Berlin, Germany

Travel Diary: 72 hours in Berlin – Part Two

Welcome back to Part Two of my Berlin Travel Diary – You can read Part One here if you haven’t already. Day Two in the city started with a quick Starbucks as we headed back to the Brandenburg Gate for some more photos. We then caught the U-Bahn to Checkpoint Charlie. Although it’s not the original border house (you can view that in the museum), the original site has a replica. Checkpoint Charlie was the crossing point between East and West Berlin and just around the corner is an original piece of the Berlin Wall. It’s pretty surreal to see…

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Berlin, Germany

Travel Diary: 72 hours in Berlin – Part One

My latest adventure was to the German Capital of Berlin. It was my first time visiting Berlin and me and my Mum decided to spontaneously book a last minute trip. We had four nights in the city but that worked out as three whole days to explore. During that time, we thankfully escaped the Beast from the East battering the UK. Berlin, however, was even colder but with glorious sunshine and no snow. Some days the temperatures dropped to -13 degrees. It sure was chilly so we had to properly wrap up with 101 layers. I’ve also decided to split this…

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travel

A Solo Trip to Universal Studios, Hollywood with Attractiontix #12

I can’t believe how long it’s taking me to get through all of the USA blog posts. I don’t even think I’m halfway through my trip yet. In Part 11 of my American travel diaries, we were exploring all things Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Beverly Hills but it was time for a couple of days in the theme parks! The first stop; Universal Studios, Hollywood. I’d partnered up with AttractionTix to go on a solo adventure to Universal Studios, Hollywood. Can you believe that I’ve actually been to Universal Studios around 22 years ago on my first family holiday…

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York, UK

The new Spring Menu at The Botanist, York

It’s no secret that one of my favourite places for food & cocktails in York is The Botanist. I was so excited to hear about the release of their Spring Menu with some tasty new additions. Last week, my boyfriend and I headed over to York for date night at The Botanist which is located down the famous cobbled Stonegate on the previous premises of Mulberry Hall. No matter which branch of The Botanist I’ve visited, the decor is unbelievable. With vines hanging from the ceiling, big cosy chairs and a lively atmosphere. We were seated in the upstairs dining…

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beauty

My Current Beauty Favourites, March 2018

It’s certainly been a while since my last beauty favourites post. I was actually going to do a 2017 round-up but I didn’t have that many items. Whilst out in the USA, I did pick up quite a few new items from Sephora. I’ve also been meaning to do a Haul post but a lot will be included in this post. You’ll probably know by now, the contents of my make-up bag rarely change. Once I like something, I tend to re-purchase and use it like crazy. The past couple of months, however, has seen plenty of new additions which are…

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lifestyle

The Benefits of a Mattress Topper

Many people misunderstand the purpose of a mattress topper, with households up and down the country using them to protect their mattress. While this is definitely a feature, a mattress topper can do so much more to improve your sleep environment. They can be an important part of getting a great night’s sleep, so don’t discard the thought of one until you really know the benefits!  While your mattress could definitely profit from having an extra layer to prolong its life and condition, a mattress topper has the ability to enhance your sleep quality.  Choosing a mattress topper  Choosing to…

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