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    Visiting the Lake District: A Short Break Guide

    Finally managing to write about my Lake District trip back in February! Hurrah! I would have done it sooner, but life got in the way. Nevertheless, here’s a recap of my visit/some travel inspiration for anyone fancying a short break to this beautiful area of the UK. Where did I stay? My family and I have had a few Lake District holidays over the years because my dad’s side of the family have shares in Seasons and there’s a lovely self-catering village called Whitbarrow situated between Keswick and Penrith, perfect for the North Lakes (the focus of today’s post). Whilst my immediate family don’t have shares, we managed to get…

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    Salzburg Travel Guide | Throwback Thursday

    Feeling in the mood to reminisce, so what better time to do so than on throwback Thursday. When I was 13, I visited Salzburg in Austria. To this day, it remains one of my most memorable trips, if not the most. There’s so much to see and do in such a small area and there’s a real sense of culture. If you enjoyed my post on Seville and are seeking more European city adventures, then this Salzburg travel guide is perfect for you.   I will say now that I went in 2011, but I’ve double checked and all these sites are still open. Hallein Salt Mine Ironically, the 2…

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    Seville Travel Guide – Top 4 Places to Visit

    The past couple of weeks have been quite busy, and blogging has had to take a bit of backseat unfortunately. I’m trying to get myself organised though and this week it’s blog central. I recently had a long weekend in Seville, Spain. It’s such a beautiful city and you can easily spend hours just walking around all the beautiful cobbled streets. Everywhere you turn there’s a different square, gorgeous old building or collection of orange trees. The city centre is a maze of culture and history. Rather than attempting to trace my each and every step for you though (as we might get lost in Seville), I’ve put together a…

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    The Future of My Blog- You Decide

    Gosh, busy day today. I thought this post would have to go up tomorrow, but I thought I’d do a Wednesday post before the new schedule (Monday and Thursday) kicks in next week. I’m debating the future of my blog and have decided to change things around. The reason? My year abroad. Plans are really switching up a notch as I prepare to move to France at the end of September. I’m feeling a combination of excitement and nervousness right now. The Future of My Blog In an ideal world I would love to continue posting 3 times a week, but with my language assistantship and experiencing all that France…

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    Visiting Kew Gardens | Travel

    Hello everyone! If you caught my Instagram stories yesterday, you will know that I was visiting Kew Gardens! After hearing good things, my family and I decided on a trip there. Visiting Kew Gardens Getting there As it was a day visit, the choice was to get up early and drive, risking the M25 traffic, or go by train. In the end, train won. We had to change a couple of times due to the different tube lines, but we weren’t in a rush, as Kew opens until 8pm on Fridays. What’s more, we arrived at lunchtime, perfect for refuelling before exploring the gardens (the food was delicious). The Glasshouses…

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    July 2018 Favourites | What I’ve Loved

    It’s time for my July 2018 Favourites. Before we know it, the end of August will arrive! One thing I notice with favourites posts is that beauty products feature heavily. My July 2018 Favourites prove this doesn’t have to be the case. My July 2018 Favourites Devon           Considering I spent the middle chunk of July 2018 in Devon, it’s definitely a favourite! We were lucky with the weather, which made a difference. In July, Devon and Cornwall are susceptible to rain, but not this time. My days involved admiring coastal views, swimming in the sea and eating A LOT of ice cream. Notes on a…

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    Blogger Interview #9: A Winter Escape

    2nd interview of the weekend is here! It was an absolute pleasure interviewing Amelia from A Winter Escape. Let’s see what amazing things she has to say! 1) It must be hard to pick as a travel blogger, but do you have a favourite place you’ve visited so far? I have a few, but they’re all for different reasons. Vietnam is important to me as it was my first overseas trip, and I went back for work and loved it even more. The people, and the food they create, are incredible. Edinburgh is also important to me as I had been traveling solo and having some struggles and then when…

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    Blogger Interview #7: Cornish Maid

    Back for the second interview in this weekend’s blog networking session. I won’t lie, I’m a tad jealous of Laura from Cornish Maid getting live in Cornwall and have so many wonderful adventures in this beautiful corner of the UK. It’s time to see what Laura has to say about this magnificent place and her experience as a blogger from Cornwall (and see some photos courtesy of Laura).  From your blog title, you can tell straight away that your blog is about Cornwall. What’s the best thing about living in Cornwall? The best thing about living in Cornwall is being so close to the sea! I grew up in Cornwall…

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    Blogger Interview #4: Doorways and Dresses

    Happy Friday everybody. The weekend is almost upon us! From my Twitter, I made a little announcement that blogger interviews will be making an appearance on Fridays AND Saturdays. Overwhelmed by the number of you interested in the project, so I’ve had to increase the posts per week and turn it into a blog networking bonanza! Kicking off the new Friday slot is Vicky from Doorways and Dresses. It’s been an absolute pleasure hearing from Vicky, especially communicating on all things Leeds and France related. Here we go!   1) How did your blog start?   I had wanted to start a blog for years and never really had the…