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Thoughts On American Election Day; By A Brit Who Wants Her Cake With Rainbows & Smiles

It’s finally here, the day that’s been looming over us for what seems like decades, but it can’t have been, right?! (I really don’t know anymore…). It is, of course, election day in the USA. I use ‘us’ collectively; because whilst I am not an American citizen, I live in a world where almost every major decision made across the ocean either directly or indirectly impacts us all. Whilst it may not be my right to say so, I implore my American friends – of which there are many – to really think carefully about where they cast their vote today.

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When Spain Met London

I love London, but it’s not exactly cocktails on a sunny beach! I’m new to calling the city my home, but whilst I’m still completely enamoured, it’s always nice to be invited for a little break away. Full disclosure: I wasn’t ACTUALLY invited to Spain, but the lovely Frankie who does PR for Mahou did invite me to their very own version in the city, and I must admit they did a pretty good job at being Spanish!

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Fashion, Food & Fun @ Hyper Japan!

Happy Sunday! Today’s post is a little different, but Hyper Japan truly inspired me. I went in 2012 with friends to this awesome celebration of all things Japanese, and this year I was so happy to return, this time as press! Held at the o2 in London, this convention has everything all under one roof – games, harajuku, j-pop, traditional trinkets and yummy treats. It’s not just clichéd stuff though, and as much as I’m more a casual observer of this fascinating culture, there are so many attendees who live and breathe all things East Asian, from all walks of life. Here are some of the sights I saw!

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Manchester, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof & Cheshire Oaks

I did Literature at University, but that sadly doesn’t mean I’m knowledgeable about all things literary! I love reading, however, and some of the things I’ve studied have inevitably become my faves. A while ago, my friends from home back in the North West invited me to go see my absolute most treasured play of all time, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in Manchester, and I really, really could not resist.

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