A Happy Sunday at the Races

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Bratton Down Races

I spent my Sunday at the races with a lot of family and my boyfriend. Although the weather was not the best due to the extra windy Exmoor climate and being slightly hungover it was a great day. I normally do not even bet because I seriously hate losing but I put £2 for fun on the last race and ended up winning (even though I only won £6).

I had this weekend off work as my friend Kelsey and I were going to go to an event in Bristol, but as I said in a previous post, Kelsey got in a very bad car accident and has broken her pelvis. She is still very set on going to Glastonbury Festival, so we thought we should give it a miss. It ended up being a bonus as we quickly sold the tickets and got more that our money back!

So for my weekend off, Solly and I went to Taunton on Saturday, got a Nandos and did a bit of shopping. Then we went for a drink in the evening with some of our friends but ended up spending more money than I wanted too and getting home at 4:00AM. On the Sunday, as I have said, I spent my day at the races, then was back to work on Monday.

I know have a week to complete all of my college work as I am desperate to not have to go back just before or after Glastonbury. I can not tell you how stressed out I have been, so it is now a race with time. Wish me luck!

Where to stay and what to visit – Florida Edition

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A guide to my 2 weeks in Florida last Summer – 2016

In Summer 2016, my family and I went to Florida for 2 weeks. If you followed my blog back then, which to be honest nobody really did, you will see that we did a lot of exciting stuff. So I thought I will do this post as it is coming into the Summer, to tell people who may be visiting this Summer, what to do and where to stay. This post is basically going to be a guide telling you everything I did and every hotel I stayed in for the whole 2 weeks.

DAY 1 – We flew into Miami’s International airport and picked up our hire car. We drove img_1778Chrysler Town and Country car the whole time we were in Florida, as we did a lot of travelling around. We stayed in the West in Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for two nights. This hotel is amazing, it is in a lovely location, with easy access to restaurants and the beach.

DAY 2 – While we were here we spent pretty much all of the time on the beach and in the evening explored on the streets. While in America you HAVE to buy a huge burger and drink out of a coconut, it is tradition.

DAY 3 – On day 3, we drove to Orlando and stopped at a couple of beaches on the way. Every beach in America is very scenic. We drove to the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, which I can not praise enough. There is not much to do outside of the hotel, but the inside is very clever. There are a couple of different pools and is covered in greenery, which I love!

img_2403DAY 4 – On the first full day in Orlando we were lucky enough to visit NASA Space station and watch a real rocket take off into space. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we were so lucky that it fell onto the same day we were visiting.

DAY 5 – This is a MUST while in Orlando, we went too Universal Studios. There are two parts of this theme park, and on the first day we explored the nicer side, that is the Universal Studios. It was INCREDIBLE. As soon as you enter the theme park, it is as if you are in a different world.

DAY 6 – On this day we explore the Island of Adventures. I preferred this side of the theme park as the rides were a lot more exciting. My favourite part of the park is the Harry Potter theme, it genuinely feels like you are at Hogwarts and the ride is the best in the park.

DAY 7 – After 3 nights at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, we left and drove to Indian Rocks. Here we stayed in a family apartment for 6 nights.img_2126 The apartment was very basic, with a simple beach theme and a stair case that leads straight to Indian Rocks Beach.

While staying at Indian Rocks we spent everyday sunbathing. We visited Clearwater beach in Indian Rocks one evening, and this was the first white beach I have ever been too. One day we hired out paddle boat and another day we went parasailing.

img_2622DAY 13 – On the 13th day of being in Indian Rocks, we travelled to Naples. The hotel we stayed at in Naples was my absolute favourite. It was called Naples Grand Beach Resort and it was definitely grand. You are able to get a tram from the hotel to the beach, through a gorgeous woods.

DAY 14 – This was our last day in Florida and we spent it at this hotel sunbathing. I can not tell you how tanned I was by the end of this trip. Later on in the evening we flew home over night from Miami International airport.

This was by far the best trip I have ever been on and I am so grateful for the opportunity. I hope me writing everything I did on this trip can help other people when planning a holiday to Florida. If you have any questions or want anymore detail about the information I have given, comment below!

A new month, a new spa

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The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa – Taunton

It seems to be that on the 1st of every month I go to a spa. Well this has happened twice, May 1st Bath Spa and on June 1st Alice, my mum and I went to The Mount Somerset Spa in Taunton. This spa is a lot different to Bath Spa as it is smaller and quieter. There was not anybody else there so we had the whole jacuzzi, steam room and sauna to ourselves. The showers were the coolest part as you can choose between storms in different countries and it portrays them by flashing different coloured lights and the pressure of water coming out. It was also a very sunny day on Thursday, so mum and I sunbathed for an hour and ended up getting quite sun burnt on my face before going in for my treatment.

In my treatment I had a back, neck and arm massage which was amazing as she got rid of all my notch and made me feel extremely refreshed. I also had a facial where she showed me what products I should be using and what I shouldn’t be using. She told me my skin was very sensitive and that I had a couple of dry patches above and below my eyes. At the end of the session she gave me a copy of the names of all the products they use at this spa and ticked the ones she used on me. 24 hour Replenishing Eye Moisturiser was the key product as she thinks it will really help my skin if I start using an eye dehydrator from a young age. Apparently using a normal moisturiser on your eyes is not good for re – hydrating as the thickness of the cream clogs up your pours.

Although I had an amazing day at the spa I had to rush back for work and ended up being an hour late. The restaurant was extremely busy and when my colleague and I didn’t think it could get any worse, we had a power cut. By 9:00PM half the restaurant was un – able to be fed so got free drinks all night. Finally at 10:30PM the power came on so we could carefully shut down the restaurant. At the time of this we were all extremely stressed but when they came on even the customers found it hilarious.

Love Saves The Day 2017

Sunday 28th May

Love Saves the Day this year was absolutely amazing. It was one of those events that I ended up not even being excited about as my friend couldn’t come because of her car crash. But because I was not looking forward to it, it made it 100x better. It is a friendly, two day festival at Eastville park, that My Nu Lend and Nadia Rose played at. If you live near the area or are around in Bristol on the May bank holiday I seriously recommend. The day tickets are around £35.00 and you definitely make the most of your money. After Love Saves the Day I also went too the Motion after party, but by the time it got to 3:00AM, I was absolutely dead. So my friend Adam and I got a taxi back to his UWE accommodation and I stayed at my cousins (the girl on the right on the bottom photo) as she also goes to UWE. I went to this event with my cousin Anna, her friend Laura and Anna’s boyfriend Olle. But I also had a couple of friends from home who attended. This event takes place at the same place as Tokyo World, which happens at the end of September. So if you missed Love Saves the Day, definitely by your tickets for Tokyo World.

My outfit:

Top – Pretty Little Thing

Trousers – Boohoo

Trainers – Adidas

Sunglasses – Amazon

This is the beginning of the Summer, now I just need to finish all of my college work. I am writing this post on my last day of the half term, while trying to write out everything I need to do this week. I have been really slacking on my blog but at the same time have been extremely busy this week. But I have many posts in my draft ready to go live.

The Daily Scrub that saved my life

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Neutrogena – Visible clear, pore and shine daily scrub

As I have said in a previous post, I went through a bit of a phase where I really want to have healthy skin and not wear too much make up on a daily basis. So on that day, I went into Tescos and came across a lot of cheap products. This one caught my eye as it only costed around £5 or less and smelt amazing. I love the taste and smell of lime so it is perfect for me.

I do not use this scrub everyday, although it is called a daily scrub, but I try and use it weekly. Most Sundays or Monday nights I try and have a bath to refresh myself for the whole week. I scrub this product all over my face and neck, until it goes a very light white colour. I then leave it on my face for a couple of minutes and wait for it to sink into my skin, then after I wash it all off with a hot flannel. This scrub actually opens up your pours and clears into your skin, so you have to make sure you moisturise afterwards to make sure no dirt gets inside. I normally use the Nivea Night Time cream as it is a thick cream and makes you feel refreshed before you go to bed.

So if you are looking for a cheap daily scrub I definitely recommend this one, it smells incredible and is very easy on your skin.

Links to buy the products:

http://www.neutrogena.co.uk/product/oily/visibly-clear-pore-shine-daily-scrub

https://www.nivea.co.uk/shop/daily-essentials-regenerating-night-cream-50ml-40058089969640045.html

A dreamy sunset restaurant

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The Globe, Faisaliah Tower restaurant, Saudi Arabia

These photos were taken from nearly 2 years ago in Saudi Arabia, when we went on holiday there to visit my dad. One of the evenings we spent in this restaurant and as you can see it was amazing. It is a huge, posh restaurant that you have to get an elevator up to as you travel through Falisaliah hotel. The restaurant itself is called The Globe. (http://www.alfaisaliahhotels.com/the-globe-restaurant-,dining_viewItem_41-en.html)

We decided to go when the sun was setting which made it a million times more special. Unfortunately I did not get many good quality photos but I am sure my dad will take us all there again soon.

My Blondies

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I do not really have much to say in this post as all I wanted to do was share such a cute picture of two of my closest friends. This was taken in The Weather spoons in Street, which is where I live. Jess (the girl on the left) goes the Aberyzwyth University so I do not see her as much as I would like, but she will be home just before Glastonbury Festival 2017. Immy (the girl on the left) lives in Street but I again do not see her as much as I would like just because we both have such different schedules.

If you follow me on instagram (em_ily_may) you would of already seen that I have uploaded one of these photos. I also have many more posts to share with you so keep posted and follow me via email.