Introducing Sunsets and Suitcases

11 January 2017
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It’s here! I hinted back in August that I’d be migrating my blog to a new domain. It has taken a couple of months longer than I expected to make it happen - life and work got in the way a bit. I decided to postpone it until the Christmas break when I had a few solid days to focus on getting everything ready. Why the change? When I first started this blog I had no idea if I was going to stick with it long term...

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The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

19 November 2015
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I was recently nominated to answer a few questions in a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers post by Kelly from Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes. Definitely check out her blog if you haven’t already, she is one of the funniest bloggers out there and she shares my love of travel, stately homes and cake. Let’s get in to the answers… Where is your all-time favourite destination? A few years ago I probably would have said London but now that I’ve lived here for 3 years it doesn’t really feel like a holiday destination anymore...

New blog design and migration to WordPress!

7 March 2015
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When I first set up this blog last year I didn’t think I’d be devoting much time to it. I’d used WordPress before and thought that it was a bit too “heavy” for my little blog. I figured I didn’t need so many features, just a basic blogging platform. In the end I decided to set up a Ghost blog. There was a bit of hype around Ghost at the time with people hailing it as a “WordPress Killer”...

Unexpected benefits of blogging

1 February 2015
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I toyed with the idea of setting up a blog for quite a while. Before I moved to London I always kept travel journals to document my adventures and I even created a small blog on WordPress.com before my first trip to Europe, but after just a few posts it fell by the wayside. For me it was never a case of not having the technical know-how, I’ve worked full time as a web developer for almost 10 years so I’m well aquainted with things like web hosting, domain names, SEO and HTML...