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my lifestyle blog

March 2, 2019

There's just a week to go until our next trip to South East Asia and I can hardly wait!  Since the first time we travelled to that part of the world together in 2016, we're always talking about when the next trip will be.  However, due to work commitments, buying a house and our travel destinations getting in the way, it's been a few years since we were last making the long journey to the other side of the world.   

We're start...

April 2, 2018

We have just got back from another fantastic trip to Budapest. We loved it. This was our 3rd time to the Hungarian capital and it did not disappoint! 

Me, my partner and my partents departed from London Luton airport on Saturday and after a quick 2 hour journey on a Wizzair flight, we arrived. In previous years, we’ve travelled to Budapest in December, but this year, the flights were much cheaper in November, so we opted for a...

September 8, 2017

So, it's the last day of our holiday in Turkey and it's a sad day. We've had a fantastic week away and we have fallen in love with Marmaris all over again. Despite being extra organised and attempting to pack smarter and lighter than usual, i'm very aware that there is a lot in my hotel room that I did not need to bring with me. Anyway, there are a few things that I couldn't live without; that I am now calling my "holiday esse...

August 20, 2017

This afternoon, after catching up on what felt like weeks of washing, cleaning and tidying up, I jumped in my car and went shopping. With my next trip to Turkey just a couple of weeks away, I went armed with a short, but concise list of items that we need for our holiday. 

My first stop was Boots. After feeling guilty about spending so much money on makeup in recent months, it was hard to believe that I'd run out, but...

August 14, 2017

We've now owned Max and Bella our 2 little Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for almost 5 years and I wouldn't be without them, but it has taken us a while to perfect the art of going camping with dogs. We both love the outdoors and camping is one of our favourite past times, but to make camping with the dogs work, there are a few things we have tried and tested along the way.

The first, and most important thing to consider, is th...

August 9, 2017

There's been speculation since last year that prices would start to rise, but now it's actually happened.  I usually take at least 1 package holiday every year and often to repeat destinations, so I feel I am well-placed to be a barometer on this matter and I can absolutely state that prices have gone up!  Our regular week away to Turkey at the end of the summer holiday (end of August/beginning of September) has been priced at...

August 5, 2017

Last year, we travelled to Greece for the first time.  After doing a bit of online research to find out which of the Greek islands would suit us best, we decided on Skiathos. Located in the north-west Aegean sea, Skiathos is a Greek island within the Sporades archipelago.  Although known for it's buzzing nightlife, we visited at the end of September and the island was just starting to prepare for the winter shut-down.  There w...

July 29, 2017

I love to travel and I have done since I was a student. But as a student, money was tight, so I had to learn how and where to find the best deals and make my money stretch as far as possible.  It can be a long and frustrating process, but if you can make the time and have the patience you can sit back and smile knowing that you have bagged a bargain break.  Over the years, I have applied the lessons I've learned and although I...

July 24, 2017

After at least 2 months of glorious British sunshine, hot summer days and warm evenings, it was too optimistic to think that we could get away with a long weekend of camping, enjoying the same weather. 

Arriving early on a Friday morning, we set up camp in the dry, but no sooner had we sat down around the campfire, the sky darkened and tiny drops appeared on my glasses. RAIN!

The dreaded rain whilst camping scenario kicked in, b...

July 20, 2017

Growing up, we never went camping.  We were really lucky and my parents always took us on fabulous holidays abroad.  However, I always loved nature and being outdoors, so as soon as I was old enough and had my independence, I started camping....and I haven't stopped!

Over the years, my camping experiences have changed, developed and been refined.  At 18, I was roughing it in a 2 man pop-up tent with a cheap sleeping b...

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