People!

23 Things About Me!

About Me! I realised recently that I’ve been writing and my readers don’t really have a clue who I am. I thought it was about time we got to know each other. I’m Holly and I’m 30. I live with my girlfriend and work in property. I’m also obsessed with the number 23, and even have it tattooed on me. …

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Post Office Travel Money Card

Earlier this year, my girlfriend and I went to Cape Town and the Post Office Travel Money Card was our best companion. We were going for an all-out holiday to visit family and friends. We also planned to do some sightseeing and have a weekend away. All of this involves spending a lot of money. Cape Town is inexpensive to …

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Property!

Advice for New Landlords

Advice for New Landlords In my time in the property industry, I have seen too many landlords make bad decisions. Buying a property to rent, or moving away and renting out your place is a risky business. I may not be an expert but my experience does allow me to offer advice for new landlords. I hope in my lifetime …

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Places!

Cape Town to Kleinmond

One Sunday lunchtime during our holiday in South Africa, we jumped in our little car and headed from Cape Town to Kleinmond We had family there to visit and it’s just under 2 hours out of Cape Town. Cape Town to Kleinmond such a beautiful drive. We drove the main roads out of the city and down the N1. Once …

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Property!

Advice for First Time Tenants

First Time Tenant Advice You’ve grown and reached that point; it’s time to fly the nest. You have to become a first time tenant at some point. If you live within 10 miles of a London zone, you – like me – are not going to be able to afford to buy a house until at least the time that …

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People!

Sunshine Blogger Award

There’s me, just minding my own business on a Friday when a little Twitter notification pops up. Yoohoo! Ross has tagged you in the Sunshine Blogger Award! Fridays don’t get much better than that. Being acknowledged for the hard work I’m putting into my blog feels just like when you dip a chocolate biscuit into tea and get the soak …

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Places!

Hastings in a day

I grew up in and around Hastings Hastings is such a beautiful area, rich with history and an every changing culture. 12 years ago I left for the bright lights of London but my family remained. I have the luxury of knowing Hastings both as a local and as a tourist. I’ll be doing a short series – Hastings in …

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Why I picked Lyrical Host when I went self-hosted

HOW I WENT SELF HOSTED AND WHY I WENT WITH LYRICAL HOST When choosing to go self-hosted, I did a lot of research. I’m a nerd, and I studied hard. The internet, blogs, social media groups – they’re all saturated with affiliate programmes. Lyrical Host was the clearly winner, in my eyes. For disclosure, I am a member of the …

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Places!

Top 5 Meals in Cape Town

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Our trip to Cape Town in April was overwhelming. We did so much that I can’t do it justice in one post! I’ll be breaking it down each week, with a highlight of each area. This week, it’s all about one of my favourite things….food! As we were staying in self-catering apartments, we had to …

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Books galore! My 2018 top 5 so far!

Books are amazing! Growing up, I loved reading. I spent more time in the library at school curled up with books, than I did outside playing. I feasted on everything from The Famous Five and Mallory Towers to Shakespeare. Yes, honestly, Shakespeare. My mum had “the complete works” and I knew the ‘Romeo, Romeo’ soliloquy off by heart 10 years …

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