2 In Life/ LIFESTYLE/ Wedding

Planning a Wedding from Abroad

I thought I’d do a little update on the wedding planning since a lot has happened since my last wedding related post in April! I don’t want to go wedding overboard on the blog, but it’s also something that I want to document and it is also taking up a lot of our spare time at the moment. Obviously I’m not a wedding expert only being a few months into planning, but I thought I’d give a few tips and log our…

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Essentials for a Cosy Night In

I’ve really embraced being at home this past winter. As much as I enjoy exploring at weekends and going out with friends, nothing beats curling up on the sofa in the evening and reading a book, watching a movie, or skyping the fam. The weather teased us here in Melbourne by warming up last week (I even sunbathed!) but now it’s back to its wintery ways, and I thought I’d embrace the chill for just another week. Here are my hibernating essentials……

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3 In France/ TRAVEL

Fêtes, Family, and France 2016


In August Alex and I embarked on the epic 35 hour journey that took us from Melbourne to the South of France AKA utter heaven. I have to say I appreciated the usual couple of hours it takes us from London! It’s the same family friends’ house we’ve been to every year since being a child and it is just the most relaxing and fun place in the world. My parents met us in Toulouse and the party started in the airport carpark…

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4 In Food

Gluten Free Almond & Raspberry Friands

The bake-off is back! Who else is settling down tonight with a cup of tea and a slice of cake/brownie/cookie/your choice of baked goods? Since we discovered this recipe, these friands have been a regular occurrence in our household, adapted from The Gluten Free Table. They are so easy, sweet, and moist with a touch of tartness from the raspberries. I brought a batch into work for morning tea, and they went down rather well! Let me know if you decide…

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7 In Australia/ TRAVEL

Road Trip Down the Great Ocean Road

In April my dearest friend Ellie came to visit me all the way from the UK! Aren’t I just the luckiest person!? It was so lovely to introduce a friend from home to my life down under. We had a relaxed long weekend in Sydney, went to an Aussie rules football game, went wedding dress shopping, and of course I had to introduce her to a few of my favourite breakfast places! But I think my favourite day of all…

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Training for a Half Marathon: Weeks 6 – 11

It’s been over a month since my last half marathon training update and my half marathon is next weekend! Ahh! It was honestly going really well for the first 9 weeks of training, but 2 weeks ago I started to get twinges in one leg when I was walking and it’s been getting worse and worse. I’ve been seeing a physio who thinks I have a trapped nerve in my lower back, eek! It’s all after a week of rain…

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5 of my Favourite Podcasts for Commuting

I only started listening to podcasts last year and now I’m obsessed. I’m someone who listens to the same music over and over again and a podcast just keeps me more interested on my commute, especially when I walk to work (about 45 minutes). I like listening to a mix of genres, sometimes more chatty and lighthearted, and also more informative ones. I am always on the hunt for new ones, so please tell me your faves in the comments!…

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5 Happy Things

It’s that time of year when it’s pretty chilly/dark here in Melbourne (or as cold as Australian winter gets… which is not that cold) so I’m having a quieter few months. By the way, I think I may have discovered the trick to surviving winter – this whole running thing! I hate winter with a passion but training for a half marathon is getting me outside everyday, even when I don’t feel like it. I always feel so good afterwards…

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Training for a Half Marathon: The First 6 Weeks

I mentioned back in February that I’d signed up for my first half marathon in July. Somehow this has come round very quickly, and suddenly it is only 7 weeks away! I know a half marathon is probably nothing for those marathon-runners out there, but it’s a scary distance for me right now! I feel like I’m on track at the moment. I did a bit of research into the best way to prepare for the race. When I signed…

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Home Studio Space

I’ve been getting my paintbrushes out again recently. Alex’s family are throwing us an engagement party to celebrate with the friends/family here in Australia who can’t make it to the wedding in the UK. I’m so excited! So it was time to get started on designing some invitations sooner than expected! I’m pretty happy with how they’re coming together so far. Once they’re done and we’ve posted them out, I’m sure I’ll share them on the blog. Over the weekend…

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