General, Travel

London: Day 4

London is one of those cities that has something for every weather, but, when the sun shines, the city comes alive. London has so many awesome outside tourist attractions and parks that are awesome to explore, wander between, and generally enjoy. Best part, many of them are free! So, when we woke up after a weekend of snow, rain, wind, and cold, and saw that it was beaming sun, we decided to plan a day in the parks, a day for walking the city! After breakfast of course… Continue reading “London: Day 4”

General, Travel

London: Day 2

I really do love being a tourist in London. I love walking through the old squares, navigating the tube, and taking in the array of people and smells that permeate the streets. I even like London when it is freezing cold, which is a good thing really, because when we woke up on Sunday morning, it was snowing. Unfortunately the snow wasn’t sticking in the city, but there was a layer of sludgy ice on the floor and the temperatures were Baltic. Sunday was all about the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford to see Hogwarts in the Snow, and it really turned out to be a day that was affected by the snow: it tooketh and it gaveth in equal measures.

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General, Travel

London: Day 1

When you think of London, every one of us has a different opinion. Whether you love it or hate it, and no matter what you like to do there, London offers a lot for a flying visitor! Emma and I spend 4 days in London at the beginning of December, and had an absolute blast , hitting theatres, taking in tours, and generally walking all around the capital. I’ve never really been to London around Christmas, and although I was worried about the craziness, I was excited to see the city lit up with Christmas lights.

We managed to squeeze so much out of the 4 days we had there, and barely stopped, so I’ve split my round up of the city into 4 posts (one for each day, obv) in an attempt to try and do our trip justice! Continue reading “London: Day 1”

Fat Friday, General

Fat Friday: Week 11

Welcome back folks! This week has been full of ups and downs, pretty much the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, neither of which contribute towards the best of weight loss weeks! I’ve been off since last Friday, a mixture of holidays and well timed rotas, so I’ve tried to make the most of it in London, and preparing at home for Christmas.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

Please join me, support me, and help me along my way as I am to improve my life for the better!

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Fat Friday, General

Fat Friday: Week 10

Right now, as I am typing this, there is a layer of snow (albeit a very thin pathetic layer) on my car. (It’s similar to the level of snow I have discovered I can have as a feature on my blog). We rarely get snow in Liverpool. And even more rarely get snow in December. This is momentous, thank you Storm Caroline. I’m also getting ready for Christmas; I have started wrapping, and I am thinking about Christmas cards, and my advent calendars are being enjoyed. I just love this time of year! I am also looking forward to a weekend away in London with Emma, a weekend that we have been planning since January 16th.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

Please join me, support me, and help me along my way as I am to improve my life for the better!

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Books, General

Bout of Books: Day 3

So, today is the big day! I fly to the US tomorrow, but I am off to London tonight ready for the early morning get up and flight time. I’m getting super excited now, just trying to stay a bit calm! I’m hoping to get quite a bit of reading done today if I can, but we’ll see how that goes later on!

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General

Friday Favourites: 10 of my Favourite UK Towns and Cities

york1Last year, I did a post called ”Friday Favourites: 12 Places Everyone Should See in Liverpool”. I intended to make it a regular thing, but unfortunately life, Christmas, and overtime at work got in the way. Now as those things are no longer holding me back (as much) from blogging, I am starting it up again. And with it I plan to do what I always wanted to and make this a more regular feature, taking my blog back in the travel direction.

Friday favourites is a fortnightly post featuring travel tips, guides, advice, and thoughts based on my travel experiences!

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