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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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Adventures · Life · Uncategorized · Update

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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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 

Food · Health · Life · Products · Recipes · top 5 · Uncategorized · Vegetarian

My Top 5 Speedy Vegetarian Dinners.

Hello Everyone hope your all well, for today’s post I will be sharing my favourite vegetarian dinners. Now I have recently become a vegetarian on the grounds of watching a horrific slaughter-house video that just made me think about eating meat, now I am currently just vegetarian and not gone all out vegan, even though I need to stay away from dairy products anyway since I am also lactose intolerant. So When I first started this diet I was really struggling on what to eat for dinner, since that is when my family would eat meat products mainly, so I popped to my local supermarket which is waitrose and picked up a little meat alternative bits and these are the Top 5 things I like to have if I’m in a rush or I just don’t feel like cooking from scratch.

Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages.vegetarian-sausages-packshot

Now I was really amazed by these now I’m not actually not too keen on normal pork sausages, so I was comprehensive when I got these, but they are the best sausages I have ever had they are full with so much flavour, I normally think there is a stigma attached to vegetarian/ vegan foods that they are not going to be tasty, but these was better than the real deal in my opinion. I partnered these with a good helping of mash potato and a small tin of baked beans. It has become one of my favourite meals since starting this diet.

Quorn chicken and Mushroom Pie.

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Linda McCartney vegetarian country pies.

deep-dish-country-pies-packshotAnother product from Linda McCartney food, you may see quite a few in this post because I just think that these products taste the best out of the other products on the market. Now this one is another that is so full of flavour it is unreal how much I love it. I partner this one with some mash and green vegetables like green beans etc.

Linda McCartney vegetarian mushroom and mozzarella burgers.mushroom-spinach-burgers-packshot

These are really tasty and have a lot of flavour that is a recurring aspect to the Linda
McCartney range, now I don’t normally like burgers, But I was intrigued to try these due to how good the rest of the products are so I tried them and loved them they are super yummy. I loved mine in a brioche bun with a slice of tomato and some chips.

 

 

 

Homemade Pasta Bake.

This one is really easy to make and you just really need 3 ingredients which is Cooked Pasta, Chopped tomatoes and cheese. You add the tomatoes and pasta in a baking dish then add the grated cheese on top and cook for about 20 minuets, or when the cheese melts and starts to brown. You can also add some herbs in with the tomatoes to add some flavour. This is great because it is quick and easy, doesn’t take too many ingrediants and tastes amazing, it is one of my favourites.

 

So these was my top 5 favourite vegetarian Dinners, I hope you found this useful and enjoyed this post. This was not a paid promotion in any way, and all of the opinions in this post are of my own. All Images have been linked to their rightful owners.

Thank You.

Hannah.

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Zoella Beauty Christmas gingerbread range review.

Hello everyone hope your all well, today I will be writing a review on the entire Zoella Beauty Christmas gingerbread collection. Now this is going to be a number of small reviews on each product,  which I brought every single one because I love everything that Zoella brings out and I have watched her from 2009 when she first started out and I have been watching ever since. So here is my collection of reviews I hope you enjoy.

Lip Balm Duo- This charming little set of handy lip balms makes it a dream to apply due to there creamy texture, and to add to that the scents of festive gingerbread and warming vanilla, makes it feel like it’s Christmas everyday. The formulation makes your lips feel smooth and really works for those cold winter days when you get chapped lips.

Just crackers set- This creative gift set is perfect for the ultimate pamper session since in each of the 4 crackers you get a mini Zoella beauty gingerbread range item so all together you get the dreamy gingercream body lotion, the wonderful hand cream which leaves your hands silky smooth, the scrummy scented shower glaze and a sweet scented lip balm to leave you lips smooth and smelling sweet. 

Best chums coin purse set- A great gift for your best friend you have one and give the other to a friend so then you can have matching coin purses, I love the idea of this one very creative, the colours are a great match and I love the golden heart which splits the best chums in two. 

Ginger Fizz bath bombs- A great way to treat a loved one, to get into a silky bath with the luxurious scent of warm vanilla and festive gingerbread, makes for an extra special pamper evening. The scent isn’t over powering which is perfect for a relax in the bath. And the part I like the most is the fact that they are shaped as cute little gingerbread men which you can use half per bath which means they last just as long.

We three beauties cosmetic bag set- This handy little set of cosmetic bags is the perfect gift for anyone that has quite a collection of different make up products or brushes etc. My favourite of the three is the one with pink glitter all over it really adds some sparkle to your make up collection.

Deck the baubles bubble bath- This creative item has the delectable scent of warm vanilla and gingerbread, which once you add it under running water it fills the bathroom with the delicious fragrance and produces tons of bubbles that smell good enough to eat.
Spa in a jar- This pampering set gives you some of my favourite products in the range, the mini ginger creme body cream, a mini shower glaze body wash and super soft face cloth which is embroided with the zoella logo. The ginger creme Body cream has the gingerbread scent as the same in the range and the shower glaze has the warm vanilla scent which makes you smell good enough to eat.

Hungry hands hand cream- This super sweet scented hand cream makes your hands dilectiebly soft so much that since it came out I haven’t stopped using it, I’ve never had a hand cream that is as good as the formula of this one, plus I’m in love with the ranges gingerbread and warm vanilla scent that is consistent through out the range.

Gingercream and bake my day gift set- This great little set includes the gingercream body lotion with the usual gingerbread scent and then the same scent in a body fragrance spray which is great to add to my collection of the other Zoella beauty ranges body sprays. 

Pamper hamper- This product is my favourite it comes in a white wicker basket and comes with a wide range of different products from the gingerbread collection including, Hungry hands hand cream, bake my day cosmetic bag, ginger cream body lotion, shower glaze body wash, gingerbread bath salts, gingerbread scented bath fizzer, bath scrunchie. All of which is of great quality and perfect to the avid zoella fan.

So these was my reviews of the Zoella beauty Christmas 2016 range available in superdrug or on feelunique.com. I hope you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to check out some of zoella’s other products, books and her youtube channel. Also don’t forget to like and share this.Thank you.

Hannah 

All images was from  feelunique.com or superdrug.com.