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everything there is to love about glamping | big berry lifestyle resort, slovenia

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I’m an outdoorsy kind of gal deep down.  I mean, I adore cities with all their buzz and fun, but at the end of the day, if I was held at gunpoint and forced to choose between living in a city or the countryside forever (not that I forsee such a dramatic ultimatum but let’s roll with it), I’d choose the countryside hands down. However.  I’m way too much of a basic bitch to sacrifice my wifi and hairdryer, and…

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all by myself | lonely in a crowd

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First things first, I can’t hear the line ‘all by myself’ without hearing ‘Obama’s elf’ instead.  That YouTube video has ruined Celine Dion for me.  Now I think of Bridget Jones sat on the sofa, in her pyjamas, theatrically singing “don’t wanna beeeee OBAMA’S ELF” and it’s a very strange image indeed. Now I’m not in a Bridget Jones situation by any means.  I’m just at the point where I’ve waved goodbye to having a group of people around me…

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barcelona: part 3 | 15 fabulous things to do on a solo trip

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Barcelona, you were good to me.  You gave me the ‘I am so content with life right now’ feels.  I am absolutely 100%  certain that I want to return. In the meantime, a whopper roundup of my first trip!  As I’ve mentioned about 50 times already, this was my first solo overseas experience, so I’ve written this as a diary / thoughts and advice for other first time solo travelers / general observations on Barcelona.  Plus tips for how to…

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fashion, lifestyle

just the little things

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Happy Sunday, folks! I’m writing this on Saturday evening, in my joggers, with a glass of wine, sitting indoors on a deckchair.  Packed my bags for solo trip number 2 in the morning which I’m SO FRICKIN EXCITED for.  Been through my checklist about 6 times already.  Probably still forgotten something.  Undecided whether to attempt a nap before setting off at 1am.   Eaten spaghetti bolognese. Not sure why I felt the need to set the scene like this but there…

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barcelona: part 2 | retrome urban retreat

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 How the flipping heck has one week passed since I left this place already?  It’s gone *almost* as quickly as my 3 days in Barcelona whizzed by.  Jeez September you’re a speedy one. Anyway.  Welcome to my Barcelona crib (I wish – for once a city I could actually imagine myself living in!).  ‘My place of rest for 3 days’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.  Retrome Urban Retreat sounds quite snazzy though, don’t you think? If you’ve…

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love it? hate it?

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Warning that this post’s gonna involve me taking clothes way too seriously and chitchatting about life atm.  Barcelona travel-y posts will resume shortly! But first, I introduce you to my Barbie Bag, as I’ve christened it.  Sometimes I’ll spot an item on a shelf and decide I need it in my life in approximately 0.2 seconds.  Then I’ll decide that  it’s completely ridiculous and I’ll never use it.  Then I’ll umm and ahh over it for weeks.   Cat shorts, for…

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barcelona: part 1 | my first solo travel experience & flying with monarch airlines

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I’d say I’m generally a pretty confident person.  I’ll happily introduce myself to strangers, speak in public if I have to, and do most adventure sports (with a push, admittedly).  So I can honestly say I didn’t think twice about saying yes to my first opportunity to travel abroad to a new city alone.  Hell yes to that! Over the last year or so I’ve read manyyy an article and blog post about solo travelling, and been dying to see…

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