12 June 2015

Lady in Red



 Oh cheers first Mother!


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23 April 2015


My blog is my own personal virtual diary. It's a place I can fill with my very own stories, pictures, recommendations and recipes.

When a lot of my family and friends don't live in the same country - blogging is the easiest way to tell them all about my latest going-ons without having to text them every 5minutes or update my status on Facebook. Especially when I don't have time to FaceTime them on a regular basis.

Not everyone will want to read it and I've had mixed reviews, but that's okay. If you don't like it, don't read it.

Through blogging I've had my eyes opened to a whole new world.

I've always loved writing, but I've become addicted to writing my blog and addicted to reading other people's blogs.

People are so fascinating and it just goes to show everybody is different. I love reading other people's views, recipes and recommendations on life, love, fashion, beauty, food and a whole bunch of other topis!

There is a whole other world out there away from all this trashy reality TV and silly videos on YouTube (not that I dislike them, because I really really love them: Mash Up Fail Compilations are my favourite), but I also love discovering the world through blogging.

How do I find blogs and bloggers I hear you ask (without typing "blogs" in to Google)?

Well let me introduce you to Bloglovin'

Bloglovin' is the Facebook of the blogin world.

You can follow your favourite blogs and discover new ones with the fancy category selection. The database is wold-wide so you can discover quirky little blogs from the middle of America to fashion bloggers from the busy streets of Hong Kong or even DIY and decoration bloggers in the north of Swedene.

Never miss an update. Your homepage feed continually updates with new posts  as they get published - just like your Facebook Newsfeed does.

You don't even have to be a blogger to join!

Like your favourite posts. Share them with friends and family that are not on Bloglovin'. Comment on any posts that you like (or dislike).

Best of all you can organise your favourite blogs and get recommendations based on the types of blog that you read.

Bloglovin' is like my 2nd home - It's the place I check after Facebook (and maybe Instagram) and I could spend hours trolling through their pages and pages of blogs and getting lost in the world of bloggers.

One of the best features of Bloglovin' is that it doesn't discriminate against the popularity of your blog - so even if your blog isn't very popular or not read by many it can still be discovered by alll!

I love every minute of writing my blog and love reading comments from readers.

It's the place to be if you love reading and writing and want to share a bit of yourself with the world

So... I'll see you there?


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19 April 2015

Gibraltar Airport (Sorry Malaga!)

If you've never been to Gibraltar, flying out of their airport is a pretty good way to see it.

The big Rock stands tall and proud at the edge of the water, looking down at all who passes the border into the tiny piece of land.

The impressive back-drop is inhabited by Barbary macaques, i.e: really really naughty monkeys (even naughtier than the ones I met at Longleat!) and is enriched with tons of history which dates back  to the year 711!!!

It also has one of the scariest airports to fly to/from in the world!

So when your other half is terrified of flying - what better airport to depart from?

The airport is not that scary. In fact, I think it's the simplest airport to fly from.

They only have 1-2 flights a day. We sat having a beer with my parents watching our plane land, then it took us all of 5 mins from check-in hall to departures and on to the plane!

The runway, however, IS limited by water on both ends, so if the pilot runs out of runway for take off or landing you're pretty screwed. 

So I guess that's why it's named one of the scariest?

It's fine! No plane has actually fallen in to the sea (yet!)

Gibraltar also has the coolest border-crossing ever! 

To get in to the city you have to walk across the actual runway and the border closes whenever a plane lands or takes off. 

It's also a pretty stunning back-drop for a photo op!

Another reason for choosing Gib airport is that it actually has a decent airline that flies in to London Heathrow.

What is it with Heathrow? It flies to every destination in the world except Malaga!

I'm stuck in a triangle between London Heathrow, Southampton and Bournemouth airport, neither which has great connections to Malaga.

Too many times I've been let down by Flybe (or Fly Maybe) in Southampton - I've had over 4 hours delays, cancellations and I don't think I've EVER left on time. It also has incredibly expensive prices and every time I fly with them I ask myself for what? It doesn't even begin to touch on BA's service and usually a Fly Maybe flight costs you up to £400 one way to Malaga - BA will fly you return to NYC for around the same price.

Bournemouth isn't so bad, but I cringe every time I fly with Ryanair. I can't fault them for keeping on time, but their cheesy jingle at landing makes me feel I'm on a fun fair ride and charging £15 to reserve a seat (£30 to reserve seats for a return!) makes me not want to book flights with them at all. So many times I've seen families with kids being seated apart because it's just too expensive too book 3 or 4 seats - not to mention if you're a family of five! And don't get me started on their website... They try to trick you and mislead you into paying for so many extras with every clic of a button! It makes me so angry!!

Then there is Heathrow - aka: BA HQ - modern, clean and impeccable service for any destination. Close to home, good parking and great airlines. Except to Malaga!

I ask myself why?!

Yes, Gatwick flies to Malaga at good prices but I don't fancy going on a 2 hour drive on the M25 prior to my 2 hour flight to Spain.

So this is my campaign to BA to introduce more LHR-AGP flights!

PLEASE ***Cheesy Grin***

Think of all the people living in the South West of England who don't have access to Gatwick or British Airways. Who are forced to start their holiday cramped in to a little budget airline, paying sometimes extortionate prices for then not to be able to sit with their loved ones, for their flight to be delayed or even cancelled!

What sort of start to the holiday is that?

I also hate the fact I can't collect air miles on low budget airlines. Let's not talk about Fly Maybe's air miles - they will only get you to Manchester or Scotland.  

So please BA come back to Southampton airport, introduce more flights from Heathrow and make the people in the South West of the country happy once again!

Our flight back to the UK was smooth as could be! 

Well I would expect nothing less aboard a BA flight

Even the Mr liked it - a fuss-free airport that flies in to Heathrow - Sorry Malaga!

Oh almost forgot! Outfit details:

Jeans - Asos
Shirt - H&M
Shoes & Bag - Mulberry

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