To be back in your own bed is heaven! Gosh there is nothing like the comfort of your own bed.
After three weeks of travel and being on the go, crossing into five countries has truly exhausted me completely.
I had the best time and learnt so much, with some very successful, funny, business minded, witty people. I learnt a lot and experienced sights and ventures I will never forget.
Food wise - I would say Slovenia was the easiest to get the food I wanted. They seemed to understand a lot better and because we ate in a small independent restaurant and they were flexible and worked with me, which I appreciated.
However when we go to Italy - the hotel lunch was hard work but their main restaurant where the gala dinner the final dinner was held they were excellent with me - I even hugged the waiter when we left. There was four courses - which is an awful lot but I got raw veggies with a mustard dip, boiled veggies with new potatoes, black rice, a massive tomato and cucumber salad and then fruit to finish. I would have had them in a slightly different order but Anna the waiter asked me what I like and eat and they put together a perfect menu. I was truly grateful and appreciated Anna making sure I wouldn't be embarrassed by her asking and checking with me and not causing a fuss or being stand-offish about having to go out of their way to create food for me. She even got Alex steak because he didn't like fish.
In Venice though it was a slightly different story. They all nod (a bit like Croatia) to say they understand and know what you mean and then bring it out incorrect.
I don't know if it was the waiters getting confused or the chefs simply not listening.
However its hard work - because you have to eat. Though you don't know what they have put in it or misunderstood or understood. It is very hard work,
I definitely recommend Okrina in Bled Slovenia - they are amazing, the food is awesome, the staff are so friendly and will cater to your every need ( nothing is an issue to them ) and they serve a mixture of dishes so it pleases everyone. It's an fab place. So check it out.
I have a busy schedule now I am home - so many exciting things I need to sort and get into place.
Make sure you check out my YouTube channel and watch all the ventures we experienced. You can also follow my Insta @sophiewardy and Snapchat @sophwardy .
The world never stops spinning - and that is literally true across lots of areas in 'life' - time stops for nobody and is precious, so spend it wisely.
Love and Peace. xo
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.