Vegan Junk-Food Heaven – The Hope & Ruin in Brighton – A Review

You don’t have to scroll far through my other food-related posts to see that I am very much not vegan, however, I very much could be if The Hope & Ruin cooked for me every day. I was introduced to this place by a friend whilst on the hunt for dairy-free, oozy, cheesy, junk food and I was not disappointed.…

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Choose Sleep

Those close to me know how important sleep is to my happiness and wellbeing. Sleep is not laziness, it is vital for quality of life. Over the years I’ve learnt that my optimum amount of sleep is between 8 to 10 hours, I used to think that this was well above average but have learnt through my participation in this…

How to embrace being an introvert

Introvert – ‘A shy, reticent person’. Oh, how that definition is flawed. We’ve been taught that the introverted/extroverted scale is very much one or the other, black or white, with ambiverts lying dead centre in the middle. When, in fact, we can embody traits from both ends of this spectrum and display them in different ways depending on our personal makeup.…

Three things you SHOULD NOT do in Amsterdam

When searching for things-to-do in Amsterdam there’s no shortage of recommendations, but sometimes you just need someone to tell you what you shouldn’t be wasting your time on. Now, I only had 4 days in Amsterdam so I can’t give you a comprehensive list of things NOT to waste your time on, but I can tell you what I would…

3 breathtaking destinations for a summer holiday

We may be experiencing some of the warmest weather on record in the UK at the moment but that doesn’t stop us seeking out those breathtaking destinations for a summer holiday. And that’s because holidays are about so much more than just a change in temperature; they’re about culture, atmosphere and a change in surroundings, some of which truly take…

The Shepherd & Dog, Fulking – A Review

No-one quite masters the art of the country pub like the British. I’m a huge fan of the Great British Country Pub, with their historic architecture, sprawling beer-gardens and central community feel. A pub is a place to meet, eat, drink, and enjoy. With the cost of eating and drinking out increasing the very best pubs are those that can…

4 days in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a beautiful city. Often tarred with the red-light district there’s so much more to see and do than smoke weed and gawp at prostitutes. I was fortunate enough to visit for four full days in June and felt that was the perfect amount of time to feel absorbed into city life, see the sights and experience the ambience.…