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5 Podcasts You Need To Listen To

5 Podcasts You Need To Listen To

Something I’ve really gotten into over the past year is podcasts. It’s either the in-thing now for everyone and their dog to have a podcast or it’s just me showing my age, because I’m obsessed! There are so many brilliant podcasts to choose from. Here […]

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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Happy New Year lovely people! Hope your 2019 is off to a great start. I myself have had an absolute blast so far – helped greatly by the fact that it’s my birthday!! As each birthday rolls around I find myself getting more and more […]

How to take amazing holiday photos – 7 easy tips!

How to take amazing holiday photos – 7 easy tips!

So you’ve booked your flights to whatever slice of paradise is on your bucket list, packed your bags and headed out for some well-deserved R&R. You might be one blurry, off-centre picture away from dumping your boo for his lack of photography skills. Or maybe […]

5 Tips for Surviving Phuket as a Tourist

5 Tips for Surviving Phuket as a Tourist

Phuket is a beautiful island, with gorgeous beaches, a crazy nightlife and everything in between to make for an entertaining trip. For this reason millions of tourists flock there each year, and the locals take full advantage. So what can you do to navigate the […]

Hong Kong Living – One Month In

Hong Kong Living – One Month In

Musings and recommendations one month in to living in Hong Kong…

One Year Old!

One Year Old!

Can you believe Real Life With Lou is a year old?! One whole year since I started this blog and it’s been a blast! It took me so long to get the balls to finally start it. For the longest time I umm-ed and ahh-ed […]

6 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

6 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas already?! If like me you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the very last minute then don’t worry, I’ve got you. Here are 12 last minute Christmas gift ideas to give you some inspiration. You can thank me later! Canvas […]

A Sunday Dance Party

A Sunday Dance Party

Hi Lovelies! So remember in my post about Duck & Waffle Local I mentioned that I was headed to a dance class with my girls? Well “dance class” doesn’t even cover it, it was more like a dance PARTY! Scroll all the way down for […]

How Do You Afford To Travel So Much??

How Do You Afford To Travel So Much??

Today’s post is a bit of a different one to normal. Rather than my usual adventures, I wanted to address a question I get asked quite a lot: How Do You Afford To Travel So Much? By no means am I professing to be some […]

3 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

3 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

The past couple of months have been crazy! I really needed some time to clear my head, so what did I do? – I booked a solo trip…or three 😀 A lot of my friends thought I was crazy but I promise you it was […]

A Date at the Gym!

A Date at the Gym!

A gym date – no I’m not joking. Last week I was invited out on a date. I was expecting dinner or a show, that sort of thing, but instead he said to me, “I’ll pick you up at 7pm and I’m bringing you workout […]

Just Do It!

Just Do It!

We've all been there – we're in a job we hate but we continue to work there, complaining about how awful our boss is, or how long our hours are, or how boring the work is. Or it could be a relationship: stuck with someone […]

Let’s talk about cash, baby – 6 tips for dealing with money

Let’s talk about cash, baby – 6 tips for dealing with money

Money, the one thing most of us wish we got more of (for less work ideally – or is that just me?) Occasionally a bit of a taboo to discuss but I think it’s important we girls start to focus on it. Studies have shown […]

The Eye of the Storm

The Eye of the Storm

It took me a good while to think up a good name for this post. I’m quite pleased with it actually, even though it is random af 😀 Anyway, just under a week ago I had an operation on my eye called a Scleral Buckle. […]