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A Drinks Bucket List

You may remember that a few months ago, I shared Dealchecker’s Food Bucket List, well I’ve been told about a new post. This time, instead of food, it’s drinks from around the world. When it came to food, I managed 19 points out of 101. This time, there’s 57 points to be had, so lets see how I do.

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food spaghetti bolognese

Getting fit for travel #15

6-26 April 2015 Recently, I have had a horrible realisation. My 5km is in just over a month and yet I have never actually ran 5km. Unfortunately, that realisation has not had much on an effect of my motivation. It has been an incredibly busy few weeks and exercise has been the cost. The thing is, as much as I like the idea of getting fit and perhaps one day even having actual visible abs, I just like Domino’s and Netflix more: I’M SORRY IT’S JUST WHO I AM, DON’T TRY AND CHANGE ME! (annd breathe…) To be honest, I’m willing to compromise- I’d be willing to have both; pizza and abs.

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Food chicken curry

Getting fit for travel #14

23 March- 5 April 2015 You may have noticed that last week I didn’t post a fitness update. That’s because I have no updates to give: I had barely moved for the sofa and since that’s nothing new, it wasn’t really worth a post! Instead, I posted about restarting my New Year’s Resolutions for the thirteenth time this year. At the end of the week, I am happy to report that I haven’t done awfully. 

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Food- beef stew

New Year’s Resolutions: Take 13

It has been more about 12 and a half weeks since the beginning of the year. That’s 12 and a half weeks since New Years Resolutions have meant to have been in place. Unfortunately, mine barely lasted 12 a half minutes into a new year and I have been trying to pick them up ever since. At first, it was the first Monday of the new year- we’ve now had 13 Mondays. Then it was going to be February- it’s now basically April. Then it was when I moved to London but, after my move, I decided I deserved a one-week grace period. It has now been two weeks. 

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UK London Brixton Market food

Getting fit for travel #13

2-22 March 2015 You may have a noticed that I haven’t posted a fitness update in a while. In fact, I haven’t been posting much at all! Over the past few weeks I have been sorting my move to London and, last Saturday (the 14th), I finally made it. Spending my lunch breaks going running had been substituted for spending my lunch breaks making phone calls and sending emails.

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Kent tree UK

Getting fit for travel #12

23 February- 1 March 2015 In the last week, I may not have managed my three runs but I still feel as though I did pretty good. Even if I do say so myself. Having completed Day 2 of my C25k interval training app (two eight-minute runs with a five-minute walk in between) twice the week before I decided I had no choice but to suck it up and complete Day 3- a flat 20 minute run. No walking. I felt that was quite an escalation but my app had served me well in the past and I had always managed the next level when I thought it would be too much so I went with it. Surprisingly, it was actually manageable. 

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UK kent

Getting fit for travel #11

16-22 February 2015: I mentioned back at the start of this series that although this is called ‘getting fit for travel’, I can’t actually afford to go travelling any time soon. I just wanted to be able to include my updates on my travel blog and, for those of you lucky people who are going travelling, getting fit before you go is a good idea- you’re probably going to be on your feet a lot after all, exploring various places, and doing activities like hiking.

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The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the lovely Tina from Deme Mama! You should most certainly click the link and check out her lifestyle blog! The rules are simple: thank the blogger that nominated you and link to their blog, come up with seven facts about yourself and then nominate other bloggers for the award. First off, obviously a big thank you to Tina- it’s amazing to hear that someone finds my blog inspiring! As for my seven facts: 1. My last trip was to Dublin, where I spent approximately 36 hours over a weekend, before I had to head back to work on Monday. I highly recommend the Leprechaun museum. It’s basically a playground for all ages. 2. My next trip will probably be back to either Paris or Berlin (or Dublin again). I have recently discovered that whirlwind city breaks are the perfect way to balance a job, travel and a budget. 3.  I catch the train to work from Platform 9 at King’s Cross Station. It was here …

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Food egg sandwich UK

Getting fit for travel #10

9-15 February 2015 This week I can actually post a fitness update because I actually did fitness! My Couch 2 5k interval training app recommends three runs a week but had been somewhat abandoned and I hadn’t run since the beginning(ish) of January. This week, however, I managed all three ! I started back on day 1 of level 5 which meant three five-minute runs with two three-minute walking breaks in between. I did actually manage it but the next day I decided to do it again, instead of going onto day 2, which involved two eight-minutes with a five-minute walking break in between. The day before hadn’t exactly been a breeze and I was a bit achey after all that exercise. It turned out to be a good decision as I got a stitch pretty quickly and so was happy to take a break. 

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