4 of the Best Nights Out Up North!

The north of England is not the warmest of places, but natives of the area don’t let this dampen their spirits. The “grim north” is notorious for it’s bad weather. Don’t let this deter you. Northerners are a super friendly, welcoming bunch and they know how to have a good time.

1. Blackpool

Blackpool. Home of the famous Tower, The Pleasure Beach and a tonne of traditional seaside charm. One of the most popular destinations for hen and stag weekends, Blackpool is busy and bustling, and full of booze. Drinks are cheap, the pubs are tacky, but it still holds an unfathomable charm. The Tower’s famous ballroom is breathtaking. It’s more than worth a visit.  you can even make like Strictly and dance on the hallowed sprung dance floor! The Lancashire city is a strange mix of contradiction, faded grandeur and 70’s style seaside fun. Check out the Pleasure Beach with the vintage wooden rollercoaster.

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4 Steps To Planning The Perfect Summer Festival

With the warmer months just around the corner, now is the ideal time to start thinking about the festival season. From the venue to the entertainment, there is a lot to think about when it comes to organising an event like this. So that you can get your preparations underway, here are four simple steps to help you plan the perfect summer festival.

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My Boden Dream Holiday Wardrobe

According to me it’s not too early to be thinking about my holiday wardrobe. Hands up if you’re tired of hiding your toes away in ankle boots and shielding your legs from the sun in black skinny jeans. I’m with you! Anyway, to bring a little sunshine into our lives we booked out summer holiday to Greece and I immediately starting thinking about what I’d packed away into my ‘summer box’ and got very excited. This them prompted a little bit of online browsing, naturally, and I’ve come up with a complete holiday capsule wardrobe from the lovely lot at Boden.

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5 Ways To Be Romantic On A Budget

With January now in the bag, the next month on our hit list is February; the month of romance and passion. This month, some people like to blow most of their salary on expensive menus in top restaurants and lavish weekends away in remote country spa hotels. For those who prefer to be more resourceful with their Valentine’s budget, it can be a challenge to prove your love in another way.

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#ileftmyheartin Kassiopi – Greece

There’s always somewhere that you visit on holiday that completely steals your heart and you never want to leave. It could be because of the scenery, the location, the busy city life, the calm beaches, the food, anything can make you leave your heart on holiday. Enter, GetYourGuide’s #ileftmyheartin competition where I could have the chance to win an amazing city break and you could too, check out the competition, it ends on 28th January.

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Ice Lolly.com #HolidayHeroes + £50 Off Your Next Holiday!

There’s always someone in your life that’s going to inspire you. It could be your mum, your next door neighbour or even a work colleague. Ice Lolly.com are giving one of 9 amazing heroes the chance to win a holiday to Majorca just for purely being awesome. They’ve all been nominated by their friends and families because they go that extra mile, care for their communities, have battled through thick and thin and are basically superheroes! Check out the competition here where you can vote for one of these 9 #HolidayHeroes. As a little treat for you, though, if you vote, icelolly.com will give you a £50 discount on your next holiday. Get voting and let’s give someone amazing something to smile about! Holiday-Heroes-banner
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3 Awesome Holiday Ideas For 2016

November and December are definitely the months where we all start to think about holidays, aren’t they? The weather is chilly, there’s a 90% chance it’s already raining and even though it’s Christmas, winter can seem like a long old slog. We’ve already started thinking about holidays and trips away for next year where we can grab some sun so I thought I’d share three awesome deals that I’ve found recently.

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Covent Garden – The Perfect Winter Escape?

Fancy escaping the Christmas madness with a luxury break? Ok, maybe not all the madness, I can’t get you a teleportation device straight to your hotel room but I’ve got a few treats that can make a Christmas break extra festive and extra relaxing.

I’m focusing on Covent Garden today because I think it’s the prettiest bit of London! I really liked sitting outside and having a glass of wine just people watching when I headed there earlier in the month, it was just really relaxing.

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3 Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas has a bit of a stigma for bad presents for some people! Too many pairs of socks, awkward gift cards for shops you’ve never set foot into and buckets of shower gel you’ll never get through? Sound familiar? (Apart from me, I love shower gel, FYI family & friends.)

Here’s 3 alternative ideas for gifts across the whole budget spectrum from your under a tenner Secret Santa to treating the whole family this festive season.

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My Top 6 Things To Do In London

Incase you missed it – I went to London a few weekends ago for a quick city break and thought I’d share some of my favourite places and some recommendations for anyone who might be planning to head to London but aren’t sure what to do apart from the usual sight-seeing and shopping. I wasn’t the most au fait with London before this trip, I’d been a couple of times but would never say that I ‘know’ the city so it was fun to explore.

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