Discover things to do in Madrid – my three-day travel diary

Travel tips for a long weekend in Madrid, Spain: how to travel, where to stay, things to do and see, and the best places to eat and drink…

things to do in Madrid

Day one

We landed in Madrid at 10am and made our way into the city for a three-day adventure. Madrid was the first place I ever went on holiday with friends, aged just 17 and talking our way into clubs.

I had thought going with the other half (P) might be very different, but after a daytime siesta the natives work late, eat late and drink even later into the night and as they say, when in Rome…

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Blogging with a full time job – how to do it well

When I left uni and began working full-time, I wish I had known these blogging top tips to help balance my time. I’ve been blogging with a full time job for almost three years and yet until the beginning of this year I did not give it, or my social media, the time it deserves.

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In those years I have trained to be a journalist, interned for six months and then spent the last two years in full-time employment as a feature writer, as well as freelancing in journalism and copywriting.

I hope you can understand how, with such a busy workload, blogging with a full time job means I have struggled to get my blog and social media following off the ground.

(NOTE that I said understand why I have struggled, not why I have failed.)

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10 unexpected health benefits of miso soup

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There are many health benefits of miso soup but do we know all of them?

Something else many people may not realise is just how versatile a jar of miso paste can be. This simple ingredient can instantly transform a multitude of everyday dishes – try adding a spoonful to your next spaghetti bolognaise or add an extra kick to your salad dressing.

Not forgetting how it can be enjoyed in it’s most classic of forms, a quick and easy, tasty miso soup.  A complex flavour, this fermented food is quite simply a kitchen cupboard essential.  But did you know that miso also has a wealth of health benefits?

Nutritionist Cassandra Barnes has listed just some of the many health benefits of miso soup…

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5 things I learned from being vegan for a month

I have just completed 31 days of veganism and, even to my surprise, I intend to continue eating vegan for the foreseeable future.


You see, I discovered that the positives hugely outweighed the negatives…

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