Let’s chat about body confidence…

Have I mentioned I turn 30 this year? I’ve had my ‘I’m going to get a six pack before’ thoughts but I’m also busy trying to make a living, which definitely limits spending time in the gym. I recently went to Greece with one of my oldest friends, Daisy. We’ve been friends ever since she befriended me on the first day of year 7 (her reason being that she liked the pleather blue jacket I was sporting that day). We headed to Greece and though I was apprehensive about getting into a bikini, I was excited to go and lay out in the sun for a few days.

Daisy and I took a lot of photos on the trip, mainly in the comfort of the villa (which is predominantly where we stayed for the four days we were there!). We had great fun trying

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THE FRIENDSHIP CURE – Book Review

Over the past year I’ve tried to read a number of non-fiction books; discussing everything from how we create relationships to how to keep your plants alive; but sadly they haven’t managed to keep my attention to finish any of them.

Determined to break my non-fiction, non-finishing streak, I said yes to receiving a copy of Kate Leaver’s The Friendship Cure. This is one of the most relatable books I’ve read in a very long time, as someone in her late twenties, I’ve definitely seen a shift in how I view friendships and have also lived through a couple of broken friendships too.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

If you’re like me and have only just started thinking about Father’s Day this Sunday I’ve got a few gift ideas for the modern, creative, foody Father figure in your life!

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Independent Brands You Need to Know- Part 2

There’s something really exciting about being introduced to new independent brands; especially when you get to meet the founders and makers behind them too. I recently attended a Weekend:IN event held at Kreativ House in Hackney. Myself and seven other bloggers spent the day meeting different independent brands and taking part in a series of creative workshops. I always look forward to attending Weekend:IN events as create such a relaxed and creative environment, where you can interact with new brands and meet people from different parts of the blogging world too!

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Has Instagram made us lose sight of why we travel?

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while, probably because it’s a very personal one, but it’s also a post that might generate varied opinions. I’ve just got back into the swing of real life after two weeks away in California, the main reason for our trip was to attend Coachella Music festival, which I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice before.

This time we were going with two friends who had never been before; I was really excited to spend three days showing them around and dancing in the desert listening to live music. Like in previous years when golden hour crept in I knew what to expect, the Instagram models and photo takers came out (myself and my friends included). But this year unlike previous festivals,

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Afternoon Tea at the Ritz with Pandora

| Cos Jumpsuit (Sold out but still some on ebay!) | Uniqlo Roll Neck (similar here) | All Saints Boots (similar here) | 

Last month I received an invitation to attend an afternoon tea at The Ritz. The afternoon tea itself was organised by Pandora in celebration of their new spring collection and the launch of their new style friendship bracelet. I’d never been to the Ritz before and

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Getting Active

One of my new year’s resolutions is to do at least three sporting activities a week. For some, this might seem like a small amount, but for a person like me who would rather curl up with a good book or tv series (especially during the winter!) it’s an achievable goal, which so far I’ve managed to stick to.

I’ve had to work quite hard to incorporate fitness into my weekly routine, especially as I’m out walking the dogs for 40 minutes twice a day too. I have however noticed as I’ve got older that I can’t eat what I want and watch all of those series on Netflix without feeling pretty sluggish and unenergised. I noticed that as soon as I started getting active again my energy levels were so much better, which at the same time had a positive effect on my mental health too. There’s something about being outside or getting out and taking part in a class with other people that I really enjoy.

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Ever taken yourself out on a date?

Last week I did something I’ve never done before; I took myself out to lunch. This might not sound like a big thing, but as I sat in Wagamama’s ordering my usual ramen (instead of picking up a takeaway) I realised I’d never sat alone in a restaurant before.

I started to question why I’d created such a

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Home Comforts

Over the past two years I’ve visited the airport more times than I’d like to count. I’m always filled with that new trip anticipation, but there’s always an element of the unknown, even if you’ve planned the adventure to the very last detail. Landing back on home ground is a whole different story; as soon as my feet walk off that airplane I’m comforted by the unpredictable grey weather that greets me and the promise of a great cup of tea. This post is in collaboration with Heathrow Airport; they are celebrating what Britishness means to you and conducted an anthropological study on what ‘Modern Britain’ means in 2018. We live in such a diverse multicultural country, and Heathrow Airport is a microcosm of people from different cultures and backgrounds which all add to that contemporary sense of Britishness.

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What 2017 taught me

Happy New Year everyone!

This post has taken me a while to write; it started up as a round-up of 2017, but after realising that I’d shared most of the good bits with you guys already, I thought I’d go for a different angle for the first post of the year! I learnt a great deal about myself in 2017, it was my first full year of being self-employed and through a lot of trial and error; I feel like I’ve started to figure out where I want to be in 2018.

Things I’ve learnt-

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