Friday, 19 January 2018

Beijing Eats| Hutong Pizza


As you can image, Beijing is a hotbed of some of the most amazing restaurants. The thing with being a yo-yo dieter, is that I've basically spent the last 3 years on a diet (and not re ally getting anywhere) so we've not tried the long list of restaurants that we've curated over the last 3 years.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Tips to Overcome January Blues

Oh January, I both love you and hate you in equal measures. I love that fresh feeling of a new year and an opportunity to start over. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m completely aware that I could do this on any of the other 365 days of the year, but there’s something particularly refreshing about January 1st, the start of a new year, the first page of your story.
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Monday, 15 January 2018

Exploring Hou Hai Lake


During my time in Beijing I've heard about Hou Hai Lake, the giant lake that freezes over and Beijingers flock there to ice bicycle. Yep, you heard me right! They don't go there to ice-skate, they go to ride an ice bicycle #onlyinbeijing. 
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Friday, 12 January 2018

Winter Wonderland in Shine Hills


I’m the biggest Christmas lover you will probably ever meet. I won’t lie, Beijing’s lack of Christmas celebrations is one of the reasons that I made the decision to move back to the UK (although I’m not telling Paul that!) You literally would not know Christmas was happening in Beijing for the most part, but when they do decide to celebrate, they do the most random thing I’ve ever seen.

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Top Organisational Tips for Teachers


You teachers out there will know that a teacher's to-do list is never-ending. Even when you do manage to tick things off at the end of the day, there's always at least another 10 to add to it. One thing that does really irritate me about teachers is when they complain about the workload, but don't organise or utilise their time effectively. There's no denying it's a busy job with a lot of work, but if you use your time effectively, I think you can easily have a good work-life balance.
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Monday, 8 January 2018

NYC Eats| Bubby's

While we were in NYC, I knew that one of our morning had to consist of pancakes. And I knew that if we were only going to have 1 breakfast blowout, they had to be the best pancakes of my life.
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Friday, 5 January 2018

Final Flight to Beijing


I am writing this as I sit at the airport awaiting my final flight to Beijing! When I left Beijing for the Christmas holiday I fully intended to be returning for 2 more years but the more time I spent at home and after the many discussion it occupied over Christmas, I came to the realisation that while staying for another contract would be financially beneficial, it would be at the sacrifice of our happiness and that sacrifice just isn't worth it.

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

My Weight Loss Journey: Past, Present & Future

For years I have struggled with my weight, yo-yoing between diets and today marks the first day that I change that. Today is the day that I'm making the choice to change my life, because I know that in losing weight, I will change every single part of my life for the better.

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Monday, 1 January 2018

Hello, 2018!


Happy 2018! I hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating the new year and are feeling motivated to kick 2018's ass. Or failing that, I hope that last night's celebrations were freakin' amazing and justify your hangover!

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