Thursday, 19 December 2013

Manchester Day Out

Christmas is just around the corner so since I've been buying presents for other people and less for myself (who am I kidding, these sales are too good to pass up!), I thought I'd show you some photographs over the last couple of weeks of my trip to Manchester. It's turned into a bit of a tradition with my Boyfriend and I to visit the Manchester markets. This year we moved it to the same date as his birthday and do something special.

Cloud 23 inside The Hilton has the best afternoon tea in the area, so we heard, so we decided to sample some of their Christmas delights! The Afternoon Tea is £19.95 per person and is a lovely treat, purely for the view alone if nothing else! Unlimited tea, coffee or hot chocolate too. Since I don't drink tea or coffee, the hot chocolate was right up my street and it was lovely. For a special occasion I'd defiinitely do it again.

The Manchester Christmas Markets are amazing. Apart from being so busy you can barely move, the atmosphere, food and drink are worth the stress. It was raining for most of the trip so I couldn't take any more photos but these are the best of the bunch. We bought some Macaroons which were the best I've sampled and reasonably priced too. Obviously you can't go without testing out the food stalls so naturally, I persuaded my Boyfriend to get some Dutch pancakes. Wow. I love Nutella and these were covered in them, I need a Dutch pancake maker!!

Have you visited a Christmas Market? Which one do you recommend to try next year? I am going to Germany for a few days on New Years Eve and I wish I'd gone a little earlier to try their markets!

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Body Shop Preston Event

Remember me? It's been quite a while since I last blogged and so much so, it's nearly Christmas! I've been filled with deadlines over the past few months and I've just finished my final one so hopefully that will free up a little bit more time in the evenings! Last week I attended an event for the first time in ages which was lovely. It was nice to see so many local bloggers, get the chance to nosey over the Christmas Body Shop products and be able to photograph them.

Since I'd only just spent £60 the week before on tons of Christmas presents, it's safe to say I didn't buy anything as I already had most of the store it seemed! We got a lovely gift bag with either a Snowman or Reindeer Washball, 40% off on the night and also a Love Your Body membership card which entitles you to 10% off and a birthday treat so thanks Body Shop Preston!

These are the photos I managed to take and if you're interested then The Body Shop have 50% off online (code 19809) plus free delivery so get them while you can!



I will be doing a review soon on my favourite Limited Edition range as it's only fair to mention it...The Brazil Nut range! Body Shop...if you're reading, please make it into the permanent line so I don't have to go as crazy stocking up.

What is your favourite Christmas Body Shop item? Is anybody else as addicted as me?!

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