Weekends

View of the private garden from the veranda
Spend the weekend away from the city and for once, I actually feel rejuvenated. My friend and I picked a secluded and private property that housed 12 personal villas. We had not just a room to ourselves, but also our own private garden, terrace and veranda as well. 

Our little veranda – my reading nook

Our stay at Calamansi Cove by Jetwing was of two nights, and on a full board basis. I’d recommend this to anyone who wishes to stay at their property simply because ofthe excellent  service and wonderful meals available via their set menus. Taking to account that everything was inclusive of service charges and taxes, it was well worth the money spent. 

Breakfast spread

The food was simply amazing. Breakfast choices included a continental spread inclusive of a separate plate of freshly baked breads, fruit, and pancakes apart from what you can see in the above image, and a fresh juice of our choice, plus coffee or tea. 

Poolside view

I made it a point to take a dip in the pool on both the days we stayed. The ocean was just a few metres away but the waves were pretty rough so a sea bath was certainly not an option. 

The beautiful Indian Ocean
Fried rice with devilled chicken for lunch
 

Lunch and dinner options on both days were quite extensive as well. My friend and I decided to pick different selections off the menu just so we could try everything. Again, the courses were so good – inclusive of a salad/appetizer, soup, main dish and dessert. 

I spent most of the two days just reading, mindful meditating and with my phone far away as possible. Sometimes, all we need is a getaway to be thankful for the life we have. 

xoxo

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Life in Pittsburgh 


It’s been a week since I arrived. 

It’s been a slow but utterly relaxing week. I can’t really understand why it took me so long to come back here, but I’m happy I finally did. 


I’m happy here. Happier than I’ve been in a very, very long time. 

I love the peace and quiet. I love looking outside and seeing the blue skies and endless fields of green. 

I can feel it in my bones; the quiet relaxation… No inhibitions, no care for what anyone has to say. 


I think I’ve been waiting for this… And I’m finally here and I love it. 

I’m not going to think about when I have to leave. That’s for another time. 

For now, I’m going to make the most of it and enjoy every moment. 

Alhamdulillah 

Long weekend in Kandy 

Sharing some images I captured during my stay in Kandy:

Partial view of the Kandy Lake

Random tree that caught my eye

Poolside view – I could look at the scenery forever

Had to have a book at hand – by none other than my favourite author, Nora Roberts

Sri Lanka’s oldest railway station – 1867

Capture during the two and a half scenic train ride to the upcountry

Paddy fields along the eay

Xoxo

Black Cat Cafe

  
As random as today was gonna be, my friend called me over to check out this new cafe down the next street. As reluctant as I was, I decided to join her. I’m glad I did. 

Run by a husband and wife, the place also includes a boutique store, a bookstore and b&b! 

The menu at the cafe is very simple but I actually find that this works for these people because they give each item on it their best. I had the salmon on cream cheese sandwich with a soursop and lychee iced tea whilst my friend opted for a homemade ginger beer and portobello chicken and mushroom sandwich. We agreed that although the quantity was on the small side, the flavours and combination of fresh ingredients was really great. We then ordered a turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich which was a first for the both of us. Not my cup of tea but pretty good overall. 

Located at No 11 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7 

Xoxo