Ten happy things – February 18

I have so many things to be grateful for so I’ve decided to have a new monthly blog post where I reflect on the month that’s just gone and choose ten things that made me happy and that I’m thankful for. A work trip to the Channel Islands I love what I do and I’m so thankful that I’ve found a career that I love. I genuinely don’t mind Mondays! So when I get to combine my love of travel with work, it’s just the cherry on the cake. At the beginning of the month I travelled to Jersey to…

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Why I’m never dieting again

I’d always been slim. I was really active as a child and teenager, playing loads of sports and walking to and from school every day. I stayed the same weight for around ten to twelve years, in to my early twenties. I grew up in a home where my mum was constantly on a diet and always talked about putting on and losing weight. I don’t remember a time when she wasn’t watching what she was eating and I guess it’s been ingrained in me. Then I met my Italian husband and everything changed. Twelve years together and two stone…

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Lunch at Luca in Clerkenwell

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that we always eat out on Saturdays for lunch and 95% of the time they’re Italian restaurants. I can’t remember how I first heard about Luca, which is an Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell, but it looked lovely decor-wise and I liked the look of the menu so off we went one sunny Saturday. There are two parts to the restaurant – as you enter there is a bar area where you can have drinks and lighter bites to eat and the restaurant is at the back. The restaurant has a lot of natural…

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It’s ok to say ‘no’

Recently I was listening to Emma Gannon’s Podcast, CTRL ALT DELETE, where she was chatting with journalist Anna Hart about her career. Anna writes about travel and culture for a number of publications, including the Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller, Suitcase Magazine, the Guardian and Stylist Magazine (which is where I first came across her writing). Basically Anna has the career I would die for! There was one part of the interview which really resonated with me. Anna said, Your career in your 20s is about saying yes to everything that you can, whereas your career in your 30s is about what…

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How to get from London airports to the city

I don’t know about you but when I travel to a big city I always search for the best way to get from the airport to my hotel – whether that’s by taxi, bus or train. Sometimes it’s quite tricky to find the information in one place and some websites will vary with their information. So as I live in London and have travelled to and from every airport in the city, I thought I’d create a simple guide for you with all the information on public transport in one place. I hope it’s useful! London Heathrow London’s biggest and…

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