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Travel - Morley Hayes Review

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As much I love going abroad sometimes it's nice to discover new places in the UK to travel to and, as we are not going on holiday this year, Mr C and I have decided to go on at least 3 weekend breaks. One of the places that we are going to is Morley Hayes. This will be our third time there so, technically it wont be somewhere new to visit but, we still have 2 other trips planned so I'm going to make sure we go somewhere new! Morley Hayes hotel is based just on the outskirts of Derby. I discovered it by accident a few years ago when Mr C and I were looking for a last minute weekend break. It came up as a recommended place so, I read the reviews (which I'm normally scared to do!) and they were all glowing! I booked it at 22.00 that night and the next day we were off! One of my favourite things about the hotel is where it is set. Overlooking the golf course and set back from the main road means that it is ideal for a quiet weekend away. So, first of all the bedr

Food | Breakfast Time!

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Hi, A good weekend for me starts with a good breakfast, not just a bowl of cereal but creamy eggs on toast, juice and maybe a pastry or two! If you follow me on Instagram you will see that most weekends I post stories of Mr C and I at our favourite breakfast spot, The Batch Café. We first discovered the Batch back in 2017 after spotting it on Instagram. I said to Mr C that we had to add it to our list of places to try. Our first visit was late one Saturday morning so it was more brunch than breakfast. Mr C opted for a ploughman's lunch and I went with my favourite, scrambled eggs on toast. I'm super fussy when it comes to scrambled eggs, I love fresh eggs with a bit of salt and pepper, they have to be creamy but not too runny and piping hot. I have been to many places where I have left my eggs, if I can't tick all of the above then I won't eat them. As soon as I tried the ones at the Batch I told Mr C we would be coming back. The eggs were perfectly cook

Style | SS19 with Intu Milton Keynes

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Hi, Now that winter is over (thank goodness), its time to get into S/S fashion and I cannot wait! A few week's ago I was kindly invited by Intu MK to their bloggers breakfast to see their SS19 Style Pod and, a few other surprises! After a hot chocolate to warm up, the sun may be shining but, this wind is no joke, we headed over the style pod. First up a was a talk by the lovely Isabel , a stylist at The Wardrobe Edit. She went through some of the trends for S/S19, talking through pieces from various suppliers in Intu such as Karen Millen, Debenhams and New Look. First up were these trainers. I usually opt for all white or white and black trainers but, these have really caught my eye. They would go perfectly with so many items in my wardrobe. Next up is Neon. I have not worn neon since 1988, if I can find some pictures I will pop them on Instagram but basically it was me in America in some neon yellow shorts next to my sister who had a matching pair bu

Lifestyle | Life Lately

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Hi, Well, this is a bit strange, back at my old desk, dusting off the laptop and spending an age trying to remember my login to Blogger! When I started blogging I was so excited, I had seen so many other people start their blogs and I was like, yes, I can do this too! The excitement for me never seemed to wane and I finally thought I'd found a hobby that I would continue with for a long time. Unfortunately towards the end of 2017 the excitement began to wear off. I did the one thing that I'd always promised myself I wouldn't do - I compared myself to other bloggers. Once I started it was difficult to stop, every post I wrote was crap, my Insta photos were not good enough, my tweets not interesting enough. I still wrote a few blog posts at the beginning of 2018 but then things at work changed very suddenly, the majority of my spare time was spent working extra hours and when I wasn't doing that I was keeping up with house stuff and life. For me blogging is