What I’ve been reading #3

Asking for it – Louise O’Neill This book had me hooked from page 1. It is so unbelievably relevant. This book made me angry, upset and scared. The story is so true to real life and extremely difficult to read, the story is written in a brutally graphic way, but this is a book I believe needs to be read. Emma is the ‘it’ girl, the party girl, and after […]

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Saying goodbye to flat No.2.

3 long years ago Adam and I took the decision to take a tenancy on a very own flat. It’s been 3 years of laughter, tears, lessons, tantrums, bills and friendships. I’ve learned to budget, to cook and generally how to live with another human being. My cooking repertoire now stretch’s further than beans on toast and I know how to clean the bathroom in used an hour, glamorous right?! […]

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What I’ve packed for long term travel.

Disclaimer – I am not a travel expert. This is everything I’ve packed, as a twenty something female, for a 4 month trip around Asia. This is the first time I’ve been away ‘long term’ and the prospect of packing 4 months’ worth of clothes into 1 bag literally terrified me. I have packed, unpacked, repacked, stressed about packing, cried over packing, then once and for all, packed. Underwear. How […]

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What I’ve been reading #2

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden Chiyo Sakamoto, along with her older sister, is sold by her father to become a geisha in the district of Gion. The book describes Chiyos life, from a first person narrative, as she becomes an apprentice geisha and the troubles she encounters in the house where she lives among many other trainee Geishas and maids. I loved the almost poetic way that way Golden wrote […]

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Let’s talk about insecurities.

We’ve all got them, right? It’s easy to think not. It’s so easy to see that girl on Instagram; it could be a fitspo, a celeb or your fella’s skanky ex-girlfriend, and you think that their life is perfect. Sometimes we hate our hair, our legs, and our belly’s. We hate our nails, makeup and clothes. But sometimes, we love our bodies. We look in the mirror and feel fab. […]

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Peddler Night Market – Sheffield

Peddler Night Market is set inside an ex-industrial warehouse at 92 Burton Road, Kelham Island Sheffield. Each month the market returns, I cannot resist attending as is it always an evening to remember (and the fact it’s approximately 26 seconds from my flat). It all started last year and has been a massive hit each month since. Peddler Market opens its doors on the first Friday & Saturday of each […]

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What I’ve been reading #1

Behind Closed Doors – B A Paris I want to start by saying this was the book I’ve most enjoyed in absolutely ages. I was immediately drawn to this book as any thriller is right up my street, especially one with a bit of a twisted story. This book had a very ‘Gone Girl’ feel about it, but in my opinion was much more gripping. The protagonist Grace, and her […]

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Kuckoo – Sheffield.

I was invited to the press launch at Kuckoo which is due to open on Wednesday 12th April. The bar is situated in Leopold square and can be accessed straight off West Street. I managed to grab a chat with the two owners of the bar and could tell from the way they each spoke that they were passionate about the brand and providing excellent customer service. The owners explained […]

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Getting a China tourism Visa.

It’s safe to say I was fretting about the whole visa process after some serious horror stories I had read online. I read stories of visa’s being rejected completely or not granted for the intended amount of time. Tripadvisor is full of mixed reviews of the whole process which only increased my anxiety about the application. However, I must say that I found the whole process relatively pain-free and I […]

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Fitbit Charge 2.

I’m going to assume that everyone now either has a Fitbit or has seen them plastered everywhere. So a little while back I decided my time had come to invest. I really wanted to wear the watch for a while before posting up a review to ensure it was as honest and thorough as could be. I opted for the Fitbit Charge 2 with black strap as I wanted the most […]

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