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.

How to get your shit together before you travel
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How to get your shit together before you travel

I love being organised. I’ve watched too many of those Departures programmes where people have turned up late to flights or without their passports to not make sure everything’s in order. We also learnt from one very stressful sprint through Heathrow airport on the way to Glasgow that ‘final call’…

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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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French pharmacy products: beauty treats from Paris
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French pharmacy products: beauty treats from Paris

For our first wedding anniversary, we treated ourselves to a little Parisian break. It was quite cold and we were both suffering from the beginnings of flu (how romantic it is to be married!), but we didn’t let that stop us from having a wonderful time. My lovely husband surprised…

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I left my heart at the Natural History Museum – travel linkup
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I left my heart at the Natural History Museum – travel …

This month’s travel linkup is all about the place (or places) that you can’t get out of your head. We had an amazing honeymoon in Sri Lanka, an unforgettable Trek America road trip and so many city breaks I’ve lost count. But there’s one place in the world I wish…

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Blogger event: blogging tips at #BlogAtTheBeach
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Blogger event: blogging tips at #BlogAtTheBeach

A couple of weeks ago I spent a slightly rainy Saturday at a blogger event for icelolly.com and got to meet some of my favourite travel bloggers too! I was so pleased to have been invited to this event as it was my first one since moving to Leeds. And…

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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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Leaving London: Things I miss about London
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Leaving London: Things I miss about London

Three weeks ago we switched life in the fast lane of London to the home comforts of Leeds and we’re already pleased as punch with our decision. Everyone tells you moving is a stressful thing to do, but moving to a top floor flat 200 miles away with two cats…

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Leaving London: Things I won’t miss about London
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Leaving London: Things I won’t miss about London

This time next week we’ll be settling into our new home in Leeds. That’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d ever type. But after many months of house viewings, estate agent calls/chats, hours browsed on Rightmove down south – we decided it was time to leave. Don’t let the title…

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Cats of the world: fur friends I’ve met on the road
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Cats of the world: fur friends I’ve met on …

If you know me or my husband in real life, you know that we absolutely adore cats. We have two little (well, pretty fat but still little to us) fur babies and we can’t imagine life without them. So when we travel, it breaks our hearts to leave them behind.…

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I’m thankful for my mum
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I’m thankful for my mum

When I travel, I always miss my mum. I send her photos and update Facebook so she knows what we’re up to. And every time I post something I think, “I wish she could see this too!” I’d love to take her away somewhere this year, and here’s why. She…

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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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