15/07/2017

Video | ROMWE Haul Fail July 2017



Hey so today I wanted to share with you my latest video which is a haul video. I decided to purchase a few things from ROMWE which is a cheap online website. I wanted to see what the quality of their clothes was actually like. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I upload weekly on Sunday's at 9am. 
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My Mediterranean Holiday 2017 | Day 3: Getting On The Norwegian Epic



Hey guys today's blog post is my third blog post on my recent holiday which is going down so well with you guys. On this day we spent half of the day in Barcelona and then we headed to the ship which was super exciting. We actually got on the ship on my birthday which made it even more exciting than it already was. 

Before we got onto the ship we had the morning to explore Barcelona some more. We decided just to stay local to our hotel. As it was a Sunday there was something going on like a local holiday. We all stood on our balcony and watched this big parade go by which was really interesting to see. 



At around 2pm we headed to the ship where we had to go through the port security before actually getting on the ship. Going through security in a cruise ship port is so easy and I really like it as it doesn't make me anxious at all. Going through airport security is a different story I always feel a little apprehensive when I go through them. 

Once we made it safely onboard we headed to our room to drop our bags off. We then went to look for food because we were hungry by that time and there's always food available when you get on board. It's usually only the buffet section that is open but there's always so much to offer so that's good enough for me. 



The food is probably one of the best parts of the ship there's always tons to eat. Whatever time you are hungry you can always get food even if it's ordering from the complimentary room service. There is over 15 restaurants onboard (No I'm not joking!) so you can basically eat from around the world on your trip.

Restaurants:
- Taste Restaurant (Main Dining Room)
- The Manhattan Room Restaurant (Main Dining Room)
- Le Bistro (French)
- Pizza 24/7 (Italian)
- La Cucina (Italian)
- Shanghai's Chinese Restaurant
- Noodle Bar (Chinese)
- Teppanyaki (Japanese)
- Cagney's Steakhouse (Seafood, Steak House)
- Wasabi Sushi Bar
- Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill
- Spice H2O Bar & Grill
- Garden Cafe (Self Service)

A lot of them are free however, some are speciality restaurants and my charge $25 per person. We went to Le Bistro which was really good I would recommend it as the food was delicious. That was a specialty restaurant but we were really happy with it and glad that we chose it. 



After food we went by the pool and relaxed for a bit before the sailing away party. The sailing away party is basically when all the entertainment staff get you ready to leave the port. They put on all of the latest tunes and get everyone to dance. It's great fun as everyone is in a really good mood because it's the start of their holiday.

We then went back to the room to get ready for dinner which we were all excited for as it was our first night onboard. We actually had a bit of a hectic first day as our room got flooded so we were moved to another cabin. The other cabin was the same as ours but just a bit further down the ship. We ended up staying there just for the night while they dried out our room.




For dinner we went to one of the main restaurants called "The Manhatten Room". This restaurant was located at the back of the boat which meant that it was a huge dining room. What is nice about this restaurant is that on certain evenings the band plays while you are eating. 

We all had a really nice meal and chose pretty standard meals. As it was my birthday the restaurant gave me a cake which was really nice. The waiters all came around and sang to me which I always find so embarrassing. After dinner we wondered around for a bit to see what entertainment was on. We were all so tired so we just went back to our cabin and had an early night. 


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25/06/2017

My Mediterranean Holiday 2017 | Day 2: Barcelona


Hey guys today I am back with another holiday blog post from my holiday that I went on a few weeks ago. I was meant to put these up quickly one after the other but I just haven't had the chance. On our second day of our holiday, we spent the whole day in Barcelona. 

The day started with me doing some people watching on our hotel room balcony. Luckily we had an amazing room that looked out onto a really busy street. As the weather was so nice I could sit on our balcony in my pjs and not feel cold at all. We were so lucky with the weather throughout our holiday. 



We then got ready for breakfast which we had at the hotel. The breakfast was a typical continental breakfast that you would get in Europe. They had some fruit, cold meats, bread & pastries and cereal. As our hotel was I think a three star one the breakfast wasn't great but it was okay and we managed to eat a substantial amount.

After breakfast, Nan and I went out to find a local supermarket to buy things like water, drinks and snacks for our hotel room. We found this really convenient supermarket just around the corner that had everything we needed and at a cheap price as well. We then wondered back to the hotel to get my mum before we went out for the day.


We didn't have any particular plans for the day apart from a lunch reservation that we had at 1pm. Our hotel was really well located as it was local to a lot of different things like the cathedral, shops, restaurants and the beach. We started to wonder around from our hotel towards the cathedral as it was so beautiful so I wanted to go there and take photos. 

It was a Saturday so I think there was a festival going on as there was lots of live music and dancing. Everywhere I looked the architecture was amazing I just wanted to take photos all the time. I did take loads of photos but I can't put them all in my blog posts they would be endless haha. 

We looked in lots of shops but I didn't get anything until later on in the day. The main shopping area made me think of when I was in Paris. After looking around the shops for a bit we caught a taxi to where we had lunch. 





For lunch we went to the Círculo Ecuestre which is like a members club where you can go to eat or stay there as they have hotel rooms as well. A lot of people have birthday parties there as it is really grand and a great place to celebrate a big birthday. 

The lunch was really posh as it is quite a formal place anyways. We went for the set menu which included a starter, main and dessert. As you can see from the photos above the food was delicious I ate all of it and I wish I could have the pasta again because that was the best part. We were the only ones in the restaurant at that time which was quite strange as the restaurant was huge. 



We then went back to the hotel where I took a nap because I didn't sleep much the night before so I was quite tired from all the walking and the heat. Once I had woken up we decided to wonder down to the marina where they had all the super yatchs. 

On our way down there as we had chosen to walk down one of the back streets we managed to bump into a group of drummers. I cannot even begin to explain to you how loud it was. Even on my vlog it doesn't come across that loud. My ears were ringing for at least 10 minutes after we had walked pass them. 

The harbour was really pretty and we ended up walking down towards the shopping centre. We then got a few drinks and while my mum and nan chatted I wondered off to the shopping centre and ended up picking up this really nice red jumper from Bershka. We then headed back to the hotel and got a good nights sleep. 

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19/06/2017

My Mediterranean Holiday 2017 | Day 1: London To Barcelona

Hey everyone and Happy Monday I hope that you have had a good weekend. This past week has been a pretty tough week for me but it's time to get back on track and upload some blog posts. I am finally getting around to writing up my holiday blog posts. 

As some of you will know I went on holiday recently for nine days around the Mediterranean on a cruise. I had an amazing time and although I did film it and upload videos I wanted to type up my thoughts as well, as I didn't include all of my thoughts in the videos.


It all began on Friday 26th May at 10.45 am when we left London to drive to Gatwick. We were going from London to Barcelona, Spain. We flew with Vueling airline who I had never heard of before. As we were flying with them we flew from Gatwick South which is my favourite terminal of the two. 

It is so easy to go through and a lot less stressful than the north terminal. We were through security in about 5 minutes which is pretty good for an airport. What I like about it is that all of the restaurants are upstairs with a few shops and then the rest of the shops are downstairs. 



When we got to the airport it was about midday and as we hadn't eaten breakfast we decided to get some brunch. There are so many places to eat like Costa, Starbucks, Pret A Manger, Giraffe, Nandos, Wetherspoons, Wagamama etc...However, the place we chose is called Grain Store which is a cafe and bar. 

The interior was so cute I just loved it. The whole atmosphere was so relaxed and I'm so glad that we went there. The prices were pretty good for the food but the alcohol was quite expensive. We all got an English breakfast but with different eggs. I then went to WhSmiths and got a few bits for the plane such as magazines, sweets, and drinks. 


Like I mentioned above we flew with Vueling who are a Spanish low-cost airline. I guess you could compare them to Easy-Jet. However, I much prefer Easy-Jet and I'll tell you why. The overall experience was pretty similar to what you would get on an Easy-Jet flight. 

The food was pretty rubbish, the drinks were pricey and the leg room was small. But that is what you get for a low-cost airline. The customer service was pretty poor. The attention to detail on the flight was rubbish they took forever to give out drinks and the whole thing felt very unorganised. 

We were already running late as the plane was late arriving at Gatwick. However, we did not get one apology from the captain. Throughout the flight, there were no updates to say how long we will be or if we are on time. I feel like with Easy-Jet even though they are the same price and quality their attention to detail is a lot better. I would not fly with them again even if they are cheap. 


We arrived in Barcelona at around 6pm when we were due to arrive at 5pm. After catching a taxi from the airport to our hotel which took around 45 minutes we arrived in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. We stayed at the Hotel Gargallo Rialto which we stayed at the last time we went on a cruise from Barcelona in 2012. 

I think the hotel is a three star one but I'm not sure. It is a great hotel for staying there for a few days. The rooms are quite basic but have everything that you need. Our room was really nice as it had three single beds, a bathroom with a shower, a TV and an amazing balcony overlooking the streets below. You can see a full room tour on the vlog. 


Once we had unpacked things in the room and changed we went out and looked for a place to eat some dinner. We didn't want to stray far from the hotel as we were all quite tired from the travelling. 

We found this cute restaurant about 5 minutes away from the hotel. It was quite busy as it had three floors and each floor was packed. Luckily the floor that we were put on only got busy towards the end of our dinner. The food was really good and we got a variety of things to share such as mussels, bread and a chicken salad. 

I didn't take photos of these but you can go over and see it on the vlog again. The food was really tasty and we all ate loads as we were hungry. Again the service was rubbish as the waiters mixed up our order and then got our bill wrong. Once we had finished dinner we headed back to the hotel and then got ready for bed as we were exhausted by that time.

I am going to be uploading day 2 soon probably on Wednesday but I hope you liked this one and make sure to check out the vlogs if you haven't already they are going down really well. 

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