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The 10 Best Books I Read This Year

Aside from my lack of non-fiction reads, I read an array of genres across 2018. So, although it was difficult whittling them down I thought I’d share the 10 best books I read this year.

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The Madrid Diaries: Coming Home for Christmas

I’m soon to be watching Elf for the 97th time, losing count of how many quality streets I’ve eaten, all while cosying up in front of the Christmas tree. With three months of my year abroad complete, I thought it was time to reflect and share some musings of my time in Madrid so far.

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Little Things 6: 10 favourites

Happy Monday! We’re all heading back to work here in Spain after enjoying the ‘Puente’ (4 day weekend). I took this as an opportunity to have a couple of lazy days. I’ve neglected self-care lately, working every day and not taking any time out for myself. It’s important to remember…

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Autumn Wrap-Up: What I’ve Read Recently

Like everyone else, I’m baffled as to how quick this year has gone. As we approach the end of the year, I’m looking back on a few of my new year’s resolutions. Despite having failed to achieve most (guess I’ll try to learn Japanese next year), one of my resolutions…

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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

I was actually going to save this review for an overall ‘what I’ve been reading lately’ styled post, sharing a brief overview of a few books I’ve read recently. However, after the story captivating me from the beginning with its whimsical story-telling and its compelling characters, I had to dedicate…

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The Madrid Diaries: A Week in the Life of a Language Assistant

In my previous post, ‘With Every Negative Comes a Positive’, I gave a little insight into the reality of living abroad. Following that, I thought I’d share a week in my life, delving deeper into the reality of working as a language assistant. I was debating whether to upload this. Of…

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Perfect Porridge

Take one glance at my Instagram feed and you’ll know I have a huge love for porridge. Yep. Porridge. The breakfast food with the bad reputation for being weak and runny with its slop-like consistency. Except porridge doesn’t have to be that boring bowl of gruel which Oliver Twist sheepishly…

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With Every Negative Comes a Positive

Scanning through my journal, I realise I can be the biggest pessimist when things don’t always go to plan. On the blog, it’s easy to flaunt the positive side of living abroad with fetching photos and carefully edited text. However, that’s only a sliver of reality. Before arriving I romanticized…

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The Madrid Diaries: One Month In

Wandering, Progressing & Choosing Spontaneity I always say it, but this past month has flown by. The day I’m uploading this marks exactly one month since I hopped off the plane at Madrid’s airport; one month since the stark Spanish heat hit us, shivering in Liverpool’s cold winds just a…

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Little Things 5

Foodie Finds, Clouded Skies, and Treasuring Independence I thought I’d kick off the start of my long weekend with my favourite post to write. Although it’s something I don’t do often enough, I love taking a timeout to document some of the minutiae of everyday life. It’s so easy to…

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