Most Listened To

Last year I wrote about my favourite new tracks each and every month, there were so many, it was a lot of fun to listen to and collate all these new bits of music. For 2018, I thought I’d switch it up a bit and focus on what I am actually listening to the most.

Using Obscurify I found out the top 10 songs I listened in the six weeks leading up to 08/02/18 and have written a little spiel on each below. I find any and all Spotify data completely intriguing so I spend far too much time on this site.

1) ALL I HAVE – CHARLIE BARNES

I’m a really big fan of Charlie, he’s such a talented musician and songwriter and this track is where he really shines. ‘All I Have’ is the first single from his upcoming album Oceanography, which comes out in a few short weeks. If you like upbeat acoustics, this guy is for you.

I recently interviewed Charlie for work, he is very genuinely one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I’ve had a chat with.

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TALLINN’S FAIRYTALE OLD TOWN

Welcome to Tallinn, Estonia.

The pastel, photogenic capital city. Sitting on the Gulf of Finland is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to in my (long, long, long) 22 years. Tallinn’s Old Town is the best preserved Medieval city in Europe and boasts the honour of being a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Late last year I spent a few days nestled in an Airbnb in the heart of the Old Town (linked because it was amazing and had a private sauna in) and have to share how amazing it was and what you can get up to in the Old Town.

Check out my last post on Tallinn’s abandoned Olympic stadium if you want to see the complete opposite of what you’re about to!

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INTERVIEWED: JESS AND JOSH COOK

Welcome to INTERVIEWED, a series of chats and discussions with creators of all kinds from all over the internet.

 Today we’re joined by the wonderful Jess of Jess & Josh Cook, a blogger who can cook and create almost anything and knows the restaurants of Brighton better than I know the back of my hand.

D: Who are you and what do you do as an online creator?

J: I’m Jess and I’m a food blogger at Jess & Josh Cook. We do recipes and reviews mostly, Josh does all the cooking for our reviews and I do everything else that comes with having a blog.. I also do some freelance social media management for friends which is what I’d love to do full time!
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Exploring an Abandoned Olympic Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia

Last November I spent two weeks travelling around North Eastern Europe, starting in Finland and finishing in Lithuania. Today’s post begins the coverage of the second city we visited, the capital of Estonia, Tallinn!

Tallinn is known for being extremely, extremely beautiful. It’s an absolute fairytale of a city, it’s picturesque, it doesn’t feel real, and it’s quite possibly my favourite city on the planet. However today we aren’t talking about that side of Tallinn, we’re focusing on Linnahall, an abandoned Olympic stadium located just a stones throw from the Old Town.

If you want to know how we got from Finland to Estonia, and all about Helsinki, you can go to my post 72 Hours in Helsinki.

Originally named V.I Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport, Linnahall was constructed for the 1980 Summer Olympic Games, hosted in the Soviet Union. Moscow had no suitable facility for the sailing, so the Gulf of Finland on which Tallinn sits was selected. This venue was constructed and became an iconic part of Tallinn.

In the years to come, it became a venue to host all kinds of events, concerts being one of them. Toto performed ‘Africa’ here, and honestly that’s enough to get me to visit anywhere on the planet. Thankfully the building wasn’t used for another purpose – war. Like many buildings in the Soviet Union, the building was constructed with invasion in mind, Linnahall was build to allow tanks to shoot out to sea incase the Finnish invaded.

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INTERVIEWED: I’M PETER

Welcome to #INTERVIEWED, a series of chats and discussions with creators of all kinds.

Today we’re joined by Scottish beanie connoisseur Peter of I’m Peter.

D: What do you do as an online creator?

P: I’d say as an online creator I share my life and passions with others through a variety of different mediums.

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