I am part of a book blog tour! I love these because a) I get to read a book well before publication, and b) well, I get to read a book well before publication.  Initially I wasn’t sent an actual copy of a The House. I was sent an envelope with a set of keys and a clue to unlocking a website….

Once I managed to solve that clue I was sent a copy of this book. It arrived almost perfectly as my holiday to Canada began so into my hand luggage it went. Enter stage left my mum who decided that she wanted to travel to Canada without hand luggage. I don’t know what her plan was – to survive a ten hour flight on wishful thinking and glitter? – but she lasted about three minutes after take-off before asking me if she could read The House. Since I am The Best Daughter In The World, I gave her the book and then spent a sizeable amount of time watching her plough through it, trying not to scream at one more exclamation of shock.

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This 10k race report is long overdue! A couple of years ago I heard about a 10km that the BBC Run Club put on. A lot of employees attend but it is also open to the public so I decided to run too. You can read about that here. I don’t know what happened last year except that I think I forgot about it, but I didn’t run the race again until earlier this month.

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When my sister first suggested we travel to Prague I had mixed feelings. It’s always a yes to travel and I want to go everywhere but Prague isn’t known as a vegetarian of vegan friendly place. I was sceptical and worried all I’ll be able to eat is rice and bread. But then I started doing some research and discovered that the city has undergone a food revolution.

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This month’s 7 things is slightly different to normal. It’s August, it’s Summer, and holiday season is here. Even if the London weather isn’t playing ball (yet, all us Londoners live in hope) my emotions are definitely linked with the longer days and long stretches of sunshine. So instead of 7 things I want to achieve or work towards this month, this is my Summer Wish List. It is also one of the most fun lists I have ever written.

So here’s what I want out of August, the holidays I have planned, and all the (wishful) sunshine!

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I have lost my focus and I think my impromptu two week holiday has a lot to do with this. I am starting to over think everything (especially instagram) and really don’t know which way to go. In both my work and my life, I have no idea what I should do first. There are so many little things competing for my attention and they have become like background noise – always there and not worthy of my attention. If I don’t have  massive goal or deadline coming up then really, what’s the point?  This is probably absolutely the worst thing that can happen when you work full time and blog in your spare time. My focus is so necessary for me to achieve my personal and professional goals. Actually it’s vital and I need to get it back.

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