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.

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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One day in Yosemite
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One day in Yosemite

As part of our Trek America adventure from Los Angeles to San Francisco (more on that later) we spent a whole day exploring Yosemite National Park in California. All it took was one day in Yosemite to fall in love with the nature of America. Now, I know this is…

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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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Blog your backyard – dos and don’t’s in the United Kingdom
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Blog your backyard – dos and don’t’s in the …

A winning Blog Your Backyard project entry! Information overload can often tire a traveller out before they’ve even arrived, and other times there’s just not enough stuff out there to get a feel of where you’re going. Stick with these dos and don’t’s for the United Kingdom and you’ll be…

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Dear TfL…
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Dear TfL…

Usually when I talk about TfL I’m in the middle of a four-letter rant about Bakerloo delays, queueing outside Oxford Circus for 20 mins or that it costs me more for a weekly travelcard than it does for a monthly food shop (aaaand breathe…). But this time, I’m not moaning.…

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The 12 days of tube etiquette
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The 12 days of tube etiquette

Phew, thats another year of tube journeys almost over. Living in the countryside most of your life means there’s a lot to learn when you move to the city, and deciphering the codes of tube etiquette is one of the pretty major ones. It’s a dog-eat-dog world down in those…

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