Saturday, 27 April 2019

Why I Loved 'Fierce Fragile Hearts' by Sara Barnard

I have loved Sara Barnard's books since before her debut even hit the shelves, and now she is one of the UK's best YA authors. These days, I (very, very, very sadly) don't have time to read as much as I would like to, but of course I made time for the sequel to Barnard's first novel! Here's why I loved Fierce Fragile Hearts, Sara Barnard's latest.
Saturday, 20 April 2019

48 Hours in Copenhagen, Denmark

Back in March, I saw an advert on Facebook for an app called LuckyTrip. (Before I go any further, I should probably tell you that this isn't sponsored and I have no affiliation with them at all.) Essentially, you put in your budget and the dates that you would like to go away - unless you're not tied down to a time, in which case they'll pick dates for you - and then you tap a button and, voila, a full package holiday has been picked out just for you. I was enjoying just tapping the 'lucky' button endlessly, seeing what was about, not really planning to book anything.

And then I saw a night away in Copenhagen for £60, flights and accommodation included. Reader, I booked that shit.

Friday, 12 April 2019

The Pigs, Norfolk

The Pigs is an independent luxury spa with accommodation on the Norfolk coast. I've seen it pop up as a competition prize in my Facebook feed a few times over the last couple of years, and after not winning any of them, I thought y'know what, I'm just gonna book it. (I'm an advertiser's dream, apparently.)

Many of you will know that I live in Norfolk. Despite living here, we actually used to camp on the North Norfolk coast once or twice a year throughout my childhood, which I loved, so going anywhere near the coast always feels like a holiday to me and is full of memories. That said, it's been a long time since we holidayed here. We started camping in Cornwall instead, and then I got older and started travelling other countries rather than other counties. Because of that, it was really nice to stay so close to home again -- not far away, so no stressful travel, but far enough to feel suitably 'away' from everything.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Travelling to New York City on a Budget

I was brought up to get the best value for my money. I'd like to think I'm good at it, and when I'm booking a holiday, it can take me an entire day - maybe even two - plonked in front of my laptop, hunting for the best deals, scrolling through endless reviews, and seeking the cheapest options (which are not always the worst!)