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    Pretty Prague Part 2

    Sometimes a week seems a long time to spend in a city, however there is so much to see and do in Prague that we could easily have stayed longer. Our next stop was to the Technical Museum, something James’ dad had recommended. It took us a while to find it but eventually we got there and spent the whole morning exploring several floors of old and new technical advances that had been made through the centuries. After lots of reading and walking around the museum, we worked up quite an appetite so made our way back into the centre for our favourite type of food. James’ ‘hurry up and…

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    Palaces and Kittens in Marrakech

    After a day of quad biking in the desert we made use of the hotel spa and treated ourselves to a relaxing massage first thing. Slightly different to how they’re done here in the fact that their hands go everywhere. Apparently there are no boundaries in Moroccan massaging. Later that day we headed to the Medina for a spot of lunch. James had done some research into recommended places to eat for dinner the night before, however in the maze of the souks we couldn’t find it. Luckily, we came up trumps the following day. A roof top restaurant away from the madness on one of the more sunnier days of our…

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    2015: What a rollercoaster

    The annual ‘look-back’ blog post is upon us already. I remember quite vividly writing last year’s, sat in my parent’s front room, the Christmas tree lit up. New Year’s Eve was a fairly quiet one so I couldn’t even complain of a hangover. The same can’t be said for this year. We kept it very civilised but made sure we enjoyed a drink or two. Starting with a thai meal, then onto a Magic Bar that had a Harry Potter theme (ah-mazing!) and finally finishing on Brandon Hill to witness the whole of Bristol welcoming the new year in. A great start to what will hopefully be a cracking 2016.…

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    A mini-break in Edinburgh

    A ‘mini’ break only in the sense we were there for two days, we did however, manage to cram in about a weeks worth of sightseeing whilst we were away. Our legs didn’t forgive us quickly and Monday morning was a struggle but this did mean we got to tick off some of the best bits of Edinburgh and eat plenty of delicious food without feeling overly guilty about it. We had an almost painfully early flight on the Saturday morning. You know, when you look at the alarm beeping in front of you and can’t quite believe you have to remove yourself from the warmth of your bed. It…

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    Bonnie and me

    Those that follow my blog will know that my cat, Bonnie, passed away earlier in the year. I found the days surrounding this event incredibly difficult but the pain was eased slightly by writing about it. I wrote up a blog post, an article for the local paper and another for the Cats Protection magazine, The Cat. The Cat magazine goes out quarterly so my article was published in the most recent Autumn edition. It was great to read it back and see the illustration that had been created of myself and Bonnie. I still have to question if it’s normal when I find myself still getting upset if a memory pops…

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    Salt and Malt, plus a pub with kittens!

    When I was younger, mum and dad would treat my brother, sister and I to fish and chips from the local chippy every Friday evening. It turned into a ritual and it wasn’t long before the owners knew our names. As we got older that ritual eventually came to an end but that didn’t mean my love for fish and chips did. Not possible my friend. In fact, every evening I’d get off the train from work I would almost be salivating at the smell of that deep-fried goodness that would make it’s way across the road. When I was informed about a relatively new establishment, that was offering great…

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    Lunching in Bourton on the Water

    Commuting into Bristol everyday for work can be a bit of a slog. More recently I’ve been asking myself is it time to pack up my things, smuggle the cat beneath my coat and move there. However I would miss being at the heart of the Cotswolds, with towns like Bourton, Stow and Broadway all being on the doorstep. They are all so traditional that you feel as though you’re taking a step back in time and removing yourself from the modern world for at least an afternoon. My mum grew up in Stow on the Wold so we have visited there frequently and it never seems to change. The day…