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just the life experiences of an extroverted introvert

The Kind Worth Killing – Paul Swanson (4 stars)

The Kind Worth Killing was a chance read for me. Having picked it up in a charity shop whilst browsing, I was forced to buy it by a friend that spotted me and wouldn’t let me return it to the shelf. All I can say is I’m glad she insisted; this was one of the most thrilling books I’ve read in a very long time. Continue reading The Kind Worth Killing – Paul Swanson (4 stars)

Pride London and the World Cup

Having lived in London all my life, I’m the first to admit that despite being one of the most incredible cities in the world, it has a certain stigma for being grey, grumpy and gloomy a lot of the time, which is why the events of the past few weeks have been so baffling to me.

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Deadpool 2 (****)

Witty, clever and outrageous, Deadpool 2 successfully builds upon the formula of the first film. With a group of misfit superheroes banded together by Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) to form X-Force, the film follows their mission to stop Russel, aka ‘Fire Fist’, before it is too late for the people of the future.

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Looking Back on Second Year

It is said that when time flies, it flies never to be regained. Another year of my life has gone by even quicker than the last, and for a while today I sat and thought to myself “what have you actually done this year”. Shortly after, I got thinking about what I didn’t quite achieve this year and quickly realised that although I’ve not met all the goals I set out to achieve, I have done far better than I had hoped I would at the start of the year.

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Travel Bucket List (2018)

Summer has finally arrived here in London, and it’s safe to say the long wait has been worth it. After a day of fun in the sun with some of my best friends, this dreamer is dreaming of all the beautiful places yet to explore. Read on for a list of the top five adventures on my bucket list…

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Sydney’s Iconic Sights

Everyone hates to admit they get a little touristy when they’re on holiday, but it’s something that just has to be done. There are certain landmarks that you simply have to visit when you go abroad, and here is my list of places you absolutely can’t miss when in Sydney!

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Sydney’s Beaches

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a water baby. The sea is where I am happiest and I have been swimming for as long as I can remember, so it’s fair to say that on my trip to Australia last month I spent as much time one the beach as I possibly could. I am lucky to have a brother who has lived in Sydney for years, and as a result I got to experience the full range of Sydney’s best beaches. In my opinion there are four beaches not to be missed on a trip to Syndey. Read on for more!

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A Christmas in the Sun

Christmas time holds significance to people all around the world. There are those who say it is all about the kids. There are those who take time to remember the religious aspect. There are those who simply believe in the magic. For me it’s a time for family, and this year I decided to spend time with the family that I hadn’t seen in years. I booked a long overdue trip to Australia to see my brothers. It is hard for me to put into words how special this trip really was; a family reunion that had been in the making for over a decade.  Continue reading A Christmas in the Sun

J.K. Rowling vs. Women Everywhere

“If the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good and kind and brave because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort”

J.K. Rowling penned this quote little under 17 years ago for her book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She was the woman responsible for introducing millions to a world of magic, mystic and wonder that had never been seen in such epic scale before. Continue reading J.K. Rowling vs. Women Everywhere

Caught in the Blaze

If you’ve ever been on holiday you’ll know that feeling when your time away is reaching its end. You start to pack your suitcase, remember all the things that are waiting for you at home, start planning your trip to the airport and desperately try to soak up the last of the sun and relaxation before real life hits again. When I went to Croatia earlier this year, the universe had other plans for how our trip would end…

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