I’M GOING ON HOLIDAY!*

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Σ ‘αγαπώ (I love you)

It’s cold, it’s rainy and winter is biting a little too early for my liking so I’m off to Rhodes for a week!

 

Greece is my favourite place to holiday. Every year for as long as I can remember my family & I have visited one Greek Island or another and I’ve fallen in love with each and every one. From the classic blue and white architecture and the faultless scenery to the amazing food and the fascinating culture, Greece is a place of wonder. Not to mention home to the friendliest people in the world.

 

Obviously, I’m not alone in my adoration for this beautiful country, scores of tourists and holidaymakers head to Greece for their annual vacation or a weekend away. Surrounded by the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, it has plenty to offer every type of visitor, whether it is famous landmarks, exciting attractions or exhilarating activities.

 

Companies like First Choice fly out to the Greek islands throughout the year, meaning that a trip to the alluring shores is never that far away. But if you’re still not convinced about Greece as your next potential holiday destination, here are five reasons why you should definitely consider visiting.

 

large (1) tumblr_mhb4st0Cfv1rdst6ho1_1280 large (2)1) Fascinating culture – Greeks are understandably proud of their rich history, which continues to shape the country’s culture and is still very much evident today. From language (that’s a little different everywhere you go in Greece) and religion to music and art, visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in every aspect of Greece’s culture. Whether you visit a small local church or the Acropolis you’ll always find something amazing.

 

2) Stunning architecture - The majority of Greece’s most remarkable architecture dates back thousands of years. Not only are these buildings and structures stunning to look at, they also served political purposes and demonstrated civic pride. Ancient architectural highlights include the Parthenon, the Erechtheum and the Temple of Apollo at Didyma.

 

3) Fantastic food - Thanks in part to its geographical location, Greece enjoys a healthy yet delectable diet. There is no real secret behind its mouth-watering cuisine, as long as fresh ingredients, flavourings and spices, olive oil and simplicity are apparent. Famous dishes include moussaka, souvlaki and choriatiki. Greek Salad is one of my all time faves and I’ll be bringing back as much olive oil as my baggage limit will allow.

 

4) Superb nightlife - After a day of discovering Greece’s culture, gazing at its architecture and trying the food, a few drinks in a local wine bar are gladly received. However, those wanting to dance the night away are also catered for, as several of Greece’s 1,400 islands are well-known for their lively party spots. I’m not too mad for club 18-30, usually opting for a nightcap with Dad on the balcony instead but for those looking to shake it off you’re never too far from a nightclub.

 

5) Brilliant weather - Regardless of the time or season you decide to visit Greece, excellent weather is somewhat guaranteed. Temperatures often exceed 40C in the height of summer, but sea breezes make this much more comfortable. In spring and autumn, more adventurous activities are possible while some much needed sunshine can still be had in winter. It’s looking like 25C in Rhodes next week, I can’t ruddy wait!

 

If I don’t blog again before I go, I’ll speak to you soon! X

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Have you visited Greece or any of the Greek Islands? Do you have a favourite?

 

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The Easy Life — the Comfort of Cordless Irons*

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I like my money where I can see it. In my closet. 

 

You know you’re getting old when you start to care about ironing. At uni I ironed nothing, I didn’t see the point, you stretch the creases out of clothes when you wear them I said, no one cares I said, clothes crease when you wear them anyway I said. I was wrong. Still, I’m not in the good habit of actually doing the ironing…I tend to do it bit by bit or l let the clothes pile up and up until I can’t look at them anymore and have to force myself to do it. But it’s such hard work! This my friends, is where I introduce to you, the Cordless iron.

 

They’re portable
One of the major benefits of a cordless iron is the fact that it’s portable. This is particularly handy if you’re on the move. Better still it allows you to iron in the room of the house that suits you. Instead of forcing you to get those creases out of your clothes in a more confined room of the house, simply because it has more plugs available, cordless irons will let you do the job somewhere more spacious, like in the living room (and with the TV on, of course!).

 

They don’t get tangled
When you have kids running around the house, the last thing you want is a spaghetti junction of cords and cables. Remember, kids are curious little souls and know no danger. They might come right up to the ironing board and ask what you’re doing, and this household appliance will be extremely hot. By minimising the potential to get caught up in them the more safely you can iron, and the less potential there is for accidents that might involve the young ones.
Not only this, a cordless iron allows you to iron more freely. You don’t have to worry about snagging the cord getting caught on the board or having to iron on the wrong side of the board. You won’t be ironing at awkward angles that can damage the wrists and forearms.

 

They’re a lighter load
The beauty of a cordless iron is the lighter load that the absence of the cable represents. Without the cable you can just glide over your clothes (not literally!) while you press them. There’s less stress on the wrists and the whole chore becomes so much easier. Not only that, this lack of a cord means you can buy an iron that has a larger water tank and won’t have to make so many trips to the sink to fill it up. Some of these are removable, so rather than carry the whole iron over to the sink for a refill, you just have to bring the tank, which is much lighter.

 

They’re safer

Don’t forget, if you use an iron with a cord, you’re at more risk of an electric shock, or even of the cord catching fire. With a cordless iron, you stand less chance of getting burned.

Ironing is a tough job but one that has to be done *sigh*. You may as well make it much easier and more comfortable. Then you’re already half way to getting those creases out! What do you think? 

 

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Giveaway: Win £150 to spend at Wayfair!

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Thank you, I owe you everything. 

I can’t believe it’s been three whole years since I started blogging THREE WHOLE YEARS. When I started this little blog I was sat in my single bed at my mums house Birmingham, it was the summer before 2nd year at uni & I was chatting away to my new uni friend Charlie on my old broken PC. At some point during that Facebook conversation we realised we had yet another thing in common, that we both used to blog! At that moment we decided to help each other do it again and now here we are. Three years down the line, with a degree under my belt and as a direct result of that conversation & starting this blog, I’m sat in my own flat in Bristol, typing out this post on my shiny new mac as I ponder the things I need to do tomorrow at work. As a direct result of that conversation & starting this blog I’m working in an industry I couldn’t imagine not being a part of and for a company that I love. And as a direct result of that conversation & starting this blog I live in an amazing city, have found great friends and am pretty damn content.

 

I have a lot to thank this blog, and you, my readers, for. I feel like that conversation with Charles and starting this blog catapulted my life into a new direction and now I couldn’t imagine what I’d be doing otherwise. And it’s not just my career that I have to thank you for, it’s my confidence, my writing ability, my design skills, my love of photography, hell, my entire creative drive was re-awaked by blogging after years of being told to focus on my academic mind. Don’t get me wrong, I love being academic but it’s being creative that makes me happy and I’m not sure how I would’ve discovered that without this blog. So thanks for sticking around, you have no idea how much this tiny part of the internet means to me.

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Win £150 to spend at Wayfair!

 

Ok *ahem* enough of the soppy stuff…time to talk about what you’re all really here for, the giveaway ;)

 

The oh so lovely people at Wayfair, that AMAZING homeware store full of basically everything that I want in my life right now, have very kindly given me £150 to spend with them to giveaway to one of you as a little thanks for reading.

 

All you need to do to enter if fill out the rafflecopter widget below! The only compulsory entry is that you follow me on bloglovin’ – the rest will get you extra entries.

 

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