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Are you a drain or a radiator?

Friends are either like drains, or like radiators A good friend of mine whips out that phrase at almost every given opportunity, and not just because she’s particularly fond of it or because it was flavour of the month, but because it couldn’t be more accurate or true to life. Some people really do seem […]

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Confessions of a Magpie

Hello snack time

Stumbled across these new and exciting looking healthy fruit and nut bars yesterday, whilst I was originally looking for something completely different entirely… how else?! So, after being drawn in by the pretty coloured packaging, I thought why not try one of each and see if they are anything to write home about… Each bar […]

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Healthy Recipes

Homemade Bircher Muesli

Very straightforward but thought i’d share the love. Bit lazy on the apple chopping but also added blueberries & mango Bircher muesli is essentially just a pot of yoghurt, oats, and fruits and  nuts. I make mine with total 0 yoghurt, or any low fat yoghurt for that matter, some Alpro Coconut milk or just […]

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Travel

Italia!

Where to start?! I went to Italy last summer and absolutely loved it. We wanted to avoid places that were heavily touristy, in a bid to experience the real, rustic Italian culture,  and to our own astonishment, Tripadvisor had some really good, local restaurants in it, so we mainly went by that, and an Italy […]

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Confessions of a Magpie

Getting gelled up

I have always had short nails, that chipped and never seemed to grow evenly, perhaps because I also used to work in cafes & restaurants and therefore never gave my little nails a chance… but all that has changed! I thought why not treat myself?! And from that moment forth, my nails looked spectacular! I […]

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Travel

Beergarden please

You haven’t experience a tranquil summers’ evening until you’ve enjoyed a German pint at the Seehaus, a beautiful pub in the middle of the stunning and world reowned Englishen Garten. Located bang on the Kleinhesseloher See, this makes for a beautiful location to enjoy the sunset with some traditional Bavarian meals, snacks and of course Beer […]

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Confessions of a Magpie

The little things

I cannot be the only one who is daunted by the seemingly endless choice when it comes to picking out a new mascara. So when you are confronted with a shelf jam-packed with mascaras from different brands that all essentially claim to do the same thing, which do you go for? I used to always […]

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Culture

Bennewitz Quartet

Wednesday 23rd July 2014, at 19:30, Nymphenburger Schloß hosted the Bennewitz Quartet as a part of it’s summer chamber music festival. The Quartet, consisting of two violinists, Jakub Fišer and Štepán Ježek, the violist Jiri Pinkas and chelloist Štepán Doležal, have made a name for themselves, not just in the Czech Republic but also in Amsterdam, […]

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Lifestyle | Travel

Hat jemand Kaffee und Kuchen gesagt?

Kaffee und Kuchen is a German tradtion and definitely triumphs over the British tea culture. It is quite normal to have a little, late afternoon, social gathering over a cup of coffee and a wonderful selection of German cakes, which are usually purchaced per slice from the nearest local bakery. That way everyone can try […]

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Healthy Recipes

10 minute Bacon & Egg Muffin

Ideal for a quick breakfast or even an afternoon snack! This works with any type of bacon, or ham (I even tried it with prosciutto). Take a cupcake tray and fill the cupcake shaped gap with a piece of bacon or ham. Then crack and egg into it and place into the oven at 200 […]

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