Friday, 20 April 2018

Put Canada On Your Wish List*


Canada's shine is take away by the power of America. Not to say that it isn’t one of the best places to visit in the world, it’s just that people often forget that Canada can be one of the best holidays you’ll ever have if you actually go there. America is so commercialised and overpriced, whereas Canada has remained true to its own, and it’s actually a fairly cheap holiday once you get the flights out the way with. It’s the perfect destination for solo travellers, couples, and families alike. Here is just a few reasons why.




Travelling For Cheap


Unlike America, Canada is actually pretty cheap. There’s so much that you can do without actually having to spend much. First of all, you’ve got the flights. Compared to the flights to America, you’re probably going to be able to save at least a hundred. Plus, the flight really isn’t that bad if you don’t mind long haul flights! Then you’ve got the price of staying there. If you do your shopping around and check out places such as Delta Hotels Halifax, you could be staying for so cheap! Don’t get us wrong there are the places that will charge you an absolute fortune, just like there are in most countries. But for the most part you’ll be staying in some really idyllic places, hardly spending any money on the hotels you’re staying in, and you’ll have an amazing time. You can eat for cheap there too! Whilst it might not be part of America, they sure do make their portions massive, just like you would find in America. There’s the perfect mixture of the big chain restaurants and smaller owned establishments serving home cooked food. We recommend you try out a bit of both!


Exploring


There’s plenty to explore when it comes to Canada. You’ve got the places out in the sticks where you can truly get back to nature. Or you’ve got the places in the big cities that’s just full of things to do. One that has got to be on your hit list is the Banff national park. A place that is full of natural beauty, and one that attracts millions of people each year. It’s famous for its crystal blue lake, shadowed by the mountains showing their reflection in the water. There’s also the CN tower with the amazing restaurant at the top. If you aren’t afraid of heights, then this is definitely the one for you.


Stop Gap Destination


The beautiful thing about Canada is it can be a stop gap destination when you’re on your travels through America. A lot of people like to do the whole state hopping thing, and that’s great! It is pretty hard to get in and out of Canada, you do have to make sure you’re following all the rules and regulations, especially with the things that you’re putting in your suitcase. Don’t think you’ll get away with it. They will find you, and you can potentially get in a lot of trouble for breaking the law!


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Friday, 6 April 2018

How To Get Your Body Ready For Summer*


With summer just around the corner, you might already be thinking about those lazy days spent on the beach or hanging out around the pool. It’s the best time of the year for most people, so it makes sense to start preparing yourself for it. If you’ve been indulging in hearty winter foods over the past few months, you might want to make some changes so that you can take to the beach in complete confidence. Here’s how to get to that stage ASAP.


Walk Rather Than Take the Car


Most of us now drive to wherever we need to get to, even when the place we’re going to isn’t all that far away. If you can walk there, then why not walk there? It will help you to get active on a daily basis, and you will also have the benefit of getting some fresh air rather than being trapped in that metal box on a busy road. It’s a simple change that has a big impact.


Ditch Convenience


Convenience is one of those things that can really cause you to become lazy and tale the easy route whenever it appears. That’s something that you should fight against, however. If you allow yourself to take the elevator and not the staircase, your fitness problems won’t go away anytime soon. Get into healthy habits and don’t always look for the quick and easy path.


Speak to the Professionals


If you’re struggling with your general health and fitness, it might be a good idea to speak to a professional. Your doctor might be able to give you the advice you need to get back on track. Or you could head to a different type of medical professional if you’re considering something like vaser liposuction. Either way, getting support with your actions and decisions is always a good thing.


Cut Out the Snacking


When it comes to improving your diet, eating three balanced meals per day is often the most easy part. What’s more difficult is cutting out snacking. However, it’s something that you’re definitely going to need to work on if you want lose some weight and get in better shape in time for the arrival of summer in a few months time.


Start Taking Better Care of Your Skin


You will probably want to start taking better care of your skin if you’re planning on showing more of it off during the summer months. Investing in a good moisturiser or body butter you can use to give you the best results all over your body is definitely a good idea. There are lots of options on the market if that’s what you’re looking for.


Summer is not very far away at all now, so don’t fall into the trap of thinking you’ve still got a long time to work on your beach body. All of the ideas that have been mentioned here are healthy and positive, so you don’t need to starve yourself or go overboard when getting yourself ready for summer.

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Spending Ban


Oh it's a new month, and I've already budgeted for this month... It's a tight one! I've recently had some bits of my car stolen that need to be replaced, and then my lovely laptop of 3 years gave on me and I've had to buy a new one. Sooo April is going to be a spending ban month. I have some ways to do this already, some of which I explained in the 'Ways I Save Money' post from last year.

I've managed to sort out a lot of my finances since then, so I have been budgeting a lot better since I came back from Florida. I was able to save a nice big chunk of money for emergencies, and then some extra for holidays and other outings.

I'm doing this post to be accountable to myself, and I can always do an update on it next month!

Things I'm banned from buying this month:
  • Takeouts
  • Clothes
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Cosmetics
  • Jewellery
  • Stationery
I already have money set aside for fuel, food, bills and toiletries, but everything else is banned!

To be honest, I done a half-assed attempt at this last month, and I actually didn't do too bad, but I broke the ban a few times. I have enough clothes, shoes and accessories to last me an apocalypse, and I've bought way too much stationary this year already - thanks HobbyCraft and Paperchase!

I am determined to keep to this for April, so lets see if I can keep it up!

Do you ever do spending bans, and if so, how do you deal with them? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 2 April 2018

The Perfect Greeting Cards*


I was recently introduced to a new greeting card company called LimaLima, who stock some really hilarious greeting cards. There are funny, rude, silly, and even offensives ones - so perfect for the people in your life you enjoy a laugh!

I always think a card is the best part of giving a gift, as it's the personal touch, and you can have any message inside that you want to leave - but the front of the card is what makes the first impression, so they have to be fun and eye-catching. I love nothing more than fun greeting card, as they're a little more personal and entertaining that a usual hallmark one. Here are some that I found really interesting, and offered up a giggle!
For example, if you need a brother birthday card, then this one is perfect and will give you both a laugh when he opens it! I'd love to give this to my step-brother, just to remind him that I am an awesome sister!
If it's an anniversary with your loved one, who you happened to meet on POF, then this is the perfect card for you to use. The colours are really bright on this, so it will definitely stand out. There are a whole range of other anniversary cards available on the website, but this one is so modern that it's perfect for my age group.
 A more controversial option, but satirical enough to make even the more stony faced relative smile. This card made me laugh out loud when I saw it, and that oh so famous saying has been twisted! This is something I'm more likely to hand over to a male relative - such as my dad.
And finally, for a cat lover, or someone who will enjoy this fun sense of humor, we have the little birdie card! I have a few cat lover friends who this would be perfect for, but this is one of the generic funny ones that is perfect for anyone.

So please go check out www.limalima.co.uk for wider range of the cards they have on offer! All of the cards are in the £2.50 region - which is a really decent price; plus you can also get mugs and badges from them as well, if you're after a little gift to accompany the card.

What kind of cards do you like to give out for special occasions? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 30 March 2018

March 2018 Faves


Hey lovely readers! It's Good Friday right now, so hope you're all ready for all the chocolate on Easter! I've already had my 'Easter' a week ago, which is known as Ostara/Eostre among Wiccans. I'm still having some chocolate with the family on Sunday, but until then, I've got 2 shifts to get out of the way.

Along with my usual fave songs, tv shows, movies, and monthly picture - I want to share a blogger I'm loving right now, plus a news story that's made me smile! I think there's a lot of bad things happening on this planet right now, so wanted to share some of the good I've found. Hope you all have a great April and Easter!

Song
This is a song I only discovered about 8 days ago, but LOVE it. Been a Todrick fan since his 'Splits on trees' days, so this one is a JAM. I've been so excited for the new album as the OZ one, was amazing. Love this!


News Story
    'Our love began in a Burmese war camp, and led us all the way to Strictly Come Dancing' 
    Madge and Basil met in a makeshift hospital in the Burmese jungle in 1944, where Madge was a 20-year-old nurse. 5 months into volunteering, she met Basil, who later sent her a note to ask her on a date. They married in 1947, and now have two grown up daughters. The team at Strictly wanted to reenact our love story on their Remembrance Day special, and they both said yes!

    TV Show
    I am finally catching up on my TV shows and this one has been amazing this series. And YAY, no-one died in the series finale. They've left it on a bit of a cliffhanger with this 'mysterious' new kid at the college, and I want to know who's kid he is already!


    Film
    I finally got round to seeing this near the start of the month, and it was INCREDIBLE. Shuri is my fave person in the whole film, she was so funny - plus she's ridiculously smart. I loved the entire film, and the fact the army was all female! Can't wait to see more of them all in Infinity War.


    Picture
    Fave picture of the month is this one of all the Harry Potter bags in Primark. Primark are doing really well with their Harry Potter and Disney merch right now, and yes - that is a Golden Snitch backpack! My sister and I have the brown and black satchels, but I'm tempted to get more of them...


    Blogger

    Check out her blog, or her twitter and instagram
    I found Aimee's blog about two years ago while searching for some new bloggers on twiter! She's a lovely blogger, who also has some really great content on her blog, such as her Official Wedding Pictures, and the more recent Spring Cleaning!


    Hope you enjoy this new format of my monthly faves - please let me know what you think as I'd love to hear your opinions! How has your March been, and what are your faves from the categories above? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)


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    Wednesday, 28 March 2018

    Orlando Holiday Diary: Day 12 - Hollywood Studios!


    Today we decided to head back to Hollywood Studios, even though we'd done most of the park already! We got there a little earlier this time, but it was still busy, but we were able to get straight into the park, and headed over the Hollywood Tower Hotel first! We walked straight onto the ride, and then rode it a second time with our fastpass!





    After the ride, we went and had a look around the shops for an hour and found the original Pink Power Ranger outfit from the MMPR days when it was Kimberly! Our next fastpass was Toy Story Mania, which was still a 15 minutes wait time, even with the fastpasses!





    After Toy Story Mania, we had an hour to kill before the Indiana Jones Stunt Show, so we sat in the Star Wars Launch bay for a nice sit down and to catch up on social media on our phones with the free wi-fi!

    After that, we headed to see the stunt show, and thankfully with our fastpasses, we were first in the line, so got really good seats this time, right at the front - just behind the tech pit, where the crew were working the music and the set design.





    After the stunt show, we went to get a drink from a cart and then left the park. On the way out, we caught a part of the Captain Phasma's March of the First Order, which was really good, watching them parade down the main street to the stage. We'd got to this area a little late so couldn't get near the stage to watch properly, so we ended up leaving still.



    We then headed to the Applebee's on the 192, which was DELICIOUS, and then headed back to the villa for a little swim in the pool! I then vlogged what we were up to and fell out the back door, flat on my backside. I ended up with a beautiful bruise...



    Today was an such a great day again, and I bought way too much merchandise as usual! What part of the park is your fave? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :) 

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