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My Top 10 Personal Goals for 2018

My Top 10 Personal Goals for 2018

Whenever I discuss goals on my blog it always seems to be career/blogging/travel goals as opposed to the little ways I can improve myself as a person. The big career/etc type of goals are generally quantitative so it is easy to determine whether I have achieved them or not. I don’t tend to set personal goals because (without sounding too up my own arse), I think I’m pretty alright in…

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21 Before 21: How I Got On

Hello world, I’m officially twenny wannn! Okay, so I turned 21 almost a month ago (big up you November babies), but apparently, I am not only “twenny wannn” but also a serial procrastinator. Or a busy bee. You decide. I am now home from university for the holidays and I am finally finding time to chillax and think about this ol’ blog again. For today’s blog post I will be looking back and…

The Great Western Arcade Birmingham's Coolest Independent Shopping Areas

Birmingham’s Coolest Independent Shopping Areas

So you might have shopped at The Bullring or Grand Central, Birmingham’s brand new shopping mall, but have you ever considered going off the beaten path? Birmingham has a whole host of quirky, independent markets and arcades that are just waiting to be explored. Forget the Brummie stereotypes and find some beauty in this pretty…

The River Avon. One Day in Shakespeare's Birthplace: Exploring Stratford-upon-Avon in the West Midlands of England. Here is the ultimate guide to visiting Stratford-upon-Avon in only one day - if you’re short on time and want to tick off all the Shakespearean hotspots and most picturesque areas, you’ve come to the right place! These include Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place, Hall's Croft, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Old Town, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the River Avon. Click through to read more...

One Day in Shakespeare’s Birthplace: Exploring Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in the West Midlands, is world-renowned for one thing: being the 16th Century birthplace of William Shakespeare, possibly the most famous writer in the English language. Tourists from all over the world flock to Stratford-upon-Avon for history…

Brockhampton Estate. Herefordshire's Six Most Beautiful Attractions/Sights including Eastnor Castle, Hampton Court Gardens, the Malvern Hills, Queenswood Country Park, Brockhampton Estate and Symonds Yat. Herefordshire a luscious county hidden in the West Midlands, is one of England's best-kept secrets. Click through to read more...

Herefordshire’s Six Most Beautiful Attractions

I am very fortunate to have been brought up in such a beautiful part of the world. I definitely think that Herefordshire, my home county in the West Midlands, is one of England’s best-kept secrets! It’s safe to say that I love raving about my home, and I am a huge advocate of appreciating the beauty in everything that is on my doorstep.

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6 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Madeira

Recently I was contacted by Inntravel, a travel company who specialise in “slow holidays”, encouraging people to take the lesser-trodden path and savour the moments of travel. They offer a wide range of trips from walking and cycling holidays, to short breaks and family holidays. Inntravel are currently promoting their holidays…

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10 Travel Must-Haves for 2017

I love investing in travel accessories: items which make travelling just that lil’ bit easier and a lil’ less stressful. ‘Cause despite what Instagram leads us to believe, travel can actually be a source of stress. Yes, it’s a very privileged stress, but stress nonetheless. When it comes to travel must-haves I’d much prefer to invest in things that will actually last a long time, rather than throwaway pieces.

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