Tough Mudder – I did it!

The world’s best mud run 10-12 miles & 20+ Obstacles This weekend I took on one of my biggest challenges yet – Tough Mudder! The past year I’ve pushed myself in the gym – training at Trib3 bootcamps every weekend plus three 5k lake runs mid-week. But I don’t think any training can mentally prepare…

Five fashionable reasons to visit London

What to wear is just as important as where to be seen, when in London. The fashion capital has a reputation for setting the standard when it comes to style; influencing trends internationally. Considered one of the ‘big four’ – alongside Milan, Paris and New York – London is famed for its fashion identity; home…

Gyoza Bar, Covent Garden

Gone are the days of hidden kitchens, tucked away at the back of restaurants. The head chef is the first person I see as I wander into the glass fronted Gyoza Bar – one of the latest additions to Covent Garden’s long list of eateries. I love the reverse concept. Why wouldn’t you want to…

72 hours in Dublin

It’s the ideal winter getaway – shopping, sightseeing and lots of Irish singing… It’s an early start out of Doncaster-Sheffield Airport – the cheapest flights usually depart before at 7am. But there’s a Wetherspoon bar and restaurant serving coffee and breakfast to fuel you for the flight… Leave the airport and take the airbus to the…

BEAUTY: Illamasqua vegan makeup masterclass

To celebrate their recent PETA accreditation – recognition from the world’s largest animal rights group for being a cruelty-free brand – Illamasqua showcased their vegan-friendly products and brushes at a makeup masterclass. The beauty department at Debenhams, Meadowhall, was transformed into a mini theatre where bloggers and beauty enthusiasts were treated to a glass of…

Bloggers becoming brand ambassadors

Today, it seems like everyone and their dog has a blog. But believe it or not, the word blog wasn’t actually coined until 1999. The first ever blog is claimed to be Links.net, created by American college student Justin Hall, who named it his ‘personal site’ back in 1994. Since then, blogging has boomed; for many,…