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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. I loved my room! I spent much of my time in there in the evenings to escape and have me time, to relax and re-charge for work the next day.

I will mention here – be careful with blutack and nails in walls as a lot of landlords won’t like marks being left! you can get around this by covering wardrobe doors with photos, and most won’t mind the odd tack in the wall as long as you take it out and fill the tiny hole. Polyfiller will be your little saviour when this day comes!

I haven’t got round to doing my new bedroom yet, having moved a couple months ago now I am slacking a little, but being one of the lucky people out there with fab housemates I tend to spend most of the time in the living room where I do have my canvasses hung on the walls and our shared space is so lovely and cosy. I will be doing my room however, as I do love decorating my own space and having this to come back to. I have these butterflies my Grandma made me, and I can’t wait to hang them!

So there you have it. Get on snapfish/photobox and order your masses of photos. Amazon is pretty good for little decorations too. Or get crafty – we all love a bit of creativity! And make your room your little safe haven from the outside world. Trust me – You’ll love it too!

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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 was perfect!

Vita Coco with Peach & Mango was delicious! It was thirst-quenching, pretty smooth, and drinking it chilled was the ideal companion to my afternoon in the Sun. I really felt like I was rehydrating myself – Perhaps psychological, I know what you’re thinking. Don’t forget I did study psychology. 

Now I’ve found this new little beauty, I need never go for the plain, alright tasting, carton of mother natures goodness.  This gets a thumbs up from me! Definitely worth at least trying – go on, treat yourself with something new!

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Sunday 18th May – Gorgeous weather and a parade to remember. Arsenal fans had been waiting 9 years for this…

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The Arsenal mascot heading the parade..it must have been so hot in that costume!

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Then came the tour buses…the Arsenal team followed by friends and family

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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) – Hundreds of fans!

I am really pleased I went along to see the parade. Alex lives in prime location so we didn’t have to go far from his to watch, stood in the glorious sunshine – Tanning and a new experience, what else do you need? We stood in one of the quieter parts (as you can probably tell by the photos) but it was still such a fantastic experience!

Now we just need another striking  performance next year – Come on Arsenal!

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Wednesday evening this week I met one of my girl friends in Fulham for a couple drinks and catch up.

We stopped at Broadway Bar and Grill, one her fave places. Pretty cool place – table tennis table in the corner, sofas, tabled area, seating outside…and it was a pretty friendly place too!

But one of my key discoveries was this bottle of fruity deliciousness!

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I am a fan of a flavoured cider, especially with the weather being how it’s been the last couple days, there’s nothing like a cider or pimms in a beer garden. Normally a massive rekordelig fan..but as they didn’t have this, I tried this new make – ‘The Old Mout’.

The passion fruit and apple first – we thought we’d found the best flavour.

And then we tried the kiwi and lime. So refreshing and I felt like it was really quenching my thirst for cider. It was delicious! Not too sweet either (sometimes strawberry and lime Kopparberg/Rekordelig can taste a little too sweet).
A must- try for a cider lover.

Broadway Bar and Grill also gets a big thumbs up for being a great place to chill out and go for drinks. I’ll definitely be venturing back, perhaps I’ll risk a game of ping-pong next time too I say risk as knowing my luck, the ping-pong ball will end up in someone’s drink! Haha

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The other night after dinner, we were craving frozen yoghurt. Ok so this was my fault as yoghurt was what I wanted for dinner, but Alex wouldn’t let me just have yoghurt and fruit, so it got him thinking about dessert.

However, it had been raining, and samba swirl was a little bit of a distance to go in the cold and wet so we had to settle with a supermarket trip and mission to find the one thing we wanted – Frozen Yoghurt.

Luckily, we actually ended up with options. I know, with local stores and shops, you don’t normally get this little luxury when it comes to frozen yoghurt. I felt very lucky!

We settled for two little pots of Snog (still love the name, I think it’s so well thought out!) , Alex had the summer berry, and I had the blue berry acai burst.

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£1.77 each, fruity, full of flavour, moreish and even Alex said he’d like it again (quite normally an ice-cream kinda guy – I think I’m turning him!).
I think these little pots of FroYo are the perfect substitute to a frozen yoghurt parlour, for all those situations when it’s too cold, wet, windy, too far, too late and so on.

So there’s my verdict. If you’re now craving some yourself, especially now the weather is nice and warm, the snog website even tells you where you can get it – I know what you’re thinking, super handy!

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