Amii @ Thirty

Lifestyle blog by a thirty-something city dweller


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Autumn Tag 2017

I do not cope well with the swift move into autumn. I should be used to it living in Europe where the dark evenings creep in quickly and the weather turns rainy and cold in the blink of an eye. But, I’m not used to it; even after 31 (nearly 32) years.

Despite struggling with the seasonal change, there are actually lots of things I love about autumn. Not least, that it brings my birthday and therefore a fun holiday or trip to celebrate – I’m firmly on the countdown to Marbella next week for some sun and golf with my parents.

To focus on the positives of autumn and to get me out of my writing slump, I decided to give this Autumn Tag a go. I read one of these last week over at Queen Sapphire and thought I’d try it.

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6 things you should know about using Airbnb

There’s travelling like a tourist and then there’s travelling like a local. Airbnb has made the second option so much easier in recent years. By staying out of hotels and hostels and getting to live in a home, your travel experience can be completely different and sometimes more enriching. airbnb, amii at 30, deventer, netherlands, holiday, travel blogI love being able to experience real-life when I travel and not just stick to the usual tourist opportunities. Don’t get me wrong, I still love doing an open-top tour bus and a bunch of museum and attraction visits when I travel to somewhere new but I also like to Continue reading…


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Sampling Beauty #5

This Sampling Beauty post covers June and July selections as, with a holiday and a house move, I didn’t get around to trying most of these products until August.

A few of my favoured brands – Caudalie and Nuxe – are highlighted in this post but I’ve tried and reviewed some products from their ranges that I hadn’t used before.

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Explore Netherlands #2 – Dutch stereotypes

Every country has it’s stereotypes and whilst many are true to some degree, there are also many which aren’t true at all. I love hearing what people think of the British and also love to see whether the stereotypes in places I travel to have any grounding in today’s world or whether they are completely far-fetched and unrealistic.

In this Explore Netherlands post, I’ve decided not to write about Dutch stereotypes but to Continue reading…


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My top picks for Summer Nails

Summer nails should be bold and bright, and in today’s post I share a few of my favourite summer shades and colour combinations. Now, whilst I’m not much of a girlie girl, I love having my nails painted. For so many years, I played team sports and had to keep my nails super short; I was also a nail biter for years growing up so they never looked nice enough to be painted. summer nails, nail varnish, nail polish, essie, nails inc, hema, barry m, beautyFrom a recent Love Me Beauty selection, I picked Continue reading…


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4 reasons why brunch is the best meal of the day

Brunch is the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch. Whilst I tend to reserve brunch for a weekend activity, when I have time to relax and eat for hours, I’m envious of anyone whose life allows weekday brunch as well.

In today’s post, I’m going to share my top 4 reasons why brunch is the best meal of the day.

brunch, de gillende keukenmeiden, zwolle, french toast, greek yoghurt, banana, blueberries

French toast at De gillende keukenmeiden, Zwolle

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