• Recipes

    Jambalaya with SimplyCook

    I always seem to write about eating out but I never talk about my second love when it comes to food – cooking! Just like writing, cooking for me is very therapeutic and I find so much joy in chopping, stirring and taste testing. Especially the taste testing. 😉 I’ve been trying out new recipes recently, especially with my meal prep. I look forward to the end of the week and trying out a new recipe. My kitchen is always smelling good every week! On the hunt to try something new, I remembered that I had a SimplyCook account and I thought, “Let me give them another go!” SimplyCook is a recipe…

  • My Writing

    Writing Prompt #57

    Back when I went to visit my cousin in Seattle, I had some free time on my hands one day and where did I end up? Barnes & Noble. (Don’t worry, nobody laughed at me for getting diarrhoea) I stumbled across a writing prompts book which I vowed to use every day and low & behold, in total Chynna style… I did not. Nevertheless, the times I did pick it up, it created short bursts of inspiration and so here is what I’ll leave you with when I decided to go for writing prompt #57. Enjoy! This snippet was written in 2017. Unless otherwise stated, the writings published within this website…

  • Life Lately

    Life Lately 6

    What’s going on in the land of Chynna? When I first decided to write another Life Lately post, I wasn’t sure I’d have anything to write about but then I started doing my bullet points (something I usually do when I’m writing blog posts) & I came up with quite a few things! Life, in general, has actually been really, really good. January 2019 is probably one of the best January’s I’ve ever had. Usually, right after Christmas and New Year, I fall into a deep pit of “OMG, it’s a new year, I MUST project a new me to everyone and let everyone know my goals” but I almost…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Ways to Motivate Yourself

    I’ve always struggled with motivating myself especially when it comes to my writing. Often times I find myself procrastinating to a ridiculous degree and then feeling bad because I haven’t got anything done. Recently, however, I’ve found some ways that have helped me out! It’s helped me get back into my blogging mojo, so I’m hoping that I can continue to be motivated to get back into my novel. So, without further ado here are 5 ways to motivate yourself that have helped me: 1. Get Accountability from Others I’ve found that if I get accountability from other people in my life then this motivates me! If I message someone…

  • Books

    16 Thoughts Whilst Reading A Princess in Theory

    I wanted to write more about the books I’ve been reading aside from just writing an indepth book review. I’ve done them in the past, but I don’t think I’m very good at them – I just say I like it or I don’t. I’m a simpleton 😂 I’m always very vocal when I’m reading a book or watching a TV show (except when I’m in public and I have difficulty restraining myself because I just want to shout), so I decided to compile a list of thoughts I had whilst reading this book. Gotta put those thoughts somewhere! Somebody tweeted about A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole and after reading…

  • London,  The Food Diaries,  Things To Do In London

    The Food Diaries // 021

    The Food Diaries has got to be one of my favourite series on my blog, and I’m so sad that I’ve been neglecting it! It’s been nearly a year since my last entry to the series, but I’m back again. I’m trying to be very serious about my blogging and getting back into the game, so why not get back into things that I love writing about… food! My cousin wanted to do afternoon tea because that’s a thing a lot of tourists want to do when they come to London, apparently. I can’t lie, though, I do love a good afternoon tea. The last one I went to before December was…

  • Things To Do In London

    Hogwarts in the Snow

    A post twice in one week?! Le gasp. Who is this new Chynna who has decided to grace you with her presence? New year, new me, init. I don’t usually succumb to the tune of “new year, new me” but if the shoe fits. I had a bunch of half-written posts sitting around, so I thought let me make them whole and post them up because they deserve to see the light of day instead of festering around like unwanted leg hair. For any Harry Potter fan, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is an absolute must. Despite having visited 4 times already, the studio…

  • Travel

    For the Love of Travel!

    In an attempt to keep things fresh on the blog, I’ve opted to write about a variety of topics but in a more uniformed way. I’m trying to get back into the blogosphere slowly, so I thought if I had some sort of plan in place this would help. Every month, I’m going to try and post at least 4 times within these categories: Lifestyle, Travel, Food & Books. These are things I’ve written about a lot over the years anyway, but now I’m going to try and tame the chaos that is my blog. Last week’s post was about self-care and this week I’ll be discussing my love of…

  • Lifestyle

    My Self-care Rituals

    Self-care is truly the most important thing that you could do for yourself. Aside from treating your body like a temple by feeding it healthy foods and drinking plenty of water, it is also important to take care of yourself mentally. I’m guilty of not doing much self-care in the past but I have recently picked up a few rituals for myself and thought I’d share it with you guys. Sunday is usually the day I take a few hours to myself to ~realign my chakras~. JK, I sound like such an asshole. 😆 Face Mask My cousin recently visited over the Christmas/New Year period and brought with her a shit…

  • Life

    2018 Reflection

    Happy New Year, my lovelies! 💕 The last time I did one of these reflections was in 2017, and I thought it was a really good way to look back on the year and really discover what I learnt about not only myself but also the world around me. 2018 was, for all intents and purposes, actually a pretty good year. People have said it was up and down, and sure I’ve had some really bad downs but I still managed to go away quite a bit, eat some really good food and create new memories with the ones I love. So, without further ado here is my reflection on 2018.…