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I’m a wee bit late at writing this up, but believe me when I say the last week or so has been hectic! I’ve had freelancing deadlines, a Pizza Hut date and, not to mention, a very special baby shower/afternoon tea lunch for my friend at work. April has traditionally been one of my favourite months of the year, mainly because of the Easter holidays which means extra time off school/university/work (delete where appropriate). This past April has been no exception, and I spent a great deal of time on mini breaks around the UK, as well as a few days chilling at home with the cats. Bliss.

What Did I Get Up To?

Over Easter I spent a night at The Hoxton hotel in Shoreditch with my friend Amy. We won the stay via a competition at the ‘Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show’ earlier this year. Expect a full write-up on this soon, but for now here’s a sneak peak of our swanky and achingly-cool room. DSC_0763 The next week I had my dreams made for life when I found myself in the same room as…Ryan Gosling! (And Matt Smith…the 11th Doctor). Me and a handful of friends were able to nab some tickets to a showing of Gosling’s latest film (which he directed), Lost River, followed by a Q&A with the two stars. If you haven’t seen the film yet…yeah, I probably wouldn’t recommend it. Unless you like your movies to not make sense. 11060891_10152788304212043_504985629209584213_n 11146290_10153068154776195_2239253021807064653_n This month also saw me finally book flights for my most exciting trip yet, take on several little trips around London and head on up to Helmsley in North Yorkshire to review the fabulous Black Swan Hotel and their seven-course taster menu. Again, keep your eyes peeled for a review on this coming soon – but let me tell you it involves lots of tea, gorgeous country houses and countryside views. instagram

 What I’ve Been Posting About

What I’ve Been Reading

Cat of the Month

I ran into this cat on the way to work – pretty sure it’s an angel sent by God. angelcat

My Plans for May…

My May plans are already well underway! Yesterday I took my mum over to Dover Castle for a tour of the WW2 underground tunnels. Despite the wind and the rain, we had a fab day learning more about Operation Dynamo. And in just a few days I’ll be off to my second new country of the year with Icelolly.com…head over to my Facebook page where I’ll be revealing all over the next few days!

How has your April been? Let me know in the comments below!