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    11 hours in London Bridge

    The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.

    I think all Londoners agree that out of all the seasons, London in the summer is definitely the best. People are buzzing from the extra vitamin D, and so excited to have a little bit of extra daylight to enjoy their afternoon in. London Bridge is the perfect area in London to soak up some sun, and feast your way through the day. I wanted to see how quickly I could fill my day with exploring the area with friends!

    10am – Breakfast at Borough Market

    London bridge borough market

    This isn’t a new find but there is a reason why people keep recommending it – when visiting London Bridge you should start your day with breakfast or brunch at Borough market, they have an incredible selection of tasty treats made by local independent companies. The delicious smells are intoxicating and you can find anything from fresh watermelon slices and spicy curries to handcrafted delicate French pastries.

    london bridge borough market
    london bridge borough market

    There is currently a heatwave in London and my favorite find has been the iced English breakfast tea. It’s so refreshing!

    12pm – The Science Gallery

    After an hour of munching on the best Borough Market has to offer, we ventured down to The Science Gallery. It opened in August 2018 just a few steps from the Shard and is an awesome new edition to the area. The museum is described as where science meets art. It also has free entry! Right now there is an exhibition called Dark Matter on and it’s a bit mind blowing ūüôā

    london bridge science gallery

    I’m not gonna give away too much of the Dark Matter exhibition because you really need to experience it for yourself, however, I had to share this little snippet. This is one of the installations, and it’s by a South American artist. This is actually two different spiderwebs, created by two different spiders and it¬īs just incredible what nature can do!

    London bridge science gallery
    london bridge science gallery

    If one museum isn’t enough for you, I also recommend checking out the Fashion and Textile museum down Bermondsey Street and the Old Operating Theater Museum by Borough market!

    2pm – Drinks and lunch at Vinegar Yard

    If you were a fan of the old Camden market you will love this new addition to the London Bridge area! We randomly stumbled across it on our way to lunch and we ended up changing our lunch plans. It’s busy, but not overcrowded. You will find a seat even on a sunny Friday afternoon and you won’t find the tourist mass you encounter at Borough Market. No, Vinegar Yard is more for the locals who live and work around London Bridge and I love it! Just look for the Blue moon van with the giant red ants!

    There is street food, a flea market, a prosecco van and even a flower wall! There is also an indoor area, decorated in a cool industrial style, perfect for those days when the sun isn’t gracing London with its presence. We ended up spending a lot more time here than planned, it just has such a chilled vibe.

    london bridge vingar yard
    Vingar yard
    Vingar yard

    8pm – Dinner at Duddells

    If you haven’t guessed it yet, London Bridge is the place to be if you are a foodie like me! Another great new find is Duddells, a newly opened Cantonese restaurant. Duddles is hidden in a restored old church next to the Old Operating Theater Museum. I first noticed it on my way to Borough market for breakfast, chasing those pastries! Thinking it was just an old church I had to look twice to see the sign outside which is done in keeping with the style of the church. The food is delicious, and if you are looking for an opportunity to treat yo’self this is London Bridge at its finest. The decor is so Instagram worthy, it turns anybody into a wannabe influencer!

    Duddells
    Duddells
    Duddells

    We topped off a great day in London Bridge with some of the chef’s recommendations and a chilled glass of rose. Finishing our dinner at 10pm, filled with new memories and delicious food!

    Duddells

    If you are looking for more London tips – check out my post on how to survive London as a tourist!

    Fashion

    Summer loves for your wardrobe

    ITEMS IN THIS SUMMER LOVES POST HAVE BEEN GIFTED BUT ALL VIEWS ARE MY OWN

    Well into spring, and summer is fast approaching chicas. Though the temperature in Bergen is currently showing 7 degrees, I am slowly but surely filling up my wardrobe with some summer loves.

     girl in heart patterned dress with wooden cult gaia ark bag and white chunky sandals
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    Food

    Yasmine’s basic buttery scones

    I know we are only at the end of February but man I am feeling all the spring vibes at the moment. It’s like the second the sun is out I wanna be super productive. Like Hey – I have been hibernating all winter, but I’m awake now and I just wanna get all the stuff done. Paint the house – No problem! Gardening – No problem! Marie Kondo the shit out of my wardrobe – hell yes! Cook all my meals from scratch – move over Mary Berry, because I am the queen baker!

    Yasmine's basic buttery scones
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    Lifestyle

    The office tour

    You see the trouble with home renovations folks is that when you are perfectionist like me, they are never freaking ending.

    The office tour

    For months I have been dying to show you all our new home, the before, the afters, and all of the in between but alas instead I have avoided blogging and sharing all together. So here we are, approximately 8 months since my last blog post with nothing really substantial to show for. Well thats a lie, I have loads to show, but nothing that is finished.

    Our bathroom drawers are still missing handles, our kitchen cabinets have yet to be painted, the living room is missing pictures on the wall and dont even get me started on the bedroom.

    So in an attempt to tie up the shortest of the loose ends, I figured the best place to start was with an office tour. Mostly because that is basically the only room that is almost done…

    The office tour

    I obviously didn’t have enough foresight to tidy up around the desk before taking these pictures…. Ignore the wood chip blocks and the electric cables..

    See what I mean?! Perfectionist…

    Anyway….When it comes to home renovations, we are have tried to keep the cost down to minimum so a lot of what we have used has been bought second hand or from our favourite place on earth – IKEA’s Bargain corner! The floating shelf was actually brought with us from London!

    The office tour

    The desk cost us roughly £2 Рthe desk top is actually the top of a chest of drawers, and the legs we found in the loft.

    The office tour

    Our gold wall grid is old chicken fence wire leftover from when there were rabbits in the garden, found in the garage and spray painted gold. In hindsight, it would have been cheaper to just buy a gold wall grid because spray paint is expeeeensive.

    The office tour

    Heres to hoping it will get the creative juices flowing and it wont be 8 months until the next blog post…

    Lifestyle

    Welcome back to the circus

    So here is where I am at life wise – my kitchen is in my living room, my new plant doesn’t fit the pot I bought but I refuse to accept it and I have yet again signed up to another gym, and by gym I mean the charity. I am also way too into Pokemon GO and Bones on Netflix. Welcome back to the circus.

    Welcome back to the circus

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    Fashion

    Pink suede handbag – Giveaway

    Hey beauts!

    I know you must feel like I have completely disappeared off the face of the earth, but I promise I haven’t! Moving has taken priority lately which sadly means the blog has taken a step back. Don’t¬†worry though peeps, loads have been happening behind the scenes! I have even posted my first Norwegian vlog – with subtitles! You can check it out here¬†

    And while you wait for the regular schedule to commence (I promise you wont have to wait long) –¬† I thought I would run a little giveaway!

    Giveaway - Damart Pink suede handbag

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    Beauty

    Feel Good Contacts – Natural Shimmer lenses

    This year marks my 18th year as a contact lens wearer. 18 freaking years of being basically blind and I know what you are thinking РDid she honestly start wearing contact lenses at the age of 12? Well yes, yes I did. I hit puberty early and on top of already having braces, a pizza face, greasy hair and boobs, my mom decided that I did not need to add glasses to the list. Thanks, MOM! (Honestly, she is pretty brilliant!).

    Feel Good Contacts - Natural Shimmer lenses

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    Beauty

    Taking care of your Sk:n – Spring skincare routine

    Oh heeeeey! Remember me? The girl who turned 30 and it basically killed her? Between having the flu for a week after too much partying and working lots of overtime there just hasn’t been en0ugh time for the old blog. Soz babes! But I am back now and as its Monday we are again talking skincare.

    Taking care of your Sk:n - a product review

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    Fashion

    Pressure of turning 30

    When it comes to turning 30, I refuse to believe I am the only one who is feeling or has felt the pressure of turning 30. Growing up 30 was always set as the milestone. Your 30 before 30 lists, things to do before your 30. ‘By the time I am 30 I want to x,y,z’

    Why is that? What makes us automatically assume that by the time you are 30, life will have magically sorted itself out? And why does it happen by the time you turn 30? Why not 40? I mean, I spent the first half of my 20s partying ( as you do) and the second half panicking over getting closer to 30 and not having achieved any of my so-called goal list. With a busy schedule like that, how on earth was I supposed to even start achieving this completely unrealistic to do list?!

    The pressure of turning 30

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    Beauty

    Winter hair care tips

    As much as I don’t want to admit it……….. winter is still here, and with the cold months comes great responsibility to treat your hair with some added TLC. I get a lot of comments on hair, particularly how long it is, trust me when I say its all about choosing the right products for you. Washing your hair with the right kind of shampoos and conditioners can make a huge difference, not to mention a hair mask! You will be amazed at how much of a difference it can make. I always go a little OTT on mine and during the winter I go even more extreme, so I thought I would share with you my winter hair care tips.

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