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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • So You Don’t Want to be a Full-Time Blogger?

    We’ve all read those articles: the ones proclaiming that the time is now to carpe diem, to thrust that resignation letter at your boss, to untether yourself from the desk where you’ve been slowly rotting…

    December 23, 2015
  • The Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015

    Rewind to the beginning of the year: our blog was two months old and whilst looking for other travel blogs to follow, we stumbled across the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014. We eagerly read about…

    November 20, 2015
  • Adventures with Anxiety

    I’m gripping on tightly to my water bottle and staring fixedly ahead at the blur of headlights and streetlamps. The air inside the taxi is stifling and I can feel my scalp prickling with…

    November 8, 2015
  • Instagram: Would we lie to you?

    We launched our Instagram account a year ago, intending it simply to be a place to store our collection of travel photographs. Photography is what we enjoy the most and sharing it seemed natural. We…

    November 4, 2015
  • Meet My Other Half: the realities of being a twin

    There is one question that has dominated my life: ‘What is it like being a twin?’ When people ask this question, they are genuinely interested. I see it in their eyes. These are a…

    July 14, 2015
  • The Wonderful Things About Break-Ups

    Earlier this week, we admitted something: our lives are average. In honour of this, we thought we best try and write a few more posts dedicated to the parts of our lives we don’t…

    July 5, 2015
  • Can Travel Mend a Broken Heart: An Update

    Back in January, I wrote a short blog post pondering how to deal with a broken heart. A little shell-shocked at the time and with a suitcase containing all my worldly possessions (read: clothes), I…

    April 26, 2015
  • Generation Wanderlust

    Lately, as we’ve scrolled through our social media feeds, we’ve noticed a growing sense of déjà vu. In and amongst the colourful photographs of far-flung beaches, bite-sized quotes and ‘Top Tips for any Traveller’,…

    January 3, 2015