Looking back on it, I’m not sure whether it was Joshua Fields Millburn or Joshua Becker that wrote it when I was first introduced to minimalist literature in 2020 – but one Josh discussed the hows and whys we keep books on display. Haha. Honestly it still makes me laugh to think about the reason … More Simple Living Challenge Week 3: Stop using your books as conversation starters (or coasters)!
With the introduction of the new Omicron variant, it somewhat felt like this weekend was never going to be. The night we had booked our Eurotunnel crossing coincidentally coincided with France closing their borders for tourists, and it was busy! Luckily after queuing for two hours in Folkestone we arrived in Calais with time to … More A weekend in Belgium: Brussels, Bruges & more
Life in 2022 in starting to feel normal again. Last week was a whirlwind of jetlag and returning to work for me. We are all tired, yet frustrated at our tiredness because we have a burning motivation inside us to start this year right. When I was in New York over new years, I picked … More Simple Living Challenge Week 2: Out of date medicines and foodstuffs
The first stop on our Big Fat Greek road trip (blog coming soon) was Thessaloniki. Macedonia has been on our travel list for a while – mostly due to Chris’ extensive knowledge of Ancient Greece and its neighbours. Turns out, Northern Greece is really quite spectacular! Read more to find out the cultural highlights, as well as our thoughts on the nightlife and the local football. … More 48 hours in Thessaloniki, Greece
Hey! How are you? Did you enjoy your festive celebrations? Now, I’m easing into 30 weeks of decluttering by starting with a relatively easy task… In case you didn’t catch my post before Christmas, my aim for 2022 is to continue to strive for a simple life. I have noted down 30 carefully targeted goals … More Simple Living Challenge Week 1: Which festive decorations are staying?
I’m sitting here with my first mulled wine of the season. An alcohol free one actually; the cheap, sickly sweet stuff from IKEA. It’s 13th December and I can’t help but feel ridiculously reflective at this time of year. It must be a natural phenomenon, although I don’t know enough to discuss it any further. … More 2022: Simple Living
If you are into your eco replacements – and you haven’t heard of Wild Deodorant – have you been living under a rock?! I kid, but they are a pretty big contender in the world of green swaps, and have regular celeb endorsements too. If you are new to this brand, they are a natural, vegan friendly deodorant. The difference and attraction to their product however, is that it is refillable (and the refills are plastic free). Read more to find out more about my experience with this product! … More Eco Review 4: Wild Natural Deodorant
We have just finished up a two week trip to Portugal, which we booked when the country was proudly the most desirable place on the green list. One week later – as the whole of the UK knows already – it was struck from the list, without any prior warning that this would be the case. Between this holiday, and last years travels, we have learned a few things along the way. Here are a few things to consider when travelling in the pandemic, even if your desired country is on the green list! … More No longer applicable: What to consider when your green list holiday turns amber
Here is my recent interview for GAFFL – the app that helps your find a travel buddy! I talk about my love for travelling, how I met my soon-to-be husband, my top travel tips & advice for people wanting to travel more. … More GAFFL Interview: Get to know me!
Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea is the Italian island of Sardinia. Sardinia is remarkably different to the majority of Italy however, as it has gained cultural influence from across the Mediterranean. Their native language, Sardo, is even said to vary from one village to the next depending on the roots of its influence. In September 2020, we drove to Sardini; taking the overnight ferry from Livorno, Italy – and back to Nice, France. In the interest of taking time to relax, we explored the local area of Eastern Sardinia, rather than rushing around to explore the whole island in the 6 nights we were there. Here is a list of the best places we visited… … More Highlights from Eastern Sardinia