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I'M CONSIDERING BOOKING A DAY-USE HOTEL

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

I'M CONSIDERING BOOKING A DAY-USE HOTEL

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

yeah so, it's no secret i travel a lot. i'm coming up seven years living in the capital, and during that time i have visited mor...
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SIX REASONS TO VISIT LEWISHAM'S MODEL MARKET

Monday, 14 August 2017

SIX REASONS TO VISIT LEWISHAM'S MODEL MARKET

Monday, 14 August 2017

i've lived in the london borough of lewisham for six of my seven years in london; it's my hood. it's south of the river and ...
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SUNFLOWER POWER

Friday, 11 August 2017

SUNFLOWER POWER

Friday, 11 August 2017

isn't it wonderful what a new dress and a deluge of compliments can do to a girl's face? in this case, not two days after the wi...
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POSTCARDS FROM MARSEILLE

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

POSTCARDS FROM MARSEILLE

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

oh my godddddd we had the absolute worst sleep last night! ben didn't get to the hotel until almost 1am and then we were up aga...
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REFOCUSING

Monday, 7 August 2017

REFOCUSING

Monday, 7 August 2017

if you follow me on instagram you will have seen me open up about my mental health over the last few weeks, which is something a bit out...
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LOBSTERFEST & FRIENDS AT BELGO

Friday, 4 August 2017

LOBSTERFEST & FRIENDS AT BELGO

Friday, 4 August 2017

is a thing that's happening until the end of august, and is just as delicious as it sounds. essentially, everyone's favourite mou...
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AUTUMN IS COMING

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

AUTUMN IS COMING

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

and, i'm not prepared for it. i've dusted off the lumie lamp in preparation for the shorter days and darker mornings, but i'...
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SIX REASONS TO VISIT WARWICK CASTLE

Monday, 31 July 2017

SIX REASONS TO VISIT WARWICK CASTLE

Monday, 31 July 2017

i have somehow gotten myself quite the reputation as someone who will just about go anywhere in the uk to explore it, and so far, i'...
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NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY

Sunday, 30 July 2017

NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY

Sunday, 30 July 2017

carmen is my flatmate. she's also my oldest friend in the uk. not by age, but it's close (and true, i know you're reading th...
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A MUGGLE REACTS

Friday, 28 July 2017

A MUGGLE REACTS

Friday, 28 July 2017

right, so: i missed the harry potter craze. it either came and i didn't notice, or i was too old and didn't care, or i was too b...
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FIVE MORE TOWNS TO VISIT IN SUFFOLK

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

FIVE MORE TOWNS TO VISIT IN SUFFOLK

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

on my recent escape to the country , i fell in love. bury st edmunds was such a pretty little town, and my love for it just took me by s...
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ARE THERE BENEFITS TO STAYING IN AN AIRPORT HOTEL?

Monday, 24 July 2017

ARE THERE BENEFITS TO STAYING IN AN AIRPORT HOTEL?

Monday, 24 July 2017

the night before our verrrry early flight out of stansted airport, bound for marseille to take on the cheapflights challenge , i decided...
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FEELING SALTY

Friday, 21 July 2017

FEELING SALTY

Friday, 21 July 2017

i wouldn't like to think about how much i've spent on sandals in my lifetime. sandals that have more often than not, fallen apart...
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CAFE ROUGE, DULWICH

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

CAFE ROUGE, DULWICH

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

in preparation for our trip to the south of france , ben and i headed to our local cafe rouge in dulwich to get a taste for the future...
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TAKING THE CHEAPFLIGHTS CHALLENGE IN MARSEILLE

Monday, 17 July 2017

TAKING THE CHEAPFLIGHTS CHALLENGE IN MARSEILLE

Monday, 17 July 2017

i've just come back from my 12th weekend away this year, and it's only july. if i carry on in this vain (i don't intend to, ...
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SEEING SPOTS (& STRIPES)

Friday, 14 July 2017

SEEING SPOTS (& STRIPES)

Friday, 14 July 2017

my body confidence is at an all-time low right now. i think i've said that a few times lately, but it's true. i've put on wei...
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DIY DENIM WITH PAIGE JOANNA

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

DIY DENIM WITH PAIGE JOANNA

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

i was soooooo excited to see paige mention on facebook a few weeks back that she was ready to host her very first diy masterclass, becau...
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POSTCARDS FROM WHITSTABLE

Monday, 10 July 2017

POSTCARDS FROM WHITSTABLE

Monday, 10 July 2017

hey you! so, we just arrived in whitstable, found the flat, dropped our stuff off and then hit the town. it's absolutely gorgeous! so...
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BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT DEAD DOLLS CLUB

Friday, 7 July 2017

BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT DEAD DOLLS CLUB

Friday, 7 July 2017

i'd been hearing all about the hoxton-based dead dolls club pop-ups for a while before charlie let us know about a time out brunc...
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BEN AND ERICA'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

BEN AND ERICA'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

a few weeks ago, it was ben's birthday. not any old birthday, his big-boy birthday. thirtieths are hard enough, but when the birthda...
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A SECOND UK PASSPORT?!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A SECOND UK PASSPORT?!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

full disclosure: this is a branded post, but for good reason. you see, i had no idea you could apply for a second passport if you were al...
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SILVER LININGS AT MARRIOTT COUNTY HALL

Monday, 3 July 2017

SILVER LININGS AT MARRIOTT COUNTY HALL

Monday, 3 July 2017

the tricky thing about planning a day out in our beautiful capital, is the weather. even on the sunniest of days, there's always a c...
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JUMPIN' FOR JOY

Friday, 30 June 2017

JUMPIN' FOR JOY

Friday, 30 June 2017

so, things have really escalated from that one time i wore jeans and pranced around slovenia in pink trousers . like, remember how i me...
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ESCAPE TO THE ANGEL HOTEL, BURY ST. EDMUNDS

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

ESCAPE TO THE ANGEL HOTEL, BURY ST. EDMUNDS

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

last weekend was ben's birthday, and whilst i was planning the ultimate birthday present (more on that next week), the ultimate birth...
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DINING AT CINNAMON BAZAAR IS NOW A PIECE OF CAKE

Monday, 26 June 2017

DINING AT CINNAMON BAZAAR IS NOW A PIECE OF CAKE

Monday, 26 June 2017

the most annoying thing about dining out - other than trying to choose what you want, is splitting the bill. especially if there's a...
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THREE WAYS TO KILL TIME IN BLED IF YOU'RE NOT INTO RELAXING (& TWO IF YOU ARE)

Friday, 23 June 2017

THREE WAYS TO KILL TIME IN BLED IF YOU'RE NOT INTO RELAXING (& TWO IF YOU ARE)

Friday, 23 June 2017

if you've read my previous post on the day we spent in ljubljana , you'll know just how much we fit in in such a short amount of ...
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THE PERFECT WEDDING GUEST

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

THE PERFECT WEDDING GUEST

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

i am the queen of making plans, but not so much the queen of planning . as in, i agree to do things, or book in holidays or trips away, ...
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THREE NEW DISHES AT THE DINER IN CAMDEN

Monday, 19 June 2017

THREE NEW DISHES AT THE DINER IN CAMDEN

Monday, 19 June 2017

on a hot and steamy afternoon in june, the diner in camden reopened its doors to the public. there were street dancers, prop tattoos, a...
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HOW TO FEEL 100% BADASS

Friday, 16 June 2017

HOW TO FEEL 100% BADASS

Friday, 16 June 2017

buy and wear a metallic leather jacket and get  your friends  to take photos of you in a random north london back alley while onlookers ...
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EIGHT LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR DAD

Thursday, 15 June 2017

EIGHT LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR DAD

Thursday, 15 June 2017

cologne | watch | tee | dart board |  dressing gown | trainers | body butter  | mug guys, it's not too late to recover from t...
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I ATE TEN DISHES IN THREE HOURS AT THAI SQUARE & IT HURT

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

I ATE TEN DISHES IN THREE HOURS AT THAI SQUARE & IT HURT

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

i don't need to remind you how much i love me some asian food (further reading here  and here ), and how it's prrrrrobably my fav...
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SEVEN WAYS TO SPEND 24 HOURS IN LJUBLJANA

Monday, 12 June 2017

SEVEN WAYS TO SPEND 24 HOURS IN LJUBLJANA

Monday, 12 June 2017

i adored slovenia. like, absolutely adored it. i adored it so much in fact, that i've been having a really hard time writing this po...
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PINK PANTS

Friday, 9 June 2017

PINK PANTS

Friday, 9 June 2017

after the severe chub rub i sustained from a few warm days in malta , i knew i needed a better solution for slovenia than just some cut ...
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SUMMER STAPLES

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

SUMMER STAPLES

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

oh my god, it's been so bladdy hot these last few weeks (edit: lol), and we here in the uk are once again complaining about the weat...
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WANDERLUST ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA

Monday, 5 June 2017

WANDERLUST ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA

Monday, 5 June 2017

a few weeks back i went to a very odd, but very interesting tourism event with easy jet , where the focus was the cote d'azur . no...
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I HAVE REGRETS ABOUT MY NEW CARRY-ON LUGGAGE

Thursday, 1 June 2017

I HAVE REGRETS ABOUT MY NEW CARRY-ON LUGGAGE

Thursday, 1 June 2017

i always travel with carry-on luggage and not a backpack, because i like to be over prepared. more than enough clothes to get me through ...
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TIPSY AFTERNOON TEA AT THE SANDERSON

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

TIPSY AFTERNOON TEA AT THE SANDERSON

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

i am soooo not a luxury kinda gal. i like my food cheap and my clothes cheaper, and i tend to spend the rest of my money on travel. i'...
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WINE TASTING WITH DIVINO IN VINO

Friday, 26 May 2017

WINE TASTING WITH DIVINO IN VINO

Friday, 26 May 2017

sometimes it's hard for new people to host, lead, or serve me and my friends when we get together as a group. we're loud, we c...
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SUNDAY LUNCH AT THE DOVE

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

SUNDAY LUNCH AT THE DOVE

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

last sunday, ben and i decided to take a punt on the sunshine and head west for a spot of lunch. as you know, i'm not of the "w...
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SIX REASONS TO DISCOVER HIDDEN ENGLAND

Monday, 22 May 2017

SIX REASONS TO DISCOVER HIDDEN ENGLAND

Monday, 22 May 2017

i am in an extremely lucky position, being able to travel this fine country of ours to its corners at the drop of a hat; i accept every ...
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HELLO FRESH HQ & VENETIAN CHICKEN PASTA

Friday, 19 May 2017

HELLO FRESH HQ & VENETIAN CHICKEN PASTA

Friday, 19 May 2017

despite the utter failure of the last recipe post i wrote (thanks to those seven of you who read it), and purely based on the fact th...
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GIFTS FOR HIM

Thursday, 18 May 2017

GIFTS FOR HIM

Thursday, 18 May 2017

wings bucket | headphones | peg board | health watch | shave set | travel wallet | books | cocktail shaker | bbq book | sign w...
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FEELING FRUSTRATED

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

FEELING FRUSTRATED

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

let me tell you a story. it starts a hundred years ago, when i got my ears pierced aged 21 and then suddenly became allergic to everythin...
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NINE THINGS TO EXPECT FROM MALTA

Monday, 15 May 2017

NINE THINGS TO EXPECT FROM MALTA

Monday, 15 May 2017

hello, my name is erica, and i am a lazy traveller. not lazy when travelling, lazy at planning ahead and doing much recon or research prio...
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SPRING MENU PICKS AT CAFE ROUGE

Friday, 12 May 2017

SPRING MENU PICKS AT CAFE ROUGE

Friday, 12 May 2017

after my introduction to cafe rouge last year, i swore i'd be back. and i have, a few times now, because i find they're one of tho...
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CRAZY FOR CAPRIS

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

CRAZY FOR CAPRIS

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

[top l-r] frills | flowers | embroidered | pink print | gingham | [bottom l-r] pleats | sunflowers | pink | fern print | stripes i...
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FIFTY SHADES OF BEIGE

Monday, 8 May 2017

FIFTY SHADES OF BEIGE

Monday, 8 May 2017

despite discovering how beige malta was after the small amount of exploring we managed to fit in on our first day in the country, when w...
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DRINKING FIZZ WITH FRIENDS

Saturday, 6 May 2017

DRINKING FIZZ WITH FRIENDS

Saturday, 6 May 2017

i'm a pretty introverted person. that might be hard to believe, seeing as i pretty much put my whole life on the internet in one...
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GOUSTO'S BACON AND COURGETTE ONE-POT PASTA

Friday, 5 May 2017

GOUSTO'S BACON AND COURGETTE ONE-POT PASTA

Friday, 5 May 2017

i certainly wouldn't say that i "love" cooking. i "love" eating tasty food that won't make me sick or totally ...
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BRING YOUR OWN... PLATE?

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

BRING YOUR OWN... PLATE?

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

we've all heard of 'bring your own booze' dinner, and the concept of a 'pot luck dinner' - where you bring a dish of f...
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