If there was ever a holiday I was counting down to, it was our very much needed break to the Sani Resort in Greece. Having been suffering with my health for the past 4 months, we were all very much in need of some rest and relaxation in the sunshine, and Greece did not disappoint with the amazing temperatures we were blessed with.

Sani Asterias in Greece

It had been over 2 years since we had been at the Sani Resort, as I was extremely lucky to have been invited to the soft opening of their Dunes hotel back in 2017. Sani Resort … Continue reading

The Caribbean is a special place because it’s loved by everyone. No matter what part of the world you come from, you will find it difficult to disagree that this part of the world is simply paradise. The crystal clear exotic waters that  shimmer in the sun, and sand as soft as a newborn baby. Tall palm trees that gently sway in the ocean winds. It’s marvellous in every way.

The Caribbean

But getting to the Caribbean Islands is not easy, as they are in between South and North America. They’re also further out toward the Atlantic Ocean than any other piece Continue reading

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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.

Getting Festive in London

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.

Cookhouse and Pub - Northwich

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.

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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.

Long-term ways to save and invest

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 ?

The Red Light District

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.

Amsterdam

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.

24 hours in Harrogate

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.

I Amsterdam card

What is the I Amsterdam Card

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