Gym Anxiety

I don’t know about you, but when I first hear the word gym, I instantly envisage a group of sweaty, bulging men, lifting weights whilst admiring themselves in the mirror and grunting at an almost offensive volume. I can almost taste the testosterone. As a five-foot-something, naturally petite female who had never lifted a weight…

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Comparison is the thief of joy

What is it about Sundays that turn us all into emotional wrecks? According to logic, Sunday should be just like any other day, but it seems that its position tucked neatly away at the end of the week seems to have transformed it into a day of sober reflection for all of us. Hangover or…

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The Bargain Blazer

If you haven’t been living under a rock then you’ve probably noticed that blazers are all the rage at the moment. I mean, in terms of staple pieces, blazers have been timeless, but right now they’re hotter than ever. The smart-casual look is taking fashion bloggers by storm and I have seen so many styles…

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Spa Weekend on the Spanish Border

So it appears that I am somewhat addicted to mountain getaways. Less than a week after my weekend skiing in Saint-Lary, I was packing my suitcase for another overnight stay in the Pyrenees. This time, I was heading to the pretty little country of Andorra! The saying goes that good things come in small packages, and…

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Skiing in Saint-Lary

One of the best things about living in Toulouse is that I am only a mere few hours drive away from the Pyrenees. As someone who has been brought up in probably one of the flattest countries on earth, I have been so lucky to be able to spend time in the mountains whilst on my…

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The Toulouse Metro: a Survival Guide

Have you ever loved something so much, yet absolutely hated it at the same time? These directly opposing feelings are actually a perfect description of how I feel about the metro in Toulouse. On one hand, it is my saviour and my travelling best friend. On the other hand, it’s the place where I am forced…

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One hoodie, three outfits

During the winter months, I like to take inspiration from these oh so wise words from CHANEL: ‘luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury’. Now obviously I’m not going to be sporting Chanel on my blog any time soon, but hey, ‘luxury’ is what you make of it, and I say that luxury is…

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lazy language learning: everyday hacks

Here I am, back again with another guide on how to be lazy. As if you actually need to be taught that. If you caught my first edition of lazy language learning then you obviously enjoyed it because here you are again, ready to discover more tips on how to succeed with minimal effort. If you didn’t…

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Leopard Loving

To be honest, I think my addiction to Primark is completely justified. Every time I enter those bright blue doors, I find something that I love for an absolute bargain. That’s why it has become my happy place. Recently I have been loving satin midi skirts. I think they’re such a great addition to your…

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Cooking on a budget

Food glorious food. It’s one of the most wonderful things about life. Nothing brings you satisfaction quite like having a delicious meal, I mean it’s human nature…we simply love to eat. That’s why when students first fly the nest, we are unprepared for, and quite frankly shocked at how willing we are to spend the majority of…

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