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    A Local’s Guide to Oxford

    February 16, 2017
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    We all have our favourite memories of our favourite cities. Perhaps they’re of warm croissants on a cold morning in Paris; late night Chinese food in downtown New York; or fresh coffee in a hidden piazza in Rome. They are those few special moments that come to characterise an entire stay in a sprawling city; a small collection of instances, glimpses and sights that make up our own personal guides to these many places. I too have a favourite memory…

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    Is this the real reason bloggers have anxiety?

    A few months ago, a short, satirical piece was published in The Sunday Times, titled: ‘24 Hours with a Beauty Blogger’. An easy shot. I’ve lost count of the number of articles I’ve seen…

    February 10, 2017
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    Galentine’s giveaway with Fossil

    For those who don’t follow us on Instagram, you might have missed our exciting announcement: for 2017 we’ll be official Fossil Ambassadors. We’ve been sharing some of our favourite Fossil products with you for the…

    February 10, 2017
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    The Hidden Details of Universal Studios, Orlando

    A few months ago, my life was gripped by a television series. Telling the surreal story of a Western-inspired theme park, full of lifelike robots and guests dressed as cowboys, HBO’s Westworld fascinated me.…

    February 9, 2017
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    Our love letters to London

    ‘When a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life’ Samuel Johnson,  London (1738) Although I can’t remember the first time that Laura and I visited London, there exists a family video of…

    February 8, 2017
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    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    It was a hot, summer’s day in 1997 when our Mum returned from work with two copies of the first Harry Potter book: . The following week was spent lying in the shade of the…

    February 2, 2017
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    Universal Orlando Resort, Florida

    *Disclaimer – for my parents: I really did enjoy our holidays growing up. Please don’t feel bad. Growing up in the late 80s and early 90s, I was part of generation Americana. Despite being…

    January 26, 2017
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    A Festive Trip to London

    Home for us is Milton Keynes. The utopian dream of left-leaning architects and city planners, the town is neatly divided within a grid system, all conveniently accessed  by traffic-free roads and 124 roundabouts. It’s…

    December 22, 2016
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    December’s competition: a handy travel bundle

    Where did 2016 go? Not that we’re complaining, I think the world can agree that it was a very strange year. And, as we move into dark December, the last few weeks of the…

    December 1, 2016
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    Searching for Miniature Amsterdam

    Tucked away in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is a dollhouse. Placed within a carefully carved cabinet, this Lilliputian home boasts nine meticulously decorated rooms, marble floors, specially-commissioned artwork and intricately decorated Chinese porcelain. The creation of…

    November 30, 2016
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    The best Black Friday travel deals for 2016

    Happy Black Friday one and all – let the mayhem begin. Although you won’t be finding us fighting over a flat-screen TV in a supermarket, we have got involved in Black Friday this year,…

    November 25, 2016