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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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We have decided to go to Puerto Pollensa. We visited when I was younger and we loved the resort as they had lovely restaurants, beaches and my favourite cake which is a speciality in Majorca an ensaimada. While in Majorca we had them for breakfast every morning Every time we visit Spain I always look for ensaimada it could be anytime it does not have to be breakfast.
We have looked at a number of different apart hotels. My Mum and I would like to be in similar area to last time which was close to beach and near Ila d’Or Hotel. We have worked out Puerto Pollensa is quite a large bay !!!!!! If anyone has been recently been could you advise on any recommended hotels and in particular bakeries which are within close walking distances ? I will go every morning to collect my ensaimada and of course other pastries.
It’s that time of year when we are trying to decide what holidays we should go on !!!! We decided this year that we were not going to go on a cruise as we had done one last year so a change would be a good idea. We like to make each holiday different so we don’t compare.
I started looking at different hotels in Majorca and then showed my mum a hotel that looked ideal. My mum decided that cruising was a better option as we would be able to do more, more food options and the hotel was in the middle of nowhere.
The next decision was when to go and where to go. He does not like flying so prefers doing cruises from Southampton. My Dad does not think travelling to London via train would be much fun.
Mum and I have cracked it. My Mum and I get the train from Newark to London travelling 1st class which always starts the journey off to a good start. We then walk to Renaissance St Pancreas hotel and get an Uber to Paddington station. We catch the Heathrow express to the airport and always stay in a hotel the night before.
Any cruise lines that would like to provide a free cruise for me and my mum in a suite would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!
Here is a photo of my Mum at about 4 am. We take photos of each other in case we lose one another.
As a family we like to go to places with our dog Olly. I thought I would write a list of dog friendly places to go in Lincoln to help readers who have dogs. Here are some of the places who are happy for me to share these with you. I will be updating this list as soon as I find other places. If you know of other places please comment below and I will get in touch with these places to get permission
I am incredibly lucky to have two Fitbits the Fitbit flex 2 and the Fitbit charge 2.
I would highly recommend both Fitbit’s they both have their positives and I use both of them equally.
The Fitbit charge 2 is used when I participate in my dance classes as it records more detailed information on my heart rate for example fat burn, cardio and peak and how many minutes of each. It can also detect what sort of activity I am doing for example aerobic, walking, cycling. I love how the charge 2 tells you if you have a text message, phone call, calendar events. It also records your active minutes. The charge 2 records the different stages of sleep which is really useful.
While the Fitbit flex 2 does not offer the heart rate options it is a slim and offers the steps, distance, calories and sleep but not as detailed as the charge 2. It is great option for me as it is discreet. I wear this one for work as its smaller and no screen so no chance it will get scratched. When I can’t wear this on my wrist at work I use a go travel body wallet.
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Everyone who knows me very well knows that I love going to classes especially my dance classes. I decided in January that it would be very interesting to see how many classes I do in a year. I have been writing each class down when I have gone. I thought I would do a 3 monthly update to show you how many of each class I have done. I am sure some of my friends will be able to guess which one I have attended the most !!!
Aqua Zumba = 2
Body Balance = 17
Body Combat = 4
Cardio Tennis = 1
Core Stability = 1
Dance Fitness = 11
DDMIX = 24
Fit Stix = 1
Spin = 1
Total Conditioning = 1
Total Classes = 66
Here is a 20% discount off family and friends railcard. I have purchased a two together as my mum and I have travelled a number of times and makes it so worthwhile. We travelled 1st class from Newark Northgate to London Kings Cross for only £36 for 2 of us. It was on a Friday so got free alcoholic drinks and foods.
You get points for booking your trains this can be converted to money off future train journeys. I signed up as they had bonus points which was equal to £5.00 off