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    The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

    The Scotch Whisky Experience | Essential Twenty

    I’m going to start this post by saying I’m not a whisky drinker. I don’t like the smell, and the one time I tasted it I thought it tasting like I was eating a tree. I just don’t like whisky. However, Jack is. And whilst killing time in Edinburgh before we saw An Act Of Kindness, we popped into The Scotch Whisky Experience. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but boy am I glad we took the trip.

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    Classic Sightseeing London Duck Tour

    London Duck Tour | Essential Twenty

    Despite frequently visiting London, I have never been on a proper tour. I’ve done a lot of the really cool tourist things like the London Eye, walking over Tower Bridge and visiting Churchill’s War Rooms (that last one is definitely worth a visit) but I’ve never done an all encompassing tour. When I was invited on the Classic Sightseeing London Duck Tour*, I knew this was my opportunity to see a lot of London and I was definitely going to take that chance.

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    My Favourite London Shopping Haunts

    Shopping in London | Essential Twenty

    I flipping love my own company. 22 years old and I spend most of my time by myself, but it keeps me happy so that’s obviously pretty damn important. I’m also a big fan of shopping…alone. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have a second opinion when you’re shopping but alone you can do what you want to do. I also love exploring big cities, and that’s probably why London has my heart. In London you can walk around as a tourist or a local and nobody bothers you!

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    Testing Meal Subscription Boxes with Gousto

    Gousto Delivery | Essential Twenty

    I’ve always been intrigued by companies that deliver food to your door, ready and waiting to be cooked by you. I’m not talking supermarkets, but companies than deliver everything weighed out and you simply put it together. Honestly, the part of cooking that I find the hardest is choosing what to make! A few weeks ago I didn’t have that problem, thanks to Gousto.

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    How I Meal Plan Successfully

    Recipe Book Wish List | Essential Twenty

    I flipping love recipes books (can you tell from that image above? You can see less than half of my cookbooks in that). I spend a lot of my free time flicking through these books and food magazines for inspiration, and I try to cook at least one new meal per week. Whilst I still live with my parents, I am responsible for the food shopping and cooking in this house and therefore I meal plan. And I’ve got pretty good at it!

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    Weekend Away Essentials | AD

    Weekend Away Essentials | Essential Twenty
    This post is sponsored by Clive Christian

    Last weekend was the first bank holiday of the year (I don’t count New Year’s Day as I’m still in Christmas mode then; aren’t we all?) and over the next month we have two more. This basically gives us an excuse to have long weekends away with our nearest and dearest, for which packing is a nightmare. But having spent various weekends away from home at Jack’s over the past 9 months or so, I’m pretty certain I’ve got my packing skills down. So today I’m chatting all about my weekend away essentials.

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