Lifestyle

I Planned a Halloween Party Blogger Event! #BloggerHalloweenParty

Have you ever planned something and on the run up to it you think it’s gonna be a flop? You consider every bad scenario possible and what you’ll do if they actually happen? You maybe even consider cancelling it altogether, just to save yourself the humiliation. But then. BUT THEN. It turns out to be pretty much the best thing ever and you want to relive it again and again? Well, that’s what happened when Kirsty and I planned #BloggerHalloweenParty at the end of last month. We had tonnes of ignored emails, an abundance of stresshead moments, plenty of reservations,…

Travel

Appreciating the Unexpected Surprises when you Travel Without Plans

In case you haven’t noticed so far (and you haven’t, wth?!), I am a sucker for a getaway. Whether it’s a quick city break, a cheap and cheerful staycation, or an all out luxury sunshine holiday, there’s something that makes me so happy about getting away from everyday life. I mean, browsing the web for holidays I can’t afford but dream about pretty much daily is literally a hobby of mine. But the really exciting part? Booking a break on a whim. Going away with no plans. Just letting each day happen as it comes. And when you travel without plans,…

Travel

Ultimate Relaxation in Cyprus – Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort, Paphos

This year, I was lucky enough to cross another country off of my list when I experienced Cyprus for the very first time in October thanks to On the Beach. After being chosen to work with them on their winter sun holidays, I jetted off to stay at two of their top neighbouring hotels in Paphos. Having never travelled outside of the summer months, I was a tad dubious as to whether Cyrpus would still be as warm as I’ve been used to on other holidays. I needn’t have worried. As soon as we stepped off the plane at the…

Books

Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes: Book Review

I hate to sound like a grouch, but I’m not one of those people who gets overly excited for Christmas straight after Halloween. In fact, I’m more the sort of person who finds herself in a panic after Halloween because she hasn’t started Christmas shopping, and is constantly reminded of the fact by cute festive adverts and the wintery Costa Coffee cups. (Don’t you just love them this year though?!) Don’t get me wrong: I love Christmas and everything that comes with it, I just can’t get excited too early because, y’know, there’s just so much to do. That doesn’t mean…

Travel

A taste of luxury at the Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa, Mexico

Mexico. A dream holiday destination for oh so many, right? And as of August this year, I can safely confirm that it is indeed the stuff of laptop screensavers, holiday brochures and Hollywood movie scenes. Endless azure seascapes, soft crystal white sand, palm trees galore and a clear blue sky disturbed by nothing but the sunshine’s rays and the occasional baby cloud quickly passing by. Having wanted to go to Mexico for years but sadly never having the funds, my boyfriend and I well and truly struck lucky when I won a competition with Virgin Holidays on Twitter, and after…

Lifestyle

Making Pom-Poms at the Hobbycraft Hull Blogger Event

In case you didn’t already know (and thus you haven’t lived!), Hobbycraft is a wonderful store full of all kinds of crafty goodness – rows upon rows of paints, pens and crayons, shimmering displays of fabrics, vibrant stacks of colouring books, sections dedicated to decorating cakes, and a huge selection of sparkly stickers (yes – I’m a massive sticker geek). Sounds like heaven on earth, right? So imagine how I jumped at the chance when I was invited to a Hobbycraft event in my own city of Hull. In fact, it was the first Hobbycraft blogger event ever. So yeah,…