Laters 2016, It’s Been Weird

I’m not the first to say that 2016 has been an odd one. Globally of course it has been a total clusterfuck, but personally it’s been a totally mixed bag. I’ve experienced the most change since I graduated and moved…

Three Delicious Places to Eat on the Isle of Wight

We are lucky to have some beautiful food heritage here in the UK, from Cheddar cheese to Yorkshire puddings, you can find fresh produce and tried and tested recipes that are staples of the nation in every county. I knew…

Added Extras #50

Well! I’ve finally hit the 50th edition of Added Extras and what a day to do so because today I fly to South Africa! Ever since I came back from The Big Trip in June, I’ve been saving and waiting…

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Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London

This year has been an incredible treasure trove of opportunities for me as a Harry Potter fan. I’ve seen Cursed Child TWICE, met stars of the films, and been invited to become an ambassador for JK Rowling’s charity, Lumos. To…

Added Extras #49

Tomorrow is my last day in the office until 16th January and I am ready for Christmas please and thank you. I don’t know if the dark mornings, my empty bank account or the fact I haven’t really eaten a…

Collecting Air Miles: Mythbusting and Top Tips

A few days ago I tweeted that I have enough air miles to get me a one way ticket to Japan (which is my big long haul trip for 2017). A few people replied asking me how I collect them…

Surreal and Unnerving: Visiting the Border of North Korea

When visiting Seoul, I wasn’t overly prepared with an itinerary. It was on my first day there, sat in a hotel room with my best friend who had come over from Hong Kong that I actually started looking through a…

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Seoul

I’m more accustomed to spend long weekends in a quaint British village, or maybe hopping over to somewhere in Europe like Barcelona. But when I was flying from China to Hong Kong, it seemed a good opportunity to add another…

Three Super Easy Whisky Cocktails

In the ten years I’ve been of legal drinking age, I have received many undesirable bottles of booze as sub-par unthoughtful gifts. Take, for example, the relative who gave me a bottle of Malibu two years in a row, despite…