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Our Amsterdam Honeymoon

Hello just a warning this might be a long one, because today I will be telling you all about our honeymoon to Amsterdam, now we got married on the 20th October 2018 and we left for honeymoon on 22nd October 2018 for 3 days, so we had a day to relax and come down after the wedding. Now this was my first time on a plane and my first time going abroad also, so I was feeling quite nervous about going but was looking forward to it at the same time. So we set off on the Monday and couldn’t believe the view from the plane it was amazing IMG_1281we flew with KLM airline and can say it was amazing service, all of the staff was very helpful and we even got a little snack and drink whilst on the plane which went down very nicely since it took my mind off the nerves even though the flight was only around an hour long it really did ‘fly’ by (sorry for the pun). When we landed in Amsterdam we managed to have a look around the massive and very impressive schiphol airport which was full of all different shops, places to eat and also easily accessible train station underneath it. so we then got the train to Amsterdam IMG_8127central station which was also an experience since the trains are so much more impressive then British rail and the staff was much more helpful and friendly. we then arrived at the central station which was also very very big with an all glass roof looked like something straight out of Harry Potter. Now we then had the 30 minuet walk to find our hotel which was in the centre of rembrandtplein where there was a war memorial statue which was always super busy, but on our walk through the winding canals and little streets we noticed one big thing is LOOK OUT FOR BIKES, IMG_1376this was a major thing whilst we was over there was bikes have the right of way and even though they have special bike paths and zebra crossings for pedestrians there still is a great number of bikes which you need to look out for when crossing any road or even walking along a path because they simply do not care if they hit you over there since it would be the pedestrians fault for any damage or injury so be aware of this you need to look both ways and up and down before walking anywhere and then you may still get hit by a bike. On the first day we visited some of the shops and food IMG_1373places near to our hotel since we was tired from the early morning and flight so we didn’t do too much on the first day, we stayed at the NH caransa which is a 4 star hotel and it defiantly felt like it with a clean and modern rooms and general design, smart rooms with a mini bar filled with dutch treats and fantastic staff which was so friendly and kind, this is where I noticed another big detail about Amsterdam is that nearly everyone speaks English and I know this could be due to all of the tourism but this shocked me as I IMG_1572had never been out of the uk before I didn’t know what to expect so I was very happy when I leant this. One thing I loved about Amsterdam was the beautiful houses they are so amazing with tall and narrow houses which takes me back to a olden era then you have the canals which are filled with little boats and even floating houses which would be my dream.

 

The second day is when we started to go exploring Amsterdam a bit more we had a evening canal cruise booked which was fantastic but in the day we went to look around the shops and managed to find the main city centre where a endless road of shops appeared it seemed to go on forever and we discovered the most amazing chocolate in the world tonyTONY’S CHOCOLONELY, now all of the wording was in dutch so we didn’t quite know what the flavours was but most of them we could guess due to what it sounded like so we decided to buy nearly every flavour, another point I must say about IMG_4112Amsterdam was the price of everything now I don’t really know too much about this as I have never been abroad before but everything just seemed bit overpriced for example a bar of this chocolate was 5 euros which I thought was quite expensive so just a note for anyone thinking of visiting Amsterdam. Now in the main square was madame Tussauds and we have never been to any even the one in London so we decided to go and have a look, we got some great pictures but one thing I found was that it was very busy and cramped so we didn’t get a lot of time to look at each person but we still had a good time looking through everyone.

Now the third day and the last full day of our trip we pretty much done the same thing as the day before look around the shops, canals and then grabbed something to eat I found this amazing noodle place which was lush, now on this day we had booked up to go to IMG_1710Ripley’s believe it or not museum and this was the best museum we had been to it was full of lots of interesting and wacky objects and oddities from around the world we didn’t want to even leave, there was even a IMG_7451part on the The Beatles which I loved obviously. For the rest of the day we just walked around looking at the different places and we even saw the Palace which was amazing. now your probably thinking Hannah you went to Amsterdam did you not go to any coffee shops or the red light district? and the answer is no even though the whole culture of Amsterdam is sex, drugs and rocks and roll, me and my husband just isn’t into that sort of thing and didn’t see any need to participate in these activities but if thats what your into then trust me there are plenty of coffee shops around there is nearly one down every street and there defiantly is a smell in the air around Amsterdam.

On Thursday was the time we was coming home and I wasn’t as nervous about this flight as the first one but first we had to get a taxi to the airport and it fulfilled my husbands IMG_1282dream as the taxi was a Tesla and a fancy one to that, this was no Uber, my husbands face defiantly lit up when he saw that. We then Breezed through security and passport control, then enjoyed a McDonalds  breakfast in the airport whilst waiting for our plane and then landed back in the Uk safe and sound around 10 minutes IMG_1283after we left Amsterdam which was very strange to think. so overall we had a lovely time on our honeymoon even though it was very short I think that was just enough so hopefully this gives you a little insight into if you are thinking of visiting Amsterdam anytime soon and over all I will defiantly recommend visiting Amsterdam for everyone it is defiantly a beautiful place and there is something for everyone, friendly people who are very accepting and I couldn’t of wished for a better honeymoon.

Hannah.

 

 

 

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Im Back

Hi everyone hope your all well, I know I have been inactive on here for a long time but I’ve been through a lot of life changes. So where do I begin well since the last time I posted on here I have got a promotion at work, flew on my first aeroplane and actually got married yeah just a few changes. so my new married name is now Hannah Brooks and so far I am loving married life, even though the only difference is that I know have to go through all of my memberships and accounts and change my name which is a long and painful process. So now the wedding is over with I have nothing else to focus my days off on so I thought why not start this blog up again since I did love posting on here so hopefully I can keep up with it again this time as there may be a lot more adventures to go on now that I am a married woman and I cant wait to take you all on these adventures with me, so buckle up its going to be one hell of an adventure.

Hannah.

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Italian inspired Chicken Burgers.

Hello everybody today I will be posting my recipe for my boyfriends favourite meal that I make for him. Since I am vegetarian I do not eat these but I do cook them for Conor since he is a fussy eater and he isn’t the best cook in the world and if I let him he would live on chicken nuggets and chips alone, so here is my recipe for an amazing chicken burger for fussy eaters.

You will need.

1 Chicken Breast per burger 
1 Teaspoon Red/green pesto
Handful of Breadcrumbs
Ciabatta rolls
Slices of buffalo Mozzarella
Slices of Tomato
Lettuce
Mayonnaise

 

Method:

  1. Butterfly and flatten out your chicken breast till they are flat enough so it will cook evenly.
  2. Spread the pesto onto the chicken on both sides.
  3. Next place your chicken breast into the breadcrumbs and coat until it sticks to the pesto.
  4. Heat up some oil in a frying pan then cook the breaded chicken until cooked all the way through and the breadcrumbs have gone golden.
  5. whilst your chicken is cooking prepare your other bits for your burgers so slice your ciabatta rolls in half spread on mayonnaise, place on some leaves of lettuce, then some slices of tomato and lastly a slice of buffalo mozzarella make sure this is in top so when you place on the chicken it will melt so make sure it is on top of all the other extras.
  6. Now once your chicken is cooked fully place on top on mozzerella place on the top bun and enjoy.


 So there you have a really easy 6 step meal that is tasty and fussy eater approved. I normally serve it with some homemade chips cooked in the oven for 40 minutes with some oil, salt and pepper on top they are delicious. 

 

Hannah

Adventures · Apps · Fitness · Health · Life · Sponsored · Travel

Staying Fit for Summer.

Hi everyone hope your all well, this is my first post back after moving house, now there will be post regarding the move coming soon but today I will be writing about the different things I have been doing to keep fit whilst ive been busy moving house and will be carried on doing through out my hectic lifestyle. So I discovered this wonderful fitness and cardio app on my phone called Aaptiv, this handy app allows you to find different workouts with personal trainers on each class and then lets you go back to the workouts that you have previously done, you can also favourite your best workouts so you can go back to them whenever you want and with over 100, 10 minutes workouts it is great whilst on the move, whether your travelling the world or in my case moving house, whilst I was moving the weather really heated up and the sun was out, which I love for workouts since you feel like you are soaking up some of vitamin D from the sun and I always just feel more productive and refreshed when the sun is out. Now the Aaptiv app really made hot weather workouts so much more easier, my personal favourite is the yoga workout called Good morning yoga wake up, this really helped get my body ready for the day ahead especially if I had a long day ahead of me plus it only take 10 minutes so it is easy to fit in to a busy schedule. As well as the Yoga I also enjoy a power walk in the summer weather my favourite on the app is the summer Fun + Sand this class comes with a great built-in workout playlist which all together lasts for 28 minutes. Now even though the classes on the app come with a playlist sometimes you just want to listen to your own style of music to get you in the right mindset to get moving, so here is my top 5 workout songs for summer Playlist. 


Now I do love a good outdoor workout so you need to make sure you have all of the essentials with you and some of mine are a good water bottle that can hold plenty of water to keep you hydrated in this hot weather, another essential of mine would be an on arm phone holder strap to keep your playlist and trainer on aaptiv going through out your workout so you don’t have the problem of dropping your phone and interrupting your workout. I also like to take with me a compact first aid kit since I am quite the accident prone this is always a good idea weather you get a blister or something worse you will always be prepared.

So this was what I’ve been doing to keep fit during the summer and will carry on to do for the rest of the year since Aaptiv have workouts for outdoors and indoors and it is so easy to navigate the app that I will not have a problem sticking to this program. This post was inspired by #TeamAaptiv, a fitness and cardio app with fun, outdoor fit for summer programs. All of the opinions in this post are of my own.
Hannah.

 

 

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Unique Gifting with UncommonGoods 

Hello everyone, hope your all well? Today I will be writing this post promoting this fantastic website Uncommongoods. Now I’m not the most creative when it comes to gifts for others I always find myself buying the same boring presents every year for every different occasion, so I always find it useful when I find a website such as this one, which has so many different, unique options to choose from. It will soon be mine and my partners 5-year anniversary coming up so I started to look for anniversary gifts on a budget, some of my favourites are: the personalized anniversary pushpin world map (1), The Date Night Bucket List (2) and also the wishing wall gift (3). These are all one of a kind that I would never have thought of by myself, for more original anniversary gifts visit UncommonGoods here. 

As some of you may also know we are engaged, so I am always looking for quirky little things that look like they come from my Pinterest feed so when I noticed they also have some great gifts for bridesmaids and groomsmen I started to look through and found some right treasures, some of my favourites under the bridesmaids category was: a woman’s determination Necklace (1) , the Spa in a Bag(2) and the Poetry match striker (3), visit Uncommongoods to see more unique gifts for Bridesmaids like these. For the groomsmen I let my partner look through the website and these are some of his favourites which he picked for his groomsmen: The Equation Geek watch (4) and also The Charcoal Grill Toolbox (5).Go to the UncommonGoods website here for a selection of great gifts for groomsmen. They ship internationally so it’s no problem if you live in the UK or the US,or anywhere else in the world, just check on the site. 

When I find a website like this one I like to do a bit of research in to the company’s background and I found their mission statement which is that, they want to change the way business is done, by making sure that they work towards making UncommonGoods a more environmentally friendly, socially responsible company. They focus solely on making a positive Impact in the workplace as well as in the world. They also offer creative and exciting merchandise which is handmade using recycled and Organic products, they have the ethic where they do not sell products containing leather, feathers or fur, so they are animal and human friendly which speaking as an avid animal lover and vegetarian makes me even happier to make a purchase. 

I really enjoyed looking through this website and believe me I have just touched on a few of the amazing products that they offer on the website, I have made an order of some of my favourites, so I can’t wait to receive them, I have a feeling that this website is going to change my gifting game forever.

 

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Hannah.


 

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Back To Blogging.

Hello everyone, hope your all doing well, it’s been quite a while since I last posted now, but know I’m back after having quite a busy couple of months I’m well ready to get back into blogging again as I have missed it very much and I am really looking forward to posting all of my ideas that I’ve had stored for the last 2 months or so. Now this is just a quick post to let you all know I’m back to blogging and will continue to post regularly again,thank you all so much.
Hannah