Life After Graduation

Today I was invited back to the University of Surrey, where I studied for my undergraduate in Dance and Culture, to speak to the final year students about life after graduation. It’s been near enough 2 years since I started working in the dance industry as an almost graduate/graduate, and before now I don’t think I have ever stopped to think about how far I’ve come since then.

Actually, it was probably just as beneficial for me as it was for the final years! I think I needed a bit of time to reflect on the path I’ve found myself following.

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Recipe Wednesdays: Veggie Meze Board

I’m not entirely sure that I can call this a recipe, but this Wednesday I wanted to share with you my absolute fave dinner of the past week.

Served up on our huge wooden chopping board we watched week night tv nibbling at this greek feast of a veggie meze board. Super simple but really delicious and quick to make when you’ve got home from a hectic day at work.

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A Weekend in Paris

For my birthday in November last year, Pete took me on a surprise trip to Paris!

It was such a lovely weekend of food and sightseeing, and while we filled our time I feel like the city still has so much to explore. Here’s a few snaps of our winter weekend. I can’t wait to go back and discover more of the gems that this beautiful city has to offer!

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Kikki.K: Food, Exercise, Sleep Journal

I’ve made the decision to get myself back on track and make 2017 (minus 1 month) a year of health, happiness and general positivity. I’ve got the drive and I now need to equip myself with the tools to keep me focused. Enter Kikki.K.

I was searching for a gift for a friend just before Christmas when I came across the Kikki.K store in Covent Garden. I instantly fell in love with everything about this company – the look, the products, the ethos, and the attitude that it takes to basically winning at life.

With some difficulty I managed to restrain myself and only bought a beautiful gold rollerball pen, and a Food, Exercise, Sleep journal from the Inspiration range to help me get going with my new-year-new-me regime.

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Recipe Wednesdays: What’s-in-the-Cupboard No-Sugar Flapjacks

I used to make this type of flapjack quite regularly after finding a recipe somewhere in the depths of the internet, but I know have no clue which recipe it was or where it can be found. So I’ve gone rogue.

This weekend we had 3 bananas leftover in the fruit bowl that were just a bit too ripe to be eaten on their own, so what better excuse to bake! Bonus points for using up loads of random last bits and bobs from the cupboard.

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The Beginning 2017

We’re approaching the end Jan. The beginning of 2017.  And as the flurry of new-year-new-me posts have started to subside, I’ve decided to hit you with another. I may be a little behind with the whole new year re-inventions but they say it’s better late than never so here goes…

For Christmas I was super excited to get a new notebook. My levels of excitement are a little sad, I know, but god damn I do love me a bit of stationary! This awesome new notebook has a really simple design in a fun neon green with the word HAPPINESS in elegant silver text on the front.

From Paperchase if you’re interested in purchasing one of these beauties. Click!

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Brunching: No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

This must have been the most instagramable place to brunch ever!

On a sunny Saturday in May, I met Jess (bestie and brunch location-picking extrodinaire) for a bite. Jess had found No 197 Chiswick Fire Station I think on an app, and so we thought we’d give it a go.

Feeling very west-london, we waltzed into this super sleek bar & restaurant that seemed perhaps a little emptier than we’d expected. However, spotting a french door leading to the courtyard at the back, we knew that must be the place to sit.

We perched on the stools surrounding a huge breeze block centre table waiting for a cosy cushioned table on the edges and dashed as soon as one became available. Immediately bringing over glasses of water to keep us hydrated in the sunny terrace, the waiter was off to a great start.

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Clinique Skin Care Routine

About a year and a  half ago I was in the midst of an undergrad final year, part-time job, dissertation juggling act while trying to maintain a social life. It was tough, and I realised that my skin tended to be the way that I would realise when I’d been stressed. As a student I’d been pretty tight with my cash and so stuck to cheaper brands for my skin care, and only splashed out on a few expensive make-up products occasionally.

It was during this time that I decided I needed to get myself clued up on skin care to avoid having to cover my face in concealer every day to hide hideous breakouts. I was earning a bit of money at this stage so I figured I could splash out a little, and that my skin was worth the investment.

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