I’m currently working a bunch of PM shifts, meaning I’m rushing around on a morning trying to get things done as I have no time after work on an evening. But sometimes it has it’s perks. I decided to have a cut through Queen Victoria Market on route to work on what has been a very wet and miserable day, and needed a hot cup of something.

I stumbled upon this Indian Chai company Chai Co. and they have a hot chocolate with spices drink on the menu. If there’s two things that warm me up its hot chocolate and spices, but I’ve never had it together. I’ve had chilli and chocolate before which was an interesting combination, so I thought why not.


It wasn’t as chocolatey as I expected, but the people were friendly and it did indeed warm me up. The mix of flavours was interesting, I’d probably have it again.

I think it’s important to try and do something different each day. No matter how big or small, something that makes each day a little different as helps us to break the mundane cycles we often find ourselves trapped in. Today it was changing the drink that set me up for my shift. It’s the little things in life that can lift our moods and be a catalyst for bigger changes.

I hope you do something a little different today, and let me know what it was!

Have a great day wherever you are, from a cold and wet Melbourne.

 


 

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  1. I am from India. I make Masala Chai from scratch every morning. It is part of the morning ritual in many Indian households. When I have American visitors, they ask if I have coffee. I tell them that I want them to try something different. I lovingly serve them my Chai in a very elegant manner. We sit in a lovely sun room with a great view of nature and I ask for all devices to be shut off. We have Chai and we chat. It is wonderful. I just had 2 friends come over to my home for their summer vacation. I was very honored by their visit and it was a lot of fun.

    1. The best part of travelling is trying what the locals do, as you know it will be done very well! And I love that you take time out away from electronics and such distractions and make the most of their company and nature. It sounds like a wonderful experience, and I will have to let you know if I visit one day 😀

    1. Thank you so much!! I really appreciate such a nomination, and I will take a look. I haven’t participated so far in the awards as the free time I manage to spend on my blog is responding to comments and setting up a new post, but I truly appreciate it and I wish you all the best on your blog.

      Thank you again and I hope you have a nice day!

  2. Have you ever seen the late-90’s film (or read the novel on which it’s based), Chocolat? The main character puts chili IN chocolate… It’s pretty delicious.

    In other news, thanks for stopping by my blog(s)!

    1. I haven’t! However I have tried chili in a bar of dark chocolate before and I thought it was a great mix of sweet and spicy. I will have to look out for the movie or book 🙂

  3. I so look forward to reading your blogs…I think it’s awesome to try something different everyday no matter what it is…my favorite warm drink on a rainy day is coffee with Irish Cream.

    1. Really? That makes my day hearing that! Thank you and I am pleased you look forward to them 🙂

      Coffee and Irish cream sounds delicious right now…

  4. I believe wholeheartedly in this quote “I think it’s important to try and do something different each day. No matter how big or small, something that makes each day a little different as helps us to break the mundane cycles we often find ourselves trapped in”
    Viva la Life Bus!!!

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