5 Reasons Why I Like to Bake

When I recently told a friend how much I liked baking, she looked horrified. ‘But all that mess!’ she exclaimed. She’s right – it definitely causes a mess – but as I’ve mentioned before, I’d…

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Walking in the Lake District: {Stock Ghyll Force & High Sweden Bridge}

Speeding along the motorway with a blanket of blue above us I felt my shoulders finally drop. Packing everything up the night before hadn’t gone to plan and as usual, we’d spent the morning rushing…

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6 Things I’ve Learned In The Last 12 Months

On Monday, I turned 38. Thirty-eight. As I replied to the text from my older brother telling him (yet again) how old I was, I stared at the numbers in disbelief. 38. When did I…

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Classic Vegan Pancake Recipe

My idea of cooking is scrolling through the contact list on my phone until I find the desired take-away. In our house, Ian does the cooking. All of it. He’s really good too; I’d say…

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5 Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

I’ve been drinking green tea for a number of years now. Exactly how many, I can’t quite remember. It was a nurse who suggested I should try it during one of my many hospital admissions.…

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What Are The Benefits Of Travelling?

“Not all those who wander are lost”. – JRR Tolkien For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to travel. To pack up and head off, leaving behind everyone and everything I’ve ever known…

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Hiking Sentiero degli Dei: Italy {Part VII}

As we approached the tunnel we were met with multiple cars doing U-turns: damn, it was closed. This confirmed what we kind of already knew – our Italian sucked. Even though we’d made an effort…

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A Day Out At Arley Hall And Gardens

Showing gratitude for the area I live in doesn’t come easy. When we first moved into our house, the plan was to stay for a couple of years and then move on; unfortunately, 10 years…

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Find Out The Cost Of My Trip To Italy: Facts & Figures {Part VI}

With picture perfect views, alfresco dining beneath twinkling stars and whitewashed buildings wedged into the mountainside, it’s no wonder we chose to celebrate Ian’s 40th birthday on the Amalfi Coast. Hiking through woodland and drinking…

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