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Have you seen them? Those little glimpses that it’s coming. You might have noticed the tins of Roses and Quality Street, suddenly popping up when you walk in the supermarket. You might have even seen the likes of Marks and Spencer and Lidl, showing pigs in blankets and sausage wreaths on your social media.
While I don’t think Christmas season officially begins until you hear your first notes of Michael Bublé, Christmas is looming ever closer, and that can only mean one thing… lots of festive cheer.
The local high street may not be as … Continue reading
Review – We were invited to the Cookhouse and Pub to enjoy a complimentary three course meal with drinks
At the weekend we were invited back to our local Cookhouse and Pub, to have a look at their new menu. We last visited the pub in Northwich, Cheshire just over a year ago, after it had gone through a refurbishment programme and changed from a Brewers Fayre to a Cookhouse and Pub. We were looking forward to returning, and seeing what new dishes were on the menu.
We arrived just as the pub was opening for lunchtime, and it was … Continue reading
You know the saying “better late than never” well this is how I feel about my Little Loves post. I nearly didn’t bother, as September has been a really up and down month. I am still suffering with the after effects of pneumonia, and after seeing my consultant this week, more in-depth tests and scans are needed. It’s really hard being breathless every time you move, and life seems to be in limbo at the moment. But I am going to dig deep and try to see some positives.
I knew I wanted to read something light hearted in … Continue reading
Most of us recognise the importance of putting some money away for a rainy day. But, many of us are still not saving for major life events that are set to occur a long way in the future. For example, 41% of Brits are not building up sufficient funds to pay for their children to go to university or take on an apprenticeship. A similar number are not saving enough for retirement.
Yet, as you will see, there are efficient ways to save money for events that won’t take place for many years. Below, are details of just a few … Continue reading
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With the subject of climate change and living sustainably being very much in the news at the moment, it got me thinking as to how sustainable we actually are when we travel. There is no getting away from the fact that we love to explore new places, and invariably those places will involve a plane journey. But what can we do when we visit new countries and cities ? How can we make our travel more sustainable ?
I thought about our recent trip to Amsterdam, and the things we did to make … Continue reading
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I can’t believe that it’s taken me until my mid forties to discover the thrill of European city breaks. Our day trip to Amsterdam was when I fell in love with the city, and we returned in the summer and had three days to explore. And with Copenhagen booked for next year, I am now on a mission to find hidden gems in Europe that we can visit.
Bled in Slovenia
I first came across Bled when a lady on my instagram visited there over the summer, and wow it looked beautiful. Bled … Continue reading
A few months ago we had the opportunity to go away for the night, and our destination of choice was Harrogate. We hadn’t had a night away just the two of us, since we stayed in the Conniston Hotel back in July 2018, and we were really looking forward to getting away. We chose Harrogate as it’s been on my ‘travel list’ for around 15 years, so I thought it was about time we actually went.
As we were staying on a Saturday night, I knew most hotels would be over £100 for room only. But the Travelodge was coming … Continue reading
We were kindly given two x 72 hour I Amsterdam Cards for the purpose of this review.
If you have been following me over the summer, you will know that we travelled to Amsterdam for 3 days to celebrate our eldest turning 17. After our day trip to Amsterdam back in May, we couldn’t wait to return to the city for a longer period, giving us more time to explore. During our visit I worked with I Amsterdam, who kindly provided us with two cards which covered us for the duration of our trip.
What is the I Amsterdam Card
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There’s no better way to spend a weekend than by taking a road trip with your loved ones. Even as summer comes to a close, there’s no reason to put off holidays until next year. You might not be able to get time off work or school, but a mini-break can be just as good. This Saturday, you could hop in the car as a family and hit the open road. Of course, you might want a plan of action before you do that. Otherwise, you might be disappointed if your trip feels incomplete. Here’s what to prepare before road … Continue reading
I totally failed in writing my Little Loves post for the month of July, but one word sums up why I didn’t get around to it…. Pneumonia. I have been poorly for around two months now, and spent a full week in hospital during August. But I’m going to try really hard not to dwell on that, and instead focus on the positives that came out of the summer holidays.
I am still keeping up with my target of reading two books a month, though I actually thought I would double it in August with being in hospital. But … Continue reading