Man Crush Monday: Theo James

Theo James, born Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis on 16 December 1984, in Oxford, England, to Mum Jane and Dad Philip. The youngest of five children, he has two brothers and two sisters. Theo attended Aylesbury Grammar School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire which was founded in 1598, and then went on to graduate from the University of Nottingham with an undergraduate degree in philosophy. He also trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which has trained actors such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Patrick Stewart & Gene Wilder.

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Dear Diary: Chest Infections, 5kms & A Shiny New Lens

It started out as one of those weeks where all you want is to go back to sleep and for time magically zip forward 7 days so you don’t have to deal with it. But alas! That’s impossible (isn’t it?!), and after all, it ended up not being so bad!

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Dear Diary: Apartment Hunting In Melbourne Is The Devil

The one thing they don’t mention when they harp on about Melbourne being the world’s most livable city is how bloody hard it is to find a rental apartment here. Sure, Melbourne is amazing and I love it and I go totally over the top defending it to outsiders, but holy guacamoley rental apartment hunting here is hard! Trying to find somewhere that isn’t either in a weird neighborhood, smells of cat piss, looks like a freshly painted former crack den or is in an apartment block that seems to have a tip situated on the communal lawn our front…

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Bendigo, Toni Maticevski & A Dark Wonderland

When Imogen (of Chester The Blog) suggested we make the trip down to Bendigo to see the Toni Maticevski exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery, I was stoked. I love road trips, Bendigo and anything as beautiful as the pieces that Toni creates, so it was a match made in heaven. The exhibition’s ticketed in timed sessions, so we bought the 2pm Sunday tickets and planned to get lunch beforehand somewhere in Bendigo. The trip is a fairly cruisey 2 hour drive from Melbourne, and my Holden Calais was a dream to drive there; I so love having cruise control now! But…

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How To Fit Exercise Into Your Insanely Busy Schedule

Fitting exercise into your schedule can seem like an impossible task, especially when you’re so busy that you haven’t seen your friends and family for weeks, and are so low on clean clothes because you haven’t had a chance to do the washing in weeks that you’ve had to tap into your partners clothes (I see you trying to pull off the ‘boyfriends shirt’ look!). And the reason a lot of people give for not achieving their fitness goals or for being unfit in general is a common one: I don’t have enough time to exercise

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How To Choose Fitness Goals For A Healthier & Happier You

Getting back into the habit of eating right & exercising is never easy. And the thought of getting fit can seem like a daunting task, even if you’ve been there before. But fear not! It can be done, no matter where you are in life. But you’ve got to plan, and setting fitness goals should be your first step.

Where should you start on the journey to getting fit? Find out here in my step-by-step guide on how to set your perfect fitness goals for a happier & healthier you.