Best Reads of 2017.

2017 reads pt 1

2017 reads pt 2
Most recently read: top left, oldest read: bottom right

If you’ve been on my blog for a while, you’ll remember a post I did at the start of last year where I wrote about the books that had the greatest impact on me in 2016. Well, in a shocking turn of events, I’m gonna share with you some of my tops reads of 2017. How exciting!

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A Poor Girl’s Guide to Paris.

Parisienne chic on a budget, where to stay, things to do and places to see
Sacré Cœur in Montmartre

Ella here reporting to you how to do Parisienne chic on a budget.

I’m lucky in that I get to go to Paris pretty often since my mum moved there at the end of 2014. As great as it is getting to visit this heckin’ cool city twice a year, travelling ain’t cheap. However, I’ve learnt a thing or two about getting around on the (somewhat) cheaps, with the added bonus getting to check out cool places that I wouldn’t otherwise know about if my mum didn’t live there. Here are some tips I have picked up about visiting this fab city over the years.

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Weekend in Brighton.


I was fully intending for this post to be a super fun account of my weekend in Brighton, recounting all the tales that happened over the three days, and to have the appropriate pictures to accompany them. And while I do still have a gorgeous stream of photos to share with you all, I ended up getting a little more sentimental, and a lot less tour-brochure than I intended. I hope you enjoy it regardless.

Bank holidays are such a joy when you work full-time. Finally, three whole days to do as you please, and work becomes a dim and distant memory. At the end of August, three friends, my boyfirend and I moseyed on down to Brighton for a weekend of sun, seaside and debaucherous frolics. In the days leading up to it, it dawned on my that my Sheffield and Brighton friends had never met. And that made me a little bit nervous.

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Travel Bucket List | #LazyBlogging


When I was younger, it felt like I was doing a lot more travelling than I am now. Having parents from different countries, and family all over the world, it felt like I was constantly jetting off somewhere cool and exciting. From Portugual to Switzerland to Finland, even Brazil at one point, there was always a new adventure to be had.

In recent years, I’m unfortunately not getting around as much anymore. Now that I’m a fully fledged adult who works and is in charge of her own money, it’s actually quite hard to scrape together the pennies and get the time off work to explore the world properly. That doesn’t stop me from dreaming though, so I thought I’d share with you all my top destinations that I’ve always dreamed of going.

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Tenerife Photo Diary | #LazyBlogging


I went to Tenerife back in June, and despite doing one post shortly after I came back, I realised I haven’t actually posted much more about it. So I’ve complied a little collection of my favourite photos of our holiday, including a couple of more from the boat trip (although for a full detailed post about that, see here), our day at Siam Park, and some miscellaneous hotel and beach pictures. Enjoy!

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