23
May
2016
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Fairwell Rodney Street

Blogging has suffered this year for a number of reasons. The temptation to start every post with a ‘sorry for not blogging recently’ has been overwhelming on most occasions, but today, I’m not apologising. Instead, I’m going to be honest. I’m aware that what I’m about to say will sound a little ‘woe is me’. That’s not the intention. But it’s been a year of highs and lows with some not so great moments eclipsed by better ones and vice versa. There’s been family illness, a complicated and stressful house sale and frustration over, despite thinking you have everything under...
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3
May
2016
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Venice: 24 hours in the floating city

Ah, Venice. Where do I start? Typically, I’ve got hundreds upon hundreds of photos of our trip to the floating city, so I’ll start with the things you must see when you visit. We went to Venice in March, which is a good time to go. The annual carnival takes place in February, so the city gets really busy. Then there’s a bit of a lull before April marks the start of tourist season. Venice is a collection of narrow streets, so when there are three times as many people battling for pavement space as there as should be, it...
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19
Apr
2016
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April 2016 finds

April’s finds have been tricky. Not because of lack of inspiration, but drilling it down to five things that I want to share with you all has been difficult. Still, in the spirit of my monthly finds post, here are a few things that are worthy of writing about this month. 1. Venice. I’ll be starting my series of Venice posts later this week and my recent visit confirmed that it is the most magical place in the world. 2. Daniel Martin Moore. His beautiful album, Golden Age, has formed quite the repeated playlist for me. It’s mellow and lyrically...
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11
Apr
2016
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Kale, apple, spirulina and lime smoothie

Up until a few weeks ago, I was starting every day with this smoothie. And then I went on holiday. And then I got lazy. And then I started to feel unenergised, demotivated and generally pretty sluggish. Why? I blame my diet. Here’s the frustrating thing, when I eat well and workout, I feel great. So why, every so often do I fall off the wagon? I know the epic crashes that come with refined sugar, I know that gluten leaves me feeling tired. So, you would think I had learned by now. But no. That’s why this week, I’m...
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5
Apr
2016
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An evening with Nespresso

You all know how much I love coffee, right? The number of blogs, tweets and Instagram shots that I share that involve coffee are countless. So when a girl gets an invite to an evening dedicated to coffee, I could hardly say no. I even steered clear of my morning Americano in preparation and it was worth it. The event was held by Currys PC World at the super stylish G&V Hotel on the Royal Mile, a great place to showcase 30 years of Nespresso coffee machines. With a glass of Prosecco firmly in hand, we were walked through the...
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17
Mar
2016
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2016 via Instagram

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It’s typical, isn’t it, the moment a break is on the horizon you get sick. After a pretty hardcore few months of home improvements, house selling and general busyness, I’m finally getting some time off. And of course, my body decided that this would be the right time to give me a truly stonking cold, with a side of ear infection. Great. In a bid to get healthy in time for heading to Venice on Sunday, I’ve been juicing anything that’s green, living a virtuous lifestyle and upping all my nutrients to try to cure this thing before the weekend....
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