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Burgers at Lucky Beach, Brighton

Posted on under the categories Brighton, Food, Gluten Free, Photos

We’ve been having some absolutely lovely weather in Brighton lately. The other night it was so lovely that once we finished walking Poppy, we continued walking along the sea front until we reached Lucky Beach. I had heard they do gluten free burgers but had not yet made the trip. Since it was so beautiful outside, and they have a dog-friendly patio, we decided to sit down and have a lovely dinner as the sky turned to twilight.

Katy and I both discussed how we don’t actually spend very much time in the touristy bit of Brighton, particularly on the end of the beach near West Street.

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V&H Café, Hove

Posted on under the categories Brighton, Food, Gluten Free, Photos, Reviews

There are so many places that I have on my list of restaurants to try. And yet, so often, I just end up going to the failsafe options. One of the places I’ve always wanted to try is the V&H Café in Hove. Which I actually live somewhat close to. And yet, it took me 6 months of living here to go. Anyway, the point is, I went. And about 50% off their offerings are gluten free. Hooray!

We decided to actually go for a bit of brunch after the Pride parade before Katy needed to go to work. We popped in and the place had a few people inside but was fairly quiet.

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I Met My Girlfriend on Tinder!

Posted on under the categories Personal

I’m sure by now that everyone is aware of Tinder. If not, it’s a one-stop shop for all the singletons (and, erm, people looking for a third for their threesome if you’re a lesbian) in your area. You can look at a few pictures and decide if you find someone attractive or not. If you both find each other attractive you might send a few messages to each other. Or you might never hear anything from the opposite person. The app is infamous for being the springboard for one-time hookups. And it is where I met my girlfriend.

I’m not here for dating advice – this is more of a storytime than anything.

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Charcoal Mask Face Off!

Posted on under the categories Beauty, Reviews

When it comes to face masks, my favourites all definitely fall into the charcoal mask category. As much as I like a good peel-off, there’s something about charcoal masks which just feel like you’ve gone the extra mile. Your face looks weird. It’s like smearing mud all over. What is not to love?

So I am a big fan of trying out charcoal masks. My favourite thus far is the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. But at £24 per 3.4oz, I don’t get to use it as much as I would like. So I’m always on the lookout for a more budget friendly alternative.

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Do Hair Straightening Brushes Really Work?

Posted on under the categories Beauty, Photos, Reviews

I’ve been getting back to basics with my hair. Last week, I dyed it back to my natural colour. Well, a bit like my natural colour – but better. Surprisingly, nobody actually sells “dishwater mousy blonde” boxed hair dye. Get on it.

At the same time, I wanted to do something with my day-to-day hair “style” (as you will see, it’s not really a style), that would be quick, easy and natural looking. I’m over being a high maintenance redhead. I want to be an easy going broad. As a woman with wavy, frizzy hair I am constantly looking for the miracle product that will make my hair smooth and lovely as soon as I step out of the shower.

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Lovely Sunday #2: Eating What You Want & Blogger Love

Posted on under the categories Lovely Sunday, Photos, Poppy

It’s another Sunday. Not another consecutive Sunday, but maybe every 2 weeks is what I should be aiming for? What do you think?

Tomorrow I am in London for work with a bit of a stressful situation, so I am especially in need of some reflection on the good things this past week.

Already this morning I have taken Poppy for a walk, and we picked up some lilies and succulents from the florist. Everyone wants to stop and say hi to Poppy, which is good because she wants to meet everyone. Especially kids. She loves kids.

This afternoon’s plans are Sunday roast with Katy’s parents.

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The Pros and Cons of Working From Home!

Posted on under the categories Photos, Work

I’ve been in a new job where I mainly work from home for over a month now. It’s certainly been a big change from office life! I know many people think of working from home as a dream come true, so I thought I’d dish out some of the pros and cons of working from home – a 30 second walk from your bed!

Pros of working from home
Comfy clothes

Okay, it’s true. On the days I am working from home (a.k.a about 98% of my days), I really only need to be presentable from the waist up. Most days I only talk to people via Google Hangouts for about 15 minutes every morning.

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EarlyBird Snack Boxes… Can they Survive?

Posted on under the categories Food, Gluten Free, Reviews

Ah, the elusive snack box with gluten free options. How I loved receiving a few select products to try each month when the afternoon munchies hit. Sadly, they always let me down. Can EarlyBird Snack Boxes be the answer?

My first gluten-free snack box came from a company called Snackly. They sent me delicious things for several months, and I found a few bits and bobs that I came to LOVE. But nobody’s heard a peep from them since January. Their Twitter is like a deserted street with a tumbleweed blowing through. It seems their competition at the time, Crave, have gone one step further, having completely obliterated their online presence. 

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Lovely Sunday #1: Good things and online favourites.

Posted on under the categories Beauty, Lovely Sunday, Personal, Poppy

Being a puppy mom has been busy. In many ways, this is a good thing. But I don’t want to necessarily lose all of my free time and hobbies to Poppy. Over time she will become calmer and more self-sufficient, and I don’t want months of this blog to slip away. So, I’m making a conscious effort to keep this site active, and one way I thought to do that was with some Lovely Sunday posts.

I’m such a big fan of positive roundup posts, such as Katy’s Happy Mondays and Jasmin’s 10 Happy Things, among other similar ones. So here is mine.

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We got a puppy!

Posted on under the categories Personal, Photos, Poppy

Introducing our new Cavachon puppy, Poppy!

Hello hello hello! I know last week was a bit quiet on the blogging front, but I was anxious. See, while Katy was away at Glastonbury I got a bit lonely. And this lead to some late night Pinterest. And that lead to my Puppies pin board.

At first, I was really into Cavapoos and Cockerpoos, as they’re so curly and cute, like little teddy bears. Then I was looking at Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – one-half of a Cavapoo. And I looked at Cocker Spaniels. And then I remembered I live in a rented flat and didn’t actually have permission to get a pet.

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