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Relax. This weekend I’ve spent a lot of the weekend relaxing, chilling with friends and my boyfriend, reading and more chilling. It may have been a bank holiday weekend but after such a busy, hectic, filled to the brim week of work, fitness and catching up with the girls, I needed a relaxing weekend. Plus with my half marathon coming up, I’m trying to keep healthy – eating, exercise, no alcohol, and trying to get enough sleep. Here’s my weekend round-up: Friday after work I went and met the girls at TGI Fridays for dinner and a catch up. Not drinking alcohol I had a bottomless diet coke (always a good option for me! Love a refillable drink as always tend to need more than one). For…

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JMW Turner once said: Painting is a strange business When you think about, it really is. Everyone sees and paints things differently. You could place a still life arrangement in the middle of a group of people, and even if everyone painted from the same angle, technique and how they see it will always be different. JMW Turner’s style of painting really influenced me during my time studying art for A Level. Impressionism, with the use of colour and brush strokes, intrigued me and drew me in. I studied Turner’s work and tried his style on landscape pieces of my own. I loved it! It has stuck with me since. I love how you can adapt the Impressionism style with your own brush technique and…

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If you’ve just moved, having chosen some fab housemates and with a plan in place to get out there more, the next most important thing is to make sure your new home/room is as homely as you can make it. This is important so you have somewhere to come back to which is your own, something which feels nice to be chilling in. Especially if your housemates aren’t amazing all the time – We’re not all that lucky! In my room in my old place, I had so many photos on my walls from uni-days, tourrrrrrr, dance socials, my holiday with Alex, etc. I had lots of little things covering the walls and on my shelves. Wherever there was space I tried to fill it.…

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I tried coconut water previously, you know just the plain stuff. I was tempted in by all the goodness I was told it had. Coconut water is said to be a great source of electrolytes, such as potassium, which are necessary for proper hydration. These are also meant to help generate energy in your body – perfect for days at work or after fitness (so much of the time in my lifestyle). Hydration also helps with motivation, so win win! But I was never a huge fan of the plain stuff. It tasted ok but I wouldn’t class it as delicious. Then I came across this – Vita Coco Natural Coconut Water with Peach & Mango. Sunday sat in the sun with this in hand…

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Sunday 18th May – Gorgeous weather and a parade to remember. Arsenal fans had been waiting 9 years for this… The Arsenal mascot heading the parade..it must have been so hot in that costume! Then came the tour buses…the Arsenal team followed by friends and family The atmosphere was amazing! Cheering, arsenal chants, whistling, horns, entire families out to support and celebrate and their children excited too. The experience you really can’t imagine! The buzz and the crowds. The parade to say thanks to the fans, and so many of them turned up – you only have to go on the Arsenal website to see how many. The streets were filled, packed tightly by the stadium and Islington Town Hall (both ends of the parade) –…

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