetarian place called Avocado [Nikis 30, Athina 105 57, Greece] which was super yummy. When we weren’t eating in this place I was lucky enough to have some amazing people around me to tell me what was veggie. Another place that is definitely worth eating at is The Tavern (Pytheou 106 str, 11743, Athens, ‘To Koutouki tou Thoma’) whereby you eat homemade Greek Food.  My favourite was the stuffed cabbage rolls. ❤

For ice-cream I suggest ‘Le Greche‘[16Α, Mitropoleos, Athina 105 63, Greece], they had a variety of delicious ice-cream & milkshakes.
Finally for the best bubble tea I’ve ever had you should hit up Bubble Tale Teabar [Aiolou 17, Athina 105 51, Greece].
It was  great it’s like a slushie but in bubble tea form! It was so good that we went there not just once but twice!

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All in all it was an amazing trip & somewhere I’d love to go again. 😀

 

 

 

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Lunch at Mildreds’ and a quick Review

Yesterday, I had a day filled with ups and downs as we walked around Central London, going to shops, looking at street performances and buying things, as you do. But one of the best parts of the day for me was Lunch because when we went Mildreds;’ a Vegetarian Restaurant  in central London.

Now this was the first time I’d been there and I definitely want to go again. It was delicious and not only that but the staff were friendly and seemed like they really enjoyed working there. It had a lovely atmosphere and all tables were full (Every time I see it there’s a line out the door- just to give you a sense of how popular it is).

Now back to the food. Now this is food to write home about, it is crazy good. So here’s what me (Green) and Alan (Blue) had for lunch:

Starter:

  • Panfried Halloumi, Cherry Tomato and wilted Spinach with Balsamic glaze
  • Gyoza dumplings with Mirin and Soy dipping sauce

 Main:

  • Fresh Tortelloni filled with Pumpkin and Ricotta, with Chestnut Mushroom, White Wine Cream sauce, drizzled with truffle oil
  • Organic Black Bean Burrito, with Red Pepper and Green Tomatillo Rice, topped with Tomato Salsa and Cheddar with Iceberg, Sour Cream, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

Side:

  • Sweet potato fries with mayo (The mayo is super yum)

Dessert:

  • Banoffee Crème Brulee, Salted Caramel Bananas, Chocolate Chip Shortbread
  • Maple Pecan Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • With Cappuccino

Yes we probably did overdo in terms of how much we ate and we were stuffed when we went out. The two best dishes there in my opinion was the Tortelloni and the Banoffee Crème Brulee, they were really, really yummy, could not get enough of them, but all the food was great. The only one I might not get again is the pecan pie but it does go well with the ice-cream. The rest was astounding and so yes I would highly recommend it. It’s suitable for all sorts of occasions, dates, friends, etc. Price wise for the food you are getting you can’t really complain.

Anyways hope you enjoyed reading this and if you have any veggie friends this is definitely a place to check out.

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Restaurant Review-Momo House ;)

I apologize as I realize it has been about a month since my last post so I figured I would write a quick restaurant review.

So yesterday evening I went to Momo House restaurant in Alperton, which is an Asian fusion restaurant that serves Nepalese, Indian and Chinese cuisine. It had a nice atmosphere, staff were friendly and the food tasted good and was a reasonable price. Personally I think it is a great place for a bunch of friends or a date, as it is quite a cute small restaurant. From what I saw it can get fairly busy which only adds to the friendly atmosphere.

When we were seated they gave us crispy poppadoms with two sauces. Then we ordered steamed momos which came in a batch of 10, special fried rice, butter naan and a Aloo Palak (Potatoes & Spinach) which came to under £20, and it filled us right up. (And it was yummy! =])

So if you want to try somewhere new or fancy some Nepalese, or Indian food I suggest you try out the Momo House Restaurant. They also serve home-made alcohol which came in these tall metal things. It seemed to be a popular drink there.

Momo House Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MomoHouseAlperton

Restaurant Address:
2 Glenmore Parade,
Ealing Road,
Wembley,
London
HA0 1JT

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Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium Review

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The other day I got the chance to go to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, the first cat café in UK with some close friends. It was an experience that I thoroughly enjoyed and something I recommend especially if you like cats!

When you walked in it was just like an ordinary café but with cats. However when you went downstairs it was like walking into something that was a bit surreal. There were sofas, different chairs and tables, and bunch of items for the cats to entertain themselves with or for customers to use to play and interact with the cats.


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Twitters are: @LdLoki & @LdAdamska

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When we were there, there was this sweet employee who was there and whom made it an enjoyable 2 hour session. She was able to tell you everything about the 11 cats that resided there including:

Their Names
What toys the cats liked the most
The way they liked being petted and stroked
How to tell the twin black cats Loki and Adamska apart
She also gives you treats to give to the cats… which the cats will gobble out of your hand in no time

You could definitely see that she loved her job, and her big smile made us all smile.


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There were also a number of classical old school games, such as ‘Snakes and Ladders’ and ‘Jenga.’ We ended up playing ‘Snakes and Ladders’…Which brought back some lovely childhood memories. Sometimes the cats will join you in these activities… For example I heard Mue was especially fond of Jenga and enjoyed charging into the tower.

If games were not enough they have a variety of cat toys and BUBBLES! The bubbles were something I enjoyed playing with (Such a Kid right >.<) and so did the cats. Loki seemed to love the bubbles and would jump up and try to pop them…It was so adorable! One of the most interesting toys was the Cat Wheel which looked like a big version of a Hamster Wheel! The cat which I got to see run on it was Loki as he ran on the wheel to try to retrieve his favourite toy which was like a dragonfly on the end of the stick. Personally I think that Loki (Clearly I love Loki hahaha) was the most active during our 2 hour session there, but we did see almost all the cats do something even if it was just waking up from their nap to clean themselves or to move to another area of the cafe.


Loki and his favourite Toy
Loki and his favorite Toy

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Of course it would not be a café if it did not have food and drinks. And the food was definitely delicious; I had the Quiche and Salad along with a white hot chocolate. The white hot chocolate was a lovely treat as it arrived with a little cat face drawn in it and had a milky flavour to it.


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Although I did not have any dessert (mainly because I was stuffed) I saw some other people in the café get some tasty looking cakes! Next time I go, I shall get cake haha.

All in all me and my friends had a great time there and it is something I recommend you definitely go and see at least once.


To find out more about the 11 cats click the link below, they even have their own Twitter accounts!

http://ladydinahs.com/our-cats/

To visit their website click the link below:

http://ladydinahs.com/

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