20
Jul
2017
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How to (try) and beat the post-holiday blues

I always suffer from the post-holiday blues. The days following my travels are spent strategising ways to still earn a salary while working my way around the globe. So far, I’ve drawn a blank. My latest jaunt took me to Italy, where I had four days on the Amalfi Coast, followed by three days in Naples. I arrived in the UK on Sunday afternoon and was headlong back into work on Monday morning. The post-holiday blues never made an appearance, and when I was still feeling good on Tuesday, I thought I had dodged them this time round. No such...
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8
Jul
2017
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Italy here I come

My case is packed, my reading list is in order and I have more podcasts downloaded than I’ll ever have time to listen to, which can only mean one thing; holiday time. For the next week, I’ll be in Italy, doing all the things you’d expect from la dolce vita. I plan to eat lots of ice cream, drink lots of spritz and generally take in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Since all of the above will be keeping me pretty busy, I won’t be blogging for a few weeks, but you can keep up with...
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25
Jun
2017
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Prague part 2

Since I’m visiting Brussels this week and Sorrento in two weeks’ time, I’m sticking firmly with the travel theme with my second post on our trip to Prague. While part one was all about Prague’s stunning architecture, this post is about two things that are very close to my heart: food and drink. I’m sure everyone knows that the Czech Republic is famed for its beer. In fact, our walking tour guide reliably informed us that in this part of the world they drink more beer per capita than anywhere else in Europe. Why? Well, the Czech Republic produce some...
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5
Jun
2017
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World Gin Day

When someone somewhere decides to dedicate a whole day to gin, it’s worth celebrating. And that’s exactly what millions of people worldwide will be doing on Saturday 10 June in celebration of World Gin Day. With just days to go until this global celebration, I’ve got my gin fix covered. Thanks to the lovely folks at Fentimans, I have a variety of different tonics and ready-mixed gins to have quite the celebration. I *may* have started my celebrations early by cracking into some of the gorgeous rose lemonade mixed with Bloom gin a whole week early. In my defence, the...
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23
May
2017
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Prague part 1

Have you ever been somewhere, knew you liked it, but didn’t realise just how much you loved it until you looked at the pictures? That is exactly how I would sum up Prague, and who can blame me when it’s this darn pretty. Back in March, we spent three nights there and weather wise we got seriously lucky, I’m talking 18c and wall-to-wall sunshine, which for that time of year in the Czech Republic’s capital, is warm. We weren’t complaining – the chance to wander around in t-shirts was welcomed after a long Scottish winter. Having left Edinburgh at 6am...
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26
Apr
2017
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Girl Boss

“This isn’t a post about Prague,” I hear you all say, bemused. You’re right. There’s no mention of the Czech Republic’s beautiful capital beyond this sentence. Why? Because I just finished watching Girl Boss on Netflix and I had to write about it. Full disclosure – there are no spoilers in this post.But what you will find are many, many reasons to watch this fantastic show, which is a loose – ‘real loose’, as the titles describe it – chronicling of the rise and rise of Sophia Amoruso to the self-proclaimed Girl Boss she is today. So what’s so good...
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