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All the lifestyle blog posts on this city life. You can read about our move from London to Leeds, my thoughts on blogging, cute beauty stuff I’ve bought, and all the things I get up to generally.

Your top blog posts from 2018
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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
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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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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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23 reasons I’m impatiently waiting for autumn to arrive
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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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Thoughts a year after leaving London
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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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20 things to do if you’re not travelling this month
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20 things to do if you’re not travelling this month

The irony that I’m a travel blogger who’s currently not travelling isn’t lost on me. I’m switching browser tabs between my bank account and flights to New York, trying to convince myself that the former isn’t reeeally more important than the latter. Head is currently winning over heart though. I…

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5 wanderlusters you need to follow on Instagram
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5 wanderlusters you need to follow on Instagram

Instagram is fast becoming my favourite social media, even though it’s going through a bit of a change at the moment. I follow some amazing people who do fascinating things, including a few hundred travel bloggers! If you looked at the list of posts I’ve liked, around 80% of it…

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Weird Christmas traditions from around the world
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Weird Christmas traditions from around the world

Christmas has always been about family for me. I remember being so excited to get all 20(ish) of us into one room to celebrate the festive season, watch The Queen’s speech, and binge on sweets for the day. But the biggest tradition of the year was – brace yourselves for…

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20 reasons to get excited about winter
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20 reasons to get excited about winter

I always say autumn is my favourite, but I’ll let you in on a little secret – it’s actually winter. Yes it gets cold and yes this year will be my first one as a Northerner, but I just can’t help loving it! Last month I was food shopping, saw…

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A few of my favourite things…about Leeds – Travel Linkup
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A few of my favourite things…about Leeds – Travel Linkup

We’ve been in Leeds for six whole months now and I have to say – I don’t regret the move a single bit. At first I wasn’t sure how we’d feel about the city. After all, it was a move based on a couple of visits and how easy it…

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