I recently went skiing for the first time (review coming soon) and on the way back to Geneva airport I stumbled across the most beautiful town in south eastern France called Annecy. It sits at the most northern tip of Lake Annecy and it was quite possibly the most beautiful town I have ever seen. We only spent a few hours wandering around its narrow streets, cute cafes, bars and patisseries all held together by lots of winding canals that make every single view very special but it was enough to know I want to go back. Not only is…

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My third instalment of the So She Did Diaries is with Jenny Mustill, artist and founder of Ruby Ruth Dolls based in Brighton. It’s likely you’ll have seen these dolls somewhere, be it in a local independent shop, on an instagrammer’s social feeds or even in Madame Tussaud’s (thanks to Zoella’s love of Jenny’s creations, Ruby Ruth dolls reside next to Zoella’s wax work in London). If that’s not what success looks like, show me what does! Jenny started the business officially back in 2009, although she’s been creating for years before that. She even worked with Damien Hirst for…

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I have always been proud to be from Liverpool, I was born there, raised a few miles outside and I loved it so much I stayed and went to uni there too. It always raises a reaction, being from Liverpool. I’ve introduced myself in many countries, and in circumstances foreign to my own (a debating competition against kids from Eaton for example) and everyone knows the place I call ‘HOME home’. For the football, for the music, for the brilliant night out they had there once with the chatty cabby that took them home – whether they’ve been or not,…

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I’ve been a bit lax on the whole ‘let’s post seven great things on a Sunday’ thing and I’m very annoyed at myself. I’ve had a slightly bonkers month or two with a lot of personal things going on and big decisions happening and it’s thrown me off keeping to any kind of schedule or pattern. As ever, I’m trying to be kind to myself, after all when life gives you lemons, forget your diary, stop beating yourself up and go drink some Limoncello instead (did you see my new Rome city break post btw?). Here are seven things I’ve…

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I’ve been twice to Rome, once with my best friend and once with H, and both times have been pretty magical. As you’d except from a city so steeped in history, everywhere you look, every side street, every church you pop your head into offers something so incredibly breath-taking you almost become blasé at the splendour and sheer feat of what the Romans achieved with bricks and a paintbrush! Another great thing about Rome is the food. Oh, the food. Even the tourist traps offer delicious pasta, albeit overpriced, but because Italians don’t suffer bad food it’s hard to get…

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