Sunday, November 22, 2015:

Just got back from China. Had an amazing time. Here are a few of the selfies we took.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015:

I was inspired by @Transun to think about my top three travel bucket list destinations. There is so much of the world I haven't explored yet to narrow it down to three isn't easy but here are my current top three. 
1. Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Ideally as part of a tour with Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. 
I visited Thailand over ten years ago now and fell in love with the temples there. At one temple they had a replica of Angkor Wat and I made a mental note that I had to see that myself for real one day. 
2. Tokoyo, Japan. 
Ever since my first Yo sushi experience, I've longed to visit Japan. The culture there is so varied and different. I'd love to see the cherry blossoms there too. 
3. Rome, Italy. 
I've visited Italy on many occasions but never been to Rome. I love Italian food and the wonderful coffee to can get in little bars on the street. I want to see the Colosseum and imagine what it was like when full of gladiators and activity. 

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015:

 I'm off to China again in November, this time to do all the places I've dreamed of including the Great Wall of China and the terracotta soldiers. I can't wait. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

I went to a very cool pop-up restaurant experience courtesy of Glaceau Smart Water. Proving there is such a thing as a free lunch in London if you know where to get it. It was all about the experience of eating on your own. Taking a break from the normal stress and buzz of life in London and instead taking a moment to think about nothing apart from the food crossing your palate.

It was a really lovely experience. Once you'd got the head around eating on your own and trying to switch off. It was a great thing to do. I re hydrated myself fully and tried to do mindfulness of food with the two courses I ate. I found the food delicious and if they ever return to London I'll be booking myself in. 

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015:

This is Mabel, we got her from Gumtree in Feb 13. She completes our family. She is a Hewett Briley cat. Originally when we got her she was called Flea.. But now she is very much Mabel. 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014:

We went to St Lucia in November 2014. Jon very cleverly had won flights from BA but we paid for the hotels and decided to make a ten day trip of it. We first stayed a week in an all inclusive resort on one side of the island and then spent three nights in a tiny rain forest resort for the last bit of the trip. We visited the Hotel Chocolat restaurant and did their Bean to Bar tour which was fascinating and showed how hard grinding the beans to make the chocolate is to do by hand.

We particularly enjoyed the trip to the volcanic mud baths.. they were super hot but it was a lot of fun. Definitely not good for white swimsuit wearers.. as everything gets rather muddy.  

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Monday, September 16, 2013:

Grey tote by HJH14
Grey tote, a photo by HJH14 on Flickr.

If you want to win this leather grey tote bag all you have to do it enter here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Sunday, September 15, 2013:


I have an addiction. I am a comper. I win competitions and my hobby is entering them. The results of being a comper have been amazing for me and I'd love to help you to become one too. You can win the lifestyle you want. I’ve won holidays, cash and even my own wedding. If you want to be a winner I can help you.

Comping has changed my life. It has led me to travel the world and taking part in a competition helped me get to know my now husband. It can change your life too.

I never walk past a competition with a prize I want with out entering as I know it is totally possible to win.
Always read the terms and conditions

My heart was racing. I hung up the phone and my hands were shaking. I'd just won a trip to Panama on the radio for two people. A place I knew very little about till the day before and now I was heading there. Kev, my boyfriend started to text his mum.

'Hang on' I said. Now this was awkward. It was November and I had read in the T and C's we could not take the trip till May the following year. My live-in boyfriend and I had become friends definitely not lovers. So it was pretty clear to me we wouldn't last till then.

'We need to talk about our relationship'. It doesn't take a genius to work out what that means.

So with very little drama I explained the conditions of the trip and that we needed to work out our relationship before we committed to a trip in six months.

He agreed and a so a win had led a speedier split. Although obviously not pleasant it was a blessing. He moved out a while after and after I made sure we could remain friends I invited him to come to Panama with me..... That was the first trip I won and I have now won 21 more holidays since 2009!

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Thanks for popping by. This is my random blog. Stuff about my life, places I've been, adventures I've gone on. I'm going to be doing some reviews this year too of beauty stuff and other things. I've won 22 holidays in 5 years. I've got married in May 2012, yes I won my wedding but not the groom. I did get together with my husband taking part in a competition! Please feel free to comment.


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