Category Archives: Travel

Let Your Imagination Flow

Tots100 has teamed up with Centre Parcs to challenge their bloggers to let their imagination flow and design a water ride their family would love.

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Our little seven months old loves to play in the water. Without doubt, I think he would quite like to sit in the Floatie and float down this water ride with a gradual swirl.

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Festive Gift Fair

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Some pictures taken from the Festive Gift Fair in NEC Birmingham.

This time, we stayed at the Ramada Encore Hotel in NEC Birmingham. Again, they have lift and kettle. Clean and tidy so bringing a baby was not a problem. The best thing about living in this hotel was its five minutes walk away from the National Exhibition Centre. Just make sure you ask the receptionist exactly how to get INTO the halls. Or, you can jot down my direction if it make any sense to you at all – turn right directly from the reception of the hotel and walk straight until you see the back of the NEC hall number three, follow the blue pedestrian line on the right and you will see a skyway. You can use the lift to get up to the skyway. After that, just follow the sign and walk to the hall you want. (Thanks to my hubby, we walked the opposite way when we reached hall number three and ended up having to skirt the whole of the NEC to get to Hall 12, which took us 30 minutes. Good exercise though.)

Okay, what about the fair itself? I discovered a cool DIY nail art you can do at home called MoYou which got me excited all weekend. Basically, the set consists of a silicone stamp to transfer motif onto your nail, a few plates with different nail designs, a scraper and nail varnish. Psst.. I also found out them on Amazon.

A demo on my nail.

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My husband was bored as he abhors shopping, but he instantly cheer up when he saw fictional characters on our way back.

The Stig driving our pram!

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Monday fun

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We have been away to Oxwich Bay in Gower, Wales during the weekend. Halloween is over and to inject some Monday fun, we did an impromptu robot baby & mummy shoot.

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I got my robot mask from Mr. Printables’ Blog for free and it costed me 24p per print mask or maybe less as it was not a full colour printed page.

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Trying to take the photo quickly before baby take the mask off.

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Peek-a-Boo!

This is also to enter the #homemadehalloween competition by http://www.moneysupermarket.com.

First time mum’s surprise find in Bude

On our way back to Cardiff, we stopped by a nearby town called Bude in Cornwall for brunch and we found this superb little place all by chance. I was impressed by the decor of this little eatery and even more by the gorgeous food they serve – fresh line caught fish in Cornwall and Devon water made into fish and chips! Check them out at Rosie’s Kitchen. My little boy is still on semi-solid, otherwise they have a menu for “the Little Treasure all for £ 2.50”.

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First time mum visited Cornwall with five months old

This is our second trip travelling locally after having our baby. Yes, it can be tiring travelling like this but it is doable and can be just as fun if you factor in more time into all the travel plans.

This time, we stayed at Travelodge in St. Austell for two nights. The room was tidy and clean. There was a kettle for me to sterilise milk bottles. I could transport the pram from ground floor to third floor easily using the lift and there were plenty of free car parking spaces provided.

From St. Austell, we traveled about 40miles to St. Ives. We also stopped by a few places including Land’s End of course. We were really lucky as weather was superb this weekend.

I cannot leave without having Cornish pastries and ice-cream in St. Ives (I had to put my Jenny Craig plan on hold for this weekend away. I am not going to look at the scale anytime soon.)

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I forgot to take photo under the Land’s End poplar sign and forgot to bring coins to pay for parking so had to pay extra £1.70 to withdraw some cash.

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We had early bird dinner at The Loft and Terrace Restaurant in St. Ives on our way back to St. Austell and parked at the same place nearby the restaurant. Be warned there is a flight of stairs to the restaurant so be prepared to carry the pram up (ours was quite heavy). My little boy did a poop (I know, I know, eyes roll) just before we head back to our hostel and I was so glad to find a baby changing room in the car parking area. (Top photo featured view from the restaurant; bottom four are their yummilicious food)

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All in all, it was a wonderful trip and it was made extra special because I found out I won the BritMums Kodak Avengers challenge on the same day.

Lesson learnt – bring more coins!

easyJet holidays and London fashion week 2

If you have not seen my last post on easyJet holidays and London fashion week, this is my second post to enter their last week competition.

EasyJet and Ada Zantidon has teamed up with London fashion week to give you a chance to win a ticket or a goodie bag at the London fashions week this September. Join the competition!

This is what I’d take for a Berlin city break with easyJet holidays


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Shop the look
CLOSET zip front print dress AWEAR Blue Clara basic short RADLEY Baker Street grab bag RADLEY Baker Street kindle cover AWEAR Ecru 3/4 sleeve floral mesh top Dr. Martens Carrie Shoe Ray Ban legend meteor

I have always wanted to visit Berlin for many different reasons. The zip front print dress would allow me to stuff myself in Berlin’s many Mitchelin star restaurants without feeling too conscious of my would be bulging stomach. I would wear the comfy yet feminine white mesh top paired with blue short, and stroll care free in Dr. Marten flats to soak up the history of the city. I am can snap photo hands free with my cross body bag and stop for tea whilst indulging in good reads on my kindle. Perfect holiday in style! Don’t you agree?

easyJet and London fashion week

Do you know that easyJet and Ada Zantidon has teamed up with London fashion week? It is your chance to win a ticket or a goodie bag at the London fashions week this September. What are you waiting for? Join the competition!

This is what I’d take for a trip to Palma, Majorca with easyJet holidays.

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Shop the look:
AWEAR Black super stretch skinny jeans
AWEAR Gold sequin peplum top
PRADA sunglasses
LABEL LAB Twist dress
TOPSHOP Paradis premium angular heel
Stella McCartney Fallabella triple handle bag
TOPSHOP bikini

Imagine wearing the white colour bikini with a statement sunglasses walking along the beach, blending into the backdrop. The golden peplum top is so trendy and yet so easy to wear with a practical black skinny jeans. Again, the structured top is prefect for photo shoots in Palma which is characteristically architectural. Then, the one piece twisted dress paired with angular heel for chic evening dining.