FishnMeat – Review

When I received an email last week from the brand FishnMeat asking for collaboration with my blog for promoting their seafood and meat with my support and negotiating, it was a win – win deal which I could not say NO. I immediately agreed and I was sent 1.5kg of cut halal mutton the next day.  FishnMeat is located in Hyderabad. They supply fresh seafood, freshwater fish, chicken and mutton for reasonable prices in the city. They are a FSSAI and Halal certified firm operating with strict food and safety standards in their premises. They have been serving fresh meat since last 6 months and are really lucky to have nearly 5000 happy customers.

You can order online at –   https://fishandmeat.in/ and they have a facebook page too –https://facebook.com/fishandmeatshop

My opinion

Quality: 4/5

Quantity: 4/5

Packing: 3/5

Delivery: 5/5

Recommendation: 5/5

With the mutton received I prepared the famous Andhra mutton delicacy called Gongura Mutton. This is my favourite mutton curry. I like this dish very much because of its tangy and spicy taste. Gongura is called as sorrel leaves in English, khatti bhaji or ambadi ki bhaji in Hindi. There are 2 types of sorrel leaves – one is red stem sorrel leaves and the other is green sorrel leaves. There is not much difference between them. The red one has its stem red and will be sourer than the green one. It is lip smacking mouth watering dish. There are no words to describe only you have to taste it.

 

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This Time Next Year

Be still blogging
I’d love to still keep up my blogging on a regular basis as I’m really enjoying it, and hopefully I will have done some exciting things to blog about! And attend more blogger meet up, that’d be fab.

Be further on in my books…
I started writing books.  I mean, I used to write all the time but I haven’t properly written in years, I’d love to see if I can actually keep this up.
I want to have more confidence and care less about what other people think about me.
I think I can achieve this by continuing blogging, thinking about the people around me whose opinions I care about and starting to accept myself for who I am. When I can accomplish that I think I would care less about what other people think about me.
I may be married or Should I say I want to get married
Marriage is one of the most memorable day of everyone’s life. I want to be blessed by god and see myself being married by Next year same time. Wish me luck

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Why you need to unplug?

It’s been a pretty quiet week on the blog. Honestly, I’ve been feeling drained mentally, physically, and creatively. You know that feeling when nothing brings you joy anymore, even the things you love, and you can’t seem to shake off that feeling of complete exhaustion. It sucks, but we all go through it.

If you think about it, we spend most of our day being glued to our phones and computers. Being connected to the world 24/7 can really take a toll on our well being. In the same way that we need a vacation away from our jobs, it’s equally as important to take a vacation away from our computers and phones. Here’s a few reasons why you need to unplug:

1. It allows you to have some “me time”
I can’t stress the importance of having a little me time. Having some time alone allows you to clear your mind and recharge. Take some time to take care of yourself. This can be taking a nap, working out, or doing one of your hobbies.

2. It allows you to spend more time with friends and family
I’ll admit that I’m tempted to scroll through my Instagram feed during a family dinner. However, when our attention is split, it doesn’t allow us to fully enjoy living in the moment. Cherish the time you have with your friends and family. At the end of the day, your loved ones are what is important, not how many social media followers you have.

3. Less Stress 
One time at work our internet connection went out and we couldn’t get any work done for the whole day. It made me realize how dependent we are on computers and technology. Many of us are spending a majority of our work day on a computer and the rest of our night on our phones. When your not giving your mind some time to rest, this can easily lead to stress.

4. Give your eyes a break
Most of us spend a majority of the day staring at a computer screen. I know I always have trouble taking a break when I’m working on something or want to binge watch a TV show. However, it’s important to walk away from our screens every now and then to keep our eyes healthy. Every 20 mins try to look away from your screen and stare at a distant object to reduce fatigue.

5. You won’t compare yourself to others
When you are focusing on what every one else is doing on social media, you can easily fall victim to comparison. It’s easy to feel like your life is boring and isn’t as interesting as everyone else.  It’s important to unplug so that we can fully live our lives and appreciate all the wonderful things we have.

Do you guys ever have a hard time unplugging? What are some of the things you do? 

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30 tiny things

30 tiny things every 20 – something needs to realise..

1.  You can’t change your body type.

2.  Your parents only want whats best for you.

3.  Meditation actually works.

4.  People grow apart, thats okay.. because it makes room for new people.

5.  Just because someone tells you they love you, it doesn’t always mean they will mean it forever.

6.  Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.. so always be kind.

7.  You are not as alone as you feel.

8.  Making a mistake is not the end of the world.

9.  Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.

10.  Sex gets better.

11.  Heartbreak is a universal feeling, its not going to kill you.. despite what you might think.

12.  Trust your gut.

13.  Don’t get back with your ex.. Theres a reason it didn’t work the first time.

14.  You have to work at what you really want.. Its not just going to come to you.

15.  You are allowed to feel lost at this age.

16.  And crying certainly doesn’t make you weak.

17.  When you say “I love you” .. Mean it.

18.  Your dream career may not be what you will do for the rest of your life.

19.  Your dream guy/girl may not be who you end up with.

20.  You are still so, so young.

21.  Mental health isn’t something to be ashamed of.. if you need help, seek it.

22.  You will probably have a quarter life crisis at some point.. but I promise you will survive it.

23.  Don’t beat yourself up when you make a mistake, learn from it.

24.  Stop comparing yourself with others.. we are on our own unique journeys.

25.  Know your worth.

26.  Worrying more will do nothing to help you.

27.  Dont compare your start with someone else’s middle.

28.  Don’t take anything for granted, especially the people who love you.

29.  Surround yourself with positive people.

30.  Life is crazy.. have fun with it.

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9 Things I Choose to Ignore

1. Other people’s judgments.

It’s OK to listen to others, but not at the full expense of your own intuition. Throughout your life there will be many times when the world gets real quiet and the only thing left is the beat of your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it, otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s telling you.

2. Old troubles from the past.

You can’t change what has already happened, so choose to look ahead instead of behind you. Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest. Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you. Life is a beautiful circle. You’re strong because you know your weaknesses. You’re wise because you’ve been foolish. You can laugh now because you’ve known sadness.

3. Each day’s little frustrations.

A bad day is just a bad day. It comes and it goes. Choose not to make it anything more. You will find that it’s necessary to let some things go simply for the reason that they’re heavy on your heart and soul. Go ahead and let go of them. Don’t clamp shackles to your own ankles. It’s incredibly easy to enjoy more of your life right now, no matter what the situation. It’s just a matter of dropping the layers of nonsense that are weighing you down.

4. The necessary pain of hard work and growth.

There are two types of pain in life: pain that hurts you, and pain that changes you. But when you learn from it, they are one and the same. If you want something, you must endure the pain of working for it. It’s that simple. If you’re not where you want to be right now, take the time to visualize yourself in the place you want to be and take the first step in that direction. You may not be able to change your destination in a day, but you can change your direction right now.

5. Insignificant busywork.

In the beginning, you need to say “yes” to a lot of things to discover and establish your goals. Later on, you need to say “no” to a lot of things and concentrate on your goals. Stop over-committing and trying to do too much at once. Start saying “no” more often. If you never say “no,” you will take on too much and all you will achieve is stress and frustration.

6. Impatient thoughts.

Patience is not about waiting; it’s the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in. It’s the willingness to stay focused, confidently staking one small step at a time, knowing that the way you move a mountain is by moving one stone at a time. Every stone you move, no matter how small, is progress.

7. The things that can’t be controlled.

Never force anything. Do your best, then let it be. If it’s meant to be, it will be. Don’t hold yourself down with things you can’t control. Stop talking about the problem and start thinking about the solution. Forget what could go wrong for a sec and think of what is already right.

8. Unfounded fears.

Life is about overcoming fear and taking risks. If you don’t take risks, you won’t know what you’re capable of. If you don’t risk anything, you risk everything. Truth be told, nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to expand your comfort zone so you can experience things and understand more… so that you may fear less in the long run.

9. The mind’s endless stream of doubts.

Believe in yourself through tough times. Believe in your capacity to succeed. Believe that your relationships are worth the effort. Believe that people make mistakes on their way to greatness. Believe that people can be foolish and intelligent, selfish and generous, and stressed and happy all at once. Believe that very few people hurt others on purpose. Believe that there are many roads to what’s right. Believe in your intuition, especially when you have to choose between two good paths. Believe that the answers are out there waiting. Believe that life will surprise you again and again. Believe that the journey is the destination. Believe that it’s all worth your while.

Which of the points above have you struggled with? What else do we all need to ignore more often? Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with me.

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Things I’m Great At

Everyone needs to indulge in a bit of self-love. It’s not selfish or narcissistic, it’s the foundation of a happy life, and the foundation of happy relationships with others. So, in the name of self love and self appreciation, I was inspired by myself to write about things that I am great at.

Now, I’m ready to blow my own trumpet – are you?

I’m great at … Blogging.
Sure, there are people out there with swisher blogs than mine, with better photography, and with zillions more followers. BUT I am proud of my blog. I consistently produce content which I enjoy creating and which I receive lots of positive feedback on. I’m always striving to improve in order to make my next post better than my last. Overall, I hope that I’m a good blogger and I really take pride in what I do.
I’m great at … Being Kind.
I’d like to think that I’m a pretty kind person. I genuinely try to make my friends feel loved and appreciated, whether it’s just through listening, or through extra special gifts or surprises on their birthday. I try to be attentive, supportive, and not to ask for anything in return. I think that one of the best and easiest ways to be kind is just to be generous with your time, and I try to let my friends know that I’m there for them when they need me.
I’m great at … Organisation.
I am really good at getting work done. My blog posts are usually planned at least 30-45 days t in advance, and every single thing that I wrote was handed in early (no joke, I’m crazy). Being organised and knowing that everything is taken care of makes me feel really productive and eases any anxieties, so I’m really glad that I’m good at this.
I’m great at … Being Smart.
Intelligence is something you often feel like you have to hide while you’re at school/sixth form because *it’s not cool to be clever*, but I am now really proud to have my smarts. Being able to figure something out and write that you’re good in it is of such a rewarding feeling!
What are you great at? Spread some self-love in the comments and tell me about your best qualities!

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My best pleasures

1. Chocolate. Chocolate. and More Chocolate.
Give me any chocolate – milk, dark, white – and I’ll have it. I’m a self-proclaimed dessert-holic. I prefer desserts to main courses.

2. Ice Cream
With lots of Hersheys chocolate syrup. 2 scoops of ice cream with enough Hersheys’ syrup to just spoon up once the ice cream is over.

3. Photography.
It’s no secret. I love getting clicked and clicking pictures. It’s my addiction.

4. Slipping on my shorts
I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like dressing up unless I’m going out. If I’m sitting at home – I want to be comfy – and that usually means getting out of my jeans into a pair of shorts.

5. Manicures & Pedicures
I love my trips to the salon. It’s a few hours of just ‘me’ time me. I love French manicures. My sore feet need pedicures after the long hours of walking and jogging.

6. Movie / TV Show marathon.
Every now and then, I like being on my own and watching show after show and movies in the theatres, big time LOVE.

7. Sandals. Slippers. Any Foot Wear.
I am a total footwear fanatic.

8. Handbags.
Which woman doesn’t love handbags ? I go out of my way to pick them up. There was a time, I must have had all colours to go with outfits – and various styles. LV, Dior and much more.. I love you all !

9. Scoping out Blogosphere.
There are so many fantastic bloggers out there. I’m constantly discovering new blogs; new ideas & ideologies. In a way – I feel that blogging has made more ‘aware’ of everything around me – that there is this alternative realm outside of my immediate presence where actions & reactions occur simultaneously. I’m more in tune with the universal spectrum and that is a different level of pleasure altogether.

That’s all the pleasures that I’m holding on to for the moment … what about you ? What are YOUR pleasures ? Come on – I’ve shared mine – it’s only fair that you tell me what yours are 😛

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Show Off! 3 of my best blog posts!

It’s hard to narrow it down to three and then when I do narrow, I am like, damn I hope that one is good enough, will people like it?

On being a Woman

For my part, I am proud to be a woman because, as I am getting older, I find that women are truly wonderful creatures. They are strong, proud and beautiful. And although they cry easily when couples kiss on the big screen, they put a lot on their plate without a worry in world because they know they can achieve great things and they have done it before. In short, I find these fascinating yet humble persons truly worthy of every song and poem that was written for them.

I am Who I am, Thanks to You

Being thankful is one of the most rewarding activities you can possibly do. Feeling gratitude not only helps you to feel good straight away, but it can also help you to soften your resistance about challenging situations.

Happy Anniversary #FridayFotoFiction

Did you know that the most famous and shortest story ever written was supposedly created by Ernest Hemingway? He had bet that he could tell an entire story in just six words. But I write 100 words fiction pieces and this is one of the best.

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How important do I think education is?

Firstly, education helps the individual obtain personal achievements and develop academically, socially and personally. Education teaches pupils what subjects they like; subjects that may become hobbies or jobs and subjects that can change their lives. Education teaches pupils basic functional skills, for example, English and Maths. School teaches children how to socialise and make friends (sometimes life long friends); provides children with the opportunity to join sports teams or take up new hobbies (chess club for example). Without an education children can’t excel as easily in personal achievements and developments.

Secondly across the world right now female children and young adults are being deprived of education. These female children will not have the same rights, privileges, or skills as their male counterparts. Unfortunately this can mean that these girls and countries will not only continue to oppress one gender but also when people aren’t educated, change can’t happen – change that is sometimes needed.

Last but not least – and this point is linked with the point above – without an education ‘we the people’ can’t make political, economic and social changes. Women and men deserve the same opportunities, we all, as a collective, deserve an education which enables us to read and write.

We need to start teaching children about body image (and body positivity), we need to start teaching children about consent (and rape), we need to start teaching children about conditions such as PCOS and Endometriosis, we need to start teaching children about disabilities (seen and not seen). We need to start teaching children about life skills, and I mean proper lessons on healthy eating, budgeting and job searching; we need to start teaching equality and I’m refering to full equality: gender equality, sexuality equality, marriage equality, race equality and religious equality.

But to end my slightly different type of blog, education is hugely important. Education systems across the world can be flawed, but they still serve as a foundation for future generations and for that we must all be thankful. For those of us who live in countries where we have a free mandatory education system from ages 4-18, and where female pupils are just as welcome as male pupils, we should take advantage of our education.

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HOW DO I FIGHT BLOGGER FATIGUE?

I try to write about new things. Seriously, I love writing book reviews, but I look at my need to review list and feel overwhelmed, so instead of tackling that, I decided to browse pinterest and make this challenge up, because it is a thing plenty of other blog niches do. I try to change how I write reviews — like, the whole question and answer format for reviews really helps me to get them written and also have a fun time. I try to talk to my friends who give great pep talks or make me laugh or provide a screen for me to complain at. It’s kind of really, wonderful.

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