Friday, 28 November 2014
Thursday, 27 November 2014
I was invited to the Ideal Home Show - Christmas the other day and considering I'm all about Christmas early at the moment I thought why not! I went along with my pal Lori and her lovely little boy F who as you would expect had a blast (he even got to meet Santa's friend..urm stand-in-Santa).
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014
As you might be aware if you've been a reader of my blog for any length of time I am a big fan of Clarks. I actually think a few years back I wouldn't have considered them to have been such a design led brand. Maybe their designs have changed a little over the past few years or maybe I'm just a bit slow on the update but they are now one of first stops when I look to footwear.
Not living in London often means I miss out on press days but as fate would happen I was due in the city that day anyway and I was really excited to be able to make it to the Spring/Summer 2015 preview.
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014
You might have noticed lately that I've been hopping about the place a fair bit. Over the past month or so I've probably been visiting London weekly. Even weeks when I think I won't be going anywhere I somehow always getting attracted by it's lure, or lets face it something like a Boden press show ;)
Although Bristol to London is just under two hours and so totally do-able in a day occasionally when something requires a 9am start it's hard to imagine leaving the house so earlier or in fact being able to afford peak time train tickets *shakes fist*. In these cases I'm probably more likely to head up the evening before after Tom's got home from work and I can hand over and rush out the door.
The other day I was faced with one of these dilemma's and after a busy week there was nothing I wanted less than to navigate leaving the house at 5 something and only returning late that evening. Thankfully for me I had the opportunity to test out Hotels.com loyalty scheme. They idea being that like lots of loyalty cards you buy ten and get the 11th free.
When I used to work as a P.A my office was next to a brilliant sandwich shop of which loyalty scheme I was part of. I have to say 'free sandwich day' was one of my favourites and handing over my fully stamped collection of ten dots and receiving my favourite sandwich for free did put a spring in my step. Same goes for 'free latte day' with my Asda Living cafe card. I know I how to live.
I love the idea that if you are the sort of person that often uses hotels then by using a discount site like Hotels.com you are not only saving money but being rewarded for your loyalty by a free stay every 10 bookings. Actually once you've made twenty bookings your reward automatically upgrades to an other perks like an executive room. I used my free booking to grab a brilliant nights sleep at the Hilton and waking at 7.30 instead of 5am was so worth it.
The service itself is very easy to use and you can choose to redeem your free stay and then pay for any extras (a room upgrade or breakfast for example) and it's as easy as booking a regular stay.
What do you think of reward schemes like this?
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