30 Apr 2013

Weekend In London

I had a wonderful time in London & was so proud of my brother running the Marathon in 3:24 his PB time. The weather was so nice & often there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I took a fair few photo and I thought I’d post a few below.

Laduree London

Gary & Me

The Needle

The Mall

Gary running the Marathon

Admiralty Arch

Trafalgar Square

Tube Station



Tower of London

Laduree Macaroon Shop in Covent Garden / Gary & Me on the train to the Marathon / The Needle on a sunny day / The Mall / Gary running the Marathon mile 17 / Admiralty Arch / Trafalgar Square / Tube Station / Liberty / Mum, Gary and John / The Tower of London

28 Apr 2013

Bill’s Cafe Restaraunt

I knew whilst I was in London that I wanted to visit Bills. I’ve seen so many cute posts about it & heard nothing but good things. So I thought the day before my brother ran the Marathon would be the perfect time. I went with my husband, brother & mum, none of us had been before.

I took loads of photos whilst I was there, I may have been a little excited! There are a few Bill’s in London and decided to go to the one in Covent Garden Wellington Street. We made a great choice, it was a lovely restaurant so cute inside and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. They have paid great attention to detail and we would recommend it 100%.


We ate there for breakfast and the menu was fab. All of us enjoyed what we ordered and it was very fresh and super yummy. I would love to go back for Dinner next time.

Bill'sBill's Cafe Restaurant Bill's Food

Guacamole Eggs and beans on toast (brothers) / Blueberry Pancakes, Banana & Strawberries and maple syrup (mums)

Bill's Cafe Smoothies / Soya Porridge with banana & hazelnuts (mine & it was so good)

Bill's Covent GardenBill's Cafe

Have you ever been to Bill’s – let me know what you thought and which one you visited

23 Apr 2013

St Andrews

Whilst I was in Scotland recently my husband took me out to dinner in St Andrews. It was a sunny but very chilly evening. Its so nice to pop over there for dinner and a walk as the sun sets. Its so pretty, rich in history and right on the East Coast of Scotland. We need to visit more often thats for sure.

St Andrews

St Andrews 2

St Andrews 3

St Andrews

St Andrews

St Andrews is quite a small town but is full of stunning architecture and coastline if you have never visited then I highly recommend you do at some point.

25 Jan 2013

Flashback Friday

Hubby and Me

I’m going to do a little flashback Friday blog series – I got the idea from my friend Hayley who writes a blog called Hayley From Home. In my Flashback Fridays I’m going to be showing you some of the cities I’ve visited since I met my husband 13 years ago. There aren’t loads but I thought it might be a nice non beauty related post. Let me know if you have visited any of the cities I feature.

The first city is Edinburgh. This is a city me and my husband have visited on a few occasions  My mum lives about 50 minutes North of Edinburgh so we enjoy visiting Edinburgh whenever we can. We normally stay over in the Mal Maison in Leith. Leith is about a 15 – 20 minute walk into the main city and It’s a really pretty hotel. The hotel itself is very close to The Royal Yacht Britannia.

EdinburghEdinburgh is a beautifully historic city you can do so many cultural things and the shopping in Edinburgh is great too they have Harvey Nichols, Mulberry, Anthropology, Jo Malone, SpaceNK and Jenners. So there is plenty shopping to keep you busy.

You also can’t go to Edinburgh without walking up to visit its famous Castle, its stunning and has quite a view over the whole city. The old streets leading up to the castle are cobbled and lined with lots of shops, ghost tours, old churches and traditional pubs. It is so steeped in History.

You’re never short of entertainment in Edinburgh as the street entertainers are so good. They have street theatre, mimes and people telling tales of old Edinburgh. Oh and Edinburgh Dungeon are worth a visit, you learn all about Burke & Hare I jumped out of my skin on numerous occasions

My favourite places to visit in Edinburgh are the National Museum of Scotland, which is free. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Mary Kings Close and of course the truly amazing Edinburgh Castle.

Every time I visit Edinburgh I am a complete tourist I love visiting all the galleries and museums and just walking around all the old lanes and beautiful parks. It’s a very friendly city with plenty to keep you entertained day or night.

Let me know what you love to do in Edinburgh.


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