How to Save Money Whilst Travelling South East Asia

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


travelling south east asia

Go  travelling in South East Asia they said. It will be cheap they said.

Over the past five weeks I’ve spent my time backpacking around South East Asia. I’ve also spent a shit tonne of money in the process. This is why I’m now qualified enough to write a post that will ensure you don’t make the same mistakes.
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Living the Dream?

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


living the dream

In my last post I announced some big news about the future of my blog, which marks a new chapter for my writing and also some other changes in my life. Before that it had been close to six months since my last post so it appears we have some catching up to do!

So where HAVE you been? I hear you all cry.

Writing your first novel? Single handedly fighting for world peace?

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The End of Effy Talks Life

Sunday, 23 October 2016



WOW I cannot believe how long it’s been since I last wrote on here and if you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know in the past this has taken a toll on me. However I’ve recently reached a point where I’m okay with being a ‘bad’ blogger.

Yup I said it.
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Lost Village Festival – Part One

Monday, 6 June 2016

We piled on to the bus for Lincoln bleary eyed and bushy haired at 5am last Friday. At that point I don’t think any of us could have known the full extent of the effect that was to come from the weekend ahead of us.
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Adelphi Kitchen Review

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Adelphi Kitchen restaurant
Recently the Aberdeen bloggers and I were invited along to try the new Spring/Summer menu at Adelphi Kitchen. If you're a regular reader of my blog you know how I feel about food, so to say I was excited would be a vast understatement.

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How to Rock Your Personal Brand

Monday, 16 May 2016



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Over the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of research for my thesis on personal branding. It got me thinking about how important our personal brands are for our blogs, and what was the best way to showcase them.

Intrigued? Here are my top tips -
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Lessons Learned from my 6 Month Blogging Break

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

When you take a blogging break there’s always a worry that you’re going to lose your spark and your imagination. The parts that make you, well, you and that make your writing worth giving a shit about.

In my 6 month blogging break I had many of those moments of fleeting self-doubt that caught me off guard. But the best part about those moments of fear is that I learned important lessons about myself in the process.
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