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A Long Weekend in Reykjavik, Iceland

I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland and see the Northern Lights. It’s been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember, and this year – finally – I got to go. Whenever I visit a new city, I always get the Lonely Planet pocket guides, as they are crammed with loads of helpful information including what to see, where to eat, drink and shop, how to get around and lots more. My boyfriend and I were only staying for 4 nights – so we knew we had to cram our days with activities to make the most of it. As such, I ended up booking a range of activities to fill our days and make sure we experienced as much as possible. Below I’ll outline our day-to-day adventures, as well as some other tips for those of you who are also planning on visiting Reykjavik. Day…

A Week of Relaxing (and Reading!) in Menorca

My boyfriend and I are the typical early-to-mid-twenty-something couple. Living together in a small, rented flat (with a mutual friend), paying off student debt and saving for a Mortgage means we do all the work, with little play. We both have full time jobs, as well as freelance jobs on the side, leaving little time in the evenings to do much more than to rush a hurried dinner and catch a few chapters of a book (or in my boyfriends case, an hour on the PS4), before going to bed in preparation for doing it all over again. As with all early-to-mid-twenty-something couples, we know this won’t last forever, and we still think it’s important to escape and treat ourselves every once in a while. This time, we treated ourselves to a cheap week away in Menorca, where we could relax in the sun, snorkel in the sea and drink…

Walking the Jane Eyre Hathersage Trail

Over the weekend, I went to visit one of my close friends. We used to go to school together and remained close friends through our university years. Now she lives in Sheffield, and I in Bedfordshire, so we don’t get to see each other as much as we used to. However, this weekend was her birthday, so I drove up with some of our other friends to spend the weekend celebrating together. On the Friday evening, we decided we would walk the Jane Eyre Hathersage Trail the next morning. Located in the Peak District, it’s a 8km walk up to Stanage Edge and back across the moors. Not too challenging, but offering beautiful views and the locations visited by Charlotte Bronte that appear in Jane Eyre. The trail also includes the location of the famous scene in Pride & Prejudice (2005) where Keira Knightly stands and looks wistfully over the…

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