My month in photos – February

It’s beyond mad that this month’s photos start with snow and end in the most glorious sunshine! What a bizarre month it’s been weather-wise here in the UK! Whilst wonderful and warm, it is worrying. I can’t help but fear the meaning of this premature taste of Summer…but hey, lets not start this post with global warming worries. Instead, let’s drink to forget our troubles and start with mulled wine!…

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Things to do in London: Late nights at The Natural History Museum

On the last Friday of every month, something magical happens at The Natural History Museum. The sun goes down, the bar opens and the exhibits come alive in the dimly lit rooms. Figuratively, of course. Imagine the great hall draped in a blanket of quiet whilst you wander amongst the displays, wine (or in my case, cider) in hand. If your usual experience of museums = battling to get to…

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Food Diary: What I eat in a week

I used to be stuck in ‘diet mode’. I had dieted, planned and counted calories for SO many years, I had no idea how to eat normally. I had no idea what I should be eating, how much I should be eating or whether I was eating enough – I had completely dampened any natural hunger cues or cravings by suppressing my natural instincts for such a long period of time……

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My thoughts on Valentines Day

I’m a hopeless romantic so for me, Valentines Day has always generated some excitement. At school, it was the torturous wait to see if I’d receive a card from someone other than my mum – or Grandad, bless him. In Year 3, I was thrilled when a boy called Charlie got me one of those fantastically tacky plastic gem rings. My first real experience of being someone’s Valentine though was…

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Romance and riffs: an alternative Valentine’s Day playlist

If you’re looking for the right playlist to set the mood this Valentine’s Day, look no further. I’ve mixed up a lovey-dovey, indie/rock, cloud 9 cocktail. Whether you’re still waiting for Mr/Mrs right, or you’re gearing up for a romantic candlelit dinner, this one will hit you right in the feels. All you need is appreciation for a good love song and a nice bit of guitar. You won’t find…

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