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We’re Going to LoveFit Festival 2017

Call me crazy, but I think I’ve found a festival that will have you feeling better when you leave than you did when you arrived – and I’m down for it. LoveFit is coming our way 28-31st July at the St Clere Estate in Kent. There’s a musical presence in the evening but – in a UK first – their main focus is fitness, with special classes running throughout Saturday and Sunday. If you’d have told me three years ago that in 2017 I’d be willingly attending a festival dedicated to fitness I’d have laughed in your face – probably inadvertantly spraying you with cake crumbs – and dismissed such silliness immediately. My life is looking pretty different now: I pay attention to what I’m eating from a health perspective, I walk as far and as often as I can, and I love a good session on the yoga mat. So, I kind of feel like fitness and me are ready to take things to the next level, and this festival looks like it’s gonna …

The Best Burger in Hamburg

As I write this, I’m sat at my desk at work, utterly miserable to be back in stupid, rubbish England. We had the most wonderful long weekend in Hamburg, so wonderful that the holiday blues have set in very quickly with the weight and rigidity of cement. Boo. I’m hoping to fling a few posts about the weekend your way before the month is up, and I thought hamburgers might just be the best starting point. We were lucky enough to try two – which fared best? Otto’s Burger Before I went away, I asked as many people as would listen what their food recommendations were. Otto’s Burger came up again and again as the best burger joint in the city. Naturally, therefore, it was the first place we actively hunted down to eat. The drinks menu, as with all of the places we ate in Hamburg, was well stocked with locally brewed and reasonably priced beers – much to our delight. With a pint in hand we each chose our burgers from the varied …

We’re going to Hamburg!

featured image: study-in-hamburg.com You may remember that in February, Tom and I took a ferry to Dieppe for what was my first holiday abroad in about 7 years. Boy, did I get the travel bug when we were out there. Attempting to speak a new language, seeing cool shit in the supermarket that I’d never find at home,Β wandering around somewhere completely novel to me. As soon as we returned home, I was already desperate to work out a way to go on holiday again ASAP. While scrolling Facebook at the office (on a break, promise) I stumbled across a blog post listing the 15 cheapest places to fly to, and thought I’d check out the website that posted it. That was how I discovered Kayak, and their nifty little tool Kayak Explore. Throw in when you’re travelling, and it will literally tell you the cheapest place in the world to fly at that specific time. Thank you, the internet, we are ever in your debt. This is why we’re going to Hamburg. Literally because it …