Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Donna Wilson for John Lewis - for the kiddo

Whilst this isn't NEW news I just discover the Donna Wilson range for John Lewis (I know where have I been??). Maybe I found it at the right time though as some items have started to be added to the sale, whoop!

1, Duck Knit jumper*
2, Intarsia Knit Bear Jumper*
3, Stem Print bodysuit*
4, Baby Cloud Print*

Enjoy! x

Five ways to save money (and energy) at home

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Making sure that any household budget covers the basics is important for everybody, but for people who have more specialised individual needs and requirements it can be an even greater priority.

Fortunately energy providers are actively helping all their customers to understand bills and make savings wherever possible. Energy tariffs such as the new “Nest Intelligent Thermostat” tariff fromnpower are powerful tools that can help you save money and the environment by cutting back on energy usage.

Here are five practical ways you can make a difference in your own home.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Blog Stock

Did you ever see anyone so happy to have a croissant? pinterest uk, blogstock, camping with hertz

A couple of weeks ago myself and my pal Laura attended BlogStock the UK's first blogging festival.
Click below to read about my time at BlogStock

Friday, 29 August 2014

A day dream trip

new york, trip, amadeus, hey natalie jean, honeymoon, paris
After three years of not having a holiday abroad this year Tom and I will be having two! I feel really lucky that we are in a position to do this and that we are able to use a honeymoon as an excuse for it. We are actually planning on going to Paris yet again which might sound a little odd as we were only there a few months back. The logic being that this time we will be going without Wilf and will get to go out in the evening and not have to be back in the apartment by 7pm.

I think it will be a little odd to leave Wilf for so long (three nights) as Tom and I have only been away from him overnight together once and we were in the same city! At the same time I know now at almost three he will be fine, especially with family he knows. I'm sure Tom and I won't really know what to do with ourselves and so much freedom! I'm looking forward to meals out (what's that!) and some cheeky cocktails with no worry about the fuzzy head the next day. We've also been planning lots of vintage shopping, we tried to check out the vintage areas last time but there is only so much clothes shopping a toddler can handle. Thankfully Tom's happy enough clothes shopping too, although he's banned me from buying anything else before our trip.

If we were talking dream destination however its probably always going to be New York. I've been using Amadeus to day dream a trip there in December, wouldn't that be amazing??

I've been using the planning tool to set up my daydream vacation, you can see my plan here if you like. The function makes it easy to keep all the information in one place and you can set up as many plans as you like for those 'one day' trips. The flight tool helps you search for the cheapest flight and even shows details like what the weather would be like in that area at the time. I think I'd choose New York just before Christmas (although that would certainly not be the cheapest time to visit!).

It's also super useful for business trips (if you are planning any) as you can use the tool to plan meetings around lower fare times in different locations.

I don't know about you but New York seems like one of those places that aren't quite real? A place that you see so often in your favourite films and blogs it's hard to imagine that people really live there! Hopefully we will make it there at some point. I'd love to go in December or for Halloween! If we ever did to make the trip we would bring Wilf for sure, it seems like such a great place for kids.

I love reading blogs in different cities as I think you get more of a sense of the city and places to go that you might not in a guide book. My favourite New York blog is Hey Natalie Jean I love that so many of her posts include good places to eat, a girl after my own heart!

Have you been to New York? How was it? Where did you go?

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