Sunday, 29 January 2017

Woburn Coffee House



                        
Evening Everyone,    



Hope everyone's had a great weekend.

I thought for tonight's blog I'd tell you about an amazing place I stumbled upon yesterday. On my journey back from Milton Keynes we pulled in to a lovely little Village called Woburn.
As the sun was setting I only got to see a small part of it but the best part was visiting the Coffee House.
If you or a member of your family are a fan of afternoon tea or have a celebration coming up this is a perfect venue with a 5star service. 
I was lucky to watch the quality of customer service given to the guests whilst we were there and they really make your visit something very special. 
From outside it looks quite small but they have a two levels and also a great extension at the back and Garden space in the summer. 
Each area is looked after beautifully and to a very high standard. The presentation is something completely worth going to see.

For more details contact 
Karen@woburncoffeehouse.co.uk 
Reservations only / Weekends only
21 Market Place Woburn, MK179PZ

I was lucky to see upstairs just before we left and it was incredible, I could have easily spent a few hours there but it was great to see the place so busy when we arrived. 

I really recommend this as a place to visit for an afternoon out and also a special occasion you won't be disappointed. 

Thanks for reading and have a great evening
Love Holly x




Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Lego Store - Leicester Square London

Evening Everyone, 
So I thought for my blog this evening I'd tell you about my visit to the brand new Lego Store thats recently opened in London.
Until last week I'd passed the store a few times and each time there had been a queue outside but luckily on my time off for my birthday there was a short wait to gain entry, we queued up for a couple of minutes in the light rain before being allowed in.
I completely understand the stores reasoning for the queuing system as even though it was busy there was room to move around on both levels and enjoy the experience as well.
Both levels featured some great Lego displays ( check out the pictures from my visit) What I liked about both levels was it was light and airy from the windows which give you a great view across Leicester Square. Theres also tills on both levels so when busy mean you wont be kept long queuing. There was also lots of staff around the store as well so all questions were asked quickly by a great team with brilliant Lego knowledge. 

Nearest tubes are Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square with Charing Cross being a short walk away.
If your a fan of chocolate check out the M n M store just across when you leave the Lego store behind.

Being a big fan of Lego myself I recommend a visit as any age will enjoy the look round

Hope you have a great evening 

Love Holly 

x

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Behind the Scenes at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Hey Everyone, 

Happy 2017       

Thought i'd tell you about my adventures behind the scenes at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London.
I'm a big fan of the show and have been lucky to have seen it a couple of times on the run in London. Its been in my mind for a long time to do this backstage tour and with the show ending this weekend and for a birthday treat I thought now was the time.
After a quick pitstop for breakfast before we went to the theatre my brother n I made our way to the foyer where we were met and given our tickets by the box office and waited for our guide. 
We didn't have to wait long and we were lucky to have a small group of four of us to start the tour. 

Our guide started off with some amazing history of the theatre telling us about different things that had happened through the years and also some great facts about the design of the theatre and its restoration work as well.
We then made our way through the corridors towards the Royal Box and the private rooms that are next to it. The view from this box in the auditorium was incredible. We were lucky to see the sets and scenery being tested for the afternoon show. For those who have seen the show it has some incredible stage sets but to see how far back the stage goes was pretty incredible.
We then had a great view from the first balcony and heard some history about the ghosts of the theatre as well. Luckily none came out to see us whilst we were walking round.
I did note this theatre was the only one I've seen that had boxes at the back of the balcony to which the view was brilliant.

We then saw some more areas behind the balcony which had a small selection of pictures of stars that had performed on the stage there. After this it was then time to head backstage.
We were lucky because of the small group to then see the area under the stage. This was something that was actually incredible to see. The amount of mechanics that control everything is not something you would think about whilst watching the show but it was really interesting to see.
We then had a quick look at parts of the foundations of the theatre that survived the war and were preserved. The theatre itself is huge so navigating round it especially backstage is something I commend the whole crew for.

I had no idea what to expect from this but we were both really surprised and so impressed with what we saw and also learnt.
If your a fan of theatre I completely recommend checking out booking one of these tours either at the Theatre Royal or at the London Palladium (which is next on my list) 
check out the link here 
http://www.reallyusefultheatres.co.uk/specials-vip-hospitality/offers/tours

Hope you all have an amazing rest of the week

Love Holly x