The Fitness Diaries June 2019 – Falling off the exercise wagon

The Fitness Diaries June 2019 – Falling off the exercise wagon

I am so far off the wagon, I can’t even see the wagon! Month four on my fitness journey has been what most would deem as an EPIC FAILURE. Trying to keep all to my commitments while sticking to exercise has not worked in June.

There’s been no Couch to 5k training program, no gym sessions and no weights. This is not good, in fact, it’s worse than that – how could I let this happen?

Like I’ve said before these posts about my journey are 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, or lack of them, in June!

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Beach breakfasts and night feasts at The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach

Beach breakfasts and night feasts at The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach

The National Trust has created a truly incredible dining experience at The Hidden Hut just back off of from Porthcurnick Beach.

I’ve been wanting to go for a while and during our last trip to Cornwall I finally made it. Take a look at this stunning location and foodie experience…

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Coffee at Shuga in St. Helier, Jersey

Coffee at Shuga in St. Helier, Jersey

Looking for a cracking coffee in Jersey? Well then you’re in for a treat. Jersey, especially the capital St. Helier, has a growing coffee scene and I found so many amazing new places to go and get caffeinated!

If you’re looking for an excellent blend, brewing finesse and an appreciation of coffee in its purest form then you must head to Shuga.

You’ll be in great hands, the chaps in charge are all about those good coffee vibes and have a brilliant knowledge and expertise to bring you the best brew whether it’s for your morning commute or for a lazy afternoon strolling around the capital!

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Doughnuts from Bread Ahead in Borough Market

Doughnuts from Bread Ahead in Borough Market

Borough Market is one of my favourite places in London. I’ve always gone to the same places when I visits, because they are my favourite, but lately I’ve tried to try one new place every time I go.

My latest discovery in the market is Bread Ahead, it’s the perfect place to go for a sweet treat and mid-afternoon pick-me-up!

Sugary shots of beautiful baked goods are just one click away…

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A seafood feast at Prawn on the Lawn in Padstow

A seafood feast at Prawn on the Lawn in Padstow

What happens when two seafood lovers who already have an insanely popular restaurant in London set up shop in Cornwall?

Well, critical acclaim, that’s what! Prawn on the Lawn take two opened in 2015 in Padstow and is so good that it’s featured in the Michelin Guide and it was named one of The Times Top 100 UK restaurants.

I visited on my last trip to Cornwall and it was, well sorry to ruin the rest of the post but, one of the best meals I’ve ever had!

Come and take a look at what I picked to eat, trust me, you’ll want to click just to look at the foodie pictures…

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The Crab and Lobster Festival in Clovelly, North Devon

The Crab and Lobster Festival in Clovelly, North Devon

Every year the stunning but tiny village of Clovelly celebrates its seafood and fishing heritage by hosting The Crab and Lobster Festival.

Take a little peek at the festivities and this glorious part of North Devon…

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Things to do in… Jersey

Things to do in… Jersey

Thinking about heading to Jersey? It’s the largest of the Channel Islands but, it’s still only five miles long by nine miles wide, so it’s perfect for a long weekend or week away as everything’s within a 30 minute drive or less.

Recently I visited for the first time and thought I’d share my top picks from my three day visit. Here are my must see attractions, top tips and travel advice that will help you plan your trip.

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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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