It’s a yearly struggle for many people- which book will make the journey from shelf to sun lounger this summer? Unfortunately for me, my summer holiday has been and gone (and it was in Wales- not a sun lounger in sight!) but whenever I go for a relaxing holiday I love to take a good book with me to get stuck into. Let’s face it, there’s only so much action you can cram into each day on holiday!

Although I love a bit of chick-lit as much as the next girl, the books that have really grabbed me over the past couple of years have had a bit more substance, and have had me totally hooked. Whilst I’m not into full-blown horror or seriously twisted stuff (step forwards, Grey *shudder*), a good psychological thriller always has me reaching for the next page (or swiping, thanks to my handy mini e-reader). So, without further ado, here are my top four books you should seriously consider taking on holiday with you (or into the garden, or bed, or bath…) View Full Post

Hello lovelies- I’m baaaack!

I really had no choice but to take a break from blogging this past month- it has been so busy and eventful that sadly one of my favourite hobbies has had to take a back seat. It’s all good news though, and you guys are definitely overdue a life update post which will be coming very soon!
As some of you may know, last month I went to Amsterdam for a little break. I didn’t take a huge amount of photos as we were in a big group and I’d get left behind if I stopped to photograph everything I wanted to- it is such a beautiful, blog-worthy city! However, I wanted to share my experience with you all through my iPhone over the 3 days we were there and give some recommendations of places to visit if you’re planning a little city break anytime soon. View Full Post

Table, flowers and tea strainer at Propertea Manchester

It would be an understatement to say that the quest for a ‘proper cuppa’ is a British institution. I absolutely love tea, which would make my 15 year-old self’s jaw hit the floor, as I never used to- I just didn’t see how something that was essentially a cup of hot water and milk could taste any good! Oh, how wrong I was. I am now obsessed with all things tea– green tea, fruit tea, and of course the classic English Breakfast tea. I am from the home of Yorkshire Tea, after all (the factory is a 5-minute walk from my house!)

When me and my mum visited Manchester last week to see Take That (I won’t go too far into it, or I’ll just start gushing about how amazing it was and how there was a flying bike and sea creatures and breathe, Emma), we stayed overnight so we could have a little shop the day after. It was a happy accident that when we went to see Olly Murs last month, we stumbled across the adorable Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral, and this time we had the chance to pay them a visit! View Full Post

Fitspiration Ultimate Running Playlist
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It’s been a while since I wrote a post in my Fitspiration series, but with my first 10k run fast-approaching, I’ve been back in the saddle (or sports bra) to prepare myself for this huge challenge. I can’t believe I have been blogging for over 6 months and have never mentioned anything to do with my taste in music- I love music, and it is a huge part of my life- and it’s time to share my (slightly very eclectic) playlist with the world. I physically cannot run without music- even when I’m running with someone, talking is just not the one when hurling your sweaty self around. It has to be motivational, and keep me running when I feel like giving up, so without further ado I present my ultimate running playlist! View Full Post

Me and George have been looking to move closer to Leeds, as his job and my degree are both around that area and, to be honest I’m ready for a taste of city life after living in the same place for my whole life (apart from my first year in halls, ugh). House-hunting turns you into a completely different person, and to be honest I haven’t slept properly since we started. The IKEA website becomes your new bff, and you’re suddenly interested in DIY and council tax and energy ratings. You won’t realise you’ve changed until someone asks you a very adult question like ‘What council tax band is this house?’ and you’ll reply at the drop of a hat before thinking ‘What?! When did this happen? When did I become an adult?’ Yep, it happened, and you didn’t even realise it. Poor thing.

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