Sunday Links July 23rd

For the month of July, Cambridge’s artists have opened their doors in an event called Open Studios, where you can just walk into their work spaces and homes to look at their art. There are hundreds of artists doing this over our small city, and while I got my sister to rent a bike so we could cycle round the Mill Road area and visit about 10 places, since then I also visited Burwash Manor and a couple of other places near my house.

It’s been really good. The artists were wonderful and spent time speaking with my art-inspired sister, giving her advice and encouragement, and I picked up postcards where I could, to decorate my walls. I love living in Cambridge, there are so many amazing events like this.

My blog is taking somewhat of a back seat while I get through the ever growing list of blogs to judge for the Bloggers Blog Awards. I have one more week to get through them, and I want to do each blog justice, carefully considering each marking area without rushing.

Let’s linkie!

I had no idea that adults couldn’t dress up at Disney Land, but I guess it makes sense. This workaround looks really fun, though!

Something adults CAN do however is play the NSFW Harry Potter themed Cards Against Muggles

I love the sound of this new capsule hotel at Gatwick! I’ll be checking it out next time I fly.

How to deal with someone who hogs conversations.


Ultimate babe Erica is looking on point mixing spots and stripes.

Longer read – there is a link between poverty and brain development in children.

Lastly, millennials are murderers. WHEN will we stop killing EVERYTHING???

Have a lovely Sunday!


Sunday Links July 16th

This is late because on Friday I went to Latitude – an arts festival in Suffolk. We only went for one day but I was so flat out exhausted yesterday that I did next to nothing all day.

What I DID do, however, was read blogs for the Bloggers Blog Awards that are happening in September. I’ve only made it through a third of the blogs nominated (and it took the most part of the day) but I found some really amazing posts along the way.

I’ve mixed a couple of the amazing posts I discovered along with my usual linkies, so I wanted to say in advance, me linking to nominated blogs below has absolutely no link to how well they might do over all in the awards. I am one of many judges, and I’ve just selected some really excellent posts I enjoyed.

Let’s linkie!

Jess has been sharing what to do with three days in Rome.

I am the worst at selling clothes online. Luckily, Nicole has some great tips for us here.

I know I only just linked to Ikea stuff recently, but here’s some more of their new offerings that I really, really want. Seriously, who wants a road trip???

Drink Shop Do in London looks SO CUTE. I need to visit!

Next year, I really want to get more stuck into different blogging events, and so I really do want to go to Blogtacular. Here’s Lizzie’s report from when she went!

Every time this girl posts something, I link it. Her photos are amazing. Laura Blair in Kew Gardens.

I loved this post from Jemma about how she changed her life around from a bloody awful situation to being amazing. Really inspiring stuff.

Need somewhere new to eat in London? (As if you’d ever run out) Foley’s looks pretty awesome to me.

Hannah is pregnant! Here’s all the things she’s learnt in her first trimester.

I quite like Bob’s Burgers. I’ve only watched it a couple of times. If you’re a huge fan, you might want to see it live like Steven did!

A really honest and well written post about what blogger Cat learn about herself through counselling.

On the same theme (ish), my hero Grace Helbig published a video on what it’s like to have depression. It’s very jokey but I think it’s really worth a watch.

Have a great Sunday!

Things to do in Gdansk

Back in April I had a wonderful trip to Gdansk in Poland with my sister India. I had chosen it as a destination as I know a lot of people who either live there or are from there, and they told me it was a very “up and coming”, hipstery place.

The lure of quaint cafes and gourmet food was too strong, but we did manage to do some pretty cool things outside eating as well – I want to share a few with you.

The area is part of a tri-state partnership, with Gdansk joining Gdynia and Sopot for a trio of awesome places.

Gdansk itself was the busiest, with the old town the busiest place of all. It’s great to walk around and take in the architecture and the shops selling amber. If your aim is to fill your phone with photos of doorways, this is the place for you.  [Read more…]

Saturday Links 8th July

I was so tired this week. So tired, yesterday when I picked up some bits from the corner shop, I bought the wrong flavour of squash. I bought summer fruits. SUMMER FRUITS. Purple squash is for those under 10. WHY did I buy it???

Let’s linkie on this Saturday evening.

Rosie has a great shopping list for those starting midwife training.

I LOVE me some truffle oil (they have it in Aldi right now!) Portly Gourmet has some lush looking pasta going on!

This Asian afternoon tea looks so delicious. It’s made me crave sushi… I wonder if Deliveroo have some good sushi…

Speaking of food, The Last Food Blog always has the best food photography. These cherry crostinis looks out of this world.

Lindsay Lohan’s tweets are just bloody crazy.

What do millennials want in their workplaces, and which companies are catering for them?

I do very much want to go to Sketch (if just to take photos in their loos).

Like to get stuck in with local cuisine when abroad – but want to avoid the tummy ache? How to eat street food abroad without getting sick.

What to do when you’re feeling meh.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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