Do brands with a social conscience make you want to buy their products more? For me, those who look after their suppliers or give back to charity almost have me on board from the get go. Forget what they’re selling, I’m in. I love knowing that when I buy something, either  someone didn’t slave away for hours on minimum or less than minimum wage to produce my goods, or that for the food I buy, a certain percentage is going to charity to help those less fortunate than myself. It makes me feel like I’m doing something good, and for not much effort – there’s just not always the time to volunteer or do something extra myself and all these little things add up right?…

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Cereal. What’s the first thing which comes to mind? For me, it tends to be something healthy-ish, like muesli topped with banana, or shreddies and strawberries. Cravings tend to come at any time of day. And yes, cereal for dinner is something I definitely do every now and again! Cereal is one of those simple things which brings such food happiness, which is why the Cereal Killer Cafe had to be on my list! The first cereal-themed cafe in the UK, Cereal Killer Cafe now has two London branches and one in Birmingham. The Camden branch was the second launch for Cereal Killer Cafe, and is located in the Stables Market – the super cool market with an array of eateries, clothing and accessory stalls/stores and…

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Mondays. Not the best day of the week by far. Surely even people who love their jobs don’t really like Mondays that much. The early start after a weekend of restful sleep, the to-do list ever-growing once again (or building on last week’s which didn’t get finished), the dressing smart (or reasonably), and having to choose what to wear super fast, and the feeling of always being switched on. Gosh, no wonder weekends are wished to arrive sooner! Mondays over the past couple weeks have been made worse by the weather, but I’ve found the perfect cure – a delicious dinner. Comfort food at it’s best. A delicious dinner, can turn an evening round, and make it seem brighter. That time spent in the kitchen…

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Culture, sightseeing, and the best views – it all has to be done when in Madrid, or on any weekend getaway. City breaks are all about exploring, seeing all the sights and going back cultured out, almost ready for a beach holiday and relaxation. I always feel the need to make the most of every day, to see everything possible – after all, there are so many cities to see, that the chances of going back are pretty limited. If you read last week’s post on my weekend trip to Madrid, you’d see that we stayed pretty central (in an awesome apartment), meaning we could walk anywhere we fancied. However, even if your apartment is slightly further out, the Metro is super easy to get into…

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The queues for this Parisian creperie stand say it all. Located on Hampstead High Street, alongside the King William IV pub, La Creperie de Hampstead has been a permanent fixture since 1980, and is always fashioning a queue. For over 30 years, La Creperie de Hampstead has been serving up traditional Parisian crepes, with all manner of sweet and savoury fillings from asparagus and cheese to jam, or chocolate, hazelnut and cream. With over 25 different flavour combinations on the menu, the choices are almost overwhelming. Although the queues can get pretty long on sunny days, it’s definitely worth the wait. Heading up to Hampstead on an overcast day, with the odd patchy drizzly shower, the queue time was only about 15 minutes! Definitely a winning situation. …

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