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Paleo cakes and regret: an adventure in coconut flour and sweet potato

Paleo cakes and regret: an adventure in coconut flour and sweet potato

As my part-review, part-rant blog post about our visit to hip brunch venue Farm Girl should have warned you, I am deeply skeptical of fad diets and various other bits of ‘wellness’ fuckery. While I am willing to concede that what you eat can have a pronounced impact on your body, I am not willing to agree that spirulina is the key to happiness or that gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, joy-free brownies taste just like the real thing. No. Don’t make…

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Bruges by mouth: fries, waffles and chocolate

Bruges by mouth: fries, waffles and chocolate

I really love food tourism. Not just in a ‘I want to see if I can eat my body weight in noodles’ kind of way, but also in a ‘food is an enormous part of culture’ kind of way. Eating food from different countries is one of the best parts of travel and Belgium did not disappoint. Often, the Internet can give a misleading view of what locals actually eat. For example, sushi is definitely a part of Japanese cuisine,…

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How to pose for photos as a couple

How to pose for photos as a couple

A few months ago, I wrote a post containing my best tips for posing for photos. As that post proved, I am extremely gifted in the art of posing, which is why I am definitely the right person to be offering advice. I thought I’d come back again to try to help you solve another photographic conundrum – how to pose for photos with your partner. We all know that getting great shots with your love is an art. Feeling…

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Looking cool, getting bruised: learning to snowboard

Looking cool, getting bruised: learning to snowboard

When we planned this trip to Bulgaria, I knew I wanted to try snowboarding. Skiing is good, but snowboarding is cool, and that’s clearly the main motivation behind my decision-making. I mean, I’ve spent the past couple of days on a snowboard and I have multiple ear piercings – I think it’s the coolest I’ve ever been. However, while I stand by snowboarding being a cool sport, it is decidedly less cool as a beginner, because you spend most of…

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A comedy of errors: learning Polish

A comedy of errors: learning Polish

A comedy of errors is a completely accurate way to describe the process of starting to learn a new language. There is laughing – and there are many, many, many mistakes. The only way to start learning a new language – especially one that is unlike any language you’ve studied before – is to fail, a lot. I mean, that’s the only way to learn literally anything new, but there is something particularly acute about making mistakes in another language….

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A Christmas Prince 2: WHY?!

A Christmas Prince 2: WHY?!

Watching brilliantly awful Netflix films is a treasured hobby of mine. 2017’s A Christmas Prince was a solid addition to the terrible Christmas film canon, containing all of the classic elements: at least one, if not more, dead parents, as this is apparently the only way to add emotional depth to a character, a non-white best friend who receives almost no screen time or lines and writing that makes you want to start lauding 50 Shades of Grey as a…

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How to pose for photos

How to pose for photos

When you go somewhere new and exciting, you tend to take photographs. Some of these photos might be merely of the landscape, but, in order to prove that you were, you know, right there, it’s pretty common to take a snap or two of you in front of said landmark or vista, despite the fact that anyone looking at these photos has probably seen plenty of your face and very little of whatever area you were exploring. As you take…

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