• My travel plans for 2019

    Not only is the new year the perfect time for making travel plans – but after …

  • Books I read in 2018

    I’ve read 25 books in the last year – well, these are the ones I’ve …

  • An ode to 2018

    In many ways 2018 has been a tough old year; tinged with a sense of longing …

  • Freshpet review: Bodhi’s new dinnertime

    When I look through my gratitude or daily journals it always strikes me how often …

  • Am I going to be single forever
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    Am I going to be single forever

    I have typed out the above sentence as part of various Whatsapp-based whinges that my friends have been lucky enough to receive recently.  “Honestly guys, am I destined to be alone forever surrounded by dogs, pizza boxes and watching Countryfile…

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    Dine at mine with room2 Hometel Southampton
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    Dine at mine with room2 Hometel Southampton

    On Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to be invited to an event at the new room2 hometel in Southampton (it’s like a hotel but all of the rooms have kitchens and some have multiple bedrooms!) to join in on the…

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    Dinner at The Ivy, Winchester Brasserie
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    Dinner at The Ivy, Winchester Brasserie

    Last week I had the pleasure of visiting The Ivy restaurant in Winchester to celebrate its opening on the high street at the end of May.  Although I knew that there were several of the swish and stylish restaurants in…

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    Saving money and being green at home
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    Saving money and being green at home

    Since moving into my little flat in Southampton last year I’ve found that I’m having to be much savvier as to how I manage my money.  My outgoings are a lot more significant than I’ve had to budget for in…

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    Learning to surf with Planet Surf Camp, Fuerteventura
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    Learning to surf with Planet Surf Camp, …

    Prior to last month I had tried surfing twice in my life, and neither – I must admit – were particularly successful.  But always one to persevere (that’s a total lie, I am usually one to give up, throw a…

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