A hiking week in pictures

I could write a long paragraph about my time in the mountains...
But I have a feeling you don't want to hear about the different goats I encountered, and the time I spent listening to my irritating mountain guide rave on and on about every single flower that was on his path.
Yes, indeed, one day I had a VERY annoying mountain guide who turned a 5 hour hike into an 11 hour hike. But that's another blog post all together.
Other than that I had a very nice week hiking in the french alps. And it was a great opportunity to practice my photography! I'd like to share with you the best of the pictures I took.
What do you think?

Le Mont Blanc

I can't believe school starts in one week! I can't believe I am starting 9th grade! I can't believe how fast my summer holidays passed! Where did my summer go? Heeeeeelp!
Do you feel the same way? Please let me know.
I think I'll do a yoga session to relax.
Enjoy your last days of summer everyone :)
P.S: Can you spot the frog in this picture?

Climb every mountain, follow every stream...

Happy 19th of August!
Yes. I know. The 19th of August isn't a special day. But today was pretty special to me!
Because how many days in a year do I get to hike 20 km in the french alps and then enjoy a luxurious moment at the spa overlooking the beautiful snow topped mountains?
(By the way, one of the mountains in our view is the M.Pourri, which translates to Mount Rotten... Haha)
We arrived at Ste Foye la Tarentaise on Saturday afternoon after a three hour jam packed train ride from Lyon. That night we ate out at a cosy-cute chalet restaurant where the food was delicious and we had a great time. Until now, yesterday and today consisted of a nice long hike followed by a relaxing moment in the spa (which children under 16 are banned from... nobody respects that, of course ^^).
I can't write more right now because I am being called for dinner... so have a wonerful 19th of August everybody. :)  

My first camp experience

Hi everybody! What have you been up to here in the blogosphere?
Can you guess why I don't know?
I was at camp!
For the first time ever!
I returned on Saturday after an exhilarating week of catamaran, paddle surf, kayak, night activities and dances, card games, pranking, ice cream testing and much, much more. It was honestly so much fun. I met some amazing people and lived crazy moments which I'll never forget.
Like, what do you do when your roommates bring guys into your bungalow at two a.m and keep you up with their loud talking until 4 a.m? And when the subject of their conversation is YOU and how inferior you are to them?
You sneak out of your window movie-style is what you do. Then after telling on them and getting them busted for the rest of the week you plot the pranks you're going to pull on them on the last night.
Or what do you do when some drunk guy approaches you on the beach at night and tries to pick you and your friends up?
You tell him to get lost then you track him down the next day and make friends with him after you've informed him how wasted he was.
The list of crazy first-times is too long to write. So take a look at all of these pictures instead.

We did a lot of Catamaran. It was such a blast! the biggest part of the sport, I believe, was all the giggling and screeching when big waves appeared and we thought the boat was going to tip over. Haha. :)

Night at camp was game time! The camp counselors did a really great job of organizing different hilarious activities and themes for every night.

Left to right: Bailey, Me, Nolwenn, Penelope, Jyoti, Marie
From left to right: CĂ©lian, Bailey, Me, Maxime, Thomas, Penelope
Bailey and I took pictures with our camp friends, especially with Penelope, a girl I wish I had around all the time. 
From left to right: Me, Penelope, Bailey


 After we were done packing up our bags and cleaning the bungalows, Penelope, Bailey and I went to the beach bar and ordered the BEST ice coffees I have ever tasted. They were SO good.

Ice Coffees

And last, creds to Bailey for this picture! I just love it.
Port Grimaud
When the time to leave the campsite came I couldn't hold back my tears because I knew I was going to miss all these people so much!
How is it possible to become so attached to a group of people in just one week? I never knew that leaving Port Grimaud would hurt so much...
This was first time EVER at camp and I had no idea how fast a week could pass!


2 ingredient ice cream: Bananas and Peanut Butter.

Why, oh why have I never thought of this? Frozen bananas and peanut butter. It's as simple as that.
This recipe is easy-peasy and so, so, so delicious.
Do not be put off by how healthy this is. This actually tastes like real ice cream. It is real ice cream... Without the cream ;)
This is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. If you're a peanut butter lover like me you should definitely whip this up.
It's a perfect summer treat as it's refreshing AND energizing (beats that sluggish feeling we get from the heat)!
So here's what you do:

1)You cut your banana into thin coins and freeze in a sealed container for a few hours (or until they are hard)

2)You take your banana coins out of the freezer and put them in a blender along with a tablespoon of peanut butter.

3)You blend it up until smooth! If it gets stuck you can move the coins around with a spoon or add a little of the milk of your choice (I haven't needed to do that yet... until now every time it got stuck I moved the coins several times with a fork and that did the trick)

4)There is no number 4! You're done! And your mouth is watering 'cause it smells so good :]

I can imagine adding chocolate chips or a caramel swirl to this recipe if you're looking for something fancier ;)

Tell me what you think!

Da Vinci da veggie :)

Today I made this picture because I wanted to share with you the words of wisdom of one of the greatest and most famous men in all of history... Leonardo da Vinci.

Yes, Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian. He did not want his life to depend upon the death of others.
He was not only an inventor, painter, sculptor, mathematician, architect, engineer, anatomist, cartographer, geologist, musician, botanist, and writer, he was also smart enough to think for himself and realize that eating meat is wrong.

This quote pretty much sums it up for me.
Have a nice Sunday everybody :)