My aunt married an Indonesian man some 30 years ago and flew the UK to be with her love. They now have 5 children (all boys) and reside in a beautiful house in Jakarta. This could only mean one thing: Family pit-stop on glorious Indonesia vacay.
Since Indonesia is the other side of the world; I’ve only met my aunt a handful of times. Some of my cousins I was meeting for the first time. They were the perfect hosts; we had a tour of the city, traditional dim sum lunches and home-made banana cake. It was great to get to know them and swap family stories.
If you haven’t visited Jakarta before, I can only describe it as manic, built up and gridlocked. It’s not somewhere I’d recommend going if you’re looking for culture; it mainly consists of shopping malls and queues of traffic. For example; it took us 2 hours (each way) of crawling traffic to make a 20 minute airport run. Fortunately my family’s home was off the beaten track and in a beautiful area, full of quite magnificent houses.
My cousin’s car was propped up outside the house for repair – shame as I’d have loved a cruise in it, but it still came in handy.
Body: Asos £13.99 / Culottes: Zara £25.99 / Sliders: Nike £13.99
Do any of you own a spiralizer? I’ve heard a lot of hype about them recently, but the thought of replacing carbs with vegetables always sounded ludicrous. However, mind has now been swayed by my super slim, tight arsed friend who is spiralizer queen. I’ve decided that perhaps I should become spiralizer-queen-of-courgetti? Maybe then bum would look less Kim K, and more Jessica Ennis. Decided to give it a go anyway. Regardless of bum size, it is demonstrably cleaner and healthier.
How long will it last, who knows? It tastes ruddy good though!
Salmon fillet x2
Birdseye chilli x1
Garlic Clove x1
1 glug of Soy sauce
Method: (Must have access to a spiralizer)
Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Thinly chop the chilli and garlic, evenly spread on top of the salmon fillets and put in the oven to bake for 25 minutes, or until evenly cooked.
Chop the brocolli into bite size pieces and boil in water until cooked. Use your spiralizer to spiralize the courgette. Once finished, heat in a dry pan for 1-2 minutes or until soft.
Once everything is ready to serve, place the courgetti in the middle of your plate/bowl, and pour one glug of soy sauce into the middle. Place the salmon fillet on top and arrange the broccoli. Crack some black pepper on top if you want to season.
Knitted top: Peregrine Clothing £75.00 / Trousers: Topshop
£35.00 £15.00 /
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (old)
How nice are my new trousers? I bagged them for £15.00 in the sale, what a bargain! I’m so happy; I really struggle to find trousers that fit me because of my awkward body shape. I’ve basically got a big bum, and a small waist, so nothing fits properly! I have to buy a size up, just to accommodate my arse, *hands over face* but then they’re really baggy on the waist. My clothes end up costing me a fortune because I have to get them tailored. Sadly, I’ve ended up hiding my jeans in the back of the wardrobe, to make room for trousers made from stretch fabrics. RIP denim jeans.
I got my jumper from a British brand called Peregrine clothing. Everything they produce is made in England, which is great! I love to support British manufacturing where possible, it’s sadly become a dying trade over the years.
Navy’s a nice, subtle block colour to compliment my jazzy trousers; I’ve always been fond of Navy and green together, it looks fab. I hate that saying, “Navy and green should never be seen” – load of old shite! Ooo – and while we’re on the subject, I’ve recently become a huge fan of green and baby pink, a combination I never thought you’d hear me say, but thanks to Palm Vaults instagram, I’ve converted!
What do you think? Comment and let me know!