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I have always been lucky with my weight and have been able to eat basically whatever I want when I want it. But since coming to uni I have been eating more unhealthy, fatty foods (and, of course consuming a larger amount of alcohol). This has caused my waistline to gradually expand and everytime I go home I seem to have gained a few more pounds.

As a result of wanting to be healthier and hearing so many people raving about BooTea, I have finally decided to give it a go and start "teatoxing". I thought I would share with y'all how it is going and the results I see with these "Little bags of love". 

I started a couple of weeks ago now, so far I'm loving it and I've already noticed some changes. Alongside this I have been eating much healthier meals containing a reduced amount of calories, started exercising a lot more and attempted to stop drinking alcoholic/sugary drinks (recently this has been a struggle). 

The daily morning tea seems to give me that little bit of extra energy needed to motivate me to go to the gym, for a swim or for a run. Not only does the night time tea taste a little better (neither of them are actually that bad though), it also has a slight laxative effect to increase metabolism and therefore help with the cleanse. 

After a week I was already starting to see results, not massive but still enough to motivate me to carry on. The past week has been more of a struggle, with work getting in the way of exercise and a general lack of motivation. I am determined to get my act together and after these 28 days of drinking BooTea, exercising and controlling my diet I will feel energised and maybe a little bit happier with my body. 

Hyde Park and Harrods

As a result of being in a long distance relationship, James and I don't get to spend much time together and often find ourselves sitting in front of our laptops, on FaceTime for hours on end when we are apart. But when together we try our best to make the most of our time, by planning different things to do and places to visit. 
This year we weren't able to see each other over the valentines weekend, so we "moved it" to the weekend after and James decided to surprise me by planning something special to do. 
After meeting him off the bus with a bunch of red roses on Friday, I knew it was going to be a great weekend. We spent Friday evening making pizza (from scratch I might add), watching films (Unbroken is an AMAZING film, even though I was sobbing by the end) and generally having a good, relaxing time.  
Saturday morning we got up and headed to Hyde Park, as James knew I wanted to try out my brand new Sony A5000 camera (blog post to come). It was VERY cold and windy, but we still had a nice walk and I managed to take several decent pictures....


..We then walked to Harrods, where James had booked for us to go to The Champagne Bar! (I still can't quite believe it) After having a look around Harrods and feeling extremely poor, we went to The Champagne Bar where we had some food and drunk champagne (surprise surprise). It was such an amazing experience, and one that I will never forget...

..We then went for a meal and some cocktails in the evening. I can honestly say I had such an amazing weekend, I didn't expect half of what James bought/planned for us and it was such a lovely surprise. 

Shoreditch//Brick Lane

Considering I now only live 15/20 minutes away from Shoreditch, it has taken me almost 5 months to finally walk there, admire the amazing street art and explore the huge range of vintage and retro shops. 

I have briefly been to Brick Lane before on a day trip to London, but didn't have the time to wander around the streets and spend time hunting through all the vintage shops for treasures. But in just that hour or two I loved it and was intrigued, so I knew I had to make sure I made time to go there and further explore. 

But now I've finally done it!  I had such a good day and absolutely loved the street art that lines the streets of Shoreditch. Art has always been important to me and I have to say I am a bit of a sucker for some talented and interesting graffiti. This meant I spent most of the time admiring the street art and taking 100's of pictures (lucky I have such a patient boyfriend). 

I am definitely going to be visiting this area a lot more, especially once I have saved up enough money to buy some of the amazing and unique vintage and retro clothes found in the shops there. 

Here are just a few of the pictures I took during my day in Shoreditch. (Sorry for the quality of the photos, currently saving up for a b-e-a-utiful new camera to replace my average iPhone camera)
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