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Handy tips when cruising

cruises

This blog will help you on your 1st cruise. My family and I have been on a number of cruises. I always study the brochure very carefully to see where the best cabins are and what cabins you should avoid. I have cruised both P&O and Cunard. If you have any questions please get in touch.

  • Ring a number of different agents as the price can differ enormously.
  • Don’t accept an upgrade if you want to be in a specific area as you could be put anywhere on the ship.
  • If you are on your 1st cruise I would advise going midships and lower as you will feel less movement.
  • Take sickness wrist bands and tablets just in case you need them. They do sell them on the ship but they will be more expensive.
  • When looking at cabin deck plans look what is above and below. I would personally avoid been under the swimming pools or prom deck. This is so you do not get an early wake-up call when the crew are arranging the deck chairs
  • Each day they will give you a newsletter of what will be on the following day. We always look what we want to do the previous day so we don’t miss any important competitions.
  • If you are with a few family members we leave notes of where we will be at what time so we don’t lose each other. We sometimes leave notes in the letter holder outside the cabin.
  • If you do use the internet remember to log out, I forgot one time.
  • Don’t put your phone near your cruise card as it will stop you getting in your cabin. I was doing this constantly on my last cruise.
  • Check what evenings have which dress code as you don’t want to miss the Captain’s dinner. The menu on those evenings is really special and my friends unfortunately booked an alternative restaurant and felt rather cheated.
  • Don‚Äôt forget your pegs as they have a line in the bathroom.
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The tennis lesson I survived !!!!

tennis

Today I did my 1st tennis lesson in a number of years and I survived I split the lesson with my Mum as the class was a 1hr 30 minutes and we both felt it was too long for either of us. We both did 45 mins each which was perfect.

I arrived and looked the part with my tennis bag and switched with my Mum. First of all my tennis lesson didn’t start very well when I got my squash racket out by mistake!!!! I bet the poor other players were thinking who is this crazy player with all the gear.

At the beginning of the lesson I was not hitting all the balls, but I was enjoying myself which was the main thing. I think if you enjoy a hobby you always work harder and get better.  Unfortunately in one game I nearly knocked one player out but he ducked his head at just the right time. Poor man. I nearly knocked the coach as well. Apart from that, I had some good shots. !!!!!

To conclude my lesson I realise I need to practice hitting the balls lower and keeping my ball in the court  I am playing on and not the court next door. I need to get my serve a little stronger and more consistent which will come with games of tennis.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog. If you have any any amusing tennis stories please comment on the link below.

 

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Will I win my bid with Seat frog app ?

Seat frog

Has anyone had any success with the Seat frog app? I love travelling 1st class but some of the fares recently have been quite expensive. I downloaded the app several months ago and have not tried it yet.

How much has it cost you all to upgrade your tickets using the Seat frog app? I hear you can upgrade from £5.00. There is 2 options you can bid or upgrade now. Since writing this blog I have booked a standard ticket for one of my trips to see how much it will cost me to upgrade. I probably should have just booked direct but I wanted to see if I could save more money. When I have been on my journey in June I will write a blog on my experiences using the app and how much it cost me in the end.

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Handy tips on how to pack light

light

First of all this blog is Handy tips on how to pack light. Anyone who knows me well knows I do not find it easy to pack light but I have managed to find some easy solutions to have a weeks clothes in a carry on case. Here are my tips.

  • I use travel bottles for skin care products or if I can I will get some free samples from my favourite brands which pack even smaller.
  • These packing cubes which compress even smaller and much easier when you get to your destination. I have used these and they are brilliant. I got a pack of six in different sizes.


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  • I use a small box with compartments for jewellery it’s really easy to use for earring, bracelets and necklaces. This product was bought from amazon and was incredibly cheap. My Mum saw how useful the box was that she asked me to order her one on our return from our trip.


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Mia Tui has an excellent selection of bags for travelling. Some of their bags have a cabin compliant PVC bag which is useful going through security. You can purchase a pack of 3 bags all different sizes which is very useful for all occasions.

https://miatui.com

pvc bags

  • Buy a Go travel worldwide travel adaptor it has 2 USB charging plugs.

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  • Pack your lightest shoes and wear your heaviest.

Saving money and getting fit ūüėÄ

This blog will help you save money and get fit. I love doing classes so always looking for gym wear and sports equipment. It is great when you can save a few pounds. Here are a few links to special deals.

  • 15% off Reebok

https://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/reebok.com

  • 15% off Adidas

https://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/adidas.co.uk

  • 25% off Dansez

https://www.dans-ez.com?aff=10

  • Wiggle Camelbak bottles

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/camelbak-podium-big-chill-750ml-water-bottle-3/

  • Mia Tui Elise bundle you get 3 free bags these could be used as gym bags. Mia Tui is my favourite brand of bag.

https://miatui.com/collections/elise-bundle-1

I love a bargain

I love trying to save money and apparently my Grandma was exactly the same, as me so I am following in her footsteps. My Grandma used to stock pile which is buy when it is on offer. I do the same if it is a product I use regularly. I watch programmes in America and some have a whole room dedicated to their stockpile. I have not gone that far as we do not have the space. I thought I would write a list of ways to save money.

  • Download the Virgin Red app https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/virgin-red/id1004492356?mt=8
  • If travelling with 3 friends or more on virgin east coast you get group save discount¬†https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/travel-savings/savings-for-small-groups/
  • Use your nectar card to get points on Virgin East Coast trains
  • If you on O2 download the O2 priority app you get loads of freebies and coffees from Caffe Nero¬†https://www.o2.co.uk/apps/priority
  • When travelling by train try splitting your journey for Example Lincoln to London Kings Cross split it Lincoln to Peterborough and then Peterborough to Kings Cross. I did this on my last trip and it saved me a few pounds. I rang up and managed to get the same seat for the whole journey.
  • Go on this the following website to compare prices of products¬†http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/
  • Download the app Quidco as you can get cash back on certain shops¬†https://www.quidco.com/app/

Asics Noosa FF from Wiggle

Asics

This blog is all about Asics Noosa FF. My current ones were starting to lose the tread on the bottom of the sole. I was concerned, I may fall over lol. I looked at Asics as I have had these trainers for my last two pairs, they are so comfy and work very well for what I use them for which is dance classes.

While researching I found a pair of Asics Noosa FF and loved the colour combination which is prune/glacier sea/rouge red. I compared the price and found the prices varied considerably. I went on Wiggle and saw they price matched so went onto their online chat and mentioned I found it on a competitor’s site for ¬£49.99. They honoured that price as well as free delivery and free returns. The savings I made was ¬£ 33.01.

Wiggle was so helpful and explained clearly what I had to write on the ordering system. I ordered the trainers on Wednesday evening, and they arrived on Saturday which was incredibly quick.

Asics Noosa are brilliant for me. I have narrow feet, and they support my feet compared to other brands. They also have bright colours which I love. I am really looking forward to wearing these in my next class on Monday and even considering buying a second pair in a different colour.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/asics-womens-gel-noosa-ff-shoes/

Renaissance Heathrow Hotel

I have stayed at Renaissance Heathrow  hotel twice before travelling to Heathrow airport.This hotel ideally situated for all terminals. We stayed here in 2016 before a trip to New York travelling from Heathrow Terminal 2 and then last year travelling to Terminal 5 for a cruise to the Mediterranean.

The hotel was excellent and refurbished before our stay in 2016. ¬†The bedrooms are very well decorated and great size and considering you are so close to the airport it was very quiet. The staff were all very helpful and polite. The lift had a security system that you had to scan your key card to get to your room. ¬†My mum and I booked both stays via holiday extras as they had the best deals and additional discounts codes so always worth googling holiday extras discount codes. I will put some links of some discounts to help you all save some money. I would not hesitate booking this hotel. It’s always worth checking different sites to compare prices.

  • https://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/holidayextras.co.uk
  • http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lhrbr-renaissance-london-heathrow-hotel/

There is a free bus that’s goes to and from Heathrow Airport. The bus stops outside the hotel and not far to terminal 2. Here is a link below to help you all. We had to book a taxi to terminal 5 as we were a bit further away and not many buses at the time we left but in a taxi it only took 10 mins. We got to the airport a little too early that even the luggage drop was not open. !!!!!! ¬†I did help a few passengers check in though.

  • https://www.londontoolkit.com/lhr/heathrow_local_buses.htm

Dansez Original Minimal Bounce Bra

Dansez

In March this year I attended Move it in London. I was given a free sports bra as¬†part of the VIP goody bag. It is an Dansez original minimal bounce bra. I was really impressed with the quality of this sport’s bra and is my most comfortable one. They¬†offered a choice of 3 different colours and different sizes.Before attending Move It I had not heard of this Dansez. ¬†I will definitely be ordering more stuff from this fantastic company. The staff at Dansez were very friendly and helpful on sizing. They had sports tops, leggings and variety of different sports bras. If you would like to purchase these amazing bras or other sportswear please click on the link below

https://www.dans-ez.com?aff=10

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