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    A Midsummer Camping Weekend…

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    Throwback Thursday – Angkor Wat 2012

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    Visiting Woodstock, Oxfordshire

5 European Mini-break Essentials

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Following on from my 5 essentials for backpacking post, I thought I would delve into what my essentials are for travel closer to home. Weekend mini-breaks often require a lot of research into what you should wear, take, leave at home and packing can be a nightmare if the weather is forecast to be ‘unsettled’. […] Read more…

5 Must Have Essentials for Backpackers

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Having been on plenty of backpacking trips over the last 8 years, I’ve accumulated a list of what I deem to be backpacking essentials; stuff I won’t leave home without, no matter where I’m traveling to. A Waterproof Jacket It goes without saying that you need to be prepared for all weathers when you’re backpacking, […] Read more…

A Midsummer Camping Weekend…

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This past Saturday was the longest day of the year, and to celebrate a beautiful midsummer weekend, I went camping with a group of friends in the Cheshire countryside. We camped on a friend’s farm around a gorgeous creek, with kids canoeing and dogs running around. The field was surrounded by pens of piglets and […] Read more…

IKEA Trip Wish List

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So I went to Ikea in Milton Keynes on Saturday with two of my girlfriends (we had a Beyonce mix-tape for the car trip!) and I spotted soo many things I’d like to buy. I couldn’t justify getting them at the moment as I have nowhere to put them, but I definitely wil invest in […] Read more…

Live Below The Line 2014: Living On £7 for one week

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From Monday I will be eating for less than £1 per day for 7 days for The Global Poverty Project’s ‘Live below the line’ challenge. This was partly inspired by my feelings about food poverty in the UK, the support I provide to local food banks, and a programme I saw recently on the BBC […] Read more…

Blencathra, Lake District Mountain For Sale for £1.75m

The Sale of Blencathra in the Lake District

If anyone watched the news or BBC’s Countryfile over the weekend, they will have seen the story that the Earl of Lonsdale, Hugh Lowther, has put on sale a 869m (2,850ft) mountain, part of Lake District estate. I think that this news story will re-ignite one of the most unfortunate and disliked elements of UK […] Read more…

Lexi’s Summer 2014 Wishlist

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So it’s nearly May, which means my birthday is coming round again soon. My parents and friends have been asking for suggestions for any gear I would like or that may be useful for an upcoming trip. Whilst I hate people spending money on me (I prefer to just go out for a meal to […] Read more…

The One In Which Lexi Learns To Use An SLR…

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So it’s 12 (nearly 13) months since I bought my first SLR camera and took a course in how to use it (I really recommend the Intro to DSLR course with Keith Barnes in Oxford) So I thought I would share here so of what I consider to be my best photos from my first […] Read more…

Throwback Thursday – Angkor Wat 2012

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In March 2012, towards the very end of a nine month round the world trip, I travelled to Cambodia and spent four days in the beautiful city of Siem Riep. There, along with new-found friends, I visited the temples of Angkor Wat. Here a few snaps from my time exploring the temples. I had such […] Read more…

Visiting Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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My sister has just bough a small cottage in Woodstock, Oxfordshire as her first home so I’ve spent the weekend exploring the small town. Located ten miles north west of Oxford, Woodstock is a chocolate box village with plenty of fine places to eat, drink and explore. Home to Blenheim Palace, one of the largest […] Read more…

Throwback Thursday – South Island, New Zealand 2011

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I hold such fond memories of being in New Zealand’s south island in 2011. While the weather in the North Island had been rainy and cloudy and the ferry trip over the Cook Strait has been vomit-inducing, as soon as I set foot on the south island, the weather turned sunny and was filled with […] Read more…

Choosing A Country Cottage In England For A Christmas Break

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As you may recall, I blogged a few months ago about spending new year at a lovely big cottage in Devon with 22 friends. We all decided that it had been the most fun and relaxing New Year we had spent in a long time. With this is mind, we’re currently planning another big get […] Read more…

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