• DIY Christmas Ideas

    It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the festive period – I’…

  • Eat: Pho Vietnamese Food, Gunwharf Quays

    When it comes to eating out, although I love an indulgent spread (and often have …

  • Stay: A weekend in Somerset

    A few weekends back Liam and I hopped in the car (packed full of snacks, …

  • Autumn details

    For me, the joy of Autumn is found in the details.  The smooth shine of …

  • 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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    On travelling alone
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    On travelling alone

    I didn’t think I’d ever do this.  I didn’t think I’d ever need to.  But god knows I bore myself talking about ‘post-married life’ and ‘things that have happened since I became single’ and so I will speak on this…

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    Be a dead fish
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    Be a dead fish

    A couple of years ago I did a sort of psychometric test at work to help understand more about myself and how I interact with others (we’ve done tons of these at work but this one in particular is called…

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