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Travelling Update: One Month In & Where Next..

As cliché as it sounds, I can’t believe its already been a month since we left England. I didn’t really want to do an update so soon but as I had a few of these beautiful pictures to share and not much to write about them so it felt like a good time to have a chat about how its all going. Warning – its a long one with lots of information and waffling so make sure you have coffee! JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Where We’ve Been.. So far we’ve actually been to three places in South Africa so far: Hekpoort, Durban and Mtati. Our first couple of weeks were purely spent seeing Adrians family as he’d been away for most of 2016. It was actually a great time to relax after weeks of stress with packing and moving – plus…

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Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls | The Mountain Sanctuary, Magaliesburg.

Sorryyyy, I couldn’t resist the title having some relation to the TLC song when it was so appropriate. I have to admit it was the first thing into my head when I was editing all of the pictures ready for upload – and what amazing pictures they turned out to be.  When we decided to go travelling, one of my worries was not being able to capture the beauty of a place perfectly but I think I’m doing justice so far right? Everywhere we go is like a postcard which makes my eyes flicker quickly in an attempt to take it all in. I sometimes feel like being British makes me appreciate other countries so much more because England is so flat, industrial and the weather is dull. I mean, some parts of the UK are beautiful don’t get me wrong but don’t you ever get bored of it?  These…

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10 Fears & Thoughts Before Travelling/Backpacking.

JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Now that I’m safely on my travels I wanted to keep you guys updated with regular travel content. You know how I love my personal posts so heres a little fears and thoughts that I had before my first long-term travel.  I know I’ve barely been travelling for five minutes but this is more about before I left and being the huge worrier that I am, theres way more fears than anything.. ever the worrier!1. Do I have enough money?This is my most repeated sentence to Adrian, poor thing. I know we have enough money but I always worry about how long it will last and try to come up with ways to add to our funds. We actually have a saving account with high interest at the moment for the extra push too!2. What if my money runs out?Again, my…

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Warm & Glad, Johannesburg.

If you come to South Africa from the UK or America, you’ll quickly realise the lack of wifi and expense of phone data which leads to the endless search for coffee shops with fast, reliable connections. Trust me, its something you will laugh at but quickly realise is something you desperately need – especially if you’re a blogger, vlogger or freelancer (#firstworldproblems). After days of trying to upload the first weekly vlog, a google search for ‘coffee shops with good wifi for freelancers’ lead us to Warm & Glad – a seemingly hidden gem in Sandton. The coffee shop reminded me of something you’d find in Shoreditch, very hipster interiors with the welcoming scent of coffee. It was like a slice of home and provided the perfect space for an afternoon of uploading and relaxing. Unfortunately they don’t offer free wifi themselves any more but you can connect to the Community Centre…

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The Wild Thornberry.

I promised that I would write a lot while I’m away but truthfully I’ve been so caught up in having fun that writing was my last thought. I want to make memories and experiences to look back on and document later, using the time that I’m travelling to enjoy myself first and have social media as an after thought. To use the pictures to tell the story and have my words as an optional extras if you wanted to read them.. South Africa is very different to home. At the moment we aren’t in the sunkissed beaches of Cape Town but instead, we’re currently staying just outside of Johannesburg near Magaliesburg and everything about the scenery reminds me of the Wild Thornberrys and their crazy cartoon life in Africa. From the dusty roads to the greenest fields filled with zebra and cows just hanging around enjoying the sunshine. There might…

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Borough Market, London.

Sometimes it is better to explore by scent and taste, rather than sight. Borough Market, London A Photo Diary.

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Outfit Repeating & Staying Relatable.

I’m guilty. We all are. As bloggers or even just girls, we feel weird about being photographed the same outfit more than once in fear of looking boring/basic/broke. Its even filling up the media with various articles seeming shocked at the fact Kate Middleton wore the same dress four times (shock horror) because god forbid should she like an item enough to wear it more than once! I remember being 18 and worrying about wearing the same dress from a night out a couple of weeks ago incase someone notice which maybe stemmed from the media or my own paranoia and it sounds so ridiculous but from speaking to other people, it seems like an issue for more than just me.. nobody wants to be the outfit repeater. (but you’re an outfit rememberer, which is just as pathetic.. cue lizzie Maguire nostalgia) As bloggers we are put on a ‘fashion pedestal’ and expected to be top of the game when it comes…

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Rainy Day Casuals.

Well, hasn’t England blessed us with the most beautiful weather recently? Its been a mixture of freezing or raining and like a true Brit – I’ve moaned about it consistently. I’ve got a slight confession for you, well two confessions. One is very comical and one is a bit more serious. I’ll hit you with the blow first.. are you ready for it.. I’m focusing on my YouTube channel more than my blog for a while. Yep, you read right, my YouTube channel is becoming first priority.  I think its quite unexpected because theres been minimal uploads for a while. now, but my heart is firmly back in YouTube – where Copper started. I entered the internet world with a ‘Lauren Conrad braid tutorial’ filmed on my webcam back in the day and its taken me back. Moving forward, the content to YouTube is going to be Weekly Vlogs, lookbooks…

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Straying From The Typical Life Plan.

At my age, my career should have begun and I should have saved for a mortgage because that’s how it works when you grow up.. right?  Wrong. Do you ever feel like you’re behind? Like something isn’t happening for you yet, something that maybe should be? My personal life and social media are a constant reminder of where other people are in life with girls of a similar age with different life paths and choices, showing or telling their daily successes or new pregnancies and keys to a new home. It almost makes me feel as though my plans to travel mean that I’m falling behind in the ladders of life.. do you feel like you’re missing out by not having these things too? I feel like my entire life there has been a plan drummed into me, and most of us. Hitting your twenties is for getting a career…

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Oversized and Under Dressed.

Sometimes outerwear kills your outfit vibe but when the chill is too much, its all about the layering and oversized scarves are the perfect option.. Lets start this post with a little ‘first world problems’ because my hair has now changed a LOT (cue instagram stalks) so the next few posts will be slightly mixed as some will be the hair you know me with and others will be newly dyed princess hair while I blend into my most recently shot content. I mean, this definitely isn’t a problem but I like everything to be uniform and its stressed me a little.. lol. Anyway, enough hair chat because we need to speak about my (slightly) silly outfit choice on the coldest day of 2017 so far. I know I’m a bit crazy because its minus numbers outside and too cold to even tie your hair up (nothing is worse than…

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8 Year Round Essentials For An Affordable Capsule Wardrobe.

When it comes to capsule wardrobes, I desperately try to keep up appearances but being a blogger (and a girl in general) means that my wardrobe grows a lot quicker than it shrinks! A capsule wardrobe is essentially a few key pieces which are seen as timeless and usually in a monochrome or neutral colour palette with a couple of statement pieces. A capsule can be seasonal or year round and generally all of the items go with one another to create more outfit options. So that being said, my travels are going to be across every season and I have no clue where I’m going to end up so my capsule is more ‘year round’ rather than weather/season appropriate. Admittedly there is a couple of bikinis thrown in there but this is my 10 key pieces to start a capsule wardrobe – all of which are from the high street…

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