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Do you know what? I’ve absolutely loved July. It seems like it has gone on forever – looking through my diary, I’ve done all-sorts, from taking in the new West End play Shakespeare in Love, to attending my local music festival and visiting a London farm.

It’s also a month in which I’ve been busy making travel (and blog) plans for the up-coming months. I’ve got an incredibly exciting August ahead of me, and hopefully more travels to be booked before the end of the year.

But, before I get to all that, let’s take a look at my last month in stats:

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What I’ve been writing

Over the last month, I’ve been exploring more of London, whilst taking the opportunity to write up more about my trip to Iceland last year.

Some of my more popular posts include The Top 10 Places in the World to Take Afternoon Tea, A Cosy Meal For Two on a River Thames Jazz Cruiseand a round-up of my evening with Big Bus Tours, London.

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The Millennium Bride leading to St. Paul’s – one of many awesome sights on the Veltra cruise.

I also managed a little break at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminsterwhich I’ve decided is going to be my permanent home when I win the lottery. The next day, I danced (and ate) to my heart’s content at the one-day Lovebox Festival, which turned out to be on one of hottest days of the year!

What I’ve been reading  

1. Travel Tips: Cat care whilst you are on holiday – Little Travel Bee

Whenever I meet Laura (aka the Little Travel Bee), we always end up talking about our beloved cats! Laura provides tips for fellow crazy cat ladies on what to do with their beloved fur babies when they go on holiday.

2. Google Maps offline – Going Awesome Places

My friends always mock me for printing out Google maps because I don’t like to waste my data when I’m out and about. But this little phone hack helps solve all my dilemmas!

3. 29 Ways: Make your travel experience the best time of your life – World of Wanderlust

What I love about this post is that so many of these points apply to every-day life. You don’t have to wait until you’re travelling to really experience what’s around you.

Next Month…

Although August is shaping up to be a busy (and expensive!) month for me, I can’t wait to get stuck in.

On the 9th, I’ll be heading to the world’s first blogging festival, BlogStock. Taking place in Elstree, Hertfordshire, the festival will include talks by some of the best bloggers in the business, as well as parties, sunrise yoga and food stalls. Tickets are still available if you fancy coming along!

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Towards the middle of the month I’ll be flying over to Amsterdam for the first time ever. For three blissful days I’m hoping to just explore the canals, the museums – and, of course, the Dutch tea. More information on this is coming up in a few days.

At the end of the month, I’m taking a train up to one of my favourite English counties – Yorkshire – for a romantic weekend in a cosy country manor with my best friend, Helen.

Of course, I’ll also be scouting out the best venues and events around London, and sharing all my travel tips with you all. Watch this space!

How has your July been?