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An Enchanting Dinner Party in Florence with EatWith

Our recent escapade to Tuscany for nearly a month was so fantastic. We revisited our favourite spots and discovered new ones. But one of the stand-out memories for me was the most amazing dinner party in Florence, which we were invited to by EatWith.

As you’ll know, I love a foodie experience, particularly an Italian foodie experience. When EatWith got in touch with me to tell me about a number of their hosts in Tuscany, I couldn’t say no to an invitation to dinner at somebody’s house in the hills surrounding Florence. And that’s the beauty of EatWith, you have dinner at someone’s house, so it’s as authentic as you can get!

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5 Tips to Help Feel Motivated

Need some help to feel motivated? We’ve all been there! Whether it’s in life, work, weightloss or anything else, we all have moments where we feel like we’re sinking and we lose motivation!

As you may be aware if you follow my instagram or twitter, I’ve been away with our daughter for nearly a month, in Italy. We are lucky to have family retired there who are more than happy to have us for lengthy visits each summer. It means we can have a holiday, but also just live out there, work remotely and have support with childcare. It really is a lovely situation and since going freelance and since hubby started his own agency, we try to maximise the flexible-working.

Before the holiday

Before we left in June, I was maxed-out, mentally! Our little one has never slept through the night more than two nights in a row and she’s nearly two, so we’re always sleep deprived. We were six months into a total home renovation (The House Project) and it felt like it was never going to be finished and we were 3 months into selling our old home. That, teamed with running our own businesses and bringing up a toddler, meant that we were both burned-out. Exhausted.

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A Vespa in Tuscany

On our recent travels to Italy, I finally ventured out on a vespa in Tuscany and loved every minute of it.

Everyone who Vespas says it’s the only way to see Tuscany and it always looked so cool. Last year, we didn’t get a chance to venture out, but this year, there were two vespas at our disposal and I plucked-up the courage to give it a go.  And I’m so glad I did!Continue reading

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