politics

Why I’m voting Labour in the 2017 general election

It’s just two days until the UK descends unto the polling stations to have their say on who should run the country. A snap election, no one was really ready for this; we were all essentially hurled into a situation where we have to make a major decision in a really short space of time.… Continue reading Why I’m voting Labour in the 2017 general election

Lifestyle · Travel

Florence part 2: The culture & the vibe

The culture Dripping in history, Firenze (as the Italians say) is one of those cities where you can end up feeling a tad overwhelmed. It’s fairly small as a whole, but it feels as if every street has a story to tell. Of course, some stories are more famous than others. There’s the Ponte Vecchio, with the… Continue reading Florence part 2: The culture & the vibe

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A few words in light of the Manchester bombing, 23rd May 2017

Some people just aren’t really that into music. I’m not one of those people. It was music that fuelled my early teenage years, music that excited me and moved me and gave me that passion for life, so necessary during that awkward period of growing up. I’d go to severals concerts a year, any chance… Continue reading A few words in light of the Manchester bombing, 23rd May 2017

Food · Travel

Florence, part 1: The food, the drink, & consuming it all solo

The food So it turns out that Florence isn’t really renowned for its pizza, which goes against everything I thought I knew about Italy (basically, pizza everywhere). However, its home to a lot of other incredible food, and I was lucky to carb-load my way through quite a lot of it… 4 Leoni Set in… Continue reading Florence, part 1: The food, the drink, & consuming it all solo

Lifestyle · Travel

5 thoughts on… going on holiday on your own

I’m posting this from Florence, Italy, where I’m staying for a few days – on my own. This isn’t necessarily new territory for me (going solo, that is – Firenze is all new!), but it made me consider the practicalities of going away on my own and why I do it. So I had some… Continue reading 5 thoughts on… going on holiday on your own

Food

Le Mistral, Nottingham – review

The ask: a restaurant fancy enough for a date on a Monday evening where I can wear a dress and heels without looking out of place and still eat good, reasonably priced food. The answer: Le Mistral! Tucked away in a quiet courtyard just a stone’s throw from the busy Market Square, Le Mistral is a French-style bistro… Continue reading Le Mistral, Nottingham – review

Food

The Ned Ludd, Nottingham – review

After spending a weekend at home with my parents, we decided to get some lunch together in the city centre before they dropped me back off at my flat. They’re both vegetarian, so a little bit of consideration has to go into choosing where we go to eat. The Ned Ludd, located just off Market Square, seemed… Continue reading The Ned Ludd, Nottingham – review

Lifestyle

Top 5 running tips for rubbish runners

Now, I’m not a total stranger to running. I exercise pretty frequently, and sometimes that’ll include a run. But I will categorically deny being ‘a runner’, because on the whole I believe myself to be rubbish at it. Useless. Absolutely knackered after 5 minutes, hating every second, certainly not capable of running any kind of distance. Well,… Continue reading Top 5 running tips for rubbish runners

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The Lion, Farnsfield – review

If you’ve ever watched the TV show Gilmore Girls, you’ll no doubt have wondered whether somewhere like the town of Stars Hollow could possibly exist outside the world of fiction. Nowhere is so picturesque, surely? Well it turns out somewhere is, and North Notts is home to it: Farnsfield, a small village that is best described as absolutely adorable.… Continue reading The Lion, Farnsfield – review