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My gratitude jar

4 September 2017
Gratitude jar

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the occasional photo or Instastory of my beloved gratitude jar that I have been working on for the past few months. It is a wonderful way of cultivating a positive outlook on your everyday life, and I have been meaning to write about all the benefits it provides for some time now.

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How to prepare for coming home after a holiday?

19 July 2017
home next exit

I always find it difficult to get back into my usual routine after a holiday, don’t you? Not only do you suddenly have to start working 5 days a week again, you also have to get the house back in ship shape after having left it to its own devices while you were away. I have noticed that when I come home at 10pm the day before going back to work, I am always in a bad mood because I am worn out from the trip and suddenly swamped with things to do.

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Food memories: Raisin Wheats

19 June 2017
raisin wheats

When I was growing up in England, I ate virtually the same thing for breakfast every day for years on end: Raisin Wheats cereal with ice-cold milk. They were little pockets of crunchy wheat fibres filled with raisins (no surprises there) that got nice and chewy when mixed with milk. I was a picky eater as a child so I have no idea how anyone got me to eat raisins in the first place, but they ended up being my main source of fruity goodness for years to come.

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My very first Youtube video!

25 May 2017
première vidéo Youtube retour de courses

Today’s article is a little different than usual… Last weekend, I recorded my very first Youtube video (in French) to show you my groceries and tell you what I intend to do with the food I bought. For those of you who speak French, I hope you’ll find the contents interesting! I hope to create some other videos in English very soon.

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25 things to do instead of watching TV

27 March 2017
too much TV 2

I love settling into the couch and watching my favourite TV show just as much as the next person. Over the last few years, I have watched (and watched and watched) many stories unfold over a few too many seasons, such as How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Friends or Gilmore Girls, just to name a few!

But a few months ago, I realised that it was just no longer worth it. I was wasting so much time catching up on stories and characters I didn’t even like that much anymore. If you guesstimate that an average person watches 2 40-minute TV show episodes every evening during the week, that adds up to 6 hours and 40 minutes a week and 26 hours and 20 minutes every month!

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Buying in bulk: the Day by Day shop in Paris

27 December 2016
acheter en vrac

I recently read several books on the zero waste lifestyle and was motivated to try a few new eco-friendly habits like buying my groceries in bulk. I do not see myself never buying pre-packaged food ever again, but I was intrigued by the idea of buying more of my food in bulk in order to reduce waste and spend less money on useless packaging!

I already had a few light cotton bags for buying fruit, vegetables and dry pasta or rice at ordinary stores, but I wasn’t sure how to take it a step further. Then, one of my friends told me about the Day by Day shops that sell all of their products in bulk. I just had to try it out!

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