My Kuala Lumpur Adventure

My Kuala Lumpur Adventure

It feels weird that this time last week I had just arrived in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines, the flight was uneventful, I actually slept for most of it, and I was ready to explore this amazing city. Kuala Lumpur, or KL as its better known to the locals, is a great introduction to Asia especially as everyone speaks English, and I really loved the contrast of the steel-clad skyscrapers with historic monuments and architecture, and the crazy traffic with the beautiful parks. This Malaysian city really has a lot to over, including the most mega-sized shopping malls I have ever seen, these guys really know how to shop!!!

I was only in the city for four days, as part of the Malaysia blogger influencer exchange programme with Malaysia Airlines, and I wasn’t going to let a 13 hour flight, or the heat, which actually takes some getting used to, get in my way of exploring. I’m not really a sit around the hotel kind of person, granted the Grand Hyatt where I stayed was very appealing, but there is so much to see in KL that I got straight to it.

I will be sharing more detailed posts on my flight, my top sights to see, a look at the fabulous hotel I stayed in, as well as my experience at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, which was the main reason I was in the city. But I thought I would share a snapshot of my mini adventure, my highlights as you will to give you an idea of how beautiful KL is.

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Recipe: Rustic Plum Tart

Recipe: Rustic Plum Tart

We have a number of fruit trees in our garden, including juicy plums, apples and pears, and each summer I go through the task of finding what to do with them. There are only so many that you can eat, give away or find the time to make jam with, and I do love a plum tart.

So with the first basket full of juicy plums I decided to make a tasty, quick and easy tart for an alfresco dinner, when the sun was shining. I have cheated a little, I decided to go with ready-made pastry, it is my one downfall when it comes to baking and I didn’t see the point in stressing, plus it cuts the time in half!!!

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Handwriting Matters

Handwriting Matters

When was the last time you hand wrote a note, letter, or your thoughts? I’m taking something longer than a post-it or a to-do list. For me, writing by hand is a daily occurrence, I actually write all my blogs out first before typing them up. I find I can describe my thoughts better with a pen in my hand, as well as it being relaxing. 

Hand-written journals are the best stress-relievers, just jotting down my troubles, worries and woes can help ease them away, I find it generally makes me see them in a whole new light. I’ve also learnt over the years that keeping a notepad by my bed to jot down anything that stops me from sleeping – anything from worries to things stressing me out, as well as those things I didn’t get round to doing that day. My handwritten scribbles to ease my mind then becomes the first thing I look at in the morning to focus my day. It helps me sleep and makes the next day more productive. 

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Feeling Tropical In Gap

Feeling Tropical In Gap

There have been a lot of seaside backdrops this summer for my style posts, helped in part by the fabulous weather, lets just forget about the majority of July, as well as my love of a day trip, the sound of the sea lapping up the beach, as well as the joy of feeling sand between my toes, pure happiness. 

For today’s style post adventure we headed over to Suffolk’s Southwold, a full-on quaint seaside town. It has everything a pier, colourful beach huts, adorable cafes, a lighthouse, fun arcades, a sandy beach and even a carousel, which all went perfectly with my tropical print Gap dress.

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