Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Shoe Shopping

Shoe Shopping for Bigger Shoes for Women

Hey Everyone, 

So lets talk about shoes today and ladies shoe shopping. 

Normal shopping for anything else that isn't shoe related I am completely fine about but when it comes to shoes it fill me with dread.

It comes from being blessed with size 8 feet from my early teens. Now things have got better in recent years but it's still not great. 
My main question though is why when identical trainers ( eg plain white or black branded shoes) are available in both Women's and Men's sizes should you be expected to pay more if the men's size is in stock and the women's isn't?.

Over time I've learnt where to shop and to not get that feeling when the shop assistant is away looking for ages for your size for a long time. Two of my favourite go to shops especially for trainers are Schuh and JD Sports. They stock a great size range of women's shoes and especially bigger sizes so you have more of a chance of either ordering online or walking away from the store with what you wanted. 

I wondered into another shoe shop the other day to ask if a certain brand and design was in stock. They had the design but not the colour but I was told flat out that their sizes stopped at a size 7 and I could look in the mens if needed. I just left the store without even checking. 

What I would like to see is more shops give women with bigger shoe sizes a better shopping experience and not have to pay more for what they want. It can't be hard to do and for some shops to catch up on. 

Drop a comment below if you have the same trouble shoe shopping and where you like to go to get shoes. 

Thanks for reading 

Love Holly 


2018 Thoughts 

Hey Everyone, 
Firstly I have to wish everyone a Happy Christmas. I hope you all had a lovely time. Up until Christmas eve it really felt like December had been put on a fast forward button. I know people say life takes over but this month it really did.
From starting a new job at the beginning of the month it seemed all of a sudden it was the day before Christmas eve. I tried to stay on top of things this year and give myself a cut off date to be ready by and this year of all years it actually worked. 

This year really has been a busy one, from work to life and clocking up a big amount of miles theres been a lot of incredible memories made. 
The suitcases have been out in force with trips round the UK and Europe with Tenerife and Milan being visited and also Glasgow and Liverpool in the UK as well. 

I've loved visiting new places this year, Milan was beautiful and one place I would love to go back to again one day to spend some more time there. 
I've been looking at some future travel ideas hopefully for 2019, Pinterest really does give you a lot of ideas with out trying for places to visit. 

I'm so happy with how the blog has done this year, I personally would like to thank everyone who's taken time to read my posts and support what I do. 
A big achievement this year was to see both the blogs make it into the public vote for the UK blog awards. Am keeping fingers crossed for the next stage but It's just great to see things that you and your friends do get achievements. 

So next year for the blog I have some ideas already for new posts which I will start posting soon.

I hope you all have a great rest of the Christmas break

Love Holly 

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Body Worlds London

Body Worlds Exhibition London

Hey Everyone, 
So earlier this week I was invited along to have a look at the Body Worlds Exhibition as it takes up it's new home here in London's West end in Piccadilly Circus. 
It's new home is what used to be the Ripley's Believe it or Not and is easily accessible from the tube with the Piccadilly Line and Bakerloo line entrance just outside the main entrance.

The exhibition itself has been on tour but now has an incredible space now to draw in the crowds. From the start of the exhibition you are given a head set that works at different points during the exhibition giving you extra information as you walk round. There are also different points where you can point part of the set for extra things. 

One thing that struck me is how much you actually learn and can get involved with as you walk round. It struck me that it's completely education and theres nothing commercialised to get you as you walk round. 
I completely think it's worth the money to visit, crowds are taking a good few hours to get round and I can see why as there is a lot to take in on each level. 
It is worth noting there is a cloakroom before you enter the museum as you are only allowed a small bag for your journey round. There is also lift access and stair access on each floor as well. 

Overall I was really impressed and can see the exhibition staying in London for a long time. It's also the only one open on Christmas day as well if you are looking for things to do this Christmas.

If you have seen the exhibition drop a comment below and let me know what you thought. 

Have a great weekend 

Love Holly