As I write this I’m on a train from London to Brighton having started my day at 5am to make a client workshop in London at 8.30am which lasted until 6pm, followed by a quick catch up with my best friend who lives in London (so it’s the perfect opportunity to see her), followed by work emails on the train, followed by reviewing a document for another big client meeting tomorrow morning, with a quick phone call to my boyfriend to let him know I’m on my way and can walk the dog, followed by a quick rub of my…

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Last Thursday I went up to Twitter HQ in London for the first ever #IRLPanel. Set up by two brilliant writers Emma Gannon (@girllostincity) and Laura Jane Williams (@superlativelyLJ), these ladies are truly bossing the internet. I have followed their writing careers for a long time and have known Emma since we both worked together a few years ago. Their latest project is to gather women who have forged brilliant careers online and have a meeting IN REAL LIFE (IRL). Such a simple idea, and so effective. With such a huge pool of women (and men) creating amazing content online,…

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After such an amazing time in Cape Town we left for Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to take in the scenery (and let’s face it the wine) of the winelands before heading on to the coastal town of Hermanus. The drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosh was probably the most stunning stretch of scenery I have ever had the privilege to see. Dramatic mountain vistas gave way to flat, stark almost moonlike terrain. We saw baboons everywhere and the weather was ever changing. One minute the sun was beating down, the next the clouds and mist covered the car. It was the…

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First published on the awesome Brighton Source website with pics from my very talented chum Gili Dailes.   THE PLACE Despite the rise of vegan eating, Purezza opened late last year as the only pizza restaurant in the UK dedicated to dairy and meat alternatives. It’s hard to believe – has vegan pizza really taken this long to perfect? Context aside, the restaurant itself is a casual affair with simple décor, an order-at-the-bar system and a fridge in the corner, but we’re happy to forgo swanky interiors in favour of excellent food. THE MEAL A disclaimer before we begin – nobody in our…

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You know that whimsical idea of putting a pin on a map and going there? That’s pretty much what my boyfriend and I did before we decided upon South Africa 18 months ago. We wanted to spend a lot of air miles we had earned through work travel and spending too much on credit cards – South Africa it was. We’ve just come back from our two week holiday, starting in Cape Town and then travelling along the Garden Route and Eastern Cape, finishing with a safari before heading back to Cape Town for a final night. It was the…

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