Lisbon – some cool things to do


Go drinking in Bairrio Alto Definitely the most rocking area of town, Bairrio Alto is made up of lots of small pedestrianised streets lined with bars and restaurants. Every bar has a different theme and plays different music, so it’s loud and exciting. The restaurants are excellent – we ate at Decadente which was superb…

Pena Palace

The palaces in Sintra, near Lisbon.


In September, we went, with a group of friends to Portugal and when we were there, we visited a few of the most glorious palaces you could imagine. Sintra is a fairytale of a place, with pink and yellow palaces nestled in the trees near the tops of the mountains and other beautiful buildings scattered…

Best mascara I’ve bought in a long time …


Total close up of my eyelashes, but they are lovely with this mascara – black, not smudgey, separated, slightly longer, framing my eyeballs well, curling the lashes slightly and everything. And then when you put 2 or 3 layers on, you get full on drama but not weird stuck together eyelashes. I can’t recommend it…

Elephants in the Pilanesberg

The Joy of Google Photos


Automatically recognising stuff – so you can search for say ‘sea’ and it will return all your photos that have the sea in them! This is ace. You can also search for people! If they’ve been tagged once, it auto-recognises them most of the time. Useful! Stupid gifs! This is always fun.

The Body Coach – end of cycle 2 report


This is a difficult post to write because I utterly hated cycle 2. Well, no, I didn’t hate it totally but it did highlight a bunch of things that I’m not very happy with. I’ll break it down into some pros and cons around the areas focused on. Fitness Well, I am substantially fitter than…