May was a freaking awesome month. This positive statement is primarily due to the fact that I spent over 2 week relaxing in the Riviera Maya in Mexico and that summer is definitely coming! Aside from catching up with work and blogging, here are some of the things that I managed to fit in….
Things I Did
Our two week holiday to Mexico was one whirlwind of an adventure. The first week was crammed full of action packed activities:
- Diving the Cenotes – We managed to cram in 6 Cenote dives, ticking off one item on my bucket list and taking me a few steps closer to another; becoming a PADI Divemaster (Read about Grand Cenote and The Temple of Doom)
- Swimming with Dolphins / Manatees / Sealions
- Took a Catamaran trip in the Caribbean Sea
- Visited the Chichen Itza and Mayan Ruins
Our second week was spent taking full advantage of our 5 star all-inclusive hotel and the facilities. With over 20 different restaurants, we were definitely not short of variety! I even managed to continue with the Tough Mudder training and ran 5 miles every second day. This probably cancelled out the excessive amounts of food and drink that were consumed 😉 If you want to see the hotel you can check it out here.
Things I Read
Time spent in the air meant that there was time to read! Making it two months in a row, I got my head into another book:
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
I’m not normally a fan of any book about vampires, but this book really made an impact! Without ruining it for you, I have been looking at the world slightly different since reading this 😉
What I Watched
Once again, we watched a massive mismatch of shows. May’s flavor of the month was Game of Thrones Season 1. It has been on my list of shows to watch for months and we finally got going with it. Needless to say, we are officially addicted and blasted the whole first season out in about a week!
I know I am probably preaching to the choir, but this show rocks!!!
What I Cooked
To be totally honest, most of this month was spent appreciating other people’s food…. The time spent in the UK was unsurprisingly filled with BBQs, with Pork Ribs definitely the favourite! We are trying to reduce our meal portions for the summer and perfect buying the ‘right amount’ of food. We already waste a minimal amount, but there is always room for improvement. Making soups with leftovers is not so appealing in this hot weather!