Currently…

I’ve been a follower of Khushboo’s Blog since she started writing it a few years ago, and recently came across a post of hers I’ve chosen to replicate (thanks for the inspiration KT!).  As well as talking about all things health & nutrition, some of KT’s posts show what she is currently into/upto…  One of the reasons I began this blog was to share my life in Beijing with family and friends at home.  So here goes…

Current Book: Having just finished a random collection of light chick lit books still around from the summer, I’m about to start Gone Girl.  I know, I know; way behind the curve on that one!!!

Current Guilty Pleasure: Starbucks Red Cups filled with the Tiramisu Latte. Divine & Festive. Drinking dessert in a cup at lunchtime feels beautifully decadent!

First Red Cup of the Season!

First Red Cup of the Season!

Current Music:With plans to check out Wild Beasts next week when they perform in Beijing, I’m listening to their album Present Tense

Current Drink: Beijing right now is all about the pomegranates, and today I discovered fresh red pomegranate lemonade. So YUM!  Simple, healthy & refreshing; perfect for a fresh November day 🙂

Current Nail Colour: OctoberFest by OPI: a rich metallic burgundy shade I’ve been in love with for over a year now!

Current TV Show: Downton Abbey.  At this time of year it’s what Sunday evenings are all about – or were… Since moving to Beijing we download the latest episode once it’s aired, and there’s no way I’m waiting till the following Sunday to watch an episode.  So this year, I’m enjoying season 4 on Monday nights, post workout.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Current Obsession: Soft wool scarves. I’ve always been a fan in every season but right now the soft and warm variety are my obsession and craving. Perfect for warding off cool November breezes as I cycle around town.

Current Need: A cute rucksack. With my commute requiring a bicycle and no Oyster card these days I’m in search of a little rucksack for my essentials. Any suggestions?

Current Triumph: Sleep and Hydration! It might sound simple and not very triumphant but after spending most of October under the weather managing to sleep 7-8 hours each night and drink enough water seems a minor miracle. And I feel so much the better for it.

Current Bane of My Existence: No heating. It’s November and the city is yet to switch on the heating. Luckily it’s not that cold yet, but certainly chilly enough to have me reaching for a blanket once I come home in the evening.

Current Indulgence: Coca~Cola. I can’t help it and I don’t wanna! The small red can makes a weekly appearance at the moment, and I’m not sure I see that stopping anytime soon. Especially with the catchy holiday jingle they always have at this time if year!

Always Coca~Cola

Always Coca~Cola

Current Blessing: My Fiancé ❤️ He’s had an incredibly busy week at work yet I’ve come home dinner cooked for me and a clean apartment. He works so hard for us and takes great care of me. I have many things I’m blessed with and some great people in my life, but these past few days he’s been amazing.

D&I

D&I

Current Mood:  Serene.  A week of fitting in errands at lunch breaks and after work has left me not only very satisfied and feeling productive, but also a little more at home.  Some tasks which I was clueless about completing a few months (or even weeks) ago I can now do with an ease and familiarity that show me I very much live here now.  & it feels great!

Current Food:  EVERYTHING!  In the 7 months we’ve been here we’ve not had one bad meal.  Food is amazing here!  This week I had my first proper Chinese Hot Pot experience: a large bowl half spicy, half fragrant broth bubbling in the middle of the table like a small cauldron with a vast array of meats and vegetables you dip in and cook in the liquid before devouring.  A-MA-ZING!  & A meal I’ll definitely repeat.  The spicy half filled with different chillies and peepers (including the numbing chillies – that got interesting) and the milder clear broth with whole dates and goji berries floating in it.

Current Link: I don’t actually have one! I’m in the colour phase of wedding planning and spending an inordinate amount of time on Pinterest. Any remaining online time inevitably ends up being spent on reading the latest issue of The Economist…

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