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For the love of pink and all things girly

I never used to be a pink girl.  I’d avoid it at all costs tbh.  I was a big ol’ tomboy and rejected anything that screamed ‘girly’.  My reasons why were a little odd – it wasn’t that I rejected being a girl – but I wrote about that all here so I won’t repeat myself.  My tomboy days are well and truly over and these days you’ll see me more often than not in a ‘feminine’ outfit with at…

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travel

Hotel Mundial, Lisbon | Rooftop Bars, Sweet Treats & THAT View

How on Earth has a month passed since my Lisbon trip already?  Take me back right now puh-lease.  What a place.  I’ve already shared why I think you NEED a Lisbon city break (spoiler: pretty views, interesting streets, full of surprises, custard tarts) but I thought my stay at Hotel Mundial Lisbon deserved a whole post of its own.  I’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to stay in some pretty cool hotels over the last year or so, but I’ve…

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diary, lifestyle

Lily Diaries April | Lake swims, playing tourist in my home county & the biggest red velvet cake ever

I feel like it’s been an absolute age since my last proper ‘catch up’ on here, so I’m gonna change that whilst I eat my chicken noodle soup.  Writing is better with food, right?  Here goes the return of the Lily diaries.  I do believe the last one was in September.  Eesh.  I realised that since I take my camera and/or phone pretty much everywhere I have quite a few photos that are yet to grace the blog, so here you…

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Retrome | The Rome Urban Retreat Hotel for Your Next City Break

Girl's reflection in front of wide rectangle mirror. Retro style hotel in Rome Italy.

So it’s a rainy bank holiday here in England, I’m drinking coffee (what’s new) and I’d very much like to be back in my cosy room in my Rome urban retreat hotel rather than at my desk right now.  Retrome, you were good to me! Sadly that’s not the case, but at least I can kinda relive it through photos and my scribbly notes though, right?  Because I’d be on that plane this evening if I could.  I knew before setting…

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beauty, lifestyle

What my hair means to me | Loose waves with ghd creative curl

It dawned on me the other day just how many hours of my life I’ve probably spent doing my hair.  Rather a lot, I realised!  I wouldn’t even consider myself a high maintenance kind of person, but still.  Add up all the time blow drying, brushing, curling, fixing into a haphazard messy bun on top of my head… and it’s a sizeable chunk of time.  Especially when your locks are as long as your arm like mine.  I’ve read countless…

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Why you NEED a Lisbon city break this summer

Oh Lisbon what a darling you were.  Pretty views, interesting streets, full of surprises and custard tarts.  There’s my Lisbon city break post in summary. Seriously though, I can’t recommend Lisbon enough.  And that’s despite the fact that it rained for the majority of my trip.  There might have been a literal dampener on my trip but I didn’t let it turn into a metaphorical one!  Needless to say I made the most of the intermittent blue skies for photos….

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