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Favourite summer look

Summer, you remember that right? I think we had about a week of it here in the UK. Anyway blessed with a tan from my holiday to Jamaica I attended the wedding, well vow renewal of some old friends. 

I’d had my eye on a maxi dress for some time, just a matter of finding the right one. Then after spotting this beauty on twitter I had to get it from Simply Be


It was perfect, I mean look at it.

The prefect summer dress. Teamed with summer wedges and this gorgeous embroidered bag from New Look.

Wedding outfit complete


All about holding onto those last sunny days………. oh and burgers

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What I did on my holidays

So this years summer travels took me across the sea to beautiful Jamaica. More specifically the luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay and it was stunning. 

The rooms were decked out with either a super deluxe king bed or 2 doubles, tv, fully stocked mini fridge, bottle of vodka and rum.  Jacuzzi bath, double sink bathroom, toilet, shower etc. But rooms are rooms anywhere.

We chose the luxury side as it was adults only, so no kids. Personally heaven for me. Unlimited visits to the a la carte restaurants, branded spirit drinks etc.

My favourites were the Jamaican and Japanese. Mainly for the food but the shows they put on are super fun. Oh and who doesn’t love a good buffet breakfast 

       

 The beach was exquisite, private and peaceful. I tried to get down there each morning before others arrived. Just to have some me time 

        

Pools were clean with constant entertainment or quieter areas if you wanted to peace, grounds lush and green.

     

           
This was 2 weeks of relaxation, reading and rest

Below are a few of my holiday essentials;

Sunscreen and after sun lotions -stay safe

Books, with my personal recommendations

Sunglasses these are Joanie Clothing 

Chub rub stick

Bug repellent 

And the famous big cup, super for filling with cocktails and keep it them cool

what goes up…….

So i decided to challenge myself earlier in the year. Climb Ben Nevis, ambitious i know. then disaster, I  partially tore my achilles tendon junction late in 2015.

still i was determined to get fitter and do it.

so off i set with some of my guy pals to camp and climb.

we stayed at Glen Nevis campsite Friday – Monday, giving ourselves 2 full days incase the weather was dodgy.

you really can experience 4 seasons in one day. We decided to head up on the Saturday as that had the best forecast. and boy were we right. the weather was glorious and the views were breathtaking.

now we didn’t exactly rough it we had electric hook up and took a slow cooker and George Foreman grill, but hey its 2016.

we also took the opportunity to visit the local town of Fort William while we were there. Not so much to write home about but was nice enough to visit, and partake in a bit of bowling!

Sadly i didn’t make it to the top, my friends did however so thanks to them for the pictures from there.

My plan is to get my leg 100% better and try again next year!

but hey i had a super weekend so no complaint here!

just for reference here is the mountain the day after we went up……. oh wait its hidden behind that low cloud!!

 

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Haddon Hall – Country Living

Now i am  little nerdy, not a bad thing but something i fully acknowledge.

So when i was away for the weekend recently i took the opportunity to visit Haddon Hall.

Nestled away in beautiful Derbyshire Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Present-day Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, whereupon it lay dormant for over two hundred years from 1700 until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland restored the house and gardens, and once again made it habitable.

Avoiding fire; warfare; family misfortune and changing fashions, little has changed over recent centuries and Haddon provides a unique view of early English life and history.

 

the views from the garden were quite breathtaking, as you can see.

now if only i could win the Lotto and buy myself a little slice of Country Living

 

Y Not?

Before you berate me for the terrible grammar/ spelling I am talking about the Y Not? Festival 2016.

Now i have to admit i hadn’t heard of this festival before a friend very kindly asked me to accompany them for the weekend, and i wasn’t disappointed

Now the line up was pretty similar to that of Kendal Calling, with headliners being Editors, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Maddness, The Hives, Blossoms, etc. some pretty big bands I’m sure you agree. And how could I forget The Lancashire Hotpots

But as always some of the less well know bands on earlier on the main stages and smaller stages managed to catch my attention. Those of note for me were Circa Waves, Eliza and the Bear, Coasts and most of the Country and Western ones in the Saloon Bar.

 

Essentials

  • Tent – erm kind of a given
  • Sleeping bag (s) – double for nighttime warmth
  • Pillows – coz, well i like some comfort
  • Food/ Drinks – Free dried pastas and bottled water and of course the obligatory cider is a must for me!
  • Lanyard – i mean not only do you look super cool but also you can plan your stages
  • Sanitiser – if i need to explain why then we can’t be friends!
  • Head torch – ( see picture) – just for fun and hey see how awesome i look!

 

this is definitely one of the festival line ups i will be checking out next year

 

 

 

Amsterdam Apartment

So as many of you know i have a little love for the old travel bug.

Well this last month i went on a little trip to the beautiful city of Amsterdam with a few of my gal pals.

We found a lovely City Centre Apartment close enough to the town centre to walk in and far enough away to have a peaceful night sleep.

the 3 rooms comfortably slept the 6 of us, we had our own lounge and kitchen and the all important WIFI

but the stairs, oh the stairs, i wouldn’t be exaggerating (ok maybe a little) to say they were vertical, like climb a mountain vertical

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ok i know they don’t look it but i felt like i conquered Everest everyday getting up and down them!

i’ll cover some of the more touristy things i did in the coming posts, but for now i leave you with this beautiful croissant ( little treat for climbing those damn stairs!)

 

Sunday funday

Sunday’s are strange aren’t they?

Saturday’s are all about shopping, lunching, catching up with friends, partying and so on. But Sunday’s are just a pre-Monday build up, chores, food shopping, laundry, blah blah blah

Well this week I decided to go out for Sunday dinner! I know out for dinner, on a Sunday!

It’s so hard to find places that aren’t chains these days (well it is in my area). So when my friend asked me out to lunch we headed to somewhere I hadn’t been for a few years The Swan

But wait it’s now a chain also!

But we had some eating to do so asked for a table anyway, and I’m so glad we did

The inside was decorated so light and airy, with 3 separated eating areas. We were given 3. Menu choices, Main menu, fish specials and Sunday sepecials. 

As always I can’t decide on starter or desert so spoiler alert I had all 3! 

Starter of spinach soup   

Not my usual choice but damn tasty

What do you do when you can’t decide which meat to have with your roast, that’s right all 3  

And pudding had to be my new obsession salted caramel. The salted caramel, brownie and cheesecake sundae, but with no whipped cream extra salted caramel sauce, obviously 

 
All in all a delicious afternoon! 

When in Vegas…..

Ok ok so I missed my Friday deadline. But I’m hoping you’ll forgive me

I have a good excuse, not a dog ate my homework excuse but genuine one. See I’m in a different time zone, well I’ve been in 3 different time zones over the past 6 days.

See now you remember im in America! Whoop

So what have I done this week I hear you ask( even if you haven’t I’m going to tell you anyway)

Well firstly I flew to fabulous Las Vegas

Did a little gambling, when in Rome and all that  
Saw some magic and met some magicians

  

Saw a big hole


Oh and flew in a helicopter to the bottom of said hole

  

Oh yeah and got married!


Much more detail to come on all the above with links and info

But right now I’m in New York, honeymoon and all that jazz

Have an awesome week

Busy as a B

I’m a relatively busy person. Not in a work way like I imagine most people but in my own time. 

I like to think I’m a good planner and organiser but maybe not. How can this be I have all the lists?!

So I work Monday-Friday in one of those regular type jobs blah blah. But most evenings and weekends I’m busy busy. My week pans out pretty much like

Monday -gym/bingo

Tuesday – puppy training

Wednesday- netball training/ game

Thursday – college

Weekends – well where do I start, visiting friends, going to gigs, walking the dog, shopping, cleaning, organising, getting my hair done, all manner of errands.

So yeah I like to be busy,  but then I realised i never make time to relax, to do some of the things I love, to take pictures, to read (unless I’m on holiday) etc so by the time Monday comes round I haven’t stopped
Maybe I need to make me time, time to enjoy life, time to find out who I am, ok that’s a little American but maybe it’s true!

So time to make a change!

Hopefully you’ll come along to and see what happens

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