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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.

those who wander: A new travel and lifestyle newsletter
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those who wander: A new travel and lifestyle newsletter

If you’ve not seen me harping on about my newsletter over on Twitter, where have you been?! The first edition flew its way into inboxes last Sunday and I’ve already had some lovely feedback from subscribers. I’ve been thinking of new ways to write about all the brilliant travel stuff…

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For the love of blogging
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For the love of blogging

As I write this I’m sat on my sofa in my unicorn pjs, watching Friends reruns and nursing a large mug of Yorkshire Tea. It took me a while to figure out what to say for this month’s travel link-up with the lovely ladies of travel blogging, but only because…

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15 Etsy gifts for travel lovers
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15 Etsy gifts for travel lovers

Etsy is one of my favourite places on the internet to browse. On my travels through the treasure trove of stuff on such an awesome site, I figured why not post about my favourite travel items up for sale. There’s so much gorgeousness on there. So, here’s my guide to…

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Pink hair wedding in London (with dinosaurs too!)
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Pink hair wedding in London (with dinosaurs too!)

It’s been over a year since we got married and not a day goes by when I don’t think how lucky we were to have such a brilliant party with the most amazing people in our lives. When we were planning it, people asked us: ‘Are you going back home…

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The unexpected benefits of blogging
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The unexpected benefits of blogging

I’ve been blogging on and off for 8 years, sometimes with my heart completely in it and other times with the feeling that I have to do it because I write for a living, and that’s what being a writer in the digital age means. So when this month’s Travel…

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2013 travel – the year that wasn’t
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2013 travel – the year that wasn’t

Since 2012 was such an incredible year for us travel-wise, I was hoping for the same in 2013. However, it wasn’t meant to be. 2013 travel for us just didn’t take off. We were pretty lucky last year after winning a long holiday in Aruba, then going on a two-week…

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Enjoying a London summer with Tea India
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Enjoying a London summer with Tea India

Who else has been enjoying the amazingly good weather the UK has been getting recently? Getting some sun is one of the main reasons I jet off to hotter climes, so it’s been nice to live beyond 25 degrees at home for a change. The weekend felt like a holiday…

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If you ever wondered what I look like hiking…
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If you ever wondered what I look like hiking…

It’s this. I don’t like walking on a slant, okay?!

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How this cynic enjoyed the Olympic Park
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How this cynic enjoyed the Olympic Park

When we first won the Olympic bid back in 2005, the nation was divided. How much would the Olympic Park cost us? What impact would it have on the city? Was the wrong time for us? My opinion was one of indifference. I’m just not a sporty person, and that’s…

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Learning to take it easy
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Learning to take it easy

Relax…relax. No, don’t charge some internet to your card, just..relax. This is what I’ve had to keep telling myself since we arrived on Aruba. I’m a city-centred type of traveller. I like to keep a tight itinerary, fitting in as many sights and tours as I can, as if this…

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Blog your backyard – best ways to work, play and stay in the UK
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Blog your backyard – best ways to work, play and stay …

Thinking about staying in the UK a while? Good choice, you’ll soon be as obsessed with daytime TV, bingo websites, and keeping the ketchup in the cupboard as much as the rest of us. Work   Finding work in the UK hasn’t always had the best track record. If you…

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Blog your backyard – the best and worst of the UK
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Blog your backyard – the best and worst of the UK

Every country has it pros and cons; some more important than others. Without getting too heavy and preaching about the state of the government, the bailouts of the banks, or that there are no shops open after 9pm on a Sunday – here are my best and worst things about…

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