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.

Exploring a new tarn – Malham Cove
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Exploring a new tarn – Malham Cove

I did a Scary Thing last weekend. I drove a car. It doesn’t sound very scary, but really it was a big deal. I don’t enjoy driving, especially when I don’t know where I’m going. All those lanes and no idea whether I’m supposed to bear left or right or…

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A ‘GIN’ness World Record at The Botanist Leeds
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A ‘GIN’ness World Record at The Botanist Leeds

It feels pretty cool to say I’m a Guinness World Record holder. Did I jump really far? Hmmm, nah. Did I solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 5.25 seconds? You must be joking. Do I own the world’s fattest cat? Pretty close but no cigar. I drank gin. With 795…

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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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Travel fears: 4 things I’m shit scared to do
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Travel fears: 4 things I’m shit scared to do

I wouldn’t call myself adventurous. I enjoy travelling to new places and learning about new things, sure. But when it comes to adventure travel or activities for thrill – you won’t see me running for the front of the queue. I did have a go at one underwater activity while…

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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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Exploring Lush Leeds Spa with #leedsbloggers
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Exploring Lush Leeds Spa with #leedsbloggers

I did a Scary Thing this week. I went to an event and met some fellow bloggers in Leeds. And I talked, and shared jokes, and laughed. And nothing bad happened. I had an amazing time. Suck on that anxiety! The event was in Leeds, where they’ve got a beautiful…

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How NOT to order coffee (and avoid annoying the Italians)
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How NOT to order coffee (and avoid annoying the Italians)

If a Wicks goes on holiday and doesn’t end up in some sort of kerfuffle, is the Wicks really on holiday? It doesn’t matter where we go, there’s always something lost in translation. It ranges from the absurd (getting evicted from an apartment in New York because the owner skipped…

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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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Explore. Dream. Discover
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Explore. Dream. Discover

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain xx

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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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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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