Travel: Exploring the French Quarter & Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

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Wednesday was our last full day in Marrakech and the weather was looking to be great, so we decided it would be the perfect time to visit the Majorelle Gardens and explore the surrounding French Quarter of the city. Other than seeing the Atlas Mountains, the other thing top of the Marrakech checklist for me was the gardens. I’ve seen so many images of them online and they looked so tranquil and…

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Photo portraits of a kitty

Photo portraits of a kitty

Now that I have a little spare time it’s been nice to relax a little. I spent the weekend charity shopping with Ali, and we went for a big Sunday roast with our friends to celebrate handing in our assignments and having a catch up too. I’ve been enjoying the little things a lot more too, now that I have the time (and lack of stress!) to notice them.

Our lovely cat, Sid, hasn’t been enjoying…

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Lovely Locals: The Fighting Cocks pub, Moseley

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There are so many beautiful local restaurants, bars and cafes near me I couldn’t resist sharing them with you! So, let me introduce The Fighting Cocks, a wonderful pub situated in Moseley, Birmingham. The Fighting Cocks sells delectable food and drinks with a really wonderful atmosphere. The decor is stunning and well worth a peek too…

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My Bedroom: Displaying trinkets on a chest of drawers

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Far too long ago I promised you photographs of my bedroom in my now not-so-new maisonette flat. It’s taken a long time to finally get my room to state where everything has a place – it’s a challenging space to work with, with about half the room under 1.5m in height thanks to a seriously sloping ceiling. I carefully collected furniture to suit this small space, ensuring I have enough storage(my…

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Travel: A day trip to the Setti Fatma waterfalls, Ourika Valley, Morocco

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On the second day of our little escape to Marrakech, we had booked an ‘adventure day‘ the Setti Fatma waterfalls in the Ourika Valley, up in the Atlas Mountains. I had always wanted to see the Atlas Mountains, so I was really excited when we all came to the decisions that a trip to the waterfalls was the way to go! We booked the trip through our hostel, Equity Point Marrakech, and it cost 250 DH…

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Thrifty Finds: Still life snapshot of a bootsale bowl

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When my assignment is due in I’ll be able to share some photographs of my bedroom (finally!) Between now and then, there’s a little bit to do to make sure everything is looking lovely before I show it to you. For now, here’s a still life snapshot of one of my favourite items on my dressing table; this distressed bowl.

TOP 1This bowl was a bootsale find. It’s a beaten up shallow glassbowl. The pattern…

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New post on NLTH: Get rid of your empty cans: How positive action and mindfulness can make your life lovely

I don’t really like writing ‘thought’ or ‘opinion’ pieces, but I thought I’d give one a try – just once.

Travel: Exploring the sights in Old Town, Marrakech

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Our Monday in Marrakech was also my best friend’s birthday (which prompted the trip,) so, as per our itinerary, we were set to explore the sights of the Old Town part of the city. Our hostelEquity Point (review to come!)was situatied just off Jemaa el-Fnaa, the main square and our starting point for the day’s walking excursion. Armed only with a tourist’s mapand Gary’s super-hero sense of…

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Travel: Our Marrakech Itineray

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For my best friend Ali’s birthday she decided to go on a budget break to Marrakech, Morocco – and take me along too! As none of us could spare loads of time or cash on the trip, we wanted it to be short but sweet. We packed our itinerary full of activities and chill out time to make sure we made the most of our four day holiday.

After getting back, I can honestly say that we planned it perfectly.…

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A little catch up!

A little catch up!

My lovely reader, it’s been so long! I’m sorry I’ve been absent from blog for a while, but I’ll explain why… I’ve been rushing around this past month very busy with two university assignments and a couple of big events too.

FINAL inadequate pensionswork from my masters course assignment – a bit of data visualisation!

The first big event was having my wisdom tooth taken out under my first general anaesthetic. I was…

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