Recipe: Quick Smoky Bacon Noodles

Have you ever got home from a long day at work, collapsed on the sofa and thought “I really can’t be bothered to cook tonight”? Of course you have. But instead of reaching for the phone to order your usual takeaway, take this easy peasy recipe into consideration. This tasty noodle dish is quick to…

My top 5 cocktails and bars to drink them in

Now, I don’t know about you but I love a cocktail at any time of year. I especially like to drink them in quirky bars that have “pizzazz” and “ambience” (words that I rarely use in any other situation). So…I thought that I would share some of my absolute favourite classic cocktails and my favourite…

How I finally got round to watching The Godfather

Considering that my other half and I are big film lovers (as in we love to lounge on the sofa and get our monies worth out of our various subscriptions) it came as quite the shock to realise that neither of us had seen any of The Godfather films. Even prior to, during and immediately…

Our Grandad

We had a cheeky little Grandad Whose influence was both good and bad. He taught us many valuable lessons But most of them drove our parents mad. Family holidays were so much fun, Especially with Grandad around. As soon as he picked up a bucket and spade You knew you were adventure-bound. Grandad and his…

The funny side of the morning commute

“What’s this?” you are probably asking yourself. “Laura’s writing a blog focused on positivity and yet she’s chatting about one of the most soul-destroying aspects of London life?” Yes, yes I am. Because, quite frankly, it’s difficult not to see the funny side of a trip on the London Underground between the hours of 7am…

What’s on my kitchen bookshelf?

It might be hard to tell that I love to cook because of all the pictures of pizza on my Instagram (I’ll admit, these aren’t homemade). But I really do – I love cooking – and due to this culinary hobby of mine, I am building quite the collection of cookbooks. Although I have started…

Things that I work into my week to stay positive

YAY, we are now officially headed towards those glorious summer months (the brighter weather sure does make things a little easier).  However, this also means we’re arriving at that time of year when calendars fill up and sometimes life just feels that little bit too hectic (weddings, parties, work commitments, more parties ahhhh). Fear not!…

Top 5 European cities for positive vibes

Looking for a mood-boosting city break? I thought I would compile a list of my favourite corners of Europe that had my happiness levels soaring in no time at all. Because, what better way to make yourself feel refreshed and cheery than jetting off to a foreign land (if you block out the horrors of…

Restaurant review: Beef Bar, Prague 

Vegans and vegetarians, turn away. This little spot in the centre of Prague is a meat lover’s paradise. After a long day of walking round the sights (ahem, walking to different pubs via the sights) my boyfriend and I were in need of major sustenance. Steak in particular. Arriving at the small yet bright Beef…

Hygge, hygge!

First things first, it’s pronounced hoo-ga. Throughout my trip to Copenhagen earlier this year up until very recently, I was pronouncing it a variety of ways, but not like that. Now that’s cleared up…what is it? This is even trickier than pronouncing it. Hygge isn’t directly translatable into English but is a Danish word which…

Hello and welcome!

Stress, anxiety, depression or just the winter blues… Today’s adults come across a lot of obstacles when trying to be a grown up. And the abundant self-help advice that bombards you when you Google ways to make yourself feel better can sometimes just make you slam your laptop shut and wallow in your own misery for…