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Friday Linked Aug 18th

I’ve had a wonderful day off, getting stuff done and cycling in the sun. Now I’m sat watching Dance Moms (my favourite show #TeamChloe) and then Child Genius (my…other favourite show). Junk TV gold.

Let’s linkie!

Ever wondered what it’s like living in Uganda? It’s so fascinating!

How are jokes translated in video games? This was always a challenge at Nintendo, but a fun challenge!

I LOVE that Lush is leaving the British town that voted for Brexit – and helping its employees move to Germany.

Who’s coming with me to find all these amazing underground stations in Stockholm?

I kill plants. There. I said it. Maybe I should try some hard-to-kill plants instead…

We need diversity in the blogging world. Here are steps we can all take to help towards this goal.

Completely overrated travel destinations in Europe.

Are award winning gins worth a try?

Such a fun website – what different websites looked like 10 years ago.

Have an awesome weekend!

New Burger in Cambridge: Chosen Bun

Last week I was invited to the best kind of event – a burger event! Cambridge has one new shining star in burgers opening up; Chosen Bun!

These guys have one already open in London, but had a new rebrand just for the Cambridge store, and I was so excited to see what it was all about. [Read more…]

Getting Cheesy with Le Rustique

Here’s a fun fact – I actually hated cheese until very recently. The story goes that I was given some cottage cheese as a small child, and told it was cheese, so I stopped eating it. But actually, it was just the smell but also the texture of hard cheeses that I didn’t like.

When I was in Germany, I started eating goats cheese, and realised how amazing it is! From there, I’ve branched out (still not completely cheesy on all fronts – stilton is still yet to win me over) but I have found that I LOVE camembert and brie. [Read more…]

How to be Frugal, Yet Fabulous

Coat – Primark / Dress – George at Asda (bought on eBay for £4 / Shoes – New Look (bought on eBay for £4) / Bag – Accessorize

As I mentioned last week, over the past year I have had to really live frugally. I made the decision in 2014 to switch from my well paid, but not interesting role as a PA to doing things I actually like. This started with me being a recruiter, then as an apprenticeship recruiter and now in my current job. Although I have worked myself up to a good salary now, it has taken time, and especially as the recruitment jobs were commission-based.

I don’t think I appreciated my good salaries when I was in Japan and Germany. It took quite a while to learn to be frugal again, though not wanting to revert back to my student days of eating omelettes and beans every day! [Read more…]

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