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Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen (in the sun!)

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen (in the sun!)

Ancestry Visa firmly in hand, I flew back to the UK to restart my routine…only to remember I needed to couch surf for the first weekend. So, after just four days back at ‘home’, I jumped on another plane to Denmark – if you’re going to be homeless, may as well explore somewhere new. Of … Continue reading

A holiday at home…in Denmark

A holiday at home…in Denmark

Everyone knows that London life is a hive of activity: fast, expensive and dizzyingly busy. Between work, exercise, netball, galleries, restaurants and being on hold to my real estate agent I don’t spend much of my time taking ‘time out’. Usually that’s the way I like it! But for someone who teeters very closely on the edge … Continue reading

Bologna on a whim…

Bologna on a whim…

The definition of magic – having a spare weekend and a spare £35 and ending up with flights to Bologna! With very little effort, funds or planning (beyond printing out the Trip Advisor Top Ten), we had an incredible girls’ trip to this amazing and completely underrated northern Italian city. I’ve heard very little of Bologna … Continue reading

Top five cities for life – to celebrate 100 posts!

Top five cities for life – to celebrate 100 posts!

To celebrate my hundredth post I have decided to do the ubiquitous ‘my bestest ever cities I’ve travelled!’ list. I’ve chosen five cities with that ‘I could definitely live here’ vibe. I could put in all sorts of qualifications of this being ‘so far’ and ‘only my opinion’ and ‘all about the individual experience’ but, … Continue reading

The 12 Days of Eatmas

The 12 Days of Eatmas

Ohhh so this is why all my clothes currently feel like they are trying to strangle me. Welcome to the highlights of our Christmas in Europe, n.b. it’s mostly food. More posts with bigger photos to follow! On the first day of Eatmas my food love made me eat… 25th December: A glorious, classy, home made feast of duck, pork, potatoes, … Continue reading

Only in Lyon

Only in Lyon

Only in Lyon would I: task myself with eating entrails when there were perfectly good duck options on the menu; find a new passion for pink; sneak beer into a youth hostel to calm my nerves. After a few working days in Paris and a medieval adventure in Pérouges, I set out to explore France’s … Continue reading

Au travail

Au travail

Last week was finally “I’m off to Paris for a business trip!” week. When months ago I was told that a colleague and I were to travel to meet her French clients I was so excited I couldn’t even pretend to affect the cool, “ah I see, ok I think I can make that” attitude that I assume … Continue reading

A castle with cupcakes

A castle with cupcakes

This weekend I found my actual idea of heaven…a classic castle with a gourmet food festival. If there had been a petting zoo and wine tasting I probably would never have left. I managed to trick Naomi into coming to Leeds Castle on a day out; not really that hard once I showed her the Food … Continue reading

London, shaken not stirred

London, shaken not stirred

I’ve been busy lately, and poor. And that can only mean I have been getting out and exploring London. Of course there is never a shortage of activities going on in this incredible city – from the totally touristy to the hyper hipster, it’s quite easy to spend all one’s spare change on culture, food, … Continue reading