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Be Right Back

I have exciting news. In fairness, it’s really only exciting if you’re me or Tom, or someone who loves us enough to be excited by association. We’re going to Copenhagen today! All year, I’ve been wanting to go to another country around this time in December to soak up the Christmas vibes of another culture. I’ve never been anywhere but England at Christmas time before, so I can’t wait to see what there is to discover. Flights Just like on our trip to Hamburg, we didn’t actively choose this destination. It was chosen for us by Kayak Explore. I’d been begging Tom since the summer to come away with me on a very festive weekend somewhere in Europe, and when he finally caved and popped the dates into Kayak, Copenhagen happened to be one of the cheapest places to fly to. NB: If you’ve never used Kayak Explore before, check it out. You just throw in the details of when you’re travelling and it gives you a map of the world with return flight ticket …

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 …