The pace of exciting new restaurant openings in London is faster than I can follow. Especially since I started blogging, it’s as if I’ve grown a finely-tuned radar that detects them. It’s basically my superpower. So it’s no surprise that my London Restaurant Top 10 is constantly changing. In this post, I share my top 10 of places I’ve been as well as those that are still on my wish list.

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For too long we’ve passed the buck back and forth between producer and consumer, each refusing to admit responsibility for our global waste problem. Finally, awareness campaigns are gaining critical momentum and spreading the message that not only do we have to clean up our mess, we have to change how we consume and package products. That change doesn’t have to be difficult, with many practical ways you can help start to make a difference.

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I am so excited to announce that I made it as a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2018 for the Lifestyle category! A huge thank you to everyone who voted, what a way to start the year! Winners will be selected by a judging panel in February with the results announced in April.

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  My blog is one year old! One whole year, wow. I’m incredibly proud of this little blog of mine. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging, is that it’s a lot of work! A one year anniversary is a real achievement, like learning the piano, most people give up. But this isn’t a piano,…

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  Making Choices What do you know about Hawaii? How many islands? Can you name some of the top attractions? Surfing, ukulele, luaus, flower leis, volcanic beaches, poke, Jurassic Park, Moana. That’s about as much as I knew. It’s an American state. Practically summer all year round. All true, but only a fraction of what Hawaii…

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No matter how well you plan your trip abroad, it’s easy to get caught out by hidden travel costs. Planning everything down to the last detail certainly takes the spontaneity out of travel, but it’s definitely one way to help make sure there are no nasty surprises! Hidden travel costs can creep up anywhere. Some of…

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WARNING! EXCESSIVE USE OF HASHTAGS AND DRY HUMOUR THROUGHOUT!   Halloween Twenty Seventeen There’s an interesting correlation between the rise of social media and adult Halloween parties, as we transgress towards our impending dystopian future. A sort of hijack of what used to be a fun day for the kids. We’ll take Halloween, you keep Christmas. I…

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Is it Christmas Yet? For many of us, we start thinking about Christmas almost as soon as summer is over. Halloween is just a hiccup. We spend a few days kicking around the fallen leaves, admiring the red and golden orange hues, wrapping up warmer and getting back into the rhythm of work. Before we know…

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Pousadas of Portugal, Paradores of Spain, and French Chateaux are all essentially the same thing: palaces, castles, convents and other historic buildings converted into luxury hotels. You can literally sleep like a king in one of Portugal’s many palaces turned hotels. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that this category of hotels is my absolute favourite and…

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I can only speak for where I’ve been When you think of nightlife in Europe, your mind probably goes first to somewhere like Berlin. But hold on a minute, Berlin? Pill-popping, warehouse sweating, alternative pumping, 24-hour-raving Berlin? Is it that obvious I’ve never been there? But I have been to Barcelona and I’m with you there, Barcelona…

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Instagram is where I get a lot of my travel inspiration. Just by following a few friends, bloggers and igers you can quickly discover the best and most popular places to visit around the world. It’s our generation’s way of saying we were here! Like a postcard. Social media is having a huge influence on tourism and travel. Especially…

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