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Moving Home Finally

Moving home is stressful, but finally I’m in my new house! After nearly 8 months of waiting and failed sales (read more on what went wrong here), I’m in. On the Tuesday it nearly all fell through due to an admin error, the mortgage company wouldn’t release the money, so I spent a long time …

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10 Tips to Cabin Bag Only Holidays

A lot of people ask me how I manage to travel with just hand luggage. I use a Tripp cabin case, which I bought from Debenhams on sale. It comes with a 5 year guarantee and is within most airlines’ hand luggage guidelines.  I have put together a list of my top 10 ways to fit …

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First Time Buyer Struggles

When I bought my flat, I was pretty clueless, but my parents were there to help with the deposit. With them moving abroad, they were determined to get me out of rented accommodation, which I’d been in since I was 16 (moving home intermittently when things went wrong). My budget was pretty tight, being a …

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Blog At The Beach – Leeds

I have been actively involved with icelollyholiday’s Twitter chats for a while now and took over their Instagram account in the summer, so when there was an opportunity for me to go to their Blog at the Beach event, I jumped at the chance. I didn’t entirely think things through, it’s held in January in …

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10 Things to do before you go on holiday

Going on holiday is always exciting, but if you’re like me and leave things to the last minute, panic can set in during those final hours before getting on the plane. Here are my go to things to do before going on holiday: 1. Make sure your passport is in date – actually probably best …

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5 Reasons I Won’t Do All Inclusive

Don’t get me wrong, I have done all inclusive before and there is something of a luxury feel about it, but it just isn’t for me. Here are some reasons why I am not likely to do it again. 1. I do not want to fight over sun beds. If you haven’t seen the videos …

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6 things you might want to know

I’m writing this whilst sat on a plane, flying to Kos. I have had the standard questions asked, so I thought I would share the answers to some of those questions with you: You’re looking brown, do you live in (insert destination)? No, I have been to Italy and Portugal recently, plus I am half …

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Colour Me Green

After my first week using the MZ-3 MyZone belt, I felt so good. Not only did I feel better, I can track my performance during my exercise to make sure I’m pushing myself to achieve the best results. (The reason why I’m mixing my tenses, will hopefully become apparent). As someone who likes to try …

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Halloween: Good or Bad?

Bad? 1. Trick or Treating: everyday of the year we’re told not to take sweets from strangers, but on Halloween we send kids knocking on their doors asking for them. A struggling Paedophile’s nightmare or a practicing one’s heaven! 2. Trick or Treating again: I’m trying to get ready to go to my party, I’ve …

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List from London

Today I went to London for the Qube Global annual conference, which I go for as part of my day job. This year was the most interesting for me, with a great variety of key speakers, my favourite being John Willams. The key things that I picked up on are as follows: 1. Lists get …

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