Do we ever grow up? Really? I’m 26. Twenty six! And yet I don’t feel grown up. I feel like I did at 20/21 at uni but just with more life experience. More knowledge of how to deal with problems, tricky situations and difficult people. More experience in my career, living on my own and being independent, and how to budget. More confidence in travelling and navigating cities, networking and in my abilities. But I don’t feel older. Mariah who blogs over at It’s Mariah Jean made me start thinking about all the things I still do, even as an adult. Those little things you think grown ups wouldn’t do, like still counting on your fingers. It made me giggle thinking about them so I had…

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Thrill seekers. This one’s for you. My final birthday surprise for Alex. All he knew was to wear full length trousers or jeans, sleeves, trainers, maybe a coat in case he got cold, and to bring no bag. As we were walking from Lambeth North station he actually asked if we were going to Battersea Dogs home to walk dogs. He had absolutely no idea. And his London geography was so out..you’d expect better from a London born and bred 26 year old considering he wasn’t blindfolded. Haha. Easy to find in Archibold Park, somewhere between Lambeth North and Waterloo, the postcode will take you to one of the side entrances of the public space. All you have to do then once entering the park…

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You can tell it’s festival season in London purely by the number of glittery faces and flower headbands you see on the tubes. A couple of weeks ago, I was one of them. Normally a Wireless festival goer, being a fan of R’n’B and Hip Hop, British Summer Time sure was a change to the usual experience I was getting used to year after year. But with Justin Bieber playing, how could you say no? And I can honestly say, I loved it. We didn’t have to make our way through the usual stampede of festival goers to get in, or queue for ages at the bar, in fact there was almost no queue at all. Yet it was still really busy. There were festival…

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I spent an amazing few days at my sister’s in Birmingham, jam-packed with gossiping and catching up, play time with my niece, doggy cuddles, delicious healthy food and shopping. I learnt a lot about having little ones. A LOT! So here’s 10 of the important lessons I learnt from looking after my niece…and why I’m not quite ready for my own yet… You can’t even go for a wee without thinking about where’s safe to leave your little one first…and you need to speed pee. I think someone needs to invent a baby sling/holder for the back of the bathroom door so they can be in the bathroom with you and out of harms way. ha.   Pooey nappies aren’t always that bad (OK, I said…

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We are all unique and can bring something completely different to the table. Remember, in one way or another, you can offer something no one else can! Think about what it is that makes you different and love it. We should all be confident about what makes us special and what we can bring to the World. We can all achieve amazing things. Do you think Alexander Graham Bell doubted his abilities, perhaps – but he must have been confident to keep going, and we might not be living with telephones if he didn’t. We all need to believe in our own abilities. Every single person counts. A doctor can help save someone’s life, a PR can have an effect on brand presence, a store assistant…

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