This weekend I was sent on a Bodyform Blogger Challenge (www.bodyform.co.uk). The theme is to ‘Live Fearless’ and it’s all about taking a new challenge or trying something new. Whether you are trying something new, taking a daring career step or looking to achieve a personal goal, saying ‘yes’ to a new challenge will certainly make you feel fearless! The wisest women in the world always say to do something that scares you everyday. I really think this is the way to live in the way that we should challenge ourselves to bigger and better things and follow our dreams. Because what’s scarier than not chasing your dreams is living with regret.
My challenge? To mix up my eating habits and venture to a restaurant I’ve never been before for a new experience. It’s more of a fun challenge that’s for sure! My goals seem to often involve travel and one place that I have always wanted to go to is the coast of Italy, in particular the Amalfi coast. I’ve often imaged myself sitting on the shore and enjoying an Italian style picnic on a bright sunny day….ahh. I love getting out into the world and seeing and experiencing other cultures first-hand. In fact, being on the road is one of my favourite places to be. There is nothing that will make you feel more alive and I think it’s the feeling of freedom!
So where better else to head than to Jamie Oliver’s Italian to get the Ultimate Sharing Plank, loaded with all the goodies an Italian lunch should have including: artisan fennel salami, mortadella, prosciutto, spiced chicken-liver pâté, truffled salami & fennel pork scratchings with grissini & music bread, cauliflower fritti,mozzarella & aged pecorino, tomato mostarda & crispy shallot rings, olives & pickles, grilled marinated peppers, & crunchy kale slaw.
Sampler plates are great because they allow you to try lots of new things at once and they are great for mixing things up a bit. When the plank arrived loaded with all the fantastic tasting samples, I was certainly impressed. And with each delicious bite, I could feel myself getting closer to Italy.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Bodyform ‘Live Fearless’ challenge. Now, onto that trip to Italia! The Amalfi coast awaits…