June 2016 – Monthly Round Up

So life is pretty crazy at the minute both blogging wise and in the ‘real’ world. Working full time and travelling as far and wide as possible is amazing but I by the time I come to sit and write about our experiences I’ll be honest I forget a few things. Therefore I thought would introduce a new section to the blog – Monthly Round Up! So here’s the first one 🙂

So it’s June and it’s supposed to be Summer. Unfortunately, we live in England and the sun didn’t get the memo. From BBQ weather at the beginning of the month to torrential rain and weather warnings issued at the end it certainly has been a mixed month!

Hotel Reviews

June started with two fantastic, yet completely different hotel review opportunities:-

The Grainary, a farmstay in Scarborough, North Yorkshire which really gave us the opportunity to be at one with nature and enjoy the peace and quiet of getting away from the city. Being an animal lover I loved spending time with the animals especially Petal and her gorgeous little piglets.

The Grainary, Scarborough
The Grainary, Scarborough

Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle where we felt in the lap of luxury. A gorgeous hotel with an exceptional restaurant! We were invited to spend the evening in this luxury boutique hotel and from the second we walked through the door we were made to feel at home.

Jesmond Dene House Reception
Jesmond Dene House Reception

Future Trip Planning

Remember when my beautiful best friend Samm from The Inspiration Highway won a holiday at the Icelolly.com’s #blogatthebeach event back in April? Well, we have now finalised our upcoming plans and we will be heading to Split in Croatia for four nights in the middle of September 🙂 Of course our planning needed to be done over a bottle (or three) of wine!

This month we were also invited to my friend Alison’s wedding in Lindos on the island of Rhodes, Greece at the end of September. Having never been to a destination wedding and excited about seeing her and her partner tie the knot we jumped at the chance. I have been to Rhodes before but that was over 10 years ago and that was to Falaraki which was great for a 22 year old but not now. We have a couple of days before the wedding to explore Lindos and the surrounding area.

Future plan.....
Future plans…..


Mr ESLT and I celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary! Where did the years go? We celebrated with…..you guessed it wine. Here’s to many more very happy and well travelled years.

Live Music

We love live music and even though the idea of camping and having babywipe showers makes me feel sick we love attending gigs as often as possible. The Stone Roses are one of Mr ESLT’s favourite bands of all time and having seen them when they first reformed a couple of years ago we were excited to see them again at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Needless to say it was an amazing night and we would definitely see them again in a heartbeat.

Stone Roses at Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Stone Roses at Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Up, up and away

We ended the month in the lovely city of Bratislava which is the capital of Slovakia where we were lucky enough to see the sunshine (YEAH!!!). Over the coming weeks I will be writing about the gorgeous Tulip House Boutique Hotel, things to do and see in the city and the scary experience were we thought we would wake up the following morning minus our livers!!!

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Travel Blogger Interviews

This month we featured interviews from the following fantastic travel bloggers:-

Hometown Tour Guide

This month’s Hometown Tour Guide was the Lovely Rachel from Life in Geordieland who wrote about her hometown of Newcastle, located in the North East of England.

Reader Offers & Competitions

Don’t forget if you are traveling from a English airport before the end of August and fancy a last minute beauty treat before jetting of on your jollies check out my Cloud Spa review complete with lovely money off voucher.

Also, if you have every wanted to print your photos off in a funky way (on to magnets, posters, Polaroids etc) check out my Cheerz review which includes a cheeky little money off promo code for you to use on your first order.

Polaroids from Cheerz
Polaroids from Cheerz

Until next month……safe travels 🙂



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