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Adventures in Copenhagen: Part one

November 25, 2015
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If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that last month I went on holiday to Copenhagen as a little birthday treat to myself. Denmark is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, thanks in part to an obsession with Danish dramas (Borgen, The Bridge, Rita) but I never quite figured I’d get there, as I’d always hated flying. But, cheap flights, meditating podcasts and some Kalms tablets later and I got there!

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Places I love: Yumchaa, Soho

October 19, 2015
Yumchaa Soho

I first heard about Yumchaa on Berwick Street in Soho about two years ago, on a work lunch. I instantly fell in love with the place and have been back numerous times since. Plus, it’s two doors down from Cloth House, so I’m always passing it.

The food is affordable, the chocolate velvet cake is divine and the tea – well there’s so many different blends to choose from that you’d have to be a frequent visitor of Yumchaa to get through them all. My favourites are the red chai rooibos or the lapsang souchong. Yumchaa specialises in tea and the different kinds are all on the counter, in little jugs, so that visitors can have a browse (and a sniff) before they buy. And the staff are so lovely and chatty and extremely helpful if you’re not sure which blend to go for too!

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Places I love: The Gower, Wales

August 3, 2015
Port Eynon beach, The Gower

The Gower is one of my favourite places in the whole world and Port Eynon and Horton, two interconnecting villages on the west side of the peninsula, are hidden gems that few people know about.

It hasn’t got the views that Rhossili Bay has and it isn’t as well known as Oxwich Bay. In fact, there isn’t that much to see – just a few cottages, two chip shops, a surf shop and an RNLI building, but this place has such a sense of nostalgia and happiness for me.

My family and I used to come here on holiday all the time as children. My aunt and uncle owned a caravan on what we thought was the steepest hill in Wales up until about ten years ago. We’d sit at the caravan window at night or if it rained, watching the lighthouses and the boats cross from one side to the other. On a good day we could see Ilfracombe from the beach (if you look closely at the right of the photo below you can just make Devon out) and this used to excite me so much. We were so near yet so far! Continue Reading…