Friday, 17 November 2017

Five ingredients for a perfect Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve is my favourite day of the year, hands down. Better than a birthday. Better than the big day itself. Want to know why? Here are my five ingredients for a perfect Christmas Eve…
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Friday, 3 November 2017

Travel | Hotel du Vin, Exeter

Hotel du Vin Exeter review travel blogger UK

How do you choose a hotel? Do you scour Tripadvisor reviews to gauge popular opinion? Do you take to social media to ask the hive mind? Or do you trust one chain and go back to them time and again? A few weeks back, Mike was invited to speak at a conference in Exeter. It had been a while since the two of us had an adventure so I packed my suitcase and headed down with him, looking forward to exploring this pretty Devon city.

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

How to go vegan | World Vegan Day



Today is World Vegan Day, marking the start of World Vegan Month and also the formation of the Vegan Society. Since going vegan in January 2017, I've toyed with writing a post about my experiences and how to go vegan, and today seems like the day to publish it. Here goes.

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Monday, 30 October 2017

Recipe | Vegan sponge birthday cake with edible flowers

http://www.oysterandpearl.co.uk/2017/10/farmdrop-review-vegan-sponge-cake-recipe.html

Cooking is and always has been one of my favourite activities. The peaceful productivity of a quiet kitchen, pots and podcasts bubbling in the background, spices filing the air - it’s all my idea of time well spent. But… (and it’s a big one) I do cook every day, at least one meal but often more. When there are seven of us in the house, that’s 21 meals a day or 147 a week. That’s also when my interest begins to wain.
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Travel | A foraging adventure with the Tudor Farmhouse


Confession time: I don't really like mushrooms. So you'd think an afternoon of foraging in October would probably not be my bag. Well, you'd be wrong. Here's why...
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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Autism and Asperger's film and TV picks for kids and adults


Much has already been said about the Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me documentary screened earlier this week. It's heartening to see the overwhelmingly positive responses on social media and that awareness of autism and Aspergers is on the rise. But I have a confession.
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Friday, 20 October 2017

Fashion | The next it dress


five alternatives to the HM floral frill dress sold out zara anthropologie boden toast and other stories


Have you ever spotted a dress in a magazine or on Instagram and decided you MUST have it, only to find it's pretty much sold out everywhere you go? Me too. Enter the new, must-have IT dress...
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