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Jess Drakett
doll collector, tea drinker, blogger, corset lacer, aspiring academic
doll collector, tea drinker, blogger, corset lacer, aspiring academic
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It's Not So Grim Up North - Whitby #travel #whitby #yorkshire

I’ve lived in Yorkshire all my life, and I’ll be honest – nothing quite winds me up as much as people poking fun at Yorkshire folk/northerners in general. There’s a whole world of classed nonsense going on there, which I’m not going to get into here. What…

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Models Own Trinity Leeds Opening Party #bblogger #leeds #modelsown

Exciting times in Trinity Leeds… Models Own have just opened a new store (a real one – you know, as opposed to their famous ‘bottle shops’ you might have seen in places like the White Rose Centre or Meadowhall) and little old me was lucky enough to snag…

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Iceland 2016 | Chasing the Northern Lights

Iceland – famous for long days (in the summer) and dark skies (in the winter) which offer visitors the chance to chase the northern lights. Eternal daylight is not at the top of my holiday agenda, but mysterious lights in freezing cold darkness? Bucket…

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017...

Goodbye 2016, and good riddance… it was a bit of a dogshit year, wasn’t it? I’ll admit, during the bits where I wasn’t locked away trying to get my thesis finished, I was mainly shaking my head and despairing at the news. On a global scale, absolutely…

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Iceland 2016 | Snapshots from Reykjavik

Hello lovelies! Did you all have a good Christmas? I certainly did, and I’m loving the chance to ignore work until the new year, play Guild Wars 2, eat and drink all manner of goodies, and sit down and sort through some of my holiday photos. As you’ll…

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Sparkles and Cocktails at #bonprixOnTheRocks #lbloggers #fbloggers #leedsbloggers

In all the chaos of the last few months, I feel like my blog has really suffered from a bad case of neglect, and I’ve suffered from a bad case of no down time. You can probably imagine then, that I was pleasantly surprised when an email landed in my inbox…

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Rush Hair York Review #bbloggers #york #rushhair

Alright, confession time… I think the last time I had my hair cut was in December last year. Yeah. The death throes of the PhD write up will do that to you. I even went through a brief phase where I convinced myself that I was “growing my black out” so I…

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Cabana Brasil Leeds #RoadToRio event review #foodbloggers #lbloggers

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to the #RoadToRio event at Cabana Brasil in Leeds, to get a taste of their latest lunch menu offerings. Although I had never been to Cabana before, I’d seen some really good things online and was excited to give…

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Holy Grail Foundation V.2 - Mac Studio Fix Powder NW10 #bblogger #review #mac #nw10 #foundation

Let’s talk makeup today – foundation – specifically, ones worthy of the “holy grail” label. If you’re a regular reader, you might have seen me proclaim (exactly a year ago to the day!) that the Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation in NW10 is my absolute holy…

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Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough - Review #travel #review #luxuryhotel #travelblogger

Last weekend Dan and I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to stay a night at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, a beautiful country hotel in Scarborough Yorkshire. We both love North Yorkshire, so of course we jumped at the chance for a little break by the…
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