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Don’t take the kitchen sink to a Wedding

I went to a wedding! One of my very favourite people got married yesterday at a beautiful ceremony at the Mining Institute in Newcastle. I love small, personal weddings as my family is HUGE. Every time a cousin gets married, all 600 of us firsts, seconds, and several-times-removed-barely-related relatives have to make the rounds and try to remember each others …

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Highlights from LDF 2016

I have been coming to London Design Festival for as long as I can remember, longer than I’ve even had a job in design. I’d write endless lists of events I wanted to go to and exhibitions I wanted to visit. I had to see everything. These days I don’t really get to do the small shows as my boss …

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How to stay Cruelty-Free at a Photo Shoot

Last week I took part in Operation BoPo, an awesome community project to promote body positivity. Models of every shape and size were photographed for an art show celebrating the fact that all bodies are good bodies. We dressed how we liked, in the clothes that made us feel beautiful. We had our hair and makeup done by professionals. We …

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#ZeroWasteWeek: Weekends and the Shopaholic’s Guide to Ethical Fashion

Ah Monday. We meet again. I had such a fabulous weekend catching up with friends, dancing lots, and drinking delightful cocktails that tasted like apple pie. I went to Stockbridge Market and bought raspberries for fruit gin. I listened to 90s music. I wore sequins. I snuggled with my dog, we ate comfort food, and we watched a lot of …

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Kitten Kollege: A Guide to Neutering your Floof

I have a confession to make. I am *coughcough* a prolific sharer of kitten pics. Videos, memes, candid snaps of photogenic felines. I am partial to a bit of floof. My own long-suffering cat MaoMao has been papped more often than the Kardashians, and now the poor thing adopts a sullen eye-roll every time I point my iPhone in her …

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London’s Chinatown: P2BUS and the many cakes I didn’t eat

I had a few spare hours to myself in London last week, so I decided to check out Chinatown. I’ve never had a proper wander there before despite how close it is to the West End and Soho, which is really a bit ridiculous isn’t it? Edinburgh doesn’t have a Chinatown, though we do have a handful of Asian supermarkets and …