How is it April already? Seriously, this year is flying by. With big works going on at ESLT HQ during April, it is going to be a month of blogging as much as possible, when possible, especially towards the end of the month. March, on the other hand, was a blogging frenzy and we published a number of posts – why not check them out if you haven’t already. I think it’s got a lot to do with the rubbish weather we have been experiencing including rain and even snow. Fingers crossed April is going to be a great month weather wise and we can finally spend a lot more time outside because we were not able to do that much during March. However, we did explore a little bit and here’s what we did get up to. Travels
Gouda, The Netherlands
Our only trip of the month was a weekend break to Gouda in The Netherlands. ‘Welcome to Gouda’ put together a jam-packed itinerary for us. We got to learn about the history and culture of the city together with trying some of the city’s most famous foodie exports. Even though it was freezing, the skies were blue which meant we could wander around the city and along the canals to our heart’s content. Full post about our weekend break coming very soon.
We were invited to Tapasya, a fine dining Indian restaurant in our hometown of Hull in East Yorkshire to try out the new Spring/Summer a la carte menu. It was amazing and we found so many dishes that you wouldn’t find on a traditional Indian menu. It was three courses of awesomeness and is certainly somewhere we need to return to and soon.
Award Winners (eeek!)
In the middle of the month, we whizzed down to London to the 2018 Holland Press Awards, where we were nominated in the Best Online Article category. We really did not know what to expect but the last thing that we expected was to actually win, but we did! We were absolutely speechless, yet completely over the moon. We, of course, celebrated with a lot of the fizzy stuff and the award is now sitting pretty in our new home office.
During April we will not be leaving the country, however, we will be hopping around Yorkshire including:
We will be heading to the recently opened HIDEOUT Apartment Hotel in our hometown of Hull towards the end of April to spend the evening. We cannot wait for our staycation and have already picked out a few board games to take with us.
We will then be heading up to Harrogate in North Yorkshire for a couple of nights in the Artists’ Corner, a brand new cottage which has just opened close to the two centre. We are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather to ensure we can explore the local area without getting drenched.
We may also have a third local trip to look forward to, however, final details are still being ironed out.
Every single hour of my 2018/2019 leave entitlement is accounted for therefore this month I have nowhere new to report! We have however been putting together itineraries for our upcoming travels that we have planned for the summer. The next trip we have to plan is our New Year trip, last year we spent New Year in Switzerland, this year we have no idea where we want to head just yet.
Competitions, money-saving and cash back codes
- We use Booking.com more often than not when booking hotels, do you? If so use this link https://www.booking.com/s/eatsle02 you will then get £15 back on the card you used for the booking when you have stayed at the hotel. We will also get £15 for referring you.
- If you are heading somewhere and only travelling with hand luggage why not check out Travel Toiletries 2 Go and pick up your favourite toiletries in miniature, space-saving size. By using the code ESLT10, you can get 10% off your order.
- We are offering you the chance to win an Alienwork Quartz Watch, simply read the following post and entering by clicking on the link at the bottom – Time Is Of The Essence – Making Weekend Travel Work (Inc. Giveaway).
Travel Blogger Interviews
This month we featured interviews from the following fantastic travel bloggers:
We are always on the lookout for Travel Bloggers who would like to take part in our Travel Interview or Hometown Tour Guide Series, if you fit the bill and would like to feature please drop us a line – firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next month……..safe travels 🙂