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    Celebrating National Tea Day with Twinings

    April 27, 2017

    Resting under the shade of a tea bush one afternoon in 2737 BCE, Emperor Shennong, of China, instructed his servants to prepare his drinking water. Shennong, ahead of his time, liked his water boiled before he consumed it, so it was cleaner and safer to drink. As the servants began to boil the water, however, the hand of fate stepped in and a few tea leaves from the neighbouring bush fell gently into the bubbling water.  Just like that – the…

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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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    Big news for 2017

    Just to get this out the way before I start: no, I’m not pregnant, Mum. OK, let’s begin. Cast your mind back to July 2014, when Twins That Travel was a newborn Instagram account,…

    November 16, 2016
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    The Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards 2016

    Sat quietly in the back of our taxi, we wound our way through the streets of central London. As the rain poured outside, people rushed past each other, taking it in turns to raise…

    November 6, 2016
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    Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards 2016

    Last year, on a whim one lunch time, we decided to enter the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015 under the ‘Travel’ category. We didn’t expect to be shortlisted, let alone be recognised in the awards…

    September 15, 2016
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    Travelling with your sibling: why everyone should try it

    For most, travelling with your siblings is something only endured when you’re younger: an experience limited to annual family holidays in Spain; brutal fights in the back of a car during a claustrophobic road…

    August 2, 2016
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    Welcome to the circus

    Call me a miserable child but when I was younger, I didn’t visit a circus. Not once. I have a vague recollection of a fifth birthday party, in which a clown appeared. I don’t…

    July 30, 2016
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    My Tuscan wedding

    I’ve been so excited to share this post with you all. It’s a post that’s only fair after my incessant mentions of it over the last 18 months: my Tuscan wedding! Remembering next to…

    July 24, 2016
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    What Does Brexit Mean for Travellers?

    What does Brexit mean for travellers? That British vote to leave the European Union kicked up a big stink, right? It’s even landed the UK with a new prime minister. Is it all over…

    July 14, 2016
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    Flowers for Mother’s Day

    Did you know that you can kill a plant by giving it too much love? No, I didn’t either, until I found my once juicy green pots of succulents, wilted, black and swollen one…

    March 9, 2016
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    The Year of Simple Things

    Yesterday evening, I inadvertently saved my neighbour’s life. It’s a long story but, in summary, involved a gas hob being left on as he fell asleep. Sitting him down with a cup of milky tea,…

    December 29, 2015