Lifestyle

Six things to help cure airport boredom

We’ve all been there. You’ve packed your suitcase with all of your holiday essentials, had a long journey to the airport, managed to find an elusive car parking space, checked-in, had a browse of the World Duty Free goodies (and maybe even a little pamper), and then… You’re bored. You just want your flight to hurry up and whisk you away to somewhere new. Or maybe home to your own bed if it’s a case of you coming to the end of a trip. Suddenly time is moving very s-l-o-w-l-y. Multiply this feeling by ten if you’re flight is delayed…

Lifestyle

Walking my worries and woes away

Last month, I had a particularly crap week. You know, just one of those weeks where you can’t put your finger on exactly what it is, but everything gets under your skin, or pisses you off, or even makes you wanna cry, just because? And as I sat at home on my own, my leg bouncing away as it does when my brain is overthinking everything, I decided to get off the sofa and just move. So, with that, I grabbed my boots, stuck my earphones in, and left the house. And I walked. Just walked and walked. And walked.…

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I love zombies… but could I actually survive a zombie apocalypse?

Is the zombie apocalypse looming? Highly unlikely. But being a big ol’ zombie fan and a bit of a geek, it’s something that I’ve subconsciously prepared for in the back of my mind. Gotta have some sort of plan, right? I watch The Walking Dead religiously (and attend Walker Stalker Con every year, of course), have played zombie games back since the original Resident Evil, and get a sick thrill from any movie that involves undead tearing apart the living with their icky undead teeth. Yummy, right? But despite my love of all things zombie, would I actually make it…

Lifestyle

8 things I love about being single (for now, at least!)

After meeting my first boyfriend when I was just 17, and spending almost seven years with him, single life hit me pretty hard when he split up with me earlier this year. I’d never been a single adult, let alone a single adult who’d just started her career, had a mortgage to pay and had known nothing but one guy for the past seven years. Talk about bad timing, right? But I soon managed to spin my situation into something positive. I considered it an adventure, a new chapter, an opportunity for me to be selfish for a while. And…

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That time I was on stage with Sigala

I’ve often said that money is best spent on experiences, so you know you’ve hit the jackpot when the job that earns you that money is what ends up giving you the experiences. For those of you that don’t know, I work in digital marketing at the University of Hull, and I bloody love my job. My team are seriously the best bunch of people, I genuinely enjoy the day to day stuff, and my overtime in the past few months included meeting Nick Grimshaw, going to an adults night in a play area and attending Big Weekend. Not the…

Travel

Hand Luggage Essentials

Regardless of whether I’m getting ready for a long trip in a beautiful sunshine destination or simply packing for a short city break, I find deciding what to put in my hand luggage can be just as much of a struggle as whittling down what I’m going to pack in my suitcase. (I’m totally guilty of being an overpacker!) There are, however, a few hand luggage essentials that make it into my carry on bag without fail…   Passport Let’s start with the thing you definitely will not be getting far without – your passport. Yes, this may seem like…

Lifestyle

Remembering to enjoy the adventure

Despite always loving holidays and weekend trips, I’ve not always been a travel blogger. In fact, my blog started off as a space for me to review books and beauty products. Soon I found myself thinking, however, that if I love travelling so much, why wasn’t I documenting that instead?  It’s so much easier to write about something you’re really, truly passionate about, right? Though something hit me whilst in Paris with my mum earlier this year. It was my mum’s first time there, and yet I found myself stressing over getting the perfect picture rather than showing her the…

Food and Drink

I donned the cap and badge and made my own Big Mac!

I am notorious among my friends for being the one that can never order anything as it appears on the menu. I always have to tweak something. “Is it possible to get that plain?” “Can I have that without sauce please?” “Can I swap this for that?”

You get the idea.

And with a fussy appetite normally comes a longer wait. Especially at a drive through. “Could you just park in the lay by and we’ll bring it out to you, please?”

I’ve recently discovered, however, that at McDonald’s, waiting longer for a customised order is a thing of the past. That’s right. I can be as fussy as I want and still get my grub within the same time. And it’s all thanks to their new made to order system.

Travel

I’ve Fallen in Love with Wrocław

I’m normally a sucker for warm, poolside sunbeds and sunshine destinations, but after vowing to explore more countries this year, I crossed a country off my list that had quite honestly never appealed to me previously: Poland. 🇵🇱 And it took me completely by surprise. Attracted by an absolute bargain price (less than £100 for flights and 3 nights accommodation – yes please!), Kirsty Leanne and I found ourselves booking a random trip to a city we’d never even heard of – Wrocław. And whilst I was super excited for a girly break and discovering somewhere new, I didn’t realise just how much Wrocław would…