Travel

4 Festive Instagram Locations In London

I feel like I’m a legit blogger now that I’ve taken a photo of Annabel’s.

Each time I visit London, I always have a list of places I’d like to see, those recommended brunch spots and of course, the best photogenic areas.

Despite only having one full day in London, we managed to see a handful of the locations on my list and naturally, I wanted to share them with you in case you’re visiting soon.

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Books

One Perfect Christmas And Other Stories by Paige Toon

Sock Sunday (01)

Published: 4th October 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 382

Blurb: 

One year after movie star Joseph Strike swept schoolteacher Alice off her feet, they are spending Christmas together in snowy Cambridge. But despite the romantic setting Alice can’t help but question whether life in the spotlight is really what she wants. Will a Christmas provide some perspective? Or will the life she’d be leaving behind be too much to lose?

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Books

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

Sock Sunday (01)

Published: 14th June 2018
Publisher: Corgi
Pages: 384

Blurb:

Why would you run scared from a happy home?

You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You’re making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That’s the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn’t so sure. And even you don’t know what to believe…

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Lifestyle

Remembering My Nan

When you were a child, did you think your grandparents were invincible?

Because I did.

I thought my Nan would always be here, always be at the end of the phone, always giving me baking advice, always there to sew up a dance costume and to always be there just to be my Nan.

But reality hit on the 7th May when she was cruelly taken away from us, in a lovely hospital ward (not her choice may I add) and in the end, it wasn’t the bastard cancer who took her, it was sepsis.

Today is my Nan’s birthday.

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Lifestyle

A Little Life Update

Hi. Hello. Bonjour. Hola. Kia Ora.

How are you all?

It feels like it’s been quite a while since I properly sat down, wrote out a worthy blog post and sent it out into the crazy world that is the Internet.

Things have been a little bit quiet on my blog recently and a fair few of you have noticed with a handful of concerns thrown in.

All is good. Life is a hit and a miss, but it’s busy and that is what I like.

Emma (41)

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The Primark Skirt I Can’t Stop Wearing

I have always been self conscious about my legs.

But with my current weight loss journey, I’ve finally got my confidence back in how I feel about them and more importantly, how they look in tights, skirts and jeans now.

I began searching for skirts to wear for work – not overly short, a little bit stylish and not making my purse cry out in agony.

So where did I go?

Primark, of course!

Emma (34)

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Travel

8 Instagram Locations In Edinburgh

Each time I visit somewhere new, I always enjoy sourcing out the Instagram locations as I am continually trying to improve my photography. Sometimes I stumble upon the photogenic spots and other times, it’s out of our range but well worth the walk.

While we were in Edinburgh, we came across a mixture of Instagram locations as well as a few Harry Potter ones and so, I’ve decided to mix them together.

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Exploring Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is the most visited, paid tourist attraction within Scotland and despite already visiting the castle in May 2012, I couldn’t resist another visit at the end of October while the Mr and I were exploring the city.

The historic fortress positioned on Castle Rock dominates the skyline of Edinburgh and believe me when I say, it is worth every single penny of entrance.

Top tip: Don’t plan your castle trip in advance, wait until the skies are blue and go on a whim as you can purchase tickets online.

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Lifestyle

My Unexpected Fitness Journey: Gym Fear, Finding A PT And Comfort Eating

Who would have thought that little ol’ me would be writing a fitness post after years of comfort eating, battling body dysmorphia and never really making the effort to lose the weight that I had accidentally piled on.

But this year, I finally decided to make a change.

I decided that it was about time that I did something about it and so, I did.

It has cost me quite a bit of money in terms of healthy eating, gym sessions, workout wear and home-gym equipment, but it’s working and I’m seeing results which make me very happy.

You know what? I’m actually proud of myself. I’m the girl who now works out once or twice a week, eats healthy but still craves the bad food. I’m certainly no fitness expert and I’m still very much a work-in-progress but I wanted to document my journey so far.

In this post, you’ll read all about my fear of the gym, finding a personal trainer and comfort eating but please come back for the second post in which I’ll talk about my weight loss and my healthy eating plan.

I’ve also roped my personal trainer in at the end of each section just so you’ve got a little bit of professional advice alongside my ramblings…

Emma (19)

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