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Travel guide: Cornwall, England

Cornwall is the new ‘hot’ destination this summer in the UK, and I’m not surprised with its gorgeous beaches, walking routes, award-winning restaurants and microclimate. This is my travel guide for anyone heading to the South West of England this summer.

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Summer grilled vegetables

This dish is perfect for those summer evenings as a side with your main course. We have been fortunate with the weather recently in the UK, so I prepared this for a BBQ I had with the family, and it went down like a treat!

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Lessons from 2019, hopes for 2020

As we all get ready to welcome in the new year and a new decade with family and loved ones, I like to reflect on what I have achieved and what I have learned. So, here is my year in highlights.

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7 tips for returning to work after medical leave

Returning to work after being off for some time due to medical reasons can be daunting and you can quickly start to feel overwhelmed. I’ve been through this over the last couple of months and I wanted to share what I’ve learned in the process and my advice if you ever find yourself in this situation (which I hope you don’t)!

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The PwC Pantomime

Over the last 6 months, I spent a lot of my time with a professional pantomime company, at PwC, in the cast of Sleeping Beauty 2019. This was a very special experience for me as I’ve always dreamed of performing in the West End but never did I think that would come true! So as we pack away the glitter and costumes for another year I wanted to share my experience with you.

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Lessons from 2018, goals for 2019

2018 is almost over, the Christmas decorations are being packed away in boxes and I’m recovering from eating and drinking far too much over the holidays. But before I welcome in the new year with friends and family, I like to spend some time reflecting on how my year has gone, what lessons I’ve learned and what I want to achieve going forward so that I start the new year on the right foot. So, here’s my year in summary.

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Health & Wellbeing: 3 lessons from Malta

We all recognise the importance of looking after our own health and wellbeing. In my mind, a core part of this is taking time off to relax and escape. Last week whilst I was on holiday in Malta, I truly switched off and had time to reflect. In this blog post I share 3 lessons I learned in the process.

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What does health & wellbeing mean?

I’ve been a bit quiet under my health and wellbeing category recently, so I want to write this blog post to share with you what I mean by health & wellbeing, why it’s important to me and what to expect from this new section of my blog.

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Strictly Banbury 2018 – The Results

In February I volunteered to take part in Strictly Banbury 2018 for charity. Last weekend that came to an end as we (20 couples) took to the stage to perform. As this was a truly unique experience and has taken up the best part of 3 months, I wanted to share it with you. Be prepared for: #faketan #glitter #dresses #dancing & #trophies!

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Be:Fit London

This year I’m attending Be:Fit London, the UK’s only health & fitness festival for women, with my friend Becca to hear from the latest industry stars and to try out some new classes! Who’s in?

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Strictly Banbury 2018

I have volunteered to take part in this year’s Strictly Banbury 2018 dance competition which is all about raising money for charity, spreading the joy of dancing and having fun!

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The ultimate foodies guide to Rome

Rather than writing about the must see sights of Rome as there are many travel guides out there that do just that, I thought I’d share some of the hidden treasures I found walking the cobbled streets including restaurants recommendations from local friends. These are totally worth a visit if you can find time during your stay.

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Siam Park, Tenerife

My sister and I discovered this gem of a water park hidden away in mountains in Playa Las Americas, Tenerife. With late night sessions, DJs and a beach club it couldn’t be more tailored towards adults. If you find yourself in Tenerife, you have to visit Siam Park.

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Where to stay in Tenerife

When my sister and I took off to Tenerife this summer for a relaxing break we stumbled upon the best hotel I’ve stayed in for a while, Tigotan Lovers and Friends. If you need some ideas of where to stay in Tenerife, read this post.

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Walk the Walk – uniting against breast cancer

Walk the Walk is a grant making charity that raises money for vital breast cancer causes. The unique trademark of the moonwalk is to walk in your bra, decorated in line with the event theme, to raise awareness of the campaign – men included!

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BFI IMAX

So you may be thinking how have you never been to the IMAX? It’s been around for years and is the biggest screen in Europe (no word of a lie, it’s insane)! The honest answer is I really don’t know. I certainly didn’t know what I was missing out on until the weekend just gone. If you haven’t been, you to are missing out!

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Levison Wood, my new favourite explorer

If you are anything like me and love travelling and exploring new places then you will love this one. First thing’s first, if you don’t already follow Levison Wood then you should. Ex army officer turned explorer, writer & photographer, his story is one of a kind.

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About Me

Hi, I’m Jess. A full-time marketer, aspiring writer and blogger. This is my personal blog covering topics such as wellbeing, travel, food and relationships! Take a read and let’s get to know each other. Jess x

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