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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

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The week that went

So week 1 of 2016 has been and gone. How are we all feeling?

I’ve got to admit I’m feeling pretty good, my boot has come off and I now just have a teeny gel insert for shoes and crutch when needed.  Bye bye booty

Amongst daily work life the biggest thing that’s happened this week is that I am preparing to go on my new year holiday. Every year I like to go away in January, not only is it my birthday this month but also you can get some pretty amazing deals on breaks. 

So this year I’m heading for…….America. I’ve never been to the states before, and may never have an opportunity to go so I’ve decided to cover 2 sides. Las Vegas and New York. I love visiting new places and seeing different cultures but this is my first trip to a county whose first language is the same as my own. 

I’m not sure what to expect, I have met very few Americans in real life and majority of my preconceptions come only from those on tv and film. Not always flattering so hoping real life interaction will dispel these. 

Packing has been a challenge for this holiday as I need to cover 2 different weather situations, mild in Las Vegas and hat scarf and gloves weather for New York 

  All the essential, boots, underwear, crutch!

   As you can see I love a bag or 3!!

  Brrrrr looking like a cold front 

Tomorrow is final day before my trip which for me means repacking  and last minute panic!

Wish me luck

See you on the other side

Weekend with the Scots 

Hey there, apologies for the radio silence but you know……. Life gets in the way

Anywho I’m back, and I’ve been travelling, well I’ve been to our neighbours in the north. 

That’s right I spent a weekend visiting friends in Edinburgh. A city I found to be more beautiful then I imagined. Not sure if it was because it was all Christmassy with the markets and window displays but beautiful it was. 

I did the usual touristy things, museum, dungeons, castle etc. however I also went to somewhere is never heard before  The real Mary Kings Close , for me this is a must do. You go under the city and see what lies beneath and hear the stories of how the city was for hundreds of years before 

And being a tourist of course I bought the photo 

  
I also visited The Edinburgh Dungeons, in my opinion miles better then it’s London counterpart. The interaction was top level and the story telling was brilliant. Gruesome stories and ghost tales

  
As any friend of mine know I love a little bit of history so a little visit to Edinburgh Castle was a must, situated high above the city it offers impressive views of the city and out to sea  

    
 
And as its December it would be rude not to visit the market, and by this I obviously mean eat all the meat and drink all the mulled cider 

   
    
    
 
Hopefully speak soon but for now I’m of to find some crepes 

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