Are recipe boxes worth it? Gousto a review (+ 60% off!)

Recipe boxes have been around for a while now, i’ve always been tempted but then get to the checkout page and think “Nah, I could make that cheaper myself.” That was until a friend (thanks Ryan!) introduced Ed and I to Gousto, and gave us his referral code that got us a whopping 60% off our first box and then…

Just let go. Auto-belaying at Reading Climbing Centre

It’s no secret that Ed and I have been hooked on bouldering since the day we met. So it may come as a surprise that it took me this long (9 months) to try my first auto-belay and become hooked on the idea of big wall climbing. Bouldering was easy. Not in the technical sense of the word, but in…

Quitting a Full Time Job To Become A Freelancer

I had it all. Ok, maybe I didn’t have it all but I was doing pretty well by my generations standards. I had a degree, a career, a good salary, my own apartment and a very, very good set of secure future prospects… and I gave them all away. The metaphorical white picket fence was just over the horizon, yet the closer…

Expectation vs Reality – What you really need for uni

Standing in the checkout queue and Sainsbury’s I couldn’t help but notice the trolley behind us piled with pillows, a duvet and an assortment of kitchen equipment, a girl and her mother stood beside it, a tentative look of excitement on their faces.  “Ahh they’re shopping for uni supplies” I whispered to my mum, before my suspicions were confirmed by…

Let me introduce you to bouldering

One of the reasons I have been so absent from my blog is my new addiction to bouldering. My addiction began in January as one of my personal new years resolutions was to get out more and to meet some new people and so I enrolled in an Introduction to Bouldering session at Boulder Brighton.  Bouldering is essentially rock climbing…

It’s time for an update…

Wow, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I’m so sorry that its been so long since I last posted but I’ve been having an amazing summer with someone who, to be quite frank, I just can’t tear myself away from. I’ve moved house again, have enrolled on a professional marketing course and have been trying so many new things, from…

2018 in review

Just over one year to the day I sat at this same laptop and wrote down my first set of New Year’s resolutions. I’d made resolutions in the past but they’d always been sort of muttered to myself and as a result, they quickly evaporated into the wind. In 2018 I made myself accountable and not only wrote my resolutions…