Saturday, 23 September 2017

New York | October 2017

You'd think after visiting New York 5 times, the novelty would have worn off. I still get that little bit of excited, when I book. When you think New York, you think shopping, Times Square, Central Park and Kevin McCallister running alone around New York. I've felt abit like Kevin McCallister myself running around New York City. I've traveled to New York 4 times myself and once with my Mum. It can be fun on your own in New York, tourists ask you where places are. I think you look like a local, when you are on your own. I used to say "sorry am not from here", but now I happily give directions on places.  

My Cousin turns 21 next month, so we are heading to New York to celebrate her birthday. There's 4 of us (Cousins) going. I've never been a group holiday before and it's safe to say, it was stressful booking. Holiday prices go up and down all the time. When you spot a good price and check with the rest of the group, the price shoots up. Then you have to check if everyone is happy with that flight and hotel. 

This morning we finally sorted things out and got booked. I still have that same excitement, as someone going to New York for the very first time. Stay tuned for many more New York posts. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Mary-Kate and Ashley

It's fashion month happening in, New York, London, Milan and Paris. The best place to be right now for it, is none other than New York City. I happened to be in New York during fashion week last year and saw a few celebrities (Mary-Kate and Ashley and Victoria Beckham).  

I grew up watching Mary-Kate and Ashley. I loved seeing their mary-kateandasley fashion clothing line for kids, grow into making luxury brands Elizabeth and James and The Row. Also their beauty range the mary-kateandashley brand for kids, grow into Elizabeth and James a luxury beauty range.

I always said my dream was to meet Mary-Kate and Ashley. People would tell me forget about the Olsen twins, you'll never meet them. Those people looked up to celebs who weren't my thing. 

While I was over in New York last year, I headed for a walk to The Row store, on 71st Street. I spotted black cars and a few paparazzi outside. I instantly knew Mary-Kate and Ashley was inside. I stood outside and spotted Oliver Sarkozy (Mary-Kate Olsen's husband) step outside. I thought what if I didn't recognise Mary-Kate or Ashley in person ? Ashley stepped out first and spoke to the people who attended The Row event, before heading to the car. Then Mary-Kate came out and headed straight for the car waiting. 

Photos when I saw Mary-Kate and Ashley : 

Am glad I got the chance to see Mary-Kate and Ashley in person. People would tell me to give up and stop buying their products. Now I can say I saw them, in New York. 

Don't give up your dream of bumping into your favourite celebrity, it can happen.   

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Wetherspoon | Vegetable Burger

Expect plenty of Wetherspoon meal posts on my blog, as Wetherspoon is my local place to go to. I headed to Wetherspoon with my Mum, for dinner. 

I had the vegetable burger, which comes with chips and an Irn bru. The vegetable burger isn't as nice as the vegetable burgers Wetherspoon used to do, it was abit mushy. 

I think my Mum is morphing into my Gran (her mum). My Mum kept saying it's awfy loud in loud. It reminded me of the days, when I went to Wetherspoon with my Gran for dinner and my Gran would say "it's loud". It's a pub, pubs get loud with lots of people haha. 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Queensferry Crossing Experience | Photos

So you all want to know if the Queensferry Crossing Experience was worth it ? A couple months ago I saw an advert to apply to walk across the Queensferry Crossing, Scotland's newest bridge. It was a once in a life time opportunity for 50,000 people, as there's no pedestrian access. I wasn't fussy, as a bridge is a bridge. You'll see the view when you drive over. The Queensferry Crossing actually opened for 2 days before the walk, so I've been over in a car already. I decided to apply anyway and I got an email saying I got picked. We got a personal invite in the post, alongside a lanyard and card with the details.

headed along to Aegon at Edinburgh Park, where we had to go through a security check before getting on the bus. They ask for a driving license or Passport, that matches the photo on your lanyard card photo. I showed my driving license, then got on the bus. The bus drove away with only about 20 people on, but there was plenty of buses lined up decorated with "Queensferry Crossing Experience". The lane for the Queensferry Crossing had cones blocking the lane, with a lane for the buses to go up and police standing at the entrance. It was when the bus went in the lane blocked off, it started to feel real we were one of the lucky ones picked to walk the bridge.

I got off the bus and there was a loud speaker saying "welcome to the Queensferry Crossing Experience a once in a life time opportunity". Then it was our time to start walking.  

It was a fun experience getting to walk along the road of the Queensferry Crossing, known you'll never get another chance (unless you do it illegally). I also got to try out my new camera (Canon G7)

Saturday, 2 September 2017

New Camera

I've wanted a new camera for so long, but I couldn't justify spending soo much. I use the Canon Powershot SX260. It's done my many trips to New York and it's had a few tumbles in the streets of Manhattan. It's done me proud and still works, but I've always wanted an upgraded camera.  

The camera I always wanted is the Canon Powershot G7X which costs £540. I had work share money and my Dad gets discount at the Argos, which would mean it would only cost me just over £200 to buy the camera. After lots of thinking, I decided to take my share money out and get my Dad to get his discount and buy the Canon Powershot G7X.  

I can't wait to try it out and see the difference in quality for photos and video.