It’s time for some summer inspiration

It may be snowing outside right now and I may have forgotten what sunshine feels like so I think it’s time to set a mood board and will spring into action with sheer determination. That first day of leaving the house without a winter coat and the feeling of the suns rays warming your bones isn’t far off but as…

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Slow holidays – what are they and why should you try them?

Sometimes it seems as though we are living our lives in the fast lane, at 100mph, always eager to get onto the next thing, the next stage. I’ve found myself feeling like this, racing through education, onto college, into uni and it wasn’t until I graduated that I realised how I’d wished a quarter of my life away. Sometimes we…

Easy gluten-free Yakisoba with Yutaka

Asian cuisine is notoriously difficult if you’re trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle, with many recipes containing soya-sauce as a base ingredient. As a result, I quite often have to cook my favourite dishes from scratch and forgo the Friday night takeaway. When Yutaka contacted me and asked if I would like to try their new range of gluten-free, organic noodles…

Fitness – 3 tricks for getting back on track

January already feels well behind us and those New Years resolutions seem a long time ago. If one of yours was to get fit in 2018 then by now the excitement of a new beginning is wearing off and the long slog continues. I completely fell off the fitness bandwagon when I graduated university, suddenly I had no on-site gym…

A day in Cambridge

Cambridge is a beautiful city famous for not only the historical Cambridge University but its museums and winding river. I’ve visited the city on a few occasions for educational purposes but hadn’t had a chance to truly explore at my own pace. To soak up the feeling of the city, watch the punters float by and appreciate its historical beauty.…

For those who don’t do sickly Valentine’s day cards

Valentine’s Day. It seems you love it or you hate it. Or at least hate the over-commercialisation and sickly messaging around it. Valentine’s day or St Valentine’s day is actually the celebration of love and affection, the problem is that over the years we’ve been conditioned to see it through the cuddly, snuggly, rose-tinted lens that’s been conjured up by the…

Don’t drink and drive – staying safe after a night out

Perhaps it’s my generation but I simply cannot comprehend how people used to be allowed to drink and drive. My personal rule is no alcohol at all if I’m driving, not even a small glass. It’s easier to say no alcohol than to find yourself gambling with being over the limit. It’s all well and good not driving the night…