Monthly Archives: September 2015

Our Holiday to Turkey – Antalya

We all want to go on holiday abroad to make memories and experience the feeling of flying on a plane and visiting different place around the world.

So at the beginning of the year me and my fiancé decided that we were going to look into booking our summer holiday for 2015.  After just moving into our first home December 2014 we weren’t sure if we would be in a financial position to be able to afford to go away.

We spoke to friends of ours and the four of us decided to go together, we got together at weekends and sat down and looked at various locations, looked on and visited travel agents, checked out Thomson and Thomas cook websites at several different places we fancied going to and we were really pleased when we found a really good deal on a holiday to Turkey, Antalya.

Me and my fiancé had never been to Turkey before but the friends we were going with had, and said it is a lovely place to visit.

We found a lovely adults only hotel that was 5 star called Flora Gardens, it consisted of little wooden shallots all over the complex.

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We decided to go all inclusive for a week. We flew out on Saturday 15th August till Saturday 22nd August.

When we finally arrived after the hour and half transfer from airport to hotel, we couldn’t see much as it was late and dark. We got taken through to a VIP lounge in the hotel to have a quick chat with the hotel staff of the general do’s and dont’s, we were handed a cocktail too while we waited, then after we were taken to our room and our cases were brought shortly after to us.

We had an amazing time starting off with just chilling my the pool for the first couple of days. The weather was fantastic to us all the way through hitting highs of around 38/40 degrees with a slight sea breeze.

We went out on two excursions one to side by night on the Tuesday evening and the other to Manavgat where we saw a beautiful waterfall which ran for miles, a textiles store and a market a bit like Wellsbourne but 10 times bigger. Both excursions included a 3 course meal.

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Our hotel also had a little area where it was a peace, quiet and a relaxing area which was known as “Flora Zen Garden” it was filled with lots of beautiful flowers and had a pond with lots of beautiful koi carp fish with lots of different colours and sizes,  was also lucky enough to see some lizards.

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There is lots to do and visit in Turkey unfortuantly we didnt get to visit it all but would plan to go for longer than a week next time and see more as it is such a beautiful place.

I would recommend anyone who hasn’t visited Turkey to go and visit it 100%.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?

Homemade Wax Tarts

Who likes candles?

Well I love Yankee candles, or any candles for that matter. I got given my first set of small sampler Yankee candles for an engagement present 2 years ago and the obsession grew from that day. I just love the smell of all the different aromas and sizes you can buy.

Here is my collection

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My favourite has to be Beach Flowers.

I don’t like waste at the best of times so when my first Yankee candle finally stopped burning but there was still lots of wax in the bottom I was certainly not going to just throw it away, so I was trying to find ways of not wasting it, so when my friend found a little trick to not waste the remaining candles I was over the moon.

Here is what I did and they are so easy to make and do:

1) Crush the candle up in the jar

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2) Put the jar with the remaining candle in a jug of boiling hot water and leave to melt, stiring  slowly.

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3) Then pour the liquid carefully into cupcake cases, Caution as jar will be hot

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4) Leave to set and then remove from cases, you can then put them on a burner with a small candle underneath and wait for the aromas to surround you.

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You could even save up lots of left overs and mix different ones together and experiment.

Have you got a favourite Yankee Candle Scent?

Bakers Ross

I contacted BakerRoss by email as my sister in Law at Parenthoodhighs andLows has previously worked with them in the past and I thought I would see what they had to offer to a small business like myself.  I was pleased with the results I got after I approached them.

The main products I think are aimed at children but they do a few for adults crafts

The products I was sent to review were:

Self adhesive satin ribbon bows – EV5902 (pack of 72) RRP £2.99

Pastel gem self adhesive strips – AF241 (pack of 36) RRP £2.99

Coloured card blanks – AF358  (pack of 12) RRP £2.99

Spring patterned card paper pack – EF725 (pack of 25 sheets) RRP £5.99

Self adhesive satin gem flowers – E8826 (pack of 60) RRP £2.99

Bow buttons – EF552 (pack of 160) RRP £1.49

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The prices of all products are very reasonable and I would recommend friends and family member with kids to try out some of their products as they have wide variety to offer and lots of different things to make.

The backing paper has to be my favourite thing that I was sent to review , it is double sided so you can stick it down whichever way you want and mix and match it which is great when trying to create a unique card for a special occasion.

*I was sent these product free from the company for my honest and unbiased opinions.

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