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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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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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Movie Mayhem – 5 so far

We all love a good movie. There’s something about the pure escapism of delving all your senses into a different world and forgetting everything around you. I have a wide taste in movies. I’ll watch anything except horror films. I just don’t see the point in being scared. This year I made a promise to myself that I would read …

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Gin! Glorious Gin! Every day is a Gin Day!

We Love Gin! I never used to drink gin. Ever. My mum has always drunk gin (with coke, don’t ask). I go through phases with drinks. In my late teens, when I thought I was super knowledgeable and classy, I solely drank Tia Maria and coke. At uni I progressed to lager and sambucca (separately) solely on a cost factor. …

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7 Podcasts you Need to listen to Now!

I worked out recently that I spend, on average, 20 hours per week in my car on my own, travelling to and from work. I used to spend all that time being absolutely brain dead, listening to the same 12 songs on the radio every day. The traffic is something drives me mad – pun intended – and can, frankly, …

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A week in the life of Holly, Honestly

I have many roles in life, as do most women in 2018. I am a property manager (estate agent), a girlfriend, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend, a pub wife, a blogger. Each of those roles pull me in 8 different directions and, honestly, I struggle to keep up with any of them. A week in the life …

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Top 10 Inspirational Women

In honour of International Women’s Day, I didn’t just want to share this piece with you, I needed to. Women are the future! I have so many women that I look up to, especially for inspiration. I could have written another ten thousand words on this, ten times over. In the interest of keeping it sweet (sorry, it’s not short …

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The One! 9 Reasons Not to Give Up

Growing up, I had all the same misconceptions that I think most girls do. The One would come along nice and easy. I assumed I would date boys in high school, go to university, meet the love of my life in my last year, we would get awesome jobs, and end up married with dogs and kids in the suburbs …

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Lust, Art, Billionaires, Mystery! World Book Day, for Grown Ups!

In honour of World Book Day, I’m reviewing a book just for grown ups, “Domina” by L.S. Hilton. Judith is an art-dealing, mysterious feminist symbol who knows how to play men. Perhaps she takes it a little too far but there’s something that we could all learn from her; to stand up and take control of your own destiny. I …

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Molten Magic? The Silver Lining

I’ve just rediscovered my love of nail varnish. They’re such a simple, cheap and easy way to add some colour into your life. And without actually putting in too much effort. Once upon a time, the perfect manicure would cost a fortune and take an age. Now, nail varnishes are almost foolproof, available in almost every shop and almost always …

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