Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Saturday, 1 December 2018
Sunday, 25 November 2018
So being November 25th it’s officially the 4 week countdown to the big day ... I don’t think I’m the only one who wants to know where this year has gone.
I feel like I’ve left a fast forward button on the year it’s gone that fast.
I think this year is one in a long time where I’m feeling festive a lot earlier than I normally do.
For a good 16 years working in retail and then tourism it was Christmas from November onwards till New Year and I took myself away from it.
I’m still not quite ready for the Christmas music but have so far the past few weeks really enjoyed looking at all the trees I’ve seen up.
I’ve always loved decorations, now I usually keep hold of a certain set but always love looking for more. I even spent time last night looking at different trees that’s how in the mood I am to start decorating soon.
Now with it being a month away I have to throw the question out
When is a good time to put the tree up? Drop a comment below and let me know.
There’s more festive stuff on the way so don’t forget to check back soon.
Love Holly x
Sunday, 18 November 2018
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Saturday, 20 October 2018
Friday, 19 October 2018
I hope you’ve all had a great week
With names such as Cath Kidston, Gap, Paperchase and Yankee Candle to name a few all on Outlet prices it will prove a great place to shop over the Christmas season.
Thursday, 4 October 2018
Thursday, 27 September 2018
Twinnings vs Tetley Fruit Infusers for Water Bottles
So for today blog I thought I’d do a bit of a comparison on the two brands.
Now I’ve been drinking the Twinnings range for most of the Summer so was happy to see Tetley on board with this and have bought of their new ones to try.
Now first up is the prices
Twinnings I’ve seen retailing in different stores with three different prices ranging between £3 and £4.15.
Tetley so far I’ve seen retailing for £2.50
They both come with 12 bags in each container
So far Twinnings flavours seem to be lasting longer for use during a working day but I am looking forward to finding more of the Tetley range to try now I know it’s out and hopefully in more stores.
What do you guys think ?
Have you tried these ranges? Also what are your favourite flavours and have you found them at different prices. So far Morrison’s is the best priced I have found to get them.
Drop a comment below and let me know what you think
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Saturday, 15 September 2018
Elan Cafe - Oxford St London
I hope you’ve all had a lovely week
So today’s blog is one I’ve been waiting to do for a long time.
Yesterday I finally got a chance to visit Elan Cafe and their brand new branch that opened near Oxford St this week. Their other branches are in Mayfair and Knightsbridge and from the pictures on Instagram look stunning.
On approach it looked busy but we were seated quickly.
The choice of food on the menu is lovely and decently priced for what it is. I ordered Avocado on toast with Feta which was presented really nicely and tasted amazing.
It was then on to the desserts, there is a wide range of cakes and desserts out on display. We both went for the triple chocolate cheesecake which even though a small portion tasted amazing and was very filling.
There was a range of outside and inside tables to choose to sit at which I thought was good both low tables and high up ones if you are stopping for a coffee.
If you are looking for somewhere nice to eat I really recommend popping in for a visit and I’m looking forward now to checking out the other branches next. Don’t forget to check them out on Instagram as well
Have a great rest of the weekend
Sunday, 26 August 2018
So this week I've been catching up on the pile of every growing photos and thing's i've collected this year to go in photo albums and scrapbooks.
It made me wonder, in an age which is run mostly by social media and mobile phones who likes to keep hard copies of things.
For as long as I can remember I have saved up photos both from camera film to digital cameras and also camera phones. Who goes that step further in getting pictures printed ? Over a course of a year I tend to save them up and get either 3 or 4 sets printed that cover the previous few months. I love making collages, scrapbooks and finding different frames for pictures
I looked at my phone the other day and how many pictures are actually on it, I make a point of backing it up often as I know as much as I would be upset if I lost it I know I have my printed pictures as well.
So here is my question for you all, if camera phones and social media got taken away over night what would you do with your memories? You can upload pictures to facebook and instagram in an instant and they are there to share but in a digital which changes so quick how would we cope if it suddenly wasn't there
Leave a comment below as I'd love to know how you all store your memories
Friday, 24 August 2018
So Its been a while since my last driving update
The lessons are going well and I feel I'm starting get a grip with what I am trying to do, the gear changes are becoming easier with my instructors help along with everything else you have to remember with driving the car.
This weeks challenges have been harder.... driving what will be my own car for extra practise..... Not as easy as it sounds I promise you. It's a great car but there's been a lot of frustration this week with learning how different the clutch is. It's simple you may think - its a pedal - trust me it's not it's hard and it's taking a bit longer to click.
I've also now as a safety net when I've been out driving been going slightly longer routes so I don't get myself into situations i'm not fully confident in getting out of yet.
It's all well and good stalling on a quiet road but on a busy road it's not great. I've been told many times keep calm take a breath and carry on but trust me it's not easy. Most people like I mentioned in the last driving blog when they see an L plate on an instructors car or someone out doing private practise will hang back and give you some breathing space.
I'm learning speed limits, I'm learning how to feel comfortable doing different speeds and also how to deal with being on the road, what I don't mind is if people want to over take but sometimes it maybe worth remembering is if a car a couple of cars in front doesn't move as quick as you expect you really don't need to keep sounding your horn. As a learner it's off putting and soul destroying at times and really doesn't help any learner move quicker.
The also applies when you think for anyone who has recently passed they may not have a P plate on the car so keep this in mind as even though they've passed people can still use some encouragement.
My biggest achievement this week was attempting reversing and bay parking whilst out with a friend. Ok the car park was empty but for a first attempt at this I did really well.
I know the frustration will eventually go and things will come easier but for now it's more practise
I'll update you all soon