Travel

Escape to Terrasini

Terrasini: small town by the sea. If you’ve ever needed an escape, an idyllic getaway or a break from the city rat-race, this is the place for you. Terrasini is a beautiful fishing town on the north-west coast of Sicily, just under an hour away from Palermo. It’s a place where Italian laisse-faire meets tourist… Continue reading Escape to Terrasini

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5 favourite songs for commuting

I'm starting a series of monthly favourites here on my blog. Kicking off with the best songs for getting to work! Whether squished in a tube, stuck in a jam or soaked on a bike, this list is guaranteed to get you through that commute. Send me on my way – Rusted Root This song… Continue reading 5 favourite songs for commuting

Life

“So, who are you voting for?”…

Tomorrow, is the UK general election. Ahead of the election, this week’s Stylist magazine featured an article about politics and friendships. An array of friends with opposing political views shared how it felt when their differences came head to head. It got me asking, should we avoid political chat and pipe down, or speak out,… Continue reading “So, who are you voting for?”…

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Is beauty wasted on the young?

When I’m 80, I’ll eat cake every day. I won’t remember what burpees are, or why anyone cared about avocados. I’ll never get a spray tan, ever again. Every day, I’ll feel each inch of my ageing skin, smoothing my hands over the papery creases and crevices, made during a life well lived. I’ll welcome… Continue reading Is beauty wasted on the young?

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Top places to eat & drink in DUBROVNIK

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last week I spent a glorious seven days in Croatia. Having never been to Dubrovnik old town (or anywhere else in Croatia for that matter!) I was not expecting to see such beautiful, old architecture and marble cobbled streets. It felt like being transported to a medieval world, untouched by… Continue reading Top places to eat & drink in DUBROVNIK

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The Palmy Hotel

Before we left for Vietnam we had only organised three vital details of the trip: our return flights, our first hostel, and “The Palmy Hotel and Spa”. For our final night in Hanoi (before a 15 hour flight home with a 10 hour wait in the airport!) we decided to treat ourselves by staying in… Continue reading The Palmy Hotel

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East Asian Utopia

Firstly, a note to say that we stopped in Hanoi in order to get the boat to Halong Bay. This stop off was somewhat plagued with sickness, torrential rain and accommodation frustration. Nevertheless, it was a means to the most beautiful end…Halong Bay. We signed up to an overnight cruise with our Hanoi hostel, Backpackers,… Continue reading East Asian Utopia

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Conquering fears in Phong Nha

Ok, I know I said Hoi An was probably my favourite place (and I stand by this!) but Phong Nha was by far my favourite experience. Phong Nha national park is a beautiful area of stunning caves and breath-taking mountainous regions. We stayed at a fantastic hostel called Easy Tiger (well, to be honest, we… Continue reading Conquering fears in Phong Nha