19
Jul
2015
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July finds

We live in a world where we have access to so many wonderful things. I feel like there’s always a new blog to read, new flavour of ice cream to try or a new place to visit. My head is constantly awash with things I haven’t heard of and unless I document them, they end up getting filed somewhere in my head and I forget about them. That’s why I’m starting this new monthly feature, documenting the things that I’ve discovered recently. 1.¬†Coconut water is amazing in all smoothies and juices. I’ve added it to pretty much every one of...
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13
Jul
2015
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Floors Castle

On Saturday we took our new wheels on a drive down to the Scottish Borders and ended up at Floors Castle in the town of Kelso. It’s a little over an hour outside of Edinburgh, which was far enough away to get out of the city, but close enough to get back for a night out with our friends. This grand house – the largest inhabited castle in Scotland – is home to the Duke of Roxburghe and his family, who open up the house a few months of the year to let people have a nosy around. I love...
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9
Jul
2015
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The five apps I couldn’t live without

Yes, the title of this post is a little dramatic, I know. As much as I wish I wasn’t one of those people that depend on their phones, I can’t deny how heavily I rely on it. The funny thing about my relationship with my phone is I now see it as something that makes my life easier, rather than a communication device. And to me, anything that helps me get through the day faster, easier and more efficiently deserves a big thumbs up. All of this got me thinking about the features of my phone that I use every...
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6
Jul
2015
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Tales from the weekend: the York edit

A few weeks ago Rob and I dragged ourselves out of bed at 6.30am on a Saturday to catch the first train to York. I have to say, I wasn’t thrilled at getting up so early on a weekend, but as soon as I was in possession of an Americano and a croissant, my mood softened and I sat back and enjoyed the journey southwards. When we arrived, naturally out first stop was Betty’s. A Yorkshire institution, it serves some of the best cakes around. What I love about Betty’s is its yesteryear style. All of the waitresses wear white...
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2
Jul
2015
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Friday night favourite

It’s Friday and whilst five years ago that would have meant hitting the town straight from work for dinner, cocktails and dancing, my current start to the weekend seems to have mellowed somewhat with the passage of time. Sure, I still love Fridays, but in my thirties, I approach them just a little bit more differently than I did in my 20s. Most Fridays I have something on. Whether that be visiting family or catching up with friends, free diary slots on this weekend marker are elusive and as a result, beautiful. So when one does become available, it’s an...
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29
Jun
2015
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Things that made me smile: June 2015

June is one of my favourite months. It marks the half way point in the year, so I always take some time to think back over the past six months and inevitably end up adding a few more things to my to-do list for the rest of the year. It’s also myself and Rob’s birthdays. With only five days in between, we use it as an almighty excuse for massively elongated celebrations. In this year’s case it has been two weeks of dining out, cake, Prosecco and presents. Did I mention that June was my favourite month of the year?...
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