Autumn London Trip.

Hello everyone!Β A couple of weeks ago now, me and my family spent the weekend down in our fantastic capital city: London. We had a fantastic time, I LOVE the city and everything it has to offer. I want to share with you everything we a got up too, in the hope I can inspire you to go down south and experience the crazy busy, but wonderful city.

Method of Travel to London: Coach Β£15 return each, from Sheffield to London. Β£80 cheaper than the train! How amazing is that?!

Where we stayed: Travelodge- Waterloo. Great place, super clean, great location and extremely friendly staff.

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DAY 1

Places we visited: London eye, The Embankment, Leicester Square, M&M World, The theatre

BEST part of the day: Getting fantastic, extremely cheap theatre tickets for ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and of course seeing the show itself: it was out of this world!!
Method of travel: Black Cabs

Food Places visited: Bella Italia

Something we learnt from the day: Always ask for directions!

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DAY 2

Places we visited: Oxford street, Huge Disney Store, Trafalagar Square, Buckingham Palace, Green Park, Tower Of London, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, War museum.

Activities we did: River boat cruise, went to see ‘Matilda’

BEST part of the day: Riding around on the tube and being proper tourists.

Method of travel: The Tube

Food Places Visited: Bella Italia (I know again! London was packed, everywhere was booked up, but we do love Bella Italia and managed to get in there.)

Something we learnt from the day: You have to do a lot of walking to visit all the main attractions, and wear comfortable shoes next time!

DAY 3

Places we visited: Covent Garden, Trafalhar Square (for a parade), the cutest coffee shop.

BEST part of the day: Finding my new favourite drink- vanilla hot chocolate!

Method of Travel: Black Cabs

Food places Visited: Greggs

Something we learnt from the day: Black cabs aren’t cheap.

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BEST THINGS ABOUT THE TRIP:

– Spending time with my family and all being together.

– Taking lots and lots of photos.

– Touring around such a fantastic city with so much history to learn about.

– Both theatre trips as they were both equally AMAZING!

– Riding around on the tube.

– Having time away from ‘real life’, to relax and do what we like.

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6 Things I would RECOMMEND when visiting London:

– Buy theatre tickets on the day of the performance, it saves you so much money. And get them from a little ticket booth in Leicester Square.

– Wear extremely comfortable shoes.

– Use the tube to travel – Β£6.50 for the day to travel in zone 1 (the touristy places!)

– Visit M&M world- it’s like chocolate heaven!

– Go on a boat cruise, you learn so much and see things you never would on land. And you can take some amazing photos!

– Go and see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda in the west end! (Blogs to follow reviewing each show!)

I really do hope this post has inspired you to visit the fantastic city! There really is so much to do and learn and I can guarantee you will have a great time. We certainly had a really lovely, jam packed, weekend down South! I really hope to visit again soon! I’ve shared some of my snaps too, I hope you like them. πŸ™‚

Have you visited London lately? Can you recommend any places I can visit next time I visit? I am fascinated with the city and would really love to learn more, let me know below..

Take care,

Emily Jane xo

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Rio Olympics 2016.

Hi Everyone, I’ve had a really busy week this week. I’ve had some time off work which has been amazing but I’ve had plans everyday so Im still feeling pretty tired! What have you been up to? Having heard about all the celebrations that went on around the country yesterday to celebrate the outstanding achievement of team GB at the olympics I thought it would be only fitting to do a post about the most successful Olympic Games for Great Britain! History has been made!

Yesterday was a big UK Sports day! Different cities around the world put on events where anyone could go and try a sport for free. I didn’t personally get involved as I already had plans but what a great idea that was. I hope it has incouraged more people to get involved in olympics sports.

Well then, what can I say about this years Olympics?! They were just spectacular, it was outstanding from start to finish, I have absolutely loved watching them. And to be quite honest, I am gutted that they have finished. The two and a bit weeks seemed to fly by! The opening and closing ceremonies were spectacular in my opinion. I particularly loved the opening where they showed the different stages of Brazil’s evolution, it was extremely interesting.

I am so incredibly proud to be British right now, 67 medals!! How AMAZING is that! And for 27 of them to be Gold too. A huge congratulations to all althletes involved! Personally, my favourite sports to watch were diving, synchronised swimming, cycling, gymnastics and general swimming. I loved the skill that had to go into these sports. I’m not saying there isn’t any skill in any others, I just prefer to watch the type of skill that goes into these particular sports. They all fascinate me! I sat there in awe every night, quite jealous too, ha! The strength, ability and hours of training that each and every althlete had to put in to be at that standard really did show throughout all the sports. I did enjoy watching the majority of the sports if I’m honest though! The sports that didn’t really interest me wereΒ taekwondo and fencing. I just didn’t really understand what was involved or what they had to do, so maybe that’s the reason why I avoided them.

I have definitely been inspired to try out more sport. I’ve been looking into places in my area that run badminton classes and I’m looking forward to starting. That’s as far as I’m willing to go for now I think, I’ll try one sport at a time ey! Ha! Are you interested in trying any sports? Let me know what you have been inspired to try out..

Ta ta,
Emily Jane
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*image is not my own.

Scarborough Trip.

Last week on Bank Holiday Monday I joined my auntie, uncle, my cousins and their family friends on a trip to Scarborough. It was a great day out, I really enjoyed it. I hadn’t visited Scarborough before, not that I remembered anyway. It is a really lovely place, a beautiful seafront with fantastic views. We walked along the north side of the seafront and all the way to the other end of the south side, which took most of the day up. We stopped in between for a hot chocolate and a scone, which was very much needed at the time! It was freezing at the beginning of the day, the wind was so strong but it brightened up in the afternoon, and we got to see the sun!

After the long walk we were more than ready for our fish and chips! There’s nothing better than eating fish and chips on the seafront when your at the seaside. And look at the size of the portions, I couldn’t believe it..

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We spent the afternoon on the beach. I was building sand castles with my little cousin. I felt like a little child again, it brought back great memories of my time on Blackpool beach with my family when I was little. The sun was beaming down on us and it was lovely to sit and take in the sea air. So nice and relaxing, just sat there doing nothing. We walked back along the seafront and stopped for a drink in a really cute little courtyard type thing: A great end to a great day. The day involved a lot of walking which was a great change for me. It was great to see the sights, experience Scarborough’s seafront for the first time and spend some time with family. I’m really glad I tagged along. Check out some of the pictures I took along the way.. Enjoy!

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I loved Scarborough, I will definitely be returning sometime soon. I might even stay there and make it a little holiday to the seaside and experience more of what it has to offer.

Take care,
Emily Jane
xoxox