Life

I love writing posts about life more and more these days, so I’ve collected all the random ones from over the years and popped them all on this lovely page. You can read about our move from London to Leeds, my thoughts on blogging, how I’m learning the concept of slow living, cute beauty stuff I’ve bought, and how I feel about life in general.

Your top blog posts from 2018
Life

Your top blog posts from 2018

I haven’t blogged much new content for a while now, and it’s still taking me some time to get back into the swing of things, but I’m pretty comfortable with taking things slow. Part of the problem these days is I’m not sure what to write, and I’m even less…

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Four travel items still surviving the digital world
Life

Four travel items still surviving the digital world

There’s so much talk about what our dependence on this digital world is doing to trade and talent. There are countless think pieces about how eventually newspapers will cease to exist, that e-books are better than real books, and that no one sends letters anymore. This made me wonder what…

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Back to basics: Why I love cities
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Back to basics: Why I love cities

We bought a house in 2017, which means all of our money now has to be spent on said house instead of trips abroad. I’m not complaining; we’re bloody lucky to have this home. But I do miss travelling. We didn’t go anywhere last year, and made a little trip…

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How to do Santorini on a budget
Budget travel

How to do Santorini on a budget

Santorini has been on my wish list for years, but it’s one of those places where I’ve thought you needed to save for months on end to get there. How wrong was I? Uhh, very wrong. Lola from Leeds Love Affair shares her brilliant tips for a trip to Santorini…

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Things I hate about being an adult: The great big list of adulting
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Things I hate about being an adult: The great big …

Being an adult is one of the most irritating things in the world. Having to do ‘adult’ things is all about taking that dull stuff you learnt growing up and putting it into practice. BORING. There are some cool things about being an adult, like buying your first house or…

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How to travel with anxiety
Travel

How to travel with anxiety

When people say they love flying, I have to wonder why. What’s so fun about suspending yourself in the middle of the sky in what’s essentially a soup tin wired to a lot of electricity? And when they say the idea of going on an adventure makes them really excited,…

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23 reasons I’m impatiently waiting for autumn to arrive
Life

23 reasons I’m impatiently waiting for autumn to arrive

A couple of years ago I wrote about reasons to get excited about winter and it was a huge hit. I think it was the most shared post on this little blog ever. So I figured since I’m getting really antsy about waiting for autumn, I’d get posting about the…

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Sites I love to browse when it’s miserable weather outside
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Sites I love to browse when it’s miserable weather …

Even though I feel a lot better in myself when the sun is shining outside, there’s something about miserable weather that makes me absolutely revel in curling up on the sofa with something to read. I love hearing the rain outside (even better with a thunderstorm) and making myself all…

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These are a few of my favourite things (from 2016)
Life

These are a few of my favourite things (from 2016)

Well, 2016 was a weird one wasn’t it? By June I’d given up on blogging for a bit and spent the rest of the year busting my ass at my day job. And then by December there had been so much personal turmoil I was ready to just spend the…

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A Very British Exit
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A Very British Exit

I’m at a loss what to say about the EU Referendum really. It’s been a tough, and at times frankly disgraceful, few months. Now it’s all done, I don’t feel it’s got any better at all. But there’s one thing I’ll say for sure – travel has taught me through…

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Exploring Yorkshire – A day trip to Whitby
Travel

Exploring Yorkshire – A day trip to Whitby

Since our trip to Malham Cove a couple of months ago, we’ve been thinking of more day trips to discover more of Yorkshire. One of those was a day trip to Whitby – a little seaside town famed for being the setting of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. We had a great…

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Thoughts a year after leaving London
Life

Thoughts a year after leaving London

This month marks a whole year since we packed up all of our things and left London to start a new adventure in Leeds. In a weird way, it feels like we’ve been here both forever and in no time at all. It was the best decision we’ve ever made,…

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