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

robyn reviews… Le Mistral, Nottingham

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 robyn reviews… Le Mistral, Nottingham

Food

robyn reviews… The Ned Ludd, Nottingham

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 robyn reviews… The Ned Ludd, Nottingham

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

Food

robyn reviews… The Lion, Farnsfield

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 robyn reviews… The Lion, Farnsfield

Food

robyn reviews… Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti, Nottingham

To say that this place is the talk of the city would be an understatement. Having popped up in Hockley only a few months ago, with no grand opening or online presence to announce itself (nothing but its endearing, if not somewhat bemusing name signposted out front), you’d be forgiven for assuming that Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti isn’t a… Continue reading robyn reviews… Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti, Nottingham

Beauty · Lifestyle

5 thoughts on… looking presentable at work when you start before 9am

Working in an environment that offers flexible working hours, 9/10 times I will find myself in the office before 9am. This is great for numerous reasons: its quieter, so productivity levels tend to soar. You can enjoy breakfast at the canteen before all the good stuff’s gone. And of course, you can leave earlier. Hooray! It… Continue reading 5 thoughts on… looking presentable at work when you start before 9am