Perfect Porridge at The Tubestation in Polzeath

Perfect Porridge at The Tubestation in Polzeath

Going out for breakfast is such a treat and when we were in Polzeath we found a fab spot to start our day right.

It’s always hard in a new place to know where to try as it’s always a bit of a gamble.

Thankfully we landed on our feet when we strolled into the Tubestation in Polzeath – it was a blinking marvellous find. And, as I later found out, it was voted Red Bull’s ‘number 1 best surf café’ in UK and Ireland.

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The Fitness Diaries May 2019 – The Garden Gym

The Fitness Diaries May 2019 – The Garden Gym

Month three on my fitness journey has been all about balance. Trying to keep all to my commitments while sticking to exercise has been hard.

There’s not enough time in the day to fit everything in. But, rather than give up altogether, I’ve stuck to the Couch to 5k training program, adding in gym sessions with weights when I can.

Like I’ve said before, it’s not preachy, it’s just one girl on a mission to feel happier in herself.

Join me as I share my journey, work outs and motivations as I run my way through May and discover the garden gym!

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Offshore Film Festival 2019 sails into Southampton

Offshore Film Festival 2019 sails into Southampton

[AD*] Who doesn’t love seeing awesome places, feats of nature and people doing extraordinary things pushing themselves to the absolute limit?

Adventure film festivals are a form of escapism for me, it gives me travel ideas and it’s one of my favourite ways to spend an evening.

When the team at Offshore Film Festival invited me to an evening of ocean adventure through a program of films focusing on the world’s best diving, surfing and sailing I, of course, said HELL YEAH!

This was the festival’s first time in Southampton, but this is its third year touring Europe and the UK. Here I give a little insight into my evening and the short films.

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The revoltingly excellent Matilda arrives at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre

The revoltingly excellent Matilda arrives at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre

AD* Ahem, I’ll try to muster my best Miss Trunchbull voice, you’ll have to use your imagination…

See here you maggots, you filthy lot need to head down to Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre to see the newest arrival in town, Matilda The Musical, or I’ll put you in the chokey!

Only joking, although you would be mad to miss this enchanting show, it’s on until 6 July 2019.

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Outside-In serves up street food in Portsmouth

Outside-In serves up street food in Portsmouth

Grab the napkins and prepare for big messy eats, a street food extravaganza has arrived in central Portsmouth!

There’s a storm being cooked up at Outside-In Food Court! Tacos, dumplings and fully loaded burgers are just a few of the foodie offerings on the menu at this market style dining experience.

Plus, Outside-In are going all out trying to tick all the boxes for our beautifully diverse society. I’ll round them up quickly in case on of them catches your eye, here we go…they are cashless, plastic free or recyclable, vegan friendly, gluten free friendly, family friendly and dog friendly. PHEW! Let me catch my breath guuuuurl!

Click on the image to take a look at what’s happening just a few short strides from Portsmouth Guildhall.

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Dinner and cocktails at Cosy Club, Portsmouth

Dinner and cocktails at Cosy Club, Portsmouth

[AD*] Looking for something new in Portsmouth? Is it time for cocktails over a hearty meal? It is? Oh good, then it’s time to get yourself down to the newest restaurant to open at Gunwharf Quays. Cheers!

Cosy Club has a setting that makes you feel instantly at ease. From the fancy lights dimmed low to the retro decor, it has a friendly attitude and a relaxed charm.

The lovely folks from Cosy Club HQ invited me to try the menu and a few tipples of my choice to review and share with you.

Come on in and take a look at the warm and welcoming Cosy Club…

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An early start for Record Store Day 2019 at Winyl

An early start for Record Store Day 2019 at Winyl

Oh hi 6am, I love seeing you after less than four hours sleep! 😂😂😂

Despite the total lack of sleep, and three long drives the day before, the lure of Record Store Day 2019 [RSD] was one I couldn’t resist.

This year Henry (the better, more numerically minded, other half) and I headed to his home town of Manningtree to an amazing independent record shop called Winyl.

Come and take a look around this absolute gem of a record store and the limited edition records we managed to buy.

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Hello glowing cheeks! St Ives Oat Scrub and Mask

Hello glowing cheeks! St Ives Oat Scrub and Mask

Well don’t you scrub up well? 😘

If, like me you’re obsessed with a good scrub, like the cult classic St Ives Apricot scrub, then you’ll be pleased to know there’s many more in that family of products.

After discovering the Pink Lemonade & Mandarin Orange Scrub in Superdrug I then stumbled across the Oat Scrub and Mask in Home Bargains of all places!

Here are some thoughts on the St Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask

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The Fitness Diaries April 2019 – Hard work and routine

The Fitness Diaries April 2019 – Hard work and routine

This is the second instalment of The Fitness Diaries, documenting the beginning of my journey to shed some chub and get fitter!

It’s not preachy, it’s just one girl on a mission to feel happier in herself.

Join me as I share my journey, work outs and motivations in these fitness updates.

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Discovering Trading Post Coffee Roasters in the Lanes of Brighton

Discovering Trading Post Coffee Roasters in the Lanes of Brighton

There’s nothing like discovering an excellent new coffee shop on your travels!

Over the year’s I’ve spent a lot of time in Brighton so I knew that heading straight to the lanes would yield an instant result for a morning caffeine fix!

Thankfully on my amble down Duke Street it wasn’t long until I discovered Trading Post Coffee Roasters. And, oh boy, what a find it was! Continue reading “Discovering Trading Post Coffee Roasters in the Lanes of Brighton”