Showing posts with label Review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Review. Show all posts

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Wetherspoon Breakfast | The Sir Walter Scott at Edinburgh Airport


Am one of those people I can’t eat in the morning, when am heading to an airport. Am too busy checking I have everything, over and over again haha. When I was traveling to Dublin, I stopped at Wetherspoon at Edinburgh Airport for breakfast. 

I ordered the traditional breakfast, which has Lincolnshire sausage, bacon, egg, backed beans, two potato rostis, Stornaway black pudding, tomato and a slice of toast. I also got an organge juice. 

Wetherspoon is the standard place, all Scottish people go to when leaving Edinburgh Airport. I’d say it was ok, if you want something fast. It worked out well having my breakfast at Wetherspoon, as my boarding gate was right next to it. 
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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Ryan Air | Edinburgh - Dublin



I flew with Ryan Air for the first time to Dublin. If you’ve never heard of Ryan Air, it’s a Europe budget airline. I have heard a lot of things in the media with Ryan Air, so I’ve decided to share my review of flying with them. I saw an advert pop up online for from £12, 1 way to Dublin. I had never been there Dublin in my life. Ryan Air fly Edinburgh - Dublin. I clicked the advert and saw there was a few flights a day and a lot of them were £12. I thought I could go to Dublin for the day, as it showed up just over an hour flight. I booked and got my confirmation email. The confirmation email said booked seats can check-in up to 60 days before travel, but if you don’t pre book seats you can check in 4 days - 2 hours before traveling. I looked at choosing a seat which states from £4, but ever seat I clicked around the plane showed up £5 extra each way. I was traveling myself, so there was no need want to pick a seat. The only downside I had to wait till 4 days before traveling, so I could check-in online. There’s a £55 airport check-in charge, I assume is to encourage everyone checks in online.

I bought a back pack online for my day trip. I picked a standard size one and didn’t think much of it, until a friend said does it fit within Ryan Air size ? I said it’s a standard back pack ? Only when I checked the Ryan Air website, my back pack was too big. I started packing looking at other bags I have. I wanted a bag big enough to buy souvenirs, if I wanted to buy anything. Then a friend said to me they won’t have time to stand measuring everyone’s bags, as long as it fits under the seat. I knew it would fit under the seat, as I’ve had a bag and shopping from Duty Free and it fitted under the seat.

A few days before my flight, I checked in online. There was so many seats available on the flight and like the media said i was allocated a middle seat. It didn’t bother me, I was going because it was a cheap flight. I also wasn’t going to spend £5 extra each way, to get a window or aisle seat. After I checked in, I got my flight ticket. I always screen shot the ticket and print it. Airline apps are handy, but I like to have back-up options.

The day I was traveling, I headed to Edinburgh Airport. As I was already checked in online, I headed straight to airport security and scanned my mobile ticket. It was really easy to use. I just used the screenshot, than clicking the app and finding my ticket.

It was a 08:15 flight and they started calling priority people first at 07:50. They started of calling sections, then it was everyone. I showed my phone with my flight ticket and passport and one of the staff scanned the ticket on my phone. Then everyone headed outside, standing in a queue. I have heard people referring to budget airlines like getting on a bus. I can see why, when you’re standing outside near the runway haha. I read online non priority people, hand luggage suitcases have to be checked in. I was surprised seeing luggage handler staff taking suitcases from people, standing beside the plane. I imagined you’d check in the hand luggage suitcase, at the check-in.


I got to my seat about 08:05, so I knew it wasn’t going to take of in time. I fitted my back pack under the sit and saw others, with bigger bags than me coming on the plane. There was still people coming on the plane at 08:10. The pilot the made an announcement saying “we’ll be leaving soon, depending on how quick the passengers take to sit down”. I laughed to myself,  I’ve never heard a pilot say that. We left around 10 mins late, but it still arrived in Dublin on time.

The plane coming back, was at 20:25. There was a gate change, but it did leave on time.

I booked Dublin, as it was only £24 (standard ticket) return. I saw it as a fun day trip. I done a lot in Dublin and I saw a city, I have never been to before. I don’t know a better way to describe Ryan Air, than getting on a bus. You don’t get the service like, BA or United Airlines, but if you’re willing to stand outside waiting on a bus, Ryan Air is no different. If you want to upgrade to priority, choose a seat and bring a suitcase, I think you could be just as cheap flying with an airline that’s about quality, than budget. Ryan Air a cheap way to see another city. I had no faults with Ryan Air and I’d fly with them again.
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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Higher Ground | Melbourne

I came across Higher Ground, when I liked Too Paddock Cafe on Instagram and Higher Ground showed up in the "suggestions for you" section. The description said it's run by the same crew, as Top Paddock. I looked on google maps and it was only 20 mins walk, from the hotel I was staying at and I planned heading near that way. 

I decided to stop at Higher Ground for lunch, so I used google maps to find Little Bourke Street. I couldn't see any numbers or higher ground, yet it was telling me to turn right and saying "you have reached your destination". I stopped and looked around and couldn't see any building saying Higher Ground, so I walked further up then it was telling to to turn right and right again. I ended up back on Little Bourke Street. I walked on the other side of the road, that I originally walked down and there was a small sign on the building saying Higher Ground. I actually walked by it first time round, as I couldn't see any sign across the building.


I walked in and was asked how many people for the table, I replied just me. Then I was given a table and menu. I did actually look at the menu online, so I knew what I wanted. I noticed a lot of places in Australia have sourdough in their meals, so I was curious what it was like.   

I ordered :

Mixed lamp fry up
Egg plant purée, fried eggs, barberries, smoked yogurt, pine nut dukkah, sourdough

And an iced chocolate.



I am one of those fussy meat eaters, but Higher Ground set the lamb presentable that it looked edible. All I can say about sourdough is dont try eat it on its own, but it's actually really nice mixed with the lamp and egg. The meal and drink came to $27. People said to me food and drink in Australia is expensive, but I honestly thought Top Paddock and Higher Ground was reasonable price.  

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Crown Promenade | Melbourne

I stayed in the Crown Promenade, in Melbourne while traveling Australia. We arrived at half past 5 in the morning and check in isn't till 3pm, so we dropped out suitcases off at the reception. I then headed to the hotel public toilet to change clothes, wash my face, brush my teeth and redo my makeup. My mum booked us to go to the Neighbours Tour, till we could check in. My advice is only go to the Neighbours Tour if you've not watched Neighbours. To this day I don't know who the Kennedy's are, but I was shown where they live on Ramsay Street.
  

We checked in at the reception and the woman said "oh it's your birthday" (I was wearing a birthday tiara and sash), then we were given room keys to the 22nd floor. I have heard hotels do things for your birthday, so I have no idea if we were given that room because I was wearing the birthday tiara and sash or if that was the room we were getting.  

The room was a twin room, with views looking onto the river and the high buildings. It was spacious , with a tv, long desk, sofa chair by the window and a shower room. It also helped the radio has USB ports, especially when you have many things to charge on holiday.     


The swimming pool - (not that I used it, but I put my feet in haha). 


These are photos I took, from the hotel room at night.

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Neighbours Tour


I could think of a million things to do on my birthday, like shopping. Am sure everyone has heard of Neighbours, that cheesy theme song "everyone needs good neighbours". Neighbours is a tv show filmed in Melbourne, Australia. My Mother is mad on neighbours and seemed to think of herself on my birthday. She booked for us to go to the Neighbours Tour, known I have never watched Neighbours in my life. My birthday is the same date every year and I had other plans.  Anyway let's get on and I'll share my review of the tour from not fan side. 

We arrived in Melbourne (on my birthday) and the tour started at Flinders Street, at 10am. The tour guide shouted who's excited to start the tour put yours hands up. I kept my hand down and the tour guide looked. I said I got made to and I've have never watched Neighbours in my life. 

Then we all had to get on a geeky designed Neighbours bus. It had the word "Neighbours in big writhing across the bus, so everyone would know you were on the Neighbors tour. The tour guide started shouting questions and everyone was screaming the answers. I was the one person sitting looking  confused, as none of the names or anything they shout meant anything to me. On the drive to set they played the cheesy theme song "everyone needs good neighbors" and the tour guide was asking everyone which Neighbours star you'd meet at the end of the tour. The only I knew that was on Neighbors was Kylie Minogue, but I knew she was too famous to be doing Neighbours tour greets haha. I knew of Holly Valance, only because her song "Kiss Kiss", not through Neighbours. I sat and listened to everyone shouting out names of cast they hoped to meet. 


We arrived at Nunawading Studios and the set is soo small, that the road just goes round in a square. Then we were told, we could get of the bus and pose for photos beside features used in Neighbours. I decided to play along to the photo part and pose beside random features. The one thing I noticed no one seemed in a hurry to pose for their photo beside features. The tour guide would say look out for cast coming and leaving, so every time someone was walking near he'd shout "oh oh who's this coming" and everyone was too busy looking at the person coming in and out of the building. Then there was me on my own, no queue posing for photos at random things.     



We then had to get back on the tour bus and we drove to the famous "Ramsay Street". It's actually a street called Pine Oak Court and we were given a fake street sign saying Ramsay Street to take photos.



At the end of the tour we were driven back to Flinders Street, where we met a past cast Libby Kennedy, played by Kym Valentine. Kym was nice - she said happy birthday give me a hug - so there we were strangers hugging haha. 


I am sure if you're a Neighbours fan you'd have even more fun, however being pointed to "the school", "bla bla's house" or the other props, it didn't mean anything to me. 
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Birchbox New York Haul


Birchbox is known for their monthly subscription box. I have always wanted to sign up, but I think like "what if I don't like the colour I get?" "What if the product isn't me?". I read online there's a Birchbox store in SoHo, so when I went to New York I visited the Birchbox store. I walked in and there was different brand products and up the back of the store was a build your own box. I really liked the thought of the build your own box, however most of the products were from England. It kind of ruined the point, I've came from the UK to bring UK products back home. In the end I opted for the pre boxed brand boxes.

the best lips forward kit:



KMC Beauty : All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask
Stilla : Stay all day Liquid Lipstick In Patina 
M.A.C Cosmetics : Lipglass In Candy Yum-Yum
ModelCo : Lip Enhancer Illustration Lip Liner
Benefit Cosmetics : They're Real Double The Lip In Lusty Rose
Smith & Cult : The Shinning Lip Lacquer In Flesh Riot
Lord & Berry : 20100 Maximate Crayon Lipstick pencil In Black Red

Benefit Beauty Besties Kit :  



Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder
Roller Lash Super-Curling Mascara 
Lollibalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm

The pre boxed boxes is a good way to sample Birchbox and you can see what is in the box. I have always wanted to try the Benefit hoola bronzing powder, so I can't wait to try it. They are perfect travel size, especially as am heading to Australia. 

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Huxley Edinburgh | Breakfast


I stopped by The Huxley for breakfast, for a change. The Huxley is at the beginning on Princes Street and has a good view of Edinburgh Castle. I decided on the full Scottish breakfast, because it is Scotland after all. Before I head to Australia to try Australian food.

Full Scottish breakfast :
Pork & herb sausage, Hardiesmill beef sausage, smoked Ayrshire back beacon, haggis, black pudding, mushroom, grilled tomato, potato scone & a free range egg

And vanilla milkshake 

It is a good sample of Scottish food, but don't be fooled us Scottish people don't eat haggis for breakfast.
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