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Premier Inn is one of my favourite hotel brands, and the one we have stayed in the most is the Trafford Centre West. Even though we are less than 30 minutes away, I have stayed at the hotel 12 times and I love it there. The main reason we stay there is the close proximity to the Trafford Centre. There are actually 3 Premier Inns within minutes of the Trafford Centre, but we always pick the West one to stay in. It has a large car pack and it is less than a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants.… Continue reading

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Back in June it was time to head off for another girlie night away. Two of my friends had turned 40 in April and August, and June was a good time to go away and celebrate. After much research by my friend, we decided to head to Cottons Hotel which is in leafy Knutsford in Cheshire. We were impressed with the different packages Cottons have on offer, and we decided on The Girls Night Out Package for £117.00 each. This included the following

  • pre-dinner cocktails served in the bar
  • an overnight stay with breakfast in a luxurious guest room
  • delicious 3 course dinner with an option to take desserts in your room
  • half a bottle of wine per person
  • selection of chick flick DVD’s and popcorn
  • a goody bag for everyone on arrival
  • a gift from ESPA worth £20.00

We arrived on the Saturday around 2pm and we were quickly checked in.… Continue reading

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10 things you won’t find me doing this Christmas

1 – Putting the tree up in November. Quite simply Christmas is in December NOT November. Its now the 7th December and still no tree up in The Williams house. Our tree goes up the middle weekend in December and one year it went up the third weekend….. Gasp !!!

2 – Braving the shops ANYTIME in December. My Christmas shopping is done via a laptop, Pyjamas on with a large glass of gin/wine/baileys.

3 – Taking about 4 hours to write Christmas cards. Sorry but I don’t see the point in Christmas cards anymore, and have not sent one in about 8 years.… Continue reading

Last year some of you may remember I blogged about ‘Amazing what you can get for a tenner’. Hubby and I have a limit of £10.00 for each others Christmas presents. Yep no Radley bags or Pandora charms for me. We started our tradition around 4 years ago when we were saving to go to Florida, and we now do it every year. Its amazing how much thought you put into it with only a small budget. I am great at sourcing bargains, and this year he has a total of 9 presents to open on the big day, beating his 8 of last year.… Continue reading

I have been blogging for 18 months now, and the one subject I have not yet written about is Walt Disney World in Florida. So here goes with my first post about my favourite place on earth.

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2011 – Walt Disney World

2011 – We went on our ‘once in a lifetime’ trip in April 2011. We chose that year as we were celebrating 10 years of marriage and the hubby was turning 40. We went for 2 weeks and stayed in a huge villa, along with my mum, step dad, step sister and her family. This was the first time I had been to America, and I fell in love with Orlando and of course Disney. … Continue reading

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On Friday evening hubby and I decided to go to Pesto which is in the Trafford Centre. This was the very first time we had visited a Pesto. I was looking forward to it as I had heard good things about it from my best friend. When we got there, we were quickly seated and handed our menus. What I love about Pesto is that it is an Italian restaurant, but the portions are served on small plates. Like an Italian Tapas ! Ideal restaurant for those people who want to try a few different dishes as they can never make up their mind…..… Continue reading

It seems only fitting that I write this blog post with a nice cup of Nutty Hazelnut Beanie Coffee next to my laptop. Mmmmm just what you need on a horrible wet Autumn day. I heard of Beanies Coffee a few months ago in my Slimming World class, and I was sent 4 of the flavours to review. After trying them for the past few days I absolutely love them all, and really can not pick out a favourite. So I thought I would do my top ten reasons why Beanies Coffees are fab !

1 – Each serving has 2 calories.… Continue reading

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Would you believe that today, 7th November 2014, is World Vasectomy Day. Wow they really do have a World Day for everything, though I think the hubby would prefer World Chocolate or Beer Day ! How do I know this interesting fact ? Well, I was watching This Morning yesterday where they were showing a LIVE vasectomy. Yep there was a very brave gentleman, who basically looked like a lamb about to be slaughtered, which of course was not far from the truth. Anyway it got me thinking to my husbands vasectomy, and after I consulted him (well it was his bits I would be writing about) I decided to write this post.… Continue reading

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#frankiesfangs at Frankie and Bennys

At the weekend we visited our local Frankie and Bennys in Widnes. We LOVE the Frankie and Bennys brand, and we tend to go every few months. It always has a great atmosphere, and last Saturday when we walked in, we were met by a lit pumpkin and all the staff dressed up for Halloween. We were booked in at 4.30pm and the whole place had a great party atmosphere. We were lead to our table and greeted with party hats and streamers, which I thought was a nice touch. Daughter soon made use of them.… Continue reading

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Last weekend we went to Airkix Indoor Sky Diving Centre which is in Manchester near to the Trafford Centre. I had cashed in some of my Tesco Clubcard vouchers, and bought an experience for my husband for Fathers Day. He always says he wants to do a proper sky dive one day, and I thought this would be the cheaper option. For my sons 12th birthday I also got him a voucher which I purchased from Amazon Local. This was £23 for the sky dive experience, plus a dvd and a photo. Great value for money.  It was easy to book their sessions online, and I arranged their time for 4pm last Sunday.… Continue reading