Thursday, 16 June 2016

Road Trip Tales!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great week.

Today we are going to be talking about one of my favourite topics, road trips. You only have to look as far as my instagram account to see that I love jumping in the car and going to random places to explore within the UK and there is also my almost annual expedition to Iceland to mix things up.

I guess it’s the ultimate feeling of freedom, that you can move around as you wish without the confines of public transport timetables and of course costs. For me personally, driving works out far much more cost efficient particularly if you go on a proper road trip to multiple places within a day. In some cases for the more rural locations that are off the beaten track you just can’t access them easily unless you do drive there. Some of the towns I’ve been to down south don’t even have train lines so it would literally take hours longer to get there and you would be limited as to where you can go.

Some of my all-time favourite road trip memories have to be from Iceland really, it was my first holiday where we had the flexibility of having a car to go around it and it was great to be able to deviate from the standard tourist sites and not have the stress of tour bus timetables. We drove to some of the most stunning black sand beaches, lava fields, round the beautiful Lake Myvatn and my absolute standout moment was when we drove up the side of a mountain to go and see the northern lights as the further you can escape light pollution, the better view you will get.

Also most weekends that my boyfriend stays over with me in Hertfordshire we go for mini adventures like last weekend when we visited the Ashridge Estate and Ivinghoe Beacon which were so pretty! There’s nothing better than a nice romantic countryside wander followed by a yummy dinner in a homely little country pub.

When you are embarking on a road trip it’s important to remember to prepare properly beforehand, make sure you check the oil and water levels, that your lights are working, brakes are functional, that your tyres are pumped up and to the correct tread depth and if not to replace them using a service like Point S tyres to make sure that you are travelling as safely as possible. Always keep water and a few items of food as well just in case you get stuck in long traffic or lost in the countryside, I usually take a big bottle of Volvic and some cereal bars and crisps with me just so I know they are there if I fancy them.

I would love to hear any tips you have for road trips in the comments below, also tell me where you’ve been or where you’re planning on going!

I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading! Love Sally X 

Gas Safety Information

Hi Guys!

Today is going to be an important post that is a bit serious but in theory would be relevant to all of us and it is talking about gas safety.

Flogas are creating an e-book at the moment all about gas safety in the home and ahead of this I wanted to have a little discussion here on the blog and offer my own tips.

When it comes to gas safety it's really important to make sure that your appliances are being fitted properly and maintained by professional, Gas Safe registered engineers for optimum peace of mind. When things malfunction due to errors made the risks are very real and include explosions, leaks, potential fires and also the danger of CO poisoning, all really scary but ultimately avoidable.

Carbon Monoxide poisoning is really hard to detect as it's not as if you can see it, taste it or smell it in the same way as normal gas so having an alarm (that works and is regularly maintained/checked) should be a priority. It is only around £15 and can be found in most high street hardware stores so there is really no excuse not to get one for your home, always check for the relevant compliance with the British Standard EN 50291 and the relevant approval mark.

In the event you suspect something is off like smelling gas, your best bet would be to evacuate the property and give the Gas Safety advice line a call on 0800 300 363. I think on these things it's better to be safe than sorry and you should always be really diligent about smells, if you see visible fumes or can taste something different in the air around your house.

Let me know your tips on gas safety below in the comments, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Summer Essential Product - Promensil Cooling Spray

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well.

Today I am going to be sharing a gem of a product that is absolutely perfect for summer and it is the new Promensil cooling spray*.

Primarily designed to treat symptoms of menopause, it also doubles up as a really highly effective cooling spray that immediately refreshes your  skin especially when you are on a hot sweaty tube train or all warm from walking around on a hot day or dancing at a festival! The spray draws heat away from the skin and is really quick in reducing the skin temperature and any redness on your chest or neck area. For the best results keep the areas uncovered and re-apply as and when you need to.

This is the perfect addition to any handbag to use on the go or for your bedside table to handle night sweats and the spray retails at £14.99 at Boots stores/online.

Let me know if you have given any cooling sprays a try before and your experiences in the comments.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X


Father's Day Gift Idea - Monopoly Empire

Hi Guys!

Today I have another instalment in my Father's Day gift ideas series and it is all focused around having fun and spending time together.

One of my favourite things to do as a family is after dinner to sit down and play a good board game, so this new version of the ever popular classic monopoly looks awesome!

In the Monopoly Empire game*, players can own the world's top brands. After choosing one of the uniquely branded tokens, players move around the board, and start building their empires. The game is a race to the top as players buy their favourite brands one by one and fill their towers. Players can own famous brands, including Nerf, Transformers, Levi's, and more. Opponents collect rent from their rivals; the higher their tower, the more they can charge! For two to four players, the first player to fill their tower with billboards wins!

The game retails at £19.99 available at games/toy retailers and is a guaranteed family hit!

Let me know your favourite board games and monopoly editions below, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Father's Day Gift Idea - Dorco Pace 6 Razor

Hi Guys!

I hope you're all having a nice week.

Today is the next part of my Father's Day Gift Ideas series and is featuring the world's first six blade razor by Dorco.

Dorco are new to the UK market and have over 60 years expertise in shaving technology, this year releasing the first six blade razor, their Pace 6 Plus*, designed to give the best quality shaving experience possible.  

The shaver works for beards, sideburns and stubble by using the trimmer blade for shaping or you can use the wide guard bar for a deep shave. The razor has a non-slip handle for good grip and has aloe vera, vitamin E and lavender oil infused moisturising strips to soothe and protect the skin while shaving and reduce irritation.

The Pace 6 Plus can be bought for £7.99 as a one off or ordered as a subscription package for £5.95 per month. Further details are on or Amazon UK.

I hope you found this suggestion useful, if so let me know below in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Love Sally X


Monday, 13 June 2016

Father's Day Gift Idea - Meccano Ducati Monster 1200S

Hey Guys!
Hope you have all had a nice weekend.

Today is a super fun Father's Day gift idea from Meccano, the chance for your dad to indulge his inner child with a build your own Ducati Monster 1200S*!

The new Ducati model will appeal to Meccano fans as well as dedicated followers of Ducati, the performance bike manufacturer. The kit contains 292 pieces which you can put together to build a replica model of the iconic Ducati Monster line and it looks pretty cool if I do say so myself.

The model retails at £29.99 and is available from most good toy shops or you can check out stockists on the Meccano website here.

I hope you liked this suggestion, it's one that will set any racing or modelling fans heart racing.

Thanks for reading!

Love Sally X


Father's Day Gift Idea - Mighty Fine Honeycomb

Hi Guys!

I hope you are all well.

Today is the next segment of my Father's Day Gift Ideas series and we are going to be talking food, specifically sweet treats!

Mighty Fine Honeycomb are a company that started off selling adventurously-flavoured, handmade chocolates from a small shop in Camden Market and did incredibly well, most of all with their honeycomb varieties which were selling quicker than they could make them. This led the team to dedicate over a 1000 hours to perfecting their recipe to eventually relaunch as the finest honeycomb company this side of anywhere!

Their range breaks down into a selection of honeycomb dips which are gorgeous honeycomb pieces dipped in chocolate, all handmade and from natural ingredients. Then there are the honeycomb bars which are bars of honeycomb enrobed in tasty chocolate. Both product lines come in different flavours such as salted caramel, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter. 

I've tried the salted caramel honeycomb dips* which were gorgeous, they give a satisfying crunch and the milk chocolate is infused with caramel meaning the whole bite is just this amazingly indulgent mouth experience. Yummy!! The same can be said for the milk chocolate honeycomb bar*, the flavour, the texture and general tasting experience is delicious and I wouldn't hesitate to have it again quite frankly!

You can view the whole range and read more about the company on and if you want to make a purchase you can do so online or using the handy store locator.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X
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