Third time’s a charm: back to Milan for visit number three!


I had a pretty good time in Milan the first two times I visited (check out my post about them here), but my latest trip definitely stood out as the favourite. Maybe it was because it was such a relaxed, casual break – when you’ve seen all the major sites you no longer feel compelled to run around like a headless chicken, trying to squeeze all the top attractions into a limited amount of time, and snap as many pictures as your fingers possibly can before giving out.

And the best part about not necessarily expecting to come across something extraordinary when you’ve been to a place twice already, is that actually you are more likely to be pleasantly surprised…

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Currently I Am or: How I learned to jump on the bandwagon and love the Blog


Recently I’ve played around with a few different post formats which have enjoyed some positive feedback, so I decided to try and develop this further, and dedicate Thursdays to random banter. This Thursday I’ll be doing the Currently I Am tag because … well, why not. I came across this tag a while back but I wanted to give credit to Things Helen Loves for making me aware of it, and getting me to quit overthinking in favour of just jumping on the bandwagon.

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Sunshine Blogger Award nomination!


This is my first ever nomination and as you can probably guess it’s a HUGE deal for me! I spend a considerable amount of time reading blogs, and getting inspired by the amazingly creative spin that fellow writers manage to put on their outlook of the world, so to earn any kind of recognition for my contribution to this community makes me incredibly happy.

Massive thank you to Cindy’s Travel Diaries for nominating me. I’ve actually been a bit slow to follow up due to my posting schedule, but I wanted to take the time and give this post my undivided attention!

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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good! Visiting the Making of Harry Potter


“Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I appreciate that not everyone is a fan of Harry Potter, but whatever your opinion on the matter, the fact is that this is a story that captured the imagination of millions. If that is not inspiring enough on its own, consider the sheer scale of the film production, and the creative endeavour of a whole village of artists who brought this thrilling tale to life. And you can go behind the scenes and find out how the magic happened by visiting Warner Bros. Studio without even having to travel too far from central London! Want to come along?

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Brighton Beach Bonanza


When I think about all the places I’ve been lucky enough to travel to in the past, it always hits me: I don’t travel that much around the UK itself. I’ve lived in this amazing country for 7 years now, and I have only visited a handful of places. There is still so much to see and do! That’s why I have consciously been trying to arrange more road trips, weekend breaks and excursions to various sites and cities here.

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