For the most part I love Birmingham, and I’m excited about the investment in this city that is growing it into a vibrant place to live, and work. However, this was the week that I fell out of love with Birmingham for something very specific. As the city is currently a huge construction site, there are many parts of town where I walk past construction workers. It has sadly become the norm that I get sexist comments thrown my way,…

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Autumn has to be one of the exciting season changes here in the UK, as it means that firstly I get to wear comfy layers, and secondly it begins the countdown to festivities in December (that include Mr Ting’s birthday). In my first collaboration on YouTube, I sit on the sofa with Emily, from Emily Jayne, and we do a chatty autumn favourites video (aka fall favorites if you’re in the USA). This got really chatty so I’ve had to…

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As those of you that follow me on social media will know, I am out of my fitness routine (well and truly). It’s been a long time since I’ve had a gym membership and used it, preferring instead to pay for hot yoga classes, or to exercise solo. I was invited to The Club and Spa in The Cube to reacquaint myself with their facilities, and what fun it can be to exercise. I used to be a member here…

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I am an adopted Brummie having lived here for the past 13 years, and over that time many friends and family have been to visit us. As we live in a modest flat in the city centre, I’m often left hunting for a decent hotel in a good location to book my parents into. Places like Travelodge can be useful as they are located in multiple parts of the city centre, making them very accessible. And let’s face it sometimes, you don’t want…

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I love a good facial. I find them to be extremely satisfying when I see the results. I also tend to find them much more relaxing than massages as I am a fan of those massages that leave me feeling bruised rather than stroked with a kitten’s paw. Anyway, I was invited to try out an Enliven Carbon Toning Facial*. This involves not only carbon as indicated by the treatment name, but also a laser. Now I’m no stranger to…

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