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Despite owning quite a few healthy eating cookery books (click here for a roundup of past favourites) I’ve made the meals so many times that I felt in need of some new inspiration. My search led me to Alice Liveing, formerly known as Clean Eating Alice. The pint sized personal trainer’s Instagram account has built a massive following on Instagram thanks to her inspiring posts on fitness and healthy eating. That success has led to 3 books published so far sharing her favourite recipes and workouts. I chose to buy her first cookbook Eat Well Everyday¬†as it sounded like a…

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  TV shows and movies alike are filmed in such high quality now that they cry out to be appreciated in all their cinematic glory. Last Christmas I treated myself to a curved screen Ultra HD 4K Smart TV to do just that and despite it being painfully expensive I can say without hesitation that it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! I hardly ever go to the cinema now because I prefer watching movies at home. I can put on a big spread, pause the show if I need a loo break and once I’m done I…

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The past month or so has been a lovely mixture of fun filled hectic days followed by wonderfully quiet uneventful ones. Here are a few of the highlights! Christmas In July Although it’s way to early to be counting down to Christmas I couldn’t help but get into the festive spirit and feel a tingle of excitement when I visited The White Company’s press day preview: Christmas In July. I’ll be doing a full post in November but I just had to include a sneak peek because oh my gosh I’m excited for Christmas 2017 now! There were gift ideas…

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Over the years I’ve been offered all sorts of new and exciting skincare products to try. My skin is in pretty good nick as a result despite a love for wine and a tendency towards less than 6 hours sleep on any given night. I did go through a period of not wanting to try anything new because I thought it was probably best just to stick with tried and tested favourites and not muck about too much with my skin too much. Recently though, I’ve decided that there’s nothing wrong with switching things up and trying something new every…

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A few weeks ago Turtle Bay Peterborough held a VIP preview dinner ahead of the restaurant’s grand opening to the public that weekend. I was thrilled to be invited along to share in the celebrations and get a sneak peek at the new restaurant. Here’s how it went down! Food and cocktails at a Caribbean restaurant seemed the perfect way to end the hottest June day on record in 40 years. The cheerful beach-shack inspired decor instantly put me into a relaxed holiday mood with it’s wooden ceiling fans gently whirring to provide a welcoming respite from the heat outside.…

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